Lakeshore when they did my '65 XLCH
4 5/8" flywheels.
RIP - Godspeed Iowa King Blackie
Big Noot came up with this innovative intake air-deflector deal a few years back. Instead of the air/fuel mixture running into a wall at the end of the intake . . . this will help smooth and increase air flow to the valves. We then tapped and threaded it, sealed it with high temp and bolted it in. It works in the fact that the bike had more bottom end, off throttle especially.
First, scotchbrite your tapers and check your centers,
Remember those words from your mentor . . .
Install your shafts and torque to specs,
He taught you well - you know your tech . . .
Check the pin, the key is new,
Oil your rollers - don't want them blue . . .
A coffee can will help you out,
Line up your wheels 'til there is no doubt . . .
In the stand - Ready to true,
You know this deal - It's up to you . . .
When you've squeezed and tapped,
And did your best . . .
You'll be rewarded - With the smoothest Panhead yet !
I've never been here before - but, it's one of many destinations I have to see someday. Like everything, I'm sure it's not as big-o-deal as it was back in the "day." I guess it's near an old mining town - and I'm sure there's plenty of curves to get there. It's every rider's dream to ride to California and spend some time . . .
The Yamaha twin above is Tony's Street Tracker built at Anchor Motorsickle. It's a trick lookin' race bike with mags and dual mikuni carbs, custom paint - and a hand-made seat (they make these custom tuck-n-roll seats) and they're kinda like a signature item of the shop.
Since I met Ricky at Dice(Church) and we did some dealin' & tradin' . . . I just had to check out his scene at Anchor Motorsickles he shares with partner Tony. Totally bad fucking ass chops that are functional (but not too functional) if you can dig it . . . Kick ass rides Ricky ! Great hanging with you and Tony - see ya soon. ( is that what I really look like ? )