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Post Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:32 pm

Old friend comes home

Here's how I spent my weekend, I brought home My first Harley. 46UL36**. Bought it as a basket in '73, swapped it off for a 49 pan in '75.
Friend of mine stopped by a week ago, knew of a flathead for sale, was I interested? Yup. He runs it down, picks it up and then calls. Says its a 46, so I rattle off the serial number to him, and sure enough, it's my old bike.
A little oil, gas, fresh battery, and wd 40 on the throttle cable, and she starts up. Yeah, it was a good weekend!!! :)
Dr Dick
PS, It did look a little different when it went down the road, don't know where the stock springer went to, etc, etc, but it's back.


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Post Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:19 pm

Makes me happy for you! There are a few bikes I sold that I would love to see back in my garage. Serendipity.


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Post Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:31 am

I have looked at this thread 3-4 times....LoL...incredible...gotta love it

Talk about an old dog finding his way home, inspite of losing a front end.

You must be livin' right. !


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Post Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:36 am

Doncha just love it when things come out right in the end. Looks like you've got a bit of work ahead of you, though.
Congrats on bringin' the ol' dog home.


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Post Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:20 pm

That brings a tear to me eyes ! Been lookin for a couple of my own ex scoots for years. I have an idea of what you are feeling, just by how I can imagine how I will, if I luck out the same way. Congrats !! Pa


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Post Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:57 am

Great one Dick!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am always looking around for my original WL I had back a million years ago or at least some of the parts that I would be able to recognize. But no luck ever. I would know the front fork and oil tank from a mile away.



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Post Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:22 pm

thanks for the comments guys, yeah, I just can't quite get over it myself.. Some of the plumbing for my early efforts at skirt oilers was still in place. She actually idles down real nice, acts like the high speed ckt is a little funky though.
Now I can't decide to run 'er as a rat or go ahead and take it down and play with it some, I was lookin for a big twin anyway cause I've got some ideas I want to play with... :lol:
And say what you will about 3 brush electrics, I did flash the generator before starting it, just for giggles, and it just started doin what a genny's s'posed to, go figure.
Dr. Dick

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Post Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:27 pm

Dr Dick

Luckly you.......was meant to be for you to keep that bike....

Now if only I could find my 1967 Ford Fairlane....nah...the ex would probably want to come along with it....

Have fun with your new/old toy.



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Post Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:46 am

Franckenstien: The best finds are those that find you. Way cool finding that bike :)
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Post Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:39 pm

Dr Dick-

I'm sure that reunion did make your weekend, & then some..

Congrats man... :mrgreen:

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