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    Shimming the spring(s) won't do much. Accept...

    Shimming the spring(s) won't do much. Accept shorten the stroke length.
    Maybe move the top shock mount. Should have two holes in the fender rail stubs to choose from.
    Could also try flipping the...
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    Never even open the timing plug when installing...

    Never even open the timing plug when installing ignitions. Points, electric, or electronic.
    Don't break out a test light either.

    Simply set the plate centered in the slots and clock it advanced...
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    If you gotta trim it, trim it

    If you gotta trim it, trim it
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    I just use an old cam, with the gear pressed off

    I just use an old cam, with the gear pressed off
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    Very nice. Looks ergonomically sound too! Don't...

    Very nice.
    Looks ergonomically sound too!
    Don't see that often
  6. Lol, I pick those barrel locks all the time. ...

    Lol, I pick those barrel locks all the time.
    For some reason customers tend to drop off their bikes without keys quite often
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    Exactly And since the trans I'm working with was...

    Exactly
    And since the trans I'm working with was all Jim's close ratio gears inside, I didn't wanna go searching for a compatible MDG. Bearing and tooth count wise.
    Happier keeping the splines...
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    Appreciate the input! Not my first rodeo, just...

    Appreciate the input!
    Not my first rodeo, just the first time encountering this issue.
    107464107465


    Ended up using a 32amp rotor that had some extra stator clearance machined inside the shell,...
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    [[]] Pulled my 98" Shovelhead out of a hardtail...

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    Pulled my 98" Shovelhead out of a hardtail frame.
    All that torque was wasted without traction.
    Set out to build something tough and agile. With, gasp!, A swingarm

    Found this Arlen Ness...
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    Can't see what clutch lever you are running......

    Can't see what clutch lever you are running...
    But if you're using the early panhead style lever with a five speed ball and ramp, cable pull geometry is not ideal. Mechanical advantage wise.
    ...
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    When I look up 22 amp rotors. They are advertised...

    When I look up 22 amp rotors. They are advertised as 22/32.
    So how can I be sure of ordering the narrower shell?
    I'm going to call cycle electric in the morning and ask
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    Thanks Jim! That was the only thing I could...

    Thanks Jim!
    That was the only thing I could think of.
    Definitely should be a note in the catalogs about this interference issue.
    "1.5 in belt will not fit with 32 amp rotor"

    Might opt to keep...
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    Belt drive / Alternator conundrum

    Got me a head scratcher,
    Two bikes

    '77 Shovel
    Four speed
    Stock primary
    32 amp alternator (stator and rotor)
    Primo pro clutch in a '36-84 1.5" belt basket.

    '78 shovel
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    Putting a five speed behind a shovel as well....

    Putting a five speed behind a shovel as well.
    Since I have a nice tapered hub clutch setup...
    Went to swap in a tapered main shaft, and the tapered shaft was stepped for loose MDG bearings.
    The...
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    Different materials expand at different rates as...

    Different materials expand at different rates as temperatures rise.
    Some leaks even go away as the bike warms up.

    Throw an eye on vacuum lines too

    Confirm fuel delivery, inspect gas cap to...
  16. Thread: Millwakee 8

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    Acquire a set of head gaskets for both motors...

    Acquire a set of head gaskets for both motors
    (Used would be free)
    Compare the two
    Let us know what you find
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    Use the stock mechanical front linkage and...

    Use the stock mechanical front linkage and crossover.
    Mount a master cylinder on the left side.
    Inside the primary maybe?
    Use the stock tool box mounts?
    Hide it inside a tool box ?
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    Oh shit, Jim has a great point! If the tire...

    Oh shit, Jim has a great point!
    If the tire needs a tube, it'll say right on it.

    Some early mags need tubes too. They say "tube type" cast right into them.

    "Tubeless" just means it CAN be run...
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    Nope, you can't swap floats and float bowls...

    Nope, you can't swap floats and float bowls around.
    Gotta stick with the same style the carb came with.
    Floats will stick in "wrong" the bowl and the bowl o-ring won't match up to the body.
    As...
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    Yes, you can put a tube in almost any rim/wheel. ...

    Yes, you can put a tube in almost any rim/wheel.
    However due to friction/heat, the speed rating on the tire is reduced by %10 or something.

    Be aware that you cannot plug a flat with a tube in...
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    I'm going to have to disagree with Tattoo on this...

    I'm going to have to disagree with Tattoo on this one "point".
    Points are great, but try finding a dual point set up for a Harley. (Dual points = single fire) (single set of points = dual fire)...
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    Suzuki gauge looks great in there! The rest of...

    Suzuki gauge looks great in there!
    The rest of your proportions are a little wonky.
    That's a small bike.
    All that fuel is unnecessary and quite frankly going to be top heavy (when full) for the...
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    Looks like you've got plenty of cable to go...

    Looks like you've got plenty of cable to go taller.
    Try the longer risers first
    Low rise "super bars" are a close look to the drags.
    You could go tough guy with some pulback T bars once you know...
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    Unless I missed it... nobody mentioned squirting...

    Unless I missed it...
    nobody mentioned squirting some oil into the spark plug holes.
    To make sure the rings have some oil on them before starting or even attempting to turn it over
  25. Not sure exactly what your asking here Doug Did...

    Not sure exactly what your asking here Doug
    Did you mean to post this in the Brit bike section?
    I think the 39mm Harley front end on a triumph is definitely an upgrade.
    Better match visually than...
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