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DuoGlide62
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Davenport swap meet soon

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:02 pm

Just wondering who will be at Davenport this year. I'm going to try to get there on Thursday this time.
It'll be nice to get to see some parts that aren't quite as picked through.
Friday @ noon in front of the museum ?
See you there. Rick



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Post by 58flh » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:16 pm

Hey Guys!---Never been to DAVENPORT!-(I know it Sucks)-I want to go real bad!---How Long is the meet & what are the Dates?---Much appreciated---Richie :?:

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:06 pm

Richie,...
http://www.chiefblackhawk.org/thebigone.shtml

note that there is no judging on Sunday as it used to be. The meet runs Thursday through Saturday.

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Post by 58flh » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:56 pm

DUO62!----MUCH OBLIGED!----RICHIE 8)

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Post by Cotten » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:01 pm

Beware that many vendors have packed out by noon on Saturday.

And once again,
Liberty is offering a $5 bounty on well-worn big twin drum sprockets!

(Except chrome.)

Looking forward to it,

....Cotten

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Post by kevsett » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:02 pm

I keep thinking I'll come up in my car on Friday morning (sold my FLSTC and the pan needs some extra work) but haven't decided yet. It always falls on my wife's birthday and the anniversary of her fathers death. Still not sure at this point.

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Post by 58flh » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:32 pm

Well I did the MAPQUEST directions!-& its 689 miles from my frontdoor!--Most of it on RT.80West!. Nice run for the bike ,--but I would like to purchase Items, & since alot of you guys have been going for yrs. What are my chances of getting a 58-swingarm frame & a set of oem-heads! thats #1 on my list, judging by what I heard its a pretty good chance!--Howabout some past exp. guys throw in thier thoughts!--I know its short notice,& you guys have your own hunting to do ,but any thing would be much appreciated!---Richie---oh yea Im sure they have a plce to set-up tents to sleep in & fire-pits!--How far are the campsites from the meet!--Thanks Again :!: ---Richie 8)

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Post by Cotten » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:31 am

Richie!

Camping is allowed on the grounds for a fee,
but firepits are scarce when the weather is hot.

....Cotten

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Post by 58flh » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:36 am

Thanks Again for the HELP!---Richie :!:

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Post by john HD » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:39 am

richie,

you probably can find a frame and heads if you arrive early! i usually make my first lap through the meet by noon on thrusday.

if you ride out you can always ship your treasures home, i'd bet fed ex and ups do a pretty brisk business that weekend!

john

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Post by 58flh » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:52 am

JOHN!---Sounds good!--But I think a van & 2-guys driving-up would save me a little $$$!--Its been tuff in NJ, for the last 3yrs.!---Thanks----Richie 8)

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Re: Davenport swap meet soon

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Post by George Greer » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:32 pm

Sigh....

Once again all I can do is drool..........

Some day, and I hope sooner than later...........I'll be coming too!

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Re: Davenport swap meet soon

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Post by vmoheat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:24 pm

Hello All,
Is anyone riding out of northeast Illinois to Davenport on Thursday morning?
Vince

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:15 am

My plan so far is to leave Chicago early Thursday morning. As usual weather will play a part in my decision.
I like to burn out of town then hit secondary roads. Be there before noon.
Rick

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Re: Davenport swap meet soon

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Post by Panacea » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:26 am

I'm leaving Mpls. Wed. morn. with the wife and her brother. Unfortunatly the pan is staying home, these 20 year old tires scare me. So we'll park our twinkies out back. :wink: Mike

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