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Old 06-20-2019, 11:22 PM
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Been low on energy and today after the mid-evil bloodletting at the hematologist. I came home and slept a few hours and a buddy from Huston showed up seemed I felt a bit better oddly enough. so he wanted to fab out a quick sissy bar for his HD bobber and he also helped me fix a few things on my bike while he was at it. new battery new oil drain line old one was leaking and the starter relay went out and I guess tomorrow we will fix rear brake and front control lost a bolt somewhere and headlight high beam blew as soon as I fired up the bike long overdue Maintainance stuff...

Was a bit of a change I got to sit and watch, for the most part, someone else doing the work for a change

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Old 06-21-2019, 01:40 AM
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...Was a bit of a change I got to sit and watch, for the most part, someone else doing the work for a change...
As I've gotten older that's become my favourite way of doing things...
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:28 AM
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Good to hear you are a bit better. Sometimes you have to ask for help, instead of always giving it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:43 PM
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Good to hear you are a bit better. Sometimes you have to ask for help, instead of always giving it.
He was pretty stoked, that, I just turned him loose in the shop to do whatever he needed to do to his bike... he was getting ready for a rally... One I will not be able to go on, I don't think my body will allow the shaking of my outrageously cammed out bike. just sitting at an idle or stop light, it makes me feel like my gizzard is about to fall out.

But I was really happy he helped me or I should say did most of the needed maintenance work mine needed... left a few things which the parts are not here yet that was ordered that I can do on my own when I feel up to it, seems, yesterday was a good day and today not so much a good day.

But Little by little day by day it will eventually all get done.
going to put new clutch and brake handles on it a new seat and found the new covers I needed for the oil tank and battery and a new rear brake master cylinder and brake light switch.

seems like some of it just went bad just from sitting awhile starter relay was working for the first few times I started it up but then a day or so ago it went out. weird as I started it a few times with older battery weak but not so weak it put a strain on the starter but had to charge the battery for an hour before trying but put a new battery and it started, then the next day would not start.

My son keeps screwing with me asking me where I put the free turkey pan all Harleys come with for catching all the crap that falls of em... but sure seems to want to borrow it all the time but always after I fix everything
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:53 PM
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As I've gotten older that's become my favourite way of doing things...
Well, It's a first for me I tell ya. kind of odd feeling but was enjoyable just sitting there for the most part. all though I did have to put my 2 cents in it and act as the tool guy or point out where what tool was and where to put it all back up at... barking orders my son would say. but was nice that my buddy respected me enough he cleaned up and put away everything he used afterward...

But I did go out and clean up some things I left laying around this morning
from a few days ago... seemed like it took a long time... was and am moving in slow mode today.
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:21 PM
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One I will not be able to go on, I don't think my body will allow the shaking of my outrageously cammed out bike. just sitting at an idle or stop light, it makes me feel like my gizzard is about to fall out.


My son keeps screwing with me asking me where I put the free turkey pan all Harleys come with for catching all the crap that falls of em... but sure seems to want to borrow it all the time but always after I fix everything
I'm thinking you should pull those cams and sell them. Got back to factory. It is better to ride and enjoy it than to stay parked because it rattles your guts.

And I think I would find an old turkey pan, clean some Harley parts in it, and serve him supper it it. Tell him he can borrow the bike after he eats everything.
When I retired that was one of my goals, to buy a bike. After riding my friends bike, I realized that riding and enjoying it was an impossibility with my screwed up shoulders.
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:18 AM
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I always thought that the turkey pan was for the oil leak when you parked it.
Sorry man but seriously nice looking bike.
I had a boss that had a 74 Harley. One winter he was talking about tearing it down to "freshen it up." Apparently that meant fixing a bunch of little things including several oil leaks. Well once again my mouth kept right up with my mind and I responded with oh so you're doing regular maintenance then. I do believe that my sense of humor wasn't appreciated because I I got a few really crappy jobs after that.

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Old 06-22-2019, 11:29 PM
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The bike sat for a couple of years so it needs lots of maintenance was feeling good enough to take it out today for a test run but it's got lots of other issues
So as Gerry suggested I'll prolly take out the radical cams and get rid of the tuner which is going to be costly no doubt... another option I have is to throw in my drag motor which is far worse than this so really not an option the fuel injection took a crap on me and I can't figure it out so going back carburated
being it was originally carburated from factory and was changed over to injected I think the problem is going to be getting rid of the tuner and electrical

I going to check with a few buddies to see if they want to swap my drag motor for a fresh stock Evo engine being the drag motor is fresh and has not been fired yet I don't think it will be a problem swapping... but yep the turkey pan is to catch all the oil they leak if it doesn't leak its not a Harley...

Although the first option is to take it to Harley and let the experts try to figure it out let them diagnosis it then maybe I can do the repairs my self
could be something simple or could be something really expensive
I'm just stumped with it and the brain is not willing to allow me to think between the lines so to speak to figure it out...

I've checked all the obvious fuel, coils and spark plugs ignition timing "air in the tires"

but it runs well at slightly higher idle but on taking off it builds RPM and just before you hit that sweet spot to go on to the next shift, into the second gear or through the gears... it Boggs down like it has either no fuel or no spark backfires through the air breather and if you back off the throttle it clears up like nothing is wrong but then I noticed at idle it sounds like it has a dead cylinder cutting in and out but only at idle raise the rpm just a hair and clears up sitting in neutral you can crack the throttle hard and it roars nicely something is wrong but I just can't figure it out so sometime next week I'll haul it over to HD dealer and let them have a crack at it.... hell I should proububly just sell the dam thing and get me one of those mobility scooters
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:39 AM
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The bike sat for a couple of years so it needs lots of maintenance was feeling good enough to take it out today for a test run but it's got lots of other issues
So as Gerry suggested I'll prolly take out the radical cams and get rid of the tuner which is going to be costly no doubt...
If I was closer I'd be happy to take your bike out for you and coax the demons out of it... But I agree with toning/tuning it down if it makes it more enjoyable to ride.

If you want to go fast you get a crotch rocket. I had a Hurricane 1000 that would go 0-60 in about 3 seconds... In first gear... On one wheel... 2nd would get me past a buck. Smooth, sweet bike. A little bit of carb tuning magic but I kept the stock exhaust.

One trip to Laconia (when I was in RI) I rode up with some Harley buds of mine. My buddy Kenny is like "You know Bob, if you break down, I don't know if we can wait around for you." just busting my balls... I assured him I wasn't worried about breaking down. He was on a Lowrider and we weren't on the road 5 minutes when one of his muffler bands came off and bounced over my head! At that point I decided I wasn't going to be at the end of the pack just because of my bike's race...

About 20min later we were all pulling over because Kenny had a rear flat. Not 30sec later, a buddy of ours with a pickup recognized us, pulled over, and we heaved Kenny's bike in the bed along side some drainage pipe on its way to Maine. Lucky to find a bike shop still open (everybody was north in NH) we got Kenny's tube patched (tube already had 4 patches on it) and back into his nearly bald tire. Added about a half hour to our trip.

The sporty on the trip added another half hour for the couple/few gas stops we had to make. I made it on a half tank or so...

Eclectic bunch we were, my bright red/black, fully-faired sport bike, a basic Sportster, a couple dressers, Kenny's ratty black LR and a '59? white panhead with all manner of road kill and chicken feet hanging from it!
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:11 AM
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First I'm going to drop it off at the HD dealer for diagnosis before I do anything else see what they can tell me... If it is something I can do my self or get done cheap enough I'll get it ready for the trip I had planned on taking... one of those trips where new roots can grow...

If it turns out to be too costly I'll be down a bit longer but regardless I'll get it fixed eventually... I really like this bike...
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