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Old 08-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #631
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Wiped off the dust from my DL... That's about it. Due to lack of funding I sat on my ass all day and drank beer in the house though.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #632
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A little update on the porch. We added tile to the steps and around the upper part of the sides.




A couple shots of the back yard, just because.



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PS Lots of work originated in the garage, and it is still a mess from the tools and left over supplies.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #633
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That is some FINE looking tile work, Jim! Absolutely beautiful!
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #634
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Jim, your neighbors are starting to complain.














You're making their houses look bad.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:22 PM   #635
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Thanks Guys! It isn't professionally done, but looks good for a guy who has barely done it before, and a wife willing to get dirty!

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Old 08-05-2013, 06:41 AM   #636
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(really nice job!)
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:37 PM   #637
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JB, that looks really sharp! The DIY network is calling.....
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #638
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Maintenance on the two bicycles, then finally finished mounting the new rear K81 for the Norton.
(Demount tire, wire wheel rust off the rim, paint the rim with Permatex Rust Treatment (seems like good stuff), and finding "new" WM2 rim lock only took a week and a half)
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:57 PM   #639
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Picked up a bit of wood for a new workbench.

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #640
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Checked the rear cam clearances on the DL this morning, exhaust too tight. Went to the original 178's shims instead of the 185's I put in exhaust cam. Plug was a bit brown too.

Been having a surging issue lately I'm trying to figure out.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:00 AM   #641
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Checked valves in the KTM EXC 500 yesterday. After 60 hrs. they are right to spec. OK, time to run 1K oil changes all the time now... After 3 chks they have not changed at all! This thing is put together very well it seems. And valve clearance checks? Simple. No reason to have a dealership do this. Hardest part is re-fitting the radiator shrouds to the Acerbis tank each time.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #642
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After my weekend at the first French dieselmotorcycle meeting i noticed the Track was hanging a bit much to the left whenever i put it on it's side stand.

Ofcourse sometimes it was due to the asphalt giving way to the Track but i do seem to have an error in the sidestand system.

Took it apart today and discovered that the metal used for the plate to pivot the stand on is very soft. And was also covered with powder paint layer. So where it was a tight right fit i have now gained play in all directions because the paint is peeling off and where ever there is movement and vibration the pivot plate is giving way to the harder metal of the sidestand itself.

Sounds like i have an additional item on the list to do. Besides making the rear fork adjustable to take out the axial play, rebalancing the whole c.v.t. system and getting some custom helix parts made.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #643
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Taught my 13 year old how to make a shark fin for his 125 and a kick stand for his lil sis's 65.


Sent with this high tech chingadera!
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #644
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Pulled the rear spark plug on the DL to see if it cleared up. Nice lighter color since I changed the rear valve shims. Damn bike runs like a champ now. Washed it outside too.

Free dyno at the local dealer next weekend, looking for 65 hp. I'm in!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #645
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Used this Scrap...


And this Chuck Homier bandsaw,


And this old Atlas, .....


And this welder,


And a few hand tools,


To make some cool 'stunt pegs' for the bike, .....


All started when Oma told grand daughter she could pick out a new bike for Christmas,

.... grand daughter thinks for a while looking at Walmart's vast selection of bikes, .... then says "Can Opa fix my old bike?". Oma says "Sure, ....."

Grand daughter says "Can he make me stunt pegs like those?", pointing at the knurled aluminum ones on the bike she likes.

Oma says "If you ask him, I'm sure he will."

Grand daughter says "I don't need two bikes, if Opa can fix mine, let's just save the money for something else."

Her cousin saw the 'stunt pegs' and wanted some too, .... The pegs are surely nothing to hold up as a example of premium craftsmanship, but they're done, and they're the only kids in their neighborhoods that have any like them ....
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