Don't worry Ace, I haven't, nor plan on touching the heads. But I must for a moment now discuss my momentary hatred for Wisconsin. WTF, so apparently most people in Wisconsin are 2 or 3 decades late with performance technology. After wrenching on this bike for a year, I have learned that everything I thought I knew about performance set ups is now null and void. Most of my Hot Rod knowledge is apparently directly out of the 1960's and completely irrelevant and useless in today's world, and has basically been limited to the simple knowledge of knowing how an internal combustion engine works. I guess that what I get for relying on all my educational needs coming from Redneck relatives and Chevy High Performance magazine. Even with a 1958 bike, what I know (or even thought I knew) isn't shit compared to what I should know. And most of what I thought I knew, is just plain wrong information. And here I thought I was a little bit of a bad ass because I was fixing tractors and farm trucks when I was 14. Wake Up Scottie!!! You're A Dumbass.This is saddening to discover. It is also saddening to find out that all that hard ass work I did last night was in vain and more than likely did more damage than good. FML. If it makes a difference, I didn't actually polish anything, just sanded to 1000 grit paper, which apparently is 900 grits too fine. This isn't how I wanted to start my Sunday.Scottie
Now because I'm mad about this, I'm going to do the only logical thing TO do..... FIRST, I need to find a website that has current and CORRECT performance information and read my ass off. Second, as soon as temp gets over 35*F this afternoon I'm going out and running the bike for all its worth so I can really try and feel the difference from before and after. Uuurrrrggghhh!!!! I'm so mad I could go enroll for MMI right now. But I won't, because I'm too old for that shit.Scottie
Wake Up Scottie!!! You're A Dumbass.
REported my intake manifold yesterday afternoon, after discovering that polishing is just a way to make you fingers hurt really bad while apparently causing the bike to not run as good. Lesson learned I guess. This time I opened up the carb flange a bit to better mate the carb and tried to sand don the runners in a spiraling motion. Kind of got what I wanted to achieve. I don't think I actually gained any HP but the throttle response is real solid and crisp now.And here's a little video after warming up the bike on a short ride. I'm really liking the new throttle response.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDdaKFWPMOA&feature=youtu.beScottie