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What did you guys do on your bikes today?

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  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    5 months
    Quoting blueystar on 27 Jan 2024 12:46 PM

    was looking for something today to do so bored 9 holes in each floorboard on the springer 

    Quoting Grease Monkey on 27 Jan 2024 10:37 PM

    With a drill or SG's lol

    what choke would you use to get them in a line.....lol
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    5 months
    Quoting blueystar on 27 Jan 2024 12:46 PM

    was looking for something today to do so bored 9 holes in each floorboard on the springer 

    Quoting Grease Monkey on 27 Jan 2024 10:37 PM

    With a drill or SG's lol

    Ha Ha!. Must admit I wondered about this too.
    Sounds out there indeed.
    A bit like, "I filled my fuel tank with raw sugar and metal swarf, then picked my nose and rubbed it in my eyes".
    Hope you are happy with the project Bluey.

  • blueystar
    blueystar
    5 months
    Quoting blueystar on 27 Jan 2024 12:46 PM

    was looking for something today to do so bored 9 holes in each floorboard on the springer 

    Quoting Grease Monkey on 27 Jan 2024 10:37 PM

    With a drill or SG's lol

    Quoting Far Canal on 28 Jan 2024 11:17 AM

    Ha Ha!. Must admit I wondered about this too.
    Sounds out there indeed.
    A bit like, "I filled my fuel tank with raw sugar and metal swarf, then picked my nose and rubbed it in my eyes".
    Hope you are happy with the project Bluey.

    Brought these bolt on bling over 20 years ago which means boring holes which I was very nervous about doing holes have to spot on took me 10 years to have the guts to fit the rear fender cheese grater enougher 10 years to fit the rail on the floor boards now got to get the nerv  up to drill 4 holes in the front fender for the cabbage cutter 
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    5 months
    Quoting blueystar on 28 Jan 2024 04:38 AM

    Well today I thought I would fill in the holes I drilled in the floorboards 

    Pretty schmick blue.
    With the added bonus you will be sweeping the road as you go !
  • blueystar
    blueystar
    5 months
    Quoting blueystar on 28 Jan 2024 04:38 AM

    Well today I thought I would fill in the holes I drilled in the floorboards 

    Quoting beaglebasher on 28 Jan 2024 08:45 PM

    Pretty schmick blue.

    With the added bonus you will be sweeping the road as you go !

    Yep been calling it the road sweeper  the gear linkage has has her name on it
  • blueystar
    blueystar
    5 months
    New cables come today and installed  bike on the road again
  • Neale
    Neale
    3 months
    New tyre time.

  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    Was cleaning and putting away some recently used sockets in the shed when I noticed that the inside of the old Bell open face was growing mould. I know the cure for that so I sprayed some vinegar in there, wiped it out and pulled the Sportster out, checked tyre pressure and hit the start button. It cranked but didn't fire after a few repeats. Noticed that the inline fuel filter was empty so figured the strainer on the Golan fuel tap was blocked again. Took the air filter cover off for a bit better access, looked good and clean in there, no mayonese  from the engine breather.  Undid the fuel line from the tap and clean fuel pissed out. OK look downstream. Took the line off the downstream end of the filter and blew into it, ah the pucker up taste of petrol.
    There was a slight pop from in the carb and it was clear to blow through. Probably a stuck float needle. Put it all back together, turned the tap on and fuel filled the filter, it started so off and out for a couple of hours.
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    2 months
    Quoting obisteve on 29 Apr 2024 10:08 AMedited: 29 Apr 2024 10:13 AM

    Was cleaning and putting away some recently used sockets in the shed when I noticed that the inside of the old Bell open face was growing mould. I know the cure for that so I sprayed some vinegar in there, wiped it out and pulled the Sportster out, checked tyre pressure and hit the start button. It cranked but didn't fire after a few repeats. Noticed that the inline fuel filter was empty so figured the strainer on the Golan fuel tap was blocked again. Took the air filter cover off for a bit better access, looked good and clean in there, no mayonese  from the engine breather.  Undid the fuel line from the tap and clean fuel pissed out. OK look downstream. Took the line off the downstream end of the filter and blew into it, ah the pucker up taste of petrol.

    There was a slight pop from in the carb and it was clear to blow through. Probably a stuck float needle. Put it all back together, turned the tap on and fuel filled the filter, it started so off and out for a couple of hours.

    Good one Obi for those'Young Ones' that no not of mechanical things with Carburettors, or  Golan, heights, which can all be fixed with a bit of 'blow'. Ah, the cheap fuel buzz for a second. Yukk.
    That'll learn em. Bet ya had a great ride, lucky bugga.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    2 months
    Quoting obisteve on 29 Apr 2024 10:08 AMedited: 29 Apr 2024 10:13 AM

    Was cleaning and putting away some recently used sockets in the shed when I noticed that the inside of the old Bell open face was growing mould. I know the cure for that so I sprayed some vinegar in there, wiped it out and pulled the Sportster out, checked tyre pressure and hit the start button. It cranked but didn't fire after a few repeats. Noticed that the inline fuel filter was empty so figured the strainer on the Golan fuel tap was blocked again. Took the air filter cover off for a bit better access, looked good and clean in there, no mayonese  from the engine breather.  Undid the fuel line from the tap and clean fuel pissed out. OK look downstream. Took the line off the downstream end of the filter and blew into it, ah the pucker up taste of petrol.

    There was a slight pop from in the carb and it was clear to blow through. Probably a stuck float needle. Put it all back together, turned the tap on and fuel filled the filter, it started so off and out for a couple of hours.

    Quoting Baloffski on 30 Apr 2024 10:10 AM

    Good one Obi for those'Young Ones' that no not of mechanical things with Carburettors, or  Golan, heights, which can all be fixed with a bit of 'blow'. Ah, the cheap fuel buzz for a second. Yukk.

    That'll learn em. Bet ya had a great ride, lucky bugga.

    Thanks mate I had a great one. I can sometimes forget what a great bike to ride the old thing is, then I take it out and despite all its limitations it just blows me away and I come back with a smile plastered across my face.
    And your bit about "which can all be fixed with a bit of blow" has given me an idea for a longer ride tomorrow. Might have to take one of the Victories though, not real sure of the fuel situation there and the Sporty does 180 km at highway speed, then your walking.



  • GGUser260
    GGUser260
    2 months
    The old Rinehart 2 into 2 (no cat) headers cracked right through and let go. I decided to replace with a single exhaust ,get some ground clearance at the rear when going down a gutter or on a driveway,save a few kilos on the dual muffler system and get a new look going. 
    I installed the replacement S&S Cycles Diamondback 2 into 1 Race only system. All stainless steel, finished in guardian black with stainless steel heat shields.
    When it arrived, just next to the blue S&S badge on the muffler were the words "Race Only" written in gold. This neon-like declaration is not depicted in any online photos of the muffler. FFS why not just say "what do ya reckon about this copper?"  Anyway, the touch up paint from S&S in matching guardian black is USD $15 for a 1/2 ounce bottle (about the size of a nail polish bottle)...plus shipping at USD $70! But don't worry, a couple of sites in Australia have them for sale locally for...AUD $225. Off to the shed,found some black engine paint (masked off the different colored section and made the gold label inconspicuous and the blue S&S badge black) ... job done. ps gave the paint a dose of turps, brought back the blue badge  and settled on a partial cover up as the finished product.
  • 408
    408
    2 months
    That exhaust would be moving a bit more air through the motor than the Rineharts and the engine should have a bit more fuel. If you know how to use your tuner, do a data run and have a look at your VE's.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    2 months
    I took the cover off and had a look at the bike.
    It's as pretty as ever. 
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    2 months
  • Neale
    Neale
    2 months
    Rode down the Olympic hwy from Bathurst to Albury yesterday.
    If anybody is interested it is a good run, the road itself was in good nick and nice scenery to boot.
  • softfat
    softfat
    1 month
    450 odd kilometres Neale. Good going.

    Soft...
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    Quoting beaglebasher on 09 May 2024 03:22 AM

    I took the cover off and had a look at the bike.

    It's as pretty as ever. 

    Glad it was still there Beags.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    1 month
    Me too.
  • blueystar
    blueystar
    1 month
    Had a bit 6mm clear polycarbonate took the cover of the nose cone traced and cut to size drill 2 holes some sand paper to smooth the outer edge and fit to the Roadsweeper 
    Tomorrow might do the same with the air cleaner 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    The view through the window is more interesting when there is a set of points in there.
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