Been zoning out lately but snapped out of it...I've been doin' a lot of nice cold rides on my 47 FL.
Well it's been slow but I am at the "mock up" stage of building my 41 TT Knuckle. Playing with various fenders, pipes, risers, etc. I decided to go with the Flanders top tree and (for now) the shortest risers. Everything that goes on this will be 40's era stuff.
The last 41 I did had a cut off date of 1950 on the parts (Black hydra-glide). This one will stay in the 40's using only original pre-47 accessories and available after market from that period. That seat is gonna go... haven't decided on sprung or post yet.
I may keep it 100% TT and not run lights...I put a timer and generator in it for now but may move to a front mounted mag. I'm goin' with a three speed trans which is in the process of being rebuilt.
I'm thinkin' about running this Knuckle at Wauseon Ohio on the dirt track this year since they don't seem to have a displacement rule in the handshift class (based on the Indian Chief that ran in '09). If I do that I'll pull off the wheels (with those original Goodyear's) and put on the ones off my WLDR (I use star hubs front and rear on that).
The last time I had a Knuckle on a dirt track was in 2001 at the Syracuse Mile. It would be a blast to do it again. I have two goals when racing... 1. Don't crash and 2. Don't come in dead last! (oh yeah ...if it looks like your gonna be dead last...forget goal # 1).