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    New guy in So. Utah

    Greetings all,

    I hail from Kanab, Utah. Originally from Salt Lake. I'm an automotive technician and shop-owner by trade. Have been building pans, knuckles and flatties since the 70's, have owned a couple dozen of them over the years. The newer bikes are OK but they just don't "do it" for me, I've always owned old stuff. My current rides are an 82 FLT and I am restoring a 37 ULH. Both of these sleds will probably be with me for the duration.

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    Welcome aboard. When you can, it'd be great to see some pics of your 'in process' ULH. Mind if I ask who you were with as a 'hueygunner'?

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    Welcome to the club and pics if you can......

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    My current rides are an 82 FLT and I am restoring a 37 ULH. Both of these sleds will probably be with me for the duration.
    Welcome to the asylum, hueygunner! You're in the right place. By that bio I think you'll find a lot to like "here." We like all bikes, but nothing newer than a Shovelhead for many of us, I think; things we can take apart and put back together with our eyes tied behind our backs. What took you so long? Heh.
    Old "Ride, Wrench, Repeat" probly defines most of us who ride. CAIMag has become a reg'lur place on Al Gore's invention, here, for many people. It's a global conversation about old American motorcycles.
    I love the variety of conversations you can just eavesdrop in on about everything from Hendersons to Indians to Old Harleys, 24/7.

    SP5, 120th Avn Co. AHC
    1st Avn. Bde. Long Binh 70
    Last edited by Sarge; 01-03-2016 at 08:37 PM.

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    Welcome Hueygunner, would love to see shots of the 37ULH project, thanks, Larry

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    AMCA roadrun headquartered out of Kanab June 1st. Get involved if you can. Great times are had.

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    Welcome Hueygunner from someone else who lives in Riverton, Utah. Were you, by chance, in the 396th AHB UTARNG?
    Fabe
    '41 FL
    '50 Chief
    '64 FL
    '42 WLA

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    Thanks all for the welcome! I'll get busy and load up a few pics of the 37. A long story goes with that one, I'll save that for another day. It's been in my stable for many years, been through a few changes. I originally bought the engine as a basket and put it together in a 56 Pan frame wth an XA springer, upsweeps. I thought about trying to do a resto on it using all Harley parts, but thought better of it after watching what the OE parts - especially 36 - 37 parts - are bringing on auction. I can't believe how much of that stuff I've just given to my friends over the years, now it's out of my reach financially. The plan for it now is an accurate restoration using high-end repro parts. (I just picked up a front fender from Replicant Metals - it's beautiful! It's almost a shame to cover it up with paint). Have collected a bunch of other nice parts so far, hope to have it painted and back on the road this year.
    My 82 Shovel bagger is my everyday driver, it's the only sled I've owned that has disc brakes and suspension. Oh yeah and 5 gears. It was a gift from a brother before he died. Yeah it's pretty "new" but the bike means a lot to me - rebuilt it it top to bottom, painted it black, took the sharknose fairing off and put a fairing off a cop bike on it. It's been a great rider.
    Glad to see a few other vets on here. I was 67N20 / E-5 hard stripe. Enlisted in 1976. I served in a DSGS unit (F Troop, 704th Maint Battalion) for D 1/10 Air Cav - mostly twisted wrenches on Hueys, Cobras and Jet Rangers, also did windshields and chin-bubbles until I was ready to go crazy. Rotated out and crewed Slicks for 201st Avn Co.(Assault Helicopter) Red Barons in South Korea for a year and a half. That's the condensed version.
    Thanks for letting me in - I'll get some pics loaded up over the weekend. Ride safe!
    Jim

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    Quote Originally Posted by hueygunner View Post
    Glad to see a few other vets on here. I was 67N20 / E-5 hard stripe. Enlisted in 1976. I served in a DSGS unit (F Troop, 704th Maint Battalion) for D 1/10 Air Cav - mostly twisted wrenches on Hueys, Cobras and Jet Rangers, also did windshields and chin-bubbles until I was ready to go crazy. Rotated out and crewed Slicks for 201st Avn Co.(Assault Helicopter) Red Barons in South Korea for a year and a half. That's the condensed version.
    Thanks for letting me in - I'll get some pics loaded up over the weekend. Ride safe!
    Jim
    You just missed the "unpleasantness" in SE Asia, signing up in '76. I was at Ft. Lewis from '68 to early '70, and spent my whole tour on the West Coast, getting out as a Spec 5. My MOS was 71H20, Personnel Specialist, working in the Personnel Center at Ft. Lewis. All of the guys returning from Camh Ranh Bay in RVN were processed through us, plus all of the troops coming back to the US from Korea, Taiwan.

    I think I had possibly the best job in the whole US Army my last year. There were four guys in my unit (including myself) who worked at SeaTac, the commercial airport between Seattle and Tacoma. Our job was to meet regularly scheduled arriving flights throughout the day, and tally any Army personnel who might be on them, categorizing them as special leave, emergency leave, reassignment, ETS (getting out), etc. Our schedule was one day on - three days off. The "one day on" was a long one, with the first flight coming in at 4:40AM and the last flight of the day at 11:45PM. After the last fllight, we had to drive back to Ft. Lewis and tally up all of the troops who had come in through McChord AFB on chartered carriers+ the ones we counted, usually about 1500 to 2000 a day. It made for one long day, but we could go up to the Military lounge at the airport and rack out for an hour or two between flights.

    Anyway, hueygunner, I think you'll enjoy being here. Lots of guys with similar interests, and a wealth of knowledge about the old iron.

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    Re: New guy in So. Utah

    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll check it out. We had a bunch of old Harleys and Indians here in 2014. I heard rumor they may be back later this year as well. Kanab's a great place to ride.

    Jim

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