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Hi all, finally got the nerve up to strip the varnish from my old carbs and see if i could get the old girl running. After hours of taking the carbs apart, cleaning, putting them back together, realizing that I forgot to put something in, pulling them apart again, ham fisting a jet to the point of breakage I finally got my bike to run. She seems to be a little sluggish on the throttle response but it's probably because of the stock jets, mac 4-1, and no air filter combo that I have going on. If I have any free time this weekend I'm hoping to get to the stuck front caliper and reorganize the fuel line situation.

Even though this is OT I thought you all might get a kick or two from this. My favorite is the one about giving your son his first ride.
You might be a biker if ...

Your best friends are named after animals.

Your best shoes have steel toes.

Every left shoe you own has a black spot on it from the shift lever.

You owned three different bikes before you ever owned a car.

You think Easy Rider has held up pretty well after all these years.

When you refer to Captain America, you mean the bike and not the comic book
hero.

You know that Marlon Brando rode a Triumph in The Wild One and not a
Harley-Davidson.

You also know that it was Lee Marvin who rode the Harley in The Wild One.

You have motorcycle parts in the dishwasher.

Your idea of jewelry is chains and barbed wire.

You can tell what kind of bugs they are by the taste.

You're only sunburned on the back of your hands and neck.

You carry around a crushed beer can in case you have to park your bike on hot
asphalt.

You pull your bike into the motel room and use a bath towel to wipe it off.

Your significant other (SO) has to climb over your bike to do the laundry in the
basement.

You don't know how to do laundry, but you have four different kinds of cleaners
for your bike.

You carry a picture of your bike in your wallet.

You wave at bikers even when you're in your car.

Your other vehicle is a truck equipped with a motorcycle ramp.

Your three piece suit consists of leather chaps, a leather vest, and a leather
jacket.

Your other suit is a rain suit.

You wake up next to your SO and your first thought is if your bike will start.

You know where Sturgis is.

You take your kids for a ride on your bike before they can walk.

You can't remember your kids' names or birthdays, but you can remember that

Harley-Davidson made the Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution, and Twin
Cam 88.

You are currently wearing two or more articles of clothing that have a
Harley-Davidson label in them.

Folks at the Harley store know you by name.

You have your own coffee cup at the Harley store.

Damn, I only scored 11. :-(
 

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a friend of mine the other day told me that his son promised to kill him in his sleep if he ever bought a harley. i thought that was funny.


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Aaron That's pre-1975 British
And the right side shift is the right way to shift a race bike.<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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okay, so now it's on the road with only a few bugs to work out. I should be ready for the spring gathering after all.
 
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