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  1. Jimbonaut

    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber, now with a sidecar

    Got a lot of catching up to do and no better place to start than right here. Mate this looks absolutely terrific, great job. Colour, tank, stance, everything. JustinLonghorn put it perfectly. Fuck Yeah.
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    1976 Gold Wing Swamp Thing

    Last winter was a learning curve of wood stoves, tree husbandry and general survival - life in the sticks is totally new to me along with most things that go with it. So last night was the first time I've lifted a spanner in anger in a year and half - this winter maybe I'll actually have time...
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    1976 Gold Wing Swamp Thing

    Hiatus over, big old girl is airborne again - Like me she has lost little-to-no weight over the last year and a half, is a little rustier, but happy in the new digs. Checked the valve clearances yesterday (they were miles off) and just re-read this thread to remind myself what work I've...
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    1982 CB750F...Better Devil

    High time to wrap this one up. I mean I kinda did that already, but things are definitely final now. Ended up slinging the bike on kijiji in October just to see what gives - with very little expectations of shifting a bike at that time of year I couldn't believe my ears when a month later a...
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    New popular tire choices CB's, Conti classic attack, avon road riders discontinued?

    I have no idea but that's a great looking little Honda
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    Dirtbag Oil-Boiler

    That's cool Doc, coachwork is one of my favourite things to watch (maybe one day I'll learn how to do it and have a go myself), looks great
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber, now with a sidecar

    Hurco this is great stuff man, skills to pay the bills and all that. Are you leaving the bike frame unpainted like that (please say yes please say yes)
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    Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)

    Pretty sure I'd learn more in an hour hanging out in your garage that in 5 years fumbling around in mine
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    Project resurrection

    By the way, where are the oil leaks?
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    Project resurrection

    That compression is pretty good to be honest - as long as there isn't a big difference in the psi between the two cylinders (which there isn't) then you should be ok. Don't take my word for it, but I'm not sure a full engine tear down is necessary, at least with those compression numbers.
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    Project resurrection

    Unless the tank is roached beyond redemption I like the look of the one you got. Did you check compression on the engine before you pulled it? Those 450's are cool man, I really like them. Enjoy the Resurrection
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    Brodie's W800

    Really, really like the new seat. As it has a more modern, sleek tail I think it makes the rear fender and tail light assembly look pretty big. For what it's worth - which isn't a whole lot of much, granted - I think a shorter fender with a smaller taillight assembly, (maybe something like...
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    CB550 Project Scruffy Racer

    Nope, still not scruffy ;)
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber, now with a sidecar

    I concur, that tank looks perfick
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    saving a 1980 KZ750 twin

    Yeah, rebuilt that too. It works well, in fact the turning starter clutch may have more to do with the thicker engine oil I'm now using. Still, a world away from where it was before I rebuilt the starter clutch - the springs looked like yours only way longer. I was going to ask you what the...
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    1977 BMW R100/7 Sarcoplasmic Cow Hellride

    Not that it makes a blind bit of difference to anything at all but I like the high pipes too. Bike's looking great Irk, how did you make the pattern on the heat shields?
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    saving a 1980 KZ750 twin

    Proper nice bike man. I can't remember if you modded the engine or not - I overbored my CB750 to 823 with CB900 overhead cams and pretty sure that combination blew out my starter clutch, or at least contributed to it. I've since rebuilt the thing and while it's better it still huffs and puffs...
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    2022 Lighthouse Bike show rain dated to October 15th

    Awesome bike is right. Not sure I've ever seen one before, thanks for sharing. Looks like a great turnout at the show too
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    What a beauty. OG post drills man, don't make them like they used to. You should get that thing up on a wall...
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    1982 Virago 920 engine up build

    I'll bear with that no problem. I love a good virago build, and this is most certainly one of those. Top bins.
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