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Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,627
Posted By Twotaildog
Back at ya Mike; Merry Christmas to you and...

Back at ya Mike; Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,766
Views: 1,395,044
Posted By Twotaildog
I'm in favor of trying the simple solution first....

I'm in favor of trying the simple solution first. Try rotating the fork sliders so the leading axle becomes a trailing axle. It would reduce the trail... should turn quicker? I don't know anything...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Book Recommendation

Nothing new to report today, I've just been cleaning old parts, looking for new parts, fixing toilets in the house, and moving dirt around in the yard. I just got a copy of Victor Page's book "Early...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 94,255
Posted By Twotaildog
Apparently the first explosion got all the fumes...

Apparently the first explosion got all the fumes out.






Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Valves - Front Cylinder

Next, to get the valves out of the front barrel I needed a 1-9/16 inch wrench to remove the valve caps. I motored up to Blair Pawn to see if they had one. They always have a good stock of tools, and...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 94,255
Posted By Twotaildog
Are you saying there's anther way to do that? :D...

Are you saying there's anther way to do that? :D


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 862,318
Posted By Twotaildog
Good job. I hear the red ones are faster, too. ...

Good job. I hear the red ones are faster, too.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 56,456
Posted By Twotaildog
You've got the right idea. It took me a decade of...

You've got the right idea. It took me a decade of dual sporting to figure out that a lighter bike is more fun to ride. You don't need the big metal luggage and all the fancy farkles. Keep it simple...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
I did not know that, but I am relieved to hear...

I did not know that, but I am relieved to hear it. I was really nervous about that.


No, that's just a little ice cream :lol3




Kevin
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Oh, but these Indians run really smoooooth....

Oh, but these Indians run really smoooooth. :wink:

The trick is to keep moving forward.... :D




Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Twotaildog
'A' for effort, but looks like an angry calf....

'A' for effort, but looks like an angry calf. Probably because someone cut its throat and glued a Christmas tree to it's head.


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Valves

I like to avoid changing the solvent in the parts washer in the middle of a project, for fear that I may have dropped some small but crucial part into the solvent, that would then get recycled and I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Twotaildog
Thumb :lol3 :D :lol3 Kevin .

:lol3 :D :lol3


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 900,733
Posted By Twotaildog
Always wanted me a Goldie. Kevin ...

Always wanted me a Goldie.




Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,627
Posted By Twotaildog
The '70s were crazy mixed up times. :D ...

The '70s were crazy mixed up times.

:D



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 56,456
Posted By Twotaildog
That's funny, I traded my Ducati for a '64...

That's funny, I traded my Ducati for a '64 Triumph TR6. Sorry, but I think I got the better deal. I'm not knocking KLR's though, I had a 2001 that I rode all over the place including Mexico,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Crankcase issues

So, as I said, there are some issues with the crankcase halves that need to be resolved. A lot can happen in a hundred years. Nothing unexpected, but they need to be addressed. Here are some...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Yes - I was even thinking about mounting a little...

Yes - I was even thinking about mounting a little mirror so that I could see the oil level while I ride.



Kevin

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Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,831
Posted By Twotaildog
Nice job on the rack. Simple, elegant, functional...

Nice job on the rack. Simple, elegant, functional design. I like it.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 40,007
Posted By Twotaildog
Mine ran and handled great. It had the fairing. I...

Mine ran and handled great. It had the fairing. I toured all over the US on it with nothing but a giant tank bag and a tent strapped on the back. My buddy had a 'wing, so he carried the tent. My...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
A century of crud

A lot of crud can accumulate in a century. After about a week of soaking in solvent, several gentle brushings, and scrubbing in hot soapy water, here are how the engine cases look:
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 608,069
Posted By Twotaildog
Ya. So everybody just stay out. ...

Ya. So everybody just stay out.




Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 900,733
Posted By Twotaildog
That's a nice collection of spare parts you've...

That's a nice collection of spare parts you've got there, Doug. Keep me in mind if you decide to get rid of any...

Congrats on the Powerplus! I knew you'd find one.




Kevin
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 94,255
Posted By Twotaildog
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/I3UeqpNQWEU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Numbers

I don't know what these numbers stamped inside the Engine cases mean, but I thought I would record them here in case I want them later. They all match, so I assume that means that these left and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
My pleasure, Jim. Glad you're enjoying it. ...

My pleasure, Jim. Glad you're enjoying it.


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 3,280,617
Posted By Twotaildog
Lovely machine, Kirk. Worth a re-post. I'll bet...

Lovely machine, Kirk. Worth a re-post. I'll bet she's a hoot to ride.


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 56,456
Posted By Twotaildog
Crap. That's got to be frustrating. Why do...

Crap. That's got to be frustrating.

Why do you think that happened? Fatigue? I'm not a failure analyst, but it looks like it broke all at once rather than over a number of cycles. But if it was...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 3,280,617
Posted By Twotaildog
Just goes to show ya; newer ain't better. It...

Just goes to show ya; newer ain't better. It looks like a good idea was lost at HD sometime between 1930 something and 2001. I've never been a hardcore HD guy, but knucks were a quantum leap forward...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Automatic Oiler, Part 2

In order to remove the automatic oiler drive gear from the engine case, you have to un-thread its lower bushing. Theis required a special tool to be made. I started with a clutch tool for old...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Automatic Oiler

The 1916 Indian, having a total loss oil system, doesn't have a recirculating oil pump like a modern motorcycle. It does have what the parts catalog calls an "automatic oiler." As the few ounces of...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 336,201
Posted By Twotaildog
Made some skids for the back blade on my tractor...

Made some skids for the back blade on my tractor out of 4" angle iron. They hold the blade off about a half inch, so I don't end up pushing all my gravel off of the driveway when I move snow.
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Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 3,280,617
Posted By Twotaildog
And because sometimes less is more: ...

And because sometimes less is more:

http://knaser.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Wheels-Thru-Time-Museum-2014/i-mF23fjm/0/L/2014-11-09%2011.41.31-L.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 275,695
Posted By Twotaildog
:nod I'll bet the sheet metal could be saved...

:nod

I'll bet the sheet metal could be saved though.


Kevin

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Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 212,823
Posted By Twotaildog
BC is a beautiful place, gunnerbuck. Been thru...

BC is a beautiful place, gunnerbuck. Been thru there a couple of times, always enjoy it.

Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Pistons

I figured it'd be best to take the pistons off of the ends of the connecting rods before they rattle around and get damaged while I'm working on the rest of the engine. The wrist pins are held in...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
moving on

'nuffa that. On to this:

http://knaser.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Powerplus-or-Bust-Eh/i-zw75smT/0/L/2014-11-17%2017.05.15%20%282%29-L.jpg






When the previous owner began disassembly, he...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,901
Posted By Twotaildog
Last of the Wheels Thru Time Pictures

One of the great things about the Wheels Through Time museum is that everything runs. The whole time I was there, Dale the owner was running around starting up old bikes and cars. He was having a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Twotaildog
I use a block heater on the Bobcat and the truck...

I use a block heater on the Bobcat and the truck when it gets much below 20F or so. I haven't gotten around to mounting one on the tractor yet, so I use one of those magnetic electric heaters that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Twotaildog
Thanks for posting. I didn't get to make it this...

Thanks for posting. I didn't get to make it this year. If you've got anymore, I'd love to see them.


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