Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

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

  1. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    I am so in. Hope to see you at the ferry in Milwaukee. Do you know what hotel/hotels people are staying at in Milwaukee?

    :lurk
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    No Harley style throttle screw I guess. That was one feature I always liked.
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  3. DeadlyBananaDog

    DeadlyBananaDog Fiat pastillus.

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    Just back from the Bull City Rumble in Durham. Had hoped to see Doug there but Spot still shows him west of Greensboro. Hope all is well.
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  4. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Didnt make it to durham, galled up the front cylinder, seems it wasnt oiling enough.
    don, (dlrides) and chris are helping me out. Biggest problem its a holiday weekend, so fedex may take a little longer. Once i find the parts.........

    Doug
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  5. fxrider71

    fxrider71 ride it don't rub on it!!

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    Hope you get her going soon. I'm planning on riding up to see the bikes come into Milwaukee.
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  6. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Wow this is really awesome!
    Hope you get the bike going.

    Good luck.
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  7. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    We are not worried McGuyver, I'm sure you'll find some Yugo piston rings that'll work
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  8. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    Great,i´m in :nod

    Wish you and your Indian all the best for the race and hope you can fix your little engine problem :dhorse

    MJ
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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :becca Crap!

    well...you're in good company anyway....sure hope y'all get things squared away soon!
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  10. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    Things are looking up ! Garage, tools, likely parts source .....................
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  11. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Awwwwwe yeaaaaah!! :clap
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  12. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    I'm root'n for you Doug. Your going to out do all them high doller muckety mucks by going full circle without a chase truck and I'm all for that! Just got back from Davenport where a few of the guys had to show off thier rides before hauling them east. Nice bikes but they can't hold a candle to your style. I plan on riding down on my 1940 Sport Scout to see everyone in Spirit Lake IA, let me know if you need anything and I'll see if I can bring it along. Looks like you got one of Land Sharks shirts, looks good on you too! Give'm hell Doug!
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  13. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    this was from yesterday, along the Nantahala river. most of that shit packed on the bike is camping gear. But, as the CB is mostly staying at fancy assed hotels along the route, I figured I would need it

    [​IMG]

    Today I met up with Don, always good to see you dude, and thanks again for lunch :)

    [​IMG]

    About 30 miles after I left Don (he rode along with me for a bit, but dont worry, I went slow enough so he could keep up)

    Anyhow, the front cylinder quit working, so I one lunged it to the next exit, & Chris who lives close buy, was nice enough to come fetch me, so I could tear into it in his garage

    [​IMG]

    front cyl had real low compression, so I pulled the cylinder, and this is what the piston looks like.
    not pretty
    so I burned up the cell phone airwaves, & a guy I knbow in West Virginia who is also doing the C-ball on a 101, said no problem, I got all the parts you need.
    So I'm on my way to WV.

    [​IMG]


    Breakdowns in the US are sure easier to deal with than in Siberia or Iraq!
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  14. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    OH in Siberia they could make you a new piston from Coke cans and coat hangers for rings.
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  15. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    yes, but here, I dont have to :)


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  16. FatTirePlease

    FatTirePlease Been here awhile

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    WWhat's the cause, and how do you fix it ?[​IMG]
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  17. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    The best laid plans ,and all that.
    Oh well, it's not a problem, it's an opportunity.

    Endevour to persevere.
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  18. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    Doug,

    Do Alabami proud, good luck!
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  19. Dracula

    Dracula Deus ex machina

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    Doug, you are gonna make it. One used to use a sliced potato with two wires to replace the ignition capacitor.
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  20. alcanrider

    alcanrider alcanrider

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    That bike of yours is absolutely beautiful. Even though you have some problems with the old girl, I bet not too many bikes of todays era will be running in 84 years! Best of luck Doug!

    Doug (same name):clap
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