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    Plinths are being fabricated, motorcycles have...

    Plinths are being fabricated, motorcycles have been crated and are winging their way to Brisbane, and catalog(ues) are beginning to ship from the printer. 'The Motorcycle: Design~Art~Desire' is on...
  2. What are the bore x stroke of a 1914 H-D 10F?

    Does anyone know the actual bore and stroke of a 1914 model 10F? We're doing the final round of fact-checking prior to creating the labels for the Brisbane motorcycle exhibition ...
  3. I think from now on I'll put them together...

    I think from now on I'll put them together perfectly, with the timing set to the nearest 0.1-deg., the carburetor assembled with ideal jetting, and all the other details that affect the engine...
  4. I don't know about anyone else, but when I...

    I don't know about anyone else, but when I rebuild a motorcycle I may think it is right, but I don't know until I try to start it. If, say, the timing is off, I risk either bogging the DocZ...
  5. After sitting all day, my motorcycle was missing...

    After sitting all day, my motorcycle was missing on one cylinder as I left the parking lot late one foggy evening near the beach in California, so I reached down to wiggle the plug wire. I'll never...
  6. I made a wide bracket based on a length of...

    I made a wide bracket based on a length of 'L'-shaped Al that I can bolt to the back of mine (it's actually shaped like a Greek Ω to clear the tire), with tie-down points at the end. I didn't make...
  7. Other than that, how did you like the play Mrs....

    Other than that, how did you like the play Mrs. Lincoln?
  8. The only time I considered not turning off a bike...

    The only time I considered not turning off a bike at the pump was after I left the lights on overnight on a modern bike 500 miles from home and ran the battery down. Because of where the battery was...
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    Green stamps? Kevin, you're giving away your...

    Green stamps? Kevin, you're giving away your age.

    p.s. very cute click bait.
  10. My DocZ rollers are an indispensable "tool" when...

    My DocZ rollers are an indispensable "tool" when working on bikes. I sometimes cheat and use it to start bikes I could start without it, but it more than earns its keep with bikes as I sort out the...
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    What do you mean? Have I missed something that's...

    What do you mean? Have I missed something that's been happening?...

    One thing that hasn't been happening is me re-rebuilding the bike I rode in 2018, so your posts to this thread are a welcome...
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    Check Condon Skelly as well.

    Check Condon Skelly as well.
  13. A good thing about sites like this one is they...

    A good thing about sites like this one is they usually get quick responses to questions. That said, it requires having read a number of responses from a given person to a variety of questions to know...
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    Our plans were to have the new exhibition travel...

    Our plans were to have the new exhibition travel after Brisbane. But, as you might imagine, plans are a bit uncertain as of now.
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    Thanks for that. I don't think you'll be...

    Thanks for that. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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    Despite the pandemic, 'The Motorcycle:...

    Despite the pandemic, 'The Motorcycle: Design~Art~Desire' that Ultan Guilfoyle and I co-curated is scheduled to open at the Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane as planned on 28...
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    Agreed. Back to motorcycles.

    Agreed. Back to motorcycles.
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    Sometime in the early 1960s I saw the 1943 movie...

    Sometime in the early 1960s I saw the 1943 movie 'Corregidor' on TV and vividly remember one character in the movie saying to another that she could do something because she was "free, white, and...
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    In the 1950s Floyd Clymer published a series of...

    In the 1950s Floyd Clymer published a series of seven volumes of a "Motor Scrapbook," consisting of reprints of early clippings from newspapers and magazines. In an undated piece printed after...
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    I used AeroShell in my total-loss 1928 Ariel on...

    I used AeroShell in my total-loss 1928 Ariel on the last Cannonball. I had to install a new guide in Pierre SD, having nothing to do with the oil, so I had the head off there. The piston had no...
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    Will do. But, to add some Indian content to...

    Will do. But, to add some Indian content to this, we will have some seldom-seen Indians in the exhibition, including the last streamliner Burt Munro rode at Bonneville, and the beautiful pre-1910...
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    Thanks very much for that. We've been going...

    Thanks very much for that. We've been going through the proofs with a fine-tooth comb this week because on Friday it will go to the typesetter. The lead time is such, especially with the...
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    Sorry. Sometimes I do try to be fairly complete...

    Sorry. Sometimes I do try to be fairly complete in my responses, but sometimes I take the less time-consuming approach and just want to point out an error so someone else won't think what they just...
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    +1 I completely agree with everything you wrote....

    +1 I completely agree with everything you wrote.

    On the subject of books, I recently completed a "Selected Bibliography" for a motorcycle book...
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    That's simply wrong, and illustrates the problem...

    That's simply wrong, and illustrates the problem of using the internet as a source of information.

    As for "The Iron Redskin," I agree it's an excellent book. It's just too bad he chose that...
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