The DC-11 is an oddball. They say it's for an XLR, but the more I research, it's just a replacement carburetor for any of the other DC-6,7,10, etc. Anyway, I've had one for years. I took it all apart and compared with a bunch of other DCs...and I can't find anything different - except someone had silver soldered the #4 jet shut, and redrilled it smaller. I replaced it with a standard #4 (which is .057 hole) My float bowl was leaking, so I took it back off to reseal...and I thought, "I should just put that smaller jet in, see what it does." Well, I was surprised - after a few screw adjustments - this thing now rips ! That jet does nothing more but feed fuel to passage regulated by that fuel screw up above(on top) that should be adjusted 1 1/2-2 1/2 turns out(w/#4 jet). Now I need to run that screw at 4 1/2 to 5 turns out. I see there's a #1 Jet (.052) available. Maybe try one in your own DC if you're crazy enough to run one...and see what happens. Next time I take my bowl off, I'll get the jet drills and see what size it is for sure . . .
Got this panhead running decent now. I built a set of early heads (w/o-ring intake adapters). Runnin' 1/8" oversize nitrite valves with cast iron guides. Andrews springs set up to .550 travel and 1.340 installed height. Andrews #1 low compression cam. I like the Andrews 31, but in the stroker with increased compression - I'm getting some pinging at low speeds, and in high gear when tryin' to get with it . . . I set of the heads for an Andrews B or Leineweber L3S - so changes can be made without more valve spring set-up.
I built this bike for vintage touring - trying to use all H-D parts, ie: frame, engine, tanks, sheet metal, etc. Even if it had a dent, I still used it. Original H-D USA over ___________. (well you know) I had a couple sets of aftermarket tanks, and they just didn't fit right - so I picked up these original 1954 tanks, dash plate and dash, all bought separately - and everything bolted right on - no shims and plenty of time left for an ice cold High Life !
We just want to extend a huge thank you to everyone that came out last weekend to support an event that we've kept going somehow for 9 years now! It means the world that anyone would come and spend their hard-earned cash to help us put this thing on for everyone to have a good time year after year. It couldn't happen without you! And a huge thanks to everyone that lends a helping hand during the show; it's the greatest crew of people and friends we could ask for. Also, all of the insanely good bands and sound crew that kept us rocking all weekend, thanks a bunch! Can't forget Oakland Valley Speedway for having us and putting up with the shenanigans, and all of the vendors and sponsors that set up and keep the masses happy and fed! Congrats to all of the award winners as well! We'll get some more photos posted up as we get them, here and on the Instagram - @strangedaysevent. For now, here are a few that the super talented David Carlo snapped during the weekend; this is just a sample, check out the rest on his site at:
From our friends at the NorCal Cycle Swap - "Come out on July 21st to the FIRST EVER Nor Cal bike and CAR Swap. Gates open at 8:00 AM. $10 per person, for general admission. Free parking. Located at the West Wind Drive In Theater at 9616 Oates Drive, Sacramento, CA (Bradshaw exit from Hwy 50). Ride your pre-1970 motorcycle and get free entry! This is an established motorcycle Swap Meet that we are opening up to the car culture. We'd like to welcome hot rods, trucks, low riders, classics, VW's, 4x4,s, you name it!
We will have all car customers in their own separate lot to avoid crossover and confusion. If you don't want to see motorcycle parts, you don't have to. And vice versa. Want to be a vendor and sell your stuff? Register online at www.norcalcycleswap.com or, you can show up with cash on the day of the swap and get a spot that way. Pricing is available online.
We will also be hosting our 2nd Annual NCCS Motorcycle Show during this swap meet. If you have a bike that you'd like to show in one of the classes, please bring it out, we'd love to see it. Should be some really cool prizes from our awesome sponsors, so you'll wanna be there! Winners will be announced at 11:00 AM!" - @norcalcycleswap