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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Little trip to Thunderbike

What a fantastic weather this weekend, finally some sun.
Had to get on the bike, no particular reason, no particular destination, Just do it.....
Had a stopover at Thunderbike, some inspiration for this winter???

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Coming together again!

Enjoyed another evening in the workshop putting the front cylinder back together.
As always something else needs to get done as well. Decided to replace the guiding brackets for the camshaft chain because they have become brittle. I hope the spares are in stock.....

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Bit of cleaning and....... Lots of valve lapping. After a good 1,5 hour I am happy with the result.
Gaskets are ordered, hope they make it in before the weekend.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Find Location!

Guess what I am doing.............

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Neewiert on Wiels 2011

Little trip this morning to Neewiert on Wiels. Another few hundred km's on the S&S without issues...... seems I have glued every nut and bolt that can come loose. :-)
Saw some nice cars and other stuff....

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Valve cleanup!

Took the cylinder head of the engine to check for issues. As I suspected some considerable carbon build-up on the valves. Also the intake valve was covered on the inside which is a sign of leakage.
Time for some cleaning......
Hope this will fix the issue of reduced cylinder pressure

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Startup problems, chopperstyle meet!

Hahaha, look at the pics, got to the chopperstyle meeting last weekend and (again) lost some bolts and nuts. had to do a quick fix.
Love the fotos that were taken, Don't look for any likeliness, he is not mine, just a natural talent fixing bikes

Foto's were copied from

Monday, 12 September 2011

hart surgery required!

After fixing the carbs of the purple chop the bike refused to run properly.
Checked everything else and then..... I checked the cylinder pressure, oops 5 bar, not good...
Took the hart out of the bike for a checkup of the valves,
tomorrow is another day......

Monday, 5 September 2011

Chopperstyle meeting, 10th Sept!

The forum has a meeting next weekend.
Show what you bring, have a drink and some food.
Hope the wheather is kind to us

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