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A Vintage Disturbance...

Took a little road trip today and picked this up








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That's a pretty sweet custom ride you got there, Ted, congrats!

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Re: A Vintage Disturbance...

Very cool! Now swap the valve covers to the correct sides

Seriously, with all the weight removal, I'll bet that thing is a blast to ride -- enjoy!

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Very cool! Now swap the valve covers to the correct sides

Seriously, with all the weight removal, I'll bet that thing is a blast to ride -- enjoy!
Yeah that's the first thing I noticed when he sent me the pics. I'll wait until a valve adjust or something to mess with it. For now it's just fun to ride. It is a kick, that 1000cc motor is STRONG and it's LOUD but clean

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That's a great looking bike, and it'll probably be more dependable then some of the new stuff that coming out of the motherland! The final drive for sure will be bulletproof!!!!

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Ted's an airhead Ted's an airhead !!!!

Very Nice Bike Ted !!

The Valve covers are an easy swap take all of 15 minn very little oil loss .

and it will save you from the constant nagging of thoes who know. OR think they know.

Like me.

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OH IF its a new thing working on airheads swaping the valve covers the center nut/stud can easly be stripped so use caution when tightening Them .
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That is very cool. I think you will get some looks at the Starbucks in the Pavilions... or Big Spoon come to think of it.

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Very Nice Bike Ted !!

The Valve covers are an easy swap take all of 15 minn very little oil loss .

and it will save you from the constant nagging of thoes who know. OR think they know.

Like me.

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OH IF its a new thing working on airheads swaping the valve covers the center nut/stud can easly be stripped so use caution when tightening Them .
OK smarty pants. There is one more item that is mounted backwards (on purpose). Can you spot it?? Look at the first pic...

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OK smarty pants. There is one more item that is mounted backwards (on purpose). Can you spot it?? Look at the first pic...
Fuel valve


And for bonus points, is it an original fuel valve, installed on the wrong side?

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It also looks to have a aftermarket H-D luggage rack!
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OK smarty pants. There is one more item that is mounted backwards (on purpose). Can you spot it?? Look at the first pic...
Fork legs? Were's the brake calipers on the leading edge back then?

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Fork legs? Were's the brake calipers on the leading edge back then?
Nope -- standard arrangement (it's the same as on the R90/6 and R100/7 I had years ago)

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The seat is mounted backward!!!
That is definitely an after market piece.
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rear fender.
Bing! BIng! Bing!

Great eyes, Raffy

Now that we've found two items, this looks like its going to turn into a "Where's Waldo?" hunt -- what else is hidden here?? Is that a SWB swingarm?

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where's the f-ing finders credit in this thread?!! Kids don't have any respect anymore.

Right CHUCK?!

P.S. Who give a sh-t about the valve covers, those later model ones are ugly anyway. Find some /5 covers for that thing.

abbreviated rant is now over. Please contact me directly with questions or comments

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Bing! BIng! Bing!

Great eyes, Raffy

Now that we've found two items, this looks like its going to turn into a "Where's Waldo?" hunt -- what else is hidden here?? Is that a SWB swingarm?

/7 swinger. brake master is on the frame behind the front wheel, not under the tank.

i like this game..................................so did my kid when he was 4!

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/7 swinger. brake master is on the frame behind the front wheel, not under the tank.

i like this game..................................so did my kid when he was 4!
Yeah -- at some point, I'll have to stop and get back to work -- the missing choke lever is too obvious, and I doubt anyone gives a rat's @$$ that the tach cable is run outside of the steering head brace, instead of inside like stock

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Damn, you guys are good!

Dino, who'd a thought that you were an airhead guy...

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OK smarty pants. There is one more item that is mounted backwards (on purpose). Can you spot it?? Look at the first pic...
Are we still playing?

Front fender is backwards ( before paint) and Is using a home made bracket ( and weares it very well might ad)

All turn signals are aftermarket
Rear fender is from a later bike A GS I think.

Throttle cables ( I think May look diferent in real life) have a sharp kink to follow fuel line Really cleans it up visually, but may cause some binding later on when inner sleave wears)

Fuel lines have eliminated the crossover that goes through the Air box . Which CAN lead to some problems since with it on correctly you have Two reserves . now no way to equalize the fuel leval from both sides



But I doubt Ted will be running out of gas anyway since That bike will go much further than anyones Butt Between Gas stops - I'm just guessing - Well I'm old and have owned single seat bikes in the past so No I'm not guessing.

All Kidding aside That is one sharp Bike and theres no way Ted will have trouble finding it in the A&S parking lot.

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PS Dinos right the early Valve covers are way cooler
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Are we still playing?

Front fender is backwards ( before paint) and Is using a home made bracket ( and weares it very well might ad)

All turn signals are aftermarket
Rear fender is from a later bike A GS I think.

Throttle cables ( I think May look diferent in real life) have a sharp kink to follow fuel line Really cleans it up visually, but may cause some binding later on when inner sleave wears)

Fuel lines have eliminated the crossover that goes through the Air box . Which CAN lead to some problems since with it on correctly you have Two reserves . now no way to equalize the fuel leval from both sides



But I doubt Ted will be running out of gas anyway since That bike will go much further than anyones Butt Between Gas stops - I'm just guessing - Well I'm old and have owned single seat bikes in the past so No I'm not guessing.

All Kidding aside That is one sharp Bike and theres no way Ted will have trouble finding it in the A&S parking lot.

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PS Dinos right the early Valve covers are way cooler
The rear fender is off the 1970 /5 and it's backwards. Because the /7 had a longer swing arm I guess it didn't look right the other way.


The frame is a 1970, the motor and suspension etc is off a 1978 R100/7.

It's actually pretty easy and comfortable to ride but I don't think it will get much farther than HDDC dinners and Euro Sunday. It does make some really sweet sounds

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The rear fender is off the 1970 /5 and it's backwards. Because the /7 had a longer swing arm I guess it didn't look right the other way.


The frame is a 1970, the motor and suspension etc is off a 1978 R100/7.

It's actually pretty easy and comfortable to ride but I don't think it will get much farther than HDDC dinners and Euro Sunday. It does make some really sweet sounds
AH HA ! right you are I looked at a /5 and well good thing I'm not afraid of making mestakes

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