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  1. fredintoon replied to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Hi Pete, and how is that a bad thing, eh? They already envy you for having a bike that's not cursed by Lucas so put the boot in and...

    Dec 10, 2019 at 3:14 PM
  2. fredintoon replied to the thread Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration.

    Hi Sean, Stick 'em in with Loctite bearing retention compound. It ain't a bodge, it's an upgrade. I had a small part in pioneering the...

    Dec 10, 2019 at 2:50 PM
  3. fredintoon replied to the thread Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration.

    Hi azman, that was when the Brits Decimalized the money. Typical eff-up. The details are too complicated to describe here but here's...

    Dec 10, 2019 at 2:38 PM
  4. fredintoon attached a file to the thread Health Thread.

    Hi Max, hang a chair on it? Adding a 3rd wheel has kept me "in the wind" for the past decade. [ATTACH] XS650/Velorex 562 makes a nice...

    IMG_0023.JPG Dec 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  5. fredintoon attached a file to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Hi Pete, how about these? [ATTACH] Shown epoxied onto my Heritage Special's '77 Standard '"long distance" tank. Made by a list member....

    IMG_0024.JPG Dec 10, 2019 at 1:43 PM
  6. fredintoon replied to the thread One Step from the Bin/Rusty Special Redo.

    Hi Pete, you are everyone's favorite, a "Bro with lathe"

    Dec 10, 2019 at 1:23 PM
  7. fredintoon attached a file to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    [ATTACH] The sidepanel's burgundy is so dark I didn't notice it wasn't black at first

    IMG_0028.JPG Dec 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM
  8. fredintoon replied to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Hi Jim, although I mostly agree with what the old Scotsman said about what colour to paint a boat:- "Two choices, one's black, t'other's...

    Dec 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM
  9. fredintoon replied to the thread Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration.

    Hi Rasputin, but if you ain't got a Whitworth adjustable spanner you are just an amateur, eh?

    Dec 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM
  10. fredintoon replied to the thread Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration.

    Hi Rasputin, all us Brits and former Brits have those, and mallets besides. But do you have a Whitworth Crescent Wrench?

    Dec 7, 2019 at 2:02 PM
  11. fredintoon replied to the thread 2020 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!.

    Hi 'good, as always, the calendar is pure full frontal non airbrushed biker porn. Be grateful that you got finger prints on the...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 12:47 PM
  12. fredintoon replied to the thread New Front Tire Options.

    Hi Marty, at least that, eh? Doubtless one day we can start discussing the battery life of our sidewalk scooters.

    Dec 6, 2019 at 12:26 PM
  13. fredintoon attached a file to the thread Jim's TOTALLY awesome paint booth!.

    Hi Jim, my 16 cfm unit is on wheels but it's compressor head bolts onto the frame with big rubber washers on top, between & underneath....

    IMG_0068.JPG Dec 5, 2019 at 4:20 PM
  14. fredintoon replied to the thread New Front Tire Options.

    Hi Marty, 25% 10W50 motorcycle oil, 75% 15W40 Diesel rated just like always? Oh, the nostalgia!

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:05 PM
  15. fredintoon replied to the thread Just Ride..

    Hi azman, back road riding is for fun but moving stuff in a hurry takes the slab. Back 'ome small packages move fastest via motorcycle...

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:54 PM
  16. fredintoon replied to the thread '83 XS650 throttle slide sticking.

    Hi Sol and welcome, like they all said:- first, read the Tech section's carb write-up. Note that the XS650 stock carbs are vacuum...

    Dec 4, 2019
  17. fredintoon replied to the thread New Front Tire Options.

    Hi Solomoriah, me, I'd run Bridgestone Spitfires if I was still riding solo and as solo rider you got it easy, you have actual choices....

    Dec 4, 2019