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Offline toofastjunior

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Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« on: September 07, 2019, 12:27:45 pm »
Hello there, this is Brian Snowberg's son, he was active in COG for a long time and many of you in the Minnesota area may know him. I recently inherited his 1986 Concours and because it has not been ridden in a long time it is in need of maintenance/repair. The bike will start fine, but from what I can tell it seems a gasket in the petcock needs replacement and one of the carb floats may be stuck?

I am curious if there is anyone in the Minneapolis area with some time and knowledge to give me a hand or advice to get it back to riding shape.

Thanks,

Colin


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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 01:04:14 pm »
Good to see you posting! Brian was a good friend to many of us..
I'd help, but too far away. Can offer some advise.

Best is to but a new petcock from Murph.
On the carbs, be extremely careful with a flooding carb as the engine can hydrolock!
If their flooding, they "must" come off for a cleaning/adjustment.

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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 02:23:14 pm »
Colin,

Would not even turn bike over with starter until following Ted's advice. Hydolock from raw fuel in cylinder bends rods and kills your Dad's C10's future.

Before spending money on it make sure this has not already happened and do hydolock check as shown on You Tube. It is simple to do and will save you misery and money. Cost nothing to do too!

When I bought my non runner home. My son and I did this first thing after unloading it from back of truck. Passed. Rebuit carbs and petcock as soon as parts came in.

Yeah worth the wait!

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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 02:28:58 pm »
It's "probable" that someone here knows that bike.
Hoping one of them will see your post.

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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 03:59:36 pm »
Colin, your Dad and I were friends, I can help you. Check you PM's, I'm going to send my phone #. steve
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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2019, 04:42:26 pm »
Colin,
 Your dad had friends all over the United States and probably more. I was another one and will miss your dad greatly. He was a great guy and a good friend.  You are more than welcome here and glad to see you are getting his old bike running. I rode with him and that bike many times...we shall not forget. :beerchug: :beerchug:
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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2019, 05:23:00 pm »
Hi Colin PM sent we should be able to get you going.

If not we will have to make Steve fly up for a service call. :)
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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2019, 11:34:22 pm »
Thank you all for your help, I am on my way to getting this back in shape! Hopefully soon this bike will show up at a rally.

Colin

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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2019, 11:46:51 pm »
Thank you all for your help, I am on my way to getting this back in shape! Hopefully soon this bike will show up at a rally.

Colin

Colin, I wasn't fortunate enough to have met you Dad,  (I'm still pretty much a newbie) but I have talked to a few that knew him and from what I heard he was a very special guy!
   I did buy a couple of parts from Roger Dodger, he was selling them for your Dad.
   You are in the right place to get that bike up and running. Great group of guys with a lot of knowledge!
   Hope to see you and the bike at a rally soon!

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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 11:55:13 pm »
Thank you all for your help, I am on my way to getting this back in shape! Hopefully soon this bike will show up at a rally.

Colin

If you need parts, don't hesitate to call me, I'm in the book.. knew your pop, and he is always in my and my wife's heart.... anything you need, call... I'll try to help you.  Bless you and mom, and most of all your dad..
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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 04:47:33 pm »
I wish I could "Like" several of these comments. 

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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 07:14:11 pm »
I wish I could "Like" several of these comments. 
Actually you can.  All you have to do is click the quote button on the comments you like and then type away about what awesome comments they posted!  Then we can all see what it is that you like about those comments, instead of that you just like them. :)

It's pretty heartwarming in today's world to see the show of support for Brian's son and the desire to be a part of getting his bike back in running condition.  COG does have some very nice people as members.  I'm proud to be a member of a group like this! :beerchug:
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Re: Looking for help with Brian Snowberg's bike
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2019, 09:34:26 pm »
For Brian's son, we'll gladly chip in.
I have a parts bike with some things remaining..
What parts are needed?

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