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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Measuring the as found balance factor, part 3

Here is the math, way I see it:

The amount of reciprocating mass that is being balanced by the flywheel counterweights is equal to the mass of both small rod ends plus the amount of weight I had...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Measuring the as found balance factor, part 2

The balance factor is defined as the percentage of the reciprocating mass being balanced by the flywheel counterweights. The reciprocating mass is defined as the mass of the pistons, rings, wrist...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Crankshaft Balance Factor, Part 1

I did a bunch of reading today about crankshaft balancing and it inspired me to measure the "as found" balance factor of my crankshaft, before I disassemble it. I would say "original" balance factor,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Tim, The Arias Engineers are recommending a...

Tim,

The Arias Engineers are recommending a cold clearance of 0.0030 inches. It sounds a little too tight with me, so I asked about it. They explained that it is because the pistons are made of...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Pistons

I got a box from the UPS man this week... I wonder what it could be?

http://knaser.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Powerplus-or-Bust-Eh/i-QcGRvpC/0/L/2015-03-25%2014.51.36-L.jpg






There's...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
I think it was Thomas Edison that said success is...

I think it was Thomas Edison that said success is 10% inspiration... my inspiration comes from the Isle of Skye... :1drink



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 33,491
Posted By Twotaildog
That looks like a nice one. With that big rear...

That looks like a nice one. With that big rear rack, it would be just the ticket for cruising the swap meets.


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Nickel

It's fun to get a bunch of parts back from nickel plating:

http://knaser.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Powerplus-or-Bust-Eh/i-kmDDTks/0/L/2015-03-23%2014.35.01-L.jpg


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
I'll be working with Arias to determine what...

I'll be working with Arias to determine what clearances to run. I'll let you know how it works out, but I expect it to be in or near that range. with forged aluminum pistons, you have to run a little...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 173,437
Posted By Twotaildog
My thought exactly. I haven't done the eastern...

My thought exactly. I haven't done the eastern half of the TAT yet. I've already got the maps though...



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 173,437
Posted By Twotaildog
Highways? :hmmmmm .

Highways? :hmmmmm


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Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 173,437
Posted By Twotaildog
Don't think it didn't occur to me... :D ...

Don't think it didn't occur to me...

:D



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 173,437
Posted By Twotaildog
I would be all over that if it wasn't 1177.8...

I would be all over that if it wasn't 1177.8 miles away.


Kevin

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 2,581,737
Posted By Twotaildog
That's okay, they're having another one last...

That's okay, they're having another one last Thursday.


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 188,519
Posted By Twotaildog
They must have reversed the negative. :lol3 ...

They must have reversed the negative. :lol3


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 71,639
Posted By Twotaildog
Very nice, SP. Thanks for posting that. That...

Very nice, SP. Thanks for posting that.

That spare key is going to mar the paint on your dash.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 71,639
Posted By Twotaildog
Sugar Pig, I might have missed it somewhere...

Sugar Pig,

I might have missed it somewhere in the last 28 pages; what kind of instrumentation are you using to measure cylinder temperatures?

Thanks.


Kevin
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,999
Posted By Twotaildog
That looks like a nice one. Kevin ...

That looks like a nice one.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
DJ & RDS - Thank-you for sharing your experience....

DJ & RDS - Thank-you for sharing your experience. That's exactly the kind of information I need.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 749,222
Posted By Twotaildog
RDS - It seems to me that a historic project like...

RDS - It seems to me that a historic project like that deserves it's own thread...

Just sayin'.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,807
Posted By Twotaildog
Dang. That sounds almost karmic in nature. Look...

Dang. That sounds almost karmic in nature. Look for something bigger, more spiritual than magnetos and carburetors. Some cosmic evil in the bikes history that needs to be set right. The spirit of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Rings.

Originally, the Indian had three compression rings and no oil ring. The new pistons will have grooves for two compression rings and an oil ring. Some people have run old Indians with two compression...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Thanks RDS. I really enjoy the comments and...

Thanks RDS. I really enjoy the comments and discussion that this thread generates here and on the AMCA forum.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
The pistons were really a lot more reasonable...

The pistons were really a lot more reasonable than you would think. Especially compared to current prices one old Indian parts. As soon as Lonnie announced that the 2016 Cannonball is going to be for...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Yes! I bought two sets. Kevin .

Yes! I bought two sets.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
I thought I'd talk a little about the pistons. My...

I thought I'd talk a little about the pistons. My cylinders have about .008 or .009 inches of taper in them. At the bottom, where the iron stays cooler, the cylinders are hardly worn at all. At the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 125,426
Posted By Twotaildog
Purdy! :clap Kevin .

Purdy! :clap


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 71,639
Posted By Twotaildog
:lurk .

:lurk


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Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,807
Posted By Twotaildog
It kind of takes the fun out of it when your bike...

It kind of takes the fun out of it when your bike wont start, doesn't it. Have you tried draining the tank and filling with fresh gas? Just a thought. Best of luck.



Kevin


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Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 71,639
Posted By Twotaildog
:thumb:clap:wings

:thumb:clap:wings
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 71,639
Posted By Twotaildog
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 71,639
Posted By Twotaildog
Looks Good S.P. Kevin .

Looks Good S.P.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,941
Posted By Twotaildog
There's no way to know without having it tested....

There's no way to know without having it tested. You could buy gasket paper with asbestos in it up into the '70's I think, it was very common because it was good stuff. The thing to do is to use a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By Twotaildog
I've always thought that engine should have round...

I've always thought that engine should have round fins.



Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By Twotaildog
Interesting. Have the cooling fins on the head of...

Interesting. Have the cooling fins on the head of that SR been enhanced?



Kevin


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Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
I hope you all had a happy National Kazoo Day! ...

I hope you all had a happy National Kazoo Day!

http://www.nationalkazooday.com/



Kevin


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Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Thanks Dessert Storm, welcome to the party. ...

Thanks Dessert Storm, welcome to the party.

Ohjim, it's a 1914 frame and 1916 engine. It will be titled as a 1916 Indian, because the VIN number is only on the engine. Don't worry, no original...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,771
Posted By Twotaildog
Yes - exactly the same for me when I ride my...

Yes - exactly the same for me when I ride my Triumph.


Kevin

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Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 22,685
Posted By Twotaildog
Motor Mounts and other Interesting Things

When I got my bike, it had the front motor mount plates with it but not the rear, so at the Davenport swap meet last Labor day I bought a set of rear motor plates from a 1916 Powerplus. They didn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 33,491
Posted By Twotaildog
When I was a kid my girlfriends dad had one of...

When I was a kid my girlfriends dad had one of those for a short time. He didn't like it, but I can't remember why. He was funny, he bought a new 1975 Pantera in and didn't like it either, so he sold...
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