Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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She is looking good for sure. Great progress. Might look at valve clearance if you still have that side to side issue.
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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Fred Camper wrote: Sat Dec 09, 2023 6:56 pm She is looking good for sure. Great progress. Might look at valve clearance if you still have that side to side issue.
The next day I get in the garage, I will go through valve lash. Thanks. I assume carbs should be re synced after that?
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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do not forget to lash those valves.... (desperately trying to make a joke)
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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Mostly all together. I have a couple loose ends and details to attend to. Still get a little popping at idle and decel. Wondering if the straight through HD mufflers, and lack of cross over could be related.
Even with the flat seat and low bars, it's actually a comfortable ride
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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Looks Great!
Did the same handlebars and other cosmetics. Changed the exhaust and also now have the popping at deceleration and Idle after warm. Let us know how it goes. ( I also have to do a carb sync)
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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Nice work!
FWIW, I had the same exhaust setup on my '76, no crossover, etc and had no issues. These engines are fairly immune to changes opening up the exhaust. My 2 cents...
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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I have Ducati exhaust on my78, no cross over, no issues
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CYBORG wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:35 am I have Ducati exhaust on my78, no cross over, no issues
I recall that bike and it sounded great.
I've gone back through carburetors. Verified valve lash. Reaffirmed carburator synchronization and timing.
It does have new points/condenser as well.
I did notice a tiny spark in the points but very minimal. I am considering trying another condenser.
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Condensor are cheap. Worth a try. My 78 is still going strong, even with half a million miles on it, but is currently going thru a "freshening up". Mostly cosmedic.
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CYBORG wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:12 am Condensor are cheap. Worth a try. My 78 is still going strong, even with half a million miles on it, but is currently going thru a "freshening up". Mostly cosmetic
Excited to see that! Work has had me your way more this year. I will have to hit you up next ti.e I am up there and see if you are available.
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Anytime. You are always welcome. My shop is small...but cramed with some intereting stuff. Holland isn't that far from me. My main exit south takes me thru Holland a lot. On 31 ofcourse. Got the gilmore show coming up soon. You planning on going?
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Not sure I will make Gilmore this year.
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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Congratulations on winning the May Bike of the Month. Great build with the "Parts Bike".
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Congrats on BOTM! Great accomplishment!
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Re: Big Red, the "Parts Bike"

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Congrats on BOTM!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.
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