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  • Avatarfrozenlatino
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    This might sound stupid… kept looking at your pic of the swingarm… for any chance did it came to your mind to find an alum swingarm  that might be lighter?

    by the way what is Steamboat? is that a meet you guys have?  by the way where are you guys located in arizona?

    way2cool ! were you issued an FN-FAL L1 ???  My MOS was a movie projector repairman…. I was drafted so I guess pretty lucky I ended were I ended…

    JeremyJeremy
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    I grew up riding a Bultaco Matador. Tons of fun but heavy.

    My brother recently restored it.

    AvatarBBWB
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    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    AvatarBBWB
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    I grew up riding a Bultaco Matador. Tons of fun but heavy. My brother recently restored it.

    I had a Matador briefly. Loads of torque compared to the Jap M/C’s. But I wasn’t fast or competitive in motocross, that’s why I ended up in trials.

    This might sound stupid… kept looking at your pic of the swingarm… for any chance did it came to your mind to find an alum swingarm that might be lighter? by the way what is Steamboat? is that a meet you guys have? by the way where are you guys located in arizona? way2cool ! were you issued an FN-FAL L1 ??? My MOS was a movie projector repairman…. I was drafted so I guess pretty lucky I ended were I ended…

    Guy could make an aluminum swing arm, but I don’t know of any that would fit.
    Steamboat is a ski town in Colorado. They have an annual vintage bike weekend of m/c racing and a trials.
    I’m in Tucson.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Avatarfrozenlatino
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    Hey way2cool did they still issue an fn fal a1?  i guess my mos at the time would not take me to the front…  was a movie projector repairman..

    Hey Ben this might sound like a stupid question.. when you took the frame apart and before cutting swing arm  did yat any time you looked at replacing the swingarm with a vintage aluminum one?

    another question Steamboat?  is that the area they have a restaurant /bar that at the bar have like horse saddles to sit on?  trying to locate myself in the area…  so they have some motorcycle event in that area? and I do apologize if this is the wrong place to ask questions like this…

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    fn fal a1 ??

    tell me more please

    KIM
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    Steamboat springs??  In Colorado??

    Back to bens bike…  looking awesome

    Avatarfrozenlatino
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    Ben what kind of paint you use for the frame??   The Bultaco I painted last year is use white appliance epoxy paint… they say not for outside use… but the bike spend more time inside than outside…:-) and seems to turn pretty hard….

    will google the place in Colorado… the only ” steamboat ” i knew was in Arizona…

    When you mention Guy he could build a swingarm… is thats your friend is building your triple clamps?

    So in Vegas on the 28th… If i had one like this one as a spare  I’ll be hacking mine that frame of mine!!!!! shit might still do it…

    https://www.mecum.com/lots/LV0121-434796/1975-honda-tl250/

    Way2Cool  I thought Australians and folks from New Zealand the standard issue rifle for infantry  was the FAL   but dont know if  in your MOS the issue something else…

    myself .. Im left handed  love the FAL !!  to the point even convert one as a target rifle…

     

     

     

     

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    When you mention Guy he could build a swingarm… is thats your friend is building your triple clamps?

    I meant “a guy”, anyone with the right know how could make a swing arm.

    Ben what kind of paint you use for the frame??

    I’m just using Rustoleum spray paint. It’s easily removable.  At some point, when I get ready for engine mods, I might have it powder coated. Right now, I’m just using paint until I know I like the color combo

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Avatarfrozenlatino
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    Hey Ben you mention the mod on the rake….

    this article have it…

    https://sites.google.com/view/the-bikes/articles-forums-links-and-more

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    “Tips for the TL ” 2nd. one down..

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    Back on the ground. Looking good for me, I like the blacked out rims. Put jack stands under the skid plate and stood on the pegs, the fit is perfect. Hope all my cables fit now. 🙂

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

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    holy shit batman! 🙂 them handle bars are way up there! Ben how tall are you???

    The black rims really makes it like a totally different look .. like military or something like that! like the rear brake  lever with all the holes same with the side stand!

    AvatarBBWB
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    holy shit batman! them handle bars are way up there! Ben how tall are you???

    6’6″ in my boots.

    Going to put this aside a couple days. My transmission is done, going to get it in the bus.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Avatarfrozenlatino
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    well been a fun week checking on the forum. and watching the progress on the TL..  you still need a selfie, you on the bike!!..:-)

    transmission  ? that’s for your VW with the Subaru engine??

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    Is this the one you are talking about….

    We called it the SLR

    This from Wikepedia;

    The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR (Self-Loading Rifle), by the Canadian Army designation C1A1 (C1) or in the US as the “inch pattern” FAL, …

    Lovin’ the mods Ben

    KIM
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    Yes!! the SLR !! is that was they issue to you?

    fal

    this is what I did with my FN-FAL..:-)

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    Yep! Thats badass! I’d ride that off of some drops. It looks way more comfortable.

    Avataralykat
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    TL is looking damn sweet. Far cry from those early ones I was riding while working for Honda.

    Avatarrick plsek
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    Ben.. you need to put that heavy classic in the corner of the living room…..and get a modern light bike! It’s looking sweet though!

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