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    Are the flanges the same offset on either side?...

    Are the flanges the same offset on either side? Then it's a Shovelhead wheel. If the brake side is noticeably farther out then it's for a '79-'81 Sportster. The hub below is the '79-81 Sportster...
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    caliper questions

    Anybody know anything about this caliper? It's a 4 piston caliper that says "Powers Design" on the top, but web searches haven't been particularly helpful. It came to me without pads, the pins they'd...
  3. First center the wheel to the backbone of the...

    First center the wheel to the backbone of the frame. If the sprocket side face is too far out, it may be possible to use a dished sprocket with the dish facing in. You probably already know that...
  4. Just think, when Joe Biden becomes President,...

    Just think, when Joe Biden becomes President, there may be days in the news cycle when there is no mention of what The President did or said. The Biden Presidency won't be nearly the circus that...
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    I currently have an even dozen motorcycles. 4...

    I currently have an even dozen motorcycles.

    4 HD, 2 of which are licensed, insured and running ('01 retired Cop electraglide, and '96 Sportster.) The other 10 are projects ('74 Shovelhead, '63...
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    Start by centering the wheel to the backbone of...

    Start by centering the wheel to the backbone of the frame. Then, clamp a straightedge, yardstick or something, to the sprocket on the trans. This will tell you if you need a flat or dished sprocket....
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    I think all the divisiveness and partisanship...

    I think all the divisiveness and partisanship have made people forget how to use their bullshit meters. Take the Hunter Biden laptop story, and swap out Hunter for Jared Kushner, or Don Jr.. You...
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    One more thing I should mention for anyone...

    One more thing I should mention for anyone thinking about modifying a 35 mm tree as featured in my above post #10. If the 35 mm lower tree was originally for a bike, like 78 or later, that had dual...
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    The tree on the far left is not modified. It was...

    The tree on the far left is not modified. It was the only 35 mm tree I had that didn't have a bearing on it. The forgings are pretty much the same in the area where the lock plate needs to go, and...
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    Yup, on the Softail style it's just the friction...

    Yup, on the Softail style it's just the friction that holds it in place. It is a press fit, and you could use some Loctite Stud & Bearing mount to help, but if you're one of those guys who...
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    There are two types of these hidden fork stops....

    There are two types of these hidden fork stops. The set in the OP's pic is for bikes where the outer bearing race presses right into the neck tube, like on Softails and Evo Sportsters. On these, the...
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    I see what you mean. The extra length of the...

    I see what you mean. The extra length of the sleeve would go inside the 3/4" i.d. center spacer and hold it in the right position to be clamped between the inner bearing races when the axle was...
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    You can combine these sleeves with your axle...

    You can combine these sleeves with your axle spacers into a one piece deal, probably the easiest way overall, if you have a lathe and some spacer stock. Just make the sleeve part a little shy in...
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    In "The Horse Backstreet Choppers" magazine, #157...

    In "The Horse Backstreet Choppers" magazine, #157 for January 2016, there is a tech article by Irish Rich about installing this setup. It deals with the drilling and tapping. I would double check the...
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    stock HD 35 mm trees with 1" stems are not hard...

    stock HD 35 mm trees with 1" stems are not hard to come by. There are a few on Ebay now. One complete set for $45. That's probably the easiest and cheapest way to go. Amen frames for Honda engines...
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    I have 2 Associate degrees. The first one, in...

    I have 2 Associate degrees. The first one, in English, I got while I was doing time in my early 30s. You have to do something, it was free, and it beat working in the kitchen, the laundry, or...
  17. Nobody's mentioned it, so just in case you didn't...

    Nobody's mentioned it, so just in case you didn't know, your Magneto is totally separate from the rest of the electrical system and doesn't care whether it's 6 or 12 volt. (or 24 volt, or 110 volt ac...
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    My preferred solution to your problem, drum brake...

    My preferred solution to your problem, drum brake that needs a tab and forks that don't have one, was to shave the forks and weld on a tab. I've done this once to a 35 mm HD fork with a drum from a...
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    It won't work. Both the hub and any tire that...

    It won't work. Both the hub and any tire that would reasonably fit that rim are too wide to fit in those forks. Your solutions are a wide glide, a wide springer of some sort, or aftermarket wide...
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    The top right part looks like part of an early...

    The top right part looks like part of an early style throwout bearing. Kinda useless unless you've got the rest of it, and those pieces are not generally available separately. But if, in your box or...
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    James69, no that's not the issue. it's the one...

    James69, no that's not the issue. it's the one after that. my index must be off. It's 123, just looked at the cover of 123 and says "stop the slop". (122 has a Fab Kevin tech article about using...
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    Maybe I don't get it, but I fail to see where...

    Maybe I don't get it, but I fail to see where swapping a ratchet top tranny for a cow pie top is an upgrade. Yes, the cow pie linkages (the FX and FLH are different) do wear and get sloppy, but it'd...
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    I have a pair of boots with flames that change...

    I have a pair of boots with flames that change color. When they're room temp, the flames are a little darker than in the pic. As they warm up. it goes all the way to a bright yellow-orange. I got...
  24. Thread: Solo Seat Mod

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    Take a look at a factory style solo seat mount...

    Take a look at a factory style solo seat mount for a K model or early Sportster. V twin sells one under part # 31-0508. At one time they sold a replica KR solo seat, and a seat T that looks much...
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    Dragstews, Tatoo, C'mon guys. Read the first...

    Dragstews, Tatoo, C'mon guys. Read the first sentence of the first post. It really doesn't matter how you get there as long as you know you're adjusting that particular valve with the valve all...
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