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Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,110
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Posted By rtwdoug
One of the cylinders had been removed along with...

One of the cylinders had been removed along with the rod, and the hole blanked off. I think he thought it was originally done like that.
He said he used to have a bike shop.

:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
Yesterday I went to see this, I was all excited,...

Yesterday I went to see this, I was all excited, as it looks to be alot of the bike is there.
Well, there wasnt 5 parts that werent damaged due to rust, or just broken.
Most of the parts were so...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
I'm up to my ass in excrement. yep, that too...

I'm up to my ass in excrement.

yep, that too

the modern bikes made it fine this year, I dont recall any of the 36 HD or Chiefs having any/many problems, altho there was a 36 VLH with some...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By rtwdoug
I took the nimbus along in case I broke the HD...

I took the nimbus along in case I broke the HD too bad to fix, I could ride it, as its a 36, & cannonball legal.
Of course when I broke the HD, I was too stubborn & had to fix it.

Had I known I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By rtwdoug
I'm up to my ass in excitement. Ive been...

I'm up to my ass in excitement.
Ive been working to clean up the shop a bit,

and sorting some bikes & parts I picked up after the CB.

fun fun fun

:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I've blown 2 tires on my 20' trailer so far. ...

I've blown 2 tires on my 20' trailer so far.
The guy at the tire store was babbling about 'load limits' or some such shit,
But then I showed him I still had a little room left near the roof, so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I will be at barbers this weekend, been slowly...

I will be at barbers this weekend, been slowly wandering east.
I will post more pics n stuff from the trip when I get home
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I feel like Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds. ...

I feel like Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guzzidoug/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/20140926_184311_zpssgq59lic.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
The suspense of what may have happened is what...

The suspense of what may have happened is what keeps people coming back for more
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I'm really happy the bikes were found ok. I...

I'm really happy the bikes were found ok.
I can't imagine what the guys were going thru.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I'm in Oregon now, loading a pile of old parts,...

I'm in Oregon now, loading a pile of old parts, then taking Polly to see the redwoods. we were planning to go to Bonneville for speed week, but they just cancelled it due to rain
So I guess we will...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
Cops found the truck abandoned, no trailer or...

Cops found the truck abandoned, no trailer or bikes yet tho.
There's a 20k reward offered, and I hear it made it on the local news.
All the guys that lost bikes are friends of mine
Fingers crossed!
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
This sucks. It seems a truck & trailer with...

This sucks.

It seems a truck & trailer with 4 cannonball bikes were stolen in tacoma.
It's a grey ford f250, a grey 20 ft box trailer, (both had cball logos)
Inside were bikes # 54, 76, 73 & 99...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
Hey Rob Sorry I missed you, I saw your bike...

Hey Rob
Sorry I missed you, I saw your bike with the adv stickers, and since it was a bmw, and I didn't have an empty Starbucks cup, I figured a fancy lad such as yourself could use a little grey...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
Snitches get stitches.

Snitches get stitches.
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I wasn't able to hone my rod bushings last nite,...

I wasn't able to hone my rod bushings last nite, to fit the new pin. So today I'm riding a borrowed bike, along behind the pack.
Of course it's my favorite brand.

Hahaha
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I stayed up til 3 am whittling a new crank pin...

I stayed up til 3 am whittling a new crank pin out of wood, but when I tried threading the ends, it just splintered. It's hard to find good wood on the plains.

I found a crankpin, and hope to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
a couple videos ...

a couple videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E_tn_jx8XQ&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx-tAdc1e5M#t=21
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
Back on the road, 2 steps ahead of the sweep...

Back on the road, 2 steps ahead of the sweep truck, its like crossing the desert with a vulture circling.

I'm still moving!

I started to notice a new vibration, but when I looked the bike over,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
day 3, columbus ga to chattanooga tn today...

day 3, columbus ga to chattanooga tn

today started out ok, but rapidly went downhill.

the motor was cutting out, seemed to be a cylinder fouling or something.
I pulled the plugs, removed the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
day 2, lake city fla to columbus ga flood...

day 2, lake city fla to columbus ga

flood warnings greeted us this morning. it was comin down like a cow pissin on a flat rock.
they said for us to load up & drive to albany, ga, then unload &...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I should be back on the road tonite. Sorry for...

I should be back on the road tonite. Sorry for the delayed updates, but I hope to get some time soon

Thanks, Doug
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I made all my miles today, but got in late. It...

I made all my miles today, but got in late. It was a rough day. Lotsa little problems. nothing that couldn't be fixed with tape, hardware, zip ties, loctite and a chunk of wood tho!

I left my...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
Just so you know, I started a ride report, so...

Just so you know, I started a ride report, so feel free to post pics n stuff there
Today wasn't the day from hell, but it was close.
Hahaha
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
I forgot to add this pic. Sean's girlfriend made...

I forgot to add this pic. Sean's girlfriend made him this shirt.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guzzidoug/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/20140904_090504_zpseq9xljhd.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
2 of my trusty crew, EldoMike, truck driver ...

2 of my trusty crew, EldoMike, truck driver
(yes, Im actually taking a chase truck on this one) And Grigoriy, who made my seat & bags on most of the bikes I have built over the last several years...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 86,117
Posted By rtwdoug
Cannonball 3, Daytona to Tacoma on a '29 Harley

Today started the 3rd edition of the cannonball, this year its Daytona Beach to Tacoma.
(I also did the last one on a '28 Indian)

Anyhow, this bike is a '29 Harley JD model, 1200cc, 'slightly...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-01-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,046
Views: 470,475
Posted By rtwdoug
damn, I wish it was closer! ok, Im only 40?...

damn, I wish it was closer!

ok, Im only 40? miles away. but as Im in 'mad cannonball dash' to get everything ready to head to daytona. I just dont have time to go get it.

:cry
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
it is rather complicated. let me help ...

it is rather complicated.

let me help

do you see the little arrow that dances around on the screen when you move the little hand held device with the wire coming out of it?
(computer nerds...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
I'll have my spot tracker on. ...

I'll have my spot tracker on.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2e1b4de3265776584
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
I havent even gotten my Magadan/Road of Bones tat...

I havent even gotten my Magadan/Road of Bones tat yet.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
the actual routes arent even known to us until...

the actual routes arent even known to us until the night before each leg.
all they really post online is the overnite stops, & planned lunches

You would think they could figure out how to cross...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
yep, for sure! in Frisco, we had a shitload of...

yep, for sure! in Frisco, we had a shitload of people riding among us from the golden gate bridge to the finish. It was a bit nerve racking, especially this one fat chick that couldnt ride, & was...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
Just got my new bags in, from my friend Grigoriy...

Just got my new bags in, from my friend Grigoriy at Bad&G customs.
He does such awesome work, but then anyone who has been reading this dumb thread for long already knows that. Hes done seats/bags...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
sorry, I didnt even get a picture of it. I'm...

sorry, I didnt even get a picture of it. I'm waiting to find a 16. or a 17 export model, which is basically the same bike, they were just using up leftover parts to send to the furriners.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
that tank is toast. you should just save yourself...

that tank is toast. you should just save yourself the misery of trying to put it back together & sell it to me.


I found a pretty nice running '18 powerplus last week, but Im going to wait until...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,323
Views: 937,167
Posted By rtwdoug
I was checking various electrical connections, &...

I was checking various electrical connections, & a friend who knows more about these modern bikes than me suggested the plug caps. I wrapped em in tape, and now it seems to run fine.

So Im not...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
Got my new aircleaner for the JD, this holds a...

Got my new aircleaner for the JD, this holds a K&N filter, which I hear works good as a fire retention device.

Landstrom's foundry in ND made it for me. I have one on my shovel also, but he had to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 874,148
Posted By rtwdoug
Yep, that bike is still in BG, I took it on a few...

Yep, that bike is still in BG, I took it on a few short trips last year, I really like riding it.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,323
Views: 937,167
Posted By rtwdoug
the tank is full of gas, but I did fire it up,...

the tank is full of gas, but I did fire it up, and when it started to die, I feathered the throttle & got it up to 3-3500rpm. as long as I kept it there or above, it seemed to run fine, but if I let...
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