Panhead rebuild project...

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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby Patio » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:09 am

Exhaust pipes, oil, battery, some gas, and I think I might fire it up tomorrow!?
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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby JackF » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:00 am

OK, This is now tomorrow and the sun has been up for a few minutes, how does it sound. :wink: :lol: Anyway, can you get a video when you fire it up? :)



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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby Patio » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:55 pm

I am still here, and doing well. I just finished with the camper project, so I should be getting back to the bike real soon. Summer is coming, or so they say. I can't tell by the weather we have been having.

I have gotten the bike fired up and run it through 2 heat cycles before it got real cold this winter. It is not yet tuned, making it hard to start. I have been waiting for some warmer weather to start it again. I still need to work on the charging system. It was not working the last time I had it running.

I will take a video, when I get her running half way decent.

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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby Patio » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:42 pm

Jack, ask and you shall receive.

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This is the very first fire up of the bike. Also with a cameo appearance by none other than our own Harold V. For some, this will be the first time you have seen Harold or myself, don't expect to much!

The first 7 minutes of the video is of me, just kicking it. It starts at about 7:15.

I have yet to work any of the bugs out of it. I have started it one other time, since this video was made. I have been waiting on warmer weather. As you can see, starting it on a warm day is hard enough. Once it is in tune, it should start reasonable easy.

https://youtu.be/j35crdrXWT8



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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby JackF » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:43 am

Sounds pretty good Pat. What is that squeal I hear while the engine is running?


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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby LVRR2095 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:25 pm

This makes me want to get back to work on my 1927 Indian Scout....it has been apart for far too long.

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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby Patio » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks Jack. The squeal only happened that first time. I have fired it one other time, without the noise. I believe it was a bearing in the cam chest that had not gotten enough oil yet. There is also a issue with the firing of the rear cylinder, it has a miss. The charging system is not operational yet, and I believe the rear cylinder miss, may be to low battery voltage. It is getting warm enough to spend some time in the shop and get these things sorted out. I should have more news in the near future.

Keith and 1927 Indian Scout, in running condition, would bring a pretty penny right now. That would be something else to see running. I think you should move it to the front of the project line. :D

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Re: Panhead rebuild project...

Postby JackF » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:57 am

Thanks Pat, keep the updates coming.


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