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For sure Dave, especially as the bike was an outright gift to me from his daughter and I in turn will pass it down to a nephew and niece.
 

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Well let's hope you can get it sorted out so it will be back to what it was.
 

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Thanks Dave, I will get it sorted

How is the riding in SA? I have been wanting to do a trip there and rent a bike but have read quite a bit of stuff on security concerns in general.

What are your thoughts?
 

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I hope you are able to recover them or, at least, get reimbursed for them.
 

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I NEVER ship expensive stuff with the post office any more, and always insure items for double when I do, and I get package tracking.

When I'm expecting a return shipment that I'M paying for, I always demand excess insurance coverage with tracking.
 

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Thanks Dave, I will get it sorted

How is the riding in SA? I have been wanting to do a trip there and rent a bike but have read quite a bit of stuff on security concerns in general.

What are your thoughts?
We have stunning roads to ride but security does need to be something to consider. We are so used to the situation that we tuned into all the possible short falls.

Maybe start a thread on this and get more input from other SA members here
 

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Thanks for the suggestion on posting and I will definitely do that if it becomes more of a reality. The number one trip is nepal on royal enfields. Guided tours that go out of kathmandu into the himalayas.
http://ridehigh.com/


this looks like absolute motorcycle crack to me
 

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Thanks for the suggestion on posting and I will definitely do that if it becomes more of a reality. The number one trip is nepal on royal enfields. Guided tours that go out of kathmandu into the himalayas.
http://ridehigh.com/


this looks like absolute motorcycle crack to me
That looks like a really good trip. But I would want my 800XC. :y2:
 

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I have used Nisonger in the past, with excellent results. First class work.........
 

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Thanks Village

will tuck that info away and do you know if the sell without the an exchange "core"?

as mine are gone, I will now need to purchase a tach and speedo
 

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Thanks Village

will tuck that info away and do you know if the sell without the an exchange "core"?

as mine are gone, I will now need to purchase a tach and speedo
If you are starting from scratch, and are NOT doing a 100 point restoration, you can always use the replacement meters that look excellent & perform very well, at less than half the price of originals.

I believe Joel Levine has cores if you want rebuilt originals but have nothing to start with.
 

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Hi, T120R: Don't know if they sell outright, but one would think that they do; after all, they are in the business. Also, I NEVER send anything of value through USPS, even with insurance.....................I've got a tale to tell on that subject.
 

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I have FOUR tales to tell re: USPS.

STILL trying to settle 8 months and $350 later on ONE of them...
 

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I was looking at the repros and is most likely how I will go, though I was unsure of the quality till you posted......thanks

All my bikes are riders so at this point I am looking serviceability over correctness
 

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The repros work very well. The drawback is that the original bulbs and their sockets don't work. So you would be running the lamps and new sockets (with wires) that come with the repros. I also think the repros don't illuminate very well at night.

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as I rarely mess around on the bikes after dark......sounds like a repo may be the way to go

thanks
 

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Guages? What gauges? We don't need no steenkin' gauges!
 

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I see you on the left but where is your motorcycle? saddles.jpg
 

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hee hee

We were on Burros in that one...

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(Except Mongo, he was riding the ox)
 
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Glad that someone has had a positive experience but here is mine

Sent two original Smiths gauges and 212 $ to Bob Carter of Portland Oregon (aprivatepeace@yahoo.com) over a year ago. My gauges are gone along with my cash. He claims they were restored/returned but refuses to provide proof of shipping. I estimate my total loss at over 700 dollars but more importantly, they were the originals off my Uncles’ 1965 Bonneville.
I'm in the same boat with this guy Bob Carter. Found him on EBAY, talked to him on the phone about what I had and he said he could take care of my gauges for $312.00. They are off my 68 Bonneville, it's been 2 1/2 months since he got my gauges and money. He doesn't answer phone calls or emails and last I talked to him he had some BS story about how the tach I sent him was the wrong gear ratio for the bike and that's what was taking so long. Talked to him last Thursday, he said he'd call back that Friday or Saturday with a tracking number but of course that didn't happen, and I can't get a hold of him now, but he does have a tach and speedo up for bid on EBAY that's for my year bike! How convenient is that. Basically I doubt I'll get the gauges or money back. Big time scam and crook! I've been in contact with EBAY and PayPal and filed a claim with my credit card. May get my money back but I'm sure I'll be out the gauges which ticks me off big time! People beware of this crook, find a reputable restorer as he's not one!
 
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