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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby grandpaul » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:52 am

lcrken wrote:Actually, that thought crossed my mind, but I'd have to build a custom featherbed to fit. It's a really large engine! No way I could fit it into a normal FB.

Why not order a "Longline" Fetherbed from a custom builder.
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby lcrken » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:25 am

grandpaul wrote:
lcrken wrote:Actually, that thought crossed my mind, but I'd have to build a custom featherbed to fit. It's a really large engine! No way I could fit it into a normal FB.

Why not order a "Longline" Fetherbed from a custom builder.


It would have to be both longer and taller to fit this engine. I'll take some measurements and compare to the FB space, just out of curiosity. After all, these engines are commonly available on eBay for $1000 or so. If I really wanted to build one, the smart way would be to sell this one for $4000 or so, and use that money to buy an engine and build a frame. I have to keep reminding myself not to start any more new projects until I finish the ones I already have.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby grandpaul » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:49 am

lcrken wrote:If I really wanted to build one, the smart way would be to sell this one for $4000 or so, and use that money to buy an engine and build a frame.

You could always trade straight up...
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby Fast Eddie » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:57 am

lcrken wrote:
grandpaul wrote:
lcrken wrote:Actually, that thought crossed my mind, but I'd have to build a custom featherbed to fit. It's a really large engine! No way I could fit it into a normal FB.

Why not order a "Longline" Fetherbed from a custom builder.


It would have to be both longer and taller to fit this engine. I'll take some measurements and compare to the FB space, just out of curiosity. After all, these engines are commonly available on eBay for $1000 or so. If I really wanted to build one, the smart way would be to sell this one for $4000 or so, and use that money to buy an engine and build a frame. I have to keep reminding myself not to start any more new projects until I finish the ones I already have.

Ken


Simple Ken. Off load some unfinished projects.

PM me and let me know when to come and pick up the 1007 project that's cluttering the place up...
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby lcrken » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:24 am

Now why didn't I think of that, Nigel? So kind of you to offer to help. I have been making some progress on the 1007, but haven't posted anything for a while. Expect some more progress reports when I get back in town next week.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby grandpaul » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:49 pm

Here's something else I just had my first short ride on, but looking forward to enjoying fall/winter riding on-

1969 BSA A65, Actually a Firebird, but "dressed" as a Lightning (yes, I know the front brake is '68).

Took it as partial payment for the Norton MkIII restoration I'm doing for Rick. Just got it running without much fuss after it sat for 3 years.

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Killed all the mosquitoes in my neighborhood when it lit off, even though I drained the sump. Cleared up pretty quickly, though.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby MS850 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:29 am

grandpaul wrote:Here's something else I just had my first short ride on, but looking forward to enjoying fall/winter riding on-

1969 BSA A65, Actually a Firebird, but "dressed" as a Lightning (yes, I know the front brake is '68).

Took it as partial payment for the Norton MkIII restoration I'm doing for Rick. Just got it running without much fuss after it sat for 3 years.

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Killed all the mosquitoes in my neighborhood when it lit off, even though I drained the sump. Cleared up pretty quickly, though.

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Damn thats nice, thats it Im selling my house and buying more bikes.
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Ill just live in van down by the river. :D
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby Peter R » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:52 am

Here's a pic of my freshly restored Benelli 250 sport special.

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby grandpaul » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:03 am

Peter R wrote:Here's a pic of my freshly restored Benelli 250 sport special.

Fantastic restoration of a classic roundhead.
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby MS850 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:48 am

Peter R wrote:Here's a pic of my freshly restored Benelli 250 sport special.

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Gorgeous bike, nice work, was it hard finding parts,
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby Peter R » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:34 am

MS850 wrote:
Peter R wrote:Gorgeous bike, nice work, was it hard finding parts,


Grand P and Mark, thanks for the compliments. Finding parts for these little Italian bikes is not straightforward indeed, there are a few part suppliers in Germany, but they do not have everything in stock, I have also foud some parts in Italy, England, and the USA via fleabay. Here in the Netherlands nothing is available for these bikes. It was my fist non-british bike resto, and I realize now that we are spoiled for choice when it comes to Norton and other British brands.
This said, the restoration was a lot of fun, I loved doing this resto job, the hunt for parts brought my wife and me even on a trip to Italy ! As result, my wife now looks forward to my next Italian resto project, so she can join me on the next holiday/parts hunt trip to Italy. Is'nt that terriffic ?
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby MS850 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:02 am

Peter R wrote:
MS850 wrote:
Peter R wrote:Gorgeous bike, nice work, was it hard finding parts,


Grand P and Mark, thanks for the compliments. Finding parts for these little Italian bikes is not straightforward indeed, there are a few part suppliers in Germany, but they do not have everything in stock, I have also foud some parts in Italy, England, and the USA via fleabay. Here in the Netherlands nothing is available for these bikes. It was my fist non-british bike resto, and I realize now that we are spoiled for choice when it comes to Norton and other British brands.
This said, the restoration was a lot of fun, I loved doing this resto job, the hunt for parts brought my wife and me even on a trip to Italy ! As result, my wife now looks forward to my next Italian resto project, so she can join me on the next holiday/parts hunt trip to Italy. Is'nt that terriffic ?

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Great story, boy your right on finding Norton parts, it's like a kid in a candy store.
Even the parts for hondas I restored weren't as easy to find.
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby bentrod » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:40 am

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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby Danno » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:48 pm

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Love the old Sporty, as well as the 850. I rmember seeing them with shouldered alloys from the factory back then.
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Re: Show your other bike(s) - What else do you ride?

Postby MS850 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:14 am

My stepsons new ride, trying to talk him out of it.

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