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    Hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like your...

    Hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like your tabs on your slider are in line, i.e. in the same plane. The calipers shown (also a little hard to tell from the pic,) look like '77-83 style FX/XL...
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    He put his hand on one. It was January 20, 2017,...

    He put his hand on one. It was January 20, 2017, there's pictures and everything.
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    Looks more like a rough outline of an eagle to me.

    Looks more like a rough outline of an eagle to me.
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    Backing plate is '63-72 type. Drum will either be...

    Backing plate is '63-72 type. Drum will either be a '63-'66 or '67-'73. Look at the protrusion in the center of the drum. If it's substantial, cast, and has a smooth bore, it's the later style....
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    In 1996 HD introduced a new model of Sportster...

    In 1996 HD introduced a new model of Sportster called the Custom, designated XL883C and XL1200C. These had a solid wheel in the rear and a 21" wheel in the front, a bottom mounted headlight, Drag...
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    If your speedo was cable driven from the front...

    If your speedo was cable driven from the front wheel, then you will need a spacer that same length as the speedo drive. Or, you can just leave the speedo drive there. If your speedo was...
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    The steel Harley 18" rim that was standard in the...

    The steel Harley 18" rim that was standard in the late 30's and an option all the way 'til '63 is 3.130" outside width. Just measured one.
  8. You already said your air cleaner might be too...

    You already said your air cleaner might be too restrictive. Really easy to check that, pop the cover off and f go for a ride.
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    With the added PVC you may be experiencing coil...

    With the added PVC you may be experiencing coil bind. that is, the springs are all the way compressed. Take it back apart, make sure the gasket surfaces are clean and not corroded put fresh gaskets...
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    No where in the country, that I know of, is it...

    No where in the country, that I know of, is it illegal to put a different engine in a motor vehicle. People do it all the time. Some states want both the engine and frame numbers on a title. In...
  11. And, just for the hell of it, lube your cable(s)....

    And, just for the hell of it, lube your cable(s). Can't hurt.
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    With the shutdown and having a lot of time on...

    With the shutdown and having a lot of time on your hands, you may be overthinking it. I had the same problem with the kickstand on a Sportster. I rode it over to the shop, fired up the torches,...
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    It's usually a lot easier to get the lowers off...

    It's usually a lot easier to get the lowers off with the springs still in and the fork caps on. If you took yours off, try putting them back in. Make sure you're using the right wrench and it's not...
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    Last time I turned a piston down it was a lot...

    Last time I turned a piston down it was a lot easier.

    Friend: Hey, you want this old piston?

    Me: No thanks, I have enough crap in my garage already.

    That is nicely done, Dave.
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    45" flatheads DL and WL series, from like '29 to...

    45" flatheads DL and WL series, from like '29 to '52 or so used 7/8" necks. The G series Servicar continued to use springer forks with '78" necks through '57. Starting in '58 the trikes used the...
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    Cool, I'll toss in my '37U, sadly gone down the...

    Cool, I'll toss in my '37U, sadly gone down the road. subsequent owner sent it to Japan.

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    I'm getting near the end stages of a Shovelhead...

    I'm getting near the end stages of a Shovelhead build that started with a '74 FLH drivetrain out of an untitled, but complete chopper and a '74 FX 1200 titled frame. Even with a complete...
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    WannaBe, Could you be a little more specific? ...

    WannaBe, Could you be a little more specific? For example HD riser bushings are different before and after 1972. And, there's no way in your first post to know if you're working on a Harley or a...
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    My first pan,a 1948 EL got it bone stock original...

    My first pan,a 1948 EL got it bone stock original paint in a trade even up for a '61 Yamaha YDS1 250 with a blown clutch in 1967. Pic is from 1968.
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    Traded the first Pan to one of the guys...
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    Once you get the old fork cups out, don't toss...

    Once you get the old fork cups out, don't toss them. If you take one and chuck in in a lathe, and sand or file it down 'til it's a slip fit in the frame you can use it, some heavy washers, some...
  21. If you go to the 1.60 rim, your 3.00 - 21...

    If you go to the 1.60 rim, your 3.00 - 21 Speedmaster will probably work. Looks better, too (to my way of thinking.)
  22. Another possibility if you need/want to use...

    Another possibility if you need/want to use something different than the Wagner-Lockheed master cylinder is to get an in line residual pressure valve from a place like Summit Racing and plumb it into...
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    With an H4 halogen headlight you need to run a...

    With an H4 halogen headlight you need to run a battery. With a standard incandescent bulb if the voltage drops, it just gets dimmer. A halogen bulb needs to maintain a pretty constant temperature...
  24. If you use the 35 mm lower triple tree from a 4...

    If you use the 35 mm lower triple tree from a 4 speed FX, (not FXR) the fork stops will work with your Softail frame. Then you can use any of the 4 different styles of 35 mm tube/lower leg sets you...
  25. I think confab is on the right track. Probably...

    I think confab is on the right track. Probably needs something you don't have, like the RFID key, similar to the key fobs you need with newer cars with key-less ignitions. Ask your friend's family...
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