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Author Topic: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?  (Read 30065 times)

AgentX

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2011, 02:19:23 PM »
That looks awesome!  I've been dreaming of doing a tigershark on the tank of my upcoming project...since I'll never have that P40 I always wanted...

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2011, 02:32:10 PM »
Thanks! The P40 Warhawk was just what i was thinking about. I'm not sure what kind of beast the teeth are meant to prepresent on the sidecar- a friend of mine pointed out
that sharks don't have tongues or pupils like I painted. I just think of it as the Hack Monster.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2011, 04:25:23 PM »
The AVG in China was known as the Flying Tigers, a cat, not a Tiger Shark, a fish, that used the mouth as it's emblem along with a "Flying Tiger" on the side of the fuselage. P-40's official names were Hawks, Warhawks, Tomahawks, and Kittyhawks. There were mentions of a shark mouth paint job, but there was never any official or unofficial name or model of the P-40 as a Tiger Shark.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2011, 04:46:29 PM »
The AVG in China was known as the Flying Tigers, a cat, not a Tiger Shark, a fish, that used the mouth as it's emblem along with a "Flying Tiger" on the side of the fuselage. P-40's official names were Hawks, Warhawks, Tomahawks, and Kittyhawks. There were mentions of a shark mouth paint job, but there was never any official or unofficial name or model of the P-40 as a Tiger Shark.
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Thanks for the history lesson! I don't think either of us made that declaration, but it's good to know the specifics.
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2011, 06:50:01 PM »
I had to put the flying tiger graphics on my KLR because I always dreamed of being a fighter pilot and made models of the P-40 when I was a kid. Those pilots were brave and effective in China but I'm not sure how I feel about the whole illegally funded mercenary thing today. It's an interesting history lesson well worth looking up for an intertaining read.

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2011, 06:51:36 PM »
Great hack, BTW!!!

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2011, 07:21:43 PM »
Great hack, BTW!!!

Thanks very much!
teeth seem to have gone on all manner of military hardware. I guess it was the intimidation factor.

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2011, 07:30:19 PM »
Paint job looks great!  Wow... checked out your link... Really cool to see the project as you were working.  Looks like you were BUSY.  Finished product is fantastic.

The shark/tiger/monster face make me immitdiately think of the more modern, A-10 Warthog.

http://www.shutterpoint.com/photos/T/345758-A10-Warthog-and-Chaingun_view.jpg

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2011, 08:31:51 AM »
nevermind
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2011, 02:11:38 AM »
Had a great day today with the non-RE bike. I apinted the other side of the sidecar nose this morning:



Then, to dry the paint I drove it to the Charm City Mods Vs. Rockers event across town. Very fun, with loads of vintage bikes and scooters, a Pin-Up Girls pageant, live bands, and a judging contest with all different categories. I etered my rig in the Bits category- Bits of this, Bits ofThat. My first ever entry in a show- I got Runner-Up. It was a fun day, no doubt!
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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2011, 09:08:49 PM »
Installed new float valves and overflow hoses on my '76 Honda CB750F.  I put it away and will resume riding my '09 AVL daily to work.  It gets better mileage!

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2011, 04:32:03 AM »
I trade my C5 plus $$ for a 2012 Bonneville. Don't know what I'll do with 3 times the power, smoother ride, 6 year TRANSFERABLE warranty. I still like nostalgic rides, but it must be a reliable motorcycle first. Later.

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2011, 05:55:08 AM »
I trade my C5 plus $$ for a 2012 Bonneville. Don't know what I'll do with 3 times the power, smoother ride, 6 year TRANSFERABLE warranty. I still like nostalgic rides, but it must be a reliable motorcycle first. Later.

Dan

Enjoy--my brother's Bonny is a pretty damned nice machine.

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2011, 06:14:33 PM »
I trade my C5 plus $$ for a 2012 Bonneville. Don't know what I'll do with 3 times the power, smoother ride, 6 year TRANSFERABLE warranty. I still like nostalgic rides, but it must be a reliable motorcycle first. Later.

Dan

+1 I really like my Bonneville, it has all the British heritage that I like.  Planning to keep the C5 for Sunday rides.   I'm goin to miss you man!

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Re: What did you do on your non Royal Enfield motorcycle today?
« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2011, 06:53:38 PM »
I trade my C5 plus $$ for a 2012 Bonneville. Don't know what I'll do with 3 times the power, smoother ride, 6 year TRANSFERABLE warranty. I still like nostalgic rides, but it must be a reliable motorcycle first. Later.

Dan

I swear to my wife that I'm going to do this whenever the gremlins strike.  They are nice machines.  But that damn thumper hears me and runs well for a week or so just clinging on to life.

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