before and after

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by mtiberio, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. mtiberio

    mtiberio Adventurer

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    Oct 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    88
    BEFORE:

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    AFTER:
    (and before you give me grief for the look of the bike, that tank and saddle came with the bike in a box)

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  2. WooPig

    WooPig Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    549
    Location:
    ArkLaTex
    Well done! Looks like the artwork is in good condition too. I think it'd be fun to just leave it that way.
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  3. Pigford

    Pigford British

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    995
    Location:
    North Dorset, UK
    Nice bike - but no excuse for not taking a grinder to the chrome grab rail :deal
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  4. mtiberio

    mtiberio Adventurer

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    Oct 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    88
    Actually I do have to take responsibility for that. I added it to the solo saddle.
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  5. Geoff

    Geoff Long timer

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    Oct 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,143
    Location:
    Illinois
    What's with the gauges? Doesn't look like the correct cluster for the bike.
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  6. mtiberio

    mtiberio Adventurer

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    Oct 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    88
    that is the stock instrument cluster for all Converts. I mounted it on the rear most handlebar clamp bolts, which pulled it back an inch or so. Looks much more integrated...
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  7. F_Sahms

    F_Sahms mostly paved

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    Mar 18, 2012
    Oddometer:
    379
    Love the Mikunis. (or Chikunis?)
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  8. mtiberio

    mtiberio Adventurer

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    Oct 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    88
    Chinese Keihin PWKs on Amal manifolds...
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  9. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,919
    Location:
    Hewitt,New Jerseystan, OBAMANATION
    In 1975 my Dad and I toured all through Europe, into the Arctic circle on a Convert. We were the first Americans to even lay an eye on one, Joe & Mike Berliner hadn't even seen one before us!!!!!! We had (GASP) electrical problems throughout the trip, along with BIG brake problems. I say BIG, because with not being able to even downshift to slow down...................:eek2

    All in all, ours was a POS!
    BTW, Pop was a dealer for all things European with 2 wheels.

    Chris
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  10. mtiberio

    mtiberio Adventurer

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    88