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Old 04-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #1861
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What a find!

That should finance a good chunk of your next trip.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #1862
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Cool a dream with Apes! No chrome for Poly there. Whats the scoop on the blue Yamaha Enduro to the left of the sporty?

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #1863
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I'm wishing I lived closer so I could come by and try to make a play for that Rickman or the SR500...
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #1864
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Wow. There's some great finds in that pile of junk, bet the sales on some of that stuff will fund a few miles on the next trip!!
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:42 AM   #1865
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Nice catch!

I don't think there are any barnfinds like this around where I live:)
Let me know if you are going to split the indian 4 chassis into parts, I need a leafspring unit to get my '44 chief back on the road. Was planning to build up a new leafspring package from an incomplete leafspring package I had, but no luck finding any suitable leaves. The old leafspring package is from a early '30s chief, and is too worn now(and is too short for the '44 fork, but has worked ok.)..
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #1866
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Something beautiful about this process ,



Just needed some more time.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:14 AM   #1867
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Doug - Didn't know if you saw this. I remember you went through there on one of your rides, but forgot which one.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/w...147894165.html
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:07 PM   #1868
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Doug - Didn't know if you saw this. I remember you went through there on one of your rides, but forgot which one.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/w...147894165.html
let's see; some people want that, but the mayor said,he first wants to check if a majority wants it. The guy quoted is not the mayor (who resides in a bigger neighbour-village and maybe doesn't mind some Tourist $)
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #1869
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It was a couple buildings/sheds full, plus stuff in the yard, under lean-to's, piled under sheets of tin, etc. The big building was about 40x40, and 3-5 feet deep in crap.

I walked past the green box a few times, before I realized it was from a harley servi car. (sensory overload)

Oddly enough, I am needing the two loops/handles for mine.

So you took the whole works just to get those loops. Man, you have it bad.


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Old 04-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #1870
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if theres a tree growing up thru your Indian, its probably been parked too long.
Oh man, I hope you keep that on there.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #1871
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Oh man, I hope you keep that on there.
Your right, that is way cool!
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:39 AM   #1872
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Ive been able to get alot done on the 101, shouldnt take much more time before its up & running.

but there was alot of worn parts, the pile of 101 spares I picked up in tennessee came in real handy!

the front end bushings were worn, so I rebuilt all of that, with new pins & bushings. That should get rid of the 50mph death wobble it had started to acquire







and new wheel bearings, the old ones were ok, but may as well install new ones.
The races were hard to get to, so the easiest way is to weld a washer to them. the head breaks them loose, and gives you a surface to put a rod on them to knock em out.





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Old 04-22-2012, 06:47 AM   #1873
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Next was the brakes. I always laughed when people tell me their new fancy bikes have ABS. This bike is over 80 years old & has ABS. You cant lock up the wheel going down a mud hill.

I have noticed that part of that problem may have been because the brakes were so worn out. haha
so I put new linings on them




the rear drum was worn pretty thin also, so I used the one from the spares pile


the front backing plate center hole was worn, which must have caused the chatter from the front wheel I couldnt get rid of. luckily, the other hub I got had a better plate.



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Old 04-22-2012, 06:56 AM   #1874
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I found this german jerry can setup at a swapmeet. 2 small cans with a box in the middle that will be good for spare parts. And I got a repop rear rack. My friend Grigory is making me a set of saddlebags.
That should give me enough gas to get thru the barren western states





I picked up a cycle electrics 12v generator, & will get rid of the one off the Geo I put on years ago



one of the things I really needed was a generator drive, as mine was worn out. Luckily there was one in the spares pile, I took it apart & cleaned it up, works perfect!



new bearings for the forks



and the chassis is done. as soon as the grease seals for the wheels come in, they will be reinstalled & it will be rolling!



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Old 04-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #1875
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then there is the motor.....



the cylinder bores were so good, we didnt bore it, as once you get to a certain oversize, they have to be relined or tossed out. it's at +030 now, & they just needed honed & new rings.
The valves werent as nice, there were some homemade guides, which didnt seal, and the rear exhaust wasnt sealing good either.
It now has new 30's sport scout valves (with better keepers than the 101) and matched guides.



one really nice thing it has are instead of those crappy clips holding the piston pins in (which can come loose & screw up a motor) someone made these aluminum buttons to go on either side & hold the pin in place. All bikes should be built with these. they cant wear the cylinder, and they cant come loose. I've also used them made out of teflon.



bottom end all together



and one cylinder on. waiting on a valve collar to arrive, then the rear cyl will be installed, & the motor will be done.

The front cyl nut is damn near impossible to get to with the mag installed, so I made a custom angled wrench to be able to get to it



I picked up this brass buddhist 'advisor head' used in prayer, from a monastery near mongolia this past summer.
(it has 4 faces, angry-sad-grinning-happy, to let you know if your prayer will come true or not)
I thought it would make a cool shift knob, & wanted to drill it out. Its hollow inside, and some of the casting slag came out when I drilled it.
I told my friends some big BS story about how they are cast with the remains of cremated monks inside, as they are very important prayer pieces. And that the small parts that fell out were actually monk ashes. I picked up the biggest piece & said 'look! a tooth!'
They were pretty freaked out.
It was big fun


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