Took a day off work this Monday to try and button up a few things. Both tires/tubes are mounted, fork seals and fluid, chain on, rear brake adjusted, new headlight mount, etc. Managed to get the carb o-rings installed after a good dip and cleaning. Decided to try and take it for the first ride down the block only to discover a locked up clutch pack. Called it a night and decided to try again the next day. Here's a vid of it running.
The next day I put the bike on the jack and ran it through all the gears winding it out while pumping the clutch lever randomly. Much to my surprise it worked. Ran it around the block a bunch, and it is running amazing. All throttle ranges respond well, no flat spots or choppy areas. Couldn't be happier. Spent last night getting the brake cable installed and wiring up the tail light. Ran out of female spades, so I will be finishing up the headlight switch this evening as well as making a temporary padded seat while I figure out some upholstery options. Spent my lunch break at the DMV today getting tags, so come Saturday I will be able to start plugging in some serious test miles working out any gremlins. Some updated pics will be up soon
Progress Report on the SPORTSTERS RUIN (Gasser Lounge / Lady Hump / Sailor Jerry ) Sportster Build; The Guru's been busy in our Beach Bungalow Garage. Our String theory is a physical theory that extends particle physics by replacing point particles by extended objects called strings. In string theory, the different types of observed elementary particles arise from the different quantum states of these strings... and that's how you line up the perfect Sissy Bar.
Turned the last wrenches on the ULH re-fit this morning. Added gas and oil and the damn thing started on the first kick! Terry and I followed that up with a 30 mile break-in ride up the see Greg and Gino at MCHD. So happy this bike is back in the line-up...it runs SO good. A big thanks to Lurch for the motor and Terry for the flywheels (and help with the trans plate) - you guys are my hero's.
48% of Voters voted for the Franz so far so Kit went ahead a pulled the trigger last night... He needs to find a happy medium Sharpie that is and color that Lemmy black! Might as well dye his hair black too? It's the El Diablo Run after all not the Catalina Wine Mixer!