Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 #57 Colorado

1/19/2014 Sunday update


Hope everyone is well. 

again a busy week. how can they go by so fast?  again i didnt get much done this week. BUT i did talk to Jim Wall in Englewood during the week and he was kind enough to give me his time on Saturday. Jim Wall races vintage Indians as a love and his business card reads 

Slow motors made fast, fast motors made faster. Precision engine building, balancing, flow bench work. Any Chief or Scout crankcase machined absolutely “square”

Jims a pretty soft spoken guy with a big love for vintage iron, and a pretty great human being. i m glad our paths have crossed and look forward to learning from him also. Jim has built numerous  jigs for Chief and Scout cases to allow miss matched, warped, repaired cases to be brought back to being squared up again at 42 degrees.  the cases i m working with were miss matched and welded on, he line honed the new races (they were off but not as far as i expected). but the miss matched decks were pretty obvious. i screwed up installing the lifer guides prior to having this done. but luckily Jim was able to clear them to machine the decks.  THANK YOU JIM.

Gene Harper came by also (I used Genes Voltage regulator on the JD on the last Cannonball) and in the weeks to come will be sharing time with him on a hands on generator and mag rebuild.  wish you all a great week. LAUGH LOTS      JIM an Junior

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.011 removed to square the decks

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look at the difference in  these rods. i m now on the hunt for a set of 80″ rods.

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 Linda gave up her Sunday, she s an amazing gal. i m pretty lucky. cleaning, moving and making it look pretty respectable i think.

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5 thoughts on “1/19/2014 Sunday update

  1. how great is this. you guys are on opposite sides of the US. i get a push at one end and a pull at the other. Thank Yous.

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  2. Joe Basile on said:

    Loving the updates. Keep em coming and keep up the good work ! I’ll be reviewing the route, will try to join you once again for part of the ride. Had a blast last time !

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    • Hey there Joe. Lots of cool stuff here. Whitehorse and I will also try to keep up with these guys on the last part of the run.
      DangerousDan

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    • Joe Basile on said:

      Very cool, Dangerous Dan. I think it was toward the end of 2012 I joined Gary and Linda on leg 1 out of New York and thru Pa. By far the best ride I had that year and I had some great ones that year. You will have a blast. You will see many very cool vintage bikes, and meet some great people.

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  3. Thank you for the update Gary, You guys are so talented I am envious and at the same time happy for you. If that makes any sense. My wife and I are so on board with us all hooking up on the final few days of your run. See You then.

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