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Old 04-15-2015, 08:10 AM   #226
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Nice getting the hipster mustache in there...makes the photo!



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It left my backyard under its own power for the first time in a couple of years yesterday. I ran a few laps around the neighborhood until it ran out of gas.


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Old 04-15-2015, 08:47 AM   #227
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Looks like a chrome fender from a 60's or 70's UJM. That usually what they are.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:06 AM   #228
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Very cool! Congrats on your first few laps!

I'd get that front timing cover on it asap.....especially without a fender, won't take much water or debris to kill your ignition system.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:45 PM   #229
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Very cool! Congrats on your first few laps!

I'd get that front timing cover on it asap.....especially without a fender, won't take much water or debris to kill your ignition system.
I didn't even notice that.

I left the timing cover off the front of my bike this Winter. More out of laziness than something I forgot. I checked this out about a week ago. I guess I will need a new set of points, it took an hour to clean stuff and I even felt I had to remove the alternator stator and rotor for cleaning too. The points plate has a rusty spot on it that it didn't have before. The big loss was the advance unit. Frozen solid with rust on one pivot. The cam very rusty on one side. The advance unit is a total loss. That was a working advance unit I lost.

Good thing I have another but not something I'm proud of.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:07 PM   #230
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I didn't even notice that.

I left the timing cover off the front of my bike this Winter. More out of laziness than something I forgot. I checked this out about a week ago. I guess I will need a new set of points, it took an hour to clean stuff and I even felt I had to remove the alternator stator and rotor for cleaning too. The points plate has a rusty spot on it that it didn't have before. The big loss was the advance unit. Frozen solid with rust on one pivot. The cam very rusty on one side. The advance unit is a total loss. That was a working advance unit I lost.

Good thing I have another but not something I'm proud of.
Try soaking the rusted advance unit in white vinegar for a few hours. That should clean right up.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:06 PM   #231
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Try soaking the rusted advance unit in white vinegar for a few hours. That should clean right up.
I'll try that CD but I'm not expecting miracles.
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