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No Clue What I'm Doing.....

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Post by Pete808 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:54 pm

Alright so the other day I got a bug up my @$$ about a TROG bike or whatever you call it. So I made poor life decisions and bought a bunch of stuff with money I don't have and now I'm starting to wonder what the hell I'm doing. I got a frame from New York and a great deal on a transmission and a cheap beat up motor missing the rear head. I got some #6 heads the other day though. Luckily for me I finally got a house this week that has a garage, for those of you unfamiliar with Hawaii, a garage is a big deal. So far all I have done is degrease the transmission and take a look at it and started taking the motor apart for cleaning and inspection. I don't know what I am doing so I am learning as I go just like I did when I ripped the Panhead apart. I think the one valve might be stuck or bent. I will address that soon. Here are some pics of the current progress. This week I hope to trailer my other projects over to my place so I can finally get my 47EL up and running as well.
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Re: No Clue What I'm Doing.....

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Post by 58flh » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:36 pm

808---Get a factory manual & READ the K-BASE!/Youll do just fine---Respectfully---Richie

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Re: No Clue What I'm Doing.....

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Post by daveshovel » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:07 pm

Hahaha i doing the same thing! I have found a pan with weird stuff on it!

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Re: No Clue What I'm Doing.....

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:57 pm

Kewl, stay humble. gate the manual, and make contact with Wendy at Flatland motorcycle, she can hook you up on the myriad of parts that puppies going to need. I always try to finish one before I start another, keeps me focused. But I applaud your energy. Stay down wood.

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Re: No Clue What I'm Doing.....

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Post by Whiteknuckle » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:11 pm

So when you reference a "TROG" bike to you mean you intend to race it at TROG or are you just building a stripped down 45?

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Re: No Clue What I'm Doing.....

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Post by Pete808 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:27 pm

Whiteknuckle wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:11 pm
So when you reference a "TROG" bike to you mean you intend to race it at TROG or are you just building a stripped down 45?
Just that stripped down style. The plan was to do some motor work too but I have since sold the project. Unfortunately I live on an island that has no such races so there was really no point to the build.

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