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    Start by drawing a schematic, not by chopping...

    Start by drawing a schematic, not by chopping physical wiring. Printing a copy of the original schematic from the service manual (easy if you find a .pdf copy but you can scan the book or take it to...
  2. Thread: My 1st Knuckle

    by farmall
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    I see an FXR in the background of dat Pan pic. ...

    I see an FXR in the background of dat Pan pic. What demented plans ya got for that?
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    Building is better because you will know your...

    Building is better because you will know your ride axle to axle and what you learn is worth more than one motorcycle.

    I run stock chain primaries on everything. Other drivelines are for looks....
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    Nothing wrong with truth in advertising! He...

    Nothing wrong with truth in advertising!

    He could save them for the mobility scooter build.
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    Good thing you posted pics! That transmission...

    Good thing you posted pics!

    That transmission has a splined shaft and large starter hole so it's later than 1986 which is very good news. It uses the excellent Denso starter which permits using a...
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    94 inner and outer primary covers and drive...

    94 inner and outer primary covers and drive complete? Got a starter? If so what kind?

    You can bore the 1986 trans case starter hole (on a milling machine, the larger hole needs to be concentric...
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    Hoghead: Unbolt drivetrain, bolt into swingarm...

    Hoghead:
    Unbolt drivetrain, bolt into swingarm frame. Remove or alter any obstacles in the trans/primary area. Everything on Evos is better than what came on Shovels so it's all win. If one of my...
  8. Sensible too since a worn insert may be easily...

    Sensible too since a worn insert may be easily machined out and replaced in future.
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    Do they use their larger wafer bearing or the...

    Do they use their larger wafer bearing or the dime-sized stock POS?
  10. That would be fine. I'd do that all the way...

    That would be fine. I'd do that all the way round the tube for max reinforcement.
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    I run cheap ugly 90-degree angle inline car...

    I run cheap ugly 90-degree angle inline car filters to reduce trash flow. Petcock strainers don't get it all.
  12. Any small short can drain your battery. It need...

    Any small short can drain your battery. It need not be in the charging system itself. You can hunt the cause by disconnecting accessories or circuit breakers until drain stops.

    Place meter...
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    Interesting cylinder liner. That's one way to...

    Interesting cylinder liner. That's one way to protect head gaskets.
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    Anything that old and valuable I'd tear down and...

    Anything that old and valuable I'd tear down and inspect anyway because it's probably been exposed to decades of abuse and mechanical goatfuckery.

    Best to inspect and know.
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    If there's a particle stuck in the squirter the...

    If there's a particle stuck in the squirter the best way to blow it out is the reverse from the direction it entered. A rubber tipped blowgun works very well. Every mechanic should have one.
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    BBQ&F can easily find you a classic IH in trade...

    BBQ&F can easily find you a classic IH in trade for one of those slow big twins. We understand your boredom and are here to help!
  17. Weak batteries fry starter motors because they...

    Weak batteries fry starter motors because they are powerful enough to overheat the motor but not powerful enough to rotate the engine. I shitcan weak or marginal batteries.

    If your starter motor...
  18. That's a good idea and can be done in a large...

    That's a good idea and can be done in a large lathe or on a milling machine with a rotary table. It will probably cost more than boring a rotor which only requires chucking in a lathe and can be...
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    Mine haven't changed since I posted a couple in...

    Mine haven't changed since I posted a couple in 2013. Got an FXR in progress which I'll post when it gets interesting (after my upcoming shoulder replacement) but since I'm no painter my rides are...
  20. Check battery, check all battery cables and...

    Check battery, check all battery cables and connections (which means disconnect them, clean the joining surfaces, apply dielectric grease and reassemble). Check charging system using a voltmeter....
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    If diaphragms are good I reuse them. I've never...

    If diaphragms are good I reuse them. I've never had one go bad.

    Usual items needing replacement when cleaning an S&S are the O-rings. Piss on buying an expensive kit just to get thos, especially...
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    Sticky: If you find one year later and one before that...

    If you find one year later and one before that should cover it nicely. Get a parts catalog (more are better especially later years to cover upgrades and interchange) to supplement the manual. You...
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    Feature anything sexy, which of course includes...

    Feature anything sexy, which of course includes belt drives. Minor parts can stay at thumbnail size but the high dollar items would be much easier for customers to see if a larger image is linked to...
  24. Thread: S $ S oil pump

    by farmall
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    I use drip pans under my bikes. When I need to...

    I use drip pans under my bikes. When I need to clear a wet sump I pull the timing plug (outdoors) and briefly (a few seconds will do) start the engine. It empties instantly and puts no extra load on...
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    Good to hear! Your website needs finishing to...

    Good to hear!

    Your website needs finishing to have pics instead of icons to make it more comprehensible.

    Text descriptions could be improved. Head gasket for what?:...
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