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    That bike is sharp.....Ide get a tingle in my spine everytime i fired it up...

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    I sold that bike 2 weeks ago, and I'll spend the rest of my life regretting it. I put more work, and effort into that 1916 Excelsior than any bike I have ever owned, and I know I sold it too cheap. It broke my heart to sell it, but domestic harmony and common future goals were the incentive. In that respect, it was the right decision. I have known hard-core collectors, and nut-jobs that wouldn't sell a used gasket and their lives were miserable, selfish, and self centered. I don't want to be like that and I want to have a life that is only supplemented by my love of old motorcycles. People need to balance their selfish, materialistic side, with the greater goal of internal peace, and harmony. . . . Hi-awawa, huhu mama wah-wah, or some other hippy horseshit You know what I mean. '
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    I sold that bike 2 weeks ago, and I'll spend the rest of my life regretting it. I put more work, and effort into that 1916 Excelsior than any bike I have ever owned, and I know I sold it too cheap. It broke my heart to sell it, but domestic harmony and common future goals were the incentive. In that respect, it was the right decision. I have known hard-core collectors, and nut-jobs that wouldn't sell a used gasket and their lives were miserable, selfish, and self centered. I don't want to be like that and I want to have a life that is only supplemented by my love of old motorcycles. People need to balance their selfish, materialistic side, with the greater goal of internal peace, and harmony. . . . Hi-awawa, huhu mama wah-wah, or some other hippy horseshit You know what I mean. '
    No, but I know it ain't all about you, Eric.

    I hoard my used gaskets;
    Not your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    I sold that bike 2 weeks ago, and I'll spend the rest of my life regretting it. I put more work, and effort into that 1916 Excelsior than any bike I have ever owned, and I know I sold it too cheap. It broke my heart to sell it, but domestic harmony and common future goals were the incentive. In that respect, it was the right decision. I have known hard-core collectors, and nut-jobs that wouldn't sell a used gasket and their lives were miserable, selfish, and self centered. I don't want to be like that and I want to have a life that is only supplemented by my love of old motorcycles. People need to balance their selfish, materialistic side, with the greater goal of internal peace, and harmony. . . . Hi-awawa, huhu mama wah-wah, or some other hippy horseshit You know what I mean. '
    Oh i know what u mean, thier are plenty of selfish people , in the old car hobby too. With me family comes 1st, cars and bikes are way down on my list..As mr spock said (sometimes wanting is better than having)...brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    No, but I know it ain't all about you, Eric.

    I hoard my used gaskets;
    Not your problem.

    ....Cotten

    What a stupid, mean spirited comment; even for a jerk like you, Cotton. Of course it's about me, and my 1916 Excelsior because I started this thread in 2013 to document my restoration process. Brettxlch made a kind observation, which allowed me to segue into the conclusion of the Excelsior project, and explain why I sold the bike. Your dislike for me is seriously clouding your judgment. In the future, mind your own damn business, and stay on topic.

    P.S. . . . . I better not say any more.
    Last edited by exeric; 03-03-2019 at 01:15 AM.
    Eric Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    What a stupid, mean spirited comment; even for a jerk like you, Cotton. Of course it's about me, and my 1916 Excelsior because I started this thread in 2013 to document my restoration process. Brettxlch made a kind observation, which allowed me to segue into the conclusion of the Excelsior project, and explain why I sold the bike. Your dislike for me is seriously clouding your judgment. In the future, mind your own damn business, and stay on topic.

    P.S. . . . . I better not say any more.
    Please guys were supposed to live in harmony!!!!

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    Eric, I just went thru this build again. It's even better on the second read. I keep seeing details in the pics I didn't notice before. great work.
    I bet we would have better luck living in harmony than singing in harmony

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    I totally agree!!! It's like a fine wine, gets mellow with age. A shame You had to sell Eric, but maybe the advance project will pre-occupy your thoughts with new horizons. I surely hope You sold to someone who appreciated the effort, time, care & love you put into that 1916 Chi-Town Doll!!! Sometimes that offsets the price drop? Besides, it's all Karma Baby--no hippie sTuFf, just fact! Everything will work out for the best! You never stated which controls you used--old or new?
    Take it easy Eric, & Good luck.

    *M.A.D.*
    Last edited by JoJo357; 03-03-2019 at 05:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Luland View Post
    Eric, you didn't look hard enough. They are there, in a box under something. Move onto the next plateau and keep looking. They did not grow legs. Bob
    I especially liked this scenario! Bob L. must have ESP!!! haha.

    *M.A.D.*

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    Sometimes i can't help wonder if this is some of our AMCA Members?

    https://youtu.be/PZFoJiqmW2s >>>Vintage 1960's Anacin TV Commercial--YouTube.

    *M.A.D.*
    Last edited by JoJo357; 03-03-2019 at 07:39 PM.

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