Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

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

  1. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    good luck with the CB Doug...wish I could make it up to Cleveland or Sandusky to cheer you on as you ride by, but I'll be stuck at work.

    Rock On!
  2. trophymoto

    trophymoto MACDADDY!

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    It had its problems also, I think he had to change a plug or put air in the tires just to make it!
  3. BmoreBandit

    BmoreBandit nomo B

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    Guess I missed you in VA and WV already. Man, I need to stay on top of your travels, Doug. You really do it the way it's supposed to be done and hopefully I'll get a chance to get a few miles with you or pick up a meal.
  4. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    If I dont get outta here soon, I'm gonna have to change the name of this thread to
    dickin around in steve's garage.......

    So I got the bike up on the lift at Steves, his sons Justin & Jared also helped

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    the jug was pretty rough looking inside. there were aluminum buttons holding the piston pin in place. one was about 1/3 gone, the other was totally gone! it had turned into the aluminum coating on the cyl wall & piston

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    We dug around in Steves parts, & found another 101 cyl, some fins had been repaired, but inside was fine. I cut/gapped some .050 rings to go in it, since they were a little bigger, they will have more tension against the wall.

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    the piston was a bit stuck on the pin, so I made a puller out of some allthread & a piece of pipe

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    the pin bushing had become a little loose, so we knurled it & put some locktite on it

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    after cutting seats & lapping the valves, the new cylinder was ready to go on

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    steve checks it over

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    then we bored out my old cylinder, to see if it would be usable

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    we went from +030 to +060, it didnt clean up perfect, but we both deemed it as a suitable spare
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    I flushed the bottom end out with kerosene to try to wash out the extra bits.

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    after flushing it 5 times, it was pretty clean (I ran the drain thru the paper towels to see what came out)

    so I installed the new cylinder

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    and we adjusted the oil flow to be 'extra wet' and I can adjust it down from there. It was definately a 'not enough oil' problem. Odd, because the bike has always been fine. when I redid the motor, I didnt touch any of the settings, and thought that would be ok.

    seems I was wrong.....

    and then took it outside to start it up.
    I kicked it...
    whoosh-clunk-woosh-clunk.....

    hmmmm

    Steve looks at me & starts cussing.

    when he pulled the piston out of the box, he thought it was an original. nope, its a hi compression bonneville piston for racing, and its too tall, & hits the head.
    it should be level with the cylinder top.... oops!

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    No biggie, I tell Steve that when we do something like this in Bama, we just say we were doing a 'test fitting'

    So, piston replacement, part 2....

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    you can see the height difference here....

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    so got it all back together & rode it a little bit, but it wasnt running great. Seems like the intake manifold is leaking, so I sealed it with some silicone, & will let it cure overnight.

    While I'm watching silicone harden, I thought I'd wash some clothes.
    I'm not used to these new fangled west virginia washing machines, but at least he has a modern electric one!

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  5. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Go Doug Go!

    Tomorrow.
  6. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    When I seen your where in Romney WV I kind'a figured you where holed up with those guys. They do know their stuff when it comes to 101's and their hospitality is second-to-none. Glad you caught Steve before he headed east to the CB.
  7. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    Josh Wilson found a clot at the bottom of his oil tank. He caught it only when cleaning the oil compartment and the clot blocked the outlet. He could see it only when he peered in the tank with a mirror.
  8. Tar snakes

    Tar snakes Been here awhile

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    Best wishes for the CB Doug - I will be following your progress from Down Under!
  9. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    What a great bunch of guys! Ride On! :thumb
  10. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    :lurk

    I thought that BMW was real nice. :lol3

    This is the real stuff. Well played. :clap
  11. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    such an awesome thread! keep it coming!
  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  13. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    I hope he took the time to fix the manifold leak. I'd wish all had spotters, its very interesting to follow the progress and see the landscape he travels through as well. Gee, I wish I was there.
  14. bkshovel

    bkshovel Old Adventurer

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    I don't want to highjack this but how can I track his spot transmitter?
  15. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    In reply #113 you have the link, just click on it.
    Something must have happend, he hasn't moved for a while now???
  16. bkshovel

    bkshovel Old Adventurer

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    Thanks. It appears he's on the move again. GO Doug!!
  17. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    Yep, it was something in the cyberworld that halted!
  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  19. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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  20. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    looks like lee's diner in york, pa caught his eye and he stopped.