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    Quote Originally Posted by TechNoir View Post
    Hi Jake, congratulations on completing your second cannonball. I followed with interest both your journey and also a couple of others.

    You may have answered this already and if you have and I have missed it then sorry for the duplication.

    How did the new re-engineered cam followers fare? Also what was the bike like with its revised timing?

    John
    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 that everyone passed on the hills. This time I was passing everyone else on the hills. Trust me, it was way more fun this way.




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    The member bike builds has been my favorite forum and this thread was very well done. Congrats Kevin on the accomplishment for competing two endurance runs. Later when you start to reflect and bring in a few more details I for one would like to hear of the performance of your rear suspension with the nylatron bushings you fabricated. I am sure it was an improvement with the repairs you made and it will be interesting to hear how the material endured over the nearly 4,000 miles.

    Mike Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihrescue View Post
    The member bike builds has been my favorite forum and this thread was very well done. Congrats Kevin on the accomplishment for competing two endurance runs. Later when you start to reflect and bring in a few more details I for one would like to hear of the performance of your rear suspension with the nylatron bushings you fabricated. I am sure it was an improvement with the repairs you made and it will be interesting to hear how the material endured over the nearly 4,000 miles.

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




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    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 like-minded antique motorcycle riders across the United States on machines that were only often seen in museums and private collections. In 2010, Lonnie Isam Jr’s dream and bold sense of adventure took him and his friends from one ocean to the other, forever setting the standard of endurance for man and machine. Since 2010, history has been made and continues to be made; machines are coming out of the woodwork, they are being ridden, they are being enjoyed, and they are being put to the Motorcycle Cannonball test.

    Now it is time to announce the next adventure…the next epic journey… the next ride…it will be nothing to take lightly. This next experience will be different from what we have done in the past. It will be again a test of true endurance. It will pit “Man vs. Machine” on some of the best two lane, back roads that our beautiful country has to offer!

    The Motorcycle Cannonball has now successfully navigated across the United States five times, with the latest run in 2018; in which we managed to take over 100 ninety year old and older machines from coast to coast going from Portland, ME to Portland, OR. Now, in September of 2020, we plan to write a whole new chapter in history with the 6th Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run.

    Qualifying bikes for this event will feature motorcycles manufactured before 1930, including motorcycles manufactured in 1929 and older.

    This time we will be changing it up a bit, instead of the traditional East Coast to West Coast, we will be starting in the north in Sault Ste. Marie, MI located on the Canadian border and in the Heart of the Great lakes which is considered the 4th coast and making our way to the east coast landing in Kitty Hawk, NC for a 10 year Motorcycle Cannonball Anniversary Reunion. After our day off in Myrtle Beach, SC we will navigate our way through the deep south eventually making our way to the southern most point of Texas touching the Mexican Border near Brownsville, TX and having our grand finale on the island of South Padre Island, TX.

    We will start accepting applications for the 2020 Motorcycle Cannonball starting on 12/18/2018 stay tuned to Social Media and the Website for further instructions and information.




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    Last edited by Shaky Jake; 12-16-2018 at 07:14 PM.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    Here's the picture (of yours truly) on the back of the new 2019 AMCA Omaha Chapter membership cards.
    That's a very neat honor your fellow motorcyclists gave you. Your picture will be close to their, um, hearts, for the next year. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoschZEV View Post
    That's a very neat honor your fellow motorcyclists gave you. Your picture will be close to their, um, hearts, for the next year. Congratulations.
    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 point me to the start of the post-cannonball posts?

    Merry Christmas!

    Kevin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    can you point me to the start of the post-cannonball posts?
    Kevin, it doesn't feel like I've accomplished a lot on the bike since the end of the Cannonball, but somehow that work has resulted in 14 pages of posts starting at:

    http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbth...l-c#Post750381

    I'm held up for now waiting for a backordered valve blank from Kibblewhite at which point I'll decide what approach to take with the valve seat.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours as well. May 2019 bring peace, happiness, and interesting new adventures to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoschZEV View Post
    Kevin, it doesn't feel like I've accomplished a lot on the bike since the end of the Cannonball...
    Ah yes. The post-Cannonball slump. Perfectly normal. Thanks for the link. Are you in for 2020?

    I hope retirement is treating you well.

    Kevin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    Are you in for 2020?
    I have to solve the logistics problem. This year's event taught me that a U-Haul truck carrying the minimal tools and spares that can be shipped to the start is sub-optimal. The sweet spot on the Cannonball seems to be something between that rented U-Haul and a full-size tour bus towing a two-story trailer (how did they even find places to park that rig??).

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    I hope retirement is treating you well.
    As others before me have observed, I'm busy all the time and don't know how I was able to do anything before I retired.

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