Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

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

  1. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    "a guy I knbow in West Virginia who is also doing the C-ball on a 101"

    Did you call Rinkers? With the right parts this shouldn't take you too long to get you back on the road.
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  2. Red eyed and Rollin

    Red eyed and Rollin Been here awhile

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    You walk the walk my freind. Hope all is well. Maybe I will ride up to Muskegeon from Chi town if your still gonna cross on the ferry thats a pretty cool trip.
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  3. ShardPhoenix

    ShardPhoenix Наглый ублюдок

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    Subscribed.

    Also think I'll shoot over the mountain to K-Falls on the 21st to see that day's leg kick off. :clap
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  4. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    :lurk

    Go get 'em.
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  5. springfieldboston

    springfieldboston Adventurer

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    Good Luck from the home of the Wigwam!
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  6. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    pm'd ya Doug.
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  7. caretaker

    caretaker Adventurer

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    Looks like a slight hiccup for you. Riding down from Northern Wis., but will cage it with relatives to Monroe 9-10 to see ya come in:evil

    Paul
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  8. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I got to Steves in WV ok thanks to Grigory, my Bulgarian friend from Richmond.
    (he does all the leather work on my bikes)

    Steve is also doing the C-Ball on a 101, and has lots of parts. he found a decent cylinder, so we honed it, found a piston, I cut down some rings to fit, lapped in some valves & installed new guides. We'll stick it on the bike in the morning, I should be back on the road tomorrow

    :clap
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  9. orbiker

    orbiker Been here awhile

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    Doug,
    What is the oiling process for the scout?
    What kind of oil are you running?
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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    stop at any dealer and see of they has one of the slip on the grip crampbusters http://www.crampbuster.com/
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  11. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    wont work on this. theres about 1/8 turn free play, and full movement is about 180 degrees. I just have to get used to it.

    the good thing is, that the stiff wire thru the bars also doubles as a cruise control, when I get it set where I want it :)

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  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    you're one hell of a resourceful guy!
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  13. DWR302

    DWR302 Justan Nudderboomer

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    Doug, love the special place designed into your spiffy luggage for your primary tool---The BFH. LMAO. Hope to say hello to you again at the Barber swap meet. Great adventure here.
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  14. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    I read RTWDoug's road reports to remind myself how dependent I am on modern machinery to complete my rides. This notion of wrecking a piston and knowing someone who knows someone with "all the parts you need" is as lost an art in the 21st century as buggy whip making outside Amish country. Great fun to watch, with hat off and all the best wishes in the world.
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  15. Glenngineer

    Glenngineer Scooty Puff Sr.

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    I love those saddlebags - who makes that whole luggage setup?
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  16. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    my friend Grigory does all my seats & bags.
    he does awesome work

    his website

    www.badgcustoms.com

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  17. miepiechief

    miepiechief Adventurer

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    :clap Im in. Have a nice one ( 01)
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  18. trophymoto

    trophymoto MACDADDY!

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    Missed you in bull city, but I understand you had your own set of problems! It was a good turnout with lots of bikes, but hotter than hell!! Good luck on the rest of the way![​IMG]
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  19. sgio

    sgio Been here awhile

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    Good luck getting that old Indian back together! I hope to see you all in Wellsboro, Pa on Friday.
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  20. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    dont clutter up an indian thread with a bmw!

    (nice R35!)