This is a film of me ridin Jolly Jumper for the first time...taken some weeks ago but I didn´t knew how to upload the film....til now! Klick on the link...its short and you can hear that I have trouble with the clutch heddin for second gear! :) Knucklehead first drive
Had a hairrising experience today drivin with my buddy Larsa...a flat front tyre in 55mph is a nightmare!
I was lucky that the road was straight and it happened in a uphill so the cycle lost speed pretty fast even thou I never hit the brake. I stomped my boots as hard as I could to the asphalt and praid.....and It all went well....Got a "new" tyre from Peter Löwenius dirtbike and with help from Larsa Hedström and Lefthand Freddie I changed the tyre at the roadside!
The Knucklehead runs well since a few weeks now and the only
big issue is the full throttle performance!...I have three options!
Nr one would be to change carb to a super e or something boring!
Nr two is to add a thunder jet, wery interesting and I think that would work!
The third is to go for a dual linkert carb setup!...My choice is to go for what feels most traditional and closest to the heart!...Dual Linkerts!.....(The motor displays 96 cubic inches so it suffers on the upper end of throttletwisting!)
The guy in the picture has nothing to do with this manifold but to make the pic a bit more colourful! :)
On its way! Will make the next one with a bit narrower angle between the carbs...that way I can pull em in closer in between the heads!
The rear carb will be the main up to about half throttle and the front will kick in to do the need for speed!...really simple linkage...to be continued!
Thats better! ...Things yet to do!
This setup is... well twice as heavy as original and I will need a sturdy support bracket, a fuel line that splits halway down, I will make a nice one later but for now a hose will do, a choke knob and maybe some kind of deflectors ! The linkage works so well its unbelieveable! ...just have to make some adjustments with the wire !