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Author Topic: My New Plan  (Read 6549 times)

AgentX

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Re: My New Plan
« Reply #105 on: December 24, 2013, 10:48:21 AM »
I am now the proud owner of a basket case.

Ratchet strap to pull off the head; needed some gentle tapping with a mallet around the edge combined with the force from the strap.  Very tricky to get purchase from the hook in the exhaust outlet.



Somehow I got the feeling the bike was resisting disassembly. 



But eventually it came out.



Trying to find a pic of the wheel/fork-less chassis resting on the centerstand with a photo tripod propping up the front but no luck.


Got major parts at paint; waiting for them to get done so I can get cases, primary, and transmission to Chumma soon.  Unfortunately I'll be (finally) deploying before that's finished...maybe I can work things via remote control through wife and family back home, or will just take care of it in a few months.

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Re: My New Plan
« Reply #106 on: December 24, 2013, 10:59:32 AM »
Oh, don't think I ever showed the mount for the spin-on filter either.  In a safer place than it was before, which was down low behind the front wheel.  Horn's now tucked up nice under the tank, too. 




(Added a bit to the engine plate to mount the filter)

Don't mind all the dirt and crud.  Everything's getting stripped and cleaned, much of it being re-painted.

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Re: My New Plan
« Reply #107 on: March 15, 2014, 08:20:40 AM »
I am sitting on an Amtrack with the majority of an engine in a backpack.  Heading through NJ on my way out to central Africa next week--will be dropping painted cases, primary, transmission, and other bits with Chumma to get built up.  Head and barrel are done already.  Hubs to be sent to Buchanan shortly.

Frame's been further modded for a disc brake and alignment checked. Seat is in for upholstery by a certified mad scientist of leather and foam. Gonna look slick.

Once done, this will all get back to my home somehow in my absence, so it can be packed up with the rest of my stuff and delivered sometime late summer in Africa, where I'll finish building it back up.

Unfortunately, was unable to get the stainless header made in the US, nor the kickstarter modification I will likely need to clear the footpegs.  (Or at least wanted, to look slick...making it a wrap-behind design, like this 80-gbp Hitchcock piece...)

http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/pictures/category5545/large/KICKSTART.jpg

I really, really cannot wait to have a running bike again.  But it's a long road.  Still, even if it was running, I wouldn't have had the chance to really ride it since last July, so it's good I can get the work done now.

I've drawn and re-drawn the wiring diagram for this thing a million times.  Think I'm settled on the nearly-simplest-possible variant.

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Re: My New Plan
« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2014, 02:23:26 PM »
Where are you now? No still in Germany?
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Re: My New Plan
« Reply #109 on: March 15, 2014, 06:31:59 PM »
Where are you now? No still in Germany?
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Germany?!   Way too nice for them to ever send me there...hell, I rarely even get to lay over there long enough for a wurst and a beer near the departure gate.

I was in India till last July; was supposed to go to parts nasty and explosive in the fall, but didn't get the required visas, so took a temp job in Chad for a bit.  Now heading out to Mali for a few years.

Oh, and saw Chumma this afternoon.  So psyched to have the parts in his hands!!!
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