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Fuck man, never seen that one before. That an NT650? Ever heard of that happening to other Hawks?

It was on my VFR750. Just received all the parts but it's the middle of finals so it'll have to wait. About to install a new fuel pump in the NT650 as well.

As far as dropping your bike, check your turn signals, levers, your bar ends and forks to make sure they're not tweaked. And as you posted, cut it and re-weld it. If you're really in a pinch, take off the kickstand and just bend it so that it isn't quite so vertical.

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my cousin and I worked in the garage today.

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is that a triumph? it's hard to see

did some work on my chop today. I had recently rejetted my carburetors so I've been doing some fine tuning. I felt that my low and mid range power seemed to be slacking a bit so I decided to raise the needle up a notch to get it a bit richer. Running a bit better but I still think I can go up on my main jets and probably everything else.

I also started finalizing my rear fender design and came up with a cardboard template. Will take a trip over to the scrap yard tomorrow to try to find some aluminum to use for it.

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Ugh rear tire needs to be changed. Then again I'm surprised the bt090 lasted this long. Now I have a hard time deciding between pilot powers and the bt003rs.

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Hey Guys just discoverd the cycle thread on here... chears.

My Shovelhead

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my 45

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seriously considering selling my car and using the money for a down payment on a harley iron 883.

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i've finally come to the conclusion that yes, i do want a yamaha sr500. and i'm willing to put in the effort for one.

it is 1:30am though, so we'll see how this pipe dream pans out in the morning.

edit: yep, still dedicated

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Ugh rear tire needs to be changed. Then again I'm surprised the bt090 lasted this long. Now I have a hard time deciding between pilot powers and the bt003rs.

Have you looked into the Pilot Road 3? Mine have lasted forever on the VFR and don't even look close to wearing down. The first day I got my rear on, it was raining and I managed to do a rolling burnout for a block in front of another rider. I am such an asshole.

The CB550 is going under the knife next week. Need to do another valve adjustment and check the cam chain tension. It's sad that it doesn't get ridden more often but the VFR is a dream. I've ridden plenty of bikes that felt faster and had neck snapping acceleration but the VFR is so goddamn fast and smooth from 3k to redline that I am actually going a constant 10mph faster on average. Getting my suspension sorted this coming week. My fork seal started leaking but thankfully I have an extra set of forks that have been set up with Racetech springs and gold valves.

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i did the ton yesterday on my '77 cb550 four on the first ride of the season, as well as first time since I got the bike timed correctly and cleaned up. twas a beautiful thing, a little freaky nonetheless on a little old bike.

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same thing i think about doing the ton on my cb550 as well. shit is gonna break! its cool because i think from teh factory our bikes top speed is rated under 100mph, so i gotta be doing something right with my jets and pipes and shit.

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word. just dont think ill be doing it again on it. next is to do it on my pops' bonneville which should be a helluva lot more smooth

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Posted · Hidden by n00dles, March 28, 2012 - No reason given
Hidden by n00dles, March 28, 2012 - No reason given

Great seeing everyones photos in the thread. Got my airhead back together and out for a few shakedown rides. 250+ miles thus far, mostly commuting. Debating powdercoating the wheels satin black or polishing 'em up for the Continental TKC's.

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Pulled another one out of a barn with my dad to wrench on. '65 /2. This one will be a long-term project.

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Ride safe everyone.

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I was just at my Uncle's shop, he has a 68 or 69 250 that he is talking about selling. He has had it since I was a little kid.....I will be sad to see it go.

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My bike....

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Pretty much done. Still need to add clip-ons and powder coat the wheels when I get some more cash.

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fuck yeha. i like

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pretty awesome that you would come back to post that.

that thread reminds me that I have to take my mc driving test but I have to go back to France for that because I already have a french car driving license and don't want to start anew. Early next year I hope.

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Reminds me i need to get a mc driver's license. Will be super expensive though. My regular driver's license cost me well over 1500€, and i'm sure an mc license will cost me just as much, if not even more. Add the cost of a decent bike to that, as well as a ridiculously high insurance (probably 300€ a month because of my age and where i live).

I might just get the license in tenerife (where i live part time), but i'm not sure if they'll let me do the written exam in english.

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I was going to try to have my shovel done for Born Free but i'll be leaving for Africa 4 days before the 30th. I won't be back until some time in October. It's a big bummer but oh well, there's always next year.

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is it even feasible? lost my license in california and haven't taken care of it. can't take the safety course without a license though :/

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