Oh my goodness fella's


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Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:52 pm



Oh my word, Oh goodness fella's it's just like riding a bike out of the shop for the first time, Oh my... :shock: :shock: ..I reassembled my cycle finally and its 75 degrees out today..Sun is out and it's gorgous...I have to change the wifes cars brakes out and put in new rotors..boo :shock: ...The bike feels like brand new fella's new tires and new brakes and lines, new front progressive shocks, rear 412's on the rear also progressive, non air..[cuzz I'm lazy]..I hated those air shocks..I had a fight with the bike once because of them..Got rid of them...Wonder who won that fight... :lol: She rides smooth and I did install the dyna beads too, almost forgot to mention that..Yep, I am ready Freddy..



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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby NKYWinger » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:34 pm

beav-
I just had the snow blower out this morning... :lol:
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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby PapaTater » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:37 pm

That's what i miss about living in Texas... the almost permanent riding weather. 22 degrees here.... thank goodness for heated garage so I can get mine ready by March.

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby scotterichmond » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:19 pm

I still have PMS ( Parked motorcycle syndrome)

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:40 pm

My cousin the groundhog says it's going to be spring soon... :shock: :shock: :lol: I was just in Kansas City and it was like zero wind chill there, wow what a change..Those progressive springs really do raise the front end up, shoot so did the rear one's so the bike fits me perfectly now... I got the Spitfire Bridgestones and they feel great..wow..

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:31 pm

Its about time we got a ride report from you. I was begining to wonder if you had forgotten about Ginger.......... 8-)
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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:37 pm

I had to re-cooperate from the massive tramatic experience that you gentlemen placed upon my soul with that belt buckle trick...It has taken this long to recover..Doctor says for you guys to ease up on me for at least a year... :shock: :shock: I'm just now getting to sleep like normal.. :shock:

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby themainviking » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:03 am

NKYWinger wrote:beav-
I just had the snow blower out this morning... :lol:


I have had mine out every second day since XMas.....bout time for the Beaver's early spring.... time for this crappola to end, guys. Most of us got PMS. Even my extension cords for plugging in the cars and trucks are hard and brittle. Enough already, okay? 6 degrees below zero again this morning... supposed to be colder tween now and Wednesday. Harrruuumph. I am on the edge of GOMS fer shur.

And Beaver - good on you for getting that bike going and actually "going" for a ride. That's what I'm a talkin about.
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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby wally » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:22 pm

Hey Beave glad to hear your up and running I mean riding again. Some time when you get the chance measure the height you now have with your new progressives you know maybe at the front frame (near the oil filter) and maybe from the bottom of the side bags to the ground. My bike has the progressives on it, they were put on by the PO but both he and his wife were a bit on the heavy side and I think my shocks have settled or at least it seems to be riding low. Do you know what the life expectancy of the progressives are?

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:37 am

I do not know the life expectancy, I found that it's a effortless procedure to place the bike on the center stand now, I noticed a difference when I went just changed the rear ones a while ago but I notice it even more now...I will need to have my wife or daughter hold the bike so I can measure it, but I can do that for ya...sure..Vikingman I messed up, I spilled the beans on the Eagles, I told them guys about it but you will be the first to see the Canadian Eagle, I'll get photo's of them tomorrow...the black body one sucked I repainted it...Red body is awesome looking...there are coming along ahead of schedule.....

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby themainviking » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:21 am

littlebeaver wrote:Vikingman I messed up, I spilled the beans on the Eagles, I told them guys about it but you will be the first to see the Canadian Eagle, I'll get photo's of them tomorrow...the black body one sucked I repainted it...Red body is awesome looking...there are coming along ahead of schedule.....


Glad to hear the red one is awesome, as that is the color I suggested (blow my own horn here) and I knew you could not keep a secret for long - :lol: :lol: :lol:

Looking forward to seeing them.
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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:05 pm

themainviking wrote:
littlebeaver wrote:Vikingman I messed up, I spilled the beans on the Eagles, I told them guys about it but you will be the first to see the Canadian Eagle, I'll get photo's of them tomorrow...the black body one sucked I repainted it...Red body is awesome looking...there are coming along ahead of schedule.....


Glad to hear the red one is awesome, as that is the color I suggested (blow my own horn here) and I knew you could not keep a secret for long - :lol: :lol: :lol:

Looking forward to seeing them.
You are?? really soooooo you wish to view another creation from the littlebeaver workshop ha ha :shock: ...Hey do you think they might like these Canadian Eagles. :shock: .I now ask you're opinion on these Vikingman...??? :lol: :lol: :lol: I really like these...Once I put the clear on them ....man....alive they are going to look sweet...
Looks pretty neato I gotta say
Looks pretty neato I gotta say
Oh you do understand that I am a armchair artist too...I'm not really an artist at all but I try hard.. :lol: Same with my mechanic stuff..I'm a pretender... :lol:

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:15 pm

Damn Beave, who knew you were such a talented guy.You make some fine looking woodcraft there. I am proud to tell my friends the story of how I got mine when they see them hanging in the tree outside 8-)
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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby themainviking » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:22 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I now ask you're opinion on these Vikingman...??? :lol: :lol: :lol:


That is fantastic Beav. I gotta get a PM out to you right away.
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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:21 pm

I'm glad you guy's like them, I think they are kinda neat...I should be mailing out some Eagles later this week...gotta find some boxes first..Oh and finish them too... :shock:

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby wally » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:15 pm

Nice work on those Canadian Eagles Beave! Got a question on painting the Eagle's wings, I have painted them brown what pattern do you use to outline or trim them in white?

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:04 pm

wally wrote:Nice work on those Canadian Eagles Beave! Got a question on painting the Eagle's wings, I have painted them brown what pattern do you use to outline or trim them in white?

I think you are refering to the Canadian eagle wing Correct? I counted over to a certain wing tip and make a mark on one wing then I figured out the top side of the wing just by looking at it and make a mark for the white, once that mark on that one wing is established you can use that wing to mark all the others, just stack and mark ...then draw a pencil line from each mark and that's where the white paint goes..the leaf I got on line on the intro net... :lol:

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:24 pm

wally wrote:Hey Beave glad to hear your up and running I mean riding again. Some time when you get the chance measure the height you now have with your new progressives you know maybe at the front frame (near the oil filter) and maybe from the bottom of the side bags to the ground. My bike has the progressives on it, they were put on by the PO but both he and his wife were a bit on the heavy side and I think my shocks have settled or at least it seems to be riding low. Do you know what the life expectancy of the progressives are?

Wally I got my daughter Amanda Skye to hold the bike up while I measured the front part of the cycle, now from the slab up to the bottom of the oil filter is 7- 5/8" and on the rear of the bike to the bottom of the chrome 1" bag guard that is right in front of the bags is 14 1/2" to the bottom of the bar..I have new tires and 40 psi of air in each tire.. I hope this gives you a good bench mark.. :D

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby wally » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:15 am

Thanks Beave, on both responses, I'll check my bike height it just feels like it rides low and it is a chore to get it on the center stand without putting the rear tire on a block of wood. I wasn't thinking about the Canadian Eagle paint style I thought maybe you somehow just painted the wingtips along the whole back edge.

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:25 am

Yep, I happen to just do that, I paint my brown eagles with white wing tips [freehand], they don't have white wing tips but it looks really nice like that, I've been doing that for years....If you do that it's going to bring out the dullness of the wing and give it some life...I can't wait to see it when its completed, please post a photo.... :D I just tell people that the eagle flew down from the north and still has so snow on the wings... :shock:

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Re: Oh my goodness fella's

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:55 pm

lilBeav, After reading your posts on the steel brake lines and progressive 412 shocks-I bought the brake lines last week-and got them yesterday. I also ordered the 412"s about 10 minutes ago! Cant wait to try them out. I also am going to order randacks carb rebuild kit with the "idiot guide" (which I will need!).
I am with you - D**n tired of fooling around with the air shocks!
Being up here in the land of 10.000 lakes-it wont be till April till I can even think about starting my bike :|
Rock on! -Regards, Johnyy




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