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  • Far Canal Posts: 2466
    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: 936
    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: 1964
    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: 2466
    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: 169
    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: 13510
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    02 Jan 2020 09:09 PM
    Cool, surprised there was no lifter clatter after so long inactive
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1473
    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: 2281
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    02 Jan 2020 11:44 PM
    YES. 
    IS A PEARLER!
  • keith Posts: 1964
    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: 2466
    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
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    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: 230
    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: 243
    Sunshine Coast
    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: 2466
    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.
  • Far Canal Posts: 2466
    Motor Head Far Canal
    22 Jan 2020 08:10 PM
    Now have the bike registered on "Special Interest" rego. Which means you are limited to 150 rides per year but the upside is the rego is less than 200 bucks a year.
    New seat has turned up and fitted, also ditched the sissy bar.
    Put new intake manifold rubbers on it the other day as it was still a bit spluttery idling when cold. They helped a bit  but think I need to make a few more carby adjustments to get it spot on. It runs like a charm once up and running down the highway though and handles remarkably well.
    Went for a ride with the missus last weekend and let her ride it the 60 odd klms home. She had never ridden a HD before and her first words after were, "That is so cool, I want one".
    I followed on her Triumph bobber and noticed the rear belt sprocket was not turning perfectly true. Not bad enough to warrant an instant replacement but if the drive belt ever fails I reckon I'd replace the sprocket then. Bit of a lightbulb moment too thinking back to how tricky it was to align the back wheel after a new tyre. You align these ones via the sprocket and belt.
    Initially thought it was top priority to get rid of the handlebars but starting to get used to them so they are staying for now.
    This is how it looks now.
    Pretty happy with it would be  minor understatement.

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  • brucefxdl Posts: 1473
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    23 Jan 2020 08:48 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 22 Jan 2020 08:10 PMedited: 22 Jan 2020 08:13 PM
    Now have the bike registered on "Special Interest" rego. Which means you are limited to 150 rides per year but the upside is the rego is less than 200 bucks a year.
    New seat has turned up and fitted, also ditched the sissy bar.
    Put new intake manifold rubbers on it the other day as it was still a bit spluttery idling when cold. They helped a bit  but think I need to make a few more carby adjustments to get it spot on. It runs like a charm once up and running down the highway though and handles remarkably well.
    Went for a ride with the missus last weekend and let her ride it the 60 odd klms home. She had never ridden a HD before and her first words after were, "That is so cool, I want one".
    I followed on her Triumph bobber and noticed the rear belt sprocket was not turning perfectly true. Not bad enough to warrant an instant replacement but if the drive belt ever fails I reckon I'd replace the sprocket then. Bit of a lightbulb moment too thinking back to how tricky it was to align the back wheel after a new tyre. You align these ones via the sprocket and belt.
    Initially thought it was top priority to get rid of the handlebars but starting to get used to them so they are staying for now.
    This is how it looks now.
    Pretty happy with it would be  minor understatement.

    HD Forums Australia - DSCF7863.JPG

    HD Forums Australia - DSCF7867.JPG

    looking good FC.the wife is now converted ?

  • Baloffski Posts: 2281
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    23 Jan 2020 10:46 PM
    Jeeze FC, you'd be building up those arm muscles, using all that elbow grease.
    As said, "Looking Good".
    Bloody not bad looking at all, chick said that about me recently, but added, 
    Not bad looking at all, "In your day ".???
    ummm.
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1473
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    23 Jan 2020 10:48 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 23 Jan 2020 10:46 PM
    Jeeze FC, you'd be building up those arm muscles, using all that elbow grease.
    As said, "Looking Good".
    Bloody not bad looking at all, chick said that about me recently, but added, 
    Not bad looking at all, "In your day ".???
    ummm.
    still pullin the chicks baloff.....
  • Baloffski Posts: 2281
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    23 Jan 2020 11:48 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 23 Jan 2020 10:46 PM
    Jeeze FC, you'd be building up those arm muscles, using all that elbow grease.
    As said, "Looking Good".
    Bloody not bad looking at all, chick said that about me recently, but added, 
    Not bad looking at all, "In your day ".???
    ummm.
    Quoting brucefxdl on 23 Jan 2020 10:48 PM
    still pullin the chicks baloff.....

    Nah mate, wised up, and got married a coula months ago at Magnetic Island, on the beach, just in case "In my Day" becomes one day too far.
    Mate, in all honesty, another chick said that a short while ago, "In your Day".``````````````````````````````````````````````ahh.fell asleep, seriously.

  • brucefxdl Posts: 1473
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    24 Jan 2020 09:39 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 23 Jan 2020 10:46 PM
    Jeeze FC, you'd be building up those arm muscles, using all that elbow grease.
    As said, "Looking Good".
    Bloody not bad looking at all, chick said that about me recently, but added, 
    Not bad looking at all, "In your day ".???
    ummm.
    Quoting brucefxdl on 23 Jan 2020 10:48 PM
    still pullin the chicks baloff.....
    Quoting Baloffski on 23 Jan 2020 11:48 PM

    Nah mate, wised up, and got married a coula months ago at Magnetic Island, on the beach, just in case "In my Day" becomes one day too far.
    Mate, in all honesty, another chick said that a short while ago, "In your Day".``````````````````````````````````````````````ahh.fell asleep, seriously.

    excellent.
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