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CHOMPER FOR SALE

Built it last winter. Painted it about 2 months ago. Rode is 2500 miles across Oregon, California, Washington and the rest of the pacific north west. Now it’s for sale. I can’t keep em all and I have some other things I’d like to do next so have a look and contact me if you’re interested.

1980 Harley Shovelhead with a 96″ stroker motor. Motor was built last year complete with balance sheet and receipts for proof. Harley cases and heads but the wheels are T&O and the pistons/rods are S&S. Brand new Joe Hunt magneto. Super E carb. It’s in a 70’s swingarm frame with a 39mm front end and disc brake. The bike is a monster and it’s titled in my name. If you want a harley that can run all day and will hang in there for years, this is the one.

Bike is located in Minnesota. Ride it home. I’m asking $6800 or I’d trade for a very very complete Panhead project. Many thanks –

 

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Peoples Champ – Generator Magneto

I always wanted to make a gen mounted magneto. Never for a fancy “show motor”… just for fun.
I made a cone mounted magneto a few months earlier which really gave me an understanding of some of the basics. I noticed that everyone this year was getting really turned on to the Wico design but when I researched it myself I realized 2 things that I WAS NOT down with. First, you need to alter the inside of the case byP= machining the idler gear boss casting and ultimately removing it. This edit to the case is just silly and shortsighted. Second, the price tag for the kit is $2k!!! I’m a normal person with a normal job who makes regular pay with 2 kids and a wife at home. $2k just ain’t happening. The other option is the Morris H5 which is super rad but again, at $1600, unfortunately I’ll have to pass.

I looked at the inside of my case and the gears and I looked at how the old Harley XR magnetos operated. They were gear driven. Well wouldn’t you know… the Morris design is gear driven too! I bought a shitty FM-XD mag from ebay and butted it up to the gen hole. Surprise, it’s a very close fit! Not perfect but close. More important, the FMXD has an impulse winding just like the H5.

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After reviewing the case, the mag and the gears I had a good overview of the project.
1. A collar is required to mount the mag to the case.
2. The magneto needs to spin in reverse.
3. The impulse winding needs to be reversed.
4. A gear set is needed to adapt the idler gear to the magneto.
5. The magneto must spin at exact 1:1 ration with the cam.
6. A fresh FM-XD magneto must be converted to a dual fire coil.

 

More to come on this in my next blog post.

Peoples Champ – Introduction

So I guess a blog isn’t totally dead cause here I am!

Charlie and I are taking part in the Peoples Champ competition this year and we’re really stepping up a lot of what we’ve done in the past. We’re both pushing our skill levels cause lets face it, we’re fucking amateurs! We’re dividing the project between motor and frame and then collaborating on everything else. Dorius is creating a Bullneck, wishbone narrow swingarm frame. And I’m building a gen/alt pan shovel with dual carbs and a generator mounted magneto. Here’s a pic of the first mock up after a round of dress up last night. I’m going to post more pics on how I’m making my own generator mounted magneto and Dorius will be slowly unveiling more of the frame details, tins, stance, etc. Give myself (@speed_club) and Dorius (@charliedorius) a follow. Thanks!

 

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MOTORBOAT IS PARTY!

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Went off a couple weekends back. Met some new friends and lost track of and re-found some old ones! Slepts behind a bar and then slept in an abandoned bar the next night. Drank a bunch of club guys beers while their backs were turned. Bike ran great until the ignition fried on the way home. Managed to meet a guy who gave me a complete points ignition. I tossed it in and timed it in a parking lot and we were back on our way limping the rest of the way home.

So good to squeeze in one last sun burn for the summer. Now it’s back down into the 60’s here so pretty soon we’ll have to hit some country roads and watch the leaves turn.

 

 

In other news:

Super Shifters are back in Stock!

Midesota’s are coming back from chrome today so I’ll updated the shopping cart within the next 24 hours.

 

 

WILD RIDE 3

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This year was the best yet. We’re pretty lucky in MN to have a solid group of guys who are down to ride blindly across the midwest. There’s no golden ticket at the end of the rainbow here. No free Knuckleheads will ever be given away. No “sponsors” will be setting up booths. There are no tickets sold out. There is NO chance at instagram infamy at any time.

The revolution will not be televised.