Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 #57 Colorado

Sunday 3/9/2014


Hope everyone is well.  last weeks spare time was a bit more blasting on the wheels, hubs and parts.  turned the pits an groves out of the front and rear drums. installed a few bushings in the frame for the sidecar mounting hardware.

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not much for suspension on this old girl and would like to help with what it has. so i cut up some leaf spring liner material to install between the leafs. have not made up my mind on using it yet.

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Tuesday i went to Gene Harper’s in Denver.  hes got allot going on and is at this time not looking to take on any new work. i surely do appreciate his giving me the day to go thru the magneto. Gene has been awfully good to me, in sharing information, where to find parts and answering all the on going questions. the numerous hrs. he has spent researching and working on antique motorcycles is amazing. Gene and folks like him that have committed themselves to these old time machines make my soul smile. THANK YOU!    and he has some beautiful motocycles.

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these photos of the mag being assembled dont really show the long day and what all is involved in going threw one. bearings and races being changed. new coil, new condenser, points being refurbished, magnet being recharged, all the fitting and refitting, assembling, tear down and re assembling, to make a reliable magneto for spark. to be able to have a hands on with someone that shares information is pretty great.

one more Thank you to Tommy Kuhn in New York for putting together all the bike to sidecar connecting parts.

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11 days to spring, unless those little boot making cobblers have taken a motocycle repair class and start showing up nights, the running bike by spring deadline is gonna get the ax. who said that in the first place?   hope you all have a great week.  laugh lots.  gary

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  1. Thanks for the update Gary, this is a cool story to follow.

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