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Leaky Manifold

When you crank this thing open, the motor gains revs, and likes to hold the revs, even after you back off the throttle.  A leaky manifold was the culprit.  I was having so much fun riding it around the track, and it's on-the-gas most of the time anyway - it didn't really bother me.  But it's a good way to burn a piston, or worse, wreck.  It's fixed now...but I see my Dellorto carb plastic float has a bit of gas sloshing around in it now too - so I ordered a new float.  Like Marvin The Martian says, delays....delays....

Plumber Intake

These original 1948 heads had been "upgraded" to o-ring style.  It wasn't a nice "upgrade" (if you get my drift?)  Kinda cobbled.  It took a little doin' .. . but we got the stock style plumber back in there, and used some sealer.  Then we drilled holes, and manufactured our own mild steel rivets with factory style heads (after viewing photos).  The rivets were press fitted, with sealer, and peened on the inside like stock.  I painted the rivets with cast-iron-gray high heat.

Cylinders Didn't Fit

It's always a good idea to mock up these motors before you get too carried away with assembling parts for good.  The cylinders didn't fit, requiring sanding, de-burring and plenty of aspirin and head scratching.  It's nice if the cylinders can move on the base studs a bit when aligning the intake manifold. 

See you at The Tavern!

Our friends at The Tavern have graciously welcomed us again and will be providing impeccable service to one and all. Add in some ice-cold 805 Beer, tasty food, and live music from Jackass and Jan Michael and The Vincents and Saturday night is going to be one for the books. Tell your friends, and we'll see you soon. Click here for directions to The Tavern. Safe Travels!

ChopCult / Chopper Fest Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to @michael_spagnola, @chelseadanica11, @kevinhog1, and @dougsnow56. You have won the @chopperfest / @chopcult giveaway! We can't wait to see you on Sunday morning. Please go to the will call window and bring your ID. Thanks! We love ChopCult!

Free Koozies From Harley-Davidson

We want to thank our friends at Harley-Davidson for supporting the David Mann Chopper Festival and for providing these sweet koozies! Every general admission ticket purchased receives one while supplies last. Please note that the 805 Beer is not provided but is on location. See you soon!

Day Of Bike Show Entry Information

Photo by Peter Linney


Bike show entries - Day of registrations happens from 6:30 am to 11 am on Sunday morning using the Bike Show gate. We have 22 classes and over 50 awards given out. Best in show wins $2500.00, best Panhead, Shovelhead, Antique, Knucklehead, and the David Mann Memorial award win $500.00 from our friends at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. The first place trophies are amazing works of art from Sonny Boy. 2nd and 3rd place receive ribbons. Every bike show entry receives an event t-shirt and one general admission ticket for the Chopper Festival. Best of luck!

Click here to download the bike show entry form and hand it to the attendant working the gate.

ChopCult / Chopper Fest Giveaway

Our friends at ChopCult are giving away a sweet Chopper Fest prize pack for four lucky winners. Head over to their Instagram account, look for this image, and tag your friend to win two general admission tickets, an event poster, and a t-shirt. ChopCult will announce the winners tomorrow night. Best of luck!

Win free tickets and swag from the Chopper Festival!

Our friends at the David Mann Chopper Festival have gifted us a few goodies that we would like to pass along to you. Click here to play along. You and your friend will each receive general admission access to the show, an event poster, and a t-shirt. We will announce the four winners tomorrow night. Best of luck. Be sure to follow the Chopper Fest on Facebook and Instagram.

Holy shit! Where does the time go?

Well, here I am again with a small gap between blog posts. My life consists of keeping members happy, attaining continued support for the website, embedding features, handling CC's social media outlets, creating the bi-weekly newsletters, and never-ending promotions the latest features, and upcoming events. Don't get me wrong I LOVE that so many folks believe in working with chopcult.com and I value every ChopCult logo attached to every flyer. I do thank God for Jason, Daniel, Nic, and Jennifer for helping me with Instagram as that feed alone takes a village to handle. One thing for sure is there has to be a way for me to get everything done in a timely matter. Maybe 2019 will be the year that I find the right recipe to handle my workload. We shall see :-). Until then do me a solid and check out the latest features and follow the author/photographer's world. Without their contribution to ChopCult.com, my life would suck a little bit more, lol. -Lisa



Fuel Cleveland 2018 by Jennifer Farris

Upcoming event: 15th Annual David Mann Chopper Fest by me and Enrique Parrilla.

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