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Spring Cleaning at Shannon's Kennel

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  1. BWG56

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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.

    https://www.mojotiretools.com/mojoweb.htm

    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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    Makes sense. So you are not cutting it from bead to bead you are cutting it in half basically correct? Or did I misunderstand you?
     
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    That is correct, right down the middle, it allows the 2 halves to fall together and your no longer fighting the low profile to get the bead over the wheel.
     
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    Thanks for the shout out.i am so lucky to be part of this .big daddy is a great guy and look forward to more work in the future. Cant wait to get the time to finally get up to meet shannon in person the time will come ..thanks again......
     
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    Started at 4 am today to get some work done so I could get back on Big Daddy's bike.
    Tried out the new tire machine, it's not as easy as the girl in the video makes it look. So I cut the tire.
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    New bearing, and got the hubs, pulley and brake rotor on.
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    Okay who did the polishing, looks like chrome, really looks great
     
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