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Old 12-30-2003, 03:06 PM
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I just stumbled across this site & decided to introduce myself. I live in upstate NY & am waiting out the snow to get back on the road.

I have been building, wrenching on & riding HD's for over 30 years. My first HD was a 1957 Panhead chopper:

http://www.pbase.com/image/23429104;

I bought it as a police bike & rebuilt it from the ground up. That was my first in a long line of hot-rod motors, I put five inch stroke flywheels in it to make it 92 cubic inches. I had a number of HD's over the years, I sold this rocket last year:

http://www.pbase.com/image/22635542;

This beast was a 105 cubic inch, Murdoch air shifted, dual plug, nitrous injected street ridden drag bike. I built it in my family room in 1984(I have an understanding wife, although she did make me get the flywheel truing stand off of her serving table)

I am now riding a 2001 Heritage with a 95 inch SE kit & some other trick stuff:

http://www.pbase.com/image/23075870;

Happy riding everybody & Happy Holidays


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Old 12-31-2003, 12:06 PM
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John, welcome to "BikerForums"

I've been riding about 35 years, although I've only been a Harley rider since 1998, first was a Softail Springer, now riding a 2002 FatBoy. I've ridden everything from mini bikes to an Electra Glide, and loved each and every mile I've ever ridden on all of them

We have a good group here, and your knowledge will be much appreciated, and I hope you will share it with us as time passes.

I live in Texas, and get to ride year round....I try not to rub it in too much though

take care, and feel free to post away !!!

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Old 12-31-2003, 12:17 PM
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Welcome to Bikerforums, just like FBR said we got a pretty friendly bunch here. Hope you stick around and become part of the regular crew. I also hope the snow melts down a little bit so you can get riding again soon. Take care.
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:48 PM
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Welcome aboard! Some nice looking bikes. Enjoy your stay!!
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:47 PM
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Welcome aboard. I'm sure you'll find the people here here more than friendly. I wish I had half your talent those bikes are beautiful. Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:39 PM
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Welcome Aboard John,
Always good to have another "tech" person around.
Ride safe and often!
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:55 AM
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whoa!!! love the first two bikes. sweet.
welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-02-2004, 09:56 AM
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That second bike was a blast to ride, since it ran in the nines in the quarter mile with a slick & wheelie bars it definitely gave some Jap bikes a surprise over the years

I got sick of it blowing up all the time(I beat the hell out of it), so the last time I rebuilt it I used every top shelf part I could find(Delkron cases, Carrillo rods, Jahns pistons, Crane Cam, Velvatouch lifters, Andrews gears etc, etc)

After that, it ran for years with no problems.

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Old 01-03-2004, 06:43 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Like has been said...lots o good folks here. Hope ya stick around...I'm in and out, but will be lookin for yur posts.
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Old 01-05-2004, 02:17 PM
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I'm also new here, I like the site. That second bike has some trick stuff on it. What is that L shaped bracket on top of the tach?
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Old 01-05-2004, 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by SoberBiker
Welcome to the forum. Like has been said...lots o good folks here. Hope ya stick around...I'm in and out, but will be lookin for yur posts.
Are you talking about the basketball hoop in the background??

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Originally posted by jmorton10
Are you talking about the basketball hoop in the background??

-John
dang I was hoping you'd say it was some kind of high-tech racing gadgetry
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