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Old 05-09-2014, 07:37 PM
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New build - Rigid / w road star 1700

Today I received the engine.
Wore myself out just getting it unpacked and moved.
Photos coming.

It weighs 265 lbs.,.

This cart can lift the engine 20 inches up so I can slide it onto my build table.

The cart kept moving. At one point the engine almost tilted and came off of the cart completely.
I was worried that I would have to lift up the engine and box starting from the beginning again.
And if it tilted too much I was worried it could get damaged.

Cardboard cut way. This was well packaged! Well protected!!

A beautiful thing and a thing of beauty
In the garage and ready for phase two. Lift it up on the table. Tomorrow.
This all took about 2 hours working by myself.

Engine is now up on the build table!


This engine weighs 250 lbs.,.

Now I can do some clean up and detailing of the engine.

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:03 PM
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I cannot connect the transfer gearbox to the engine because one of the dowel /locator pins was missing.

Bummer. Another week finding one, and getting it shipped.
Those salvage yards just rip stuff apart.
I wish the salvage yards would be more careful.

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Old 05-14-2014, 10:36 PM
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Well another small part is missing.
A "special" nut.

It goes on that stud you see sticking out in the lower left of the photo.


If you buy one of these engines from a salvage yard make sure these parts are not missing.
Before you pay them!!!

I ordered oil lines and of course the bolts are all missing.
That means another $10-$15

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Old 05-15-2014, 11:36 AM
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I received the carb I bought from Ebay.
It is the stock carb with TPS.
I hope it does not cause me problems.

I still need to remove the float bowl and check
the internals like the float needle condition.

The mixture screw has not had the brass cap drilled out so this must have
come off of a virtually stock bike. (Unmolested..lol..hahaha)

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:56 AM
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Thanks !!!!!!!!!!

In my face eh?

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Old 05-16-2014, 06:24 PM
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sweet idea,...keep it moving a long
is the engine from a wrecker???
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:39 PM
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Cool !, Love the shovelhead look of the rockerboxes too !!!
Any plans for wheeliebars ?
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:09 PM
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sweet idea,...keep it moving a long
is the engine from a wrecker???
Yes the engine is from a salvage business.
Very low miles.
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Cool !, Love the shovelhead look of the rockerboxes too !!!
Any plans for wheeliebars ?
Yes, I like the looks of the engine too.
No wheelie bars planned.

I will post a Photoshop sketch of where this is going soon.
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Nice engine, it's best to just chuck the stock carb and use a HSR42 it will work so much better, after the first ride with that carb on mine the stock carb went directly in the trash, save the TPS though. Lots of good info on roadstarclinic about the swap.
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Bummer. Another week finding one, and getting it shipped.
Those salvage yards just rip stuff apart.
I wish the salvage yards would be more careful.
I'll bet you're just happy to have that beauty.
I know what you mean about salvage motors.
I just got my Buell M2 motor on Friday, and was pleasantly surprised to find the coil, spark wires, voltage regulator, and all of the other electrics included. I knew from the photos it still had the Keihin carb, which is also rare. Even the oil lines were intact, instead of being chopped off whereer it was convenient for them. A big thumbs up for Pinwall Cycles.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:08 PM
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Nice engine, it's best to just chuck the stock carb and use a HSR42 it will work so much better, after the first ride with that carb on mine the stock carb went directly in the trash, save the TPS though. Lots of good info on roadstarclinic about the swap.
I bought the stock carb so I would get the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor).
I heard it runs better with it.
I can see why a 42mm would work better though with 1700cc engine.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:16 PM
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I'll bet you're just happy to have that beauty.
I know what you mean about salvage motors.
I just got my Buell M2 motor on Friday, and was pleasantly surprised to find the coil, spark wires, voltage regulator, and all of the other electrics included. I knew from the photos it still had the Keihin carb, which is also rare. Even the oil lines were intact, instead of being chopped off whereer it was convenient for them. A big thumbs up for Pinwall Cycles.
Yes , I think the salvage places are starting to understand.
All the parts they left on the floor we (builders) will have to replace and find them all.
When they take stuff apart they need to put the nut back where it came from.
Like a professional mechanic would do.

My locating pin took one week.
The special nut they lost took almost two weeks.
I bought $50.00 worth of allen bolts and other things that were loose from Ebay.
I still did not find the two missing parts. Very frustrating.
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Today I received the engine.
Wore myself out just getting it unpacked and moved.
Photos coming.

It weighs 265 lbs.,.

This cart can lift the engine 20 inches up so I can slide it onto my build table.

The cart kept moving. At one point the engine almost tilted and came off of the cart completely.
I was worried that I would have to lift up the engine and box starting from the beginning again.
And if it tilted too much I was worried it could get damaged.

Cardboard cut way.

A beautiful thing and a thing of beauty
In the garage and ready for phase two. Lift it up on the table. Tomorrow.
This all took about 2 hours working by myself.

Engine is now up on the build table!



Now I can do some clean up and detailing of the engine.
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