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Wanted. A No. 10 Fender reflector!!!!!! A 375 would do.

This broke off with very little torque applied. I don't care about the condition of the lense. It's all about the stud being there.
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Looking good, I like the new bars! Linseed oil worked out nice on the paint too. :thumbsup:
I love those other bars, but would need a shorter and fatter sissy bar to go with them to make them look right.

That Boiled Linseed Oil helped bring out some of the depth in the paint. I didn't even know it was metallic paint until I washed it down with Dawn and a blue scrubby that I use on the glass top stove.
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The light at a better angle.
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My wife gave me advice on the seat yesterday. I usually listen to her as she's got a really good eye for some details that I think are 'Just Fine' that would look better done another way.

She suggested that the seat should be blue. She says it will help accentuate the blue frame and make things match a little better.

Soooo...
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I took this off one of the seats from two years ago's MBBO that I welded together as a double wide banana. https://ratrodbikes.com/threads/hard-eight.112564/post-1165532

I think it will fit over the leather seat and look right.
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Will work on this plan after work tonight.
 

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I tried to fit it on top of that overstuffed leather seat, and found it didn't fit well. Looked like it might.
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But it wouldn't stretch to get to the hold down tabs.
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Grabbed this cool uncovered banana I've been keeping for a mbbo build. Don't know the brand or even what to call the stepped up back.
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Certainly an oddball seat that's no longer common

Cover stretches over it well.
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Give it a wash through the washing machine and clean the rust off the seat pan with some paint and I will be in business.
 

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That red tire was growing on me but the new treads looks terrific! The bike is coming along great!
It grew on me as well. Didn't carefree it, but I knew the other one would end up blowing. Wanted the new tires on it after I knew I wouldn't be dripping oil or smearing grease on them.

Both tires will end up on my red typhoon at some point soon. Both tires on blew in an afternoon a couple weeks ago.
 

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I put another 15 miles on her this morning. Quiet and smooth. Rode up past Sunday carclub, up around and back down the hill.

I really like the quality of these Continental contacts. Perfect fit and a nice ride at any speed.
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Stopped halfway through the ride by some business's landscape art and took a pick by and old wagon.
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And an in motion shot.
 

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