Test Ride - Time for a test ride,
make sure all parts are functional
Gas up and Rollout: All the fluids
have installed during the hot mock
up: oil, trans, primary drive and
brake fluid. The fuel tank was pressure
tested for leaks before final attachments
to the bike, with the shop doors
open and the fire extinguisher close
at hand, the gasoline was added
and the bike was rolled out into
SS Carb Gas Leak: After sitting
for over a year, the float in carb
was stuck in the down position.
This means as the gas entered the
carb and the bowl filled up, gas
will continue to enter the carb
and run onto the street. After a
quickly shutting of the fuel and
inspecting the SS data sheet, a
simple tap on the bowl freed the
stuck float and all was okay.
Seat Clearance: The fuses are located
under seat and are very close to
the seat pan. All worked fine until
my 185 lb butt was on it. With a
couple simple taps of the hammer,
the inside of the seat pan was bent
to clear the fuses.
Chopper Time: After just a couple
of star attempt... the chopper fired
up. Man did it sound nice and with
no mechanical issues.
The first ride was awesome, balanced,
smooth and comfortable.
Test Ride Complete: The chopper
rides great. Time to take it all
apart for chrome and paint.
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