looky what i found. hint, its purple.

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by bringenufgun, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. RodT

    RodT Been here awhile

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    you are truely a master-craftsman, Looks GREAT!!!!!:clap
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  2. RickBrett

    RickBrett Adventurer

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    I thank you gentlemen for your kind comments, And whilst I would LOVE to say "this is all my own work" . . . It isn't :huh My Pal Steve did a massive amount of work on this project (under my guidence :D)
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  3. RickBrett

    RickBrett Adventurer

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    So today is the big day, I dropped the bike off with it's new owner, I don't really care if we lost money or even made a little on the sale - what is absolutely priceless is that the new owner was over the moon with the bike ! :clap . . If I had the money, I would buy it back from him - it is simply STUNNING!
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  4. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I have an original 72 that my brother bought new. Rode it for about 5 yrs and lost interest and stuck it in a friends basement. He died in 81 and I took ownership and basically stuck it in my basement where it still resides. 6K or so on it and pretty nice. The only thing changed are the handlegrips and the fr forks were swapped left to right to place the caliper on the backside of the forkleg.I keep talkin about gettin it out and riding it to a vintage met but it never happens. I've had many H1s and H2s most with pipes and don't really miss anything but the sound. Oh what beautiful music when on the pipe.
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  5. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    So Rick, what's the next project?:evil
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  6. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    It's always great to read someone post something like this.
    Thanks for resuscitating that triple, a worthy bike for such extreme efforts!
    Very well done!
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  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Well Hell,as long as were admitting to being human here,I recently bought a 74 XS650 in dirty shape for 100.00,washed it and sold it for 1200.00 in a week.
    The guy who drove 4 hours to get it was thrilled,I knew I wasnt going to spend the time/money to bring it back again.
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  8. RickBrett

    RickBrett Adventurer

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    ALWAYS a glutton for punishment, we have 3 H2's on the go . . . and this: A VERY Early '69 H1 :D
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  9. RickBrett

    RickBrett Adventurer

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    Sooooooo . . . 4 Months later and the "Axe Murdered" bike is finished :clap
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  10. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Rick, you've done it again, another beautiful bike. I've been working on my Stinger for many months and I'm pretty sick of cleaning, scrubbing and painting parts that don't look nearly nice enough to be a 50ft. show bike.:rofl I :clap anyone that has the talent and patience to do any type of restoration.
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