Sunday, June 10, 2012

Oh Shit Another Hurdle

I have said it before and I will say it again these fucking motorcycles are here to test us. So after a few hundred miles on the 63 I decided to jump on the freeway for a mile or two and up to this point the bike has been running flawless. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and No 4th. WTF all that is going on is a grinding sound and that is all. FFFFUUUUCCCCKKKKK I hate these goddamn things. It shifted back into 3rd and off I go back to the shop. After a week of staring at it today was the day to rip it apart. After much looking around I found the culprit. The top hat roller on the dog ear was laying in the gook in the bottom of the drain pan I had out. So the shift fork could not push far enough to engage 4th all the way. Noot is sending me the parts and by next weekend I will be rolling again. All ends that ends well.


  1. Bummer man, at least you've aced the 'test' again. I don't know Noot but I'm startin to think the bloke's a bit of a motor god. The riding sucks at the minute, long weekend, solid rain, too old to worry about other idiots shit in weather like this, sittin at home staring at project shoveller, about to start in earnest, first time Harley build.

  2. Lets just say the learning curve is a MOTHER FUCKER. And Noot is one of the best dudes in any part of the world. It was hot as hell here today but the old Ironhead doesn't care. Did a big loop around the city and got my head all straight for the week ahead.

    1. Absolutely, but that's the real reward, don't ever shut yourself off to the old ejamakashun thing. Good luck with the coming week, cheers.