Wow! Just Wow!


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portugeezer
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Wow! Just Wow!

Postby portugeezer » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:37 pm



I finally got everything done on the bike after the fire! It runs fantastic. Still planning to do a bit more cosmetic work but when I ride now the bike is better than it ever was! This is a pic in my new garage!



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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:37 am

Job well done.nice shed too. ;)

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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:33 pm

Congrats on the new garage and getting the old girl running again.. Looking very good.

Gary

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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Postby Placerville » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:22 pm

To what do you attribute it's new energy?
Placerville- 1976 Yellow
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Fred Camper
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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:46 pm

It does look sweet Geezer, but we will need a nice outdoor photo also. Great to see the garage functional again.

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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Postby portugeezer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:34 am

I'm not sure why it runs more smoothly and seems to have more power. I found a lot of things when it was apart. The bracket that holds the fairing had a cracked weld. The fairing shook at certain speeds. That problem is gone. The PO put air horns on the bike. All of the lights were dim from the time I got it. I took the air horns off and put the horn from my parts bike on and a lot of things worked better afterwards. A lot of wires were spliced and patched in so I replaced them. Everything on the handlebars was burned so all of that is replaced. A lot of wiring on the bike was hodge podge.The lights are all bright now and I have more power. Maybe Fred or Placerville can explain why. I'm just happy it's all sorted out. The downside is I have spent too much money on the bike at this point! It is cool to go out riding with a group on newer Harleys and having people stop and want to talk about my wing everywhere we go!

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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:30 pm

Not too much money, we can attribute the current boost in the economy to your personal efforts on that wing Geezer. Without your contribution to society, as a personal sacrifice, not as many would be back at work today. As a reward for your personal sacrifice, you may now ride your wing with abandon.

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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Postby wjnfirearms » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:59 am

It's not rocket science to figure out, PG. You found enough wiring issues to provide proper voltage across the entire electrical system, so everything is operating at better efficiency. Obviously, the air horn was drawing the voltage down due to an internal issue within them. The fire just forced you to look at much more than you might have been drawn to look at if it had never happened. If there was a sliver lining in the whole catastrophe, maybe this was it.

I'm real glad things are looking up for you!


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