Friday, April 19

8 cams of fury!

dragrace sporties are always sweet..
but drag race sporties with 2 ironhead motors..
well.. they are the bomb!

Saturday, April 6

"X" marks the spot.

"American eXpress" strange bike, but i love the effort and details!

found it on the interwebs.
if you know more about the bike shoot me a message.

Thursday, April 4

spice it up!

just to spice things up, and apologize for my long time not posting:

 (there's a sportster somewhere in the picture)

and my keyhanger:

Monday, April 1

Easter riding.

Although temperatures were just above freezing and it still looks like autumn over Here, it was time for my traditional Easter ride.
Since there.s still salt on the roads daddy cool stays in the garage, and toxic is still in building phase not to mention the XSs who are both still untouched it was time to take the XJ for another ride.

(and it was a nice possibility to try out the new mobile blogger app) 

oh yeah! you might notice the white tank, well.. the old black one has rotten away.
i tried to braze it, but the more paint i removed the more rotten parts appeared.

so i took the easy way out and got me another fuelltank and keep this one for later chopping action.

fricking Honda V4's!

i should have kept my word, in October 2011 i said never to touch a V4 honda engine again, but i forgot all about it when my neighbor asked me to fix his SuperMagna.
it ran like shit, wouldn't hardly start and some one had looked at it and couldn't find a problem..
"ah well" i thought, let's be a good neighbor and help him out..
so once in his shed i saw a magna with lot's of stuff taken of it.
i cleaned the carbs, replaced a broken fueltransfer tube and started the big fight with the V configuration carbs.

but behold, the Magna is a cali import, so it has all the environmental hoses and BS on it.
and there were a lot of hoses. so first i tried to discover what should go where and once i thought i had it allright i started the fight to place the carbs. after a few hours fighting them i thought it would be more easy to use ratchet bands (those to tie down your bike or other heavy stuff to a trailer) and a crowbar.
brute and blunt force was the answer! within 10 minutes the carbs were placed! woot!

crab! the hose sticking out in to the air is the main fuel line. and i couldn't find a place to stick it on the carbs..
off with the whole shabang and start my search again.. damn cali rules! i used the wrong hose on the wrong plug. as soon as i found the culprit it was time to put the carbs back with the aid of my blunt force tools!
and replace all those hoses and crap again..

once it was all in place i rebuild all the missing stuff on the bike rolled it outside and started it.
BAM! it fired right up! woehoe!
fun was of a short time.. as i opened up the throttle there didn't happen much, the engine reved up to 2000RPM and that's it.. at wot??
damn, i told you i hated this kind of engines! so my guess is i fucked up a vacuum direction in the california environmental bullshit and the slides in the carbs can't get a descent vacuum to lift..
or the timing advance is all wrong. 
fuck it! next week i'll tear all that hoses from that bike and see what happens! 
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