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Author Topic: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project  (Read 4311 times)

Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #60 on: Aug 19, 2018, 17:12:29 »
Shazbot! Took her out for a Sunday ride. Started blowing headlight fuses, so headed back home after only 20 miles. Coming down our steep, concrete, tree shaded drive, all traction decided to leave and I stuck her in the woods near the bottom. Pulled her out with the winch on the wife's mule and soft straps. Looks like I get to touch up the barbeque paint on the headers and re-polish the right valve cover and belt cover. And, find the short in the headlight circuit. I  suspected no headlight when I saw the voltage about .5 higher than normal.
Edit: It was a blob of solder on the dimmer switch hitting the handlebar that took out the headlight fuse. Either there from Honda or a PO, I had nver disturbed it.
« Last Edit: Oct 19, 2018, 09:22:26 by pidjones »
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Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #61 on: Aug 19, 2018, 17:16:05 »
This green mold is SLICK!
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Offline Maritime

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #62 on: Aug 19, 2018, 17:58:37 »
Ouch. Glad you're ok. I did similar on the wet grass on side of my drive.
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #63 on: Aug 19, 2018, 22:05:50 »
Dang, really sorry to see that!  Glad you are ok, though, bikes fix easier than people.  The wooden ramp at the back of my shop is on the north side of the building and doesn't get any sun.  I found out the hard way that it gets very slick when wet.  I went down hard one day and the Mrs. almost had to call the squad.
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Offline pidjones

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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #64 on: Aug 19, 2018, 22:19:42 »
Thanks, guys. I wasn't hurt at all, and after looking her over close (and hosing her off) I think that all that will be needed is a touch-up of  the exhaust headers. I'll just shove some cardboard behind them and mask off the engine parts. Luckily I wasn't pre-crunched like Maritime. I may have a sore butt cheek in the morning, but not feeling any ill effects now. Think I  may pick up a bag of play sand at Lowe's on my way back from getting new tires  put on the daughter's car tomorrow. I slid about 3/4 of the way down the drive, amazed that I kept her up as long as I did and probably only fully lost her when the front wheel got off the road. The scrapes on the concrete appear to be from the footpeg slider and the headers. VERY little abrasion to the valve cover (that already had marks from a previous owner).
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #65 on: Aug 19, 2018, 23:45:25 »
Crap, I hate when that happens.  Glad it wasn't too serious,
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #66 on: Aug 30, 2018, 06:41:50 »
Working the big crowd at WingDing 40 in Knoxville. I was honored to put the Hunley (far back right) in Pistol Pete's display of GL1000s. This group includes serial # GL100000002 - the oldest in America, along with 40 and 104. Also a supercharged '75 and several others. He wanted the Hunley as an example of how bad they can be and still be rescued.
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #67 on: Aug 30, 2018, 08:49:19 »
Rad, that's great.
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #68 on: Nov 06, 2018, 21:46:24 »
Hunley update time. She's been resting quietly in the "family room" side of the basement for over a month. Today I backed her outside, fired her up and turned off the petcock to run as much fuel as possible out of the system. When she finally died, disconnected all fuel lines and drained the float bowls. Topped of the tank with treated, real 100% gasoline. After airing out a while, rolled her into the garage and removed the carbs for a winter servicing. She'll go back into the family room tomorrow.
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Re: the Hunley or, pidjones needed a retirement project
« Reply #69 on: Nov 07, 2018, 09:05:46 »
Ooh, I'm going to be doing the same this winter. Also installing a dyna and dyna coils. Plus chainging out the 1100 fenders, I don;t like them and maybe painting her again. We'll see LOL. Oh and doing timing belts as they are 4 years old now too. so much fun this winter coming ;D
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