Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 #57 Colorado

1/5/2014 Sunday update


evening all, think it got up to a balmy 9 degrees here today and below 0 now.  hope your all well. got a bit more done today on the cases. made a couple bushings and modified a few i bought that were nt quite right. also cleaned, honed, and checked out the lifter stools i ll be installing. i have two bushing bores that make me uneasy so i plan to pin the bushings to make sure they stay in place not to cut off the drip oiling holes.  i m using a later model bearing race in the left side that allows oil to the center of the bearings, these cases are not machined to able the extra oiling. i measured out the placement of the oil passage then drilled and machined oil traps to collect and divert oil to the passage.   i ll heat up the cases and install all the bushings, stools and race some evening this week. then clean them and seal them. get them bolted together, then off to Jim Walls in Denver. till the next.  Laugh Lots it does nt cost anything.

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if there is such a thing. anyone have a lead on a reasonable buddy seat similar to this one?  thanks  gary

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4 thoughts on “1/5/2014 Sunday update

  1. Gary I am really impressed with all that you have going on and being included in the loop of things is the icing on the cake for me. Thank you for the updates.
    DangerousDan

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    • i m getting a little better at finding my way around all this tech stuff. just enough to get in trouble. thank goodness for spell check and one finger hunt and peck friendly outlines.

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  2. Ron Westervelt on said:

    Gary,

    Wow! Your ideas on improving the breed (lower end oiling etc.) remind me of the J model expert (the late George Sceets) who did the same on my JD back when I had a two-cam right case (pressure oiling to the crankpin etc.)
    Of course you know, having outlined your progress via your blog, that you will probably now be in demand as an engine builder on similar machines. I am impressed with your work and your progress reports.

    Wish that there was some way, time-wise, that Dixie and I could act as your back up crew. I would gladly do it at our own expense, but, alas, commitments here do not allow–perhaps someone else————-?!

    Keep up the good work.

    Ron

    PS—I assume that you are looking for the rear mounted passenger seat for Linda so that you can utilize the side car for luggage, spares and equipment. No reflection on the trim Miss Linda Lou’s weight, but those set ups tended to make the front end quite light. However, I suppose that the mounted side car would tend to negate those effects. Unfortunately, I traded mine away years ago.

    We are going back to the deep freeze here also after a brief January thaw.
    “EL” ticket chance is tempting, but I would be on pins and needles not to crash.

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    • Hi Ron, Thank You for being such a great coach. i think you give me a bit to much credit though. was just thinking a passenger seat to be able to strap bags to or give Linda a different place to change seating along the way or both.
      i have not read everything about the golden el ticket but it would be a great time for someone.
      take care. gary

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