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    You can add similar year (look at pics on the web...

    You can add similar year (look at pics on the web and in your factory service manual) dual disc front wheels. I prefer mags but to each their own.

    For example image search "1980 Low Rider" and...
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    BTW supposedly STD will be making their upgrade...

    BTW supposedly STD will be making their upgrade Pan heads again early next year accoding to Steig von Heintz.
  3. Thread: Carb Dilema

    by farmall
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    The CV is a great carb for a stock engine. The...

    The CV is a great carb for a stock engine. The point of an S&S is a large bore for more ponies on a modified engine but that sexy air cleaner housing sells a lot of carbs. You can never have too...
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    I'd be red Loctiting the replacements hardware...

    I'd be red Loctiting the replacements hardware and consider pulling and Loctiting nearby hardware. None of that stuff should be able to fall off and since that did fall off, what OTHER fasteners last...
  5. I have no idea what you might mean by that.

    I have no idea what you might mean by that.
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    No joy after searching "lectron metering rod...

    No joy after searching "lectron metering rod tuning instructions"? I see a shitload of hits including videos.

    Found this in seconds which shows instructions.
    https://manualzz.com/doc/9866667/ ...
  7. Thread: Carb Dilema

    by farmall
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    Those should be repaired according to S&S...

    Those should be repaired according to S&S instructions for best bushing/shaft alignment. The "extreme wear" instructions are the most precise and what I would use for any rebush, but even at high...
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    You can have expensive bike cylinder bores...

    You can have expensive bike cylinder bores replated/recoated and ground to size too.

    https://www.usnicom.com/
  9. They probably decided to hibernate instead of...

    They probably decided to hibernate instead of ride given the wet frozen hell they live in.

    Having a ten minute riding season would get old for me but to each their own.
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    Those testers are so simple the labor to assemble...

    Those testers are so simple the labor to assemble them probably costs more than the parts.

    Magneto theory of operation and troubleshooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOr3b10zmrQ


    Many...
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    I'm bad at checking PMs. Best to keep all...

    I'm bad at checking PMs. Best to keep all questions in the same thread to help everyone. You did fine. Those readings are good and most important, they match.
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    Standard aircraft mag tester design....

    Standard aircraft mag tester design. https://www.amazon.com/Magneto-Timing-Test-Box-Tool/dp/B01N7W6NJ1

    Of course most mags (including the Fairbanks, Wico and other industrial mags repurposed for...
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    What are the compression test readings?

    What are the compression test readings?
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    Any carb can be persuaded to work well if not...

    Any carb can be persuaded to work well if not worn out, but the ideal system from a pure performance POV is properly tuned fuel injection the owner can fully calibrate because it will perform as...
  15. The theory behind those sprockets, proven on old...

    The theory behind those sprockets, proven on old GM V8 timing chain sprockets where HD probably got the idea, is the plastic/chain interface is not what wears, but the pin/chain interface (pin and...
  16. HD's brief foray into plastic rear sprockets.

    Seller at Salisbury, NC swap meet had this as a conversation piece. So much for being a premium motorcycle.
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    Those carbs are so simple only sloth would be an...

    Those carbs are so simple only sloth would be an excuse for a bad one. Good that Ted is apparently pushing for better quality since China can certainly produce it if the customer requires it. (Honda...
  18. Since it will be apart for cleaning it would be...

    Since it will be apart for cleaning it would be cool to degree the cams and post the info for posterity. Even better to send them to a cam grinder for measurement in case others want that grind...
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    The "easy bolt up solution" is a different rigid...

    The "easy bolt up solution" is a different rigid frame, but if customer has a hardon for the classic HD layout he needs the classic primary/gearbox arrangement. Path of lowest cost to get the classic...
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    With that kind of cash flow they should bring...

    With that kind of cash flow they should bring back their pre-Super B line of carbs. Holley still make vintage automobile carb replacements.
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    Traditional carbs infrequently have that sort of...

    Traditional carbs infrequently have that sort of pivoting fitting. It's a later addition by S&S and natural as their carb fits a variety of bikes, but most carbs have fixed designs. Some Amals have...
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    While asking is perfectly OK and we all start...

    While asking is perfectly OK and we all start somewhere, the lesson is that the first thing to do when curious about a machine is see how it works using available tech data, but that would not have...
  23. Best to build it in order to scientifically test...

    Best to build it in order to scientifically test for shame or absence thereof.

    I fucking love science!
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    Bottom view. A fixed 90 wouldn't permit precise...

    Bottom view. A fixed 90 wouldn't permit precise clocking.
  25. Better to use good parts for a superior...

    Better to use good parts for a superior performance engine then spending more time and money on junk needing rework. Nothing goes to waste anyway, especially if it's in Dragstews stash.

    A...
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