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The left side of the engine cleaned up nicely with the removal of the sidestand switch wire (jumped the wires where they entered the bundle) and the airbox drain hose (shortened to the lower grommet).

The right side is mostly marred by the starter cable and the oil temp pickup wire.
 

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There was one guy who fabricated one with larger gauge wire, he had an older Duc that was suffering from hard/non starting due to corrosion of the lower terminal. As I recall, he said the starter motor really ripped with the bigger wire.

Assuming you're going to hide the starter solenoid/relay in the same fell swoop...

I managed to clean up the wiring on the right side of my S4 pretty well, had to lengthen the oil pressure wire and the brake switch wires. I've still got so much plumbing that the starter wire isn't very offensive :p
 

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Jim, the pix I can post aren't germaine to the board. No digital cameras. Besides, if you just imagine another 620 Dark with as much taken off as possible, that's pretty much how it looks.

Maybe someday I'll put it against a black background in the studio and see if I can't do a portrait, but photographing bikes is not my forte.

-Don
 

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Film is a material I'm comfortable with for my art. Like some people stick to oil when acrylic does everything at least as well. Maybe a practical point is that good galleries are only now starting to show exceptional digital prints - most still insist on optical/chemical stuff. I also use a manual everything camera. I send the color out for developing and printing to a custom printer I've used for 15 years, but do all my own B&W work and enjoy the whole process on the way to the product.

I keep saying that when a 12 meg body that uses Pentax glass and is effectively ASA3200 becomes available for $1000 I'll go digital, but it's probably not true.

Several fashion shooters I know went digital only to come back to film as (some) clients expect it, and it wasn't as satisfying as film.

Submissions to publications are always digital these days. The last original art I submitted was to "(NotOnly)Black+White" back in '00 or '01 (Issue #54) and they botched the scanning. Now everything is uploaded for client download (except for a few that still want CDs). I scan my own 35mm and send the medium format out.

And I don't wear a watch at all. Nor have I tried to set the clock on the Monster.

In any case, I'm not shooting much right now. Concentrating on bikes (being obsessive/compulsive is like that).

-Don
 

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Put you film to disc????? then post, thats what I did pre digital camera.
 

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Deb,

I have all my pix digital and on a server.
 
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ok - How about this:
http://www.elixirstudio.com go to photography - actually the whole site is pretty cool.

You probably know this better than I but there's kind of an underground clique in europe that concentrates photography on "the moment". So grab a Leica the next time you go riding and "shoot the moment". (and yes this is a cheap trick to get you to hurry up and photograph your bike!!!)

jb
 
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