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polkadot77 wrote:Where is the mid Ohio and what is it?
It is at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Mansfiels, OH. About 125 miles or so from us. It is arguably one of the largest vintage motorcycle events in the country. It has vintage road racing, dirt track, flat track, swap meet, demos, shows, blah, blah, blah. It is certainly worth while if you are interested in any type of classic motorcycling. I'm sure there are others on the forum that have been there. dancr
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I believe this is now the official NGW Ride thread for Mid-Ohio
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23640
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll put something on the calendar for second weekend in July. Ernie
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Hoosier Daddy wrote:I believe this is now the official NGW Ride thread for Mid-Ohio
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23640
Yeah. It looks like you would come at least close to us. Now, can I talk my wife into driving the truck down with all the stuff idee2
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Don't you have to arrive on a Motorcycle?
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Fred Camper wrote:Don't you have to arrive on a Motorcycle?
Yeah. That's the problem. I've always rode down and she met us, but this year I'm working down there so I'm not sure she is going. I have some other buddies that always drive down, so I could probably talk them into loading up their car(s) and I can run down on the bike :orange .
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The slow migration.

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With the gargage hovering around 20-25 F it takes a lot of motivation to get out there, so mostly I am pulling parts off and bring them in the house. Fortunately the better half is very tolerant crossy.gif . At this rate I'll have the whole bike in the spare bedroom by the 1st of February. anim-cheers1

The bike is pretty decent and cleaning up well. Lots of freckles on the chrome though.

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Told you I like pictures :shock:

The temps are going up to 40F by Sunday, so maybe I can get out and do some real work on the bike, but for now it is SOS pads in the kitchen sink.
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I know the amount of time it takes on each piece, but man it looks great when it all comes together. Keep it up!
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1977 Candy Sirus Blue Wing (gone but not forgotten!): Ernie's 77 Resto
1998 Yellow/Creme Valkyrie (sold): Valk Redo
1976 Sulfur Yellow Wing (sold): Melloyellow to live again
1976 LTD #1353 (sold): And away we go . . . . LTD style
1970 CT90 (sold): Had too much time on my hands so . . .
1/4 of 1975 Wing #898 (Sold): Team 898 - raised from the ashes
70ish Benelli Dynamo Scrambler (sold): Erector Set/Treasure Hunt aka Benelli Dynamo
1/6 of 1976 LTD #993 (Sold): LTD 993 . . . and so it begins
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I had some time this afternoon and the weather was hovering just above freezing, so it was bath time for the GL :mrgreen:

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And after a 3 hour bath, laying on the concrete:

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Still some work to do, but at least the back half of the motor and frame are clean. Now I can start reassembling the gas tank and carbs.

I also ordered new timing belts today and got new oil and oil filters for the flush. Timing belts belts should be here mid week and I would like to get her started next weekend or early the following week. dancr
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Hoosier Daddy wrote:I believe this is now the official NGW Ride thread for Mid-Ohio
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23640
Actually, the "official" thread is this one by Whiskerfish. My thread is for the long, slow trip getting there.
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A little more cleaning and a sudo brake job.

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After reading the threads on putting a bike back in service after a long layup and the timing belt How-To I thought I'd try to keep moving in that direction. I ordered the timing belts yesterday (Goodyear 40274 $40.00 for both instead of the nearly $140.00 from Honda ... Thanks Randakk's) but they won't be here for a few days, so I ended up draining the oil and replacing the oil filter. Got a liitle more cleaning done on the front of the motor too. :)

Then I thought I'd get the brakes sorted out. All 3 calipers are sticking, but there is relatively clean fluid in both mastercylinders. That is unusual for me since most of the bikes that I have delt with have been sitting for 20 years or so and are solid crystals by the time I get them. :-? I have become accustom to getting lucky with this bike, so I was a little disappointed when I pulled the rear caliper apart.

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I think that is why it was sticking :orange . I was still optimistic that a good cleaning would straighten things right up. I'm a glass is 1/2 full kinda guy. Then I got the pistons out. crying1

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It is hard to see, but there are significan pits on the sealing surface about 0.220" down from the edge. I checked on new pistons, but they are going to run around $80.00 a piece. :shock: So between those and new dust covers I would be around $200 into the rear caliper before pads and I an just way too cheap to do that. So I started measuring the piston and where the seal sets in the caliper bore. With the pistons fully seated the worst of the pits will sit about 1/2 way on the seal. Once the piston is pushed out a bit all of he pits should clear the seal and it SHOULD be good. The diameters are in accordance with the service manual so here we go...

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I just reassembled all the parts as is. We'll see if it leaks for now. If it is leak tight I'll put the new pads on and call it good. If not ... it is off to find another caliper...
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Good progress ... calipers are one of the fun items. How are your MC's doing?
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Do a local search here we have our own source for pistons. He is a member out of Germany and does these on the side. Excellent product a lot more reasonable than OEM.

Found it look here: http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic. ... ons+source
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SOS, If you decide you need to replace those caliper pistons, there's a member of NGW who sells stainless steel pistons.http://www.proebstl.net/pistons.html

Just let him know you're a member here, and you'll get a pretty good discount, too!

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Excellent! Thank you. I added that to my favorites list. The prices are very reasonable and stainless would be nice. I'm going to see how mine are (although I just pulled the front calipers apart and 1 is bad) and go from there, but I will definitely be ordering some in the future.

I've learned a lot in the short time I've been visiting you guys. Thanks!!!
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