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Author Topic: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project  (Read 5130 times)

Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2018, 21:54:11 »
Pulled the tach apart and lubed with silicone spray that I once used on RC helicopters. It is very thin and very slick, and thins other lubricants it mixes with. The tach had been very sluggish and was obviously not indicating correctly. I think I have it fixed now. Pulling that apart was tedious, but putting it back together wasn't that hard. I have to admit that I practiced first on an old speedometer that I have and it was much harder the first time. After testing the tach with my battery drill and remounting it, I mounted up the mufflers that I bought for the bike. I used fiberglass cloth that I doped with high temp copper RTV for the gasket between the muffler and header end. For a clamp I used the clamp that was on the original Honda muffler. Pictures to come after I mount the saddle (which I won't get until next week).
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

Offline Brodie

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2018, 22:37:14 »
Rad.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2018, 19:27:36 »
Got her out and did a quick ride up and down the road. Still way out of tune, doesn't like  to be bogged (most 'wings love it) and the right front brake is dragging bad. Never got  it past 2nd, but shifting was smooth that far (the worst shift on a GW). Brakes were very weak, but starting to bed in already. Worst was the front drag which even makes it hard to move around in the garage, so I'll pull that caliper tomorrow and see if I can free it up. I made sure the return hole was open when I rebuilt the master, and it is just that right caliper. I'm sure there is more carb balancing to do, but I was pretty pleased. It idles well, which is a nice thing.
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Offline Maritime

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2018, 20:40:00 »
Whoot coming along. You'll get her there shortly. Love the green and brown combo. Very nice
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2018, 21:16:28 »
Thanks. Hope your soreness is easing.

Wife snapped me easing out (Yes, I'm an ATGATT believer):
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Offline Maritime

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2018, 22:32:15 »
Thanks. I was atgatt as well. That s why i only have some bruises not broken bits
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
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Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #36 on: Jun 01, 2018, 09:55:48 »
Thanks. I was atgatt as well. That s why i only have some bruises not broken bits
It sure helps! Two years ago, I had a get-off of my GL1800 at a little under 50 mph in the center lane of 3 in Knoxville on I-40. Lots of soreness and destroyed my gear (insurance replaced it all with new), but I only had a cracked wrist process. No blood, EMS and ER were amazed.
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Offline Maritime

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #37 on: Jun 01, 2018, 10:23:32 »
I remember reading that. If it wasn't for the deer being pinned between bike I would have only had a broken pinky finger and some bruises when I got hit. damn animal had to go and crush my lower leg, although I got higher better boots since just in case LOL.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #38 on: Jun 07, 2018, 22:56:30 »
Painted shelter and side covers today (Duplicolor Dark Emerald Green Metallic). Side covers came out good, a little orange peal that I hope will sand out. Shelter covers developed bad boogers. Must have been a bit of enamel that I had sanded through the primer to. It will probably all have to come off and be redone. Might just rattle-can them with black lacquer for the summer. This may have been the last low humidity day until fall. Parts for upper brake line were shipped today. Not planning to ride it anymore until the front brakes work. So far a grand total of 2.5 miles!
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

Offline Maritime

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #39 on: Jun 08, 2018, 08:20:15 »
Too bad on the booger paint, I hate that, I painted mine 3 f'n times because I used the wrong painters tape.  It can be fun getting the front brakes right. I upgraded to a mid 90's CBR master and braided lines, after that they bled and work much better than before.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson