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Old 09-05-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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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 customized'

Some of you may have seen the build in my garage thread.

No bikes entered newer than a 1936. (Its getting a bit modern )

my spot tracker link

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...b4de3265776584

More info on the CB website here


http://motorcyclecannonball.com/

and the route/nightly stops here


http://motorcyclecannonball.com/inde...=255&Itemid=53



Me on the beach, at the start




Today was a short day, only 140 miles, with a late start. Most days will be 250-300 miles.

My bike made it ok, so Im off to a good start, considering that before today, I had less than 50 miles on it since a total rebuild!

I'll upload pics & stuff as I can, and of course anyone I meet along the way is welcome to post pics on here also.

Now its 11pm, and Im beat.

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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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
Polly is also riding along on a Yamaha TDM850



2 of my friends built '36 knucklehead choppers, they are badassed. This is Sean, from LA (not Lower Alabama)



we all lined up on the beach for a photo shoot.
98 bikes at the start



of course I had a few teething problems & roadside repairs on the 1st day.
A bolt came loose in the case, so I whittled a stick & pounded it into the hole.



Of course as Im not a professional whittler, I lost a few before I got one to really stick good. Every time one fell out, my left leg & the side of the bike got doused with oil. The floorboard got slippery, so I had to install an oil retention pad



And when it started to rain, I remembered that I forgot to put my points cover back on, so I had to make one out of a water bottle. I got drenched, but the points didnt.
success!

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:52 PM   #3
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I forgot to add this pic. Sean's girlfriend made him this shirt.

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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Along for the ride. Good luck Doug!
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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Great to see you getting started! Good luck. Maybe those will be the most intensive repairs of the trip.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:01 PM   #7
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That bikes a beaut ! Gonna have to keep an eye on this one.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:41 PM   #8
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I'm in. Got the T-Shirt and everything.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:22 AM   #9
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Hammer Time

Hey,

Glad to see that you are under way. So you got to use your hammer for a sophisticated repair. Cheering for you from my warm dry couch. Have a good ride!

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Old 09-06-2014, 07:26 AM   #10
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:29 AM   #11
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I tried to catch you and did overtake a few stragglers, but had to stop for gas on Old Dixie Highway. I figured at that point I probably wouldn't catch up for a long time so I headed for home.

I posted a few of the pics I took down in your Garage thread.

Have a good run!
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:58 AM   #12
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:08 AM   #13
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See ya'll Sunday evening here in Chattanooga, needless to say my kids are pumped


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Old 09-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #14
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #15
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i bet yer' goin' up 19 to 520 somehow to Columbus.... there's a couple shortcuts there too.... that's a nice ride....

best of luck!...

i'm definitely in....
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