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  1. Skank1koles setup sounds really good too. As to...

    Skank1koles setup sounds really good too. As to your setup, It CAN be made to work, as I said, I used to flip cars and paint bikes when I got out of the military and used a Craftsman 5hp compressor...
  2. Nope sorry, I missed out on a old racing 45 a...

    Nope sorry, I missed out on a old racing 45 a friend gave one of his shop workers, was pissed that he ratholed it and did nothing with it. A couple years later the guy died, So expressed interest in...
  3. Depends on the rim, If alloy disregard the...

    Depends on the rim, If alloy disregard the following,,, But on steel rims the chrome is generally not great in the tube or tire bead seat area. Some have small holes so water does not build up inside...
  4. Hoo Boy! Can I rant for hours on this topic. Ill...

    Hoo Boy! Can I rant for hours on this topic. Ill try and hit the high points.

    A) Your whole system is contaminated. You MIGHT be able to clean it, but its going to take some work. Dont ever let...
  5. So, do you need a HD lower tree? I need to post...

    So, do you need a HD lower tree? I need to post mine, but I got some!
  6. Looks Asian to me,, especially that top stem nut....

    Looks Asian to me,, especially that top stem nut. **I am an idiot, so probably wrong, But I do have some early bottom trees for HD. Several variations of the same style, but might be what you might...
  7. Old cases that are scrap make good art...

    Old cases that are scrap make good art projects,,, Some guys build mailboxs out of them, or yard art for the homestead. Or cobble one together for a mock up motor. (I dont like twinkies but could be...
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    Looks like you have the lower compression ones,...

    Looks like you have the lower compression ones, be nice if you stocked the higher comps. I will tell you,, sourcing pistons for early unit Triumph 500 twins is challenging as well. These are a hemi...
  9. For a street bike, especially a chop, my advice...

    For a street bike, especially a chop, my advice is ditch the Amals, and buy or find a Sudco single Mikuni kit. 2>1 manifold and a round slide VM Mikuni. The flat slide JRC-PKWs are good as well.
    ...
  10. Thats a clean looking carb, its got the extended...

    Thats a clean looking carb, its got the extended tickler so thats a good sign. Here is how to proof it. Take a can of carb clean, use the little red straw. Or,, if you have a air powered squirter...
  11. Hah! hope for the future! I got a couple younger...

    Hah! hope for the future! I got a couple younger guys (20-30) I try and help out, pay it fwd, but funny you mention the Suzi TS185. I got a early 70s TS250, Mines blue and white. Great little...
  12. If you use a good quality viton or Nitrile O ring...

    If you use a good quality viton or Nitrile O ring no issues, Heat spacers help regardless. Depending on the
    type of spacer, some use a gasket some dont. The original spacers were a fiberboard...
  13. If you want to run a less than perfect ignition...

    If you want to run a less than perfect ignition just to be cool, post on Instagram, and up your street cred at the local bar, coffee shop or cruise in, go ahead. Not to mention the cost...
  14. Thats very helpful info, whether using 41s on a...

    Thats very helpful info, whether using 41s on a Sporty or setting up a custom front end period. The alloy sporty trees are decent on their own and polish up or modded are decent trees. Thanx for...
  15. Initially Triumph built some early 1957 TR6...

    Initially Triumph built some early 1957 TR6 engines with those Wellworthy alloy cyls, Bean counters reined them in for 2 reasons, Warranty costs and they were not as reliable as the cast iron cyls. ...
  16. Sorry I was not more clear. This is not a...

    Sorry I was not more clear. This is not a British or HD post,. Its about using modern forks on a vintage style bike. Repurposing parts that look the part but more accessible-economical-but as good...
  17. I went looking for the vintage adjustable trees...

    I went looking for the vintage adjustable trees on a google images search. On my browser across the top was all the ones for sale and below was all the images related to that I saw a ton of them....
  18. Dumb fork questions, Modifying 41mm HD forks or others?

    Okay, looked around and didnt see much directly addressing this. So, see these forks?

    103138

    Apparently these are 41mm HD forks, came on quite a few models and years, but here is where I...
  19. They certainly look shiny and well made but...

    They certainly look shiny and well made but personally no experience with that company. I did set up some bikes to run side cars and we used rake and derake kits to set them up for proper geometry. ...
  20. Lastly 2 points. Might not be relevant to your...

    Lastly 2 points. Might not be relevant to your application but worth knowing about for high performance regardless.

    First, Its funny how some people get tunnel vision. If its not HD,Italian,...
  21. Maybe assuming they are the same pitch. I think...

    Maybe assuming they are the same pitch. I think Indian stuff was fairly standard but 80 years ago not everyone used the same standards. Also dont rule out the quality of vintage metals. Some are...
  22. I can ask my wife, She works at a high production...

    I can ask my wife, She works at a high production machine shop, In the trades its called a "Screw shop" but few people outside the machinist world know what that means.

    However, not being a smart...
  23. Oil coolers are only useful when you need them. ...

    Oil coolers are only useful when you need them. Here is the deal. Many fit them because they *THINK* they need them and it helps improve things.
    There is times when you really DO need one. But do...
  24. Some excellent cautionary advice here. Gary from...

    Some excellent cautionary advice here. Gary from Chopper handbook and some of the hardware suggestions such as the above from 69 glide. Nice thing is asking for advice or "Will this work?" and...
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    Old article from Mid 2000's and a cool photo I...

    Old article from Mid 2000's and a cool photo I found.

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    Motorcycle Mania
    By Evan Kramer
    There are two big events in the motorcycle world this year. One is the centennial
    celebration of...
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