Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

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

  1. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Yep, time to close. Got the rings gapped. 6 hours to take off
  2. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    Well, it wouldn't happen in my shop. I feel for you!
  3. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Mine either. Its 330am, just got the rear cyl on.

    Had to chamfer the valve collets with a file, as they didnt fit.

    Its always something.......
  4. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    This ride report has everthing : a coast to coast trip , a race, and a bike build.:deal

    im amazed on how you can source the parts on a 84 year old bike.:eek1

    Keep up the good work
  5. rxcrider

    rxcrider Long timer

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    Don't forget Icebox's offer in case it needs a bit of touching up in another few hours

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19585598&postcount=505

  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Oh boy...an all nighter in the parking lot!?! :twitch


    Here's hoping she's a reliable runner! :pope


    (you may want to take advantage of any sales there may be on redbull) :1drink
  7. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    At least all that shit is still under warranty ..... call Indian roadside assist ....



    :lol3


    Best O luck today and the rest of the ride Doug!
  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    :lol3
    good luck - and I hope you got a little sleep in... :huh
  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Looks like Doug wasn't alone out in the parking lot last night...

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    ....another facebook pilfer.....
  10. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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  11. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    At 430, as i was slding the front cylinder on, i found out that they didnt leave enough room for the cyl to clear the exhaust cam tower

    Fucking idiots

    So i got an hour of sleep. Guess i will find a grinder and waller it out tonite.

    I hope these cyls work good, once i finally get the damn things on
  12. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Man, Doug , wish I could help. Hearing of your tribulations makes me the of what my old buddy Lanny always said when stuff went wrong.
    "Fun, that's what we're having. "
  13. Greg MacD

    Greg MacD Been here awhile

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    Was MACGYVER's first name Doug?

    looks like you can fix/build just about anything with some bailing wire and a leatherman.....great work!
  14. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    That's not cool! :huh
  15. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :becca
  16. icebox

    icebox Long timer

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    Shop here in West won't close, it's mine, so if you need something, holler. It's mostly a fab shop, but two mills, a 14" lathe, die grinder with lot's of air, and other stuff. biggest problem would be specialized tools or tooling. Lights can stay on all night for any of these guys. I'll even buy the beer :evil If somebody knows Doug and wants to PM me I will shoot you a cell phone number. Shop can get handy on a late night up here, will be below freezing almost every night now, 17 a couple of moenings ago.
  17. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    Was wondering how those new cylinders would be like. Good to know what kind of work it takes to make them fit but sorry to hear you have to perform such feats wile on the road like that Doug. But knowing you Doug I'm sure your still having some sort of fun on this trip!
  18. OaklandStrom

    OaklandStrom Long timer

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    So it's just like the Dakar. :lol3

  19. bkshovel

    bkshovel Old Adventurer

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    Doug's on the move. Does anyone know if he's under his own power or still on the trailer? Last I heard from Doug he still had issues with the rear jug.
  20. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    It looks a lot of highways to me, long distances between the dots as well. I know I would have good use of some zzzs after an allnighter out in the cold.