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Old 03-09-2015, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by blw
Honda Dreams were very popular over here in the U.S.
Remember the first Honda's (that I saw anyway, early '60's?) that had the backwards kick starter? They kicked forward in stead of the usual back direction!
Old 03-10-2015, 03:11 AM
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Ernie, I've heard the Villers name but not of Francis Barnett.

I found some pictures, is this the one? Thanks
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Uh Oh, is bling good or bad? I gotta ask.

I'm waiting anxiously for a Saito 1.00 twin.
No bling is a good word over here dave,it's like saying you can't stay away from the nearest auto parts store and your bike gets shinier with all the flash bits you add over the years,kind of killing it with kindness,that's what bling means

ps is your coming new 100 saito twin even firing or odd?
Old 03-10-2015, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by blw
Honda Dreams were very popular over here in the U.S.
Sometimes you make me laugh so hard i end up crying,now stop it
Old 03-10-2015, 05:16 AM
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Odd firing, it will look like this one.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by blw
Honda Dreams were very popular over here in the U.S.
I had dreams as a teenager too - 'cept they were more for the Chiko Roll girl on the Hog rather than a Honda...

Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Uh Oh, is bling good or bad? I gotta ask.
Don't ask me - the origin of the word is more from over your way.

Suffice to say "Yo.. Bro... Bling is the shizz man"

BJ
Old 03-10-2015, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Odd firing, it will look like this one.
Noticeably different than my FA-130T, although both have two carbs and are "odd firing" (sound like Harleys). My 130 cylinders/pistons are from the .65, what are yours from?

This pic is like mine, but mine is not CDI (yet).



Very best regards.
Sincerely, Richard
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:31 PM
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Sounds like a Harley you say?

I'd be interested in that one

Just idling, or on power too?

BJ
Old 03-10-2015, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by BJ64
Sounds like a Harley you say?

I'd be interested in that one

Just idling, or on power too?

BJ
Does it shake too?
Old 03-10-2015, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RC_Fanatic
Does it shake too?
Regarding the sound, it is not just my observation, TDBandit on the Cox Engines website says about his FA -100T: " This however is not a true "boxer" type twin instead it has more relation to that of a V-twin than a boxer. (has a single throw crankshaft with two rods sharing the pin) This engine is really a 180deg V-twin and sounds like an angry Harley lol its a power house."

Re the shakes, In his review Clarence Lee noted that the 130t shakes a bit under 2500 rpm. Smooth above that.

But, are you suggesting that Harleys shake?

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Old 03-10-2015, 05:48 PM
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I have 2007 1200-C with the evolution engine, the shake is programmed right into the ECM which controls the fuel injection, the instant I open the throttle all shake is gone. I can squeeze my knee against the air cleaner at 75 and feel nothing.
The 1.30 sound s Harley like at low rpm, not so much at high rpm. This is the 1.30 I owned and then sold, I regret selling it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:33 PM
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[QUOTE=spaceworm;
But, are you suggesting that Harleys shake?

Regards, Richard[/QUOTE]

My daughter bought a 2006 special edition DynaGlide. When she went to Okinawa with her Marine husband, she asked me to store it for her and ride it at least once a month. I owned a BMW K1200RS at the time, a very smooth-running bike. Yes, the Harley shakes!! Not a "suggestion" but a statement of fact!

BTW, love the sound of my FA-100. (Just to keep on the topic of this thread!)
Old 03-11-2015, 02:45 AM
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They 'shake' coz that's what we like about 'em

Trying to find a vid so I can hear the sound of one of these thumpers. It's the Saito 1.00 twin that has that sound, yah?

BJ

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Old 03-11-2015, 03:18 AM
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RC, my brother has this 2009 Dyna Glide Custom with the 96 cu. in. engine and a six speed. Last spring he did the ride to wall from Columbia, Mo. He rode to San Diego to join the pack of about 40, by the time they got to DC they were 500 strong. He then rode to my house, about 85 miles south of DC, He and I then rode 370 miles to western Pa. He rode 6,015 miles total. Another fact is his engine is smooth as silk. I don't understand the difference. He and I are Patriot Guard Riders and he plays a Bugle and plays taps for anyone who asks for their loved one.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:23 AM
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What year is your Hog, Hobbsy?

Reason I ask is that there is a fairly substantial difference in the balance of the older Harleys, the Evo I, and Evo II engines IIRC.

Still trying to find a vid of a Saito barking like ye olde Steel Horse...

BJ
Old 03-11-2015, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BJ64
What year is your Hog, Hobbsy?

Reason I ask is that there is a fairly substantial difference in the balance of the older Harleys, the Evo I, and Evo II engines IIRC.

Still trying to find a vid of a Saito barking like ye olde Steel Horse...

BJ
Will have to wait for spring, if it ever gets here this year. From snow last week:

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Old 03-11-2015, 04:48 AM
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You have no idea how pretty that pic looks to someone like me from down here.

I understand how cold and miserable it may be at times, but it sure beats the hell of out raging bushfires IMHO.

We were pretty lucky this year - though we did have to odd formidable day. Thank Gawd it didn't all go up like a powder-keg for a change...

BJ
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The one above is my brothers Dyna Glide, mine is a 2007 1200-C Sportster in a rare two tone green.

There should be a lot of videos of the Saito twins. I'll fix the double post, no problem.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BJ64
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Still trying to find a vid of a Saito barking like ye olde Steel Horse...

BJ
Here is a 130T video. Not mine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTpjYgDOFaA&feature=player_embedded
Old 03-11-2015, 08:55 AM
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That one is well tuned, thanks Richard.
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Originally Posted by spaceworm
I want one of those!
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Originally Posted by rc_fanatic
i want one of those!

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Old 03-11-2015, 02:57 PM
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Hobbsy that is one sweet ride. Last year for carbed motors, IIRC? I have the same Biker's Friend bag for my '02 Sporty


*edited for for gratuitous booty shot haha. She's all ready to go camping in this one :-)

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Old 03-12-2015, 03:28 AM
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If your bike is an 883-R I had one as my wallpaper for a long time, That bag makes a very nice backrest. The R model was equipped with 13.5" shocks, so I replaced my stock 11.75" shocks with Progressive 440's. What an improvement in ride and handling. I also installed Progressive Fork Springs and changed to BelRay 7w fork oil.

It's supposed to be 59 today I'm going to finish wringing out a new Saito .50 I got a few months ago.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:08 AM
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Yep, 883R with only 10k on the ODO. I bought the bike for $3000 in 2012 with only 450 miles on the clock, put some V&H pipes and a Corbin seat on it, and did a carb rejet. Love my Sportster!

Its sposed to be over 60 here on Monday, I will be hitting the flying field after work

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