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Post Thu Nov 16, 2000 2:52 pm

Posts: 3011
Location: Central Illinois, USA
Alex! I'm confuzed agin. Are we talking different things with 'full-flow' and full-float'? What particular modification are you refering to? The pump swap, a bushing variation, or ??.

Post Sat Nov 18, 2000 5:43 pm

Posts: 896
Location: Bixby,OK, USA
Rene, I use every bike I build as transportation. My purpose for visiting these sites is to pick up any tips or tricks that I can use to make my bike user friendly in a world of 75MPH highways.For myself I build to look as stock as possible, without sacrificing longivity. I'm sure that some true antique enthusiasts will not agree with my methods, but a 100 pt restoration means nothing to me personaly.I appreciate them, but would rather ride.


Post Sat Nov 18, 2000 11:54 pm

Posts: 88
right on!!! Boogiemanz1

Post Sun Nov 19, 2000 3:44 am
Come on guys..... Play nice.

Post Sun Nov 19, 2000 3:18 pm

Posts: 3011
Location: Central Illinois, USA
I have to preach "correct" restoration to my customers constantly, but I sure don't practice it. (It's boring, and too damn expensive. And when you are done, is it "your" creation, or the glory of some dead industry?)
I'll defend anyone's right to booger anything they want to, particularly since most of the changes,such as Alex has suggested, are reversible or internal anyway. You don't preserve motorcycling by embalming motorcycles; you preserve motorcycling by bringing them to life and using them.

Post Sun Nov 19, 2000 3:54 pm

Posts: 88
right on Cotten!!!!

Post Mon Nov 20, 2000 1:49 am

Posts: 3011
Location: Central Illinois, USA
Right on for all of us!
We are preaching to the choir or whatever the phrase is, because we all are so close in our perspective that our only differences are in our wordplay. I luv fudges and improvements where appropriate, especially if it saves money and grief, but on the other hand, I had a customer (who doesn't get his hands dirty) pound his '47 EL from Chicago to the Davenport Meet, and then toured southern Wisconsin before heading home, all paced by two BMWs. And never even checked his oil (he used so little that I fear for his primary chain). The motor is overbored, but other wise VERY factory by design (but re-fitted by yours truly).
There is as much validity to "If it works, don't fix it" as there is to "Time marches on...."


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