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Old 08-16-2017, 10:26 PM   #461
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Looking good sir. How cool are those short grips too!
I chopped 'em to fit these bars that I ran once way back on this bike, then changed my mind and went back to the drag bars and tall risers (I had better tank clearance), like I also ran once before on this bike.



I've ocassionally run this bike pretty hard in the past, high speed curvey roads, usually in 3rd, feet on rear foot pegs, laying on tank, but hanging down low with my bod inside on turns to keep the bike as upright as possible on hard turns, it works, but is a real workout....
Don't think I'm gonna be doing that any more at age 75, but heck, ya just never know, if I get back in shape....
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:18 AM   #462
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I chopped 'em to fit these bars that I ran once way back on this bike, then changed my mind and went back to the drag bars and tall risers (I had better tank clearance), like I also ran once before on this bike.



I've ocassionally run this bike pretty hard in the past, high speed curvey roads, usually in 3rd, feet on rear foot pegs, laying on tank, but hanging down low with my bod inside on turns to keep the bike as upright as possible on hard turns, it works, but is a real workout....
Don't think I'm gonna be doing that any more at age 75, but heck, ya just never know, if I get back in shape....
Never say never sir! If that's what you'd feel like doing why the hell not? I have no luxury of banking anywhere at all.. I have just about an inch clearance from frame to hard stuff.. very very low! haha.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:34 PM   #463
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Had a few minutes to go by the shop and mess with the throttle setup on the bike...

Some modifications are required....
So I flipped the cable anchor screw upside down on the throttle lever....

I clears just barely, will have to keep an eye on it....

But for now it is functioning just fine....

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https://youtu.be/5xoRUAGVIM4

Was feeling pretty good about it, so I poured about a quart of fresh gas in the tank, opened the petcock, let the hose and carb slowly fill, and horrors !!!! the float was not shutting off, gas was over flowing the bowl !! Gotta look at that later, ran out of time for today...
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:23 AM   #464
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Ugh, that's disappointing for sure...
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:01 AM   #465
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I had to readjust my float 3 times! it's probably that minor! glad you fixed the throttle dilemma!
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:58 PM   #466
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The last 10% of a build always seems to take up 90% of the actually time... Your getting so close!

It's smart to take your time and make sure you don't get stranded on the side of the road. It's good to see someone working out all the little details.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:10 PM   #467
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It's only been 3 months since I broke my arm.....

It's pretty good now, but the Doc sez to still take it easy for a couple more months. Been riding my '10 Dyna a little, but think riding the '62 chop would be pushing it a bit, so am trying to cover all the little details before I pull it off the stand and try to fire it up....

It sure does feel good to get back in the wind again though, after being sidelined by an injury for a couple of months....
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:31 PM   #468
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Checking out why the carb bowl is overflowing, and I need to recheck the float setting,,,,
Pulled the carb off, not an easy task, but left the cable connected, as I did not want to disturb that setup.....

It appears that I did not get enough offset to the left of the jet column in this photo below, adjusted and rechecked it several times before I was satisfied with it, maybe........

With the bowl removed, and held upside down, I could blow gently into the fuel inlet and see if the needle is closed. I could work the float up and down with my finger, and check if the air flow was being turned on and off...

Then I could make adjustments to the float position, blow into the fuel inlet to check that the float was closed, then gently lower the bowl into position on the inverted carb, and gently blow into the fuel inlet and check if it had stayed closed or if the float had rubbed on the jet column and opened up....

After several adjustments I think I finally got it, but am out of fuel, so will check it later when I get more fuel up to the shop....
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:00 PM   #469
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Getting real close!!
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:00 PM   #470
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Yup, the carb float is working, a little fuel went in and then it stopped...
And no leaks...
Gettin' close to start up....
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:10 PM   #471
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I want to be there and we can ride the first ride together. Ill be there for moral support
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:39 PM   #472
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A little birdy told me it's running. Actually it was a text from you..... Where's the video? When are we riding?

VERY EXCITED about this! I love this bike. Sorry if I spoiled the surprise!
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:12 PM   #473
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As I was by myself, it was difficult to run a video while trying to start it up. And my ifone sez "not enough memory for a video"....
But I fired up the bike while it was up on the table, took a dozen kicks or so, but it ran well, needs a little fine tuning on the carb, and the timing, but no problems that I could see, so time to put it back on the ground....

Got the trusty ol' hoist out and picked it up, cleared the table out from under....

Put 'er on the ground, fired 'er up, and went for a short ride....


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Old 08-30-2017, 01:44 AM   #474
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Congrats she is looking good!
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Oh, my!!!! She is a beaut.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:48 AM   #476
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woohooo! congrats!
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:25 PM   #477
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She's alive! Congratulations are in order.
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:30 PM   #478
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:40 PM   #479
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She's been puttin' a smile on my face for nearly 50 years !!!
I'm outta town for a few days, but soon, darn soon
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:49 PM   #480
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Yeah, the last time I rode that bike I was about 50, I sure don't remember that front end being that "heavy" at low speeds. It lightens up considerably when you get moving. But horsing it around in the garage and out in the yard, Oooofff !!!!

The rake is 45 degrees, compared to stock being anything from 28 to 32, and the "trail" is 12", stock is usually only 2" - 4". That really affects the low speed handling. A heavy city traffic bike, this one is definitely NOT !!!

Can you imagine me on this bike at 5:30 am coming down from Pukalani to the Keahua hauler road, about 4 miles, then in on the hauler road, with my belt radio I check in with the control tower (up on top of the Puunene Mill), "26 to tower, on Keahua heading to da mill".....
Tower: "You on da bike?"
Me: "Yeah"
Tower: "Be careful, Willy...."
Me: "Yeah, howz da wife?"
Tower: ...... (Well, you get the idea, had a plantation truck down at the mill, parked the bike under cover, worked all day, and then rode home. On private Plantation Roads, with radio coverage both ways with the tower. Way cool....)

The oncoming hauler drivers all knew the bobbing motion of my single headlight as I rode the plantation roads, they would always slow down, pull over to give me more room, and give me a big ol' shaka as we passed by. As I ran the hauler repair shop from '80 to '85, we all knew each other, and watched out for each other. For me rank and file and management really didn't exist, I was there to help them, and vice versa, and it worked very well.
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