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WHAT A REAL BEAUTY
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Why, thank you.

I think it's kinda nice too.

Now, let's go ride!

We have a chilly Fall day here, I'm crackin' out the leathers.
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Roady wrote:We have a chilly Fall day here, I'm crackin' out the leathers.
I rode 50 mi to school this morning. 35 degrees at 80mph. The cooler weather is here.
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I had a great ride today too.

Only about 100 miles but I made a lot of stops, did some errands, met some folks ... repeat. I was out for about 7 hours.

Temp was in the 60's.

She ran great and I feel great.
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When I tore off the Windjammer I just couldn't part with the brand new -- in the plastic bag -- windscreen that came with the bike. But, with the temps getting a tit-bit-nipply lately I just had to do something to extend the riding season.

So, I shaped, cut and drilled some sheet galvanized and bolted it to the back of the screen using stainless carriage bolts with rubber grommets. Then I welded some brackets on that attach to the headlight bolts and fashioned two braces from the outer bolts to the handlebars.

I think I'll be painting it all black and may black out the lower part of the screen. Though I'll probably leave the plastic clear because I do like the spartan look of it.
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Now ... I just have to find some nice bags ... and a topbox ... sissy bar ... lots of chrome ... lights ... lots of lights ... oops ...

But I digress (usually) ... I took the little 280 mile loop up to Hannibal, Missouri again last Wednesday and the behavior of the bike on the highway is so much better. I cut about 4" off the top of the screen but should have cut another 2" off because the top cuts right through my line of sight. When I take it off to finish it I'll do that too. And, of course, it will come off for next summer.
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What a nice day!
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Thank you Roady!

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Roady, this is an excellent post! I'm starting my own '81 project this weekend and all of this information is a godsend. I imagine myself having the same difficulties, BUT with your information, I'll have an easy time fixing things. Once again, THANK YOU ROADY!
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Nice thread and nice bike . It made for good reading , Tell Winnie "Hello" for me.
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Thanks Bubba and Warner.

It's definitely got to be a labor-of-love if you're going to get one of these old gals on the road and keep her there.

Though I haven't had her on the road a lot lately. It seems that Winter has decided to move into St. Louie. I had a decent, 3 hour ride around the city last Thursday afternoon but our cold snap came back.

Supposed to snow soon.

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Nice solution! Been lookin' at other bikes for ideas about windshields, that are "bare bones". You came up with a good one.
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grate photos !!! this is great machine and i think i am going to fall down

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Roady,
You took a rough rock and turn her into a beautiful diamnd.
Great job. anim-cheers1
I hope mine looks that good one day.
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I wouldn't call her a diamond ... you'll notice that there are no extreme closeups (as in Sunnbobb and Deek's threads) because she does have a few blemishes. But she's 28 years old and wears very little makeup. :roll:

The little scratches and dings just give her a little more character.

She's a runner tho'. We never got that snow and temps got into the 50's yesterday so I managed to get out for a few hours. How refreshing!
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Winnie made the big time!

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Well ... sorta, thanks to Sunnbobb.
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Don't wanna be a pain in the neck but I think that 'shield would look better laid back a bit so she lines up with the forks. :roll:

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