Monthly Archives: September 2012

Motorcycle Cannonball Murdo to Sturgis

Long day yesterday but we finally have a day off today in Sturgis on the Motorcycle Cannonball. Great ride, bitter cold in the morning when we left Murdo. My bike was running strong, thanks to the mechanical skills of Steve Coe, … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Cannonball Day 6 On The Truck

Today, I think it is Day Six of Motorcycle Cannonball (Spirit Lake IA to Murdo, SD), but they all are starting to blur together, I and my 1929 Harley covered only about 55 or 60 miles and ended up on the … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Cannonball Night 3, Days 4 and 5

I rode into the Harley museum the evening of Day 3 on a wing and a prayer. I had been spewing oil out of a hole in the bottom end where a bolt came out of one of the lifter … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Cannonball Recap Day Three

Made it to Milwaukee on the 1929 Harley so far and it has not been without issues. Yesterday was the most concerning. I was riding hard to make sure I go to the ferry to Milwaukee on time if any of … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 Day One. Buzz Locks Up 1929 Harley JDH Engine But Ends OK

Today was day one of the Motorcycle Cannonball 2012. We left the hotel for the Motorcyclepedia very early (wheels rolling at 7 am. Breakfast at the museum and then 210 miles to Wellsboro, PA. Buzz Kanter on 1929 Harley JDH on … Continue reading

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Pre-Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 Gathering

At least 30 or more of the Motorcycle Cannonball riders and pre-1930 motorcycles are now gathered here in Newburgh, NY a day and a half before the Cannonball departs for San Francisco. On first blush, I’d say there is a … Continue reading

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Packed Up and Heading to Newburgh for Motorcycle Cannonball

I have my 1929 Harley JDH and all the spares, tools, and clothes packed up and will be on the road to Newburgh, NY for the start of the Motorcycle Cannonball. I can’t believe how much stuff I am bringing and … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Tech – Magneto Rebuid & Sidebar On Screw Threads

While I am showing as the author of this article, I am not. I am reposting this here with permission of the author who requested anonymity. Although pitch gauges were indispensible for identifying the threads used in this magneto, so … Continue reading

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Pewter Run, One Day Classic Motorcycle Ride in New Hampshire

If you love classic Harley and other vintage motorcycles and live in the Northeast of the United States, you should be aware of the Pewter Run in New Hampshire. The one-day event is held this year on Sunday, September 30, … Continue reading

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3 1915 Harley Classic Motorcycles Running 55 MPH on Motorcycle Cannonball 2010

Here is a video I shot on the first Motorcycle Cannonball while riding my 1915 Harley Selma, 55 MPH on the road with Dave Fusiak and Fred Lange, also both on 1915 Harleys. http://youtu.be/f9lpiU7Ve2k While sitting on my 1915 Harley twin … Continue reading

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