Well, I did the screaming eagle cam plate upgrade. New inner cam bearings, adjustable pushrods, hydraulic tensioners, high flow oil pump. Put on an oil pressure gauge, to make sure the plate did what its supposed to. Also fixed a broken exhaust bracket i discovered taking the front pipe off. Wondered what that noise was......Ok, if you have to.................LOL
If you do then I will ..
but a lot of folks here will get all pissy and think we are bragging.
However, i think it is a "RITE" to riding these things for so long?
For sure a 100 hp on tap makes touring a LOT more fun and no mountain pass slows ya dwn !
Passing a 1/2 mile of cars in a snap is makes one feel sort of good too?
SADF. And they were something less than Air Mobile. A lot less. They didn't even look very hard for downed aircraft north of the strip. Later when I went back as a DoD contractor there was usually an air ride in, but getting out often involved making the trek back south to a real airport.OH......The brand of the helicopter is not even used by our military ..(AFAIK)
Hay but if you spend time in helicopters in the "zone"s you will get shot dwn .
But, unless it is a missile,RPG or something big, the small cal stuff usually just us a makes a forced landing..sometimes not in too friendly of places BTDT.
We all prolly got shot dwn in Nam as a matter of course.
I usually ran the rescue missions, the Name of the ship explains it .
"Mystical Wrench "
The Hot LZ insertions were always of course the worse.
I work hard trying to forget that stupidity.Therm, troqed & other vets. You guys aught to start a thread on service stories your willing to share. There's an incredible amount of respect and fascination from folks like myself who'd love to hear anything you'd share. A hundred years from now people will be reading things you've archived here. My neighbor was a Nam vet. My uncle went on the honor flight with him... at the monument in D.C. people were thanking him for his service.. he told my uncle "that's the first time anyone ever thanked me..." HUGE THANKS to all our vets!!
There is a portable wall that is trucked around the country. It was at the county seat for a week. Terrible experience watching elderly people kneeling and crying. I found my best friends name I cried too. My brother was in the Army and a couple friends in the Navy. It was a happy day when they came home to stay. My draft number was 14, but they wouldn't take me, because I had braces on my teeth for more than 2 years. So sorry you guys weren't treated right when you came home. I traveled with a different crowd and were happy to see our loved ones come home.Anybody who was alive during the Viet Nam War should try to visit the Memorial in Washington DC.
One of worse things I did. I hate that fat cat. I got holes in jeans and scars on my calve. My model sweeps up high.Switched from V&H 2-2 pipe to D&D fatcat 2-1 really helped get the power out of my 95" zippers muscle kit
My Father said to go dwn to the American Legion and join up as it will help get me a job. Well...not so much as the Legion did not let us join cause the war was a conflict and not allowable under bylaws or some shet.!!
I saw travelling wall in 1999. What was errie was the people who came to see. One old woman, give me shivers. Mother?Anybody who was alive during the Viet Nam War should try to visit the Memorial in Washington DC.
I like to think we have. I believe we regret it now. We as in the country, I was to young. What changed between then and now with the media? They are more liberal now. I wouldn't say they support the military. But I think people are supportive of troopslearned to treat the soldiers better?
Centered the rear wheel so I could sleep at night.
from the threadThat's some lofty goals you have there.
Are you still going to do this now that the 18" mod is off?
I can't seem to follow all you are saying but I see something about it being .200" off center.
That's what I moved mine, to the right, by.
Not sure if you have the same set-up as my '90 but it was necessary to hog out (.200") the brake caliper mounting bracket where it sits against the inside of the swingarm. Cut down the rt. side spacer by .200".
Machine new left side spacer .200" longer.
My left side spacer set-up is 2 pc. I only lengthened the longer one.
Do not mix up which one goes where (don't ask me how I know).
Add .200" pulley spacer.
If you are trying to figure out exactly how much to move it to have it exactly centered, I am of no help. Mine looked wrong and now it looks right. So now I can live with it.
Edit: OK, I read your post again and I think everything you say is right but you omitted cutting down the rt. side spacer.
I found a machinist to mill my caliper mounting bracket and make new longer left side spacer. He said it was tricky to get the bracket clamped down properly for milling.
Best modification I did to my 74 Superglide was divorce my wife!!Not about power-,
But about usability, comfort, and ergonomics.
1, - Installing the street glide tin on my Evo gives me more storage inside the fairing, rain gear stays there.
2, -, -The Fatboy pegs have made it really Ez to drop the exhaust and cam cover when necessary.
3,-, -Movin the mounting points to outside the frame along with the rear master cylinder has made this a better fixable platform to work on.
4,-- the rebuilt swing are along with a stabilizing link has made this just the most stable tracking unit I have ever ridden,
even better than my Honda Goldwing!
What have you done?
I might want to steal more ideas....LOL.