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Old 12-24-2010, 02:00 PM
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Worked on the wooden buck for my tank, it's about 98% to the right shape now. Need to fill some some screw head holes and rough spots then do the final sanding/shaping and it will be ready to bang the sheet metal over.

Also worked on stripping and modifying the old rusty headlight. Waiting for my springer front end I ordered. Once I get that it will be time to mock the bike up.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:53 PM
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I polished, painted and installed my custom offset seat bracket today. Looks pretty good. Might get it chromed.

Watin' on my new Kenda blackwall 1.195's to finish the build.
Wayne,
That looks very cool. I like anything with 'swoopy-curvy' lines. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:03 PM
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Got my new Chrome Micarci/slanthead running today. Runs perfect . jetting is right. Thanks BGF.

Way more power from first bumpstart than my other build with straighthead.

I put about 5 hard break-in miles on it before sunset.

Got some issues with tank cap not venting.

Got more high rpm viberation than the other build with
Murray frame.

Check out how I secured the chain tensioner.

My offset seatpost turned out nice too.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:53 PM
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rode about 50 miles today, and finally got a haircut.

got home, re-painted the darts on my frame and fork, and i'm re-shaping a vintage Brooks B-72 leather seat i got off the 'bay for 5 bucks. it was flattened out when i got it, but i soaked it in water overnight, then tied it up into shape and i'll let it dry out for another day, then rub in some neatsfoot oil.

tried to find some fuel-proof Lustrekote clear coat, but it's illegal to sell in california thanks to our environmental laws. guess i gotta get it online.

now i'm gonna go get drunk with all the other holiday orphans...

merry christmas.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:13 AM
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Try the clear engine enamel, from NAPA.You'll be suprised how good it works.
Make sure to test for compatibly, or let the paint that you're coating have about 30 days to cure first.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:16 AM
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tried to find some fuel-proof Lustrekote clear coat, but it's illegal to sell in california thanks to our environmental laws. guess i gotta get it on line
Fired up the old Morini build she's still holding up at about 33000 miles now. Can't wait to build the next one.

Bairdco I love it when products say...........

WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling etc.

i don't live in Cali so i always feel safe lol. it won't bother me here. Unless I take it to cali and use it

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Old 12-25-2010, 12:23 AM
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Still tearing down the wreck and separating out the salvage parts. I can walk around now without the cane, but it's slow going. And with all the ice and snow we have here, I take the cane with me anyway, just in case.

I'm very, very torn as to whether I want to use the old springer fork from the first bike, or the rather cool-looking antique fork with the truss rods. I sat out there studying both options for a while. I suppose I'll start with the truss-rod fork and, if I don't like the ride, I can fit up the springer fork later.

Let the weather get just a bit warmer, and I'll be back out there again soon, priming the frame for paint. When I'm done with all coats on all parts, then the real work begins. Woohoo!
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:19 AM
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To day, My son rode the motorized bicycle to the store for supplies. When He came back, he said "Dad, there is this green stuff all over the engine!!"
The carb was just spilling/flowing fuel......
So I drained the carb, tore it all the way down, cleaned from outside in, and reassembled. No more leaking. I am sure it was a stuck float.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:43 AM
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I've always hated that 'click' sound when I release the clutch lever lock. It just sounds...cheap. I took a 3/32" I.D. rubber 'O' ring and slipped it over the end of the pin, just behind the little washer on the inside of the clutch lever.
Now when I release the lock it has a much better sound. More precision than 'click'
Tom
Hey Tom cool fix but I wanna see more of that Norty in the background.. Any links to more images of it anywhere?



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Old 12-25-2010, 07:58 AM
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Great to hear your up and running Allen, get 'er done!

Yesterday, (lol, always a day late and $2,fity short) Bought some washers and replaced missing strap bolt. One was sitting on the work bench like I planed on needing it. Gotta love when that happens. Found a Heim joint that will work for an upcoming build. (gonna be cool. Or a total failure. is an optional thing, snork)

Checked the oil (earl) thinned down amazingly fast. OH! Engine has a lil over 20 hrs and is still breaking in. Picked up about 500 RPM. I have been meaning to keep trac of temps, barometric pres. and other factors. But was pretty much a normal day and am sure it was just the extended break-in of the HFs. Really smooth and a pleasure to ride.
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