Looks like Excelsior had three versions of this slogan. Still contemplating the cannonball team name.
Some shots Frank took on the big 10 mile ride!
Getting the overspill of gas wiped up:
Gas and Oil valves on:
Getting all set!
OK…..READY to roll!
WOW!!! All systems go:
Having a look after 5 miles:
With my Logistics Crew Manager, Dennis.
After that 10 miles of extreme (hahaha) riding this past weekend, had to drain the crankcase oil to measure how much came out. This will determine how the oil petcock was set. Started out with two ounces and now have 3.5 ounces. I’d say I had it set too heavy. So will dial back a bit for next run.
PS – I CAN’T WAIT TO RIDE THIS MACHINE AGAIN!
Well today was indeed monumental! Dennis and I took the bike to the Brewer Stadium for some testing in the parking lot. I wanted to be able to concentrate on the bike and not worry about traffic.
This day was one year, nine months, and 16 days since I brought the bike home.
Had a great day!! Here’s some examples:
A few tweaks will need to be made. Have a base gasket leak. But overall a GREAT step in this project!
Here’s a reminder what I started with:
More work continued on my ignition. First was to find a thinner point contact. Took apart a shovelhead set and was able to install on one of the original “hooked” springs.
Looks like finally time to get some miles on!
Tonight was spent working on ignition components. Replaced one contact on the point spring steel plate. Here’s the old contact.
I completed installing the oil vent line from the rear of the crankcase into the frame. In this line oil fumes and excess oil is routed through this line and rather than dump on the ground, is routed into the frame. This oil then creeps down into the pedal crank area. This will help keeping the pedal crank bearings lubed.
So now the oil line is done and muffler/exhaust installed. One step closer to be done!