Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 10:35 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 3:28 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 7:06 AM
Thursday, August 4, 2016
I was liking this until I came back out and found the bad, a little puddle of oil on the ground under the primary chain case cover. Got home and thought I located the the source of the leak and began to form a plan to take care of it. Instead, the next morning, I went to Wickenburg for breakfast. Sitting in the restaurant I kept looking at Petunia and began to see two puddles of oil forming under her. So, I aborted my plan and headed home. On the return ride home I decided I’m going to have to lean Petunia further from the pigpen because she pulls slightly to the right, but I was anticipating some adjustments anyway.
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 10:40 AM
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 9:53 AM
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Update; These new tires have a really stiff sidewall and I have pinched, ruined, both of the tubes I bought. I will hit up my local indy shop to see if they can mount the thing for me.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The tire, fender, new drive belt, and most all brackets and accessories are back where they belong. I have clearance in all critical areas, the tire doesn't rub, and it was time to start the electrical issues I decided I needed to create.
Step one was a new voltage regulator. For some reason this was an issue I wasn't looking forward to. Tearing into the motor and transmission I didn't hesitate, but the regulator caused me to pause for some reason. I did have to disconnect the oil cooler, but other than that it was an hour project that went without a hitch.
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 12:09 PM
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Spent some quality time in the garage today. Everything I did the last couple of weeks had to be undone to get to the next steps that need to be done. Had to remove the rear sidecar mount and right exhaust to get the swing arm bracket off.
Next was to remove the tire. I let all the air out and installed the Dyna Beads to balance it. This is my first time using them and it was an easy process. Next was to drive out the swingarm pivot shaft. I had sprayed it a few weeks ago with penetrating oil and it just slipped out nice and easy. Unbolted the shocks and the swingarm practically fell out.
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 5:48 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Circumstances keep conspiring to kick my ass and I have to admit not being able to ride is wearing me out. But, I need to give myself a good, strong kick in that ass and plug ahead.
I have made a bit of progress on the Petunia front. The tire is mounted and it fits under the stock fender with just minor modification. I did use a tube and was successful on the first attempt without poking a hole in it.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Got up early and with nothing else to do I tried to inflate the car tire on Petunia's new rim with my little pancake compressor. And it worked like a champ!
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 7:03 AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The starting fluid fire trick didn't work! It started a fire, but not enough air to set the bead. I'll post a video later.
Went to three tire shops and none would touch it because of liability. So, I ordered a bead seater that operates on 100 psi and the beads are so close together that didn't work either.
Posted by Arizona Harley Dude at 3:47 PM