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This topic needs some injection.
« on: December 10, 2016, 02:12:59 PM »
Here is my latest project. I have had this , in a lot rougher condition than the photo, for about
40 years . I gave another finished Matchless a 1966 to my son in Colorado,
so forces me to pull out my 1958 that will  look like the finished bike in the photo.
It is a 650 cc twin which is the first year for a 650 in the Matchless line up.
So here it is when it gets finished.........try to get it done 2017.....sometime. L@.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2016, 09:43:39 AM by Hewy »
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 09:29:15 PM »
Sweet! A true classic twin. I have a few project bikes on the back burner yet.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 09:54:57 AM »
This was my first British bike. Then many more came and went as the years went by. Did a lot of riding on a whole
variety of motorcycles, and sailed and built cars and couple of trucks.
Haven't got a clue why I never got this 1st one up and running, just too many projects ,cars .trucks ,work life
that kind of stuff.
Now in my" golden time" this is my last bike , probably won't ride it , just love those old machines.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 09:16:10 AM »
Well, since we are talking about bikes...
I have a few, and have owned and sold a few myownself! I reckon I could share.

Here's my '84 Nighthawk "S" CB700. Purchased for a couple hundred because the seat was torn and it didn't run. A couple of bent exhaust valves and seized carbs will do that...This was the second NH S I owned, I flipped the other one to get the cash to fix this'n...



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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 09:26:49 AM »
...and here's my 1981 Yamaha XJ550 RH Seca on the Handy Lift getting new shoes, carb joints, chain and a bunch of other essentials a while back.











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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2021, 09:40:20 AM »
And I've saved the best for last, naturally...
My main ride...1999 Buell M2 Cyclone. Full Buell factory race kit, Mikuni HSR-42 flat slide carb, Andrews N8 cams, tach kit, shifter upgrade and now sporting a new Baker Easy Shift shift drum kit. Estimated HP between 110-115, this thing is fantastic to ride and handles like a dream.






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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2021, 11:01:31 AM »
All I can say is.....WOW! I rode for several years, but never had a "big" bike. My last one was a Honda CB325 with the upswept pipes on the side. Sold thatvtoo cheap!

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2021, 11:16:02 AM »
All I can say is.....WOW! I rode for several years, but never had a "big" bike. My last one was a Honda CB325 with the upswept pipes on the side. Sold thatvtoo cheap!

That would probably be the CL350, Em. Had me a few of them too back in the day.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2021, 11:28:30 AM »
Thanks Capt'n, at long last we got a resent photograph or your humble self! Very good looking, both you and the Duell.
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2021, 11:33:58 AM »
Thanks, Len. That pic was taken in 2013...time flies when you're having fun. It also flies when you honk on the barber pole of that thing!
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