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    Just a thought. This happened to me once. The...

    Just a thought. This happened to me once. The cable was nice and loose and would only hang open the throttle when the bars were turned to the left. Foot clutch and no front brake so i would always...
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    There's an eastwood video somewhere in the depths...

    There's an eastwood video somewhere in the depths of youtube where they are painting a second gen camaro. Not fiberglass obviously, but they show a trick for fixing panel gaps "the easy way". They...
  3. The kicker arm with baker gears doesn’t sit up...

    The kicker arm with baker gears doesn’t sit up straight. Mines the same way. Don’t overthink it.
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    Got out twice yesterday and once the day before. ...

    Got out twice yesterday and once the day before. It's a rocky birdsnest at the bottom of those dams. Hahaha. Lost all but one of my bucktails and a couple sluggos. Thinking I need some heavier...
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    Might pull out my surf rig and head down to the...

    Might pull out my surf rig and head down to the dam here in TN this evening. The rain stopped a couple days ago so hopefully it's running and the water is clear. Haven't fished striper here, but...
  6. Thread: Magneto issue

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    XLforum is a wealth of information about...

    XLforum is a wealth of information about magnetos. There's a ton of great threads on there about getting them tuned up. Usually not more than just taking it apart and cleaning it will make a huge...
  7. Thread: 41 el

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    If you're really up a against a wall you can make...

    If you're really up a against a wall you can make one out of plywood. I did this and just muscled a 1/4" hose fitting into it. Not ideal, but I used it for a couple years.

    If you don't want to...
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    A mag sparks by shorting to ground via the gaps...

    A mag sparks by shorting to ground via the gaps in the spark plug. By design, it doesn't care if the engine is grounded to the frame, the mag is attached to the engine. A kill switch on a mag works...
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    This isn't going to get you anywhere man. A mag...

    This isn't going to get you anywhere man. A mag should spark with you holding it in your hand and spinning it. If you're not getting spark and thinking just attaching the top motor mount is going...
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    I dont know anything about knuckleheads...so this...

    I dont know anything about knuckleheads...so this might not apply. With that said, I had the same problem on my panhead, took forever to get the bolts in. After it leaked for a couple months, I...
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    Cool bike. I love those bridgestones on mags...

    Cool bike. I love those bridgestones on mags with the dual disk. They weren't the best tires but I ran that exact same combo on my FXR. Went thru most of the rear in about a season, but there were...
  12. I just did this a couple of days ago for the...

    I just did this a couple of days ago for the first time. I have the tool that I borrowed from a friend. It's definitely nice to have. That said, You could pretty easily just use the lid as well. ...
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    There’s only about .005 to play with on the left...

    There’s only about .005 to play with on the left side. I think it might be a little more complicated than that. I sent you an email.
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    Ok cool. We're on the same page. I thought for...

    Ok cool. We're on the same page. I thought for whatever reason you were saying that it wasn't compatible with the older style cluster gear. I was just double checking. I'm using the gear that...
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    Are you refering to just the mainshaft 4th? The...

    Are you refering to just the mainshaft 4th? The later style having been cut on the backside for the bearing? I'm using the one that came from the case. Just wanted to double check the absence of...
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    Left side being the primary side/outer bearing...

    Left side being the primary side/outer bearing retainer side? it was .060 if I remember correctly. Its a c-hair proud of the bearing race of the hi gear side. Both inner bearing retainer washers...
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    Yeah, I used brand new colony studs. Not too...

    Yeah, I used brand new colony studs. Not too worried about that.

    As for the countershaft, I just removed the low gear for the picture. Measurements are the same either way. .044 at the...
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    I feel you. I typically am of the mindset of...

    I feel you. I typically am of the mindset of doing it right the first time as well.

    Bit of a follow up to what I posted above. After checking out the countershaft endplay again. Seemed like...
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    They tightened down as they went in. Just the...

    They tightened down as they went in. Just the first few threads were wiggly. The kicker cover studs were tight from the jump. As it sits, the bottom studs are tight in the case, cleaned...
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    Little update and a couple questions. I ground...

    Little update and a couple questions. I ground the lip off for the rotary top and put a quick polish on it. Should have shaped it to fit the kicker cover a bit. The OEM kicker cover looks spindly...
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    In my experience running a chain, there really...

    In my experience running a chain, there really isnt a great way to hook it on to the clutch arm that looks good and inspired confidence in me that it would last. I had run one of the split links...
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    Mine is definitely not 6" wide. The tire is...

    Mine is definitely not 6" wide. The tire is probably about 6" wide. It's a pirelli off of a jap bike.
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    I have a 15" rim on my panhead. It came with a...

    I have a 15" rim on my panhead. It came with a car tire mounted to it. I think they used to use volkswagen wheels back in the days. Maybe look for an old car rim? Mines laced to a star hub. I...
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    Excited to get this back together. Gotta order...

    Excited to get this back together. Gotta order the rest of the parts today. Let me know what I need to send ya for shipping and send me tracking when you get it out the door. thanks jesse!
  25. thats a cool way of doing it. I have also heard...

    thats a cool way of doing it. I have also heard of guys sticking sandpaper to the inside of the drum and rotating the backing plate and shoes back and forth to match the arc to the drum. I haven't...
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