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Old 01-31-2010, 06:21 AM   #241
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Depending on where you travel, possessing a statue or bust of Islam's prophet Muhammad could get you decapitated.

How about this Muhammad?
Yeah, I know they dont take kindly to such shenanigans.
a muhammed ali head would be kinda funny, but explainin it all the time would get old.

I thought about gettin INFIDEL as a license plate, but figgered that wouldnt be such a good idea either.

I wanna have fun, but of course I dont really wanna offend anyone, I know Im not going to blend in very good as it is, and theres no reason to just piss everyone off.

I do want to return in one piece

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Old 01-31-2010, 09:56 AM   #242
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hard to believe that this stuff was all chrome before the trip. theres grease & gunk in every nook n cranny











I'd say that was some well-deserved and hard-earned oozin'
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:15 PM   #243
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Doug glad to see you are back at it.. looking forward to seeing what ya are gonna do to the shovelhead.. It looks like the pan held up pretty good for all the miles you put on it. When ya gonna start the mid east trip..

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:33 PM   #244
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well, I finally got some shop time in. I got the shovelhead all torn down, & will cut the frame & add a rigid rear next week, then start building it. I have to finish it in 4 weeks so I can ship it in a container to germany from daytona. nothin like a rush job, huh?

After that, I figured I needed to freshen up the panhead, after 26k miles RTW it was a bit tired, & was leakin pretty good. plus the distributor is completely worn out, & I have to pull the front head to replace that.

hard to believe that this stuff was all chrome before the trip. theres grease & gunk in every nook n cranny







the bores look really good, I was expecting alot more wear on them



well, I found out why the rear exhaust clamp would never tighten up enough to get rid of that pesky exhaust leak.....



I was always a big fan of welding on shovel exhaust mounts to the panheads. Never got round to it when I had my 58, but shoulda, they were stating to look like yours and leaked like a pig all the time.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:44 PM   #245
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Yeah, I know they dont take kindly to such shenanigans.
a muhammed ali head would be kinda funny, but explainin it all the time would get old.

I thought about gettin INFIDEL as a license plate, but figgered that wouldnt be such a good idea either.

I wanna have fun, but of course I dont really wanna offend anyone, I know Im not going to blend in very good as it is, and theres no reason to just piss everyone off.

I do want to return in one piece

Doug
somehow i don't think you're so hesitant of offending anyone as much as you're skeerd of ending up in middle east prison facing a capitol crime.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:36 PM   #246
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somehow i don't think you're so hesitant of offending anyone as much as you're skeerd of ending up in middle east prison facing a capitol crime.
I'll offend people in the US whenever. But as rude as I may seem at times, when I travel to other places, I strive to not come across as the typical american asshole tourist that they are used to.

Plus, yeah, I dont wanna go to some jail.
I saw midnight express

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:37 PM   #247
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Yeah, old Lenin held up nicely.
Im trying to figure out what shift knob I wanna put on the shovel for this year. I thought since Im going to the mid-east, a muhammed head would be nice, but Ive never seen a muhammed statue I could decapitate.


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Old 02-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #248
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Keep using the old Lenin head but wrap a towel around it.



the shovel has a perfect untouched frame. straight, all tabs, etc.

so lets violate that virgin!


1st, figger out where the new section should go. Ypu dont want to cut it 3 times & have it still too short!


2nd, wear out a couple sawzmost blades (I dont call em a sawzall, cuz they dont. but they sawzmost)
those solid castins is TUFF!
(notice OSHA approved safety glasses)



3rd Voila! I now have a ruined frame!


next, I have to turn down some slugs to go in the holes to make it stronger, & get my friend to TIG it for me (I dont have a TIG)

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Old 02-03-2010, 06:51 PM   #249
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Oh hot damn!! Somethin is goin under the knife!! Anyone can restore a bike, but it takes a real man to cut one up
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:15 PM   #250
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:38 AM   #251
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Hey Doug... I spotted this picture in another thread and thought of you. I had never even heard of a Hercules before I saw yours. I dont think the pict below is one but it sure looks familiar.

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Old 02-05-2010, 02:00 PM   #252
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2nd, wear out a couple sawzmost blades (I dont call em a sawzall, cuz they dont. but they sawzmost)



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Old 02-05-2010, 05:08 PM   #253
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I figured I needed to freshen up the panhead, after 26k miles RTW it was a bit tired, & was leakin pretty good.




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Old 02-05-2010, 06:10 PM   #254
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Wow, lets just say I was very nervous doing things like taking my carbs off the first time, dismantling my shaft drive, etc.

Taking a sazmost to the frame of any vehicle... just wow!
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:48 PM   #255
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Hey Doug... I spotted this picture in another thread and thought of you. I had never even heard of a Hercules before I saw yours. I dont think the pict below is one but it sure looks familiar.

Looks like Battlestar Gallactica.
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