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Thank you for posting this informative top end makeover . Very well written and good pictures to along with it .

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And I was leary about mine with 44,750 when I picked it up. Still amazes me when I crack the throttle in 3rd , it just seems like a 100 hp electric motor , I been looking to see if one of the CSX trains lost theirs . Actually find my self smiling as I go down the road.

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Since the news says we have a" nor'easter" blowing through tonight and tomorrow with the possibility of heavy snow and high winds I figured that this would be my last chance to get this bike out for a ride this season. I didnt plan on going too far because it is only about 4 cel (40 far) which is too cold for me. Once again it fired right up with no smoke. I let it warm up a bit and left.My wife told me later that when I pulled out of our driveway she saw a little puff of smoke but that was it. I went into the sub-division behind us and drove around for probably 3 miles. I had the mirrors tipped down some so I could see if it was smoking any and it was not. It felt like it wanted to stall when I slowed down and stopped but I think that is fuel related or perhaps I bumped off a vacuum line or something like that. As quiet as 1500's are they are a lot louder when the plastic is off. There is also an exhaust leak to be fixed. So far so good. Sometime later on I will address that possible stalling problem . Even though it was cold it felt good to get out for a ride. So now I have to divert my attention to fixing a flat tire on my snowblower.............
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I really hate this machine but it is a necessary evil here in Atlantic Canada. I have to fix a flat tire on it today before the big storm tonight........
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Thanks for the update, it sounds like it is a good running bike now. It could just be that you need to do a carb sync before you get it all buttoned upwith the plastics and once you get the exhaust leak taken of it'll quiet right down.



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Hi,

Thanks for a great set of posts and pics on the high miler. It has had me gripped and wanting the next instalment. When I had repaired my previouscosmetically damaged 1500 Wing and had only re-fitted the fairing body and wiring,I couldn't resist taking it out for a spin and was amazed how noisy it was. As soon as all of the tupperware was back there was a world of difference! So quiet and smooth.



Looking around the rest of the bike, there's a lot of life left in it and some rewarding polishing and riding to do - the new owner should be rightly pleased with his purchase and your careful work.

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i couldn't help but notice the dream in the background. Is that a 305?
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Yes , it is a '65 Dream. From what I understand it was last running about 10 years ago. I have it as a winter project. Back in the 60's I had a '66 305 Superhawk and if you will remember they were pretty hot. They carried the same engine as the Dream but sported twin carbs. They would challenge any 500 or 650 of that era. I picked up and restored another '66 Hawk back in 1997 but sold it last year. I never used it and it was taking up space . I actually only drove it once or twice ( either they shrunk or I grew over the years....I think I know which) but it was fun. The plan with the Dream is to first get it running and perhaps restore it.......
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That's a nice Dream, it'll be sweet once you get it done. They were definately good Bikes.

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GOOD LORD I'M GOING TO A HARLEY DAVIDSON WEBSITE AND TRY TO FIND A 300,000 MILE V TWIN ENGINE BEING REBUILT AND SOOOO MANY PEOPLE SAYING "GEE" IT DON'T LOOK SO BAD. PLEASE SOMEONE GET BACK IF THEY FIND ANYTHING

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