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Old 07-07-2007, 07:21 PM   #61
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Yes those are the S. Meyer valve covers, they do look good.
I sure agree. Yea $85 is an outrageous price for new oem, but I thought maybe you found a pair in a box, or helped a friend move a body or something


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Old 07-07-2007, 11:16 PM   #62
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Yes those are the S. Meyer valve covers, (sorry I didn'y answer your previous question poolside) they do look good. There is a very small mark on each one where it was probably removed from the casting. overall I think they are worth the money. I have another friend locally who needed some and we split the shipping on 2 pair.
The end studs are a bit short if you wind them to the bottom of the holes fwiw.

Mike

that's it! i'm getting a pair! they came with end studs, free?
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:13 AM   #63
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The bike's coming along great!

One thing I'd like to mention on the pin striping and hopefully if it's not done yet you could alter the line a bit: Along the lower edge of the tank the stripe runs at two different levels - higher in the knee cut out region to line up with the seat cowl as you have done. But, it runs level, not angling up. What that means is that the stripe angles much sharper from the lower section to the upper (where the tank becomes thinner) and then levels out to run like a straight shot through to the back of the seat cowl.

Hope I don't sound nit-picky because it is a nit picky-thing, but that's how they're done stock (not that I think stock is always the way to go or always best) but because I do think it looks best that way.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:34 PM   #64
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Christmas in July !

Well it almost feels like Christmas, except for the heat. I received an email from David the painter last friday evening late. I called him Saturday and made the hour drive to his shop (after stopping at the bank) I was delighted to see my parts done better than I had ever imagined, it really pays to pay someone who know what he's doing with a paint gun.





My picture taking skills are fair to poor so bear with these until I can get some help in the photo department.





Pay no attention to the crappy looking exhaust header pipes that will not remain on the bike.




Don't look at the tear in the seat cover that is yet to be replaced.









I have the S fairing painted but the windscreen hasn't made it here yet. I put the rest of the bike together this weekend to see how things fit.
Took it around the neighborhood a few times, then to the gas station.
This evening I slapped one of the old mirrors on it and went for a 50 mile shake down run.
Now I remember how much I loved my old airhead.:grinner What a sweet machine this thing is ! It is still a ways from being finished so I'll keep the updates coming here.

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Old 07-23-2007, 07:48 PM   #65
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That bike looks great.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:36 PM   #66
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Beautiful.

I hope your front brake lines have a covering on them to keep from scuffing your fender
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:33 PM   #67
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Love the color. Sweet ride.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:03 AM   #68
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:19 AM   #69
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How did you clean up the engine case?
Did you use this bead blast cabinet you have spoken about?

The engine looks brighter and better than new.

I really need to do that to an old /5 I have.

You're bike looks great.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:26 AM   #70
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You're going to have to get new SS headers now Mike!
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:36 PM   #71
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That bike looks great.
Thanks Philip, still a little ways to go.


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Beautiful.

I hope your front brake lines have a covering on them to keep from scuffing your fender
Yes they have the plastic coating, Thanks.

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Love the color. Sweet ride.
Thanks Sparky

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I'm still not done with mine yet.

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How did you clean up the engine case?
Did you use this bead blast cabinet you have spoken about?

The engine looks brighter and better than new.

I really need to do that to an old /5 I have.

You're bike looks great.
I will have to give Farmer Fred credit for the cases and aluminum. He turned me on to a product made by Eagle One, Etching Mag Wheel Cleaner. Spray it on and work in with a nylon brush or scotchbrite pad and rinse, repeat as needed.

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You're going to have to get new SS headers now Mike!
Well chrome maybe, I don't know about the stainless.

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:10 PM   #72
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sweet!
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:54 PM   #73
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thats a pure beauty, congrats
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:27 PM   #74
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That machine is mighty pleasing to the eye.

Are you going all the way to a concours-level bike? It sure looks like you are on your way.


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Old 07-29-2007, 11:31 AM   #75
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That machine is mighty pleasing to the eye.

Are you going all the way to a concours-level bike? It sure looks like you are on your way.

No concours bike for me. I just wanted to build a nice clean old bike that I could take out and ride and enjoy.

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