Seeing as how it’s been over a year since I posted anything, I’ll be starting a new feature here: “Currently torturing Joel with…” in which I will catalog the music I inflict on Joel while in the shop. First up: Zoroaster’s brilliant Voice of Saturn album. I’ve had this on endless repeat for the last [...]
So, I’ve been hard at work trying to get things back together. There are a million and one little projects that I’d still like to do, but I realized that if I want to ride this thing at all this summer (let alone get it to the Smokeout), I need to wrap things up. To that end, it’s probably going to stay in bare metal this summer, and I’ll try not to rip anything apart that I can’t put back together in a few days time.
So, friday much liquid apple pie was consumed from a mason jar. Saturday I walked all over Latimore and nursed a hangover. Sunday, I drove across the state to hang out under I-95.
Not much to say about this one. I remember having fun Friday night, then dealing with the worst hangover in human history on Saturday.
So I’ve been making some steady progress on the bike. Since the last installment, thanks to the fine folks on the ironhead forum at xlforum.net, I figured out the running issue I was having with the S&S Super E. Basically, just boiled down to some clogged up passages in the carb.
Now, while I was chasing down info on the issue and doing some troubleshooting, I had to remove the tank. While I was staring at the bike without the tank, I started thinking that I should pull the back fender. Of course, to do that, I had to pull the seat. Do you see where this is going? Right, the bike is in a million pieces.
Got a call today from the bike shop to tell me that my helmet finally came in. So I stopped by on my way home from work and picked it up. I also couldn’t help noticing that the weather was beautiful, so I figured when I got home I would play around with the ironhead.
Things are really moving along now. If we can keep throwing 12 hour saturdays at this thing, we should easily have it rolling again in the spring of 2035.
Metal was melted, and there was much rejoicing…