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  • Far Canal Posts: 1865
    Motor Head Far Canal
    02 Jan 2020 10:15 AM
    First start in 15 years.
    Last registered 30 years ago.
    Obviously have to get used to the choke and get another seat to replace the dentist chair that is on it.




  • gidgi Posts: 832
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    02 Jan 2020 12:10 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 02 Jan 2020 10:15 AM
    First start in 15 years.
    Last registered 30 years ago.
    Obviously have to get used to the choke and get another seat to replace the dentist chair that is on it.




    Nice score mate sounds brilliant
  • keith Posts: 1874
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    02 Jan 2020 12:25 PM
    That's a nice oldie, what's the story on it,I see the Minnesota plates ? 
  • Far Canal Posts: 1865
    Motor Head Far Canal
    02 Jan 2020 05:36 PM
    Quoting keith on 02 Jan 2020 12:25 PM
    That's a nice oldie, what's the story on it,I see the Minnesota plates ? 
    I first saw the bike on this forum Keith,  https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/674632/1

  • Evo Wide Posts: 141
    Stock Poster Evo Wide
    02 Jan 2020 09:06 PM
    Nice find
    Keep the seat
    I had a Saddleman gel on my Evo Wide Glide, 100km ride and I was walking like John Wayne.
    Put a stock one like yours on and 700km ride in one day and got off the bike like I had driven round the block
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  • paulybronco Posts: 12135
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    02 Jan 2020 09:09 PM
    Cool, surprised there was no lifter clatter after so long inactive
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1174
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    02 Jan 2020 11:12 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 02 Jan 2020 10:15 AM
    First start in 15 years.
    Last registered 30 years ago.
    Obviously have to get used to the choke and get another seat to replace the dentist chair that is on it.




    sounds good fc,nice pick up.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1855
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    02 Jan 2020 11:44 PM
    YES. 
    IS A PEARLER!
  • keith Posts: 1874
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    03 Jan 2020 01:26 PM
    Quoting keith on 02 Jan 2020 12:25 PM
    That's a nice oldie, what's the story on it,I see the Minnesota plates ? 
    Quoting Far Canal on 02 Jan 2020 05:36 PM
    I first saw the bike on this forum Keith,  https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/674632/1

    Thanks for the info Brad, sent you a PM back cheers Keith
  • Far Canal Posts: 1865
    Motor Head Far Canal
    03 Jan 2020 06:10 PM
    Quoting Evo Wide on 02 Jan 2020 09:06 PM
    Nice find
    Keep the seat
    I had a Saddleman gel on my Evo Wide Glide, 100km ride and I was walking like John Wayne.
    Put a stock one like yours on and 700km ride in one day and got off the bike like I had driven round the block
    HD Forums Australia - 627E6594-7E61-4433-A5DB-731FC0AA416D.jpeg

    I WILL keep the seat for a future curiosity.
    It is buggered though, the plastic base is cracked in multiple places. You could get it plastic welded if you wanted to use it but it is the wrong type of seat for me. Also not a fan of sissy bars.

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    The white patch where my lower finger is placed is a result of the hit the seat must have taken, I presume the same hit that bent the front rim. Look what it did to the rear fender.

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    Anyway the frame is not bent as far as my first test ride could tell and a mate has loaned me a seat till my new Lepera cobra turns up.

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    Realised also that the brake light is stuck on all the time, so have ordered a handlebar switch for it. Hoping that won't be as big a deal to replace as the one on my twin cam.
  • Vic Posts: 200
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    04 Jan 2020 11:00 PM

    Nice one fc, sure you would have been stoked with the way it fired up after 15 years.

    Gotta love that idle.

  • Birtyyy Posts: 149
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Birtyyy
    13 Jan 2020 09:50 AM
    Sounds great mate! Did they end up finding import paperwork for you? That was the only thing that stopped me from buying it.
  • Far Canal Posts: 1865
    Motor Head Far Canal
    13 Jan 2020 10:27 AM
    Quoting Birtyyy on 13 Jan 2020 09:50 AM
    Sounds great mate! Did they end up finding import paperwork for you? That was the only thing that stopped me from buying it.
    No paperwork was found.
    The bright side of things is that no paperwork is needed if the bike is over 30 years old, just a receipt of sale.
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