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Hey all.

Just a quick update! I've finally finished and am happy with my knuck now.

33.4 flexed a lot and just didn't feel right, so I managed to get my hands on a nice old pan wide glide 4 over, (closer to 5" as the tubes are .65 over which I didn't know until recently when I looked it up), with some shovel trees. The reduced rake in pan trees would kill me as my frame is a 39 and doesn't have much rake to spare! I've also gone to shotgun pipes, which I've cut and adjusted a little as I wasn't happy as they were standard.

I also found an old bates which I've cleaned up and put on. A few little tweaks to things,rethreaded a few things but otherwsie it's a one kick bike. I have a prism 1/4 turn throttle, Dayten Likness jockey shift and recenlt installed a stainless 21" narrow front rim, my old one was bent as hell!

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Your OEM frame is 25 degrees in neck angle they used 18 inch wheels and it worked when they went to 16 in 41 the head shake caused crashes right away - first bikes delivered in 1940
caused them to bend all the frames they could get on the 2600 mistakes they had already made - and bent them to 28 degrees my 41 is stamped #55 in the repair we guess its was still in the factory when this happened as its at the end of the 2600 machines affected

the bike look period correct for back in the day BTW cool stance for sure
 

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Very nice. The stance is just right.
 

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Your OEM frame is 25 degrees in neck angle they used 18 inch wheels and it worked when they went to 16 in 41 the head shake caused crashes right away - first bikes delivered in 1940
caused them to bend all the frames they could get on the 2600 mistakes they had already made - and bent them to 28 degrees my 41 is stamped #55 in the repair we guess its was still in the factory when this happened as its at the end of the 2600 machines affected

the bike look period correct for back in the day BTW cool stance for sure
That's wild! I wasn't aware of that. Yeah, I was going to go 6 over, but I don't think it's worth it when mines just under 5" it's a nice stance!

Very nice. The stance is just right.
Thank you sir!! pleasure to ride, even if the shotguns are obnoxiously loud!!
 

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Looks great, glad you didn’t change it too much. I’m sad I haven’t seen this bike (or it’s predecessors) in person.

What is that stuff on the ground? Looks like - tarmac? You’ve moved now? What does the neighbourhood watch think about the shotgun pipes? If it becomes an issue you can leave it at my place during the week.
 

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Looks great, glad you didn’t change it too much. I’m sad I haven’t seen this bike (or it’s predecessors) in person.

What is that stuff on the ground? Looks like - tarmac? You’ve moved now? What does the neighbourhood watch think about the shotgun pipes? If it becomes an issue you can leave it at my place during the week.
I know! our paths will cross at some point dude! it's a given, there's not a huge amount of this sort of thing in the UK! haha.

I' moved over a year ago! I live in a gated community, I think they really like the shotguns, Especially when I take it to work at 6am!

Nah only minor changes, really comfy bars with a lovely bend, can't even remember who made them for me, it was return for a favour. Pipes I've cut down and fettled a little. Front rim I had drilled in stainless, had two old rims both buckled. I got rid of my beautiful jones rim off a 1914 trump as the starhub didn't fit my 33.4.. now it would be perfect! DOH! basically 5 over, just right, I won't be changing anyyhting now. More than happy! see you soon.
 

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More then one guy making a left has swallowed a pebble into eh carb - just so you know
 

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Hey man!

I'm really beat up, riser bolt let go, which meant my bars came off in my hands (DO NOT USE OLD HARDWARE), I narrowly missed an oncoming car, tapped the brake, which then put me in to a death wobble, came down about 40mph bike landed on me. Dragged me down the road. I'm real beat up but will be back in the seat in no time!

Thanks for asking!
 

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Sorry you went down. Hope you heal quickly. When you get old the rash scars will be remembered stories, boy, have I got stories!
 
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