Don't think I've posted anything of the finished Panhead since I got it done for Chop Meet. Here's a few pics. Still some tuning to do and a couple issues to resolve, but for my first complete motor assembly from the flywheels up and my first complete 4 speed transmission assembly I'm damn please with the results.
Ok it's been a while, but I'm finally getting around to doing a chop meet 4 post. We had a great day as usual. Super weather (other than the torrential down pour Brian and I rode in to set up the swap), great people from across the country and some of the most amazing bikes I've seen.
Road trippin with the family. After a storm warning forced our Flin Flon trip to be reconsidered the night before we left we decided to head for the only patch of sunshine on the radar map. Cypress Hills ended up being the destination and it worked out just fine. Great trip. Super weather, just enough breakdowns to make it interesting, but nothing we couldn't fix on the road. Dad jumped on the White Lightning and joined in this year too, which was awesome. After 45 years of not riding a motorcycle. Great to have him along. The Shovelhead shoveled right along with no issues and completed the 1200 kms without complaining a bit. Had to repair a rear brake line at one point but that's the only issue it gave me. Sweet.
I started this "chop" in 2010, and it feels so good to drive it down the road. All the late night and empty beer cans finally paid off.. this is basicaly a full mock up before paint. I plan to take it all part in the fall to do paint, chrome and interior. Until then I'm going to cruise it as much as I can ………...and try to stay out of jail
Put some new rubber on the XS400 project yesterday. Ready for the gravel roads now. Had the boys cleaning up the wheel while I prepped the rest. Carole's back wheel had two broken spokes when I took the tire off. Had to salvage two from another old wheel I had. But they were too long so I had to thread them further down the spoke shaft with a die and then trim them shorter once they were mounted on the wheel. Pain In the ass.