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Old 03-13-2011, 08:31 PM
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Looks good noisydad! She's full of class!

Today I'm painting my muffler. The goldish color finally got to me (I thought it would burn off quickly), so off it goes. I needed to run to the store, so I slapped the straightpipe back on. Wow is she loud lol

My brother was over with his Knuckle. He had to change his Q-matic's belt and tensioner and decided to paint it while it off and apart. Came out nice!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:39 PM
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I sure hope you're up and running again soon Dan. Glad you're still with us.

Thats one heck of a cool crowd you run with msrfan. Nice bikes, I like the tanks.

Today I went to AZBill's house and bought my exhaust. I also got to ride his stretch cruiser! I should have asked for twice around the block (Thanks Bill)!


I put the exhaust on, note the custom allstrap clamp. I have my chain on but I wish I could get it a little tighter. I also wish I had my tank right about now.

And I finally got bairdco's Stewart Warner Speedometer up and functioning. I had to lengthen the little tab that goes between the spokes.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:42 AM
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That 1/4" of cable pull transmits to half choke at least.... OH well luckily it was an easy problem that did no damage, it could have been worse. Any one have a repair Idea to secure the cable better besides squashing the hex retainer?[/QUOTE]

I had this problem with the cables on my ultralight. I replaced the dust boot with a short piece of fuel line and used 2 small worm clamps.

Some just used saftywire clinched tight around the cable and then around the hex adjuster, with no dust boot at all.

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:52 PM
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I made some new tank mounts to hold the tank to the two rails of the frame. Used a new material that is very easy to work with and relieved the harmonics associated with a steel tank. This might be a good way to some how mount the motor to the frame. I may try this stuff in the future for a MM.

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:17 PM
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Got my second build roadworthy with an o-ring at the carb top. Woohoo.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:59 AM
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I will definitely have to get a few more pictures next time around. the Higgins build is coming along somewhat quicker now, as I finish the painting and some of the fabricating. I found a picture of an old Indian that has become a sort of target to aim for, in so far as how close I can get my Higgins to look like it. The headlight will be pretty close; handlebars with cylindrical tank on top - pretty close; paint scheme - pretty close; white tires, luggage rack, leather saddle, cloth wrapped wires, old-school speedometer, etc. Just because I discovered that I can. I can do this. Having much fun over here.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:52 PM
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Today I finally got my tank back. It's coated with something that makes the metal look anodized red. So I took it home, mounted it up, poured oil into the engine, attached the gas line to the carb and poured gas into the tank.

About four pulls later she was purring. I finally have my bike built. I still have some slight adjustments to do but she's up & running!
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:33 AM
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Congratulations, Smoothe!
Please share some pics of it if you can.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:44 AM
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Awesome Smoothe. Good feelin, eh
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:13 AM
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Today I stared at my bike on the stand waiting for the small drive sprocket. I have another one off a different engine(same size motor, same number of teeth, different size crank shaft and thiner key). I was thinking that I could solve both problems by filing down the key that fits the other sprocket on the side that goes in the shaft but then I would have to find out if a shim would work.

I am waiting on a new sprocket tomorrow. so my question is will a new Skyhawk GT-5 work with a 415 chain? The chain that came with the kit lasted about forty miles.

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