Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Mr. Magoo

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  2. indianscout

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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Doug's ride broke down? Damn. :cry Looks like he passed us by already too. So he's in Sturgis getting it fixed?

    What a farkin' adventure! :clap
  4. Center-stand

    Center-stand Been here awhile

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    I think one needs to distinguish between a rider's personal support crew/vehicle, and the sweep/chase/ rescue crew who are part of the cannonball official crew.

    A riders support crew cannot give assistance between checkpoints. They probably don't follow the same route as the riders and the cannonball chase crew, as many are driving motor homes or trucks with trailers.

    The sweep/chase/rescue vehicles I "think" can give fluids, gas and oil, to riders but not parts.

    A rider is on his own between checkpoints as far as tools and parts are concerned. The rules may allow for one rider to give assistance to another, but no outside help.

    If a rider cannot restart and ride a broke down vehicle, the sweep/chase/rescue driver brings them to the next checkpoint.

    At the checkpoint or end of stage, the riders use all the help they can get.

    I wouldn't swear to any of this.
  5. orbiker

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    That all sounds fair. The bike and the rider need to do the miles between checkpoint on their own. I would think that if they got "fluids" help that should deduct a certain number of points.

    Hopefully soon Doug will be posting a little video of the Indian chugging away. Pa pop pa pop pa pop
  6. orbiker

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  7. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Looked like Doug working on someone else's bike in one of the vids posted on that FB page. Wouldnt surprise me if he was. :freaky
  8. Bar None

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    orbiker,
    Some serious engine work going on in that video. Thanks for the link.
  9. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    News flash

    Shit aint fittin right

    Still working on it.

    Aint givin up :)
  10. orbiker

    orbiker Been here awhile

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    I hang out quite often at my brother's motorcycle shop. He is known for building reliable big HP Harleys. I get my hands dirty sometimes too. But; he doesn't work on anything older then early Shovelheads. He has a full shop and does the balancing etc, boring and building.
    I would love to see the insides of the older bikes. They were built with pride.
  11. orbiker

    orbiker Been here awhile

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    What's not fittin'??

    Grind on it or what ever it takes.

    GOOD LUCK and keep on kickin'
  12. Mr. Magoo

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    Here's to you Doug and hoping you get rolling under your own power soon! :freaky
  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    You must have an electrical problem then.:rofl

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  14. Poolside

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    Ha! That isn't news, that's a normal wrenching day for you.

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  15. charlie101

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    DOUGS NEW SPONSOR?:lol3
  17. charlie101

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    Well, as long as the money goes to him....from Zejiang, China?
  18. Jeffy

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  19. rtwdoug

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    Old valve collars didnt fit new valves, had to make new ones

    Cyls needed bored and honed

    Lapped new valves

    Valve covers didnt fit new guides, altered them

    Now im under a street light in a parking lot, filing ring gaps, installing valves, and reassembly

    By dawn.

    Hahaha
  20. charlie101

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    WTF? Did they shove you out of the shop?