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Old 01-23-2016, 08:24 AM   #21
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Those vintage pics are great BP but you have to tell me how do you get away with running the fender so close to the tire? Extra strong springs or don't mind rubbing on the fender or the shocks were made rigid. I cannot wrap my mind around it but love the look.
Not really at all. I've only got one or two good "barks" so far. Those shocks are super stiff and the roads in New Orleans are shit! So the "look" trumps the potholes The thing with the sporty struts and fender is grinding down the bolts that hold the strut to the fender. The MK2 was one of the skinniest 16' I could find.

Funny about the brakes.....My Triumph rear pedal is on the left and being a drum is pretty meager, but the front is decent. The shovel is on the right and is really good. I need to come up with a little rhyme for each bike to remember not jump on the shifter or shift the brake
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:56 AM   #22
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Sure looking a lot better than anything I have seen on the Motor companies floor lately. Looking GOOOOOD!!!
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:13 PM   #23
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Funny about the brakes.....My Triumph rear pedal is on the left and being a drum is pretty meager, but the front is decent. The shovel is on the right and is really good. I need to come up with a little rhyme for each bike to remember not jump on the shifter or shift the brake
I know all about that. That moment you realize that shifter is not gonna stop you is terrifying.
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:20 PM   #24
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Nice and clean I like the look.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:17 PM   #25
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liking what you have done to the bike.
big YES on front brakes.
I miss LA. lived a little west of you 85-86 in Thibodeaux.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:28 AM   #26
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Nice work, nice looking, but I'd vote for a front brake too.

Convenient while sitting at an intersection on hill. Even more convenient when the road is full of retards in 3000 lb protective wrappers.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:45 AM   #27
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I know all about that. That moment you realize that shifter is not gonna stop you is terrifying.

I made myself a note......

BTW, I'm really lovin' this bike!!!!
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