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Old 09-28-2010, 12:31 PM   #46
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A Cautionary Tale

Handle the Hi/Lo/Horn switch with the utmost of care. The little bugger is $200 to replace. There is a rather complicated contraption inside the housing mounted on a phenolic? plate. It's the plate that finally comes undone. The hot wire (white) to the headlight bucket/main switch goes to ground, thus burning and melting the entire left handlebar harness and who knows what else!!!! {wirewrker is already smacking his lips...but makes a very reasonably priced replacement harness....}
I personally think it was the cause for my generator failure, but thats another story.
And the moral is!
If it works, don't fix it.
If it works, don't even use it!! Leave the high/lo on high. You won't be riding after dark after witnessing the blazing lumens of that 35 watt headlight anyway!
Don't use the horn button. That's the part that pushes against the "plate", and eventually rips it asunder!
Think of it as a decoration.....made of unobtainium!!!
I'll send pictures of how I know these things
First: The dear departed plate...the teeny thing only lasted 45 years!!!!!!!!

Unt!: Ze very complicated flippenzeswitcher!

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:48 PM   #47
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Now....let's talk about that rusty 6.5 gal tank.....
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:00 PM   #48
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flippenzeswitcher!


I hope that's its real name.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:54 AM   #49
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Blue Moon Cycle sells repop euro bars for $39.....
But what're you gonna do with all that extra cable????
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:48 PM   #50
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Get the Flanders sidecar bars. They are about $100. The euro bars are not wide enough.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:44 PM   #51
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might i ask where you found these listed? where does one typically look for rides such as these? they look like they would be fun projects
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:04 PM   #52
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I found these through a wanted ad I placed on ibmwr.org.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:17 PM   #53
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:03 PM   #54
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Ok, now comes the "fun" part. Obtaining a title.

I bought them from a guy who got them from Oklahoma. He did a VIN/title search through OK and it came back clear.

I took this to the license bureau today while I was doing other business and just asked about the steps necessary to obtaining a title. I was told to go to the Circuit Court Clerk.

I called the Circiut Court Clerk, and the b*tch was absolutely unfriendly and unhelpful. All I got out of it was that I need a "declatory judgement." To get this, I'd need a lawyer. I called a lawyer, and he wants "$1000-$1500"!!!!

$1500 for a piece of paper? If that's the case, I'll just take the plate off my R90 and put it on the sidecar rig.

So, anyone in Old's Cool actually title a vehicle purchased without a title? Specifically, in Missouri?
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:50 PM   #55
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Did you show her your flippenzeswitcher! That'd put her in her place.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:53 PM   #56
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Ok, now comes the "fun" part. Obtaining a title.

So, anyone in Old's Cool actually title a vehicle purchased without a title? Specifically, in Missouri?

I don't but based on what I read in another thread you may want to hook up with someone in Alabama. It's supposedly pretty easy there.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:57 PM   #57
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Did you show her your flippenzeswitcher! That'd put her in her place.
No, but I honestly don't think she, or the lady at the Department of Revenue (license bureau) actually knew what they were talking about. I'm pretty sure they both just gave me some canned response just trying to get me to give up and go away. "If the bike's actually worth something, it might be worth pursuing, otherwise..." She actually said.

I was asking for help, and she concluded that they have no information or help for this process; the process doesn't exist. I asked about something online. Nope. She told me to search the internet. I said "Well, sure, I guess I'll search online for something that doesn't exist. Thanks!"

I might just go to the DoR in Rolla (smaller town) instead of St Charles as they seem a lot nicer and more willing to help people out... so far.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:19 PM   #58
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No, but I honestly don't think she, or the lady at the Department of Revenue (license bureau) actually knew what they were talking about. I'm pretty sure they both just gave me some canned response just trying to get me to give up and go away. "If the bike's actually worth something, it might be worth pursuing, otherwise..." She actually said.

I was asking for help, and she concluded that they have no information or help for this process; the process doesn't exist. I asked about something online. Nope. She told me to search the internet. I said "Well, sure, I guess I'll search online for something that doesn't exist. Thanks!"

I might just go to the DoR in Rolla (smaller town) instead of St Charles as they seem a lot nicer and more willing to help people out... so far.
Good call there.

I can't speak to the specifics of the MO sitch, but what I've found is that every DMV or DoR or whatever office that I've dealt with has one person who is THE GUY (GAL) WHO KNOWS STUFF OR WHO CAN MAKE SHIT HAPPEN, and when you find that person you keep track of him for all your future squidgy transactions. You're dealing with THE GUY's polar opposite, the "rather not deal with this squidgy transaction" obstructionist.

Your prince(ss) is out there, you've just got to find him (her).
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:36 PM   #59
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Good call there.
Yeah, since I live on Rolla for school, I can at least have a little weight at that DoR. Both towns are home of the county court. A town of 18,000 in a county of 42,000 vs a town of 66,000 in a county of 355,000.

I'll stop by there next week.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:33 PM   #60
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So, I bought some WD40 and scotchbrite today.

Little dab here, little spray there, rub, rub. Hey, these cheesy ape hangers sure are cleaning up..

Eh, screw it. Sprayed the whole bike down with WD40.

Ok, I must be an idiot. I can't get the locking gas cap off the sport tank (VW rig) and I can't get the key out of the sidecar rig (I got it stuck half in, half out.)
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