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  1. Obtain the correct factory service manual by...

    Obtain the correct factory service manual by downloading or purchase. Check forums like https://www.zx6r.com/forums/service-manuals.42/
    who specialize and become familiar with forums. Someone has...
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    Since the original title of this thread was...

    Since the original title of this thread was ambiguous and confusing (common on Chop Cult) how about a new thread "Good Craigslist deals" or something beside the dumbfuck "gold" (which has no meaning)...
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    You could email Cycle Electric tech support to...

    You could email Cycle Electric tech support to see how they test their systems.
  4. Remember the tabs must not be under bending load...

    Remember the tabs must not be under bending load or they crack off (with or without causing a leak) after the bolts are tightened. It usually happens after riding a while rather than immediately.
    ...
  5. 39mm is only the nominal outside tubing diameter....

    39mm is only the nominal outside tubing diameter. Study some disassembled fork pics (like the 39mm info on Sportsterpedia) to see what the insides look like and how they differ. Accurate parts...
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    See if you can find a factory service manual...

    See if you can find a factory service manual and/or wiring diagram for download.

    Always get factory books when practical. This site may have your diagram or close enough.
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    Got a DC ammeter? You could play with different...

    Got a DC ammeter? You could play with different (and new, like a "load bank" of headlight bulbs) loads and measure output.
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    Link to the German made bench lathes?

    Link to the German made bench lathes?
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    A charging system test is easy with a meter and...

    A charging system test is easy with a meter and takes a few minutes. Absolutely check the grounds (disconnect, clean, dab of dielectric grease, reconnect).

    This guy found a cheap fuel pressure...
  10. The piece will probably stay on the bottom but...

    The piece will probably stay on the bottom but you could (for example) pull the plug then reach inside with a L-shaped piece of safety wire (every mechanic should have a roll or three for around the...
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    Straight drag pipes are engine stranglers. Show...

    Straight drag pipes are engine stranglers. Show us a pic of what's on the motorcycle.

    Factory service manual and parts catalog should be downloadable free with some looking (see the thread) but...
  12. Thread: Victim or Not?

    by farmall
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    That's MUCH more intelligent.

    That's MUCH more intelligent.
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    Blade style breakers are an option with manual...

    Blade style breakers are an option with manual and auto reset. Bussmann and Littelfuse make a variety. You can buy small blade fuse style blocks or use the rubber inline style (which may need...
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    I'd definitely post to xlforum since someone...

    I'd definitely post to xlforum since someone there will have already done it.

    Please post your final solution (and any questions since posting in both places improves your odds!) here to help the...
  15. Thread: Found Frame

    by farmall
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    The frame on a motorcycle isn't the core of the...

    The frame on a motorcycle isn't the core of the machine like the body of a car with no engine. It's scrap metal without a title and building a bike from a frame is the worst way to do it. It's not...
  16. Thread: Victim or Not?

    by farmall
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    I've dealt with military and civilian cops and...

    I've dealt with military and civilian cops and much prefer the military, even the few dicks I met during my career.

    America is a nation which bitterly resents professionalism while paying lip...
  17. OP is wise to grind and (unlikely to be needed)...

    OP is wise to grind and (unlikely to be needed) reweld if necessary. I'd leave at least 1/8" working clearance. The grind would be tangent to the tubing hence over a pretty small area.
  18. I like the controls since mid pegs are a back...

    I like the controls since mid pegs are a back saver.
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    It's a chopper. What matters is the specific...

    It's a chopper. What matters is the specific components when it comes time for you to work on it. "History" is pretty irrelevant since HDs and clones are as generic as it gets. Look at the engine...
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    For the outer bearing race there's no reason not...

    For the outer bearing race there's no reason not to use sleeve retainer. Clean with acetone or similar non-petroleum solvent for best adhesion or use the sleeve retainer mfr recommended adhesion...
  21. Thread: New bike

    by farmall
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    Nice upgrade over an Ironhead (which for most...

    Nice upgrade over an Ironhead (which for most people are a mistake).

    The sooner you inspect the tensioner shoes the better because a ruined engine is an expensive annoyance. Do a crankshaft...
  22. Thread: Dangerous site

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    Chop Cult is not an https site so some browsers...

    Chop Cult is not an https site so some browsers and utilities (I'm on Linux so I don't keep track of Windows utilities) automatically flag it.
  23. Carbon steel plus plating is so expensive (and...

    Carbon steel plus plating is so expensive (and chrome prone to pitting and far from durable by comparison) the cost of plating might be better spent on an argon cylinder and making another bar using...
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    It ain't cheap but the Chinesium versions aren't...

    It ain't cheap but the Chinesium versions aren't cheap either. I don't see them lasting thirty or forty years like HD switches as they're delicate and the plastic is inferior too.

    Since most old...
  25. Thread: Handy Tool

    by farmall
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    Bolting to table is an interesting idea since it...

    Bolting to table is an interesting idea since it turns the table into a very large "chain wrench" that could work with bare shafts too.
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