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  1. #1821
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    I love a good knurl...
    Probably the best examples you could come across are by Starrett:

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    That’s it. That means I have to go figure out how to use the damned thing, now.

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    Don't apologize for the digression Jake - fascinating!
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    Well - it has to be registered as a motorcycle... Tecumseh power forever! Or maybe replace it with a Honda so it'll run for more than a week.

    No connection, etc.

    https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/...561474964.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Well - it has to be registered as a motorcycle... Tecumseh power forever! Or maybe replace it with a Honda so it'll run for more than a week.

    No connection, etc.

    https://syracuse.craigslist.org/mcy/...561474964.html

    That would be a fun scoot. so many cool things you could do with it.
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    Seems they had a 4HP electric version - with all of the batteries behind the driver. Bet it didn't handle very well...

    The heater in the gas versions was an oil cooler mounted in the cab.
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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post

    Now we're into Craig Vetter territory:

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    Now here is one I found at a local bike shop tucked way out in the back. Waiting for the owner to give up on it and if I can get it on the cheap it will be my next project.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cs View Post
    and if I can get it on the cheap it will be my next project.
    if?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    if?

    Cheap is relative on this. My target is $200 much more than that and they can keep it.

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    What is it Chad, Suzuki GS?
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    It is an old Honda and I think it is the 550Four but I haven't gotten much more of a look than that. It still hasn't been picked up by the owner and they haven't returned any of the shop's calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    What is it Chad, Suzuki GS?
    That would be my guess - that's a DOHC head - the seventies CB550 was a single cam engine - the later (nighthawk) 550 was twincam but had CV carbs.
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    I've been working on this one for a bit. It's a new build I've been sorting out. Put the first mile ever on it this afternoon.IMG_20221202_163454980.jpg[ATTACH=CONFIG]
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    That's a nice looking Harley!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    That's a nice looking Harley!
    Thank you Garret.

    My uncle built the bike about 15 years ago, and never finished it. Before he passed away he said that he wanted me to ride it. So I've spent the month after his passing working on this bike.
    It's a set of S& S engine cases, and bottom end rotating assembly. The heads are by Edelbrock. My uncle converted them to dual spark plugs, and soft swirled the combustion chambers. He also widened the rear wheel, modified the frame, and did lots of other trick stuff to the bike.

    It's an absolute beast. I had to be really careful on dry pavement to keep the rear wheel from spinning.

    I've got a little bit of tuning and tweaking left on it. But it was a really emotional and major milestone to ride that thing today.

    Special thanks to Canoeyawl for his encouragement and support while I've been plugging along on this.
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    It's a beauty!
    Glad to see it on the road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oysterhouse View Post
    Thank you Garret.

    My uncle built the bike about 15 years ago, and never finished it. Before he passed away he said that he wanted me to ride it. So I've spent the month after his passing working on this bike.
    It's a set of S& S engine cases, and bottom end rotating assembly. The heads are by Edelbrock. My uncle converted them to dual spark plugs, and soft swirled the combustion chambers. He also widened the rear wheel, modified the frame, and did lots of other trick stuff to the bike.

    It's an absolute beast. I had to be really careful on dry pavement to keep the rear wheel from spinning.

    I've got a little bit of tuning and tweaking left on it. But it was a really emotional and major milestone to ride that thing today.

    Special thanks to Canoeyawl for his encouragement and support while I've been plugging along on this.
    The screen seems to be getting a bit blurry for some reason. Good onya & glad to hear you got help from Jake. Well done sir.

    A friend put together an S&S in his Superglide & he said his first ride was "f'n scary". In fact, he died about a month ago - way too young (4 months older than me).

    ETA: He died of heart issues - not on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oysterhouse View Post
    I've been working on this one for a bit. It's a new build I've been sorting out. Put the first mile ever on it this afternoon.IMG_20221202_163454980.jpg[ATTACH=CONFIG]
    That is a harley I could love. be safe with her.
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    Nice bike! S&S make some nice stuff. I never knew anything about them until my son bought an S&S engined Evo. It goes very well.
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    And now for something - completely different.

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    10 second quarter mile wearing sneakers, jeans, a tshirt & a bicycle helmet. What could go wrong?

    Nice safety barriers too.
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    Okay I went ahead and picked this up for $200, heck I can probably part it out for more than that. According to the frame number this is a 1977 Suzuki GS750. Probably going to spend more money and time than it is worth but heck we like wooden boats and are used to just throwing money away, right? Waiting to get title in hand though before I dig into it much deeper. So the first picture is where we are and the second picture is my inspiration.





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    15 minutes with a rattle can & you'll be there Chad!

    More seriously - I can see the appeal.
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    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Reading the runes...

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    I realize this is a motorcycle thread, but it is winter here and the motorcycles are tucked away until spring. I have started using the snow machine again, and I find some similarities with riding a motorcycle, especially a dirt bike. Both require agility to quickly shift body position, weight and balance. I am still learning how to handle steep sidehill terrain effectively.



    Anyone else ride a snow machine in the off season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post

    I feel his pain.

    I drove through the Adirondacks one summer (August?) on my way to Vermont via the scenic route (follow the Blue Highways, man!) Drove through some sort of insect hatch around twilight. Bug guts so thick on the windshield that I couldn't really see, and the windshield wipers wouldn't cut it. Wound up having to use the ice scraper to get the windshield clean enough to see through.

    Can't imagine what that would be like on a motorbike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timber_cruiser View Post
    I realize this is a motorcycle thread, but it is winter here and the motorcycles are tucked away until spring. I have started using the snow machine again, and I find some similarities with riding a motorcycle, especially a dirt bike. Both require agility to quickly shift body position, weight and balance. I am still learning how to handle steep sidehill terrain effectively.

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    ^ Cool Indian motorcycle. I like the skis.

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    Nice bike and smart try but I doubt this was actually efficient, except on very packed snow.
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    Pretty rare bike, the 250 cc Indian Arrow
    Domestically produced, introduced in 1949 it was short lived and replaced by the rebadged Royal Enfield in 1955-56?

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    See: https://starklite.com/indian-motorcy...-indian-arrow/

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