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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by kallehof, Jul 25, 2011.
Dapper!!! very English, always nice to be out with other V twins.
Congratulations on getting your bike on the road. That first kick, or in your case "second" - Mr 2Kick, must have been quite the thrill. I'm wondering if you are going for a point worthy restoration or a rider? From the Cycle Electric Generator maybe a super nice rider. Hope you don't mind if I share a few restoration comments on your bike here as a way to share a few things I learned while building my 1937.
The back fender stay has a hole drilled for the chain guard rear mount. Also note from the ebay bike it has another hole in the stay between the chain guard and the fender. I'm not sure why this hole is there but it is. Also these holes are replicated on the left stay as well. Again not sure why they are there but they are.
I have Matt Blake fenders on my 37 chief. The raw material he uses for the stays have a squared off edge. All of the Original stays I've seen have a slight radius on the edge of the stay. So on my bike I knocked off the edge with a scotch brite pad.
San Francisco, CA