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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2022, 09:35:12 AM »
That's an abundance of riches, Dave. I take you kept "Sparklehorse'?

Where would you go in 2022 to restore or replace a seat to get that original line?

Were both of yours mid valve engines with 36mm carbs or did you have one of the Big valve motors as well, with the 40mm's?

Unfortunately, Daan's links are broken, it appears. I'd be interested to see those charts.

I've got a line on a mid valve 93 with a custom seat. Not bad, but I like the stock seat lines better.

Yes, I kept Sparklehorse.  It is a very special bike. 

Both 1993s which were all mid-valves and 36mm which mate perfectly to this bike in my opinion.  Not that I would turn my nose up at a big valve.   :grin:

I was told there is a British individual//business that would duplicate the stock seat cover if you sent it to them.  I never had the guts to try as Sparklehorse has a couple of tears in the cover that I artfully taped with Gorilla Tape :)  .   I am reluctant to remove the cover and send it off.  I would worry until it returned being so darn rare.  Besides Mark Linkous spent quite a few hours riding on that seat cover. 
Dave Swanson - Northern IL
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1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2022, 09:48:17 AM »
My neighbor and Vincent collector recently got one from his Confederate Motorcycles owner buddy in NO,canít wait to see it.

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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2022, 10:11:30 AM »
My neighbor and Vincent collector recently got one from his Confederate Motorcycles owner buddy in NO,canít wait to see it.

Can I come along!!??   :drool:
Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore

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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2022, 10:34:51 AM »
My neighbor and Vincent collector recently got one from his Confederate Motorcycles owner buddy in NO,canít wait to see it.

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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2022, 10:34:51 AM »

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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2022, 10:37:22 AM »
I like how he added the green to the fairing. I have an extra fairing for my bike which needs to be painted, maybe I'll add some matching green like the above or just on the tail to match the tank.
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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2022, 12:42:14 PM »
yeah, not sure how I feel about that fairing.

But the bike is in good company: Egli-Vincent by Godet, Ducati Paul Smart, Ducati 1098R (<500 made). None of them move. Or, very very rarely.
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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2022, 07:40:23 AM »
He went to great lengths to help me acquire a correct set of Ariete grips for my 1000S that I will always be grateful for.

Are these the Ariete's?

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Re: My love affair with the 1000S
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2022, 07:47:51 AM »
Dave Swanson - Northern IL
1935 GTS
1968 V700
1973 V7 Sport
1974 Eldo
1977 Vert
1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
2004 V11S - Eraldo-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario
2022 V85TT Guardia d'Onore

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