Dickin Around in Doug's Garage

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by rtwdoug, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Bobby-S

    Bobby-S Adventurer

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    Got any idea how many miles you've already put on that Indian???
  2. Dakota62

    Dakota62 Prime of Senility

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    Call Tampax, you might get some sponsorship for the CB with that line.
  3. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    :rofl Great idea!!!
  4. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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    On Fri and Sat I found Doug in his natural habitat. In a barn, digging for the good stuff.

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  5. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Wasnt much good stuff in there, mostly it was BMW parts :lol3

    Im finally done with the IMS shows. It was alot of fun, & I met alot of cool people, from on here & other places. Thanks to all of you that stopped by to say hi.

    Now I can get back in the garage & finish up the '28. :clap

    Doug
  6. Treadless

    Treadless seeking adventure

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  7. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Hey Doug,
    was that you headed south on Rt 31 through Garden City last thurday afternoon on something old?
  8. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    like I'm a stickler :lol3

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  9. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    for my olde '80s 4runner I called it selfbasting :lol3
  10. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    finally got the 48 back on the road! :clap

    poor thing had been sitting too long, but its all ok & fresh now, ready for a shitload more miles.

    But of course, nothing ever goes as planned....

    I got the clutch/trans all finished, new bearings & such. Clutch shouldn't be sticky when hot now

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    making sure the kicker gears mesh ok. the 1st tooth likes to bind up on the gear, so I ground it down to a more rounder profile, but the kicker gear is a bit worn, I'll have to get a new one soon

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    while adjusting the valves, the front intake was tight, tappet wouldnt screw down anymore. so to fix it, it needed a skinnier locknut.
    Well, the correct way is to pull the cylinder, but that takes a long time. easier to compress the valve enough to get the tappet out, but not so easy to do with the covers in the way.
    so improvise!

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    and cut a piece of brass pipe in half, to hold the valve up.

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    Got it all together, filled with gas & oil & a new battery, then rolled it outside. 3 kicks, and it roared to life!

    with a big TAK TAK TAK coming from the rear head! :huh WTF?

    SO..... pulled the head off, & the piston was hitting the edge of the combustion chamber

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    took a die grinder, made the hole a little bigger, stuck it back on, & now it runs great, with no funny noises!

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    I was figuring I had 4-5 hours to go to get it done, but it took 4 days. Oh well, at least its finished!
  11. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Oh, and I drug home a new shop truck this weekend. Its a 52 model. I put about 20 miles on it today, its more fun than a trunk full of dead whores!

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  12. BK

    BK Electron herder

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    Great to see you posting again!
  13. docwells7

    docwells7 Long timer

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  14. asphaltmueller

    asphaltmueller nomad acc. ยง 2(3)AVV

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    Lovely; just lovely :clap
  15. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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  16. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    Hmmm. turn the hinges around on the box and install a rumble seat. Waaay fun.
  17. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Back in '10 I picked up this leftover military Dnepr in Bulgaria. It was new, 0km, but the motor is stuck from sitting for 25 years or so. This summer, I plan to get it on the road over there.

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    I got some parts for it in Kiev this past summer, but then as I am tired of tripping over this sporty motor here in my garage......

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    I can make it fit....... :evil

    So Im going to ship it over there & build the first harley powered dnepr!

    Of course people will ask why? but... why not?

    next winter I want to ride to the Taurentreffen, its a bike meeting in january, in the Austrian Alps. Harder to fall down in the snow with a sidecar!
  18. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Hey Doug, I've seen where folks have been getting hammered by the storms and tornadoes near your area. Glad to see you online and apparently OK.
  19. Dakota62

    Dakota62 Prime of Senility

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    Putting an American Sporty motor in a Dnepr (read; Russian BMW copy) pisses off so many people on so many continents, Pure genius. Stalin has not only rolled over in his grave but now Doug is going to use his arse crack as a motorcycle stand.
  20. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy Lost in paradise!

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    Doug, don't worry about the folks who ask WHY? If one must ask, they will never get it. No matter how much time or how many explanations you give them. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Most everybody who follows your thread already knows this and have no need in asking WHY.<o:p></o:p>
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    Cheers from the sandy part of the State