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    '84 SR250 Garage build.

    New frame hoop looks good.
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    pidjones '72 T150V rescue

    If you give the push rod tubes a bit more time, they will follow along with the rest. LOL! I found my Triumph on it's side this morning. No damage to anything but my wife asked if it slipped on all the oil it leaks out.
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Proportion is important. Back in the 70s most of the rigid aftermarket frames were based on the Harley rigid frame proportions. Too much stretch for a Honda 350 or 450 twin made for a large open area where the HD transmission and oil tank resides. Some creative builders solved this in various...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    The LS powered A7/A10 bikes looked a bit like this LS in a Norton frame. If I remember correctly they sold for over $10K in 1990 dollars. Too rich for me but I kind of like these freaky swaps.
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Years ago there was a shop in Atlanta that built custom cafe bikes using Suzuki engines. One of their best selling builds used the LS650 engine in a BSA A7/A10 frame. I think a DR powered cafe bike would look good.
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    pidjones '72 T150V rescue

    If it didn't leak, I would be very surprised. My 69 Triumph should be called the Exxon Valdez. Have you thought about changing to an electronic ignition system?
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    pidjones '72 T150V rescue

    Function and cheap are good!
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    Yamaha DT250 Stray Mutt hard tail hellride.

    Looks like fun. The tank, seat frame and pipe look perfect.
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    Kawasaki Z1000 Turbo Reborn

    Wow! You sure did clean up that headlight cage. This is going to be a beautiful motorcycle.
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    VJMC Custom & Modified show at Barber 2022

    I dropped my membership back then. I didn't start back until the magazine started have custom/modified bike features. The same with the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA). When I was in Daytona this past March for the shows/swap there were more modified bikes in the VJMC show than stock.
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    Wheel Repair Shop Recommendation?

    Woody's Wheel Works in Denver, Colorado might be the closest. They did a rare & expensive Harley wheel for me a while back. It was a flat $200 for the repair.
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    Mods to the Travel Trailer

    My wife and I had just attended the RV Show in Little Rock. One of the larger RV dealers was running specials on their used refurbished trailers. I guess you would call them entry level at best. One was the exact model/year as one of our trailers. I went inside just to see what one looked...
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    Mods to the Travel Trailer

    When I was the fleet manger for the USDA we had 5 FEMA travel trailers. We didn't need one, much less five. Over the few years they were in storage the mice had free rein. About the time I started managing the fleet I convinced my boss to sell them. I cleaned them up a lot but they had...
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