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    I agree with JBinNC. They would have produced...

    I agree with JBinNC. They would have produced model year 1958 frames in calendar year 1957, and if they started putting bikes together in July/August the frame shop would have had some frames ready...
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    50939-52 is the part # for those pegs /w rubber...

    50939-52 is the part # for those pegs /w rubber (50946-52 for just the steel part and 50940-52 for the replacement rubber cover.) Used on K models and Sportsters from the beginning and on FLH as...
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    I think those phiilips screws are the bleeders. ...

    I think those phiilips screws are the bleeders. It's not conventional. but I've got a box of old Sifton/Star calipers that bleed in a similar way. Here's a link to a thread on the Jockey Journal ...
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    Two ways to narrow your bars in the "middle". ...

    Two ways to narrow your bars in the "middle". One is of course to cut a section out of the center and weld them back together. Use a slug of course, a hollow one if you're running wiring or an...
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    I've had the bad lens problem on a box taillight...

    I've had the bad lens problem on a box taillight before. What I did was find a car taillight lens that was flat and big enough to cut the size I needed out of the center, then cut, and sand it to...
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    If you modify the bracket, you can put the...

    If you modify the bracket, you can put the caliper in the 9:00 position, behind the axle casting, anchoring on the bottom. There was an aftermarket bracket available that accomplished this some time...
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    There are 2 versions of the bracket that bolts...

    There are 2 versions of the bracket that bolts the master cylinder to the frame, one for '71-e'79 (4299-72) which uses the cast iron Wagner-Lockheed m/c and one for the late '79 and later (42299-79)...
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    In 1996 HD introduced a new model of Sportster...

    In 1996 HD introduced a new model of Sportster called the Custom, designated XL883C and XL1200C. These had a solid wheel in the rear and a 21" wheel in the front, a bottom mounted headlight, Drag...
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    If your speedo was cable driven from the front...

    If your speedo was cable driven from the front wheel, then you will need a spacer that same length as the speedo drive. Or, you can just leave the speedo drive there. If your speedo was...
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    The steel Harley 18" rim that was standard in the...

    The steel Harley 18" rim that was standard in the late 30's and an option all the way 'til '63 is 3.130" outside width. Just measured one.
  11. You already said your air cleaner might be too...

    You already said your air cleaner might be too restrictive. Really easy to check that, pop the cover off and f go for a ride.
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    With the added PVC you may be experiencing coil...

    With the added PVC you may be experiencing coil bind. that is, the springs are all the way compressed. Take it back apart, make sure the gasket surfaces are clean and not corroded put fresh gaskets...
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    No where in the country, that I know of, is it...

    No where in the country, that I know of, is it illegal to put a different engine in a motor vehicle. People do it all the time. Some states want both the engine and frame numbers on a title. In...
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    And, just for the hell of it, lube your cable(s)....

    And, just for the hell of it, lube your cable(s). Can't hurt.
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    With the shutdown and having a lot of time on...

    With the shutdown and having a lot of time on your hands, you may be overthinking it. I had the same problem with the kickstand on a Sportster. I rode it over to the shop, fired up the torches,...
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    It's usually a lot easier to get the lowers off...

    It's usually a lot easier to get the lowers off with the springs still in and the fork caps on. If you took yours off, try putting them back in. Make sure you're using the right wrench and it's not...
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    Last time I turned a piston down it was a lot...

    Last time I turned a piston down it was a lot easier.

    Friend: Hey, you want this old piston?

    Me: No thanks, I have enough crap in my garage already.

    That is nicely done, Dave.
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    45" flatheads DL and WL series, from like '29 to...

    45" flatheads DL and WL series, from like '29 to '52 or so used 7/8" necks. The G series Servicar continued to use springer forks with '78" necks through '57. Starting in '58 the trikes used the...
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    Cool, I'll toss in my '37U, sadly gone down the...

    Cool, I'll toss in my '37U, sadly gone down the road. subsequent owner sent it to Japan.

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    I'm getting near the end stages of a Shovelhead...

    I'm getting near the end stages of a Shovelhead build that started with a '74 FLH drivetrain out of an untitled, but complete chopper and a '74 FX 1200 titled frame. Even with a complete...
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    WannaBe, Could you be a little more specific? ...

    WannaBe, Could you be a little more specific? For example HD riser bushings are different before and after 1972. And, there's no way in your first post to know if you're working on a Harley or a...
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    My first pan,a 1948 EL got it bone stock original...

    My first pan,a 1948 EL got it bone stock original paint in a trade even up for a '61 Yamaha YDS1 250 with a blown clutch in 1967. Pic is from 1968.
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    Traded the first Pan to one of the guys...
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    Once you get the old fork cups out, don't toss...

    Once you get the old fork cups out, don't toss them. If you take one and chuck in in a lathe, and sand or file it down 'til it's a slip fit in the frame you can use it, some heavy washers, some...
  24. If you go to the 1.60 rim, your 3.00 - 21...

    If you go to the 1.60 rim, your 3.00 - 21 Speedmaster will probably work. Looks better, too (to my way of thinking.)
  25. Another possibility if you need/want to use...

    Another possibility if you need/want to use something different than the Wagner-Lockheed master cylinder is to get an in line residual pressure valve from a place like Summit Racing and plumb it into...
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