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Old 04-07-2013, 11:48 PM   #3721
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Here is a real "airhead"






Nice work on the hub. I have a great looking Hoske for that /2/
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:18 AM   #3722
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/2.....

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Nice work on the hub. I have a great looking Hoske for that /2/
/2 what...

Are you thinking the tank is for a R51/2? R67/2? Or what is often used to describe the 55-69 Twins as /2? The rolling chassis in the pics is that of a pre-55 plunger. The engine case isn't a R51/2 as those are twin cam design.

Show a pick of the underside of the Hoske.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #3723
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New set of shoes, fresh coated exhaust and a good cleaning.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #3724
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Nice bike!

Some things are fine stubby, others... not so much!!!

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Nice bike there man... rode a cafe'd KZ1000 like that for about 6 years. Put thousands of miles on it and enjoyed many road trips.

For the record... stubby front fenders work just fine.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #3725
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Plenty of air

I don't see the 'head' part of the pic.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #3726
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/2 what...

Are you thinking the tank is for a R51/2? R67/2? Or what is often used to describe the 55-69 Twins as /2? The rolling chassis in the pics is that of a pre-55 plunger. The engine case isn't a R51/2 as those are twin cam design.

Show a pick of the underside of the Hoske.

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True. My project is a r51/3. 1954 when they went to a full width hub.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:04 PM   #3727
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I don't see the 'head' part of the pic.
That is in a box somewhere.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #3728
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steering head bearings R&R, coming together. PO had the harness routed above the crossbar.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:13 PM   #3729
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True. My project is a r51/3. 1954 when they went to a full width hub.
I noticed the full width hubs. Though that is not difficult to do as there just a spartan chassis so far going there to review. Anyway, the full width hubs are kool. I've always liked them as a preference over the early narrow asymmetrical hub design.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #3730
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steering head bearings R&R, coming together. PO had the harness routed above the crossbar.

Looking good. Did you clean your shop? It is looking rather tidy in there.

Use caution w/ those headlamp mirrors. The threads can spell disaster on wire insulation.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:41 AM   #3731
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Use caution w/ those headlamp mirrors. The threads can spell disaster on wire insulation.
Aye. They'll be gettin' protection.

As luck would have it, this is shop #2, 'the annex'.
Yes, both are in need of tidying.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:11 AM   #3732
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She's complete

I can't help myself, just had to post another photo of my PROJECT-S bike now that I've installed the side covers. TA-DA!



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Old 04-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #3733
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NICE.

There's just something about Black & Gold.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:31 AM   #3734
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Great looking bike.

It's hard to improve on the factory with these bikes when it comes to the functional cosmetic stuff. That look is refined and balanced and works in spades for actual riding. Any type of actual riding.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:02 PM   #3735
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