freetown fred wrote: .... And that SMITTY is why my wrenchin days are pretty well behind me. If it don't have points, coil & an old S&S--I don't get it anymore ...
I hear ya brother Fred. With every hour of my life, I hate electronics more and more and more! Was it really that bad adjusting points? That hard to replace them or the condensers when they wear out??? REALLY??? I'll take points and a carburetor ANY day over ANY modern pile of crap.
I took my RD out for a parts run with my neighbor to the shi ... errr ... city. One kick warm, 3 kicks cold - every single time like clockwork. Throttle response is PERFECT. I enjoy riding that bike so much I think I'll be buried with it when the time comes. Adjusting the points takes me about 45 minutes, because I get out the dial indicator & fuss with it until each piston is within .0001" of the other. I do that once a season, usually in spring. This year didn't have to, as I only put 1,000 miles on it since the rebuild in '10. I love it's simplicity - and it's such a joy to ride. It strikes up a friendly conversation whenever I stop, and makes people stare even before I pass them - it's certainly different up in these parts. I love it.
I'm seriously thinking of dumping my Silverado again. When real stuff starts breaking, I will snap. There's a manual for it in my barn. Probably 10,000 pages & nearly 2' high - 90% of that is for the engine & comfort systems ....
The stuff is wonderful .... when it works. But everything breaks eventually, & I'm fed up. Keep your eyes peeled for a rebuilt '72 C20 with a big block for me, will ya folks?
Hey Freddy! Behold! The GO-4 INTERCEPTOR!
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