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    Hey folks, I don't remember exactly when, but...

    Hey folks,
    I don't remember exactly when, but sometime in the last 20+ years, the fellow (can't recall his name) who owns and restored the Thiem displayed at Tenino had a feature article or maybe...
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    Garth340, Congratulations, I love seeing and...

    Garth340,
    Congratulations, I love seeing and hearing about finds like yours, so early and still around! Can you tell us the story of finding them? I think that part is just as interesting as...
  3. Trying to get in touch with Matt Willis in Australia

    Anyone know Matt Willis in Australia? I'm trying to get in touch with him but the email I have for him isn't working. Thanks in advance!
    -Mike
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    Brack, Very good advice from Robbie and Eric. ...

    Brack,
    Very good advice from Robbie and Eric. Strongly recommend you gather and sort EVERYTHING first and get a very good, complete inventory. If you want or need to sell anything at that point,...
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    Ebay's vehicle fees are a bargain. I've sold...

    Ebay's vehicle fees are a bargain. I've sold motorcycles and parts off and on for several years on ebay and while the parts fees gouge you, the cost to sell a motorcycle is very low. Combine that...
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    Ken, Congratulations. I have a '25 Big Chief...

    Ken, Congratulations. I have a '25 Big Chief with a fresh rebuild and am still carefully breaking it in. Unfortunately I don't have any spares and am still missing a few bits myself. I am...
  7. Davenport to Spokane, WA: Anyone who could haul a bike for me?

    Anyone coming from Davenport swap back through or near Spokane, WA who could haul a bike for me? Willing to pay, would prefer hauling in an enclosed trailer for security. Please contact Mike at...
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    John, Likewise, it was nice to meet you. I've...

    John, Likewise, it was nice to meet you. I've been attending Tenino since '95 and have only missed a few times due to other commitments. I'm happy to see the little nw meet seems to be growing and...
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    Chris, thank you for pointing that out. We also...

    Chris, thank you for pointing that out. We also have a two month minimum smoke season in the deserts of eastern Washington and Oregon. Best for anyone considering moving to our area to think twice....
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    Shhhhh! Len, you're going to let out the secret!

    Shhhhh! Len, you're going to let out the secret!
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    Eric, You can buy a plane ticket and throw your...

    Eric,
    You can buy a plane ticket and throw your sleeping bag in my trailer! Weather looks like it's going to be nice, mostly supposed to be in the 80s.
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    Tenino: Who's Going?

    Who all is planning to attend Tenino next week? If you haven't been, it's a laid back, fun little meet with good riding, friendly atmosphere and usually some interesting things that show up. You...
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    Great pic, thanks for sharing. As Robbie said,...

    Great pic, thanks for sharing. As Robbie said, both are Goldstars and I'll bet they sounded good on throttle. Is that you on the bike Lux?
  14. Thread: 48 chief stall

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    A good rule of thumb I was taught years ago: 90%...

    A good rule of thumb I was taught years ago: 90% of ignition / electrical problems are fuel related and 90% of fuel problems are electrical / ignition related. Always makes me smile, even when I'm...
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    scam. Ads like that are all over craigslist,...

    scam. Ads like that are all over craigslist, kijiji, various other online marketplaces. Unless you are nearby or know someone who is, best to skip it.
  16. Admins, please delete account: samfrabson9 not...

    Admins, please delete account: samfrabson9 not a member, a spammer
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    I've had good response from Jethro, he's still in...

    I've had good response from Jethro, he's still in Oregon. He recovered the saddle for my '25 Chief a couple years ago, top notch work.
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    More important than which "model" is how original...

    More important than which "model" is how original and correct it is. Good luck!
  19. Thread: 1919 motor

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    Paultrehberg, you may be able to do a work...

    Paultrehberg, you may be able to do a work around. Get a title in a state that does not require an inspection, then take a bill of sale and that title to your dmv or dep of licensing (however...
  20. Thread: Twin Gas Tank?

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    Vertical twins had separate oil tanks located on...

    Vertical twins had separate oil tanks located on the seat tube area like a Brit bike. Can you post pics of your tank?
  21. Interesting but it doesn't follow any factory...

    Interesting but it doesn't follow any factory numbering that I am familiar with. Did you buy the project? It would be intersting to see if there are any other clues to a possible military or law...
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    About 12 years ago I had a 1970 CB750 built in...

    About 12 years ago I had a 1970 CB750 built in February of '70. If I recall correctly, the vin was around 22k and it had many early features like a ducktail seat, wrinkle tank, no numbers pipes,...
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    Dane, I sent you a private message

    Dane, I sent you a private message
  24. I'd have to ask a friend on that JoJo. They may...

    I'd have to ask a friend on that JoJo. They may have both been made by the DSMC, but it sticks in my mind that Westfield may have been involved as well.... or maybe I'm just confused.
  25. Interesting find, I think it's most likely a Shaw...

    Interesting find, I think it's most likely a Shaw or something similar with a "clip on" type engine. Here are some pics of a Shaw in Sweden with a chain final drive and clutch setup. I am putting...
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