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Old 02-19-2012, 07:55 PM   #1801
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I'll be putting about 8k miles on it.

Yes, the CB is only about 3500 miles, but its about 1000 from here to the start in NY, then 2500 or so from the finish in San Francisco to get back home.





Raising the bar for the rest, Doug , you have style !
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #1802
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Got any idea how many miles you've already put on that Indian???
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #1803
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I prefer to call it 'Constant Fresh'

Call Tampax, you might get some sponsorship for the CB with that line.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #1804
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Call Tampax, you might get some sponsorship for the CB with that line.


Great idea!!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #1805
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On Fri and Sat I found Doug in his natural habitat. In a barn, digging for the good stuff.




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Old 02-28-2012, 05:13 AM   #1806
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Wasnt much good stuff in there, mostly it was BMW parts

Im finally done with the IMS shows. It was alot of fun, & I met alot of cool people, from on here & other places. Thanks to all of you that stopped by to say hi.

Now I can get back in the garage & finish up the '28.

Doug
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #1807
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Now I can get back in the garage & finish up the '28.

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:00 AM   #1808
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Hey Doug,
was that you headed south on Rt 31 through Garden City last thurday afternoon on something old?
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:04 AM   #1809
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I'll probably leave it alone for a little while tho, just to piss off the norton guys.
























like I'm a stickler

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:34 AM   #1810
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I prefer to call it 'Constant Fresh'
for my olde '80s 4runner I called it selfbasting
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #1811
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finally got the 48 back on the road!

poor thing had been sitting too long, but its all ok & fresh now, ready for a shitload more miles.

But of course, nothing ever goes as planned....

I got the clutch/trans all finished, new bearings & such. Clutch shouldn't be sticky when hot now



making sure the kicker gears mesh ok. the 1st tooth likes to bind up on the gear, so I ground it down to a more rounder profile, but the kicker gear is a bit worn, I'll have to get a new one soon



while adjusting the valves, the front intake was tight, tappet wouldnt screw down anymore. so to fix it, it needed a skinnier locknut.
Well, the correct way is to pull the cylinder, but that takes a long time. easier to compress the valve enough to get the tappet out, but not so easy to do with the covers in the way.
so improvise!



and cut a piece of brass pipe in half, to hold the valve up.



Got it all together, filled with gas & oil & a new battery, then rolled it outside. 3 kicks, and it roared to life!

with a big TAK TAK TAK coming from the rear head! WTF?

SO..... pulled the head off, & the piston was hitting the edge of the combustion chamber



took a die grinder, made the hole a little bigger, stuck it back on, & now it runs great, with no funny noises!



I was figuring I had 4-5 hours to go to get it done, but it took 4 days. Oh well, at least its finished!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #1812
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Oh, and I drug home a new shop truck this weekend. Its a 52 model. I put about 20 miles on it today, its more fun than a trunk full of dead whores!

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #1813
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Great to see you posting again!
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #1814
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Oh, and I drug home a new shop truck this weekend. Its a 52 model. I put about 20 miles on it today, its more fun than a trunk full of dead whores.
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