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Old 11-22-2012, 09:03 PM   #76
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You know, my brother has the SWB version of my bike and I actually get a little uneasy with it. The seat and euro bars have me feeling like I'm hovering or looming over the bike and for some reason it feels a bit squirrely in anything that's not a corner. Might just be because I'm so use to the r90 feeling like its almost on rails.

I'll find a putty knife and some too gone tomorrow!
That's cause you have to talk sweet to her to get her to perform the way you want her to
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #77
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Tires are here. Want to keep everything stock, original and period correct on this bike so I went with Dunlop K70 tires. Seriously the best looking, modern compound, vintage looking tires I've seen. I hear they aren't shabby on the gravel roads too

I ordered these for my 72 SWB and we installed on the same day. I've fallen in love with these tires in the curves. Really good rubber, highly recommended, esp for the price
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #78
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I'm going to have a huge update here soon. Close to running now.

What do you guys think of Sito mufflers? They seem to be close as stock as possible. How's the quality?
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #79
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Watching with interest. I also bought a '73 R75/5, in similar condition. I have got the tank relined, I used aircraft grade paint stripper and put a chain in the tank, and we put it on a rotating table my buddy Wes built. Could not have done without his help, he is mentoring me on this project as this is my first vintage machine. Loving it. Saturday is my test ride to see what's next, pretty excited.

Looking at your gas tank pictures of the inside, I am glad I'm done relining that thing. What a PAIN it was.

I'm researching suspension now...

See you out and about!
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #80
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Wes is a good friend of mine ;)
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:18 AM   #81
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Have you seen the shirts I drew for him? One is a toaster bike. One is of Rachel's bike. I am sure our paths will cross at some point. I'll be up there wrenching all day Saturday. I'll tell him you said hi.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:28 AM   #82
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I have both of them, and the mug and the rag haha. Take that Moto Morini from him, if it's still in the shop. He knows I want it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #83
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Yeah the MM is sweet. Glad you're getting some enjoyment outta my drawings lol.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming!
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:06 PM   #84
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The r75 is super close to the first start up. The last order of parts is on it's way. I've been mega busy.
Finally paved a ramp to the basement for the bikes:


Rescued another golden retriever from the side of the road. It's A LOT like restoring a motorcycle....looots of money and looots of love. He's also the most amazing shop dog.



Tank is done






You guys saw the before pic of the tank. 15 years full to the brim with gas. It looked like the iron giant's butthole. Vinegar is amazing stuff :)
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:24 AM   #85
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Put 200 miles on it this weekend. I should probably get the headlight working. The h4 one I have doesn't fit, it has 3 tabs around it that are in the way (probably from a later bike).
Anyone have a spare turn signal laying around that they want to sell (just one, aluminum body with no reflector on the side)

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #86
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We'll assume you didn't do it in the dark.

Well done Blaine. Lookin' GOOD!
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #87
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Put 200 miles on it this weekend. I should probably get the headlight working. The h4 one I have doesn't fit, it has 3 tabs around it that are in the way (probably from a later bike).
Anyone have a spare turn signal laying around that they want to sell (just one, aluminum body with no reflector on the side)

She looks ashamed that she doesn't have a headlight. Like a character out of Brave little toaster movie.
But really, great work. The Hale bros now ride matching toasters
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #88
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The Hale bros now ride matching toasters
Something like this?


Just kidding!
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #89
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^ Oh, that's so funny. I clearly remember looking through the guiness book of world records as a kid and laughing my head off at that picture. And then there was the picture of that Indian guy with the worlds longest fingernails. I bet a bunch of you all know just the picture I'm speaking of.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #90
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^ Oh, that's so funny. I clearly remember looking through the guiness book of world records as a kid and laughing my head off at that picture. And then there was the picture of that Indian guy with the worlds longest fingernails. I bet a bunch of you all know just the picture I'm speaking of.
Yeah.It was sorta kinda really gross to me.
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