Author Topic: Where did you ride your Super X today?  (Read 26333 times)

Offline Donkey Hotey

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2015, 12:50:36 am »
333 taking the long way home after lunch today. Old Ridge Route, Los Angeles County, Antelope Valley in the background.



California 138, eastbound toward Lancaster.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2015, 09:25:54 am »
You should have given me a holler, I'd have rode with you a bit. Remember, two Xes are better than one.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2015, 02:51:53 pm »
Hell... Get two Xer's together and you got a Rally!!
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2015, 08:53:45 pm »
Man, people must have some ugly Excelsior Hendersons. Nobody riding? I expect at least some choice shots from the Barber trip, if not a full-blown ride report.

In the meantime, 1525 is back online as of about 1:00 PM today. After spending fifteen years in pieces, the most clicked Excelsior Henderson on the Internet is once again a whole, running motorcycle.

Tilting at windmills near Willow Springs, CA.



Rolling into Mojave, CA.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2015, 07:39:25 am »
Nice job!!
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2015, 02:18:31 pm »

nice  job... pat youself on the back for taking the job on ...i like not being affraid of jumping into it and  get' it  done ...i have done  4 engines so far and still will do it again    berlin  bob

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2015, 03:37:21 pm »
How's she run Greg? She ought to be sweeeeet!

I love the pictures. Some of the wind turbines in the background are GE 1.5mw machines built in the facility in Tehachapi where I worked for 14 years. I lived in Mojave for almost 20 years before moving to Tehachapi.....I know exactly where those pictures were taken!

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2015, 10:25:08 pm »

nice  job... pat youself on the back for taking the job on ...i like not being affraid of jumping into it and  get' it  done ...i have done  4 engines so far and still will do it again    berlin  bob
Taking on this job wasn't really an option. I bought that bike the last day of July 2000. When you type Excelsior Henderson into Google, that bike is the one that shows up. In the photos, I didn't even have the license plate on it yet. Vibration destroyed that camera on the way home from those photos being taken. They were the only photos I had of the bike running.

I banged out 5,000 miles in three months. I rode that thing EVERYWHERE! I had three or four other street bikes at the time and the X got ridden constantly. Just after 5K, it cracked the front cylinder head and let me know in a quite spectacular fashion.

I disassembled it, then started the wait for parts. People on the Resource Board reassured me many times that there were numerous new cylinder heads at the factory and it was just a matter of time before I'd get one.

And time it was. In the ensuing years, I moved. The cardboard boxes were damaged, then redamaged, then reboxed. The extremely small number of fasteners that were lost astounded me. Fifteen years in boxes and I was able to identify everything. Then it was just a matter of accepting that the transmission needed to be done and that I was not going to get away with not replacing the cylinder bolts with studs. Maybe I'll do a thread about her resurrection. I've got photos of the whole thing, including making the bearings for the transmission and drilling for the cylinder head studs.

How's she run Greg? She ought to be sweeeeet!
Honestly? 333 is the best sorted of the three I have. Now that I've ridden a remapped bike, I really understand how badly the other two need the ECUs reflashed. I was going to ride 1525 today but, I could hear pinging yesterday and don't want to push my luck. I really hate having to take out the ECUs and mail them across the country but, it is what it is.
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2015, 11:40:27 pm »
Can you tell Winter is coming? I'm trying to make up for a missed riding season. I've been riding every chance I get. Today was a commute down to the Los Angeles basin but, that was still an opportunity to get 333 back out on the road.



As always, the headlight managed to add texture and beauty to the ride--even if it was nearly 6:00 PM on a Los Angeles freeway.


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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2015, 10:54:29 pm »
1525, climbing Big Pines Highway, Valyermo, CA. Sunday October 18th, 2015.

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2015, 07:46:50 pm »
Welp.. No pictures but... I had a date with a Harley Chick who could ride her 2015 Touring H-D like a maniac! S/N 827 was having a hard time keeping up with her. Ground the floorboards a tad..hehehe..
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2015, 09:44:19 pm »
That's just double the reason why you should have posted a picture.  ;)
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2015, 10:23:04 am »
  I participated in the "Love Ride" last weekend. It's one of the largest charity rides on the west coast to support veterans. They estimated 12000 bikes attended, since it is to be the last Love Ride. They ran out of parking lot space, and we ended up parked in the dirt after an hour wait just to GET parked! Twelve thousand bikes, only one Excelsior Henderson among them!

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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2015, 02:14:49 pm »
Mike... Congrats on the Love Ride... Have read about it for years. There was one X and 11,999 other bikes... Bet yer's wuz the prutty wun....

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Oh yeah, like Greg says... PICTURES!!
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Re: Where did you ride your Super X today?
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2015, 11:49:53 pm »
Not just the Love Ride, the LAST Love Ride and--supposedly--the only Excelsior Henderson there and you didn't take a single picture? What's wrong with you?  :)

I'm being serious here guys: you guys don't take pictures of your bikes? Man, I LOVE polishing these things to death, then taking them out and snapping pictures. They're beautiful machines.  How could somebody NOT take pictures of them?

Edit: wait! I see pictures now! I wasn't logged in! Good job, man!!

So what kind of comments did you get?
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