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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by rtwdoug, Oct 16, 2009.
wow that trailer is huge ! Is there a spare bike inside ? Or a machine shop ?
Stumbled on this today, literally. 58 from what I'm told with about 7000 miles on it. Odometer / speedo in kilometers. Kicked it and fired up. Whats a ballpark price for this?
late 80s - mid 90s softail, nothin '58 about it. I'd guess about 4k if it wasnt pink, cleaned up & looking/running good, 5-6k.
but that depends on where you are at, as it seems to be outside the US, probably worth alot more. jamaica?
But Im no expert.....
Ghana, all kinds of stuff over here. Bmws, tenere, xt etc.
Ghana? cool.... I saw the little flag on the HD plate, thought maybe Jamaica.
Any old stuff there? altho I bet exporting it would be a pain!
I've been wanting to do the west coast of Africa, everyone does the east coast. The west is a bit sketchy in places......
Today I thought I saw Condor go cruising by but it was a quick shot. Haven't seen any real old stuff yet but was only out looking today. I'll be venturing out into the bush and searching as well. There is a guy here that imports bikes from the states. If I find anything I'm sure I could put it in a container going back. Takes about a month. Did some riding in Ethiopia and hope to do some here as well. Chop shops all over the place. I may go broke here!
got my new alternator & sprockets in, so been getting that installed.
the orig alternator worked ok, but the new cycle electrics puts out more amps, & at a lower rpm.
The only travel bike I have built that I didnt put a CE charging system on was the dirtster, & guess what broke, in turkmenistan.
I've talked to the owner of CE a couple times at trade shows, told him what I had done with his products, & mentioned him in magazine articles.
I hinted around at maybe a discout for the advertising, but I was sorta brushed off. Oh well, I'll still use thier stuff, only because its the best out there.
but a discount woulda been nice.......
lotsa crap has to come off
this is an issue with the stock setup, the plug at the case. as you can see, the one contact is black, from a bad connection, and it wouldnt have lasted alot longer. the easy fix for this is to cut the plug off, & hardwire them together, & fill the case hole with silicone.
CE comes with it hardwired, so this issue is fixed
I have drawers of HD special tools, but nothing for this late model stuff. Luckily, I was able to modify the older clutch hub puller to fit, & also this sprocket nut socket, which wasnt deep enough to fit over the shaft.
so I drilled it out a bit
then it fit ok.
pulled the seal to look at the bearing, all seems ok.
front end almost done, have to fab up some fender brackets
How hard is the chain conversion, are the sprocket offsets the same? Everything come as a kit?
Are you goung to use a skidplate?
Hey Doug, are you going to head over to the Motorcycle Vintage Meltdown this coming Saturday?
nope, hadnt heard about it. Going to an antique bike meet up in yankeeland
That's the first year of EVO softail, due to kickstarter and chain drive. And it was 4 speed tranny as I remember. They made a really few of them in this setup. But Ghana.....
Maybe they ment to say it's an 85 model.
It's later that that. The motor is a top end breather (post 90) and the kicker is a aftermarket add on, on a 5 speed. I wouldn't touch that thing unless you can get it REAL cheap.
Hey that looks like "son of dirtster" in the top of the first picture
How is it running?
Is the wife gonna chase you on that on the TAT while you carry the groceries on the hack?
Yep, I was wrong. And you are right about "real cheap" :)
I like the last seat the best,looks comfortable and,in a picture at least looks good on the bike!
got the new chain done, no more snapping belts. and its a major pain to swap out a belt. and they never seem to break where you are close to your garage.
Of course, I cant find my chain riveter. I know I took one to the shop in Bulgaria, but I thought I had one here also
So I took 2 ball bearings, & used a magnet to hold them in place
then I used the chain press backwards, & tightened it to within a cunthair of breaking, which swelled the rivets enough to hold em, then X'd them with a chisel.
in case I have to ride at nite, I wanna see where I am going.
Plus I think they look cool
Damit Doug I just learned a cool new way to do chain rivets,thanks I needed that!
I did a bunch of chains exactly that way before buying a proper tool.....on sale of course.