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Old 10-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #2236
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Does anyone know what is going on in the area that used to be the airbox? Is that some sort of custom fabricated cover or...?
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:12 PM   #2237
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Beautifully built airheads

Info too please if possible. I would like to know the rim/wheel set up on this slick RS. Looks like a late model front end too.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #2238
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I'm curious, how the kickstart works with the shifter linkage set back like that? Both beautiful bikes, like the reverse (monolever era) forks on the RS.....
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:46 PM   #2239
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I'm curious, how the kickstart works with the shifter linkage set back like that? Both beautiful bikes, like the reverse (monolever era) forks on the RS.....
Being a later model engine mated to a /2 gearbox I assume that it has a starter motor making the kick starter redundant. Clearly you could not use it as set up. In an emergency you may be able to remove the shifter rod but I suspect that it would be near impossible to kick start a later model High Compression motor using a /2 gearbox kick starter.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:18 PM   #2240
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Being a later model engine mated to a /2 gearbox I assume that it has a starter motor making the kick starter redundant. Clearly you could not use it as set up. In an emergency you may be able to remove the shifter rod but I suspect that it would be near impossible to kick start a later model High Compression motor using a /2 gearbox kick starter.
Well I did assume he had a starter motor too - but would like to know if he could use it in an emergency.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:56 AM   #2241
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reverse (monolever era) forks on the RS.....
Most probably R100R/R80R/Mystic forks. Different internals I believe, but the lower castings look the same. You can tell for sure by the fork oil drain plug - facing the front means they’ve been reversed!
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:32 AM   #2242
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:23 AM   #2243
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new tires, steering stem bearings, carb rebuild, master cylinder rebuild, odyssey battery,fluids changed, valves adjusted, plus more i can't remember right now. been doing a little more detailing since these pics.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:29 AM   #2244
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But you can take credit for the execution!
I guess so. She sure does look purdy. Typically the bad weathers just hit so I'm riding in the wind and wet but what the hell?



Love the engine. She really does go well.

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Old 10-08-2011, 07:48 AM   #2245
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"Discover the Excellence?" Couldn't they think of anything better to say?

"Welcome to Oklahoma, the ______ state."
"Welcome to Oklahoma, home of the _____."

"Discover the Excellence" sounds like generic corporate motivational propaganda, the kind of BS that motivational speakers wearing little headset microphones spew out in airport motel convention rooms. Oklahoma is one of 3 states I haven't been to and it looks like it might stay that way for a while longer now.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:30 AM   #2246
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"Discover the Excellence?" Couldn't they think of anything better to say?

Pfft. You engineers have so much to learn about masterful marketing.

Having read that I'm packing my bags for OK right now.

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Old 10-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #2247
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Pfft. You engineers have so much to learn about masterful marketing.
You're right. They really should add a good stock photo to complete that sign:

OKLAHOMA


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Old 10-09-2011, 09:11 PM   #2248
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #2249
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Nice photo, VERY nice bike!
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