Micheal has been spending the last few weeks in and out of my shop trying to get his 69 running. The bike was a good score, but a big unknown, as it had been sitting for 10+ years. Most everything was there on the bike and just needed a few things to bolt up before trying to kick it over. After a little of this, a little of that, Mike rewired the bike, we fixed a frozen rocker arm, re-fitted a snug oil pump breather, mocked up some pipes and Sat finally got it running. Sounded good for about 3 min.
Put the compensator back on and no go! WTF? Somehow the compensator was binding, and I am still not sure why. So, I took a hub space I had laying around and machined it down to make a make shift compensator, bolted it on and BLAM! Mike hit it first kick.
Drink to that!