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  1. You know, back in the day, they *were* the man's...

    You know, back in the day, they *were* the man's bike. They were a performance bike. For a short while, at least.
  2. JB -- Thanks. Having a starting point helps. ...

    JB -- Thanks. Having a starting point helps.

    Stew -- I bought the heavier springs because I was told they were needed when using a mousetrap. Aren't the -68 springs softer?
  3. Lowbrow's Shovelhead clutch pressure plate question

    Lowbrow's aluminum clutch pressure plate is recessed to hold the springs in place. This makes installing the plate, springs, and collar a breeze.

    My question is this: What length do I measure...
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    https://youtu.be/CvM_f0quA-E Took it for a...

    https://youtu.be/CvM_f0quA-E

    Took it for a spin around my neighborhood.

    Diaphragm clutch slipped on take off, which made me think it was too loose. But then it stalled when I came to a stop....
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    I rode it yesterday! No rear brake, didn't get...

    I rode it yesterday!

    No rear brake, didn't get out of first, and didn't go very far, but it moved under its own power for the first time since 1981!

    Not only that, but Dad was there to see it...
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    Started laying color down but screwed up. ...

    Started laying color down but screwed up. Sprayed silver back over the panel 96609and will start over.
  7. Thread: Project Blast!

    by jbswear
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    Looks fun. I'll be following.

    Looks fun. I'll be following.
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    96430 Silver flake base and silver flake clear...

    96430

    Silver flake base and silver flake clear

    Tape lifted so I may have to touch up the lines with a fine brush after.
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    Making more progress. Making the original...

    Making more progress.

    Making the original peanut tank paint worthy was a royal pain in the ass, what with all the little dents in it, but I finally got it smooth and laid down my base coat of...
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    I'm down with that.

    I'm down with that.
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    This evening I'll be mocking it up without the...

    This evening I'll be mocking it up without the chain so I can get full front-to-back alignment.

    I'll be taking it to a welder on Wednesday (hopefully) to have it welded in place.
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    Tell you what: How about a truce? You stop...

    Tell you what: How about a truce?

    You stop and I'll stop.

    How's that sound?
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    Yup, I'm guilty of over thinking things. I'll be...

    Yup, I'm guilty of over thinking things. I'll be the first to admit it!
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    Oh, just read the rest of your response in the...

    Oh, just read the rest of your response in the quote.

    Cool beans. Thanks.
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    I actually removed a link because it was so far...

    I actually removed a link because it was so far back in the adjuster slots that my adjusting bolts were nearly at the end of their reach.

    If need be I'll put then back.
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    Tri-- I'll give that a try. Thanks. ...

    Tri--

    I'll give that a try. Thanks.

    Bobby--

    The bracket I have is much mute substantial than that and shaped to fit the frame.
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    Tater, I have the bracket in hand (along with...

    Tater,

    I have the bracket in hand (along with an unmolested, replacement Softail caliper). I've mocked up the bracket, caliper, and wheel in place.

    I've never done this before, or seen it...
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    Thanks, man. Mine is a 3-finger model but I'll...

    Thanks, man. Mine is a 3-finger model but I'll call and see if they can help.
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    Time to get moving again on this thing. Rear...

    Time to get moving again on this thing.

    Rear end is mostly sorted; gotta get the Softail brake lined up.

    Clutch linkage is a mouse trap set up; it's adjusted well. Clutch is a diaphragm...
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    Hey man, didn't mean to ignore your response. ...

    Hey man, didn't mean to ignore your response. Yours is a good idea, but I had already ordered a replacement caliper that hasn't been cut like I did with mine.
  21. Thread: Tank mount

    by jbswear
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    Yeah, you should drill out the frame tube to...

    Yeah, you should drill out the frame tube to accept a pair of threaded bungs. Weld them into place and bolt your tank to them.
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    Thanks, gents. I've ordered a replacement...

    Thanks, gents. I've ordered a replacement caliper that has the mounting tab and a weld-on bracket.

    I'll update when it's installed.
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    Yeah man, that's the plan. If somebody will let...

    Yeah man, that's the plan. If somebody will let me know that bracket above will work for my application, I'll order it. If it needs some massaging to make it fit, I'll do that.

    I have a crappy...
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    Here's the build thread. ...

    Here's the build thread.

    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31430&highlight=jbswear
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    Dude, I've been doing homework on this thing for...

    Dude, I've been doing homework on this thing for years. With the help of others I've built a bike from scratch. "Homework" is asking questions. Then somebody says, hey, we need "xxx" information...
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