First Ride

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First Ride

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Post by doug_heisel » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:37 pm

Well after a year alot of energy and a lot of money I finally got the 52 together and went for my first ride. Just up and down the alley. I just put 1 mile on her. god it felt great. She seems to have alot of gear whine and the tranny leaks so it will take some more time before any long trips but It felt good to have atleast a short ride :D
Also the oil light comes on at idle. but when the engine is reved a little the light goes out hmmm maybe need to look into that.



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Re: First Ride

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Post by Bigincher » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:41 pm

That's great, Doug! Any chance of photos of your '52? I have a '52 project in the works myself.
I've heard that aftermarket pressure sending units will do what you describe.

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Re: First Ride

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Post by doug_heisel » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:34 pm

Here it is the true love of my life :D
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I even learned a little leather working for my bike. the photos are not quite up to date the wiring is all tucked away. Under the seat on the right side i have a lever (stolen off a 3 wheeler) to retard the timing.

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Post by Bigincher » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:54 pm

Thanks for the pics, nice bike. Cool idea on the spark retard....

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Re: First Ride

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:24 pm

Any particular reason ya got the arm on the rear brake cross shaft pointin up? Unless ya got the arm on the primary side of the cross shaft pointin up too, yer pushin the the brake cam on the backing plate instead of pullin on it, I think. I could be wrong....bosheff

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Post by Panacea » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:21 am

Boshef, I bet it still works, as long as the lever moves one way or the other, the cam would still push the shoes apart. Mike

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Post by Bosheff » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:37 am

I understand that, I just wondered why?....bosheff

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Re: First Ride

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Post by steinauge » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:59 pm

If you push it the wrong way you dont have a single leading shoe brake, you have a single TRAILING shoe brake-really really doesnt stop! I remember in the 60s a common thing to see on choppers was the brake pedal that attached directly to the crosshaft-not a good plan.

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Re: First Ride

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:00 pm

Very sweet Doug. I like the way you fit that J-slot air cleaner up. I have an old center screw air cleaner cover with a ding in it. If you want it, it’s yours for the asking. I still owe you a favor for the one you did me this past spring. Enjoy riding that panhead before the weather closes in on us. -Steve

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Re: First Ride

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Post by doug_heisel » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:54 pm

Alright guys, I was wondering why I had no back brakes They worked when I pushed it in the garage but hit them to stop and nothing. Thanks Ohio I've been looking for a center screw air cleaner cover that would be great.

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Re: First Ride

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:09 pm

Your oil light is working perfectly. Don't give it a second thought unless it comes on while riding down the road or it stays on after a cold start up of the engine. Check your P.M.'s Doug.

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Re: First Ride

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Post by doug_heisel » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:13 pm

Does any one know wat my front fender is off of, or is it an old after market. I bought it off e-bay and the seller had no idea, just that it was old. when I got it the old lead paint was still on it and it was dinged up pretty bad it had holes for trim front and rear. and holes for a medalion or light but it doesn't look like any panhead fender I've ever seen.

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Re: First Ride

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:55 pm

It's an aftermarket piece....bosheff

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Re: First Ride

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Post by doug_heisel » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:31 pm

I really like it I was just wondering since even the seller didn't know what it was off of Thanks again. :D

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