looks like 2 shift forks, 2 gears AND the shift drum are out of specs, I can either throw in a transmission from a parts motor with unknown miles *the dogs on the gears are worn but not as bad as the ones in my motor* OR send my gears to Cycle X to get undercut and use the shift drum and forks out of the parts motor (the are in good shape).......
undercutting the gears = alot of money
but I wont have to worry about em fuckin up on me again (hypothetically)
as of now im leaning towards the undercut. but im gonna have to think on it for a day or two.
havent been up to much the last few days other than work. so theres nothing for me to post. except this fucking awesome picture i jacked from the dice blog. check out the Pangea site http://pangeaspeed.com/
goin out to work on the 750 motor and be "productive" so heres some music to hold ya over because i know you just cant wait for more updates.
Its funny how things work out. How you meet complete strangers that will eventually (even though you don't realize it at the time) become friends. Not just people you see on the street and wave to, but people that you can count on, people that will be there when you need them. There's no specific reason for this post, nothing in particular that happened, just thinking.
You never know whats going to happen tomorrow, all you can do is reflect on what crept out of the shadows of today. SFP
ran across this today, looks kinda cool, and is deff. a little different
here is the explanation "This extra gas circuit procedure has been done for years. Carburetor jetting is an on going topic of discussion. So, here is what we do from time to time. Tap into the float bowl and insert pilot jets into the throat of the carburetor. This procedure will give your bike a boost from approx 1/4 to full throttle. Also, it will allow you to check your float level at a glance and purge unwanted sediment from your bowl."
checking out some pictures from the summer.....a trip to dugger we took to party with Bucko. good times
went for a ride (to see a homemade roller coaster!) but on the way back we got caught in a downpour. which wouldn't have been so bad if we had, ya know, jackets or something but no..... we stopped and bought ponchos. i wrapped mine around my face and had to chew a mouth hole threw it to breathe
by time we got back we were ready to party, Dugger style.
Jeremiah needed some alone time so we built a wall so he could have some privacy
This seemed like a good idea at the time.....little raindrops
notice how advanced the setup is.......a fucking Triumph battery.....now that's vintage DaWg
if anyones interested im sure bucko will hook it up..... i dont mean give you a good price, i mean take his battery and hook up a machine too it!
spent a few more hours on the 750 motor tonight...
split the cases and found the problem.....or well, a few problems
this is a decent looking shifter fork
but the other two are gonna need replaced
this is the worst one, ridges=fucked up
also it looks like the dogs on a few of the gears are ground down so theres something else to replace.... but once its done.............its done.
thinking about maybe getting the cases powder coated, but if i do that im going to have to take all the bearings and a bunch more shit out....i will more than likley just put em back together and spraybomb em'
I just rebuilt this motor last winter, bumped it up to 836, performance cam, performance valvesprings, hp clutch, new this, blah, new that, blah blah blay........what i didnt do anything to was the transmission....and first gear is out like a "Theme Bike"
so im gonna fix it.
Three hours well spent.....
the last photo is a pile of dirt that collected between my cylinders.......dont ride miles and miles down a dirt road in a downpour.
Garages are nice in the winter...and when its raining....or dark......or, well actually garages are always nice what the fuck am I thinking! But the last 3 bikes I have done and the last 2 rebuilds on my Honda have been done mainly outside, in the dirt, and Indiana summer heat with lamps plugged into extension cords for light when it gets dark. Yes that's the way I did it because I didn't have a garage of my own to do it in, but still there is something I love about "building" a bike outside. I cant really explain why i like it but I do. maybe its the the smell of the grass, or dirt. Or maybe I just like the fact that I care enough about something to sit in the sun for hours sweating my balls off, turning wrenches, getting pissed looking for those damn 1/4x20 nuts that always seem to fall out of my hands?
Its not about comfort, I don't care about a lift, a garage, or any fucking "specialty tools", that's what Vice Grips are for! Its about having something you can step back, look at, and remember every stage of. Every nut and bolt, its about taking something that was forgotten by someone else and that most people would look at and say "what is that pile of shit?" And tweaking it until you are proud of it. Then being able to get on a bike that you spent hours upon hours on and fly down the highway without it busting into pieces. I think custom bikes are cool because of what people put into them not Bolt on bullshit and MasterCard chrome that you can open up your wallet and buy, fuck that. if its about money then go buy a new bike and a nice Sons Of Anarchy "cut" off eBay and "Ride Free Brother."
wow what a rant, anyways point of the story is, bikes are neat.
well this is why you shouldnt hold your bike wide open in first gear for too long.....come on man, change gears COME ON! clutch foot, cluts foot! its that easy. or you can just watch your bike burn thats more fun anyway right?