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Author Topic: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart  (Read 1368 times)

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mittico68

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2019, 01:32:58 AM »

That turned out good, nice looking bike
+1!  8)
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Tush

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2019, 11:04:14 AM »

Thanks guys!

Cheers, Tush
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paulfuller12

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2019, 11:27:00 AM »

Ok, Next instalment....I知 calling the project done...just needs some cleaning and detailing.


I must admit the bike looks good. I always liked black and white bikes as long as they aren't behind me. Nice job on the emblems as well. Really makes the tank "Pop."
Cheers,
Tush
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The Bride

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2019, 20:12:02 PM »

Beautiful 800!  Enjoyed the videos of its journey to being 'yours'. 
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Lucky

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2019, 08:49:51 AM »

VERY nice -- great work!
I see you deleted the windscreen, as well?
have you taken her for a spin, as yet?
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"Scout"  800 Drifter
900 classic rear shock
18/ 38t gearing
Michelin Commander II mt/90-16 front 150/80-16 rear
1 3/4 turns on A/F, 1st clip,48 pilot, 160 main - 41mpg
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Marbled and Modified airbox
Vulcan Classic 800 sissy bar
Viking saddle bags

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135 main / 42 pilot

Lucky

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2019, 08:51:23 AM »

sorry to double tap --
on wiring the indian head light -- i just took some light alum flat bar, bent to contour, and went from light to ground .. no way for it to move or become entangled without a REALLY bad event happening first
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"Scout"  800 Drifter
900 classic rear shock
18/ 38t gearing
Michelin Commander II mt/90-16 front 150/80-16 rear
1 3/4 turns on A/F, 1st clip,48 pilot, 160 main - 41mpg
K&N
Marbled and Modified airbox
Vulcan Classic 800 sissy bar
Viking saddle bags

Near future
135 main / 42 pilot

Tush

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2019, 08:29:35 AM »

VERY nice -- great work!
I see you deleted the windscreen, as well?
have you taken her for a spin, as yet?

Its a quick detach screen...I prefer the look of the bike without it but when required, I will definitely use it.   Ill be sure to take some photos of the bike with it installed  when I get the chance.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get it on the road yet.   Kind of crazy actually.   We have a graduated licencing system in place here....I have a beginners licence (M1).  The intent of this license it to get you on the street (with conditions) in order for you to learn so that you can move up through to the next level (M2).   The problem is, no one wants to insure an M1 driver (unless you have $5000).  So, I am waiting to take a rider training course next week so that I can get my M2 certificate (you actually have to wait 60 days until this is recognized by the MTO here).  Once I get my M2, insurance drops to between $1100-1300 per year.   At this point, I can register the bike and get it plated (you can't do this without insurance).   Ill have to get the bike safety inspected again since my safety certificate only lasts 36 days from the date of purchase....Ill be about a week overdue on this so more money and hassle to have to get that done again...
I would do things differently next time that is for sure!  I would have booked my M2 course even before I got the bike since they provide the bikes at the training course anyway.

Cheers
Tush
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Lucky

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2019, 13:13:20 PM »

we have the opposite "problem" here .. you can take a MSF in Texas on saturday/sunday, pay $16 Monday, and go buy AND DRIVE AWAY a 'busa or z14h2 -- just crazy -- there should be a middle ground - but, i can buy anything i want in Texas, and own it, even without a M dl
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"Scout"  800 Drifter
900 classic rear shock
18/ 38t gearing
Michelin Commander II mt/90-16 front 150/80-16 rear
1 3/4 turns on A/F, 1st clip,48 pilot, 160 main - 41mpg
K&N
Marbled and Modified airbox
Vulcan Classic 800 sissy bar
Viking saddle bags

Near future
135 main / 42 pilot

OR Seedman

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2019, 15:46:51 PM »

Here in Oregon we have two levels of motorcycle classes to get a new or to renew an expired endorsement.  Since I had been riding for many years (i had let my endorsement expire), I took the advance level class and even trailered my 800 to the course so I could ride it and get use to the way it handled.  I guess there was no real experience necessary to take the advance class, as there were several older virgin riders enrolled...all had just purchased new Harleys (but were learning on Honda Rebel 250cc's).  I wonder how many (there 5 guys total doing this) have dropped or dumped their full dress bikes since then...LOL.  One guy told me he had never even been on any kind of  motorcycle before....and he just dropped over $30k on a new HD!....people are nuckin' futz....
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Tush

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Re: Just got my Drifter...Now I知 Tearing it Apart
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2019, 08:46:15 AM »

Started my course last night...the in class portion, about three hours worth.

Saturday and Sunday are 7 hours each of riding classes ( they supply the bikes).  At the end of the Sunday session, I take my M2 evaluation ( riding Test).  If (when) I pass, I get my M2.  The M2 is good for up to 5 years.  You are expected that within this 5 year period, you take your full M Class test (on road followed by an instructor who provides you directions through an earpiece).   The M licence cannot be attempted for 22 months after your receive your M2 license ( unless you have taken an accredited course like I知 doing then it drops down to 18 months).

Wish me luck!

Cheers,
Tush
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