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Old 09-27-2010, 04:14 PM   #31
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it should kick easier than a /2, as they had minimal compression (7.5ish).
Hmm. I got it to turn over on the trailer, but now, I can't.

Man, something feels familiar...

From my R90 thread:

[insert harp fade-away music here]

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I am pretty sure I could turn 'er over with the kick start. So, I try the kick start. It's not going ANYWHERE. Damn it. So, I pull the clutch and try the starter button. Now it's just bogging down instead of crackalacking. It's still not turning over. So, I pull the clutch and the kickstarter can swing down now, too.. but that doesn't turn it over
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:16 PM   #32
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you have to get one of them running just so you can have an action shot of you riding with those crazy handlebars.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:20 PM   #33
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Well, if you say so..

They're so rusty, I think I'm just going to sand them and rattle can them black.. until I get some proper low bars.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:39 PM   #34
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Hey, I had those same handlebars on my stringray back in the 60s.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:15 PM   #35
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Ooh, Wixom lowers!

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I got a set of those..

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Old 09-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #36
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Those switches look exactly like the ones on my 1960 R50. High beam and horn on the left switch. Turn signal on the right.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #37
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Thanks for that picture, mate!

I was wondering what it'd look like mounted.

Now, to decide if I want to keep the fairing stuff..
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:46 PM   #38
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Now, to decide if I want to keep the fairing stuff..
that should take about 0.0145 seconds. "NANA nana nana nana NANA nana nana nana ... BATMAN"


If that hi/low switch on the throttle side still works, they are BIG $$. The repops are even big $$. You can put the black (i think they're called batwing style) on both sides if you like.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:20 PM   #39
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The Wixom lowers amplify the valve noise a bit, I don't mind.

And yeah, we call it the Bat Bike....
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:10 PM   #40
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Sweet project bikes. Let the build threads begin.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:24 PM   #41
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That fairing is epic!
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #42
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The Wixom lowers amplify the valve noise a bit, I don't mind.

And yeah, we call it the Bat Bike....

THat's the name that came to me!
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #43
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i actually like the bars on the sidecar rig (at least in this pic).
the conversion is very cool. if i had money to piss away i'd beg you to sell it.


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Old 09-28-2010, 08:15 AM   #44
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i actually like the bars on the sidecar rig (at least in this pic).
In some respects, they aren't that bad. Kinda funky, kinda cool.. but, contrary to my screen name, I am not very crazy. Hell, I'm not even out-going. I might just be a lame-o and get the low bars, mirrors, and signals, like:



My (female) roommate came out of the house yesterday while I was sitting on the conversion making engine sounds to myself. "What are you doing?!" "Oh, nothing.." She shook her head and waked away. "Do you approve yet?" I asked. "No, I'm just done disapproving." She walked over to the sidecar rig and said, "Can I have dis?"

I've been told the sidecar is a chick magnet.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:57 AM   #45
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at least you're honest.
beware of female roommates. i married mine, and that sounds exactly like a conversation we've had many times.

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In some respects, they aren't that bad. Kinda funky, kinda cool.. but, contrary to my screen name, I am not very crazy. Hell, I'm not even out-going. I might just be a lame-o and get the low bars, mirrors, and signals, like:



My (female) roommate came out of the house yesterday while I was sitting on the conversion making engine sounds to myself. "What are you doing?!" "Oh, nothing.." She shook her head and waked away. "Do you approve yet?" I asked. "No, I'm just done disapproving." She walked over to the sidecar rig and said, "Can I have dis?"

I've been told the sidecar is a chick magnet.
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