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Many of our long time members will remember a good friend we had on the board, "cookie". https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 28&t=33547

After he passed away, his wife wanted to make sure his wings went to people who would appreciate them. Steve Tarkett and I were able to purchase his two Ltds. Steve brought them back to Colorado and I drove up to pick up "cookies Ltd". Here we are with Paul on his Ltd.
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Heading back to Oklahoma:
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I drove it around Lawton and discovered the bike had real power.... very different than my '78
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In 2012, I took it out to the eastern run, and then on my way to a job interview in Pa, LOUD banging and by the side of the road:
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Replaced the drive shaft in my daughters apartment garage, then back to Oklahoma. Seemed in never idled right, and sometime later trying to start it the left side flooded out! I took out the carbs and using Randakks video rebuilt them.... it was amazing it ran at all as the floats were so out wack!

Now that I have finished redwoods 1200.... time to work on the Ltd.... but as long as the carbs are out, might as well do it right!
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Okay, the carb rebuild was 2 and a half years ago.... not that I was bored (a move, a 1200, a job being abruptly ended and another move).....
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So now to begin.... taking them apart is the easy part
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engine is out (or maybe better to say the frame is taken off)
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looking at this without the carbs was the main reason to take it all down.... it certainly can look better than this!
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There are moments you realize a total strip down was a good idea.... take a look at this!
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Wow. Cookie's bike. Good stuff, Roger.

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looks like someone had tried to repair the bottom some time in the past. I think this may be something I will take to someone with better welding skills than me

was quite a shock as I started this thread, but cookie passed away 6 years ago
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all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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this thread is a great example of something I've always read about but never experienced..the brotherhood of bikers.
I know what it's like from a military and law enforcement aspect but from riding is something new to me.
Every time I meet a biker and wave it's reassuring to know if I was broke down..they would stop.
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I joined this forum soon after Cookie had passed. There was still a fair amount of chatter on him going on - after six months. For me, never even having exchanged cyber comments with him, I find it amazing that this guy left such an impression on folks. So, I went back and (for the second time) scanned a bunch of his input on here. I think I have a pretty good sense of how those impressions came about. Even though he's no longer with us, the humanity of the man is still there in those "cyber" words he left behind.

Some guy. (Wonder if he knew about that frame rust?)
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It's great to see this project taking off. I'm sure Cookie knew you'd take food care of his LTD, and that he's keeping a watchful eye, and sending you good vibes!
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'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

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'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
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Love the LTDs maybe will have one someday. Regarding the disassembly, it is usually just about the point you are at when the panic attack starts. This is where a great many less hearty (or maybe smarter) souls give up and set it aside for another day-- that never comes.
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rcmatt007 wrote:looks like someone had tried to repair the bottom some time in the past. I think this may be something I will take to someone with better welding skills than me

was quite a shock as I started this thread, but cookie passed away 6 years ago
Is it really that long? :shock: Amazing how the time flies in. Cookie was one of the best. :orange

Rodger, the only answer to that rot in the frame is to cut it out and weld in new tubes. In that last picture, notice how the main frame tube is cracking too.
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I didn't want to hear that.... I will look closer at the main part of the frame, as pictures don't always catch everything
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"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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on my 79 project I took the removal frame part and de-rusted it then tapped off the drain holes and filled it with red-kote which I then allowed to drain out. I will set the rusty part of the frame into a pan with de-ruster to really see how much damage is there, It is obvious from the pictures there is a previous repair
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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I wonder if it might be easier to just cut out the whole section and replace it from another frame. Done right, it wouldn't be noticeable, and stronger than a patch on a patch, IMhO.
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'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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well, what I have done.... the right side welded up nicely... the left was thin and the weld just made holes.... so I took a piece of stock steel... and welded it over the area. Other thought is to take it to a welding ship, have them weld a new steel tub and weld onto it the enter stand bracket

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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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