Monday, June 20, 2011

Motorstyrelsen party 2011

Argh - Monkeyballs....I didn't have time to take any pictures, so I stole most of these shot taken at our party from :-)

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Harley 1200 Flathead / Big Twin manual and parts list

I have some manuals in digital form on the 1200 Harley U...and other models covered in the same manual. Mail me if you're interested.  

The Jan Willem  Boon 2006 catalogue for '36-'47 Knuckles af 1200/1300 Flatheads from '37-'48


1940-1947 SERVICE MANUAL for Harley Davidson KNUCKLEHEAD & FLATHEAD.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

HD 1200 Flathead, 1948 U

Days owned: 10 
Break-downs: 14
Crashes: 1 
Kilometers done: 1.000
Kilometer without break-down: 600

Click here for manuals

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Missing! Fox lost at Jokers '11

Our crew member The Gravy Fox went missing at Jokers '11 this weekend.
If you see it me know!

Please repost.
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Monday, June 06, 2011

Early one morning...

...I got out of bed, and bought me a 1948 1200 Flathead. I picked it up in a van on Friday which meant a 12 hour stretch behind the wheel. What an amazingly great day :-) Stay tuned for more on this project.

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Castrol Goldwing

Honda Goldwing GL1000 '76.
Classic Touring turned Rally.
The Castrol Goldwing.

I bought the bike with practically no idea of what had been done to it earlier on, so it made sense to give it a pretty good overhaul before taking it out on the road: A change of timing belts and an total overhaul of the 4 carburetors was enough to get it safely started and confirm that the engine sounded just fine. A quick trip around Copenhagen also confirmed that there was indeed something like the 82 bhp still in the engine.

New enduro tires helped get rid of some of the Touring Mom&Pop look, as well as a new smaller custom seat (glassfiber shell) with new foam so it still has some comfort for the long hauls. The dash, wiring, fuses, starter-relay was all worn or shot - but it all came nicely back to life after have chased a few mice in the system or replacing the parts. The bike is mounted with 3 disc brakes which have all been overhauled as well so there's a pretty good chance of stopping the 295kg bike. 

A few facts from the 1976 Honda GL1000, Goldwing: 999.00 ccm (60.96 cubic inches). Four cylinder boxer, four-stroke. 82.00 HP (59.9 kW)) @ 7500 RPM. Top speed: 196.0 km/h (121.8 mph). Compression: 9.2:1. Bore x stroke: 72.0 x 61.4 mm (2.8 x 2.4 inches). Valves per cylinder: 2. Fuel control: OHC. Cooling system: Liquid. Gearbox: 5-speed. Transmission type, final drive: Shaft drive (cardan). Front tyre: 3.50-19. Rear tyre: 4.50-17. Front brakes: Dual disc. Rear brakes: Single disc. Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 295.0 kg (650.4 pounds). Fuel capacity: 19.00 litres (5.02 gallons)

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