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Old 09-09-2018, 04:06 AM
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This would be my choice in red, the Softail Classic, the one above that you showed is not finished, at 637 pounds it's not heavy at all. My brothers 1989 Electra Glide Sport is heavy at about 870. Even it is a feather weight to get off of the stand.

That 114 cubic inch Saito has 137 foot pounds of torque, it should go pretty good.

Pete, I am going to stick my neck out and send him a 100 dollar bill, chancy, I know, but hopefully it will be successful.

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I could buy a nice RV Trailer for that kind of cash! $35K goes a long way.
Old 09-09-2018, 08:58 AM
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Where did that figure come from, the one Pete pictured is $21,00.00 and the Classic I showed is $19,000.00.

The full sized Road King is $19,289.00.

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Fourth paragraph about the starting prices for ducati and suzuki.
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Yep, Not about Harleys

Need some pics of that homely green ford falcon,

Or maybe a Saito,,,,


Better still,

A Ducati, any Ducati
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Saito timing rig,
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Triumph timing rig

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Old 09-10-2018, 12:15 AM
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Checkmate!! unless gary's engine was still using points

Dave the starting price of 35,000 is aus dollars the article with the harley pic is out of an australian motorcycle magazine.With harleys adventure off road bike joining and competing with the the established jap and european market leaders it's going to be a tough ask for them.All the competition like ktm,bmw,suzuki,ducati etc have about 150hp that they try and make contollable for the average off road pilot with six axis ecu for traction control/cornering abs/electronic suspension,engine mapping modes for rain (softer power delivery) street,sport,race you name it all adjustable on the fly via the left and right switch blocks.That's the reason i said they are heavy because they have long travel suspension for ground clearance off road and all that weight is carried far higher up between the axles,in effect they are very top heavy.Not to worry most of them stick to the tar because these bike are very expensive to drop and nobody wants to get them all dusty here.Did i mention that the 500 dollar set of wide block off road tyres don't last very long if you like to rip 150hp through that small contact patch at the rear?

ps good luck with the money.
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Sorry, I made one of them ssumptions that the post was about the Harley
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart
Checkmate!! unless gary's engine was still using points

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Gary uses the timing wheel to check cam timing. That engine still uses points but the ignition timing is set and checked with a Sun Electric strobe light

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Jim, Are you really looking for a Saito FA-1.15 ?

I found one locally that is absolutely new, un-run and in the box with all papers, tools and parts. He wants $165. Let me know if you are interested.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Jim, Are you really looking for a Saito FA-1.15 ?

I found one locally that is absolutely new, un-run and in the box with all papers, tools and parts. He wants $165. Let me know if you are interested.
it sounds good, I will PM you

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Jim et al, this is Great Granddaughter Brooklyn and I almost 3 years ago, she's helping me study for a Christmas play in which she starred as Baby Jesus, manger and all. She lives in Marshfield, Mass. now. We had her for a year. PS, I sprung for the Saito 120 triple.
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Hi Dave, She's a pretty little thing she is !! I would post a photo of my granddaughter, but I don't know if her mother would like that,,

the other day on the Phone Cam my granddaughter says to my wife as she put's her hand on her hip>"Grandma, I talked to you, but I want to talk to Papa" ,, WOW

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Crikey dave you almost look friendly there.Was there enough space to squeeze the harley behind the couch?
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She'll be 3 Nov. 2nd, she loves trucks.


This guy arriving tomorrow. A Saito 120 R-3
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I need this guy next


Haley
Thanks Pete, I am surrounded by beauty, Haley lives upstairs, grand daughter, she is a month younger than Brooklyn but 5" taller, her mother is 6' tall and her father is 6' 1". she might turn out to be a big one and I'll make sure that she's proud of it.

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Those Keleo rings are darn near a "must have" with the Saito radials. Not sure who is actually making them now. Adrian is selling them and IIRC he was selling from Keleo stock when I bought one for my 170 R3. He said that once the stock was sold that he would be making the rings.
I am picking up a brand new , old stock FA-90R3 this week to go with the FA-170R3. IIRC , it takes the same ring as the 120.

Take care that there is zero stress on each of the three runners. Any latent stress can lead to a tube or weld failure down the road.

Okay, I'm off to pop some corn. Looks like home movies are about to start.

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Dave, they are beautiful little dollies, my granddaughter loves Jeeps and School buses, my wife bought her 1 of each

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Saito gents, I stripped the Saito 120-S DP down to it's fighting weight, I removed the CHI and the pump. It's unrun so far. DMRC wanted to know what it ran like stone stock. I am going to put an hour on it then go for full blatt. The prop will be about 3 different 15x8's. A new Graupner Sonic, old Graupner gray and a new style Master Airscrew.
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy



Haley
Thanks Pete, I am surrounded by beauty, Haley lives upstairs, grand daughter, she is a month younger than Brooklyn but 5" taller, her mother is 6' tall and her father is 6' 1". she might turn out to be a big one and I'll make sure that she's proud of it.
One thing you learn being married to a 6' 1" Norwegian for all these years; You better make her proud!

BTW, Without the pump system , they aren't "stone stock"



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Ignore the can of 5% after run alcohol

I know most people think that the stock saito garbage can muffler looks average,until you look at what OS mufflers look like.I like keleo rings on saito radials they sound mint dave.Gary i'll post a pic of a later? model kelio ring on my fa200r3,it's tigged up out of very soft ally so you can put a phillips screwdriver tip down the mouth of the one header that needs a slight tweak so you can hand screw all the header threads in by hand.

ps do any of you guys get the engine running on some good 40% nitro and turn the shed lights off?
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open



One thing you learn being married to a 6' 1" Norwegian for all these years; You better make her proud!

BTW, Without the pump system , they aren't "stone stock"


Bejeezuz mate she's better lookin than svetlana kapanina who is many times world aerobatic champion,she's from russia look her up on you tube.She does a tv interview describing how russian women are not just pretty but must be able to put out the house fire or catch the running horse.The in cockpit footage of a real pro is well worth watching.
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Fedex is bringing mine today, usually about 10:30 am. We're having some heavy rain at the moment, some wind but not bad yet. There are about 50 campers and boats at our local grocery store. People got them away from the beaches.
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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hart


Ignore the can of 5% after run alcohol

I know most people think that the stock saito garbage can muffler looks average,until you look at what OS mufflers look like.I like keleo rings on saito radials they sound mint dave.Gary i'll post a pic of a later? model kelio ring on my fa200r3,it's tigged up out of very soft ally so you can put a phillips screwdriver tip down the mouth of the one header that needs a slight tweak so you can hand screw all the header threads in by hand.

ps do any of you guys get the engine running on some good 40% nitro and turn the shed lights off?
Now that is an idea! Maybe Pre-ARO with that 5% stuff. Probably look better with the factory stacks than the Keleo.
BTW: I have two FA-120 SDP and both are still wearing the pumps. In fact I just bought 4 more pump sets. One is on my FA-150 in the Rascal 110. You can run the vent line as far as your heart desires

BTW, that pic was taken on our 35th anniversary. I was doing wedding photography on week ends and for grins she put on the old gown for a pic.

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