My Main Ride

off on a Sporty 28 years ago, I think that makes that motor a
vintage Evolution. Crazy huh? Back then the Evolution Sporty was only 1 year old and had just taken over from the Iron head sporty. 1986 the first Sporty Evo's appear and 1985 for the first big twin Evo's..

I had gone to Harley School to become a tech and I know it was a long time ago because we worked on Panheads, Iron Sporties, the 66-69' Pan-Shovel and the Shovelhead. There wasn't one Evo in class yet lol.

You know your old when you know what points are or a Magneto (no not an X-men) is or if ya ever hand tuned your linkert or S&S carb before.

Anyway, I finally gave in to comfort and got me a 2006 FLHRCI you see here, brand new which I just paid off actually. She's my main squeeze now. Our biggest ride together so far was the 1100 miles from Phoenix, AZ to Euless, TX and boy was that an adventure, she and I both got battle scars from that one. It's not bad enough that illegal aliens do not respect the immigration laws but they also do not hold driving laws in high regard as well. Me and "baby" got rear-ended on the way to TX. Almost killed me, and she got a banged up skirt.But I hung onto her and she never fell over, the cop and fire fighters right there when it happened couldn't believe it. Anyway enough of my adventures.

Thanks to Sierra Vista H-D for patching me up and getting me on the road so quick so I could get home and to Adam's H-D in TX for patching up baby to better than new condition. And to Bedford Back & Neck for kinda patching me up.

I still have a soft spot for that first Sporty though and still own it as well and that's why this page exists. Call it a second chance on life for an old EVO engine. She deserves it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Update 07/01/2015

Well I'm getting boxes filled here in anticipation of our move to FL. I'm faced with a decision however, do I keep the bile parts out and perhaps begin working on the Bobber or re-box all the engine parts in smaller more manageable chunks to transport to FL and work on it there instead?

I kind of like the idea of waiting until we get to FL because once I get going on the engine, I'll want to quickly see it's rebuild through. I have that rear rod that needs to be re-bushed Because its several thou over in spec. Have to decide whether I'll just go ahead and get some S&S fly wheels and rods maybe in a 100" stroker kit. Or just go with the stock factory rods and wheels and concentrate on the over-all Bobber build? Decisions, decisions.

The wife and I did manage to get that Storage unit for a great deal and its the best thing I ever did. Typical storage units cost upwards $150/month in a size capable of storing the contents of a 2000 sq. ft. home but through these folks I got it for $85 a month and it will be paid off in a year unless I pay it off sooner, then I own the container. I'm already considering making either a guest house or massive shop out of it by adding maybe another 40'and possibly a 20' or two, ah well just fantasies for now, we'll see.

Pretty cool what some people do with these things though, you can weld a bunch together, cut in door ways and windows, drywall the inside and install electricity, propane or solar. Some people have made gorgeous homes out of them and some have made shops or studios out of them. Mine came with some ocean grade plywood flooring inside that looks like its oil impregnated, so its durable and moisture/rot resistant. Heavy duty steel door with lock box makes it secure and safe.

Anyways, back to the bike. I'm still trying to organize the garage here in TX. We moved here in a rush so things were not packed quite like they should have been and I would need to repack most everything we brought plus everything we've acquired while living here in TX these last 4 years. All these dilemmas. If I can get some semblance of order I might have a spot to assemble a work bench and proceed to building the motor, if not, it'll have to wait til we hit FL.

Keep in tune and I'll keep ya informed. *cheers*

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