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    Your pre-16 tour experience has been a great...

    Your pre-16 tour experience has been a great benefit to me, Burgie. I really appreciate the posts and emails you've sent me over the last few years, sharing your experience. Many of them were so good...
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    Thanks for the comments Charles. Nothing worth...

    Thanks for the comments Charles. Nothing worth doing is easy, right? I hope you're in for 2020.


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    Here's the post-mortem on the front cylinder that...

    Here's the post-mortem on the front cylinder that seized on stage 4 of the 2018 Cannonball, then ran for 3,000 miles after that. As you would expect, the piston was pretty well cooked.
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    I've been experimenting with plastic blast media...

    I've been experimenting with plastic blast media on cast iron. It pops the paint right off but doesn't affect the texture of the base metal. It doesn't do much for rust though.
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    Yes, I saw that picture of you. Congrats on the...

    Yes, I saw that picture of you. Congrats on the fame. It's a good shot. Perhaps you were changing gearing? The evening maintenance is one of my favorite parts of the Cannonball experience. Working on...
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    If you're using oil control rings on your...

    If you're using oil control rings on your pistons, you probably don't need baffles. If you don't know the history/quality of the work, I'd say taking them out would be the safe bet. That's my...
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    While I'm posting, someone had asked about the...

    While I'm posting, someone had asked about the bushings I made for the rear swing arm. I'm happy to say that they held up very well. There's really nothing to report, other than there is no...
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    My pleasure, Ross. I see them come and go on eBay...

    My pleasure, Ross. I see them come and go on eBay from time to time. A couple of other sources might be Kent Thompson in NH, Ziggy of Canada, and the other Ziggy in Kentucky. Message me if you want...
  9. That was fun, thanks for sharing. Loved the part...

    That was fun, thanks for sharing. Loved the part where granny helps the little one on the trike. God bless her.


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    Some pictures of yesterday's progress: ...

    Some pictures of yesterday's progress:

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Powerplus-or-Bust-Eh/i-h8jGpvp/0/5d566114/XL/IMG_6204-XL.jpg
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    That will happen Charles, I guarantee! ;-) ...

    That will happen Charles, I guarantee! ;-)

    Happy 2019 to you and yours.


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    The basic design of the Indian big twin changed...

    The basic design of the Indian big twin changed in 1916. The 1915 engine was an intake over exhaust engine commonly known as the Hedstrom Indian because it was designed by Oscar Hedstrom. Rosses...
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    It's almost next year so I guess I should give...

    It's almost next year so I guess I should give this thread a jumpstart and get ready to start thinking about some post-cannonball work on Patience. I have been spending some time cleaning and...
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    Dan, The original carb would have been a...

    Dan,
    The original carb would have been a Schebler HX. The carb to manifold flange has three bolts just like the small L& L or Linkert carbs. I'll try to snap some pictures when I get a chance.

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    I was surprised how well your Scout pulled that...

    I was surprised how well your Scout pulled that sidecar, Gene, especially in the end when you decided to turn it lose a little bit!

    I ran sleeves in my Powerplus in this years Cannonball and they...
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    I feel like I hit the sweet spot with the old...

    I feel like I hit the sweet spot with the old Sprinter van. Easy to park, hauls plenty, comfortable for the support crew. The one thing that I'm lacking is some sort of motorcycle lift or work...
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    Ah yes. The post-Cannonball slump. Perfectly...

    Ah yes. The post-Cannonball slump. Perfectly normal. Thanks for the link. Are you in for 2020?

    I hope retirement is treating you well.

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    Thanks Charles. It is an honor indeed. Good to...

    Thanks Charles. It is an honor indeed. Good to hear from you. How've you been? I've lost track of your BritBike thread since my iPad crashed. Have you kept it up since the Cannonball? If so, can you...
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    Here's the picture (of yours truly) on the back...

    Here's the picture (of yours truly) on the back of the new 2019 AMCA Omaha Chapter membership cards. Kinda fun.
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    Jason and LeeAnn just announced this publicly on...

    Jason and LeeAnn just announced this publicly on Facebook, so I guess I can pass it on now.

    Most of you know that ten years ago, one man set out to become the first person to take a group of...
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    Thanks Mike. I'll be sure and cover that in a...

    Thanks Mike. I'll be sure and cover that in a future post.




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    Thanks for asking John. I checked the cam...

    Thanks for asking John. I checked the cam followers when I replaced the magneto on day four I think was. They had a shiny spot where they had broken in, but no discernible wear. In 2016 I was the guy...
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    Probably high 40s to low 50s. Kevin ...

    Probably high 40s to low 50s.




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    Ya, the GoPro's aren't very good at recording...

    Ya, the GoPro's aren't very good at recording sound. It's a shame. I don't know if the later versions are better. It would probably be worth upgrading for if they are.




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    Before I get too busy, I wanted to post these...

    Before I get too busy, I wanted to post these videos of the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier Park. It's a lot of footage, I haven't had time to edit it. I hope you enjoy them.




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