It's good bye to my shovel for a while just dropped it off to Makoto from Mooneyes so it can get loaded in the container to head for Yokohama.
After this last week of electrical stuff going haywire, lost a battery, coil, plugs, condensor, possibly a voltage regulator (replaced just in case), my once old reliable bike has driven me crazy and what a time to do it! not only did i want it to run well for its trip to japan and back, but i wanted to swap out a few parts to make sure it was lookin' sharp too. Got the new seat done, the tin primary on, and swapped the tired mikuni with a nice Super-B (ran out of time to setup the L-Series). I waited to swap the carb until i thought i was through the electrical gremlins, put the carb on, had even more trouble (this is when the coil went), luckily i have good friends like Domenic who is my HD mentor. There couldn't be a nicer and smarter guy out there, serious. He with his magic fingers got me out of swiftly approaching doom and gloom, then took off for the rest of yesterday afternoon for some alone time with the bike up Carbon Canyon, around CHino, back into Orange county with some solid freeway jammin, narry a worry. The day turned cold and cloudy, the kind of afternoons found in the winter (but without snow or fridgid temps!), but it felt good, esspecially with the new seat which is actually comfortable unlike th eold one. Not sure why i waited all year to make another! idiot!
When it comes back i'll hopfully have the chrome star hub 21" done for it i have been planning to build for 6 months so i can put the glide drum on the front. That and it'll be time to do the motor...maybe mild stroker...we'll see. bye buddy see you in December.
1 week ago