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Spring Cleaning at Shannon's Kennel

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  1. Mr. Wright

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    This will give you an idea of why you should do a tear down now and then. Big Daddy had already cleaned the inner primary before we decided to separate the trans from it. This is what he missed.
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    Water had become trapped in the cavity along the bottom side of the trany, and was deteriorating the metal.

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    I have tried just about everything you can imagine to clean the stains off a trany, but magnesium just won't shine. Big Daddy took my dremel and a little wool bit with polishing compound and it came out pretty good.

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    Throttle cable ends had a bit of rust on them. Left one is before, and the right one is after scrubbing it with WD-40 and aluminum foil.

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    Sorry, didn't get a stopping point picture, just have to wait till tomorrow.
     
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    Had to get some other stuff done today besides working on the bike, but I managed to make an inspection cover for the primary, drive pulley cover, and clutch cable, primary cover w/ new derby covers, brake rotors back together, and few other little things.
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    New head light, oil cooler and stash tube clutch cable, and all 4 signal lights.
    My new tire machine, is suppose to be in tomorrow, so we can get the new tires mounted.
     
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    The ole dog is really coming together nice! I couldn't be happier with the results so far everything looks great. When I do list it for sale it will be nice to say with total confidence that there are absolutely no issues with the bike.

    I told Shannon that I'm glad we went through it I have a special attachment for this little dog, I wanted to make it look new again. This Mastiff has given me a lot and it didn't seem fair to not return the favor. If I hadent bought this bike I would never have have bought the k9.

    Aside from it never leaving me stranded and worry free motorcycle it helped me meet so many people I now consider dear friends, you all know who you are. I am glad to know you all and proud to call you my friends. If not for this little mastiff knowing all of you wouldn't have happened. This mastiff build is a tribute or a symbol of our friendship (mine and yours) because had it not been for it we would have never met. I must admit that this makes me a bit emotional. Not getting a chance to know you all would certainly have been a loss to me. That's why the rebuild is worth every penny, because all of my new friends are worth it and so much more. Thank you all for the kindness you have shown me over the last couple of years. If you have to ask yourself is he talking to me, yes dear friend I am. ;) Brotherly love to you all.
     
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    Lots of detail polishing, and little things to do.
    I'm so freaking tired, I can't even think of all we did today.
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    The big question is what to do with these. Stay tuned.
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    New mirrors and had grips
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    This side is done.
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    So is this side

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    Was going to mount the tank, but decided it needed buffed more.
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    image.jpg I got a half way decent side shot.
     
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    What MFG and model did you decide to get?
    I've been kicking around the idea of upgrading mine.
     
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    I'll tell you what, that bike looks so good, it looks like it was dipped in chrome!!! Great job all the way a round.
     
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    Got to put a plug in here for Michael Lamb, who did the polishing on the engine, wheels, and foot controls. Sure makes my job a lot easier. Thanks Mike.
    I'll get pictures up tomorrow, it's to late tonight to mess with them. Except for this one. A simple relaxing week of bike building, and this is what my help looks like.
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    Boy Shannon those are some Big Dogs you got there. The one in the chair looks like it sucked a valve.
     
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    Hardy bar har....
     
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    I'm back home it want to send out a sincere thanks to Shannon and his wife. The both of them are so kind and hospitable makes you feel right at home. Plus I got to hang out with my little buddy Gabe (Shannon's son in-law) and help him work on his dog a little. I always look forward to going and feel a bit sad when I leave. Because of Shannon I have met many of his friends that I now consider my friends. A great group of people, I miss them already and look forward to seeing them again.

    Once again I would like to give Mike Lamb a sincere thank you. He's never let me down without all the polishing work he did on my mastiff it would be just another bike, but he really knows how to take the shiny parts to the next level. And Without Shannon none of it would have been possible. He's is very patient, and a very skilled craftsman. If he can't repair it he damn sure can build one from scratch. He has an excellent eye for detail. Most of all he is super hard working, through and honest. I would highly recommend him to anyone how has issues with their dog or someone who wants to take it to the next level.

    Thanks again to Shannon, his wonderful wife and Mike Lamb. Oh almost forgot thanks to Terry at Currys custom painting. He did a great job on the paintwork.
     
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    I picked a NO-Mar, actually Gabe is the one that bought it and added it to my shop. I'm going to make an attachment for it so it will mount to the hitch on the back of my truck, so we can bring it along to rallies.
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    IMG_20180520_122802.jpg I have 3 sets of tires to change, so I'll post how I like it later.
     
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    Front tires are easy, 250 is fine but the 300 sucks ass.

    Now your model is different and has the Cam blocks not their updated MC ones I don't know how well that will work. At the end of the day you could upgrade them to help hold the rim.

    The hardest part on the 300 vs 250 is actually just getting the tire off. Breaking the bead us east Getting the bar in there far enough and cranking the first part over the rim sucks cause you need to pull up. Watch the you tube videos or you'll end up breaking the tool.

    Now after I did the 250 I actually bought a more sturdy mount/demount bar called the mojolever because it uses a grade 8 Bolt on the demount bar and makes it easier. This thing cost me $100 bucks but is much sturdier and better designed. This guy appears to be on break till June but he sold over 4000 levers.

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    Don't forget to use a lot if tire lube for the rears. Nomar makes a good paste.

    I bought a new NoMar and after the new lever I bought I wish I just paid a few hundred more for an auto tire changer. I was more concerned with taking up too much space in the garage and I can move the nomar in and out. Maybe it will get easier as I do more rear tires but damn it took me a long sweaty Time for the 300.

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    If you cut/split the 300 in half it comes off very easy and Pledge is a great lubricant for slipping it off/on the wheel.
     
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    How do you cut it? I remember I did try cause I know you do and I couldn't cut it good. I remember seeing a pic of yours and it was a clean cut

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    Wonder if you used some type of heavy duty shear/cutter. Wouldn't stink and you would have good control. I think a sawsal or cut of wheel could get away from you easy and stink like a mofo.
     
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    Why not just use a saber saw ? A lot easier to control than a sawzall, and like you pointed out it shouldn't stink like a cut-off wheel.
     
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    Prob would work great cutting away from the rim lip. Control would be good wouldn't get away from you as easily.
     
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    I used an utility knife with a new blade in it and once you have it thru the center of the tread, grab it with 2 hands and just pull it around the circumference. Without a tire machine you will have to sit on the tire and cut a couple inches and then rotate it. I had it on my tire machine and after I had the knife in it I just hit the pedal to rotate the tire as I held the knife with 2 hands.
     
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    Clamped to a 500# tire machine is a big help to hold it while you cut, to cut the bead you almost need a bolt cutter to cut thru the many steel cords in the bead.
     
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