Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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DuncanV
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Since then I have completed the Weber conversion and it works very well, I also converted to a hydraulic clutch by using a later cover and I managed to get a NOS slave cylinder. I got a pair of lever and master cylinder kits for a princely £17.50 from China so I replaced the brake m/c as well, 14mm bore makes the brake lever pressure needed a lot less. The local hydraulic pipe shop made a pipe up for £23 which I think is good for a 48" pipe so now we're good to go when the weather improves. Just need a helmet suitable for an 8yr old now, any suggestions from the UK?
Present rides
'09 Harley Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC
'09 Buell 1125CR
'00 Buell Cyclone M2
'97 Kawasaki Eliminator ZL600
'74 Honda CB200
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Congrats on BOM. Well deserved.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1976 Yamaha RD400c - rolling basket case winter '20-'21 project
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge - SOLD!
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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DuncanV wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:27 amSNIP
Just need a helmet suitable for an 8yr old now, any suggestions from the UK?
Go Carts shops or scooter/ moped stores? Definitely want to keep the weight low for that young neck.
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2008 GL1800 IIIA "TH3DOG"
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike
and a whole garage full of possibilities!!

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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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congrats on BOM.
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Congrats!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: Evolution of the Purple Prayer

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Beautiful work and a project very worthy of BOM.
Bikes at present:
80 GL1100 Interstate: Now a Cafe Racer called DRAGON WING.
75 XL 250 just for fun
83 XL 600r with a 2004 XR650L engine
And a couple of older BMW GS adventure bikes (keep hoping for an adventure!)
A fleet of parts bikes awaiting resuscitation or customization or abandonment :IDTS:
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