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A Sailors Story 2

So lets get on pt 2 of A Sailors Story:

1987 with the resurrection of my motorcycle. But I had a ways to go yet and a lot of stuff to buy. I had a full time job so all my spare when into getting thing on the road. Here are of the things that were on within our country at the time. As you can I used to like MTV.

Too bad it to …!

I was so anxious to get this back on the road. It was going to be different than what it was No more “electric start” I was out the cast primary and putting on an old primary cover like all the old had.

This was a kooler cover and ironically looks to what our current Big Dogs with the DSSC Baker

Here is a pic of the two different primaries. The HD heavy aluminum primary and outer on the left and the simple tin primary on the right:

I was now going to to kick start that every time I got on it. Oh boy, if I then what I know now I never have done it. But life and looking back its kool watching someone go out to long chopped bike, get put the key in and unlock the ignition switch put the key back in their pocket. You think the next part be to twist the throttle a couple to prime the carb!

Ha ha ha, SS back didn’t include an accelerator on their carbs. What you did was the petcock on. Flip out the kick and while either straddling the or standing to the right side of it one knee on the seat (my preferred you roll the motor over the pedal through to the compression

Remember how they used to airplanes back in the early century, remember seeing where they would the prop around before “Contact”.

Some guys to prime the motor with a kicks. Depends on how long it had since you last stopped I

Anyway, once you had it primed you would turn the ignition to run then rock the kill to start and then grab the jump high in the air and come hard on that kicker with all your weight. If all good then the motor roll to life. A lot of times it just be a puff out of the intake and you say “oh gotta do it again.

Many you would get kick back and the would kick back up and the back of your calf as if you got whipped!

Sometimes when we in a group we would be waiting for while someone attempted to start his bike. Pretty someone would get pissed a couple guys and we would start it.

In this You Tube vid you see a guy prime a motor and then it over:

Here’s another one took a few kicks. Sometimes you kick all day meaning maybe 10 then it was time for a break!

was the last time you saw someone a kicker bike? Pretty now a days but back in the 70’s and they were real I guess people were reluctant to change from the equipped bikes. Lots of core HD guys refused to the new Evo motor that HD came out They were wary of it for designed and funded by AMF.

It didn’t leak or mark its like the old Knuckles, Pan or Shovels No soul or heart to that new Evo

Do you know when the first HD was to come standard with an starter? It was also the last of an era of one of the famous motors HD ever

As I assembled parts I was laying all out on my work bench then my chalkboard on the proper assembly I need to do to get this thing on the I also had to separate things for or chrome. I had to wire this from scratch, I didn’t use any just a shitload of colored and lots of connectors.

I got good at and crimping.

With a loss of the whole bike I had to order and fit everything together like the seat, fenders and oil tank. Not today when most have some standard to and you just bolt them up.

is a picture of the thing coming

I had to do a lot of research on the wheels and brakes. Of I went with Performance on both. They were the back them as they are For the rear wheel I went a solid wheel then in the front with the Springer of On the rear I used a 4 puk PM caliper like what we have

On the front I used the single PM make and I used them in a setup. Paughco’s Springer with all the mounts and things for the brackets. I got most everything Paughco for this re-build.

is a picture of it as a roller:

Here’s the big fat tire on the rear. Still that SuperMax dual drive system on it too. I had to fit the bar to the fender which has internal for a clean look.

In this picture you can see the old SS “B” carb up Notice the clean top of it? Also had a King and Queen seat:

So, do you I got this thing ready for this year of 1987? I tell you I was there staying at my place the Buffalo Chip! I made it in 85 86. But 87 would be my last to Sturgis till 1990 was the 50th anniversary. That submarine I went to just had to the summers gone to a different of the world where it wasn’t or sunny and there were no or MTV.

No radio, phones or Just long times the ocean leaving in the spring and home in the fall!!

Answer: year of the electric start was the 65 FL and it was the last year of the great motor. One of our members here has one in his Think you might know who it is?

color would I pick for my new Would it be some more graphics like it had before or just a plain Jane

That old Shovelhead provided me a lot of miles. I don’t remember was on the odometer then, been too years ago but I can tell you it was 10 of thousands of My old shipmate Shag and I really put miles on in the 3 yrs we lived together. I miss that guy; I seen him since we rode to the Sturgis Rally back in Just thinking back now me of some great old times in one instance seem just yesterday and in another seem long ago!

Do you have those thoughts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuYgdYc0Ie4]YouTube — I Can See for Miles Smothers Brothers 1967

I up in a little town of Pingree, My father was one of a large family of settlers from Utah in the early twentieth century. My was the oldest of 8 kids and was a twin to

There were actually two of twins in my father’s family.

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My is second from left row:

They grew up in the Utah area and then to Blackfoot, Idaho and settled in Idaho where my Grandfather had thousands of acres of land. of the kids got a segment of property and my was a 700 acre parcel in Pingree.

We sugar beets and potatoes as as kept a bunch of milk and a 100 head of Herford cattle. up on this farm/ranch was hard My brothers and I would be awakened at in the morning and we would have to go the cows and feed the horses breakfast and then do it again school.

Milking the cows was not to for us young kids as we used a milking machine so the hardest was getting the cows in the stalls and the buckets of cleaning solution we dipped the vacuum nozzles in to milking the cows.

After our chores we would go back to the and have breakfast. I distinctly having fresh milk. Our made it with cocoa and put the pitcher on the table and before we it into our glasses we had to skim off the fat the top of the pitcher! We also raised up to chickens so we always had fresh

Life was very busy then but it was a necessity that your full participation 24 a day 7 days a week all year

It was this work ethic contributed my success in the US Navy later I believe.

My father had the home we lived in. He was still at the time. He and his brothers all helped in his home on this property. My worked with my grandfather to all the siblings properties were good.

He put his personal life while the family was being after. My father had hundreds of of potatoes and sugar beets and the harvest season migrant would come up from and Texas to work the fields.

My had a row of old railroad box cars on his property were converted over to housing. Each had a wood in them and that was about it. were provided outside for needs.

The migrant workers usually come up by families. worked hard bagging and clearing future fields of and stones.

This one particular always came up from TX and my father always hired Back in 1957 this had a daughter that was about 17 and her was Bernarda. As the family passed the that my father was building would always state to her that she would live in home someday.

Well as you can my father fell in love this little Mexican whose family came to his fields and they eventually got and my mother got to move into home she always said she live in!

Years later I would meet a little girl from El Salvador and her too. Ironically she would a post card of a hotel in named the Sheraton Moana Rider from a previous to the island where she inscribed the of it with the note of “someday I get married in this hotel”. And it did several years later and she had about that postcard several years later she pulled it out and showed me!

Mysterious it all is!!


not mysterious is my love of travel and I would travel where the road took me. No concern for any that may happen along the Even today I will up my Big Dog Chopper and hit the road like was no tomorrow. Even now I sit here at my and see the “white strips” from the zinging past me on my left

I dream about those lines.

Since my early of riding across country I always had some kind of of sorts. Whether it was just headphones or some fancy like I use today my miles are with the music I listen to. I many miles left in me and if all the way I want it to this year I add about another 20,000 to the old but we’ll see.

Here is a of my favorite all time songs:

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