Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010 is nearly done…

2010 has been devoid of singularly memorable events for me; rather, the subtle realization has set in that my life is indeed, still good.  I survived.  I thrived.  The family is all still OK, and hope lies on the horizon.  … Continue reading

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Tentative route to AK… (and home)

The route carries us North of the Arctic Circle along the infamous Dalton Highway, aka the Haul Road.  The route also makes use of the excellent Alaska Marine Highway Ferry system.  This is preliminary and, of course, subject to change.  … Continue reading

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North…

To Alaska! Seriously time to start planning the summer 2011 motorcycle trip to Alaska.  Bike will need only a service before we head out- and probably new tires.  Bisbee to Deadhorse alone is more than 4,200 miles.  One way.  It’s … Continue reading

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Mind the gap…

Apparently the machine shop that bored the cylinders for my R69s did me no favors.  Seems that even though they were in possession of proper specs as well as the new pistons, the bore is too large and causing the … Continue reading

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Let the holiday parties begin!

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Now what?

Dismantled the left head and cylinder to find no obvious smoking gun.  Two minor telltale issues were oil in the cylinder (smoking, duh…), and a glob of what looked like grease on top of a rocker pivot.  Hmm. After numerous … Continue reading

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Not exactly what I had hoped for…

A video is all you need. The R69s after rebuild smokes a wee bit more than I had hoped… ’66 R69s post-rebuild I believe some sort of intervention on my part may be required to alleviate this issue.

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Meaningful work?

Sense of calling long lost, or perhaps never found at all? Note to self: Keeping the suggestions I liked… Ask yourself the question, “Why do I work?” “The way we imagine our lives is the way we will go on … Continue reading

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