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02-04-2011, 01:39 PM #66
Here's my latest toy, changing a few things but it should be fun! (67 Triumph 650)
02-04-2011, 03:55 PM #67
I have contacted PC directly and the response I got was it will work on the bike. I will not be able to read any J1850 data.
All other features are available and will work.
So looks like I'm in the clear. I am planning on getting it on the Dyno by the end of the year as well..I fully support the military and the War on Terrorism.
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02-04-2011, 08:54 PM #68
new member...06 softail delux.and 2000 fatboy before that!!!!
02-06-2011, 09:45 AM #69Professional Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
- Pacific Northwest
New member here rollin a 03 Road King, been ridin for 20+ years...
Lotsa Good Time For Sure!!!
07-02-2011, 07:59 AM #70
I brought home a 1957 Panhead Basket Case last week. It belonged to my Best Friend who was killed after we came back from Daytona in '79. Actually he left early to head back and Daytona was the last time I saw him alive (he was killed in a Head-On ridding a Sportster). His '57 Pan had been totally torn down before we left for Daytona. Jimmy's daughter contacted and said that she was going to sell her Dad's bikes and wanted to know if I was interested (the '57 was in boxes). His Daughter now lives in Gray Court S.C. (4 hour drive). I'd picked my brain about Jimmy's Pan but couldn't remember why he'd torn it down. I was expecting the worst. After spending a couple of hours with his Daughter & family (I hadn't seen her since she was 7 years old) I finally asked, "Lets go look at the Motorcycles". Man... it was bad. I was hoping for the engine and transmission to be "whole". Everything possible had been dissembled. Engine totally a part (and missing parts) and lots of rust. Both engine cases are there, cylinders and heads but missing the entire crank, wheels and rods along with most of the oil pump. So I'm needing an entire crank. The engine cases and heads seem to look OK. The cylinders are .080". The cam and some gears are MIA too. There was two rough Bultaco's that I loaded on the trailer and brought home too.
Checking the other parts, the Pan was in a rigid frame that I "thought" was a '57 also but it's a Wishbone so it's older. There is a 1958 Swing-arm frame in the pile. The upper engine number a A8. So it's a Jan. 1958. There's a possibility it's going to be salvaged (sold) to add to the rebuild kitty.
I'm planning on a "Bobber" something that he'd be proud of. Naturally the neck has been cut and it has a 16" over front-end but I'm going to blast it and remove the added rake and go back with a Glide front-end and possibly a post seat.
Sink I hauled the pile home I've been digging on ebay and constantly looking for info on the H-D Forums. I found a front-end yesterday on Fleabay and a front wheel. I hope to ride it before the end of the year.
I'm happy to have my deceased Pals basket case but I'd rather have him alive today (that owning his prized scoot).Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...
07-02-2011, 08:09 AM #71
He'll help you find the missing parts or may already have them at his place. He may also make an offer to purchase if you are willing to part with it all.
Dale has helped people from all over the country put their older bikes back together. Trust me, make the call.
07-02-2011, 08:28 AM #72Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...
07-02-2011, 07:04 PM #73
It's not as bad as you may think. The best thing about a ground up build is the relationship that you develop with the machine- you will never let each other down. I do have an original pan seat pan I'm not using that I saved fron a dumpster. PM me if you need it. T&O is a great one to do the bottom end, and you are in bobber country, so there will be plenty of resources to gleen. Let us know what you need for completion, and I'm sure you'll find it. I can tell you that an original tombstone taillight can go as high as $500, so repro parts have thier place on a bobber build.mike
07-03-2011, 01:27 PM #74Professional Member
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- Mar 2008
- Central NH
08 nightster 1200
picked it up 2 weeks ago. On call this week, bike looks lonely in the garage.
07-09-2011, 09:43 AM #75
I like the "Nightster" (and Sportsters). I'm just not into the "make'm look like a Big Motor" thing. In my opinion saddle bags, windshield, crash bars just do not work on a Sporty. I see tons of them for Sale where people have sunk piles of cash in everything you can add on and then think it will bring 10k. Truth is the add on junk will not add much if anything to the going rate. Sportster wise I'd be more tempted to dump $$$ into the engine (but Stock is still best). Yes, I do like the smell of burning rubber.
"mikelcs" I sent you a PM. So far this week, I've bought a new Heritage Front-end, front wheel, rear star hub, wheel & spokes, floor boards... I think that's all. My plan is for a "Bobber". I've spent the entire weeks spare time digging through thousands of parts on ebay, on the Panhead/Flathead Forum and cleaning the rust off anything that looks useable. I'm amazed with the quality of the steel the old parts are made from. Some of the nuts and bolts looked like trash but a bench grinder with a fine wire wheel makes them look New in a matter of seconds (and most with almost no pitting).Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...
08-22-2011, 10:06 AM #76
I'll bet about half way through they were saying to themselves "maybe this wasn't such a good ideer".
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04-27-2012, 09:20 PM #77
I'm baaaaaack! It's been a few months since I started the '57 build. I've spent more time on ebay and on Hydra-Glide Forum and Harley Tech Talk than here. I ended up building two bikes and I have about 75% of the second Pan a 1958. '57 and '58 were both banner years. Last rigid frame and first swing arm frame. After digging through expensive Pan parts I kept finding cheap TC and EVO stuff so I build a "Bobber" at the end of the '57 build.
I'll post a couple of pictures.
(I was missing the emblem mounts for the '57 they are on now.)Yes, I know I Shouldn't But I Just Can't Help Myself...
04-27-2012, 09:47 PM #78