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Big Day for my Pan/Shovel

Well I got a lot done today with my day off and was able to get my bike on the ground and able to roll around today for the first time. I also got a chance to sit on it off the lift to see how she feels. I'm like a proud dad with his newborn. Pictures suck I know but thats what I got
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Camera phone photos FTL.

Bring that thing out my way and will hit it with the Nikon. Seriously, I have room and lights:


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Camera phone photos FTL.
Yeah I know. When I get it all done painted and polished I will have professional photos taken. Someday when I stop using it I might have a chance to upgrade the gargage lighting.

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From what I can tell, she looks pretty damn good now.

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Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback.

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Figured I would take some better pictures today since I was working in the garage.








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I'd ride the snot out of that just as it is! Forget a fancy paint job!

Oh, and I'd go for a different tail light...beyond that, I think she's HOT!

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I'd ride the snot out of that just as it is! Forget a fancy paint job!

Oh, and I'd go for a different tail light...beyond that, I think she's HOT!
I'm not about the rat look, Its gonna get painted and powdercoated.

I love my taillight, I made it from a vintage microphone that I took the guts out of.

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I love my taillight, I made it from a vintage microphone that I took the guts out of.
Now I dig it even more

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Looks good but that Shovel head kills it. When you getting the Panni?

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Looks good but that Shovel head kills it. When you getting the Panni?
I'm accepting donations.

Wait no really give me some money so I can swap it back.

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I'm not about the rat look, Its gonna get painted and powdercoated.

I love my taillight, I made it from a vintage microphone that I took the guts out of.

Thanks for props.
I totally appreciate the work, in fact I think it's ingenious. It just looks a bit tacked on.

No office, please understand, I think your bike is fantastic and I'm having some serious cruiser envy right now.

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I totally appreciate the work, in fact I think it's ingenious. It just looks a bit tacked on.

No office, please understand, I think your bike is fantastic and I'm having some serious cruiser envy right now.
No worries no offense was taken. It will definitely flow better flow better when it is painted the same color as the fender. Its kinda hard to show the paint scheme I have in my head. There is gonna be a lot of black and a little chrome.

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just a tip, Make sure you set your valve clearance to the loose side of the spec, the 290 was on the tighter side and that was your starting problem.




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just a tip, Make sure you set your valve clearance to the loose side of the spec, the 290 was on the tighter side and that was your starting problem.
You gotta jinx me don't you. At least with this thing I've got some experts to help me. I also picked up a new set of feeler gauges to make valve checks easier.

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what kind of primary are you gonna use?
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what kind of primary are you gonna use?

Oh oh, go open multi chain, meat gringer... Looks hot!!!!




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what kind of primary are you gonna use?
I already have a 3 inch belt drive open. If you look at the left side shot you can see the motor pully is on. I gotta change out the transmission main shaft to an earlier style then it can go on. I'm gonna have a dry clutch so I can sound like one of them there I-talian bikes.

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Ok thats my second choice, I approve




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Oh oh, go open multi chain, meat gringer... Looks hot!!!!
I like the chain too

but the belt is also nice. handy if you need to do any sanding work.
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The wire to the tail light ,is it safe in a tube ?
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