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Author Topic: The Blackhawk Cafe Project  (Read 779 times)

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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2014, 12:47:17 PM »
That lever stop will be fine I did that on one I put together.  ERC
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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2014, 01:01:57 PM »
That lever stop will be fine I did that on one I put together.  ERC

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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2014, 01:26:40 PM »
I'm not sure I could ride my iron barrel without the N-finder!  Nothing like coasting to a stop with the clutch lever out, I love that little lever.  Too bad you had to ditch it  :'(
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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2014, 01:35:56 PM »
The 5-speeds don't have it. You get used to downshifting after a while.
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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2014, 02:10:14 PM »
The 5-speeds don't have it. You get used to downshifting after a while.

I need to get used to downshifting this bike smoothly anyhow, I want to start doing some road racing.  The Auto Sports Complex I did the flat track racing at also has a paved road course that I went to start playing on.
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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2014, 02:50:19 PM »
I still have the sloppy 4 on the left so the N-finder gets used all the time.  Down shifting isn't the problem, hitting neutral is though.  I bet the 5 speeds are much better, the RHS kit for this bike will come in time...

Nice work on the bike so far, glad you decided to keep with it  8)
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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2014, 04:50:29 PM »
Don't know if this might be of interest, but here's how it was done [originally] on the Bob Mcintyre Super Meteor for the 1958 Thruxton 500 miler. It took a bit of working out until I found the original R.H. exhaust pipe, then it all became clear  ;)

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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2014, 05:04:55 PM »
BW - I've seen that bike posted on here before.  The rear sets are definitely a different set up than Hitchcocks sells.


I took a short ride around the block and all seems well, except finding neutral.  THAT is going to take some getting used to.  lol  The bike shifts fine, but now has a completely different feel, and it feels the part.  It seriously feels like riding a 60's race bike.  Downshifting is going to take some practice as the trans is a little hard shifting to begin with and I need to get used to the angle of my feet.  Need to tighten the rear brake rod a little bit too.  Going go grab some lunch with the wife and then I'll go out for an afternoon ride and see how she's doing.  Also, leaking ATF out of the primary already and I noticed it looks like it's coming from where it mounts to the engine case.  I must not have put enough sealer on that flange to run it gasketless.  And I didn't use a gasket because I wanted to make absolutely sure that the bolt holes were fixed and not going to loosen up again.  Oh well.  I'm used to pissing anyways.   ;D

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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2014, 10:03:52 PM »
Went to lunch with the wife and it started raining.  Go figure.  It had slowed to a drizzle at around 2:30 so I went out for a short ride in town.  All in all the new stance is pretty comfy.  The bike shifts nice but something must be up with the clutch lever.  I get it to where the cable slack feels good but the clutch slips, I back it out and it stops slipping but then it starts to drag.  i guess I'm going to have to replace the levers after all.  I didn't have too many problems getting into neutral but there were a couple of times I had a problem.  It got stuck in 2nd at one light and I ended up stalling the bike trying to get back to 1st, luckily I got it kicked over again before the light turned red.  About 20 minutes into the ride it started to actually rain again so I just headed back home.

The only 2 issues that I see so far is that you have to raise the right foot peg to kick start or your heel will hit the peg.  And you have to raise the left foot peg to get the bike on the center stand or you will take the peg right in the shin as you try to roll in onto the stand.  Both remedied by raising the foot pegs out of the way.  A bit inconvenient but tolerable.

Also, I'm a little disappointed.  The exhaust headers are sealed tighter than a dolphins asshole now.  No more entertaining backfires out of the exhaust.   :(

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Re: The Blackhawk Cafe Project
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2014, 06:59:47 PM »
Rode the bike to work today and the clutch is still slipping pretty bad and also leaking ATF really bad.  I have half a mind to drain as much ATF out as possible and only leaving a splash in there.  I'm thinking this is still a residual problem from using the Advance Auto brand type F ATF, I think the plates might be glazed. 

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