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Non-Technical Discussion / Is there a way to get spare keys?
« Last post by brixtonanimal on Today at 11:30:35 am »
I'm sure people have come across this before, i'm always wary about bringing mine out, and i hate to leave it unlocked living in the city
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Technical Resource Discussion / Re: Cams and optimal engine configuration
« Last post by brixtonanimal on September 19, 2019, 10:48:37 am »
This sounds incredible, i wish someone would manufacture these again
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Technical Resource Discussion / Re: Rough Idle + Dying at low RPM
« Last post by brixtonanimal on September 18, 2019, 10:20:52 am »
Edit: turns out my main problem was that the gasket behind the throttle body wasn
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Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Last post by Donkey Hotey on September 11, 2019, 12:35:31 am »
Upon returning home to southern California, Sinclair needed one last ride to round out the week of goodness. I took my usual loop of So Cal bike haunts: Newcomb's Ranch (Angeles Crest Highway) for lunch, The Rock Store (Mulholland Highway) for a Gatorade, up Pacific Coast Highway to Highway 33 through Ojai and up to Lockwood Valley. In all, Sinclair came up 30 miles shy of an even thousand miles in seven days.
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Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Last post by Donkey Hotey on September 11, 2019, 12:31:55 am »
A glance at a map of Wyoming will show that the two roads I just mentioned are outside the north-east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Not having ever been in my life, this was to be my chance. The next day, I rolled out of Cody before dawn, bound for Chief Joseph and Beartooth one more time, before going into Yellowstone for the day.

It was a typical day in Yellowstone: distracted drivers, traffic and awful smells belching out of the earth. Nonetheless, Sinclair was a fine ride and we didn't return to Cody until after 9:00 PM. It was quite the day.
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Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Last post by Donkey Hotey on September 11, 2019, 12:26:54 am »
Her next stop was a short one in Beulah, Wyoming for a burger and fries at Gregg Forsberg's 333 saloon. An inquiry as to the possible whereabouts of Beulah's crate end turned out to be fruitless but, it was a nice stop nonetheless. I spotted her old license plate nailed to a beam above the bar.

The next stop for her was Cody, Wyoming, to ride Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and Beartooth Highway between Cooke City and Red Lodge, Montana. If there is a better motorcycle road on this planet, I haven't seen it. Somehow, I got two, back-to-back days of warmth and sunshine. Even cresting Beartooth pass above 10K feet, it was still t-shirt weather. I've now crossed that road off the bucket list but, I will return.

On this ride, 1940 found her own name (as they all do). The recurring theme driving across the country was stopping over and over at Sinclair gas stations where I was greeted by their smiling green dinosaur. Since this one is green and got her fill-up in Red Lodge, Montana at a Sinclair station, the name seemed fitting.
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Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Last post by Donkey Hotey on September 11, 2019, 12:19:05 am »
Having not bought a bike in almost a year, I did the only logical thing: drove 2,100 miles to Wisconsin to adopt a green / oyster 2000. That's the color I walked into the dealer wanting back in 2000, before ending up with my red / oyster (which I don't regret). Nonetheless, the green is pretty and she was worth every mile to retrieve her.

And after 19 years of personal ownership, the factory in Belle Plaine was a must-see on the route home. My original plans had me getting there late in the day on Sunday for sunset shots but, time caught up to me and it became an overnight stay.

Nobody batted an eye as I unloaded the trailer on the lawn behind the building. A few knowingly waved. A local cop drove up as I was parked in the no-parking zone at the corner of the property for one last shot of my van, trailer and bike. She also waved and smiled.

A fine job on that building Dan. As you said in your book, it looks more expensive than it probably was but, those were brilliant choices on the gingerbread and details to dress it up. Oh, what could have been...
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Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Last post by Donkey Hotey on September 11, 2019, 12:12:51 am »
A friend told me that night that he was going to ride up Angeles Crest Highway for breakfast and to check out the bikes; was I interested? Beulah (333) hadn't been out in awhile and needed fresh gas so off we went.

Unfortunately, her day ended on a tow truck. The clear fuel hose on the pump assembly cracked open and spewed all of her fuel pressure back into the tank. It was still a good morning for her and this prompted me to remove the tank and finally get around to finishing the paint touch-up I've been working on.
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Non-Technical Discussion / Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Last post by Donkey Hotey on September 11, 2019, 12:09:52 am »
Damn! A picture thread and no recent pictures. Well, time to catch up.

A couple of weeks back, Babe (738) was out for a nice afternoon 300 mile ride. Victory Jon of Highwayphotos.net was at his usual spot on Mulholland Highway. I've decided to get a photo of every one of my bikes, sooner or later so there we are, enjoying the Saturday afternoon.
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Technical Resource Discussion / Re: Cams and optimal engine configuration
« Last post by blackheart on September 10, 2019, 07:12:16 am »
I can tell you the stock cams have very odd timing events.  I'm finally back to putting together my engine which this time is the "new" parted out #204.  I will mock up a degree wheel and post timing.  I recall the intake opens at a pathetically late time and closes late which might make one think it should have good top end but the opening point is so late one could almost advance it one tooth on the last driven gear.  I was comparing to my Victory stock cams and Vic Andrews V438 cams as well as some Vrod cams (Vrod obviously being a larger cam).

Total duration at 050 bucket lift was around 200, which is what you'd expect but had negative overlap.  I would like to play with moving the events but then the tune would have to change and I can't change it.

Andrews would grind any cam you want but they will be expensive.
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