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#890557 09/11/22 10:06 pm
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After a few days of trying I finally got this old beast started. Something like 40 years after it was last licensed for the road it's back
[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]20220911_133706 by Jim Harris, on Flickr

Actually rides pretty well. The clutch is good and all four gears work. Ammeter is all over the place but the speedo works pretty smooth. Brakes are good, light feel. I had no idea what to expect - I'm over the top!


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"Brakes are good, light feel" ...... good god man, how on earth did you achieve that???? When considering the brakes on my bikes, I am minded of one of Ettore Bugatti's attributed quotes "The brakes are merely symbolic".

Well done in resurrecting another example of the legend, ...... now it gets expensive ..... "it will be SO much better if I only do xyz"!

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Outstanding!

Great bike.

Enjoy it. Peter

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Thanks, guys. It's nice to have a solid starting point. Now I just have to get on the schedule to get a VIN inspection on account of I bought it on a bill of sale - no title. It's a process where you gotta sit down every Tuesday at 11:00 AM sharp and see if you can snipe a schedule slot before they all dissappear, like at about 11:04. I failed to get a spot on my first session because I couldn't fill out the form fast enough. Next time I'll be better prepared.

Anybody familiar with this system, got any tips?


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