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 on: August 18, 2019, 11:02:08 PM 
Started by minimutly - Last post by minimutly
Thanks Andy, I'll see if I can save the seca pics as something else. Oh and send a pic or two of the trike and the maxim as it is now.
Huw

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 on: August 18, 2019, 09:57:19 PM 
Started by minimutly - Last post by Manky Monkey
Photos as requested Sir.
Sorry, but the Seca shot's a different format, PNG, not JPEG), & the forum won't accept it.

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 on: August 18, 2019, 06:55:07 PM 
Started by Manky Monkey - Last post by Manky Monkey
Like a lot of those 60s classics, I actually found it incredibly boring, but the music & the riding footage was amazing. I bought the soundtrack LP long before I saw the film, so it was cool to see the images that accompanied the tracks I'd been listening to. The Pusher is still a song that evokes images of long forked, hardtailed choppers out on the open road to me.
I hated 2 Lane Black Top too, but loved the car & the thought of living on the road, drifting from town to town, earning money by street racing.

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 on: August 18, 2019, 06:49:45 PM 
Started by minimutly - Last post by minimutly
Thought I might start a thread, even if the job is mostly done.
I bought this from a chap down Basingstoke way - he'd started  chopping it, cut off the back of the frame etc. Then lost interest, sold the carbs, footrests, headlamp, seat, sidepanels, rear mudguard, hamdlebars and controls.
I bought it for 110, with the intention of making it into a trike. But damn it all, I liked the look of what was left! So I spent a while collecting bits, including another XJ - this time a Seca. So that donated its bars and  controls, but that was it. So once I'd found some carbs - had to go for a set of Mikunis  from a 600, couldn't find any Hitachis, the engine fired up and ran sweet. Add all the other bits, including a seca rear wheel, and we have a nice bike(I think). One thing to note about the Mikunis, they are larger at the butterfly end, both inside and outside, so I had to machine the bodies down to fit the rubber inlet tubes
Currently the rear suspension is hagons (ebay), I made a tool to strip the springs off to test the shocks, really useful tool. I have ridden it, it rides beautifully for a 1980s bike.
Best of all, it probably hasn't cost me a fortune - I expect around 350 all in.
Looking forward to getting it on the road. Oh and, last weel I fired up the Seca that came on its side on a pallet - once the smoke cleared it was great.

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 on: August 18, 2019, 05:59:15 PM 
Started by Manky Monkey - Last post by Manky Monkey
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 on: August 18, 2019, 05:33:01 PM 
Started by Manky Monkey - Last post by stinkey
It's a strange film actually..it helped launch Jack Nicholson's film career  Cool

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 on: August 18, 2019, 04:19:35 PM 
Started by Manky Monkey - Last post by BikerGran
I'm amazed he was only 79, he looked much older!

I must be almost unique - I've never seen Easy Rider.

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 on: August 18, 2019, 09:41:19 AM 
Started by Manky Monkey - Last post by Manky Monkey
 Cheesy

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 on: August 18, 2019, 08:48:53 AM 
Started by Manky Monkey - Last post by stinkey
I can't tell you how much aggro my kickstand has given me on the chop..that's what I need 😅

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 on: August 18, 2019, 08:46:00 AM 
Started by Manky Monkey - Last post by stinkey
Easy rider was such an influential film and turning point for myself and millions around the world..I was working in my workshop and news of his death came through the radio..strange how he died on the 50th anniversary of that movie?  R.I.P  guys 📽🎞🎬⚰♥️

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