Powerplus or Bust, Eh?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Twotaildog, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Here's the picture (of yours truly) on the back of the new 2019 AMCA Omaha Chapter membership cards. Kinda fun.

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  2. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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  3. scmopar

    scmopar Been here awhile

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  4. Old Mule

    Old Mule Long timer

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    Doesn't that beard messs up the aerodynamics on your rides?
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  5. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    That's pretty cool.
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  6. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Actually, it's the other way around.


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  7. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    It's almost next year so I guess I should give this thread a jumpstart and get ready to start thinking about some post-cannonball work on Patience. I have been spending some time cleaning and organizing the moto-shed. It got pretty bad as a result of the pre-cannonball rush of activities, but it's looking pretty good at the moment. I could almost call it 'comfortable' or 'homey.'

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    I did spend quite a bit of time cleaning up the Sunnen hone. It works great but was pretty grimey.

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    I took the catch pan apart so I could clean it up in the parts washer. I drained the old honing oil out of the sump, removed the sludge traps, and cleaned it all out. I had 10 gallons of fresh oil shipped in from Michigan. The only part I had to replace was the 'stay-put' flexible hose for the oil. I'm happy to have found this hone with the dual (course and fine) controls and the two speed drive pulleys. Here's an after shot.

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    That's about it for now. I'll get started on the Indian again soon, and post some pictures of that. Today I need to split some fire wood.

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    Kevin

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  8. KansasKawboy

    KansasKawboy KK

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    Kevin, Happy New Year to you and Brenda.
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  9. oldroadie

    oldroadie Two wheel addict

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    Happy New Year! That old Trophy looks right at home.
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  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Wood splitting tip for you , get a Fiskars Splitting Axe. You can get the in different handle lengths.
    I sold firewood for 30 years or so always split by hand , in the process I've damaged my right shoulder. I used a Sotz "Monster Maul" , 10 lb. head and 5 lb. handle. It brings a powerful force to bear when swung correctly. But , now that I have the Fiskars , the Sotz is just a reminder of how I trashed my shoulder.
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  11. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Thanks for the tip. To be honest, though, most of my splitting is done hydraulically these days. The maul gets used occasionally for driving wedges. About ten years ago my left scapula got broken in a motorcycle accident. After a year or so of physical therapy and courtisone injections I got to where I can touch the top of my head, but swinging an axe is difficult at best.

    Happy 2019 to All!


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  12. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Some pictures of yesterday's progress:

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    Some newspaper clippings that my Aunt Alyce sent me from Belle Fourche, SD:

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    More to come.




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  13. cyclefreak13

    cyclefreak13 Been here awhile

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    Kevin,

    Did you have any piston or cylinder scoring? Were you running oil rings?
  14. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    All good questions! Stayed tuned and I will disclose the details when I get them sorted out. There were some surprising developments!


    In the mean time, while I'm posting, someone had asked about the bushings I made for the rear swing arm. I'm happy to say that they held up very well. There's really nothing to report, other than there is no discernible wear or play in the nylatron bushings, and more importantly no discernible wear in the shaft which is an original Indian part. The last shaft I had wore terribly, with the original steel bushings. Here is a picture, for what it's worth:

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    I also want to mention that I have signed up for Instagram. Magnetoman recommended it as a quick and easy way to share pictures, videos, and information, so I'm going to give it a try. If you want to follow me, you can find me by searching on 'Kevin Naser' or 'Meanderthal.man'




    It's supposed to be 50 degrees out today, I'm going to try to get a short ride in on the Guzzi.


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  15. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  16. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  17. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  18. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    I was there. Everything went pretty high. I didn't buy anything. My friend Erik got the best deal of the show, 1917 Indian with sidecar.

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  19. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Cool I was that indain with sidecar when I was looking at auction pictures but they dont quote sale price unless you reg with the site . would you be willing to share the ball park cost of what he paid? thanks ether way .
  20. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    I'll leave that to him to post if he feels so inclined. Suffice to say, I felt like he got a good deal, I like that bike a lot.




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