Lou's Bobber Project

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loulizard
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:03 pm

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:13 pm

ImageThanks to all the members here for following the build, Prof & Bearcx most specially for their input. Also the people around me for assisting me supporting me and advising me where I might have gone wrong. That made it much easier, now for the fun part the riding, I will try to take & post pics in on the road section when I get her on the permit.
Lou

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by hereford » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:54 pm

Lou
thanks for sharing this build, I have been looking at it and you have given me heaps of ideas and your bike looks fantastic!!

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by Prof » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:55 pm

Very nice job. A spin over to SA might be a good break in run!!
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:23 am

Sadly prof can't make it to SA going to the Gold coast tomorrow for a week won't have time. By the way rear head was RS got a crack in it that opened at 200 degrees took a few days to trouble shoot the problem. Would run fine when cool, but on a warm day would only run on one cylinder, leave it cool for ten minutes then it would run OK. until it got hot again. Eliminated the points coil leads carb. when we bit the bullet and removed the head put it in oven and the insert was rattling. Cured the problem by fitting S&S heads. Runs smooth now done 6ookm. Dyno showed 80 ponies. at rear wheel with the old heads, so I reckon it's got a couple more now feels like it too.

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by Prof » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:56 am

Mechanical objects have some curly ones they can throw at us!

80 ponies is pretty good for a shovel.

Enjoy your time on the Gold Coast. My elder son manages the Bentley's Camera House at Robina. If you go there, his blue sporty chopper is usually parked in the carpark.
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by loulizard » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:01 pm

Ok Prof will try & drop by & give your son your best regards. Yes 80 is good for an old bike (had to raise the seat 2" too as acceleration tends to slide my butt of it) but remember the goodies I put into it. Does it even qualify as a HD shovelhead now? Mostly S&S and "Jim's custom" parts in the engine and aftermarket for the bulk of the rest. Faster to list the original HD parts on the bike>> Cases, crank, rockerboxes (although inside them is all custom too), gearbox albeit late 5 speed,oil pump again late high flow job. front forks & wheel & caliper, rear wheel, that's it rest is repro or custom or aftermarket. That's why Harleys are so good as projects no matter what era, you can build one complete from all repro, aftermarket and custom parts down to the smallest item and only an enthusiast can tell the difference, try that with an old Jap bike. Next run planned is the bikes on the hill chopper run from station pier in Melbourne Sunday Feb 7th. The day after we get back from Surfers,put that in for ("Walka" from VPW). Weather, tiredness & money permitting. Will post some pics after. If i do catch up with your son I will post a pic here of that too! Happy riding & keep on building.
Lou

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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by Bearcx » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:58 pm

Good find with the head, Lou. Man, that would have driven me round the bend.!!
Good luck on the trip up the coast, watch out for tourists in gold bikini's. :lol:
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Re: Lou's Bobber Project

Post by Prof » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:16 pm

Lou, Just found out Michael has taken holidays and won't be back til the 20th
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