Tom Zimmer
Sunday, April 30, 2006
  Don's New Bike Pictures

  CMA Biker Sunday - During Service

  CMA Biker Sunday - Outside Before Service

  CMA Biker Sunday Pictures - Setting up the Hospitality Tent

  CMA Biker Sunday at Leander Assembly of God

We had a CMA Biker Sunday at Randy and Paula's church Leander Assembly of God. I was assigned to be photographer, so I have lots of pictures and video to post. Here is a rough cut, with a list of the videos. Most are hosted on YOUTUBE, but for some, I am trying out VEOH. The title above links to the video for Don's first son on guitar and harmonica.

Click here for Don's second song.

Next is Don's sermon;

Click here for part one
Click here for part two
Click here for part three

Finally, is a short clip of Don's new bike, Click HERE
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
  Suzuki RE5 Rotary Engine Motorcycle
I just found this on, and I am amazed. I owned a Suzuki three cylinder 75 water cooled "Water Buffalo", but I often dreamed of owning the RE5. This is a great promotional video produced by Suzuki. Give it a look.

Click here for Suzuki RE5 Video Part 1


Click here for Suzuki RE5 Video Part 2

Here is a picture of the RE5, click on the picture to go to a web page specializing in the Suzuki RE5.

Saturday, April 22, 2006
  Riding the Hill Country on the Killeen Dart Run
This is the beginning of a post including video, and pictures of the Dart Run in Killeen, Texas on April 22nd, 2006.

Click the Title to see the video.
  CMA Dart Run in Killeen Texas

The killeen chapter of the CMA had their annual Dart Run. This is an event where you ride around to different locations, and throw darts to see who can get the best score. Click the title above to view the video of some dart throwing.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
  Debbie's Clutch Adjustment on '73 Shovelhead FL

Last week, we were up in Liberty Hill, working on Debbie's '73 Shovelhead FL, doing some electrical wiring, and we started looking at the clutch adjustment after installing a new clutch cable. It seems that the cable needed to be adjusted as far out as it would go, to get the clutch to disengage at all, and in fact the clutch arm was hitting the transmission case, and was still not fully disengaged.

As you can see from this first picture (sorry for the blurring), there is almost an inch of space between the starter on the left, and the clutch release arm in the middle (click picture for a larger image). The book says it should be 1/2 inch when properly adjusted, so we had a problem. We tried playing with the adjustment on the clutch basket end of the clutch push rod, but to no avail. We decided to shut it down for the day, and went home to think about what could be wrong. We had purchased what we thought was the correct clutch push rod length of 14 inches. On further thinking, it appeared that the rod simply had to be too short. We looked in the catalog, and there was in fact a longer rod available for the 1975 Shovelhead transmission that was 14 1/8 inches long. We decided to buy that, but when Debbie talked to Ken, he suggested they just make one out of drill rod. Ok. Anyway, when Debbie went up to the shop today, and they got it all apart, Ken decided to try to put an 1/8 inch sleeve on the turned down end of the clutch push rod, insted of making a new rod. they did that, and it almost fixed the problem completely, but it still didn't seem to be quite long enough. They decided to use a torch to heat the clutch release arm near the mount end, and bend it just a bit to give it a little more clearance from hitting the transmission. That fixed it. How do you spell custom?

Here is the "after" picture, where Debbie is using her middle finger (no she isn't giving it the bird) to show that there is now about 1/2 inch of space between the starter and the clutch release arm. Piece of cake!
Thursday, April 13, 2006
  Caldwell Chapter Chartering Event
Some of our New Life Riders CMA chapter members joined our regional coordinator, Johnny Upton, and our area rep, Don Potter in Caldwell Tuesday evening, where the Caldwell Ride Group became the Caldwell "Heaven's Highway Riders" CMA Chapter when they received their Chapter Charter.

Here are a few pictures that Jay took (click a picture for a larger version);

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I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

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