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Old 12-05-2009, 05:24 PM   #751
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:45 PM   #752
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Nice shots, Dave.


I took my old R90 out today for a 200-miler to get some parts at Ozzie's. It sure loves this cold air, and purred like a big cat the whole way. Of course, I didn't take any pics, as there's no point in doing so when your bike shows up.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #753
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So it was decision time. Restore or just make it function? How far to go with a restoration?

I'll be honest. I like machines that have some marks on them. Like chairs that show the wear of the feet of people that sat in them, I like my bikes to be ridden and to keep their stories with them.

Should I wipe all the stories? Or should I just make it look decent enough? What would Greg have done to this bike? Full restoration? Pretty daily rider? I have no idea. So what I've decided to do is make this bike a pretty daily rider. It won't be outfitted to ride to Alaska or Key West. It'll be ready to ride anywhere I feel like riding it, which probably won't be far.

I just like riding it.

So it's going to get new paint, the frame cleaned up, the wheels cleaned up, the miscellaneous bits on the front end cleaned up and fixed, some new bits and it'll be ready for a ride.

I think the FNG, which is the only way I knew McQuide, would be happy with what you've done.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:38 PM   #754
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I think the FNG, which is the only way I knew McQuide, would be happy with what you've done.

Thank you. That's what we called him and Jim. I tried to get FNG for a plate, but the state of Cal wasn't into it.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:40 PM   #755
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Thank you. That's what we called him and Jim. I tried to get FNG for a plate, but the state of Cal wasn't into it.
One of these years I'm going to try FYYFF here in Michigan.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:28 PM   #756
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Just because this thing is so beautiful an sweet looking !!

I had to bring it up for another round of viewing . Very nice handiwork here .
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:54 PM   #757
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Aw, thank you. It's a treat to ride.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:15 AM   #758
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great read!

Thanks for bringing it back up! I wasn't around for the first go round.
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