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The_Lone_Rider
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PostSubject: Good stuff...   Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:54 pm

Was trawling some stats and this site came up. I've had a look through and looked like something worth signing up to.

Grew up with bikes, in the USA. Harleys everywhere.

Had a Honda C90 as a kid, on my uncles farm.

Around 20 got a Virago, then a Magna, and then another Magna.

Got a workshop set up in my own house. Flash by comparison to my friends locally, not so flash compared to some friends in USA. Grew up being looked after by a guy who had done the full training under Harley, who works for Mesa Harley and Victory now part time (is a philosopher full time at a uni). His workshop I envy.

Can do most things half assed, or reasonable. Have an engineering department at my disposal as well - lathes, better welders, better engineers in fact..

Hit a lot of the rallies, shows, and some of the parties.

Most will know me for the magazine - Thirteen Motorcycle Magazine.
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PostSubject: Re: Good stuff...   Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Well welcome aboard there Lone Rider good to have more on here from the South Island. So what are you riding/building at the moment? Post up some pic's of your bikes past and present, Everyone on here likes to see pictures of Bikes.
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PostSubject: Re: Good stuff...   Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:41 pm

Woody wrote:
Well welcome aboard there Lone Rider good to have more on here from the South Island. So what are you riding/building at the moment? Post up some pic's of your bikes past and present, Everyone on here likes to see pictures of Bikes.

Nothing worth seeing. Spikes through the front fender, new mirrors and grips, removed stock decal off tank and repainted then custom decal added and then clear coated, new throttle cables, modified exhaust, red LEDs under the tank with a switch hidden under the frame by the seat. I don't have a budget for building, and as I ride year round, theres no time for my bike to be on a lift unless necessary.
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PostSubject: Re: Good stuff...   Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:47 pm

Welcome in LR. Didn't you have your Magna in the first edition of 13? Used to have some mates that rode round Singapore on Magna's back in the early 90's. I always wanted to see what someone could do with one so if you ever decide to re-do it remember to throw some pictures up on here. Like Woody said, its good to see more South Island riders on here.
Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Good stuff...   Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:22 pm

Welcome ! I like the magazine, especially the comments bout Nick Smith (I will NEVER vote National again)
hey thanks for doing the article on the Honda Rebel Bobber. There's build thread in here for it somewhere
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PostSubject: Re: Good stuff...   Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:41 pm

Irishjon wrote:
Welcome in LR. Didn't you have your Magna in the first edition of 13? Used to have some mates that rode round Singapore on Magna's back in the early 90's. I always wanted to see what someone could do with one so if you ever decide to re-do it remember to throw some pictures up on here. Like Woody said, its good to see more South Island riders on here.
Cheers
Irish

Nope. I generally don't put personal stuff in the magazine.
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PostSubject: Re: Good stuff...   Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:01 pm

I really only do work on my bike when it is needed. Occassionally it's a big repair, or I have to wait for parts, so if I have the money I do other things to the bike since it can't be ridden. But I'm on it about 340 days a year.

A fair bit of this stuff required modification to get it to fit.

















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PostSubject: Re: Good stuff...   Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:38 pm

Welcome bud, another SI, Canterbury aye. That’s close to my old home....

Seen garage journal http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=7

... Lots of pics and discussions on cool workshops there post some pics of yours and give us something to work toward...

Cheers, will be watching... obviously enjoying your rides.

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