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Old 08-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #6856
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that is a beaut for sure.

I can't help but think you take a bike like that, with a very low maintenance enclosed chain, utilize the hondamatic engines from the 400/450's. It would be scooter that is not a scooter. Look like a proper bike but with the convenience of a scooter.

Those are just such nice bikes. I just can't see how we've made any real 'progress' on bike design in some areas.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #6857
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Cool2 Honda Sabre VF700S

Loved these back in the day so when I saw one on craigslist last summer with only 7K miles, I jumped on it.
V4, liquid cooled shaftie that runs like a scolded hound. The p.o. had painted it with a rattle can!

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I plan to do some light DS mod's for ADV Touring when I tear her down this winter.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #6858
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:45 AM   #6859
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That is beautiful
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:54 PM   #6860
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I saw an Excelsior Henderson just the other day:


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Old 08-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #6861
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I don't think I have posted these yet. One of these dapper fellows is my great uncle. The Excelsior is a 1914.



I am told these Eagles are super rare. (At least Matt Walksler has never seen one in person before!)



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Old 08-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #6862
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:34 AM   #6863
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Beautiful. and I'll be it sounds friggin bitchin with those pipes.

That is always a tense time, Looks so good you hate to dirty it up then again you just can't wait to get it out on the road and enjoy it.

Never understood how someone could restore an old bike then just let it sit as decoration. That would drive me insane. Part of the joy is to validate your skills and expertise by firing it up and bringing the old gal back to life.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:04 PM   #6864
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Just finished it.
Very impressive, well played my friend

Is there a build page?
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #6865
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~the stuff right there man..

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i can dig it baby.. catalina grand prix 2ol2
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #6866
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From the pic it looks like you dont have down tubes? Hard to tell? If the motor is used as a stressed member? Only one guy I know built those and he is Helmut Busack aka "Ham". I have seen a few pic's of his bikes.
Hey This is Ham Busack. Any questions for me. this looks like one of my babies but can't tell.Any more pics?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #6867
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here's a pic of the barn find...

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Man, those are some sweet machines! If my conversion ever sees the light of day again, I hope it's half as cool as those. If you had some detailed shots of the frame/engine support, I'd be interested to see as the way mine is bolted up isn't exactly confidence-inspiring.

Found sitting in a barn in Oklahoma for decades:

..just for you ham.. ~ nice bars too. ..curvy is all about the bars here of late..
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #6868
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my buddy's Duc w/ Alan Cathcart on board





and with him (the owner) on board

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #6869
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'66 T100SC Jack Pine Enduro

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #6870
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new find. 75 cb400f. one owner, 5000 miles. was a garage stash since 1988. spent a few hours cleaning it, dropped off in capable hands to get it back on the road.


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