Monday, October 25, 2010

TTFN

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.



11 comments:

  1. That new seat is bitchin. It compliments the bar and taillight nicely. That bike has "outlaw" look written all over it.

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  2. 4Real on the seat

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  3. Your bike is so pure! Love the look of the new seat-makes the old one look even better on mine?!
    Enjoy the trip

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  4. Looks great!
    Speaking of seats I just scored a real live AEE seat similar to yours...still had the part number tag on it even! Damn thing is perfect...now if I could only find an AEE frame to put it on.....

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  5. Do the stroker , you won't be sorry . Nothing says hang on here we go , like a stroked rigid chopper .

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  6. Good point Mike! it'd be rude not too!

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  7. all tucked in,great stance. it looks like its crouching,ready to jump.

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  8. That's the thing I miss the most about the '56 . It was a brute . 93" of stroked & poked muscle .

    Hard starts off a curb were a hold on for your life good time . tire spinning , feet up in the air , with that seat you would be dialed in . Just make sure you don't have to stop or turn for a block or so .

    My '77 now is stock and still pulls pretty strong , but oh man , once you go long you can't go wrong !

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  9. That new seat looks made for the fender, its very nice! The star hub idea to have the option of running a front break is smart too.

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