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Also, I see you have the old style generator. Make sure the connector is good, there is a wiring mod. You don't want to burn it up.

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Also, I see you have the old style generator. Make sure the connector is good, there is a wiring mod. You don't want to burn it up.
You've got some splainin' to do.

I don't know what you mean. That is the way it's been wired for the last 44 years.

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You've got some splainin' to do.

I don't know what you mean. That is the way it's been wired for the last 44 years.
That's 44 years and 5 miles?

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That's 44 years and 5 miles?
Just about that bad. I logged nearly a thousand on it in the first 6 months and then bought another motorcycle. The odometer now reads 1065.

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I hosed it off and was shocked by the results. A little detail work and some wax and it will look really good. Oh, yeah, then some tires & brakes, since the ones on there now don't actually work.
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I hosed it off and was shocked by the results. A little detail work and some wax and it will look really good. Oh, yeah, then some tires & brakes, since the ones on there now don't actually work.
Careful big fella, those valve stems look a little crooked. With the speeds that thing is capable you don't want a blow out.

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I hosed it off and was shocked by the results. A little detail work and some wax and it will look really good. Oh, yeah, then some tires & brakes, since the ones on there now don't actually work.
Yep you can never be to careful. What if a tire should blow or a brake fail while moving it from one side of the garage to the other. Bike would never forgive you if he got hurt do to your neglect.
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I think he's just looking for an excuse to use his new air compressor, and BikeJr just happened to be there, if that's it's name of course!

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I had one of those expensive bikes when I was in high school, a Peugeot, and you could lift it up with one finger. Was really light and felt as if it had a power of its own when you rode it. Thing wanted to GO.

And them tires are thin on those racing bikes. Careful going over the road drain grates, lol.

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Okay, now I'm in real trouble. The handlebars are tweaked a little to the left and I can't seem to figure out how to move them.

Anybody here know which nut I'm supposed to loosen, or how to line up the bars? Or failing that, where the detonator switch is?

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be the bottom nut. The knurled thing below it is the tension knob for the head bearings. Don't know what that upper bolt is for.
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