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Chris

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2015, 02:10:16 PM »
You mean you finally get to ride in the LONG bus like the other kids  ;D

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2015, 03:39:11 PM »
nice, Chris.yup, loads of really smooth power
when i got her home and washed the dust off her
pretty good shape- its amazing what being 5 feet away can do, its far from perfect
20K miles
of course, i cant leave well enough alone
getting rid of the crap anti-dive forks, the 16"wheels, and the bullshit brakes
picked up a parts bike that has a decent V&H full system so that will prolly go on it too
so presently the bike is in pieces
should be ready by riding season
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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2015, 03:41:31 PM »

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2015, 05:30:53 PM »
Cindy and I stumbled into an FJ rally at the Gunnison KOA last year. Man, those guys are fanatics!  (I thought BMW guys were picky) There were some truly beautiful bikes there.
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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2015, 10:38:11 PM »
I bought some bags for the DR a few months back but didn't like the way they fit so I tried them on the Bonneville, they work much better there,added a fly screen and some bar end mirrors, maybe add a rear grab bar this spring.............Is it just me or does anybody else want to go for a ride  :P




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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2015, 06:48:47 PM »
well, there is progress, albeit slow


having Dan bore the fork lowers to accept the larger FZR axle, he should be done this week
hopefully i can get them built this weekend and maybe swapped onto the bike
then i can start on the rear; that requires a bit more machine work-not too big of a deal but one thing at a time

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2015, 06:56:38 PM »
color match is pretty good too considering i just went with one of Pro Powdercoat's stock colors
as you mentioned, Rick, the wheel seemed to get darker with the addition of the tire and rotors
i'm pretty stoked with the result

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2015, 06:59:19 PM »
a far cry from how it started, haha

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2015, 06:36:29 AM »
Looks good Eric!
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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2015, 07:55:56 AM »
Looks very nice, did you have a hard time getting the tires on? Last time I had rims powder coated I was fighting mounting
the tires and always wondered if it was the extra thickness from the coating or just the cheap Chinese tires I used.
So are you keeping the stock forks then?

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2015, 04:37:54 PM »
thanks Chris,
no unusual issues with the tire install- i have to fight them a little every time anyways- 4th tire iron was very helpful this time
i am actually going to build a set of '89-'90 forks for this as i want to do away with the anti dive
i will have 2 sets of '86 forks and one set of '92 forks left over, need a pair?, i will let em go cheep- maybe free

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2016, 08:07:06 AM »
planning on putting back my vespa together, dismantling the RD400f and restore.
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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2016, 04:08:56 PM »
Putting a single seat and scrambler farkles on the r75/6. Have to do the push rod tube seals and steering neck as well.... What a fun little ride!

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2016, 08:08:04 PM »
We should start an R75 sub chapter, there are five of us now that I know of  ::wrench
at the least we ought to have a race next spring  ::giggle3

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Re: What will you be doing this winter in the garage?
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2016, 12:11:48 AM »
I won't even start on my 75 till next summer or fall so if ya a race can i cheat with one of my r100's :wink: I'll even put 750 stickers on it  ::giggle3 ::giggle3