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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #70 on: Feb 06, 2019, 22:52:42 »
This is awesome guy, don't know how I been missing out.
Gotcha bookmarked now.  Better late than never.

Glad you made it bud and great to see you at Garage Brewed too.  Love your 400.

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #71 on: Feb 17, 2019, 16:18:38 »
Just a bunch of this right now:


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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #72 on: Feb 18, 2019, 07:54:59 »
The fender looks perfect for it. If I were ever lucky enough to build another Brit bike, it would have one of the front fender dorsals that they used to put license on.
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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #73 on: Feb 18, 2019, 14:51:50 »
The fender looks perfect for it. If I were ever lucky enough to build another Brit bike, it would have one of the front fender dorsals that they used to put license on.

You mean a "pedestrian slicer" ?  :)

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #74 on: Mar 13, 2019, 23:39:03 »
Some of the interesting books I'm finding in the box.

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #75 on: Mar 14, 2019, 00:11:23 »
You mean a "pedestrian slicer" ?  :)

They were compulsory here in the early days, and it took many years of complaints to get the regulation changed.

The vibration of the number plate and brackets combined with holes drilled to mount same were very efficient at cracking the front guard.

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #76 on: Mar 30, 2019, 19:18:55 »
Slowly inching along among my other projects.


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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #77 on: Jul 11, 2019, 21:40:19 »
The Commando is still on my lift but progress has been stalled as I shifted my time to the YZF track bike(s) and prepping the ZRX and my wife's FZ6R for an upcoming road trip.  I'm considering a few options on the Commando after talking with Dad.  I'm really wanting the P11 to ride instead.  Might even consider selling the Commando to fund the 65' Atlas featherbed project.  Shiny. 

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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #78 on: Jul 12, 2019, 00:51:56 »
The Commando is still on my lift but progress has been stalled as I shifted my time to the YZF track bike(s) and prepping the ZRX and my wife's FZ6R for an upcoming road trip.  I'm considering a few options on the Commando after talking with Dad.  I'm really wanting the P11 to ride instead.  Might even consider selling the Commando to fund the 65' Atlas featherbed project.  Shiny.

I donít know much about Brit bikes, but isnít that Gold Star the real valuable gem of the bunch? Maybe Iím just still sun drunk from staring at thumpers so long...
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Re: 1973 - The Commando
« Reply #79 on: Jul 12, 2019, 02:13:33 »
I donít know much about Brit bikes, but isnít that Gold Star the real valuable gem of the bunch? Maybe Iím just still sun drunk from staring at thumpers so long...

Yeah, it's actually a 1960 BSA 500cc Gold Star Catalina Scrambler.  It's a beauty.  It is worth more than the Commando certainly.  Dad and I haven't made up our minds on that one yet.  For an old scrambler, I dig the P11, probably because I've ridden it. 
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