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Denis

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Reason for being AWOL...
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:05:05 AM »
...because I've been working on my damn Indian! Finished it, finally! I have about 1000 miles on it now, though I'm still working out bugs.
This is a great motorcycle and really, because I built it from a pile it is, and always will be, a great source of pride!
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 09:34:49 AM »
Congrats and great job.

There's a dude out my way who imports and rebuilds WWII era BMW bikes (with the sidecar and machine gun mount... just no gun... nor any Nazi regelia) and they look so dang cool in a similar way to your Indian.  The main difference being the BMW boxer engine vs the more common V.
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 09:56:48 AM »
Thanks! I can't begin to tell you how much went into it. Completely new learning curve was involved here, in no small part due to how differently things were done back then.

I've seen a few of those BMWs and the similar Zundapp KS750s. I'd love to have one of the 2wd sidecar outfits but they've gotten really expensive over the past 10-15 years!
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 11:01:07 AM »
That's so cool!

A buddy of mine collects WWII-era bicycles.

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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 12:16:26 PM »
Wow Denis!
We need closeups

Denis

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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 12:44:37 PM »
Here's another for you.
I'll  post a few more but the 320 kb size handicaps me.
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 12:48:40 PM »
Close up.
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 12:49:56 PM »
Engine...
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 12:52:21 PM »
What happens when a brass spark plug nut falls into the rear spark plug hole. It's all gotta come apart. You can see it sitting under the rear exhaust valve.
When I was putting it back together, two of the head bolt holes stripped and I had to take it right back apart. :/
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2017, 01:05:58 PM »
Whoa i bet you know it inside out now. Nice job!
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 01:22:37 PM »
Thanks, I think you are right! And depending on the day probably more than I ever wanted to know!
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 03:13:51 AM »
That's impressive Denis.  :toast:

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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 05:42:53 AM »
Thanks, Rob!
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 08:20:27 AM »
The madness that is obsession... rife round here... :mrgreen:
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Re: Reason for being AWOL...
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2017, 09:09:25 AM »
Well that's a pretty great reason to be AWOL! I don't know Jack about bikes, but I know cool when I see it. Have fun!