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Old 10-24-2011, 04:27 PM
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Hi Happy,

I would love to ride with you guys, it sounds like a lot of fun! I'm off from work on the weekends however; often times I have to help my wife with her business on the weekends. Just let me know when you guys ride at the Lake and I can try to make arrangement to meet you out there.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:55 PM
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Check the forecast saturday or sunday next week and after. If it is good, I will probably be riding in the morning, and anyone else is welcome to join us. Just message Friday or sooner to make plans.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:41 PM
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"It was a 1966 Bonneville parking light" looks like something out of War of the Worlds?
as my wife put it!
Be honest please like it or not?
Definitely unique, just looks a little ET'ish But it goes good with your horn/mirror setup.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:56 PM
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I like it! Suits the bike real well. I have been looking for an appropriate housing for my headlight, and it looks like you have found the perfect one for your bike.

On a side note, I had my first night ride today..it was short, just a proving run, but boy was it fun! I gotta tweak my lights a little, but I think they will be fine when I am done...provided I can find a suitable hosing, LOL

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Thats one tough looking bike m8 I mean if it were me Id leave the tank where it is. I just think it would look naked with out it there wouldn't it? Can you tell me if this head light
"It was a 1966 Bonneville parking light" looks like something out of War of the Worlds?
as my wife put it!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:01 PM
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Thats one tough looking bike m8 I mean if it were me Id leave the tank where it is. I just think it would look naked with out it there wouldn't it? Can you tell me if this head light
"It was a 1966 Bonneville parking light" looks like something out of War of the Worlds?
as my wife put it!
Be honest please like it or not?
I like it where you have it....it's the whole package that works...


I like this tank way better...





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Old 10-25-2011, 01:16 AM
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I think the big wide light looks good on that bike.

http://motorbicycling.com/f42/hcs-cu...oad-34550.html

Today, I drilled 2 holes in my Dax drive-channel for 3/8 carriage bolts and hardware, and an interchangeable 12" x 6" x 6" Sterilite box, and a milk crate I found on the highway.

The handy box is for maps, snacks, camera, tubes and small tools. The crate is for a diaper bag or a jug of milk and a loaf of bread.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:29 AM
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CT, sounds like you have really nice scenery to ride with up there. Where I live it's your typical American suburb, nothing but neighborhoods and pavements.
It sounds like you guys mostly ride on the road, I mostly ride on sidewalks. I enjoy riding at night time when there are less joggers. Motorist here are very impatient, they don't want to stop or slow down for bicyclist or MB. This is the big reason why I try to stay away from the roads. Getting hit by a car doing 45mph will hurt like HeII!
There are some good places we can get to with the motors and the pedal around. They're not happy with motorized bikes used under power in the parks, and I'm cool with that, the right side's still got all 21 speeds on my bike. There are a lot of good on-road bike routes here, but there are places where you shut down and take to the sidewalk if you like living. There are a lot of bad drivers here, but I used to drive for a living for a long time (city courier) so I've had a lot of practice at staying out of the path of them.

Anyway, on topic now ... today I did the trip to work and back. The I think the motor's nicely broken in now, the sound of it and the idle have... changed, subtly. I'm not sure how else to describe it. It starts in a heartbeat cold, purrs like a kitten idling along (with no throttle, about 28-30kph/17-18 mph), and wails like a banshee when it's warmed up if I wind it out (topped out at 68 kph/42 mph before the speedo overloaded went permanently squirrely). It runs very happily around traffic speed, which is usually what I'm looking for.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:12 AM
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added a tool bag to the front fork....and under seat.
working on a design for a brake light...
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:34 PM
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I got my wife to ride it! (epic win) I had to put the old post and seat guts on, to get the seat way down. I had to adjust the brake and change tires (using front wheel on mtb to test out Amerityre). She liked it. http://youtu.be/-QiH45ereHI
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:55 PM
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In the past few days I disassembled my 4 year olds bike, rebuilt the bottom bracket, stripped the frame to bare metal, 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of Ford Blue engine paint. Today I put it back together and the kid is thrilled. Not really motorized bike related other than it was practice for my build which starts when The parts arrive tomorrow....
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