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    Quote Originally Posted by BoschZEV View Post
    It struck me as a pretty big jump to go from hardened steel, to plastic, but going on a recommendation you trust makes sense.
    Call me a risk taker. ;-)




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    One more thing on the swingarm. This is the bolt that threads into the frame and clamps the swingarm pivot in place. It's supposed to have a little nub on the end to engage that hole in the pivot shaft.










    I could have made a new one, but I decided to renub the old one instead.












    Kevin

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    Hi Jake, they look very clean and shiny, are they for your original engine or for the second engine that you mentioned a little while ago?

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechNoir View Post
    Hi Jake, they look very clean and shiny, are they for your original engine or for the second engine that you mentioned a little while ago?

    John
    It is my original Cannonball engine. There was almost no paint left on them, so I decided to blast and paint. Hopefully it won't stick out too much on my old paint bike. I didn't blast the timing cover, because it still has some original paint.


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    I'm changing my piston design for the 2018 Cannonball. I've gone with a more full skirted design, which is more like the originals. They are quite a bit heavier, which will improve my balance factor without drilling a bunch of holes in my flywheels. It seems like a step backwards, but I think the additional surface area and mass will make them more robust in this air-cooled, sling-oiled, low RPM application. Time will tell. Also, I'm using buttons instead of clips. I didn't have any problems with the clips, but buttons tend to be more reliable and easier to install. The 2016 piston is on the left, 2018 on the right:




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    I'm glad to see that you're making good progress. I was getting a little worried by the lack of posts for nearly two months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoschZEV View Post
    I'm glad to see that you're making good progress. I was getting a little worried by the lack of posts for nearly two months.
    Thanks for your concern. My job keeps me busy in the spring and fall. I've been working 13 hours a day 7 days a week for the last month and a half or so, away from home. I'll try to get things rolling again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    My job keeps me busy in the spring and fall. I've been working 13 hours a day 7 days a week...
    That still leaves you with 11 hours a day to work on the Indian.

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    Don't forget to check your email because the motel reservation form arrived two hours ago. If you didn't get it, contact Lee Ann before all the 5 Star accommodations are booked.

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