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Dragstews
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Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Build, ride and blow-up a few bikes over the years....
Love the Harleys most of all, had many kinds, once I bought a new Harley back in 83.
Was a keeper... But another love popped up and trader her off for the keeper I have now...

Run a small shop in central Fl. Pretty much just do motor work, like doing stroke's and Big Bores... But do the run of the mill stuff to keep the rent paid...

More Old Guys

Post by Dragstews » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:20 pm

One more Old Guy here....

Like many on this forum, I've been into bikes as far back as I can remember...
Started out on a 52 Wizard, and from there it went on and on...

Kinda ironic that the first Harley that I bought is also a 52....
I'm still riding it, although over the years I have chopped it three times....

Looking forward to chatting with all about Bike builds, Motor Builds and what have you...

Thanks for having me aboard.....

...Jesse

Oh... Haven't gotten the hang of posting photos here yet... But for a look-see at the 52 and a few others.... Go here.... http://www.dragstews.com

Swamprabbit1
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SELF INTRODUCTION: I'm from Arkansas. Farm equipment mechanic. Love working on bikes with my 7yr old daughter. Single dad. Doing it all on my own. Good standing member over on the Honda rebel forum and TCU forum. My first chopper build was a Honda Rebel 250. Looking for a big brother to it. A Honda Rebel 450. I'm wanting to build a girder for the 250 and was told that this is the place to come for knowledge and help.

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Post by Swamprabbit1 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:46 pm

Sweet ride you have there.
Through the Gates of Hell for a Wounded Marine.
Devil Doc

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Customize IT
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SELF INTRODUCTION: I am a young punk kid that needs some help building himself a chopper!!

I am sorry I only have a hotmail account???

Tell me what I need to do I need help with my girder!!!

PLESE HELP????


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Location: Ohio, USA

Re: More Old Guys

Post by Customize IT » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:03 pm

Welcome!

right click on any pic.

press copy img location

come here and paste it in the text box by right clicking on text/message/reply box and pressing paste

then click the img button or type this around the pic. put pic code inside brackets with no spaces inbetwwen the brackets and pic code

Image

Image
MAKE IT YOURS!!!

Altenative Energy Motorcycle
The owner is driven by:
BEER, BOURBON, WEED, & WOMEN

RIDE HARD, RIDE FAST,RIDE LOUD

jbfrmca
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SELF INTRODUCTION: dan. my names john or jbfrmca on most boards . i was on the old board(not very much i'm afraid) been messing with bikes my whole life. still want to learn as much as i can while i can. thanks in advance. later john.

Re: More Old Guys

Post by jbfrmca » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:31 pm

drag really good to see you here.

Dragstews
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Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Build, ride and blow-up a few bikes over the years....
Love the Harleys most of all, had many kinds, once I bought a new Harley back in 83.
Was a keeper... But another love popped up and trader her off for the keeper I have now...

Run a small shop in central Fl. Pretty much just do motor work, like doing stroke's and Big Bores... But do the run of the mill stuff to keep the rent paid...

Re: More Old Guys

Post by Dragstews » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:13 pm

Thanks....

Oh, that bike with the Turbo isn't the 52...
It's not even a Panhead...That's a build I did from a S&S 96" Super Stock Evo motor with dummy Pan covers.
I called it "The 48 lookalike"

This is the 52.....

[URL=http://s279.photobucket.com/user/d ... .jpg[/img][/url]

[URL=http://s279.photobucket.com/user/d ... .jpg[/img][/url]

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Customize IT
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Posts: 992
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:54 am
SELF INTRODUCTION: I am a young punk kid that needs some help building himself a chopper!!

I am sorry I only have a hotmail account???

Tell me what I need to do I need help with my girder!!!

PLESE HELP????


[url=http://imgur.com/8saXkqN][img]http://i.imgur.com/8saXkqNl.jpg[/img][/url]








[url=http://imgur.com/pXJZqQ0][img]http://i.imgur.com/pXJZqQ0l.jpg[/img][/url]









[url=http://imgur.com/T3Q4Ev4][img]http://i.imgur.com/T3Q4Ev4l.jpg[/img][/url]









[url=http://imgur.com/fsXGYQw][img]http://i.imgur.com/fsXGYQwl.jpg[/img][/url]
Location: Ohio, USA

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Post by Customize IT » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:19 am

Killer work.

I will not lie I know less than nothing about harleys let alone old ones.

Not saying I do not want to chop one if I get the cash for a bike or a motor to wrap a frame around.

I like to learn new things.

I am a punk kid with a welder, grinder, too much time and never enough money.

I just get real cheap bikes and try to make something out them if I can get them to run.

Much Respect to you for the iron you have and can ride.

Maybe I can learn from you as I hope to trip across a knuckle, shovel, pan motor someday?
MAKE IT YOURS!!!

Altenative Energy Motorcycle
The owner is driven by:
BEER, BOURBON, WEED, & WOMEN

RIDE HARD, RIDE FAST,RIDE LOUD

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budoka
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SELF INTRODUCTION: I'm a Kentucky boy who's found himself transplanted into Japan. been into turning wrenches as long as i can remember. i love muscle cars, hotrod bikes, and the martial arts.

been a member of this board since back when it was a part of Chopperweb. been handling the tech side and sharing the admin duties for several years now.
Location: Yamanashi Shi, Japan
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Post by budoka » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:24 am

hey there, Jesse! good to see you over here. pull up a chair, pop open a cool beverage of your choice and let the talking about old bikes and such begin.

btw, that 52 of yours is a beautiful bike!

-dan
-experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
http://knuckleheadsummer.blogspot.com/

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2Loose
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Posts: 251
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:46 am
SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

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Post by 2Loose » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:04 pm

Hey Jesse (DragStews),
Welcome aboard, lookin' forward to chattin' w ya over here....
I'm usin' Firefox, and do pix this way....
Re the pix, if'n ya can find the url for the pic, usually sometin' like:
(http://www).gibbity_gabbity_1859632147.jpg
But without the parenthesis there at the front,
or some such, then just put the Image after it, and it will post the pix....

When I see a pic online somewhere I wanna use in a post here,
like maybe there's one on one of my own pages, and this is the page address;
http://www.wheelsmaui.com/content/54078 ... ect_2.html
that opens up the page,
then I right click on the pic itself,
and click on "view image"....
That brings up just the pic by itself, and in the browsers url box above has the address of
just that pic itself, for example:
http://www.wheelsmaui.com/UserFiles/Ima ... ug2014.JPG
That's the address of just the pic, which is what I need to get it to post cleanly here on my post....

So, putting that whole address for the pic between the "Image"
on one of these pages, sticks a clean image of that here on this page, like this:
Image
Some forums offer that service when posting , like this one does, when writing your post
just above the posting window is a whole bunch of various options for posting, and "img" is there among
them, but I just usually am in the habit of typing in the "img" instructions....

Right clicking, and pic viewing, on one of the pix on your website gave me this:
http://www.dragstews.com/pictures/Start ... gether.jpg
so sticking that between the img instructions does this:
Image
That's a beautiful motor you put together, by the way....
Gotta run, great to see you over here....
Willy
The faster I go, the behinder I get....
I never look over my shoulder, I know what's back there, and it scares the hell outta me !!

Jeff L
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SELF INTRODUCTION: Hey...I live in South Jersey (the Super Fund State) work as an Operating Engineer local825.Besides bikes I love to fish the surf.I have my current & seemingly endless project a BSA 750 Rocket3, a 72 Honda CB750,79 Kawasaki KZ1000, 48 Simplex, & a 62 Norton Atlas engine
Location: South Jersey

Re: More Old Guys

Post by Jeff L » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:55 pm

Welcome...Even though I haven't riden HD in Years, your Posts are always a good read.
Changing the shape of the Earth...1 bucket at a time...IUOE local 825 top of the food chain

gasketscraper
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Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:57 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Long time Member, but been out of touch for a while. Been building and riding since my early teens. I work in Alaska for half the year, reside in Seattle the other half. Turn wrenches, weld and fabricate for a living in the Commercial Marine Industry. Have 3 bikes under construction and several riders. Harleys, Nortons and an Indian scout. Enjoy the talent of the individuals on this site!

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Post by gasketscraper » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:28 pm

Jesse, glad to see you here! I know your knowledge and insights will be a big help to all the members here!

Dragstews
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Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Build, ride and blow-up a few bikes over the years....
Love the Harleys most of all, had many kinds, once I bought a new Harley back in 83.
Was a keeper... But another love popped up and trader her off for the keeper I have now...

Run a small shop in central Fl. Pretty much just do motor work, like doing stroke's and Big Bores... But do the run of the mill stuff to keep the rent paid...

Re: More Old Guys

Post by Dragstews » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:18 am

Much thanks again for the warm welcome here Guys, and the info for posting photos

Image

Dang... It works .. !!

Well..... Perhaps not... :sad:

I think I will need to use photobucket for posting photos.

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Yo, 2-Losse ....
That photo you posted is a 100 Power Plus motor from the Gilroy (Ake CMC) Boys Indian Chef ....

Image

Did some Hot-Rodding to it from the Get-Go... Bike had about 1200 miles on it since new..
It had a huge bore from the factory at 3-13/16 already...What I did was add a bit more stroke, taking it up to 109 cubes... J&E made me some pistons that move the pin up...
While I was inside it ... Also added some other goodies like a Lieneweber cam, Jims hydro-solid lifters, S&S roller rocker arms, reworked the heads, stuff like that....

Dang thing would pull second gear wheelies doing a power shift to second gear... until the stock clutch went... :shock: Installed a Pro-Clutch

I also stuck a name on that bike..... PT 109 ....

Last I heard the owner sold it to a Guy on the East Coast ... He was from Oregon ....
Got a call from the new owner awhile back wanting to know what all I did to the bike...
It was a long conversation... He said it's still running great, with over 40,000 miles showing on the clock...

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2Loose
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Posts: 251
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:46 am
SELF INTRODUCTION: Maui boy, farm systems mechanical engineer, sugar cane and pineapple, retired, chopped a '62 FL in '68, still have it, have five HD projects in the shop right now, three are panheads. Try to work on them every day, but often looking for or waiting for parts. Nothing stock going on here, all hot rod street oriental, and mostly old style.
Location: Maui

Re: More Old Guys

Post by 2Loose » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:30 pm

Dragstews wrote:........I think I will need to use photobucket for posting photos.......
Yeah, they gotta be on the 'net somewhere, so's that img instruction can go find 'em and then
show the pix here. That's why I like to use my own server space at wheelsmaui.com instead
of one of the commercial spaces like photobucket....
The faster I go, the behinder I get....
I never look over my shoulder, I know what's back there, and it scares the hell outta me !!

Dragstews
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Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:57 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: Build, ride and blow-up a few bikes over the years....
Love the Harleys most of all, had many kinds, once I bought a new Harley back in 83.
Was a keeper... But another love popped up and trader her off for the keeper I have now...

Run a small shop in central Fl. Pretty much just do motor work, like doing stroke's and Big Bores... But do the run of the mill stuff to keep the rent paid...

Re: More Old Guys

Post by Dragstews » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:30 pm

Willie.... Thanks Man..

Image

Found an easy way of posting from Google .....

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