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I've got both and I'm so glad I have, yesterday I gave the old girl a blast around the block and it is such a joy to feel the difference between the two, so if you can afford it keep the old"un and enjoy the modern equivalent.
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Absolutely right, the linings are different. And there's also only a few bikes out there with it done right, unfortunately. They mostly screw up at the rear radius, or the upper line leading there, so that was one of my main concerns. But he did a great job reproducing the looks of the pictures I provided.

Oh, and let me annoy you a little bit more, as I continued with my wiring today, will you?! ;D

Stay tuned!
Andreas
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Done right, the tank is the crowning glory of a restoration. The looks to be done very right...

Note the different lining-out pattern of the Redditch RE and the Redditch Indian tanks, suggesting that the Indian models weren't intended to have the stick-on knee pads that were fitted to some REs.





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And for the ones who are not into old school electrics that much:

Your attention to detail is probably doing our heads in!  ;D

A.

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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Winter
« Last post by Bmadd34 on Today at 11:39:31 am »
Although when need be I've always been a grit-your-teeth-and-bear-it kinda winter rider, as those AARP Newsletters start piling up I'm wondering if maybe it isn't time to treat my gnarly geezing mitts to a pair of heated gloves too, instead of prying my fingers off the handlebars with a screwdriver when I arrive at those wintertime Bikes & Breakfast get togethers.

I dunno if I'm ready to splurge on a pair of those Savior brand gloves for $140. I'm not thinking of making a dash for the Arctic Circle...just want to be a little more comfortable thumping around Virginia backroads when the mercury's maybe in the 30s or low 40s for an hour or three. Rummaging around out there on the Interwebs, I came across these "WarmSpace" branded ones on FleaBay for about 23 bucks delivered. I realize that for the price they can't be all that superb, but then they've got  to be better than my trusty supple leather fair weather riding gloves, unless I'm challenging some miscreant to a duel. I also like the fact that with its USB ports, I should be able to charge these mitts' batteries directly from the bike's little onboard outlet.

Has anyone had any experience with this specific "WarmSpace" brand, I wonder? So far, the most helpful thing I've found is this YouTube video.

I get it that you usually get what you pay for, but often enough that cheapo gear from the Far East can be surprisingly "good enough". Once that slow boat gets here, I'll be sure to let you all know if they're actually rubbish and if I've just flushed Mr. Jackson & Co. down the crapper.


    Please do let us know as I was contemplating getting heated gloves as well. For those that can, I'm sure these $140 gloves are the bee's knees, but the price coupled with the fact that the name reminds me too
much of liberal "Safe Space" was more than enough to veer me away with a grimace.
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Campfire Talk / Re: BMW recalls one 2019 F850GS
« Last post by oTTo on Today at 11:30:10 am »
Maybe the work experience guy only helped assemble the one engine ;)

...more likely the screw-it all robot got a short cut somewhere.
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boogieman065 -- here's a third candidate: https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php/topic,25794.msg306988.html#msg306988

Too bad you are in CA because I have a 2010 C5 1,885 miles available for $1,000 in Wake Forest, NC that would be a good fit for an upright stance teaching bike.  But it won't be CA emissions compliant until 7,500 miles or January 2020.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: After market LED Headlight units
« Last post by Bert Remington on Today at 11:00:58 am »
I just bumped into this LED H4 bulb at Adv Rider (http://stores.advmonster.com/native-h4/).  The heat sink is inside the headlight shell so the overall depth should be the same as an incandescent H4.  Fitting the heat sink into the shell might be a bit tricky.  I've read that some judicious filing of the opening may be necessary.  I'm sticking with my amber incandescent H4 but thought the community might be interested.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Winter
« Last post by Bilgemaster on Today at 10:50:00 am »
My problem has always been my hands.
Picked up some heated gloves shortly after I got my C5, but the big fail was not warming the backs of my hands on even short rides.
Found a pair from Savior that do the trick nicely. Battery powered, and even on Low setting keep my fingers warm.
https://www.amazon.com/Savior-Rechargeable-Touchscreen-Waterproof-Mountaineering/dp/B072N2BSGD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1544620860&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=savior+heated+gloves+with+rechargeable+li-ion+battery&psc=1

Although when need be I've always been a grit-your-teeth-and-bear-it kinda winter rider, as those AARP Newsletters start piling up I'm wondering if maybe it isn't time to treat my gnarly geezing mitts to a pair of heated gloves too, instead of prying my fingers off the handlebars with a screwdriver when I arrive at those wintertime Bikes & Breakfast get togethers.

I dunno if I'm ready to splurge on a pair of those Savior brand gloves for $140. I'm not thinking of making a dash for the Arctic Circle...just want to be a little more comfortable thumping around Virginia backroads when the mercury's maybe in the 30s or low 40s for an hour or three. Rummaging around out there on the Interwebs, I came across these "WarmSpace" branded ones on FleaBay for about 23 bucks delivered. I realize that for the price they can't be all that superb, but then they've got  to be better than my trusty supple leather fair weather riding gloves, unless I'm challenging some miscreant to a duel. I also like the fact that with its USB ports, I should be able to charge these mitts' batteries directly from the bike's little onboard outlet.

Has anyone had any experience with this specific "WarmSpace" brand, I wonder? So far, the most helpful thing I've found is this YouTube video.

I get it that you usually get what you pay for, but often enough that cheapo gear from the Far East can be surprisingly "good enough". Once that slow boat gets here, I'll be sure to let you all know if they're actually rubbish and if I've just flushed Mr. Jackson & Co. down the crapper.

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CC's aside, everything you'd ever want to improve inside the old engine comes as standard with the new one  :)
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Campfire Talk / Re: JOTD
« Last post by Richard230 on Today at 09:29:19 am »
Bathroom Call:  A drunk gets up from the bar and heads for the bathroom. A few minutes later, a loud, blood curdling scream is heard from the bathroom. A few minutes after that, another loud scream reverberates through the bar.
The bartender goes into the bathroom to investigate why the drunk is screaming. "What's all the screaming about in there? You're scaring the customers!" "I'm just sitting here on the toilet and every time I try to flush, something comes up and squeezes the hell out of my balls." With that, the bartender opens the door, looks in and says... "You idiot!" "You're sitting on the mop bucket!
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