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Vance Blosser

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About Vance Blosser

  • Birthday 01/10/1954

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    Winchester VA
  • Interests
    Good Science Fiction. Doing maintenance on older vehicles. Riding the Ural. Unusual vehicles.

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    2004 Retro.

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  1. Nice bike. Reminds me of a Jawa.
  2. There is excellent workmanship in this thread. Good job!
  3. Although the newer ones use some pretty small wires I prefer 16 gauge although 18 would probably be enough. Judge by automotive wires, these are basically carrying the same loads for lighting and ignition.
  4. Slow and steady gets the job done on these simple machines. Carefully note the orientation of the roller bearings in the wheels, their placement is counterintuitive to many because they are set up to handle the side thrusts from the sidecar.
  5. Good advice from all. If you are having trouble tracing a wire from one end of the harness to the other, another tool that can help is a cable tracker. It consists of 2 pieces, a signal generator that you clip to the wire, and a receiver that detects the signal and thus the wire. Harbor Freight carries one and they are available at other places too. I would try the other methods listed first as it avoids the expense (about $25 US) but if you aren't having luck this can help. Here's a link to the Harbor Freight one: https://www.harborfreight.com/cable-tracker-94181.html
  6. Terry Crawford also parts out old bikes and has a good stock of parts.
  7. You did indeed succeed at making a nice looking rig!
  8. Congratulations! I don't think they are making those speedos anymore.
  9. Ditto on the oil, WD40 doesn't hang around long. Also, if you still have it apart and want to brighten your speedo at night this is the time to do it. Remove the 2 green filters to get a whiter light, the filters remove at least 50% of the light. Also, replacing the incandescent bulbs with LEDs helps enormously but this can be done at any time.
  10. Sorry for the late reply, my browser had an issue and was NOT showing new pages. Becky was sent home on 12-31 and is doing pretty well. She speaks normally, just forgets a word now and then. She gets around pretty much on her own. She is having a week full of follow up appointments this week, and more in the weeks to come. She has some weakness on the left side but is able to use all limbs.
  11. Terry Crawford had located an alternative source for the Keihin CV carbs at a lower price. You might want to check with him.
  12. Becky was improving very well and had an excellent weekend. She had a follow up with her kidney specialist and they were satisfied enough that her next appointment was set for 4 months. However, on the way home she developed some numbness in her elbow which spread to her hand. I took her to the ER and told them I was suspicious of a stroke and this was shortly confirmed. Due to the fact that I got her there fairly quickly she was well within the window where a clot buster drug could help protect her brain and she was placed in the Intensive Care Unit. Yesterday she could speak but had aphasia (inability to select the correct word) although the words she got out were clear and distinct. This morning she is improved, she has regained a lot of function in her left arm. Her remaining limbs and face were mostly unaffected. I have been told she will go to a care facility on discharge for rehab before she can return home.
  13. Thanks for the kind thoughts and wishes. We appreciate it.
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