One more time, huge thanks to Alex's Bar for hosting this summers Taco Moto Tuesday! After a 20 year hiatus The Alley Cats are back at it and an amazing act to catch! Thanks again to everyone who came out, had a good time, and enjoyed the tacos!!! See you back on our regularly scheduled Tuesdays...
One more pic of Assquatch! If you get the chance, you definitely want to see them live. They're playing @4thstreetvine all month long on Mondays. Catch a set!
and for good measure, a couple more pics of LadyHump. Because, obviously, you've found your way here, to the LadyHump blog! Cheers!!!
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ChopCult member Tim Vanderbas is a solid guy who builds some of the neatest bikes around. He always seems super stoked on life and those who surround him. He has recently dealt with news that his partner in crime/ girlfriend Lauren is ill and has a long road to recovery. "As some of you may have heard and known my partner/girlfriend, Lauren Cannoli was diagnosed with cervical cancer and possibly more as the tests come in, a few weeks back ago. In recent weeks she has undergone various tests and surgery to check suspect spots on multiple lymph nods, as well as moving her ovaries out of the way of possible chemo/radiation therapy, needed if this biopsy comes back positive. The good news is that the preliminary test from the surgery show that cancer was not found in the lower lymph nods nearest to the tumor in the cervix. We are currently waiting for the test results from the upper lymph nods that were sent to a lab to be further examined. At this stage, chemo may not be needed, but a hysterectomy will be performed at a date not yet known but is happening sooner than later.
Lauren has been out of work since the tests began July 13 and for the next few months will have long periods of being laid up in bed, not being able to go up and down stairs or be mobile much if at all for extended periods of times. We have not had many concrete answers if there are going to be payments not covered by her insurance towards all the tests, scans, surgeries and possible chemo treatments.
Lauren needs our help financially to take the burden off her month to month rent, bills, food and for prescriptions, etc. as she will have no means to pay for these things during the next few months. She has no paid leave or any income during this time. We will be updating you on her further treatments and her progress.
We just want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out to party with us, support the event, and make it another all-around successful year! The venue change was huge, but it couldn't have went any smoother or trouble free; and that's thanks to all the amazing like-minded people that attend and make it what it is. It wouldn't be possible without you, so thanks!!! We also appreciate all the people that rode extremely long distances to join us! Congrats to all the award winners, as well as the racers that took to the track. Another strange year is in the books; tons of photos to come so stay tuned, and if anyone has any to share, send 'em on over to: email@example.com
I have to take all this carb stuff out and apart to get at it.
A quick note, because I always forget, the main jet is 74.
On the hydraulic front end I was running, the cables went out, around, and through the trees to the left of the steering head. That's not really working this time.
I added this guide to the bars and it may or may not stay.
Running them on this side is getting closer to run-able.
Okay this might just work.
Final (temporary maybe?) routing, the throttle cables split over the brake line near the grip, go through the trees on the right, split around the brake again, split over the rockerbox oil line. Everything seems to work and clear all moving parts.
Cover everything until I can get the proper hose built.
This is where my plans wrecked out again. I was planning to have a hose built locally, like before. Then, I made this discovery. The front brake line has this very specific section of hard line to route it from behind the trees and to the left of the front wheel. You have to have this section to do it correctly. A universal line won't work. Like hiding wires, just another place where a Springer is different than a hydraulic front end.
Luckily, with some internet searching, I found the part number for the 6 over line and found it available on clearance at Dennis Kirk. It was only $28 to my door. I doubt a locally made one could be had much cheaper.
I did buy fresh washer seals for the banjo bolts locally only to find the hose came with them. There were two big and two smaller ones. I used the small ones at the master cylinder and the large ones on the caliper.
Route it through.
Fit it up to the master cylinder. (I need to clean off the yucky clearcoat and put on fresh, but I want to make sure it works out first.)
The proper parts mean a good proper fit. Right in the guide and around the corner twice.
Right to the caliper.
All put together.
Torque the top banjo bolt to spec.
Wow. I never thought this would be an issue. I don't have a double hex socket in this size. I am really anal about torque in an aluminum hole and making sure it seals. Luckily my neighbor had the proper socket so that I didn't have to run to the store to get one. So that got torqued properly.
So I bleed the brake line and of course made a mess on the floor. The brake seems to function, but the lever has a ton of travel. The stock bore Harley MC is 9/16 bore = 0.563. My original plan was a 13mm Kawasaki MC = 0.512. I actually had a 1/2 in Kawasaki MC on had = .500. I will see how it goes. The bigger the MC bore the shorter the stroke needed.