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Old 04-19-2018, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
The actual running current will be substantially higher.
Jess, I aim to find that out when I get home from a Dr. appointment. I have to get my Geezeritis checked out every six months.

I might take the Harley for a spin also. I can't let Pete do all the riding. My wife thinks it takes about a hundred miles to warm it up for an oil change. I have a 35 micron, stainless steel, washable oil filter. I'll wash that out next time.
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I know what you mean about the rides. I have rolled one of the Guzzis out in the morning while my wife is asking where I am headed. I answer St Ignace , just across the Mackinaw Bridge, about 280 miles. She asks what's up there? and I usually say "a gas station".
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I'll give Harley about another 10 years before they are dust in the wind. The Millenials don't like them, they are too slow and old fashioned. IE Not Cool
Bruce in australia the younger inexperienced riders flock to the harley xg500 in record numbers,it's the top selling bike here simply because harley sell a certain cool cred and lifestyle image very well.These young guys don't care if they can't ride they just want to be retro (uber) cool around the city cafe strips on a sunday morning.Occasionally one or two will actually go for a decent ride up in the hills where there are CORNERS...dangerous as roo's they are.ps the colour of that thing you call a super duty matches the warship nicely.

Jim that is a nice looking gk fa115,if i may say so mine on nitro is much crisper on transition,got a better bark too

Jesse i'm on the same page re bevel drive dukes,they were character building.

Dave obey your wife,air/oil cooled v-twins take forever to warm up,do you run a temp gauge on yours? the duke takes about 5kms before the low oil temp warning stops flashing at it hits 50c,normally runs about 90 to 100c.

Sr i like your sense of humour
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Dan, you're accusing Americans of being stupid: 2017 sales for Ford F series 896.764
Dodge=====500,723
Chevy======585,864
Just look who is in the Oval Office right now for the answer to that.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
----------------------------- 2017 sales for Ford F series 896.764
Dodge=====500,723
Chevy======585,864
Your numbers are a bit ambiguous.


TOTAL pick up sales 2017

GM-----948,905
Ford----896,764

I will give credit to Ford for going to aluminum bodies. They all should follow suit..
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Originally Posted by Old Fart






Bruce in australia the younger inexperienced riders flock to the harley xg500 in record numbers,it's the top selling bike here simply because harley sell a certain cool cred and lifestyle image very well.These young guys don't care if they can't ride they just want to be retro (uber) cool around the city cafe strips on a sunday morning.Occasionally one or two will actually go for a decent ride up in the hills where there are CORNERS...dangerous as roo's they are.ps the colour of that thing you call a super duty matches the warship nicely.

Jim that is a nice looking gk fa115,if i may say so mine on nitro is much crisper on transition,got a better bark too

Jesse i'm on the same page re bevel drive dukes,they were character building.

Dave obey your wife,air/oil cooled v-twins take forever to warm up,do you run a temp gauge on yours? the duke takes about 5kms before the low oil temp warning stops flashing at it hits 50c,normally runs about 90 to 100c.

Sr i like your sense of humour
Nice looking Duc but what is that hideous thing in the oter pics?

I got hooked on Ducati back in 1965 there was a local dealer where I bought mini bike parts. Always lusted after one of those tinny looking early Ducatis. They just looked fast! A few years later I picked up a slightly bruised 1967 350 Desmo for cheap. Straightened out a bit and had nothing but fun on it. Later still I got hold of a 450 Desmo scrambler which I converted to a cafe bike. Shortly after(1976) that I bought a 1974 750 Sport. That one had suffered a stem to valve guide seizure. Rebuilt the heads over the winter and kept that bike until 1985. 1987 our company had an employee auction. These came once a year back then and they auctioned off surplus stuff for charity. Among a pile of bikes they bought for "research", they had a 1982 (Titled as a 1984 and had a very high VIN) Supersport Desmo 900 with only 19 miles on the clock.40mm Dellortos and the Conti "silencers" Back then too few people in these parts knew what a Ducati was! I was able to snag it for $1500. Rode it quite a bit over the next 5 years but ultimately went back the the John Deere-like Guzzi tractors. Just love those bikes.

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I even wear a Ford belt, it doesn't exactly match my Harley Black and orange hat, according to my wife that is. Does anyone have a Saito hat?
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Henry won a few awards and wore them too.:
https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/hen...nd-cross-1938/

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Another nice paint job OF! I love the banter about trucks it cracks me! I still remember Chevy slamming Ford for using aluminum but they had it in their trucks for years but not in the bed. Now Chevy has an aluminum bed in the works. Dodge has always been the perinial No. 3 truck. You look at pickups still around from the 40s, 50s, 60, and even the 70s you see very few Dodges still around. My favorite pick up made before 1974 was International Harvester. I had a 1964 thay had a 345 and T98 transmission and positive trac rear end (all factory) I could pull house trailers with it! Mine did have an 8 ft bed and 2-40 air conditioning. Wasn't too pretty on the styling though. IHC was a truck company not a car company and their styling proved it!


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Originally Posted by SrTelemaster150
All of the gaskets for the FA-115 except the back plate are the same as any medium block "B" series single. ANNNND the back pate gasket in that package is not correct for the FA-115.
Problem has been resolved.
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Originally Posted by cahusker


Problem has been resolved.
Well done! Thanks for the heads up. I will be placing an order for quite a few Saito models.
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Jim that is a nice looking gk fa115,if i may say so mine on nitro is much crisper on transition,got a better bark too
9,100, those are good numbers for 3 bladed 14" and 7 pitch on gas

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Okey, those old Binders were tough, I grew up driving their tractors and had a couple of their RM 120 and RM 150 milk trucks. Ours were Forest Green with an Eggshell White Panel and the Hobbs Dairy logo in Red.

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Another nice paint job OF! I love the banter about trucks it cracks me! I still remember Chevy slamming Ford for using aluminum but they had it in their trucks for years but not in the bed. Now Chevy has an aluminum bed in the works. Dodge has always been the perinial No. 3 truck. You look at pickups still around from the 40s, 50s, 60, and even the 70s you see very few Dodges still around. My favorite pick up made before 1974 was International Harvester. I had a 1964 thay had a 345 and T98 transmission and positive trac rear end (all factory) I could pull house trailers with it! Mine did have an 8 ft bed and 2-40 air conditioning. Wasn't too pretty on the styling though. IHC was a truck company not a car company and their styling proved it!
That T-98 the Borg-Warner T-98? My dad had a Ford Stake truck with that transmission. I put a new set of bearings in when I was about 16. We had quite a few old transmissions in the shop and loads of T-98 parts. When I went to work at a local metal shop they a 1954 Hyster that broke the input shaft. I looked under the deck, saw the familiar T-98 and told the owner that I had the parts to fix it at home. Next night I pulled the trans from the Hyster and and proceeded the simple gear swap. Would not go! Counted the teeth ,measured the OD still no go. It was about 20 degrees and I was outside, patience going thin. Finally got past the mental block and realized the helix was opposite! It took a few days before I was able to laugh about that one.

Those Internationals were tough old pickups. Another seldom seen is the very capable Willys.

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IHC actually called it a T-15 but the were identical to the Ford T-98 except one went down to reverse and the other went up. I had a broken 2nd gear synchronizer and my mom called the job that fixed her old Polara station wagon transmission. They guy asked her if it was a big transmission or a small one? Mom didn't have a clue what are large or small transmission looked like. So she called it a small and he quotes $135 plus parts. He just about had a stroke when I brought the transmission to him but he stuck to the price. I remember him telling me he replaced the synchronizer, a couple of damaged gears, and all new bearings. The bearings were Mopar and everything else was Ford. I don't think he bought anything from International at all. I drove the truck for a few years and I would always pop in at the local International dealer parts department late in the evening since they were open until midnight. I could tell Leon the second shift parts man would be muttering under his breath I showed up. It seemed like every time he looked a part number up it was always wrong and it would take at least 3 tries to find the right part. .
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a Saito Engine festival

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twin Saito 90Twin, this one sounds very cool


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Jim the b25 sounds amazing.Thanks for posting the previous saito airshow vid i had'nt seen that,an amazing variety of saito fourstroke powered aircraft,it was good to listen to.That purple on top white underneath sukoi should still have an fg57 saito twin fitted.There is a better vid showing his flying skills with the same plane google fg57 you tube.

ps jesse you know your dukes and a 900 desmo supersport is silly money nowadays.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
I even wear a Ford belt, it doesn't exactly match my Harley Black and orange hat, according to my wife that is. Does anyone have a Saito hat?
Thats a bit below the belt
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Originally Posted by Old Fart
Jim the b25 sounds amazing.Thanks for posting the previous saito airshow vid i had'nt seen that,an amazing variety of saito fourstroke powered aircraft,it was good to listen to.That purple on top white underneath sukoi should still have an fg57 saito twin fitted.There is a better vid showing his flying skills with the same plane google fg57 you tube.

ps jesse you know your dukes and a 900 desmo supersport is silly money nowadays.

Yes, they do bring some high prices.The newer Ducatis are probably far more practical. Back when I was riding them, few people even knew they existed. Since the mid-60s I have also gone through abot 70 Britbikes. Names like Royal Enfield,Velocette,Sunbeam, Matchless, AJS, Norton, BSA and Triumph. Many of which are far from household names.
Ha Ha! "Silly money" is what people spend on Harleys

Seem that B-25 with the twin-twin Saitos. Quite an aweso e sound. Thanks for the link.
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Me too,and don't forget the DOT old english motorcycle brand,some wag suggested it meant don't order two.

Now,people who go back a long way on these pages will remember barry complaining about the neighbour HOOD street cats walking and scratching there way over his honda s2000 ragtop sports car,every now and then a homemade bottle rocket would save the ragtop from more misery at the claws of the local free ranging cat hoods.

Here's a pic of dear old katie the next door neighbours show winning ragdoll cat,her owner is a vet and she's gonna need one.Only reason i hav'nt shotgunned that thing with the streetsweeper yet is she's dynamite on snakes in the summer
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Pete, the more I study on the engine mounting position on the Bush Hawk the more I consider side mounting it, it's a mile above the fuel tank when upright. In fact I already filled in the mount holes with 30 Minute Epoxy.
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Dave how can you talk about your plane when i"m this upset about what's just happened my new rear tyre? just kidding but i hope the pic comes up this time.

If you mount the engine sideways or even further down i found they were easier to tune for flying conditions in relation to tank height because the carby gets lower and also they fit better in the cowl show some pics of a trial fit?

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