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Offline radguzzi

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Toolin' around on the Convert...
« on: June 10, 2021, 09:43:19 PM »

'76 V1000 Convert, recommissioned last year after having last been registered in 1991.  The V1000 saw limited use during the 2020 riding season.  I aim to change that this year, love the magic carpet ride.

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 11:27:12 PM »
Have fun!   :thumb:



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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 01:29:34 AM »
sweet ride...

I can imagine that is such a relaxed ride, just jump on, go for miles and miles, nice neutral riding position, no gears, no wind buffetting, no stress

nice one

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 04:55:01 AM »
Nice ride rad, what kind of exhaust are you running? Hope to be out there on mine soon.
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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 04:55:01 AM »

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 06:48:33 AM »
Very, very nice bike!   :cool:

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 07:30:29 AM »
Thanks Radguzzi. Youre the first person to make me regret tearing the old Windjammer off my v1000. Great pictures.
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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 08:00:29 AM »
I know that train station!  Did you complete the Southport Island loop?  Looks great, Rad.
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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 08:58:43 PM »
Nice ride rad, what kind of exhaust are you running? Hope to be out there on mine soon.
Bruce

Hey Bruce,
Just the stock head pipes and "H" crossover with a set of Emgo canisters... a suggestion from Charlie Mullendore.  The stock mufflers had developed small holes that made the poor thing sound ridiculous...

These sound great. 



I know that train station!  Did you complete the Southport Island loop?  Looks great, Rad.

Hey Scott,
Not on this run, I rode back through Newcastle and Sheepscot however, that is  favorite loop as well... Never get tires of the Boothbay ride.

Current:
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'99 EV Hack
'76 V1000 'Vert
2013 Harley FLHTC
'75 Triumph T160 Trident
'78 Triumph T140V Bonneville
'72 Triumph T120R Bonneville
'71 Triumph T100R Daytona
'78 Yamaha XS 650
'88 Honda Hawk GT
'84 RZ350 KR
'71 Dalesman Trials

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2021, 01:39:28 PM »
Hey Rob,

She does look like a fine "old boot"

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2021, 08:23:36 AM »
Thanks for the reply Rad, I like the look of the emgo, I noticed a hole in my right muffler near the back, so something to look forward to one day  :boozing:
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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2021, 11:53:52 AM »
What fits those pannier mounts?
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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2021, 01:35:40 PM »
What fits those pannier mounts?

Samsonite luggage.
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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2021, 02:30:12 PM »
What fits those pannier mounts?

Samsonite luggage.

Yup... the inside of the cases fit into that triangle, there are odd cylinder type locks in the top of the mount, pretty neat.









Current:
2004 EV Touring
'99 EV Hack
'76 V1000 'Vert
2013 Harley FLHTC
'75 Triumph T160 Trident
'78 Triumph T140V Bonneville
'72 Triumph T120R Bonneville
'71 Triumph T100R Daytona
'78 Yamaha XS 650
'88 Honda Hawk GT
'84 RZ350 KR
'71 Dalesman Trials

The Journey is the Reward

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2021, 04:09:52 PM »
Windjammer on a Convert, perfect combination 👍

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2021, 02:11:45 PM »
Gotta love a convert, I like you magic carpet analogy  :grin:

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Re: Toolin' around on the Convert...
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2021, 02:23:20 PM »
Reminds me of my convert that I put goose neck straight pipes on  it. One night at a campground they sent me out for beer. Leaving the camp was a straight shot up a long hill. When I returned some of the generic bikers said you never did shift. I never told them it was a convert. "Man, I dun thought you was gonna blow that thing up the way you had it wound out." Hey, I didn't want y'all to run out of beer!

Enjoy,
Tex

 

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