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Hello everyone,

I live in France.
I started in bikes with a rigid evo sporty that I rode around Europe for several years.




To satisfy my attraction for old iron, I sold the sporty to fund the first affordable pre '69 HD I could find.
It was a '67 FL that was supposed to be a runner with a little TLC…



Long story short, I learned the hard way, bike hasn't been ridden for about 15 years and most of it was really tired, engine was seized, electrics about to set the bike on fire, leaks everywhere, inside parts missing, etc…
I ended up bein' without a bike for one year and a half to get this back on the road !

First Kicks:

I'm not a builder or a mechanic, I've been lucky to be mentored by a retired HD mechanic for the rebuild of my engine.
I'm still learning and have bein' following the JJ for quite a long time now and decided to join recently.
My shovel is still mostly stock and I'm still breaking in the engine.

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For the past two years, I've been collecting parts to make it more personal when I'll have everything needed but parts are hard to find where I live and my funds are limited.
Gotta be patient sometimes…

Later,

Vins
 

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Salut compatriote. Je ne t'ai pas vu arriver ici.
Bienvenue. T'es de quel coin ?
Je suis dans le Doubs près de la frontière Suisse.
Sympa tes mobs.

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Hi compatriot. I miss your entry here.
Welcome. Where do live ?
I'm living in the Doubs near the Swiss frontier.
Cool bikes.
 

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Salut Rat Finch,
Merci.
Je suis à cheval entre l'auvergne et la région parisienne.
J'ai quelques potes dans la région de Montbéliard, donc il m'arrive de passer dans ton coin. Putain de froid pendant l'hiver qui dure un peu 8 mois par là bas... ;)

Hello Rat Finch,
Thanks.
I'm part time in AUvergne and Ile de France.
Got few friends around Montbéliard, so I happen to pass nearby your place. Fuckin' cold in the winter time that is about 8 months long over there... ;)
 

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Yes cold and long winters. I'm living at 15 kms of Mouthe "The little Siberia".
Not enough time to ride.
Here they say there's two seasons : the last winter and the next winter....
I got friends in Auvergne to but never get there. I see them in the meetings.
Funny to meet a frenchy on a US Forum.
 

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nice job on the shovel mon-ami ,dont speak french hope thats not some kinda insult.or worse yet a gay come-on lol welcome to the fray
 

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Welcome Frenchy.

Good to know there HD riders over in France.
In 5 months I'll be in Nice for Carnival.

SJ
 

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Thanks Sj
Never been at the Nice carnival, but you'll see plenty of HD in Côte d'Azur !
Have fun in France, it's a nice place, I hope you'll enjoy your stay
 
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