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gwilki

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Back after 15 years
« on: May 20, 2021, 10:15:37 AM »
In 1999, I bought a shiny new 1500 Drifter. I road it for several years, then foolishly sold it. I had never been without a bike in the 50+ years before I sold the Drifter. Now, it's 2021, I'm 71 and the itch simply got to be too much. I just bought a shiny, but not new, 1999 1500 Drifter with 9500km on it.
It was a raffle bike at the 1999 Toronto Ontario motorcycle show, so has been custom painted, after market exhausted and single seated.

It's good to be back among Drifter owners.
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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 10:24:34 AM »
SO, welcome back!
But remember: no pics = it didn't happen...  ;)
I love my swingin' bike!

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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 13:51:07 PM »
Fair enough. Pics asap

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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2021, 09:22:24 AM »
In 1999, I bought a shiny new 1500 Drifter. I road it for several years, then foolishly sold it. I had never been without a bike in the 50+ years before I sold the Drifter. Now, it's 2021, I'm 71 and the itch simply got to be too much. I just bought a shiny, but not new, 1999 1500 Drifter with 9500km on it.
It was a raffle bike at the 1999 Toronto Ontario motorcycle show, so has been custom painted, after market exhausted and single seated.

It's good to be back among Drifter owners.

Good for you and welcome!

I see you're in Ottawa...a lot of great roads around those parts.

Happy riding and post a pic.

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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2021, 16:17:21 PM »
Tks, TJ. I have a bit of wrenching to do on it, but so far, she seems to be fine on the road.

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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 15:32:31 PM »
Welcome back
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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2021, 06:26:44 AM »
In May, I bought this bike and introduced myself to this group. Since then, I've replaced all the fluids, installed new black stainless steel brake lines, new brake pads, a used rotor on the front, new front shock springs, new tires and put the stock dual seat back on. (A single Corbin came with the bike.)

The spokes are in bad shape as far as looks go and I tried to install black Spoke Coats, but that did not work out. I'm going to live with them until the season is over,then clean and paint them, I think. I may blacken the exhaust then,too.

Several of the members here have helped me along the way with good advice. I really appreciate all the help.

Early on, one member reminded me " no pics, didn't happen". So, finally, here is a pic.
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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2021, 08:20:51 AM »
My ears were ringing...  ;)
Nice 2-tone combo!
BTW: do you know what brand are those tank badges?
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Re: Back after 15 years
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2021, 16:49:17 PM »
The tank "badges" were actually hand painted when the bike was customized. The pin striping is also hand painted.
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