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Re: Last mechanical for the 59 Bonnie! [Re: T120C] #629572
12/10/15 11:24 am
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Wow!
Respect. :bigt

Bill, you could have a ball at bike shows! Guys would be hatin on you, man.

I'll obviously never have a bike that "correct". But that's OK,
I just wanna ride mine! laughing


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Re: Last mechanical for the 59 Bonnie! [Re: T120C] #629577
12/10/15 12:47 pm
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Indeed Irish, Thanks Bill!! this is great stuff.

This will go on my checklist for this winter as I am going over everything.


Jack
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1959 Bonnie
1967 Bonnie in disguise as a Trophy
Re: Last mechanical for the 59 Bonnie! [Re: T120C] #629582
12/10/15 2:20 pm
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OH, hell no. I keep my mouth shut about other people's bikes, unless asked. If I do say something it is with respect.

I have been asked to judge shows, but declined. I have a very narrow field of interest, actually and I think that I do not qualify to judge other's bikes.

I haven't done up a correct bike in many many years. All that work....just to sell it. Nobody notices the little touches that take up so much of your time.

Cheers,

Bill


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1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
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Re: Last mechanical for the 59 Bonnie! [Re: T120C] #629591
12/10/15 4:05 pm
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Im in awe of your knowledge. To know every little thing like that is so far beyond my level of interest- but it sure is inspirational when encountered.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Last mechanical for the 59 Bonnie! [Re: T120C] #629611
12/10/15 6:35 pm
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Well, for a while I was into showing my bikes. In order to do that and win, it takes doing your homework and paying attention to detail. Also, if you know the judges and what they expect, that's a big help. Be there when they are judging with your documentation to present when questions are asked. Presentation is king. Have period ads, Certificate of Authenticity, and a short history of the bike on display, that kind of thing.

Every bike in a show is prepped to the max and for the most part, every one has perfect paint, chrome and plating. It's a tough job to beat out all the rest. Even a perfect ordinary bike like a 60's Bonnie needs something special about it in order to win against something technically interesting like a Vincent or Ariel square four. (ask me how I know....)

Showing bikes is how rivet counters are created. It really does come down to the smallest details when the judges are trying to decide which bike to award the prizes to.

Not an enviable job in my estimation....

I kind of just lost interest in doing that after a while. Then I put my bikes on display and not in the competition. Judges begged me to put my bikes in the shows, but I thought it was time other guys got some recognition for their hard work. Trophies are nice, but dust collectors. I gave most of them away with the bikes when I sold them.

I'm glad I did it. It satisfied my competitive urges for a while.

Cheers,

Bill



Bikes
1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
Re: Last mechanical for the 59 Bonnie! [Re: T120C] #629675
12/11/15 11:28 am
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Certificate Of Authenticity... Guess that's where the eBay seller I saw that mentioned his TR6C or whatever was VMCC certified was coming from, then?

It spurred me to create a thread in the R&T that then got spun into a whole world of anything but that! laughing

Meanwhile Jack, you never got your bike together for your daughter's wedding, eh? Ah well,
all good things in all good time.


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