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darmst6829

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Re: AHRMA trials
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2013, 10:05:48 PM »
Some parts are trickling in from Matt at Speed and Sport. I opened a package today and in it was my widened swing arm (swinging arm "pommy") with room for a big tire and a much bigger rear chain ring. Nice welding and finish work on the parts. When I get the wheels back things will happen.

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« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2013, 10:36:41 PM »

I got my wheels back from Speed and Sport and they are freaking awesome! Powder coated gloss black hubs, stainless wheel rims with stainless spokes. New Dunlop D803's mounted. Very classy looking. The swinging arm looks terrific with excellent welding and fabrication work done for extra tire and chain ring clearance.

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Re: AHRMA trials
« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2013, 11:36:03 PM »
As the president of the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast I am also on the board of the Pacific Northwest Museum of Motorcycling and last night we had the opening of an exhibit held in conjunction with the WA State History Museum in Tacoma WA. On display are rare machines from the Pacific Northwest and paraphernalia associated with the early days of motorcycling. Its hard to describe how good it felt to see the displays knowing how much hard work went into them. I know or new several of the people shown in the displays and it was great fun to see them represented. http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/25/2448844/story-of-state-bikes-entwine.html
Tammy Sessions still races occasionally and she is a very nice lady.
Fred Pazaski raced with my father in law and was an extremely nice guy. He died before he could build me a Harley Davidson 45. Something I really wanted to have.
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I figure that somewhere along the way I will have a 45 but it would have been sweet to have Fred put one together for me. I toured Fred’s workshop one time and he had every  part imaginable for Harley Davidson’s with literally shelf’s full of things like complete “Pea Shooter” motors to electrical components for any Harley you could name. Anyway if you live in the Puget Sound area I would recommend that you go to the museum and check it out.
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Re: AHRMA trials
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2013, 11:22:02 PM »
I was able to mount the wheels on the Enfield frame and they look great. The next step is to remove the engine (motor?) from the frame and start cutting crap off it. All the unnecessary mounting tabs have to go and new ones for the seat and electronics, kickstand, foot pegs and whatever else have to be added.

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Re: AHRMA trials
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2013, 10:40:31 PM »

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« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2013, 10:29:54 PM »
Here is one more from the Plastered Purple Penguin trial. It shows me absolutely failing an icy section completely.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGJJ3R-L3EM

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Re: AHRMA trials
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2013, 09:33:26 AM »
The stainless rim/spoke job turned out great. How much weight are you figuring on eliminating when it's all said and done? ..I thought u were gonna make it on that tight left uphill turn but lost your grip on the throttle and it died.. The ballast on that light may have kaput or a shot fluorescent...GM
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« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2013, 10:41:25 PM »
Hi GM, my goal is to simply get the bike into competition form. They were heavy as hell back in the day and mine will probably be heavy as hell. At least in the its initial form! My Matador comes in at 196 pounds I guess the Enfield would be less then 300 and hopefully closer to 275 pounds. The thing about the big British singles is that they have massive flywheels and that helps them on the off camber hill sides and such. And from what I have been told they are easy to ride the classic sections but when confronted with modern sections they become almost impossible.
As far as the Purple Penguin last video I had no idea what to do with that section. It was frozen solid with zero traction and I had mostly given up. After the event analysis I should have gone much wider at the bottom and planted my foot and horsed the front end around. The thing I couldn’t get my head around is that in modern trials you can stop as long as the bike is running and then continue. Classic trials would have you get a fat ass 5! I know that if I had been thinking more about modern rules I would have decreased my score by a good margin.


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« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2013, 09:45:56 PM »
In my normal dorky don’t read the manual way I managed to get the engine out of the Enfield frame. Of course it was a near disaster as the rear engine mount is part of the center stand. What a wibbly wobbly wagon full of water melons! On reflection it became obvious that only a few bolts need to be removed and the engine drops out. Live and learn. Now the angle grinder gets to earn its keep….

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« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2013, 10:16:08 PM »
Today I trimmed over 1.5 pounds off the Enfield Frame. I used 6 sawsall blades and surprisingly only one flapper angle grinder disk. They are wonderful. Also I took all the engine mounting plates and put them in a bucket of carburetor cleaner. The frame is turning out to be much less of a problem then I thought it would be. My concern was the bracket removal would wreck the frame tubes and I would have to buy something else.  Fortunately that was not the case and the unnecessary brackets ground off with little issue other than to much noise for the neighbors. Screw them their dogs recently killed two of my hen's..
The 58 of so English frame is not worthy of my time. So I will go with the stock Indian frame.
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« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2013, 11:15:32 PM »
I took the day off today and made huge progress on many levels I got the engine cleaned up with newly painted engine plates installed, I bought tons of stainless bolts for reassembly and made some decisions for direction of this Enfield project. I decided that the engine, suspension and fuel tank, need to be reinstalled. Then I can mock up the seat mounting and foot peg location.

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« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2013, 11:49:41 PM »
No Enfield content but I have another trials to ride on March 3rd. it’s a PST event on Whidbey Island. I am going to think about how to lower my score and go for the win with modern rules. As it is written you can stop and think about stuff before committing so that’s what I intend to do. Also as long as the bike is running and you don’t have both feet off on the same side of the bike you can paddle out of a section for a 3. Easy peasy? I intend to spend my Sunday (tomorrow) prepping my 1966 Matador for the event. New fluids everywhere and I intend to clean out the brakes. Brakes are so important in trials and with good ones I think you can lower your score. With bad brakes well you are in trouble. 

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« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2013, 09:44:50 AM »
Good luck at the trials..I checked out some pics of the island and it's beautiful with a bit of history to it...Hope the weather holds up for ya as I'm sure that a big variable associated with this type of event and the terrain. ..Let us know how you scored...GM
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« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2013, 10:00:09 PM »
I scored 14 points with my closest competitor scoring 24. There were 6 riders in the vintage class and I won. I am stoked.

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Re: AHRMA trials
« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2013, 07:08:26 AM »
Awesome Dave!  Good for you!


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