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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2016 02:58 pm
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well, I was able to get things on the bike corrected before the snow came. The carb never ran great from day one. i ended up shutting the accelerator pump off, as that apparently is needed for Shovelheads not iron heads. Big difference. I checked the valves, all is fine there. Minor jet adjustments to fix the richness. I no longer use the plug fowling enricher....a tip from blogs. I just fire it up, then use the accelerator lock to tweak ROM until warm. So, the bike is now unfortunately stored for winter because of snow.

I been trying to get the wife approval for a bobber, but no luck. I am using the "I am old, and it is my last ride" to justify the purchase or build. No luck, particularly now being without a job and a bit disabled.

That is the latest here on the tundra....I am setting the BBS up for another year.
Stopped using the enricher on my "E" because of the problems you're talking about here. It took a few extra wrist-twists to get the engine to fire. But, overall improvement in the life of the plugs.

Sorry about the Job and the Ankle Carl. Hope both situations have improved since you wrote that. Doing well on this end. Will be the first Christmas where the wife and I will exchange gifts in a few years. I get to do 20 laps in Super-Late Model on the local half-mile track! Not sure what she's getting just yet...LOL

Been working for almost a year now at a great little company. We make airline seats and accessories. Headrests, armrest and footrests. All aluminum products are my responsibilities. All the seat-backs and pans are composites. Have had to deal with a lot of crap from Chinese mills and have stopped using a few because of it.

Hope ya'all had a great Thanksgiving and hoping you have a Merry Christmas and an even better new year.

BTW - Haven't touched the Red Bitch yet. Almost had the $$ for a rigid frame and needed to buy a beater to get back and forth to work. Mustang needs timing chain tensionors. Making a helluva a racket when its running, coming from the front of the engine. Drive a 2003 Ford Escape I picked up for $1000.00...


GREAT TO SEE YOU POST DAVE! DONT BE A STRANGER MAN. TAKE CARE BUDDY, AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

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GOC wrote:
well, I was able to get things on the bike corrected before the snow came. The carb never ran great from day one. i ended up shutting the accelerator pump off, as that apparently is needed for Shovelheads not iron heads. Big difference. I checked the valves, all is fine there. Minor jet adjustments to fix the richness. I no longer use the plug fowling enricher....a tip from blogs. I just fire it up, then use the accelerator lock to tweak ROM until warm. So, the bike is now unfortunately stored for winter because of snow.

I been trying to get the wife approval for a bobber, but no luck. I am using the "I am old, and it is my last ride" to justify the purchase or build. No luck, particularly now being without a job and a bit disabled.

That is the latest here on the tundra....I am setting the BBS up for another year.
Stopped using the enricher on my "E" because of the problems you're talking about here. It took a few extra wrist-twists to get the engine to fire. But, overall improvement in the life of the plugs.

Sorry about the Job and the Ankle Carl. Hope both situations have improved since you wrote that. Doing well on this end. Will be the first Christmas where the wife and I will exchange gifts in a few years. I get to do 20 laps in Super-Late Model on the local half-mile track! Not sure what she's getting just yet...LOL

Been working for almost a year now at a great little company. We make airline seats and accessories. Headrests, armrest and footrests. All aluminum products are my responsibilities. All the seat-backs and pans are composites. Have had to deal with a lot of crap from Chinese mills and have stopped using a few because of it.

Hope ya'all had a great Thanksgiving and hoping you have a Merry Christmas and an even better new year.

BTW - Haven't touched the Red Bitch yet. Almost had the $$ for a rigid frame and needed to buy a beater to get back and forth to work. Mustang needs timing chain tensionors. Making a helluva a racket when its running, coming from the front of the engine. Drive a 2003 Ford Escape I picked up for $1000.00...

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Hearing Christmas songs already...Too early...
Oh yeh! A few houses in our area were decorated for Christmas before Halloween.


Article in the paper this morning about the police having people take down some of their decorations because of the distraction they are causing. People slow down to look and one guy got hit. Some decorations are just blatently obnoxious

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Hearing Christmas songs already...Too early...
Oh yeh! A few houses in our area were decorated for Christmas before Halloween.

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Hearing Christmas songs already...Too early...

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On to Christmas.....

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Me too...

Happy Dead Bird Day...


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Me too...

Happy Dead Bird Day...

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well, I was able to get things on the bike corrected before the snow came. The carb never ran great from day one. i ended up shutting the accelerator pump off, as that apparently is needed for Shovelheads not iron heads. Big difference. I checked the valves, all is fine there. Minor jet adjustments to fix the richness. I no longer use the plug fowling enricher....a tip from blogs. I just fire it up, then use the accelerator lock to tweak ROM until warm. So, the bike is now unfortunately stored for winter because of snow.

I been trying to get the wife approval for a bobber, but no luck. I am using the "I am old, and it is my last ride" to justify the purchase or build. No luck, particularly now being without a job and a bit disabled.

That is the latest here on the tundra....I am setting the BBS up for another year.

I will annie up for 2017 dues Carl. Glad you got your scoot running good again. Think Spring, LOL!

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well, I was able to get things on the bike corrected before the snow came. The carb never ran great from day one. i ended up shutting the accelerator pump off, as that apparently is needed for Shovelheads not iron heads. Big difference. I checked the valves, all is fine there. Minor jet adjustments to fix the richness. I no longer use the plug fowling enricher....a tip from blogs. I just fire it up, then use the accelerator lock to tweak ROM until warm. So, the bike is now unfortunately stored for winter because of snow.

I been trying to get the wife approval for a bobber, but no luck. I am using the "I am old, and it is my last ride" to justify the purchase or build. No luck, particularly now being without a job and a bit disabled.

That is the latest here on the tundra....I am setting the BBS up for another year.

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Yup, I am not looking forward to getting any older, but I don't know of any better options, lol! Hang n there guys. Is about all we can do..

SeaFoam is another good fuel additive you could try Carl. Available at most auto part stores. How old is your gas? I have had a cuple S&S shorty E carbs very easy to change jets on as I'm sure you know. But if it ran fine before, then the jet size should not be the culprit. Let us know how you come out. They are so easy to adjust to. Hopefully you get it dialed in before cold weather strikes..

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Oh shit...Sorry to hear about the job and your bike...That sux...I turned 61 in October and just hope I can make it another year or two...Things at work are so so...Fortunately Jacques work is doing pretty well...Keep a positive attitude...I know it is hard...Been through it a few times...

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Well, I been fighting one issue on my scooter after another lately.  My shorty E is running too rich, and I cant get it right. I am heading down the road to rejetting it.  The issue is it is not accelerating fast, hesitates, and really stinks of unburned gas. Tuning the idle mix and adjusting the accelerator screw just is not doing it. It really never worked right, and I have rebuilt it thanks to ethanol a couple times.

Yesterday my fuel pitcock got stiff. I am taking that off today to see what the issue is. I again suspect ethanol. I started running no ethanol fuel recently, but too late I guess.

One thing I tried that reduced the high speed coughing was put a few ounces of Marvel in the oil. That helped the valves.

As for me, I was in bed for a couple weeks with gout and then sprain my ankle. On top of that, I lost my job.  The good news is I have more time to work on bike and ride, and this great weather has helped.


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