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    Those fucking things should have been cut up...

    Those fucking things should have been cut up after production and before sale. Had the fastener been treated with anti-seize the zip disk would not have been necessary. but good riddance.

    I...
  2. Got a good carb brace? They are vital to keeping...

    Got a good carb brace? They are vital to keeping any seals sealing.
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    "Study hard, work easy", so that's how I learn...

    "Study hard, work easy", so that's how I learn anything to do with tech. Knowledge is power.

    Theory of operation and math are relevant. If axle diameter is correct then what remains is centering...
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    Somewhere there should be a way to change the...

    Somewhere there should be a way to change the overall site code to render those stupid white date fonts in black. (The admins didn't write the software so not their fault.)

    Any web designer who...
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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    How does it run without the cute small air...

    How does it run without the cute small air cleaner? Always backtrack to last successful setup.

    Post pic of cute small carb strangler.
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    Did you ask TMF Cycles tech support? They show a...

    Did you ask TMF Cycles tech support? They show a contact page on Facebook.

    If the axle diameter is correct you should be able to use nearly any wheel though you may need to make spacers (easy way...
  8. Brake clean doesn't burn all that well and has...

    Brake clean doesn't burn all that well and has sufficient meniscus it isn't guaranteed to be sucked into a leak. Propane is what the car guys use (bonus, it can't puddle then ignite!). Best is use a...
  9. Compression test because troubleshooting should...

    Compression test because troubleshooting should always eliminate top end issues first even when they don't appear to be a factor (everything that comes in the shop gets tested and readings noted, it...
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    Drag bars don't have very good ergonomics and a...

    Drag bars don't have very good ergonomics and a motorcycle should fit like a (good) glove. Don't commit to money when trying bars if you can avoid it. Whatever looks interesting that's cheap (swap...
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    Looks good! Detailed pics of fabrication also...

    Looks good!

    Detailed pics of fabrication also welcome.
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    It's aftermarket (note the fabricated neck) but...

    It's aftermarket (note the fabricated neck) but the Chopper Shop evidently did the paperwork to issue MSOs for complete motorcycles hence the tag in their name and not a special construction.
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    An HSR 42 is excessive carb for a 600cc engine...

    An HSR 42 is excessive carb for a 600cc engine (which lest we forget has only one 150cc cylinder on the intake stroke at a time) and did exactly what too much carb does, bog and cause lag when the...
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    A retainer of different weight won't be an issue...

    A retainer of different weight won't be an issue as they are independent of each other. Steel isn't an issue unless you plan on high RPM use. If you wouldn't float stock valves then no big deal. If...
  15. Thread: My 1981 gs850

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    Get a service manual for your bike. It has stock...

    Get a service manual for your bike. It has stock schematics. Study wiring. Study how the electrical systems in your machine (charging, ignition) work. READ. Knowledge is power. Study wiring threads...
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    Will a that year bike with the front brake...

    Will a that year bike with the front brake removed pass inspection in Germany?
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    Even if ya can't title it you could Ebay the...

    Even if ya can't title it you could Ebay the frame after a good cleanup, let the sale pay for the buy, and keep the leftovers. If not wanting a Softail the rear fork could go too. Not amazing, but...
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    Best to study which coatings to use since there...

    Best to study which coatings to use since there are MANY. My gunsmithbro uses a wall locker (with insulation) atop an upward-facing toaster oven for cerakoting and powder coating. Cerakote is...
  19. What handlebars are you running? They don't...

    What handlebars are you running? They don't change steering geometry but because your arms are "steering linkage" their effect is similar to a pitman arm on a car. The greater the distance between...
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    Keep us posted. There are signs S&S quality is...

    Keep us posted. There are signs S&S quality is slipping but they sell enough not to care. If you have snail correspondence or emails stating they fucked up PLEASE post them as attached .docs or...
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    Just another clone chopper leftover. Search clone...

    Just another clone chopper leftover. Search clone chopper pics for frames with that distinctive single downtube. Did it have a title? If not I hope ya got a bill of sale but the wheels, rear fork...
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    The reason is bounces is lack of a damper plus...

    The reason is bounces is lack of a damper plus higher frequency of bump inputs at speed.
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    Pic links give "Invalid attachment specified"...

    Pic links give "Invalid attachment specified" error.
  24. Nice Baker plunger. I wonder if they sourced...

    Nice Baker plunger. I wonder if they sourced that industrially since it's so elaborate and detent plungers are common on machinery.
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    Struts, a doubler plate or "fender washers" to...

    Struts, a doubler plate or "fender washers" to spread load on the fender where the new bolts go through the fender to the frame, and all-metal locknuts anywhere you use nuts would be the wise way to...
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