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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by blowby, May 6, 2018.

  1. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Great chopper stuff! Trying to find a photo of my brother in law's 45 trike with huge springer, love seat, roof with dingle balls. I'm not kidding!

    Speaking of forks... I built this about 10 years ago and still ride it. 1948 HRD powered. So I was at a swap meet, mostly Harley stuff. One guy had a bunch of forks, springers, girders etc., all tagged big money. And there was this front end, which if you're into it is pretty cool, Ceriani road race forks, double sided Benelli brake. How much says I. 20 bucks the guy says! Didn't need to bargain on that one!

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  2. At a Swap meet today. JW
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  3. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
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    from Hays, Ks

    Holy Hannah! This looks Fun.

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  4. Here’s my 65 Triumph. Does it count? Haha. It’s up for grabs in the antiquated classifieds.
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  5. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    from lemont,IL

    My 1974 FXE. Bought it used in 1977. Built from the ground up in next two years. One of the first set of Morris Mags. S&S internals, Super B carb, Andrews close ratio gears and #6 cam. At the time, one of my childhood friends( Jim) owned Harvey Plating here in Illinois. Jim and two of us were all building shovels at the same time. All three of us still have the bikes today. Jim recently passed and his son got his. The tanks are knuckle's, modified to fit a shovel, with the old style petcock. The paint is 1978 Imron. Still looks good today. Changed the seat, and upgraded the brakes in the 90's. 20140526_130335.jpg
     
  6. Absolutely love the Shovelhead FX’s. I had a 1982 FXS with an S&S top end that I installed. Bike ran like a scalded dog.


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  7. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    I got a Confederate Special Fx sitting in my shop next to my FXS that sits next to my KZ900.
    There all just sitting there, only ride my FXWG Twin Cam




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  8. I posted pictures of my uncles bikes above, recently his best friend passed away so some pictures of him and his bike were posted on Facebook, here they are... FB_IMG_1553378565271.jpg FB_IMG_1553045212701.jpg FB_IMG_1553045205133.jpg
     
  9. Matchless
    Joined: Jan 27, 2019
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    there are some really nice and interesting bikes on this thread,. These are my old girls. All intact, all running, all need a little spit and polish.
     

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  10. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Had the AJS version of the Matchless single. This one was pretty rare, 600cc, called the Typhoon. Sitting a friend's living room now. Rode it a few times, nice bike but it wouldn't start hot, needed magneto rebuild and my friend needed it more than I did.

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  11. Matchless
    Joined: Jan 27, 2019
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  12. Bones, I can relate to your only riding your Twin Cam. I had an Ironhead, and my Shovel, and after I got an Evo powered FLTC, I hardly ever rode the old ones anymore. As much as I loved them and worked on them, they required more wrenching than riding. My Evo just goes and goes with little more than maintenance work in the spring.


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  13. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    What questions should someone ask if they're looking at buying a 1967
    BSA 441 Victor, one that has hasn't been ridden in supposedly ten years?
    The buyer's prepared for a non-running bike, but is not interested in a
    complete restoration or putting together a basket case. Thanks.
     
  14. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    I don't recall anything inherently wrong with 441s, nor any hard to find or expensive bits. Fun little bikes. The gear boxes and kick start mechanisms can be a little weak if beat on excessively as they are outgrowths of the 250s. The back half of the alloy fuel tanks were originally polished, many have been painted over due to dents. Then there is the 'Bastard Seized Again' moniker, primarily due to tightly fitted or low quality pistons. Modern 'low expansion' pistons are available which allow quieter operations and longer ring life without seizing. They are prone to detonation if the compression is too high, ignition too advanced or poor quality fuel.

    I've had quite a few B50s, the follow on to the 441. Here is one I took out to 600cc with disc brakes etc..

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  15. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Thanks for your input, it's appreciated. I'm digging that bike!
     
  16. Here's more from my uncles collection from 1978... FB_IMG_1553627930694.jpg FB_IMG_1553627876717.jpg FB_IMG_1553627870602.jpg FB_IMG_1553627927286.jpg FB_IMG_1553627880763.jpg
     
  17. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    Yeah, I rode my 1979 FXS for ever,has 100,000 mileson it. When went to Sturgis several years ago, one of the wives of one of the EVO riders asked if” that old bike can keep up with us?” My friend told her to not worry about it. During the next week she continuously ask me to “ slow down” I rode like I stold it.
    In 2007 my son asked if he could leave his 2006 Nighttrain in my shop for the Summer? I said sure just leave the keys. It had 3000 mikes on it and I loved it, cornered like it was on rails! When he came back for his bike it had 8000 miles on it! ( and new tires).
    After that I had to get me a twin cam. Been riding my Dyna Wide Glide ever since.



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  18. z-4wheldrft
    Joined: Nov 23, 2012
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    z-4wheldrft
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    from s.e.pa.

    1973 shovelhead 20190327_140113.jpg
     
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    One of my uncle's friend's bike and a little story on it
     
  20. Scott Mannion
    Joined: Aug 18, 2015
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    Scott Mannion
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    from Scotland

    Here's some photos from my misspent youth (back in the early '90s). They show my first motorcycle, a 1964 Royal Enfield Continental 250GT that I rebuilt from a pile of bits. I was slightly confused by the first as I was sure my bike had checkered tape around the forks (classy) but I realised that my self (on the left) and the other chap (who's name I can't remember) were trying each other's bikes. This was taken at a '69 Club Classic Section meeting in London. The others were at a Rock and Roll Weekender in Hemsby, Norfolk (England, not VA). I am not sure who the girl was but she seemed to like the 'bike......…
    I also had a BSA A10 but can't find any decent photographs of it.
     

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  21. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Great photos. Had a couple friends with Continental GTs, sporty little bikes.

    Here's a good short movie featuring a Norton cafe racer.

     
  22. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Do you dig BSAs and rock music? Check this out...

     
  23. Just got back from an antique MC road run .
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  24. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    from east , tn.

    Beautiful bike.... you not so much :)
     
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  25. blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    I've had a couple of these Guzzi El Dorados. Quirky but really nice cruisers, simple and reliable. The 90 degree V twin is ultra smooth and they loaf down the highway. This was a nice one.

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  26. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    enloe
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    from east , tn.

    This was at our local cruise in yesterday. 659AFE47-E02A-4826-BE94-88D8D20BD65D.jpeg
     
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  28. Scott Mannion
    Joined: Aug 18, 2015
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    Scott Mannion
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    from Scotland

    Guess what - I just found a picture of my BSA in it's final form before I sold it :( . Taken in front of the Vulcan Bomber at East Fortune Aircraft Museum in Scotland.
     

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  29. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Blowby, I wanted to see what this photo looked like without anything
    in the background and no spots on the street. Hope you don't mind.

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