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Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter R] #408692
12/14/11 9:32 pm
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Well put Pete R.

Freedom of personal expression does not make it OK to kill yourself on a public highway in the name of art.
Not as well put but more graphic.


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Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter R] #408693
12/14/11 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted By: Peter R
...everybody is free to choose his own way to enjoy biking.

Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: BobAsh] #408695
12/14/11 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted By: BobAsh
GPS and catalytic converters.


You call those safety devices?


Amateur Loctite enthusiast.
Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter Lind] #408696
12/14/11 9:57 pm
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No. Do you not see my point?

I've had lots of guys on shiny new bikes say that my britbike is a hazard to ride...drum brakes, insufficient lighting, etc.

It's all relative. Everybody thinks what they are riding is correct, and anyone below that standard is a hazard, right?

Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: BobAsh] #408697
12/14/11 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted By: BobAsh
...everybody is free to choose his own way to enjoy biking.


And whatever way they choose it's always a good thing know what you are doing when working on a bike. For instance how to measure up the trail on a bike with altered rake and forklegs. That was my original reason for posting the info reagarding that.

But if security would be the one and only concern I don't think motorcycles would be our transportation of choice at all would it? Probably more along the lines of a boring volvo or something.
We are all here because we love bikes. For better or for worse.

/s


I make misstakes on a daily basis!
Behold a selection of my different means of transportation (very poorly updated these days...) http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohuslan/sets/
Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter Lind] #408701
12/14/11 10:55 pm
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Think we kinda hijacked this thread... Sorry for that!

/s


I make misstakes on a daily basis!
Behold a selection of my different means of transportation (very poorly updated these days...) http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohuslan/sets/
Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter Lind] #408725
12/15/11 1:26 am
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If you are a true motorcyclist then you are also an individualist and you therefore respect everyone elses right to be likewise.
Personally I dont care for choppers---but for those that do---good for them and may they enjoy them.
In the words of the French philosopher Voltaire---" I do not agree with him---but I defend to the death his right to disagree with me"
So---overandout---on this particular thread I suggest you live up to your name.

Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter Lind] #408746
12/15/11 6:16 am
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Quote:
There's plenty of individual chopper sites you could post too

Maybe sir O and O should file a complain to the moderators?


Ger B

Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: ] #408840
12/15/11 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted By: overandout
Freedom of expression! What a cliche! Individual? Hmmmm...There's plenty of individual chopper sites you could post too.


There's probably a couple of opinionated a-hole sites out there too bigt


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter Lind] #409000
12/17/11 12:51 am
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Peter, I'm really looking forward to following your work on this bike. There is so much great info on this site. The building of my Bonneville would have been a lot harder without all the good people here. Hope you find lots of valuable help!

In my world an early eighties chopper is a classic in it's own right and as previously stated I disagree with this gentleman
Originally Posted By: overandout
Just throw it down the tip!

and urge you to be proud of your superb find and take good care of it whatever you choose to do with it.

Good luck and may you have a wonderful garage-winter. I know I am.
O'hoj and welcome aboard Peter!

/simon

Last edited by Simonofsweden; 12/17/11 1:13 am.

I make misstakes on a daily basis!
Behold a selection of my different means of transportation (very poorly updated these days...) http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohuslan/sets/
Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Tridentman] #409011
12/17/11 2:10 am
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Quote:
dangerous poser monstrosities!


Oh shit! laugh I just gave me sinuses a stoudt wash! O&O, you sound like me mum!

bel

Last edited by Beljum; 12/17/11 2:16 am. Reason: I'm not so eloquent as tridentman and S of S

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Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Tridentman] #409031
12/17/11 5:30 am
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Originally Posted By: Tridentman
If you are a true motorcyclist then you are also an individualist and you therefore respect everyone elses right to be likewise.
Personally I dont care for choppers---but for those that do---good for them and may they enjoy them.
In the words of the French philosopher Voltaire---" I do not agree with him---but I defend to the death his right to disagree with me"
So---overandout---on this particular thread I suggest you live up to your name.


Most correct and succinct sir. Thank you for this post.

Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter Lind] #409130
12/17/11 10:01 pm
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Wenatchee, WA
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OK, So I posted a couple of pictures and two pages of comments later. Didn't realize there was so much to talk about on this old scooter.
Thought I would post a couple of more pictures. The first one is close to 40 years old that I scanned in. That's my 69 Bonneville. Road that from Washington state down to Texas and back one summer. I was 22 at the time. Notice the Torino Wagon? It had a 390 in it and it was a sweet car. Belonged to my cousin.



Here's my new one coming apart.


And Here's the engine ready to come out and go on the bench.


Last edited by Peter Lind; 12/18/11 12:06 am.
Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: Peter Lind] #409135
12/17/11 10:14 pm
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probably because you used the url tags instead of the img tags.
with photobucket you don't need either. just put your curser on the photo and a drop down menu will come up. click on the image code line and it should say "copied" and then just paste it to the reply box.

I had a 68 Torino fastback with a 390, very fun car!


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: Rat Bike ready for redo [Re: shel] #458363
10/11/12 7:47 pm
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OK, Let see if I can't resurrect this thread. After my wife's broken knee and completely off her feet for two months, and a major remodel of our house, I finally got back to my bike. Unfortunately I didn't get started until the middle of summer but I finally finished the bike. Have had it out one time and have a clutch issue. I posted it on a new thread before I remembered I had started this one. I put a new clutch in and when I start out in first and shift to second, the clutch slipped bad. Third and forth were OK. I pulled the clutch apart and found that the last clutch plate was coming past the outer edge of the housing, and I assume was hanging up outside the notch.
I don't have time to write about the rebuild now but here are some pictures if anyone is interested. New frame, fender, seat, gas and oil tank.


This is what it looked like last a year and a half ago.



Here's the new scooter.








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