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Offline connie_rider

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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2019, 07:10:32 am »
It's a shame about the loud, but great news about the start!

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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2019, 08:26:18 am »
Its not big problem. I have already started the fix.  I had the same problem on one of my magna's where the previous owner removed the baffles. It was too loud to ride in my neighborhood.
 
just takes a couple hours and $25 .
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019, 11:49:29 am »
It is still sitting where i left it. Its too cold to get anything done so I spent a week in George Town Grand Cayman.  ;D

Maybe it because all the plastics are gone but it seem to be sitting lower than my other Connie.  I'll have to measure  to be sure.

I was walking through the garage and had a thought ...I wonder if it will start? Well certainly not without carbs. But I had a can of starter fluid. So I gave it a couple squirts and hit the starter switch.  No  hesitation. It roared to life and man it is loud. There is no baffles at all in the pipes.  Fixing that will be the first thing I will do to it. I can't stand it the way is is now. It is deafening.

Dude....don't you know loud pipes save lives?  :D

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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2019, 11:19:22 am »
Loud pipes save lives...and also get your reported to the HomeOwners Association.

My neighbor next door said it's not that big a deal just drive faster than the speed of sound and no one will know it's you.
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2019, 11:45:45 am »
that's why I moved out of an HOA and will NEVER live in another one.  I keep my boat parked in the driveway and my motorcycle trailer on the side of the house.  :)

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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2019, 03:14:40 pm »
There's a guy with a Mustang that has louder pipes than my Indian.  Leaves home every morning at 630am.  No need to set an alarm.
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2019, 03:33:16 pm »
BTW and off topic... has anyone dealt with making an injected molded part? (another project i got roped into).
I have a prototype part about the size of a bic lighter.  I need to make about a thousand of them.  (cheap)
I don't know where to start.
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2019, 05:10:12 pm »
can you print them?
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2019, 05:17:59 pm »
That's how I made the prototypes.

But they take a couple hours and they are not that great of quality. printed parts always have that rough texture. 
I need a thousand of them so printing is not feasible. 

Anyone? send me a PM.
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2019, 06:45:25 pm »
I just got back form a long vacation in China.
The trike kit I had my eye on craigslist has been sold. I didn't want to pay $1800 for it and was waiting for a price reduction.  Oh well there will be others.

Meanwhile I am going to annoy some people here and start modifying my Cafe-Racer/bobber ( I don't know what to call it yet) )   to EFI.

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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2019, 08:35:04 pm »


Meanwhile I am going to annoy some people here and start modifying my Cafe-Racer/bobber ( I don't know what to call it yet) )   to EFI.  8)
Go ahead and annoy away.  ;) ;) :stirpot:
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2019, 01:21:13 pm »
Awfully quiet here lately.
Anything new?

I spent the summer with west Nile virus and vertigo. Felling good enough the last few day do some work on my Rat-Rod.  It has set there all summer leaking oil out the timing cover.  pulled the cover and cleaned off the old gunk and replaced it. The leak stopped.

Got a new battery, changed the oil and filter and started wondering what to do with it? I had started an EFI conversion before I got sick but now it is time to finish it or go back to stock.

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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2019, 06:52:30 am »
Hopefully your feeling better..
I haven't been monitoring your progress on the C-10 EFI.
Any progress??

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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2019, 08:28:00 pm »
Hey Ted, thanks for the concern and the interest.

They say the some people have zero symptoms from west Nile virus but for me I have been down for a couple of months. I still have vertigo but it is not as bad now. I stood on a chair to change a light bulb and my wife had to stand beside me to steady me so I didn't fall. Never felt like this before but it is getting inch-wise better every day.

I got a package from China today and now my Rat-Rod has a new headlight and turn signals.  It make a big difference in the looks.

 Also I got some stock mufflers for it and tossed the cherry-bombs.

Almost forgot I drill through the frame and what is left of the seat and managed to get it firmly attached to the bike.  I know the suspension  has been altered because I can stand on the balls of my feet and hold the bike level. I am not able to do that on my other Connie.

I need to make new harnesses for the lamps, signals and oh, just realized there is no horn or speedo or tach.. Whoever started this butchered the harnesses.

If all goes well and with good luck an weather, I'm thinking  another two weeks work and I may have a running bike.   

The title is from out of state so I need to get all the lamps, and signals, and horn, brakes etc.. working because before the let me tag and title it  I must take it to the Sheriffs  office for an inspection and VIN verification.
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Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2019, 09:59:55 pm »
Why is there a buckle on the air box?