Hi Adrie,

The video said how his son crashed the bike some thirty five years ago
and then it was put in a barn for storage. Didn't say which son so I
assumed it must've been Chris. Never heard that before. Oh and I did
not notice the emblems reversed. Nice catch.

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Adrie Kintziger <parser...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi , Dan.
>
> I do not know how the bike got damaged, and who did it, but if so-,Theodore
> would be a bad assumption i guess.Maybe the bike was dropped in the
> garage?.....very well possible,given the fact that the restoration was a
> repair,
> according to the youtube clip related mechanic.If a bike falls on its side
> in a garage due to bad handling, the most probable thing that will
> happen,is that
> the 'notch'?on the underplate of the forks breaks or bends away giving
> way to the fork to make a bend in the tank.
> This is very common.
> These static tank slappers make very nasty bends in the side of the tank.
> But they are repaired very easely these days.Works with a sort of magnetron
> probe.Even the paint is kept solid during this proces.
>
> And this line of reasoning does fit the explanation of the mechanic in the
> clip,
> saved the 'patine' of the paint, and is a repair; not a restoration,
> furthermore
> during the restoration and the reassembly the tanks emblems?, were reversed,
> as left is right and right is left, the wing points in the wrong direction
> both ways.
> This was not so on the bike in the years the book was written.
>
> What took my attention the most, was that the mechanic states that he is
> actually at his shop or repair, but during the making of the footage he
> clearly
> avoids making footage of the surrounding area.
>
>
> I think i posted these clips long ago, but maybe it was on another forum.
> They are on y/tube for some time now.
>
> Adrie
>
>
> 2017-08-06 9:59 GMT+02:00 Dan Glover <daneglo...@gmail.com>:
>
>> Saddlebags. I think he was talking saddlebags. I don't think that
>> particular bike came standard with saddlebags so Robert Pirsig
>> probably invented a way to attach them what with given the amount of
>> traveling he did. And I didn't know his son crashed the bike. Was that
>> Chris who did so?
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 2:33 AM, Adrie Kintziger <parser...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi, Dan, yeah,; apparently he is actually showing the bolts under the
>> saddle
>> > that were added to catch the frame of the white boxes aside.
>> > I do not know the American name for that part.
>> > Adrie
>> >
>> > 2017-08-06 3:00 GMT+02:00 Dan Glover <daneglo...@gmail.com>:
>> >
>> >> Ha! That's awesome Adrie!
>> >>
>> >> On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 12:42 PM, Adrie Kintziger <parser...@gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4K4EtJvS0
>> >> >
>> >> > 2 clips.
>> >> >
>> >> > 2017-08-01 6:26 GMT+02:00 Dan Glover <daneglo...@gmail.com>:
>> >> >
>> >> >> So I'm  reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell which is such a great
>> >> >> book and while the journalist is downstairs partying the bad chick
>> >> >> searches her room looking for a damning document on a doomed nuclear
>> >> >> reactor and what does she find but a copy of Zen and the Art of
>> >> >> Motorcycle Maintenance lurking in her bag! Now yes this particular
>> >> >> vignette is set in 1975 and the book was kind of hot back then but
>> >> >> still I thought it was cool enough to share.
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