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  1. Harley tubular ignition switch opening without key.

    While mechanics generally know tubular locks are trash and how to get around missing keys not everyone knows non-destructive methods of opening them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWnGE80qjDY
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    That shit's why I would never confide in a cop. ...

    That shit's why I would never confide in a cop.

    They can't be trusted because the good ones cover for the bad and the system (because it's made of ordinary people given extraordinary power) will...
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    Oooh! Much nicerer.

    Oooh! Much nicerer.
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    The cops wrongly fucked your friend so they...

    The cops wrongly fucked your friend so they deserved to lose the case they should never have brought in the first place.

    It could only be illegal to "knowingly conceal" (common verbiage) since...
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    They should be considered mostly decorative/retro...

    They should be considered mostly decorative/retro kool and not actually "good" (early disc brakes are mostly considered "good" by those who never rode anything with modern calipers). Be sure you can...
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    Good to know modelling clay works as welders...

    Good to know modelling clay works as welders putty because it's less expensive.

    Plumbing suppliers etc carry a variety.

    https://www.nucalgon.com/products/specialty-products/thermo-trap-putty/...
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    You'll need to make those and determine what...

    You'll need to make those and determine what wheel will fit between the fork tubes while clearing the calipers. The old Hurst-Airheart go-cart calipers were often mounted to plates bolted to the...
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    You can soak a new (they're cheap enough) stock...

    You can soak a new (they're cheap enough) stock chain in liquid chain wax. Motorcyclists tend to forget the liquid stuff exists. The single row chain is more for kool than longevity. Sprocket...
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    Remember the top ratio is the same so a five...

    Remember the top ratio is the same so a five speed is not an overdrive but can work better with tall final drive gearing than the four speed.

    You can drop four teeth off the rear without issues.
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    Poll: Nice rims.

    Nice rims.
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    Too bad it uses foam but a fabric element would...

    Too bad it uses foam but a fabric element would have been (probably) prohibitively expensive for show bike stuff.
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    Odd they didn't turn then polish the center of...

    Odd they didn't turn then polish the center of the cover but it is neat.
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    That was probably the point at the time....

    That was probably the point at the time. Mmmm.....ribs....


    We're lucky Americans did not think like Germans or we'd have lost the war. Tiger broke like mad and were designed by someone who hated...
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    I have two Shovels with the All Balls starter...

    I have two Shovels with the All Balls starter motors which are really Denso OSGR motors with a custom end housing (deleting the stock Denso solenoid) like the Spyke parts and the complete Denso OSGR...
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    Kool find on the black kicker kit. Please add one...

    Kool find on the black kicker kit. Please add one to the pile.

    Not directly on topic but the Aircraft Spruce catalog is insanely nice including mag and other testers, chemicals ya don't see in...
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    Nice new years gift! Those ribs are kool.

    Nice new years gift! Those ribs are kool.
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    BTW that shit is why I install effective brakes...

    BTW that shit is why I install effective brakes on everything that's not vintage and being kept vintage (for those I time my stops with a calendar).
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    No shit since you appear to resent sound...

    No shit since you appear to resent sound financial advice (which is what parts purchase advice in effect is!). How about not confusing purchase with progress?
    Every old mechanic has seen this...
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    Ya dodged a bullet. Run away. No neck gussets...

    Ya dodged a bullet. Run away.

    No neck gussets and all the rest shows me it's trash. I checked the Ebay pics too. If that fell into my hands free (I wouldn't buy the thing) it would meet the...
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    Following distance has been my friend for...

    Following distance has been my friend for decades. My truckerbros have told me for many years (along with my late wife who drove for a while before saying fuck all that) that companies churn through...
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    Nice score on the CBR250R! If you can turn...

    Nice score on the CBR250R!

    If you can turn profit rice dealing it could make most sense to flip a few more to have a cash cushion.

    Flipping rice fund more sales. They're profitable. Buying...
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    You would have to lap per the service manual at...

    You would have to lap per the service manual at least theoretically but if everything bolts together and the crank turns with no additional drag then the lot is likely reasonably concentric. No need...
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    Best thing to do later on is buy aftermarket...

    Best thing to do later on is buy aftermarket cases (or a donor engine built upon them) because HD cases are shit as you just found out. Wanting to use leftovers doesn't save money on these machines...
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    I've none at the moment but putting out word to...

    I've none at the moment but putting out word to your local bike shops should net a few pretty quickly.

    The HD design is idiotic with its buried poorly-cooled stator (besides the...
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    Study which year heads are prone to cracking....

    Study which year heads are prone to cracking. (Later is better.)

    Dismantlers on Ebay like Deadparts and Pinwall have incentive for customer service and no incentive to sell trash because feedback...
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