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post #5321 of 5497 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 08:46 PM
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Put a new brake on the sidecar, also rebuilt the wheel hub, then I washed it and took it for a nice 160 mile lunch ride just to make sure it was ok. It was.
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post #5322 of 5497 (permalink) Old 07-14-2018, 07:07 AM
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Started them and pulled them out of the garage to make room for the Jeep.

Carburetor rebuild for the Jeep today....

A somewhat unique truck, '85 AMC Cherokee with a 2.8L V6. Most are 4.0L Fuel Injected straight 6. Just barely won't pass emissions this year, runs good but a little high on the HC and CO. If I can find carburetor jets, going to change main jet to 5-10% smaller to lean it out some. A little leaner than spec helps in high altitude. So does a 4 extra timing advance as proved by emissions re-test. Tailpipe has always been a little sooty. If I can't find jets (what cars have carburetors anymore?), I'll adjust the float a few tics on the low side.

Think I might have damaged the catalytic converter a little (got some dents on the bottom) on that really Gnarly 4WD trail leading from the South side of Georgetown Reservoir into the forest last year. It takes a REALLY bad road to bottom out a Cherokee, but this road did it a LOT! I really don't want to replace the converter. If the carburetor tweaks get it to pass emissions, it is eligible for "Collector Series" 5 year tags, and that will exempt it from any future emissions testing.

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no pictures, so it happen.......... , right!!!

unloaded the ole girl from the trailer she rode home on from NASR-11


my daughter Cynthia helped me with the straps, and when it was ready to back off the trailer, I said " why don't you take the bike to the house, and I will drive the car and trailer back home "


she was quick on the tongue, it rained last night,

and she said " You just don't want to get your pants wet "

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post #5324 of 5497 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 08:28 PM
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Brake pads alarm sensor.


It wasn't done today but...
I was wondering that my brake pads might wear out without notice and leave me stranded far away, so I made this simple mod to the system.
1 Took the pads in a drill press and drilled a 3/32 hole deep, parallel and as close as possible to the backing plate. They are 3 RH and 3 LH. Pic # P1001/02
2 Inserted an insulated wire and fixed it with a dab of epoxy. Pic # P1003
3 joined all the wires in parallel and ran them to the dash. Pic # P1004/05
4 set a light bulb (idiot light) hooked to an ignition switched +B, and used previous wire as ground B.
If any of the pads wear out beyond about 1/16 closer to the steel plate the disk will eat the insulation and the lamp will glow.
This is one of many things Ive done to Blue Angel, soon I will post some more.
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I just regrets the things I haven't done.



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post #5325 of 5497 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 11:02 AM
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Gave her a bath and took some pictures before I started any customizing. The first part is going to be a continuation of the blackout work the PO started, beginning with the front windshield trim and the intake below the headlight.
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Last evening, the temps dropped down to 81F so I pulled the Piaggio out of the RV's garage.


Cyndi got on the 250cc and I got the 1800 out and we rode around the county roads for a while.
she was a bit shaky at first, but it has been 25 years since she even rode a bicycle...


doing pretty good when we got home.


I have found that little 3 wheel scooter to be pretty darn nice, it will ride around our 6 acre grass yard easier then the bigger 1800.... sure footed and feels great.
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post #5327 of 5497 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 05:47 PM
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Brake pads alarm sensor.


It wasn't done today but...
I was wondering that my brake pads might wear out without notice and leave me stranded far away, so I made this simple mod to the system.
1 Took the pads in a drill press and drilled a 3/32 hole deep, parallel and as close as possible to the backing plate. They are 3 RH and 3 LH. Pic # P1001/02
2 Inserted an insulated wire and fixed it with a dab of epoxy. Pic # P1003
3 joined all the wires in parallel and ran them to the dash. Pic # P1004/05
4 set a light bulb (idiot light) hooked to an ignition switched +B, and used previous wire as ground B.
If any of the pads wear out beyond about 1/16 closer to the steel plate the disk will eat the insulation and the lamp will glow.
This is one of many things Ive done to Blue Angel, soon I will post some more.

Great idea, they used to do this on cars all the time. They shoved a wire in a hole filled with lead, when the pad would wear it hit the lead and ground out causing a light on the dash to light.
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Great idea, they used to do this on cars all the time. They shoved a wire in a hole filled with lead, when the pad would wear it hit the lead and ground out causing a light on the dash to light.
Woowww, so proud I was to have invented the Wheel; and there you came and shoot me down!!
Of course youre right about this; Im a totally DIY man, and just used what Ive seen on cars that decided to upgrade my bike, and by thinking that someone might like to follow the idea is the post.

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7/25/18: got the money from the credit union.
7/26/18: picked my 2004 beauty up and rode her home in a light refreshing rain. First bike I've been on since I sold my 1500 six years ago. What a way to get back in it huh ???
7/27/18: rode to work, couldn't wait to get off so I could ride some more.
Just put her up for the night. Guess I should wipe it down tomorrow if it's raining. Don't know how to rotate the picture lol

EDIT: lovely ride



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