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    Re: 100/100/100/100 Ride tomorrow Weds 4/9

    Nobody will fault a rider from coming up with their own concoction for whatever reason, it's really about getting the old classics out of their dark caves and letting them see some sunlight.

    I...
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    Re: 100/100/100/100 Ride tomorrow Weds 4/9

    Does not have to EQUAL 100, just has to be AT LEAST 100...
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    Re: 100/100/100/100 Ride tomorrow Weds 4/9

    All you need to do is take a pillion along...
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    Re: 100/100/100/100 Ride tomorrow Weds 4/9

    4/9/19 (day 100 of 2019) We had quite a nice ride, albeit warm.


    Me (62) + the '70 Triumph Bonneville (49) = 111 Years total. My friend Marvin was on his '07 HD Sportster, so just riding along...
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    100/100/100/100 Ride tomorrow Weds 4/9

    Wednesday, April 9th - 100th day of the year - CHECK


    '70 Triumph Bonneville = 49 years old
    1957 vintage rider = + 62 years old
    Bike + Rider age = 111 years - CHECK
    (you young...
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    Re: 100/100/100/100 Ride in the spring

    Never mind the details, it's really all about getting our classic bikes out for some exercise instead of sitting under a sheet till we trailer them to a bike show.

    GET OUT AND RIDE 'EM, DON'T HIDE...
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    100/100/100/100 Ride in the spring

    I'm once again hoping and planning to make a 100/100/100/100 ride this spring:

    Over 100 years combined age of bike & rider
    61 (my age) + 44 (1975 Norton's age) = 105

    100th day of the year -...
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    Re: '76 KZ900 (ZRX1200R) Build

    Crikey, that's awfully nice.
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    Re: '76 KZ900 (ZRX1200R) Build

    I'm not sure I understand the difference between obtaining TDC with a dial indicator, and doing so with a piston stop, which must be manipulated using a less accurate means to set (than a degree...
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    Re: '76 KZ900 (ZRX1200R) Build

    Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) said it best... "Nothin's Easy"
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    Re: '76 KZ900 (ZRX1200R) Build

    Hey, I had a shifter just like that one!
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    Re: '76 KZ900 (ZRX1200R) Build

    Condensed version is good for all the ADD folks...
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    Re: Hot mess express ...

    "less heavy"

    hee hee

    Lay off the pizza & burgers for a week before you race and you'll be far "less heavy" than the difference between the wiring harnesses!
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    Re: "Old Enough" Yamaha TDM (Think: Tenere)

    Don't have to believe it, but the FIRST RIDE I TOOK was to head out on Hwy 59 and as soon as I cleared the sheriff's station hill, I pulled over waited for a long break in traffic, then hammered it...
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    Re: "Old Enough" Yamaha TDM (Think: Tenere)

    Yep, still have 20 and will sell off at least another half-dozen, maybe as many as a dozen depending on how the market is doing...
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    Re: "Old Enough" Yamaha TDM (Think: Tenere)

    With these tires, it not likely to ever see dirt...

    (but it could)
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    "Old Enough" Yamaha TDM (Think: Tenere)

    I personally think a bike should be at least 25 years old to be considered "old". Anyway, this is one of the latest bikes I picked up, in the midst of selling of EIGHTEEN bikes from my collection...
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    Re: A few of my latest projects

    This 1971 BMW R75/5 belonged to my late friend, Nacho, who passed away in May 2017. I had just picked the bike up from him a couple of months earlier, and the deal was that I would do a make-run on...
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    Re: Hot mess express ...

    I've only ever been on the 'Tail once, In my pickup, towing a small trailer with 3 bikes. I was apparently "purposely" mis-directed as to how to go home from picking 2 of the bikes up at the seller's...
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    Re: Hot mess express ...

    Ah, so.
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    Re: Hot mess express ...

    1. Nice project

    2. Very clean and neat

    3. How does a 3-in-1 expansion chamber work? Don't the individual exhaust pulses disrupt the proper expansion of the other 2? I had never heard of such a...
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    Re: '76 KZ900 (ZRX1200R) Build

    Call your CC company and change your billing address. You can probably do that online...
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    Re: '76 KZ900 (ZRX1200R) Build

    Never been there.

    Very cool stuff.

    It's amazing how once (I, or one) see a complex assembly being pictorially and narratively done well, it suddenly seems not only do-able, but easy.
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    Sticky: Re: 1100 vs. 1200 differences? SOMEBODY KICK IN!

    Somebody needs to go back to ChuckC's answer, quote it, then add each additional bit (there's a few on page 2) and compile all of these answers (the GOOD ones, not the green is faster type, however...
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    Re: A few of my latest projects

    Last one to go -

    1956 Triumph 6T Thunderbird 650 rat rod. Pretty striking before and after, I happened to have the complete front end on the shelf, and managed a straight trade of an old standard...
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