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Old 12-10-2010, 08:57 PM
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Went for short ride just to warm the oil for a change. Ended up riding out of town, threw Hartford and well into the next. Stopped and chatted with prolly 12 different folks. Never did get around to the oil change but did buy a face cover thing that made it more then warm enough to ride and enjoy. Was a really great day. About 4 or 5 hrs of just happy.

OH! The engine broke in really oddly. Just sort of smoothed out like breaking in a China girl. Sounds and vibes awesome. I couldn't get off her. Was that dang pleasant.

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:00 PM
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Noxoned my front rim and it looks like it should be in a showroom. Replaced my front inner tube. It was 15 years old.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:24 AM
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I rode my bike to and from work today. It is truly an adrenaline rush whenever I ride, especially among cagers. It takes about 15minutes to wind down after a ride. I usually spend that time wiping down my bike.

Tonight I cleaned and adjusted the drive chain. The 460 engine block was making direct contact with a HT tank. It was causing a nasty vibration, so I wiggled it out of the way.

Bike is wiped down, gassed up and ready for a ride to town tomorrow. It rained all day today. Hopefully, the road dries up by daylight, or it'll be a VERY slow ride to town tomorrow.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:25 PM
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stared at it while putting an engine for my car back together...

then thought about how to design a boxer engine for it...
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:05 AM
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Well, today I screwed up my courage, picked up my cane, and hobbled to the shed where I've been storing the wrecked bike. It has now been four months since the accident, and I find I've actually been waiting for this day. I began tearing down old Tempus and assessing what I'll need to transfer the engine onto my Higgins frame. So far, it looks like I'll need two engine mount spacers, and a whole new carburettor (the old one was cracked in the accident). And I think I'll be using a 36T pedal sprocket to make starting off the line a bit easier, and more room around the engine. I have begun now, and the end of this project will be a beautiful vintage-style motorbike.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:05 AM
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Awesome Allen. Good to hear. First few were a lil freaky for me. Just lil pauses of causatious moments.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:45 PM
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Wiped out on some ice going around a curve last night, landed hard, but only broke my left wrist and messed up my knee... luckily the bike was okay I took the brunt of the impact.



Glad to hear you're gettin' back into it Al, take'r easy man!
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:07 PM
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Killer,Sorry to read that you wiped out! Getting that time of year when you really have to be on HIGH alert!That exhaust looks cool did you build that or modify it from something off the shelf? Take care.Kip.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:19 PM
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Thanks Kip, that's actually a modded pocket bike exhaust. There's more info and a vid here:
http://motorbicycling.com/f46/she-loves-cold-25803.html
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:22 PM
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whats the weather like killer

and welcome back home did you really brake your wrist
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