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  1. DesmoDog

    The perfect bobber platform...

    Sportster. Plenty of parts? Check Easy to work on? Check Lots of hardtail options? Check 750 or smaller? No, but an 883 is close enough IMHO.
  2. DesmoDog

    Went to an auction Saturday

    The rear shock mounts give it away as a GT. Sports (except for the early frames) have a different type of shock mount and the frames have a narrower tail section. If it were a '74 Sport, the top mount of the shock would look like it was mounted to the side of the frame, not enclosed in the frame...
  3. DesmoDog

    Went to an auction Saturday

    $55k? For a nice Sport, sure. But that's not a Sport, it's a GT. Sports are worth roughly twice what GTs are in stock form. Modified? Who knows what it would bring but who in their right mind would pay Sport prices for an owner modified GT? If the engine was done and all the major parts to...
  4. DesmoDog

    Went to an auction Saturday

    I dunno, I'm not sure he STOLE it at that price. It looks like a modified GT and would be an expensive bike to rebuild let alone restore. I've been out of the market for a while though so maybe I'm out of touch. If you just want a hot rod roundcase I guess it'd be cheaper than a Sport, but...
  5. DesmoDog

    F/S 1974 Honda CB360

    It helps keep the front end down when launching it from stop lights. I'm surprised you didn't know that. ;-)
  6. DesmoDog

    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    Zombie thread alert! Time to ressurect this one. A couple months ago I started jonesing for an air cooled, two valve Ducati. I've had them before, and wanted another. A near stock M900 would fit the bill perfectly. Get the nicest one I could find. Cheap Ducatis are rarely a good deal, and...
  7. DesmoDog

    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    I've been looking for an unmolested Monster M900 so yesterday I bought this. No, it's not a Monster. No, it isn't anywhere near unmolested. What can I say, I've always had a soft spot for the 900ss. This is my 3rd one.
  8. DesmoDog

    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    Yeah they do need to go. I bought it right before a thunderstorm hit so just wanted to get it hooked up and get out of there... In fact there are a couple changes that need to be made but it has to wait until I get other things done. Turns out getting the trailer led to rearranging the garage...
  9. DesmoDog

    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    After many years of thinking Kendon trailers were too expensive (and borrowing one from a friend when needed) I retired and made plans to drag my Guzzi out west next month. I thought I was going to upgrade the POS folding utility trailer I've had for 20+ years, but after searching ads for a...
  10. DesmoDog

    2003 Aprilia RSV-R Trackbike with street parts included

    'tis the season. This bike is available once again. $3800 All the other info still applies.
  11. DesmoDog

    Covid as a catalyst

    I am THIS CLOSE to making it work. I've been told my position is going away, and I turned down their offer of a transfer... but they haven't sent me packing yet. Get on with it already! Congrats on the new job!
  12. DesmoDog

    Hello from Italy

    Welcome, Marco!
  13. DesmoDog

    Painting My Tank Questions

    Do not sand the metallic. The Aprilia is for sale BTW.
  14. DesmoDog

    Painting My Tank Questions

    D'oh! I forgot, I used pinstripe tape on my trackbike. Didn't bother clearing it though. The only issue I had was the tap shrunk a little and one fo the corners revealed some white on the wrong side. No biggie, I cut out the shrunk section and put new stuff over it. Overlapped the ends, no one...
  15. DesmoDog

    Painting My Tank Questions

    I did it old school on my 160. Painted the silver. Masked. Painted the black. Added the emblem, then cleared. Then paid the local pinstriper to add the red. Saves a lot of screwing around and looks better than taped off pinstripes IMHO. Obviously you could skip the spraying the silver part.
  16. DesmoDog

    JB Weld Exhaust Studs?

    You guys probably already know this, but just to be clear there's no need to make step studs, you can buy them off the shelf... or off the internet anyway.
  17. DesmoDog

    Covid as a catalyst

    Congrats! I'm at that point where I'm almost hoping for another round of layoffs so I can suggest they choose me... the severance would carry me through to when I was planning on leaving anyway!
  18. DesmoDog

    1983 Honda 750 Nighthawk

    Does a magnet stick to them?
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