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    So, here’s the rest of the story on Leslie Jones...

    So, here’s the rest of the story on Leslie Jones and his white 305 Super Hawk. While Les was glad to have a bike that could go fast, Les was nonetheless, less than grateful for the Hawk being white....
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    the Superhawks had an amazing engine, capable of...

    the Superhawks had an amazing engine, capable of handling excessive amounts of sustained abuse. Remind me and i will tell you a rather entertaining story about a riding buddy's Superhawk from my...
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    Bravissimo! better to do a little re-disassembly...

    Bravissimo! better to do a little re-disassembly then fight the beeotch.
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    Couldn't concur more fully, Eric. your next...

    Couldn't concur more fully, Eric. your next project needs to be a earlier Superhawk. The came in red blue and black from the factory albeit black was the only color that looked good. the red was a...
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    Robbie, i couldn't agree more. My experience is...

    Robbie, i couldn't agree more. My experience is similar to yours. Especially the persistence, perseverance, teaching myself, learning from the men who came before me and one a piece at a time.
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    Eric, i love the red frame. this will be...

    Eric, i love the red frame. this will be gorgeous when finished.
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    installing a 4 cyl engine, it is ideal to do it...

    installing a 4 cyl engine, it is ideal to do it the way the factory did it, at least in the early days (somewhere i have pictures of factory men doing this). in the case of the Honda CB750 engine,...
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    Since there's not much i can do at this point in...

    Since there's not much i can do at this point in time with the project, i decided to assemble essential engine parts so i can fit the hand pump oil pipe and the gas pipe. The gas pipe fitted without...
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    Tommo, it's great to hear from you. That "X" is...

    Tommo, it's great to hear from you. That "X" is a beauty, the person who owns it now is fortunate. i have a friend here in town who is 69, his Dad passed around 15 years ago, John still has his ...
  10. https://www.dailyrecordnews.com/news/vintage-motor...

    https://www.dailyrecordnews.com/news/vintage-motorcycle-returns-to-ellensburg/article_29c7961d-aaeb-5902-adc5-10af5d77246a.html
  11. For clincher rims, A.E. McRoberts, 231-775-2682...

    For clincher rims, A.E. McRoberts, 231-775-2682 or 231-775-6442. His ads are also in the AMCA magazine.
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    For clincher rims, A.E. McRoberts, 231-775-2682...

    For clincher rims, A.E. McRoberts, 231-775-2682 or 231-775-6442. His ads are in the AMCA magazine.
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    i'm enjoying this thread, hope you find the...

    i'm enjoying this thread, hope you find the answer, lotsa pics of 1910 Yale singles on internet including an ad for the 1910-1/2 Yale... ...
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    Eric, given you are going with factory 128 links...

    Eric, given you are going with factory 128 links you are on the right track. the cam chain cannot have any slack and it will feel taut when properly adjusted. Two other excellent parts resources...
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    Eric, without the cam chain tensioner installed,...

    Eric, without the cam chain tensioner installed, the chain should not be tight at all. with the cam chain tensioner installed and adjusted, it will feel tight and of course there will be no whip,...
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    Eric, i am sorry i have not chimed in until now,...

    Eric, i am sorry i have not chimed in until now, not sure i can be of much help, i worked as a mechanic for 3 years at our local mom and pop shop that operated from 1987 til 2014. Their primary...
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    Thanks, Peter. Kenda Challenger K657

    Thanks, Peter. Kenda Challenger K657
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    Mick, i figured, but never hurts to put i out...

    Mick, i figured, but never hurts to put i out there.
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    yes, i would think spring steel would allow the...

    yes, i would think spring steel would allow the stars to retain their shape. unfortunately, my experience, this seems to be how Comp.D does some of their manufacturing.......

    fwiw, i have one of...
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    correct. i have them tightened just enough for...

    correct. i have them tightened just enough for minimal tension on the star tensioners. i am just surprised they are mild steel, would think they should be spring steel so as to provide constant...
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    Mick, one concern with these dampers, the outer...

    Mick, one concern with these dampers, the outer "star" that adjusts tension is mild steel, not spring steel which i assume they should be, so when one tights the nut against the star it goes flat.
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    ound pieces of Edelmann spotlights on ebay to...

    ound pieces of Edelmann spotlights on ebay to make one good one, the switch handle on the LH lite is nickle, the RH is bakelite. i have another spotlight with a nickle switch handle on the way, so...
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    ok, here we are. as a person who likes bikes in...

    ok, here we are. as a person who likes bikes in factory trim with modest accessorizing, this is a big departure for me. i'm getting used to it, and it's growing on me. as i don't have equipment for...
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    My old friend (RIP) Paul George always joked...

    My old friend (RIP) Paul George always joked about the "blue wrench" used during the WW2 metal drives. Paul said scrap salvagers used acetylene torches to cut the front and real wheels off at the...
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    yes, your 31 is gorgeous Steve!

    yes, your 31 is gorgeous Steve!
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