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Old 05-15-2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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After a profitable year and being able to comfortably pay taxes I decided to get a Panhead. After looking locally I hit the auction site. $25-30K was way outta budget and the only thing that caught my eye was this 63 swingarm.

Of course I cringed when I saw the color and the pinstripes. Not to mention the shop name all over it. Found the same thing listed on Craigs and made contact. A deal was made and owner took listing off of auction site.

Onto the Porn.....


As she sits today.





The Glory Days.



Should be obvious to all that Suckerpunch built this bike. Not much info on their build as far as I can find. Lots of info on shop after Old Man Clayton burned a few.

So I pick her up last Sunday in BFE Oklahoma. Damn near Kansas border.
Owner Nick does a cold start ritual, and no dice. Waits a few and tries again. Glory Be, she's a runner ! Rocker clutch and Jockey shift. This will be interesting as I have never ridden that setup. Gravel road also. While my wife makes chit-chat w owner I tootle down the drive only to kill it at the road. Fuck. I hope she starts again. She does and off I go. I'm good till time to turn around. Back into first. Wait, where is first again ? Got it. Painful amount of gas and ease the clutch only to rocket down the gravel road with shit flying everywhere. Oh yeah, interesting. I manage to not look like a retard when pulling into driveway only to realize the brakes are shitty. Well, its a long driveway and I make a stop. Big grin on my face and off to do some paperwork ($).


The good:

Clean paperwork.
Recent(verifiable) rebuild on engine. Longbow Customs. See Facebook for build.
Factory frame, transmission, forks.


The bad:

Did I mention it has Suckerpunch all over it ?
Not a fan of turquoise.
Shovel swingarm/brakes.
Lack of braking.
It has Suckerpunch all over it
Seat is lame.
Super B w/ Superbowl is a bit funky when she's hot. Starting ritual is being worked out between she and I.
And it has Suckerpunch all over it.












Kick pedal looks like a chick on rollerskates and a cowboy hat taking a dump. Classy !
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:04 PM   #2
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So, a little practice with the rocker clutch around the neighborhood and pull her up to my driveway only to dump the clutch and kill it. God damn it. Oh well, I figure it out soon. let her cool down and take a look at the brakes. Rear has nothing so I look into master cylinder, add some fluid and pump away. Not building pressure. Nothing but a minor amount air and some residual fluid from caliper. Take a closer look at master and find a crack along threads.






So i give up on that and move to the front brake. Service Manual shows an adjuster w nut so I give it a 1/4 turn and tighten it up. Seems better.

While I'm looking around I see a couple welds on brake lever.




I assume the extension is to get you past the B carb.

I poke around some more and find this...



Not sure what the wrench is for. Anyone wanna guess ?



So, this afternoon (Tuesday) I take her for a spin to test front brakes and get some clutch time in. I venture out of the 'hood and onto the city streets. The rocker clutch is still an oddball to me but getting better. Front brake feels better, but makes a good squeak at full stop.

About half an hour into the ride and it feels like the engine is struggling to make power. Hmmm, getting slower and slower.
Fuck. Back brake is locked up. Of course I kill the engine with the clutch in the process. Double fuck. Stuck in middle of a lane 20 feet away from a driveway. Wave traffic past me only to have a local cop stop by for a look. "Hey officer, got a pair of vicegrips ?" He digs out some cheap-ass Leatherman copy and I get to loosening up the bleeder. An evil hiss and steamed brake fluid comes a-bubblin' . So I push her into the driveway and wait. Back bleeder all the way out and not only does the tiny bleeder come out but also the threaded insert. Plus some teflon tape.



So much for banana brake and wagner master. I have a Fab Kevin Jap bracket in hand and Tokico on the way. I know it will look odd but I gotta stop. Searching for make-do 5/8" master cylinder until I decide if shovel swingarm gets the yank.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:21 PM   #3
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She has a couple of leaks and chain lube all over the left side.

The culprit...



Front Cover. Looks like a blind hole and screw is bottomed out. Yep, broke fin also. A little nervous to tighten it up. I may try to get it out w/o pulling the tank to see how long it is. Next to it has a screw showing under mounting fin so it may be too long.

Carb goo also...

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:34 PM   #4
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Seems odd, I can see the pics on my side. Will look into it.
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Seems odd, I can see the pics on my side. Will look into it.
Nope, nothing here either!
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:08 PM   #6
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Pictures are good for me.
Wagner master was till early '79 with the residual pressure valve removed in '73 for the disc brake.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:15 PM   #7
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no pics here.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:49 PM   #8
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Pics now ?
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Yes, pics are up.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:59 AM   #11
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Vent goo is pretty normal on a Super B. That fender hinge needs a little attention.

I'd also be a little wary of the nuts on the clutch hub; that might fuck you on the side of the road one day. Those are a mishmash of bullshit with external locking star washers; the correct setup has the notched nuts and corresponding teats on the pressure plate.

I'd probably pop for some new rocker box hardware. If you're broke, a stack of washers might get you where you need to be.

Is the 11/16" possibly for the clutch pushrod adjuster locknut? They're usually 9/16" on a four-speed clutch, but maybe you have one of those odd-ducky Evo diaphragm things? Incidentally, it looks like your adjuster hangs way out. Might just be the angle of the photo, but given some of the bodgy stuff on there, maybe it would be a good idea to see exactly what's going on there in Clutchtown.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:11 AM   #12
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> a chick on rollerskates and a cowboy hat taking a dump.

That is SO HOT.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:35 AM   #13
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Can't tell from the typing, but I hope you're taking this in stride and feeling excited for the adventure you've embarked upon.

So far all this looks like a combo of usual old bike BS and work by an image-focused shop.

Split MC is from gorilla-fisting. I've done it too. Goes like this . . .
1) use janky old brake line with banged up flare or a half-ass flare PO made at some point
2) wonder why it leaks
3) fixing correctly takes too long
4) gorilla fist the fitting
5) (optional) round off the fitting for lack of a flare nut wrench or a clue
6) deal with it that way for a while until you realize safety issue or are feeling legit
7) throw away the MC that you wrecked and start over

Boiling brake fluid has a couple possible explanations . . .

* residual pressure valve in MC when used with disk brakes. Pads drag and boil the juice.
* front exhaust header WAY too close to to MC and brake line, boiling it in the line and dragging the brake

Kicker pedal might just be a past Cleveland steamer fetish by PO. Roll with it as testament to "different strokes for different folks", which you not only believe in but allow others to live as well right?

Valve covers . . . get real fasteners and start over. Might as well check rocker arm condition while you're in there.

Super B gonna Super B. Still a nice carb until the throttle shaft boss gets so wallered out it starts sucking air and starting and idling poorly. Never had any luck with add-on accel pump. No way to adjust the delivery. Soaks the shit out of the motor with raw fuel every time you turn the throttle. Maybe an early version of rolling coal back when the drugs were stronger?

Half-ass tool kit that looks like an Instagram pic from a cool kid group ride to Mexico? You can figure that one out.

Keep on keeping on. You can't fail to learn and have fun if you look at it right.

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Another picture of the wagner master cylinder guts.

the piece that looks like the top of a salt shaker and the black washer is what you leave out for use with the disc brakes.
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Thanks, Joe.

For easier visual reference later:

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Nice, you got some 'puter skills, Jason.
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That fender hinge needs a little attention.

Cotter Pin is so Fopressional.




I'd probably pop for some new rocker box hardware. If you're broke, a stack of washers might get you where you need to be.

I tightened up the allen screws today. 1 on the front felt a little soft when snugged. So far so good.

Is the 11/16" possibly for the clutch pushrod adjuster locknut? They're usually 9/16" on a four-speed clutch,

My thought too. Yup, 9/16". Im gonna need a fist full of wrenches when I ride.

but given some of the bodgy stuff on there, maybe it would be a good idea to see exactly what's going on there in Clutchtown.
So far clutch hasn't complained yet.
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shovithead,

Im taking it all in stride. I appreciate your input and interesting way of speaking(so to speak). By all means, anyone can chime in with tech/comedy. My posts are a meant to "cheeky".
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I like this story. Good read.

Chop it up and make a long bike.

Ditch that POS rocker clutch. I HATE them more than I hate sportsters.

Wait...This isn't my bike. Carry on and don't pay attention to the caveman in the corner.
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Nice, you got some 'puter skills, Jason.
Thanks.

Don't tell any of the tough guys or "keepin' it real" crew, but I do it for a living.

It'll be our secret.

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