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Old 10-26-2009, 07:38 PM   #76
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tell ya what. why dont you come get it & ride it RTW? I'll loan it to ya.

I dunno what I'll do my next RTW ride on, or even if I'll do another. theres alot of other places to see that I havent been to yet, & most of them are on the south side.
dunno what I'll ride either. maybe the Indian, maybe the chopper, maybe I'll buy a new GS1200 (ok, maybe not)

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That's a very generous offer. Gives me something to think about, I've never done a RTW ride. You'd have to do something about that seat though.

Seriously though, whatever and wherever you ride next, I'll be looking forward to reading your stories. One thing's for sure, you'll be having more fun that a dog with two tails. You've got a gift, my friend.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:03 AM   #77
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Doug, your mention of the Harley VL made me curious about them. Here's a link to a book "The Old Man and the Harley". It's about a VL adventure ride back in 1938. http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer...evel_id=110000

Thanks for the stories, they're all pretty interesting and I hope you can get put them all into a collection some day.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:08 PM   #78
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:01 AM   #79
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tell ya what. why dont you come get it & ride it RTW? I'll loan it to ya.

I dunno what I'll do my next RTW ride on, or even if I'll do another. theres alot of other places to see that I havent been to yet, & most of them are on the south side.
After following your wonderful RTW reports, I would suggest SE Asia as a place you would really enjoy [and give me a great TR to read] Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma all have some adventure waiting.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:19 PM   #80
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been too busy to play much in the garage, but I gotta get started on the heart transplant for the 48 Chief. I'm going to PA this weekend, & want to drop the motor off to Hooter, my engine build guru. I have built a couple, but I dont have all the right tools, or the knowledge. I like to be involved tho, like I was with the pan, & will do with the shovel, but PA is a bit of a far drive to help with the motor. He'll have it done for me when I go back up in Jan, so it'll be ready for the '35 Chief chassis Im building a period bobber out of.

the patient is on the operating table

the new heart waits patiently....

I ran this fishtail on my 1st RTW trip. I got it about 20 years ago when I lived in LA. My friend worked at a harley shop, & brought it home one day. he took it off a bike, because the guy wanted something different. The bike belonged to the guy who played Ogre on the revenge of the nerds movies. (I forget his real name)
I've had it on several bikes, from a guzzi to a 38 harley, & now on the Indian.
It goes good with my helmet I got from Grizzly Adams (Dan Haggerty) when we were pulled over by some cops while filming a movie in Nevada.

Pulling the motor on these is quite a job, the clutch is sorta a pain in the ass, you have to disassemble half the tranny to get it apart. Its about the only Indian design that I dont like.
Panhead tin tops make good parts bins for Indian stuff


ok, the new south park is on, I'll go back to the garage when its over....

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:54 PM   #81
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Of course I dont have the proper tools to remove the clutch (its threaded on thru the inside of the tranny on the mainshaft. what a stupid design!)
But, I have the clutch tools the guy made me in Siberia in 06, so I used those.


Got it all apart & pulled the motor. this is why I had to swap it out, it did the ancient Indian destruction dance KABOOM Pow Pow Pow Pow

Luckily, I was only 40 miles from home, on my way to the smoky mountains last summer. Im happy it didnt do this on the other side of the world!


I had freshened up the top the winter after my trip, & put a few thousand miles on it since. I figured a valve had broken & jammed the piston or something, but when I opened it up, everything looked fine, no scoring, valves look good, etc. the damn con rod just snapped! I was only doin about 50 down the road when it happened, wasnt hotroddin it. weird.
Its going back together with a new set of Kiwi rods, never heard of those breaking.



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Old 11-11-2009, 09:09 PM   #82
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Should I mail you some JB Weld, if you saved the pieces you could patch that case right up!

What's the funny looking gold shiny bike there? A Yammy?
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:11 PM   #83
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Owch!! Weird is right since you wheren't rodding it. You fixing the cases or replacing them? The KIWI rods are the ticket as they are over built for the larger engines.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:12 PM   #84
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Should I mail you some JB Weld, if you saved the pieces you could patch that case right up!

What's the funny looking gold shiny bike there? A Yammy?
I wasnt able to find all the pieces, I'm gonna make a table lamp outta it

shiny gold bike is a bmw K100 I picked up yesterday, got it cheap cuz it wont start. I figure it'll make a good winter bike, & sell it in the spring.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:32 PM   #85
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Sorry about that rod bud. That really sucks.

Look forward to seeing what it takes to get that beemer running.

I got the wheel bearings apart on my truck. The inner bearing explodicated, and of course, limping it home welded the inner bearing race to the spindle. Couldn't get a new spindle at NAPA, wasn't going to pay dealer cost, so my friend down at the local garage helped be heat and cut the old race off.

Got the emory cloth out and cleaned up the spindle. Was pretty tickled that the new bearing would slide all the way on and started to slap her back together. Slop told me that something wasn't right, sure enough, I forgot to check the inside of the rotor. It was wallowed out from the bearing schrapnel that was trapped in there. It was 7:30 and NAPA was closed, so I painted the KLR. Pics up in my thread tommorrow night.

Table lamp huh? Just a thought, pull the gears, crank and all that, or that's gonna be one HEAVY lamp. Later man.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:38 PM   #86
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offerings to the gods of speed, that would definitly be a cool lamp though
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:09 AM   #87
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offerings to the gods of speed, that would definitly be a cool lamp though
yeah, but this isnt the worlds Fastest Indian, its the worlds Furthest Indian.

So it was an offering to the Gods of Distance


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Old 11-12-2009, 06:14 AM   #88
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Ouch indeed!

My own '46 Chief has been undergoing full surgery for 6 months, so I can
sympathize with you.

Have you been tempted to bump-up to 80" ? (perhaps you're already there?)

I personally love the understressed feeling of the 74" motor, and I'm maintaining the original 6 V. electrical system. Trying to stick with the
"if it isn't broken, don't fix it" line of thought.........


.........oooops, it is broken!
Well, you know what I mean.

Best of luck!
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:01 AM   #89
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Have you been tempted to bump-up to 80" ? (perhaps you're already there?)
new motor is a fresh 80" bonnie , with kiwi rods, bonnie cams & a little flow work done inside. I wanted a little more cruising speed on the hiway, & be able to do wheelies.


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Old 11-12-2009, 08:18 AM   #90
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"Wheelies"??????? You better post pictures of that Doug as this I have got to see!!!!




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