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Now that Tatanka is running fine, it's time to get to work on the '83 1100 that came with him. I've decided to call him "Bobo", a Carolina friendly nickname for guys named Bob/Robert. Bo for short.

Pulled the seat, rear racks, Vetter faring, carb covers, gas tank cover, and this is what he looks like naked and without any cleaning.

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Tatanka didn't look much better, and Bo's throttle and choke at least move a little, T's didn't at all. He's had 2-cycle oil soaking his rings for 3 months, and has been turned over a bit several times. So, like we discuss often here with Classic Wings, the intake system comes off for a thorough bench carb inspection and cleaning (I know that makes you happy, knelson!:D) Rubber will get close inspection. Once that's done, reassemble with intakes tight and new air filter, add some fuel with 1/2oz of Seafoam per gallon and see if he'll fire.:eek:

This bike has not run for at least 9 years. When the oil was drained it smelled like it was half gas, so I'll be looking real close at floats and needle valves. It would be great if a stuck float or level adjustment is all it needs! And, it's likely to take more than that, not just some time to run well enough to sell for a good price. At least I know the crankcase is clean, right?, I mean with all the gas in the old oil? Not so much. I can safely assume that the gas that leaked into the crankcase was treated with ethanol, which attracts water like a sponge. So, we changed the oil to a decent 10-30 conventional to re-swell the gaskets and to soak all critical internal parts with fresh oil without gas or water in it. We'll see.

Oh yeah, here's a photo of Tatanka, too. He's being bashful because he knows he needs a bath and some polishing (my slackest area of motorcycle work.)

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Wish me luck! I'll be seeking help on Bobo, starting with a manual. Anybody got one, new or used, they'd like to sell?
 

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Now that Tatanka is running fine, it's time to get to work on the '83 1100 that came with him. I've decided to call him "Bobo", a Carolina friendly nickname for guys named Bob/Robert. Bo for short.

Pulled the seat, rear racks, Vetter faring, carb covers, gas tank cover, and this is what he looks like naked and without any cleaning.

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Tatanka didn't look much better, and Bo's throttle and choke at least move a little, T's didn't at all. He's had 2-cycle oil soaking his rings for 3 months, and has been turned over a bit several times. So, like we discuss often here with Classic Wings, the intake system comes off for a thorough bench carb inspection and cleaning (I know that makes you happy, knelson!:D) Rubber will get close inspection. Once that's done, reassemble with intakes tight and new air filter, add some fuel with 1/2oz of Seafoam per gallon and see if he'll fire.:eek:

This bike has not run for at least 9 years. When the oil was drained it smelled like it was half gas, so I'll be looking real close at floats and needle valves. It would be great if a stuck float or level adjustment is all it needs! And, it's likely to take more than that, not just some time to run well enough to sell for a good price. At least I know the crankcase is clean, right?, I mean with all the gas in the old oil? Not so much. I can safely assume that the gas that leaked into the crankcase was treated with ethanol, which attracts water like a sponge. So, we changed the oil to a decent 10-30 conventional to re-swell the gaskets and to soak all critical internal parts with fresh oil without gas or water in it. We'll see.

Oh yeah, here's a photo of Tatanka, too. He's being bashful because he knows he needs a bath and some polishing (my slackest area of motorcycle work.)

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Wish me luck! I'll be seeking help on Bobo, starting with a manual. Anybody got one, new or used, they'd like to sell?
Ahh a true craftsman at work it just warms my heart. Bobo looks like a fun project. I wish I could be there to help out. Tatanka looks a little nervous with Bobo stripped down.:D
Perhaps you could pull the plugs and add some MMO to each cylinder and let it soak while your working on the rest of the bike. 9 years of sitting after having fuel wash down the cylinders into the crankcase I am sure the rings could use some lube before cranking it over. thanks for the pictures. Tell Tatanka not to be bashful as it is a nice looking Wing.
 

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good luck with your new project, hope all goes well and you get this one back on the road soon
 

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Thanks, Doc. Knelson, believe me: I wish you were here to help, too! Oh well, time to man up I guess!:eek:
 

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don't ya love starting a new project. Bobo looks like a fun one. ever thought about bobbing Bobo. I have the coucilor =86 1200 as a daily driver, then i have the twisted clown = 82 1100. me and the twisted clown have been threw a alot, can't bring myself to let it go, so she sits in the corner for now covered up. i have decided to strip her naked maybe a bit of custom work ya no a lift here a tuck there make her something sexy
 

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Have fun with Bobo. Looks like it already has some different headcovers:cool:
 

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Hey Alien,

What do you mean by "bobbing" Bobo? It's not like "Honkin' on Bobo" is it? (Aerosmith's last original CD, I believe) Tatanka has adopted Bobo as a little brother, so if anybody wants to "Honk on Bobo" they'll have to deal with him!:eek::D To paraphrase Toby Keith: "He'll put a horn in your *ss, it's the American (Bison) way!"
 

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I'd love to do a naked early bike something like those. Don't think I'd enjoy living in the trailer for the rest of time though:eek:
 

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At least put a sheet over the poor thing. How embarrassing....
 

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Charlie,

I would cover Bobo up, but I'm trying to build up Tatanka's self-esteem! :D
 
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