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post #1 of 25 Old 02-24-2009, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all

Got the youngest in college, so it's time to scratch the itch. Took the MSF last Oct, got my license, bought a starter bike ( '85 Nighthawk 650) for $ 700. Someone painted it the poor thing purple, hence the low price. I'll probably spray it red this spring anyway. If I stick with it, I'll replace it with something nicer and newer soon enough -

Been building (and still building ) '65 Mustangs, so an old Honda don't scare me. But I really don't need any more projects ;-)

Thanks in advance for the informative posts, I'll mostly lurk here, but happy to have found it.

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Hello and enjoy the new hobby. Paint is probably a good idea. The only acceptable purple vehicles for guys are factory colored muscle cars (plum crazy is one of my favorites).

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post #17 of 25 Old 02-26-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK, y'all asked-

Hudson NH

Money pit #1 - open track time-trail car, currently in storage after an encounter with wall in NHIS turn 6-
Tom coupe 2 web.JPG

Money Pit # 2 - Street car, owned 20 years now, I tracked this one until 2005 when the pit #1 was done. Currently the main project, getting fresh paint and interior color change
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New toy, the purple people eater. Needs front tire and a paint job
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i'll take #2.... nice... thanks for showing us...

that purple is ummmm... ermmmm.... (tapping toe)... different.....yeah....



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Dragging back to the top, because the purple is gone:




I needed to tighten steering head bearing and replace a fork seal. By the time I got the front end apart, I realized the bodywork comes off in about ten minutes, so it became a "might as well do it now.."

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post #20 of 25 Old 04-05-2009, 07:13 PM
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I realized the bodywork comes off in about ten minutes, so it became a "might as well do it now.."
no time like the present, looks much better. welcome to the site.

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Welcome,you totally transformed your bike.It came out nice.
Are you anywhere near White river Jct. ?

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post #22 of 25 Old 04-06-2009, 06:38 AM
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Welcome,you totally transformed your bike.It came out nice.
Are you anywhere near White river Jct. ?
Thanks! I'm in the Nashua area, a bit South. But planning a trip to Longtrail's brewery on the bike this summer - I'll wave as I go thru!

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OK, y'all asked-

Hudson NH

Money pit #1 - open track time-trail car, currently in storage after an encounter with wall in NHIS turn 6-
Attachment 9567

Money Pit # 2 - Street car, owned 20 years now, I tracked this one until 2005 when the pit #1 was done. Currently the main project, getting fresh paint and interior color change
Attachment 9568

New toy, the purple people eater. Needs front tire and a paint job
Attachment 9569


Thanks Tom
Very nice


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post #25 of 25 Old 04-09-2009, 07:21 PM
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Yo, the purple wouldn'd be that bad if it had yellow scallops...

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