Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 #57 Colorado

Sunday 6/15/2014


evening, hope everyone is good. can you believe the 21st. is Summer Solstice. this years longest day. man. time flies.  82 days to the start.  I need to tell one on myself. a ways back, while the engine cases were bare, I did a few mods or updates. one being boring the cases to except a modern day seal for the magneto and generator. after starting the bike I had quite the oil leak at the generator to case seal. pulling it apart I found the seal  that I had bored out after centering on the existing hole. well it was way off. so I guess don’t follow my lead. I made a few aluminum blanks to find center of the generator arm. shaft then made a off set plug with a o ring seal and a bore to except a small GM transfer case shift rod seal to seal on the shaft. so if anyone is thinking of installing a modern seal make sure to check the center line of the generator shaft not the existing hole to bore. this is time that could have been spent on other needs.
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got a old 30 amp (should be a 10 amp.) Weston gauge put in the dash, still waiting on a switch.
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have been on the hunt for some time for a 1930 Colorado license plate. have all but gave up. used a 1960 tag I had and changed the 6 to a 3. it gets the point across and will work for me. the 1930 tag had slanted digits said only COLO and 30 across the bottom. thanks for the ideal Gene.
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Saturday started on the sidecar chassis other than the damaged main casting connection found two other breaks. got a ways to go. cut up some 1 1/2″ 14 gauge tube, bent the main tube.
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received our number placards
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GO INDIAN
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sunday after chores got a bit of run time on the chief. had bought a k&n air filter an mounted it. she wanted nothing to do with it so it came off. wire tied a piece of scotch bright over the carb. (live on a dirt road) removed the small exhaust baffles and tail tip. she runs pretty stout. got the title work back from a friend, so during the week I ll get a tag and insurance. have more things to get done but plan on heading east for break in miles next week end.. can t hardly wait..
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Sunday morn, Linda an I rode into Colo. Springs for a Dads Day breakfast. Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads. Linda did a GREAT job riding her 74 BMW (Peggy) and I rode the 29 in.
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till next week. LAUGH LOTS. gary

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2 thoughts on “Sunday 6/15/2014

  1. evening Ron, hope you both are good. thanks for keeping up and kind words. where is the time going?

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  2. Ron Westervelt on said:

    Gary, We think that you should receive the “blog award” if such an award were to exist. Your weekly running progress narrative is informative mechanically, thorough in detail and most interesting from a human interest/local scenery standpoint.
    Don’t be too shy about giving yourself a few points for mechanical/problem solving skills either.
    Glad the bike runs “stout” and hope the side hack progresses well and that it won’t steal too much stoutness.

    Ron and Dixie

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