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  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    09 Mar 2019 01:44 AM
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    I do not forget you but the time has passed so quickly, my project does not move very fast but it's like that.
    After finding the tool, I was able to finish tightening,I finally finished my crankshaft.
  • Baloffski Posts: 2141
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    09 Mar 2019 10:57 AM
    Now .That is so cool France. Thank you for share with other motorcycle people.........
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2960
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    10 Mar 2019 08:03 AM
    Quoting Panhead51 on 09 Mar 2019 01:44 AM
    HD Forums Australia - 20190301_203034.jpg
    I do not forget you but the time has passed so quickly, my project does not move very fast but it's like that.
    After finding the tool, I was able to finish tightening,I finally finished my crankshaft.
    Panhead51 good to see your still at it.
    after you used the brace to hold flywheels, did you check turning the flywheels with a dial gauge on each side where crank rides in its case bearings to see if its true?
    they use that tool but they also use a mallet & a tappered head ( like a chisel . to get them close to perfect true as they can. I like the old 74 cubic inch the heavy flywheels & shorter stroke they felt nicer to ride than the latter 80 cubic inch ( not faster just they pulled low rev's better ) keep at it, Panheads are the best looking HD motor!!
  • Bangkok Bob Posts: 615
    near Mandurah WA
    Performance Poster Bangkok Bob
    11 Mar 2019 03:24 PM
    Hi.
    The 1200 is a very good motor for all round purpose.
    I can just retard the timer and stay in 3rd gear cruising around suburbia.
    Slow down for round a bouts, retard then roll it on.
    Feels great.

  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    13 Mar 2019 09:30 PM
    Quoting Panhead51 on 09 Mar 2019 01:44 AM
    HD Forums Australia - 20190301_203034.jpg
    I do not forget you but the time has passed so quickly, my project does not move very fast but it's like that.
    After finding the tool, I was able to finish tightening,I finally finished my crankshaft.
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 10 Mar 2019 08:03 AM
    Panhead51 good to see your still at it.
    after you used the brace to hold flywheels, did you check turning the flywheels with a dial gauge on each side where crank rides in its case bearings to see if its true?
    they use that tool but they also use a mallet & a tappered head ( like a chisel . to get them close to perfect true as they can. I like the old 74 cubic inch the heavy flywheels & shorter stroke they felt nicer to ride than the latter 80 cubic inch ( not faster just they pulled low rev's better ) keep at it, Panheads are the best looking HD motor!!
    I answer you with a little delay, Hervé did what was necessary for the crankshaft to run smoothly.
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    13 Mar 2019 09:32 PM
    Quoting Bangkok Bob on 11 Mar 2019 03:24 PM
    Hi.
    The 1200 is a very good motor for all round purpose.
    I can just retard the timer and stay in 3rd gear cruising around suburbia.
    Slow down for round a bouts, retard then roll it on.
    Feels great.

    I've never been on a panhead, we'll see it the day it works.
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    13 Mar 2019 09:37 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 09 Mar 2019 10:57 AM
    Now .That is so cool France. Thank you for share with other motorcycle people.........
    Thank you all for your encouragement, I have to compile a maximum of information, I must sometimes be wrong, I am not a mechanic.
    I learn new things every day, that's what I like.
    My technical English has made a lot of progress but I still can not speak English. I was not very good at school.
  • Wideglider Posts: 1036
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    13 Mar 2019 10:00 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 09 Mar 2019 10:57 AM
    Now .That is so cool France. Thank you for share with other motorcycle people.........
    Quoting Panhead51 on 13 Mar 2019 09:37 PM
    Thank you all for your encouragement, I have to compile a maximum of information, I must sometimes be wrong, I am not a mechanic.
    I learn new things every day, that's what I like.
    My technical English has made a lot of progress but I still can not speak English. I was not very good at school.
    You're doing very well with English from what I see, dare I say - better than many people that were born here!
    Good luck with your build - it is great to learn something everyday as you say, most importantly enjoy.
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    13 Mar 2019 10:12 PM
    Google translator is my best friend.
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    13 Mar 2019 10:24 PM
    Often, we have shows on your beautiful country, I like to watch. I'm always curious to see how people live, me who is in yellow vests, I could not afford to come see you (Your forum is a way to travel). It is not very serious, basically . As long as I can finish my project.
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    23 Oct 2019 11:34 PM
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  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    23 Oct 2019 11:37 PM
    HD Forums Australia - 20191006_133016_1.jpgA little news of my project, the fork is installed, at the moment I work on the crankcase and the gearbox.

  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    25 Oct 2019 09:12 PM
    It takes incredible energy to do that (I never imagined it).
    Sometimes I have doubts, it's been quite a few years since I started.
    At the moment I wanted to stop everything, the project was not going forward anymore (financially it has a cost too), sell my parts and move on.
    I gave time to time and as Hervé did a great job, it would not have been ok for me to stop everything.
      I think it will be better when I have mounted the low engine.
    I'm almost there.
  • Baloffski Posts: 2141
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    25 Oct 2019 09:46 PM
    Hey France, 
    keep it going man, will be so good to complete and to have done such a great project from the beginning to the ending.
    These days in Australia you do not see that many Panheads around on the road.

  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    06 Nov 2019 06:51 PM
    Today, I have a decision that is hard to take.
    I give up after 7 years my project for personal reasons.
    I thank everyone who helped and encouraged me and others who have followed me all these years.
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    11 Dec 2019 10:43 PM
    Despite my problems, it broke my heart too much to stop my project and sell my pieces.
    I continue the adventure, I even made a small video.
  • ralphski Posts: 1118
    Performance Poster ralphski
    16 Dec 2019 03:43 PM
    sad times mate, but never say never.
    you gave it a fair go
    all the best, vive la yellow vests
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    16 Dec 2019 06:15 PM
    I forgot to put the link of the video:
    https://youtu.be/GRQSJDGm1wU
  • Panhead51 Posts: 42
    Dijon (France)
    Stock Poster Panhead51
    03 Feb 2020 05:35 AM
    Sometimes life takes unexpected paths, and for my part, health problems cause me to leave my current job for a less paid job.
    For me it was already difficult financially but it would take me 30 years to complete it.
    I sell all the pieces in one lot.
    Thank you for following me all these years.
    You know the whole story.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2960
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    03 Feb 2020 07:29 AM
    Quoting Bangkok Bob on 11 Mar 2019 03:24 PM
    Hi.
    The 1200 is a very good motor for all round purpose.
    I can just retard the timer and stay in 3rd gear cruising around suburbia.
    Slow down for round a bouts, retard then roll it on.
    Feels great.

    Quoting Panhead51 on 13 Mar 2019 09:32 PM
    I've never been on a panhead, we'll see it the day it works.
    well I've been lucky enough to have ridden a number of different Panheads & fortunate enough to have learnt how to kick start them ( a lot different to kick starting a Shovel )
    but I've missed the boat owning one, as I knew I would not be the best owner, as like riding hard & far. the Pan's will do both just need to keep eye on everything as you travel.
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