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Reimagine owning many over the years, not all at once but always a 1 or 2 at a time that bring different joy.

Think of children that fail to launch but easier to deal with.
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Ahhhhh. Imagining owning MANY more! I can die happy now. Thanks!
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Been holding up my buckhorns and making vroom noises, anyone know a place that sells full kit for internal throttle / advance for them?

may as well put these here too





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Here is a link for manuals of all sorts... https://www.ratbikeservice.com/HD/
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Reimagine owning many over the years, not all at once but always a 1 or 2 at a time that bring different joy.

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Cool, thanks fivecats
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here are the videos the seller sent me to put me over the edge, make the purchase and prompted me to find an old set of muffled pipes =]

https://youtu.be/DgZzJWs0ROo

hopefully by this time next week I'll be working on the break in
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Sound like it needs some low speed work/tuning, unless you plan on constantly revving the engine. Maybe its just the rider.
If that is what the drag pipes do, I will be shopping for mufflers too. Bad low speed manners are a pain. Here is mine at idle...

https://youtu.be/erXn0UNGuJU

Haven't had the chance to "start" it so that may be another story. Kicking it thru there is a constant stream of oil from the vent. Need to drain the crankcase, work on the check ball and add oil prior to starting.
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Fivecats - she's puurfect .

I know what you mean about the incessant revving, I imagine like you said it needs tuning and/or it's the rider.

I got an old set of pipes that will go on first thing.



I couldn't bring myself to throw $500+ for some new ones and I personally, and seeing all of the beautiful bikes around here I may be an outlier, think old shit looks better when it looks like old shit.

I was told the carb on it is new but the PO didn't know anything about it (he himself being a triumph guy and his buddy who did the top end being the harley guy). I'm pretty certain it's a new bendix from the photos so I think with stock pipes and following the guides around here it shouldn't be much of a mystery to get dialed in.

Should all come together looking nice with the slightly shopworn NOS tins, pipes, buckhorns and the seat


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"old shit looks better when it looks like old shit." Absolutely.
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