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Went to the shit local dealer (Rawhide HD) to get a replacement derby cover screw. Took "Hollywood" 3 tries to get it right.

First he tried to give me screws for a Twin Cam derby cover, and actually started to argue with me that those were the right screws. Luckily I had the head off the screw that broke with me, and I showed it to him, and he said "That's not a derby cover screw". Like I'm not the guy that broke the friggin screw, and just randomly had some torx button head off a screw with me????

So I told him that indeed it was, and if he would like, he could go out in the parking lot and take a look for himself.

So he did go out in the parking lot and took a look, he then said "That's not stock". WTF? I told him that it was. Then he said the cover wasnt stock. Like WTF does that have to do with what screws are used?

Finally we go back inside and he finally agreed that the screws he originally gave me weren't the right ones.

So he looks up the correct part number (10200644), and he comes back with a screw that is 1" long. Aint no way in hell a derby cover screw is 1" long! And he starts to argue with me again saying that's what the book shows, 10200644!

I look on the package and read part number 10200064, and say "That isn't what you gave me."

Finally he goes back and grabs the screws I came for.
 

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I was at MoKan Dragway Friday - Sunday for the Funny Car Chaos race, pitting on a friends funny car, Monday did a breakfast ride, met at a place called The Shack in O'fallon, then after breakfast, we took some twisties down to Union, then west to Herman, then back to St. Charles through Marthasville and Defiance.
 

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Went to the shit local dealer (Rawhide HD) to get a replacement derby cover screw. Took "Hollywood" 3 tries to get it right.

First he tried to give me screws for a Twin Cam derby cover, and actually started to argue with me that those were the right screws. Luckily I had the head off the screw that broke with me, and I showed it to him, and he said "That's not a derby cover screw". Like I'm not the guy that broke the friggin screw, and just randomly had some torx button head off a screw with me????

So I told him that indeed it was, and if he would like, he could go out in the parking lot and take a look for himself.

So he did go out in the parking lot and took a look, he then said "That's not stock". WTF? I told him that it was. Then he said the cover wasnt stock. Like WTF does that have to do with what screws are used?

Finally we go back inside and he finally agreed that the screws he originally gave me weren't the right ones.

So he looks up the correct part number (10200644), and he comes back with a screw that is 1" long. Aint no way in hell a derby cover screw is 1" long! And he starts to argue with me again saying that's what the book shows, 10200644!

I look on the package and read part number 10200064, and say "That isn't what you gave me."

Finally he goes back and grabs the screws I came for.
Maybe he needs a new pair of reading glasses and a better attitude
 

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Maybe he needs a new pair of reading glasses and a better attitude
That shop is one of the ones that should have gone out of business.

They were the ones that tried to fvck me when I was shopping for a Road Glide a couple years ago.

 

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If I hear "that's what the computer says" one more time getting parts, I'm gonna need bail money.
 

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Maybe he needs new job. My experience with parts guys are they are "drones" incapable of doing much else. Thats why they do that job!
I will add you can rarely find a good one, if you do always ask fi3r that person.
If I hear "that's what the computer says" one more time getting parts, I'm gonna need bail money.
If I hear "that's what the computer says" one more time getting parts, I'm gonna need bail money.
I was at MoKan Dragway Friday - Sunday for the Funny Car Chaos race, pitting on a friends funny car, Monday did a breakfast ride, met at a place called The Shack in O'fallon, then after breakfast, we took some twisties down to Union, then west to Herman, then back to St. Charles through Marthasville and Defiance.
Got good ride in today temp was 74 which is warm lol. Anyway clocked over 100 miles headed north on rte 1 coastal rte. Traffic fairly busy, but some good straight line running. Cleared my head and more carbon from engine. Rain tommorow today was the window. Sitting on back porch sun going down in the west, its beer o'clock. Cheers
 

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Picked up another 5 gallon can of VP U4.4 race fuel for the Destroyer, only $87.00

Rode the SGS for evening coffee and a quick ride through the woods and then home, fewer mild evenings left in the season, expecting rainy Thursday, and cooler conditions over the weekend, expecting excellent racing air, cool and oxygen dense.
 

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Picked up another 5 gallon can of VP U4.4 race fuel for the Destroyer, only $87.00

Rode the SGS for evening coffee and a quick ride through the woods and then home, fewer mild evenings left in the season, expecting rainy Thursday, and cooler conditions over the weekend, expecting excellent racing air, cool and oxygen dense.
I just googled the destroyer! I see ets how fast. Its a monster. Thats one expensive habit. Do you have to rebuild after x amount of runs. Saw one on u tube.
 

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I just googled the destroyer! I see ets how fast. Its a monster. Thats one expensive habit. Do you have to rebuild after x amount of runs. Saw one on u tube.
My goal is to be consistent on the 9.90 sec index race, aka "Super Gas" class, top speed in the area of 130+ MPH
It's highly recommended to pull the engine after a race season or at most 2 depending on how many passes were made since last refresh, I'm debating leaving it alone this winter, I have only made 38 pass so far between fall of 2020 and now, I expect to make a similar amount next year, so it should be ready for complete overhaul winter 22/23

First race season 2011, I made 156 passes then a rebuild over winter of 2012, rings, 2nd gear upgrade.

Second race season 2012, I made 76, passes, minor refresh done over winter, head work cleanup ports, guides.

Third race season 2013, 3 passes then I pitched front exhaust valve shim & bent valve repaired it, a few weeks later on making 5th pass, broke a rear valve spring, tore down engine for major overhaul, all new valve springs, new pistons, rods, remove counter balancer, rebalance crank to new dynamic conditions, I did not finish the rebuild until summer of 2016, but bike stayed in mothballs 2017, 2018, 2019

This is a very costly hobby, but I enjoy the challenges, for how long?? .... I'm not sure but I want to do it while I can and the Mrs. is in good health, some day I will be focusing my attention on her care, she is 11 years older than me.
 

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My goal is to be consistent on the 9.90 sec index race, aka "Super Gas" class, top speed in the area of 130+ MPH
It's highly recommended to pull the engine after a race season or at most 2 depending on how many passes were made since last refresh, I'm debating leaving it alone this winter, I have only made 38 pass so far between fall of 2020 and now, I expect to make a similar amount next year, so it should be ready for complete overhaul winter 22/23

First race season 2011, I made 156 passes then a rebuild over winter of 2012, rings, 2nd gear upgrade.

Second race season 2012, I made 76, passes, minor refresh done over winter, head work cleanup ports, guides.

Third race season 2013, 3 passes then I pitched front exhaust valve shim & bent valve repaired it, a few weeks later on making 5th pass, broke a rear valve spring, tore down engine for major overhaul, all new valve springs, new pistons, rods, remove counter balancer, rebalance crank to new dynamic conditions, I did not finish the rebuild until summer of 2016, but bike stayed in mothballs 2017, 2018, 2019

This is a very costly hobby, but I enjoy the challenges, for how long?? .... I'm not sure but I want to do it while I can and the Mrs. is in good health, some day I will be focusing my attention on her care, she is 11 years older than me.
I watch drag racing on TV. My wife is older 5 yrs than myself. I am already in the constant care mode. MS has no mercy, my only outlet is my bike. My wife is a wonderful woman. I wish it happened to me instead of her. So I hear u I get it. Tc
 

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Well, I didn't ride yesterday... I had a dentist appointment that took forever (to begin with, my dentist is 45 min away, on top of that, the hygienist was having issues with the x-ray machine for the bite wings, then when she finished, had to wait on the dentist to finish a crown on another patient before he could check me out, etc). I left at 1:00 and it was almost 4:00 when I got back, rain was starting to come in and it was raining off-and-on all day and I didn't want to take the bike to the dentist if it was having issues.

So anyway, out riding today and when fully warmed up/hot, idle is still stable and back to normal, no decel pop or any other air intake leak symptoms, so I think maybe it must have been some residual carb cleaner, even though I let it sit for an hour to dry after cleaning and sprayed it out with some gentle air pressure.

She's running so much better now. Might be time to toss the filter that was on it, even after degreasing, it's still heavily stained looking. The air filter I put on was a brand new one. So now I am down to one air filter (K&N HD-0800). This should last longer though with the external breather keeping engine oil out of it.

Been debating about whether or not to get this MaxFlow kit from Zippers. It's $87, uses my existing SE air cleaner back plate, has something like 60% more surface area than the HD-0800 filter. Though I dunno, it wouldn't hurt obviously but I dunno if it would help (in other words, I dunno if the HD-0800 filter is restrictive).

I do know others with the W6H cam that I have and nominal 10:1 or 10.5:1 comp and the same headwork as me are able to get as much as 90 peak HP while my peak is still 82 hp. The V&H pro pipe might also be a little restrictive though. But, I'm still pulling 85 ft-lbs at 3700 and I generally don't run like a maniac.

I'm also debating about getting a Baker DD5 builder's kit. Reason being, I rarely even have a chance to use 6th gear since everywhere I go is hilly, plus the DD6 isn't strong enough for the future engine I plan to have. So if I swap soon to the DD5, I'll only have ≈20,000 miles on the DD6 gearset and maybe I can get a little more for selling it to help offset the cost of the DD5. Unfortunately, I don't have $2K just laying around. I also don't know how hard it'll be to sell a used DD6 gearset for Evo big twins.

you will when you get one hermano!
Well if I get rich, I'm gonna get one of those Pan Ams, then I will have the full learning curve thrown at me... EFI, DOHC, liquid cooling, etc.
 

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Swapped out my air cleaner to the ventilator extreme. Gonna be much easier for maintenance.

Stripped the head out of one of the button head allens on my Heavy Breather Extreme. Too many parts on that one, and it got in the way when I was wanting to use my highway bar.

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Been debating about whether or not to get this MaxFlow kit from Zippers. It's $87, uses my existing SE air cleaner back plate, has something like 60% more surface area than the HD-0800 filter. Though I dunno, it wouldn't hurt obviously but I dunno if it would help (in other words, I dunno if the HD-0800 filter is restrictive).
I had one of those Zipper's MaxFlow filters on my NightTrain. (y)
 

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Swapped out my air cleaner to the ventilator extreme. Gonna be much easier for maintenance.

Stripped the head out of one of the button head allens on my Heavy Breather Extreme. Too many parts on that one, and it got in the way when I was wanting to use my highway bar.

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looks good hermano! the other one was a pretty big matza ball hangin out there. ;)
 

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looks good hermano! the other one was a pretty big matza ball hangin out there. ;)
Yeah this one is tucked in nice and tight, like the OEM filter. Looks stealthier too. :nod

Just found out that I will need a new rain sock, OEM one wont fit this filter.
 

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So yesterday I did the Dignified Transfer and escort ride for LCPL Jared Schmitz, along with 1000 other motorcyclists. The police completely shut down westbound I-70 between the airport (in St. Louis County) to the Cave Springs exit (in St. Charles County), people lined the interstate and all the overpasses. You can find pictures of it and videos of it on Facebook and You-Tube. It was a very moving experience.
 
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