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    There are tons of five speed takeout parts for...

    There are tons of five speed takeout parts for cheap but he'd need to swap the trap door too so it may be a reach for a noob. He can review videos to see if he's up for it. I'd troubleshoot the...
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    Post clear pics of any worn parts. Understand...

    Post clear pics of any worn parts. Understand that something has to CHANGE when lever throw changes, then determine WHAT changed.
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    PRECISELY where were they glowing? Perform a...

    PRECISELY where were they glowing?

    Perform a compression test because what is not measured is not known. Then you'll know where combustion pressure is going and have an accurate picture of top...
  4. Getting more Canadian oil to partially Arab-owned...

    Getting more Canadian oil to partially Arab-owned Gulf terminals doesn't do squat for the US which already produces enough to make us an exporter by fracking, and BTW fracking is why new coal plants...
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    That should ride much better than stock with the...

    That should ride much better than stock with the longer wheelbase and greater rear wheel travel.

    I'd make sure the tire doesn't kiss the rear fender when the shocks bottom out. If in doubt ya can...
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    Why are the lower miles important to you? How...

    Why are the lower miles important to you? How MANY miles is the difference? "Lower" is vague". What are the bikes condition? Evo engines are quite durable. I would never voluntarily go back to the...
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    High Torque Bearing kit 1985-2007 big twin five speeds part numbers

    Post body removed pending more parts measurement,
  8. Thread: Shadow bobbers

    by farmall
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    A springer is shiny expensive suspension...

    A springer is shiny expensive suspension downgrade. They went away from production motorcycles because they're poor suspension. They're used on chops because they're shiny. Springers and girders...
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    OP is tech-clueless and should avoid spouting...

    OP is tech-clueless and should avoid spouting off. Then there's compulsive threadjacking.

    Noobs should confine themselves to what they actually know. Ignorance is curable but OP has a shitty...
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    I had to de-sidestand a ~1986 frame (it's been...

    I had to de-sidestand a ~1986 frame (it's been long enough I forget the year) but since 1990/91 was the transition I was curious since HD likes to use up old hardware.
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    Did that particular early frame require sidestand...

    Did that particular early frame require sidestand relocation for the (much improved) five-speed engine?

    It's super easy to do but I'm curious which need it.
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    If the grease gun chuck isn't narrow enough you...

    If the grease gun chuck isn't narrow enough you could replace the fittings with the smaller and less visually obtrusive "flush" style that use a needle gun tip instead of a chuck as used on the Zerk...
  13. Thread: Chopper brakes

    by farmall
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    It looks kool but weight transfer deloads any...

    It looks kool but weight transfer deloads any back wheel so there's no advantage vs a good conventional rear brake. Fab Kevin makes some nice kits with dual calipers on the same side which make much...
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    Bending bars cold is fine and many tighter bends...

    Bending bars cold is fine and many tighter bends are done cold along with decorative twists etc.

    That said every mechanic should score an oxy-acetylene torch because they're a spectacular bang for...
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    They'd likely get many views, and maybe enough to...

    They'd likely get many views, and maybe enough to monetize.
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    You could use a rubbermount Sporty top tree which...

    You could use a rubbermount Sporty top tree which doesn't use risers, drill and tap the bolt holes for Grade 8 studs, Loctite the studs in place then thread your risers so t onto the studs like a...
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    Riding and profiling are different. (What's...

    Riding and profiling are different. (What's personally acceptable to a young biker who doesn't care about anything but kool is measurably inferior to effective braking and there's nothing wrong with...
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    That primary is pure sex. Feel free to post more...

    That primary is pure sex. Feel free to post more plating porn!
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    Individual fittings and hoses are available. I...

    Individual fittings and hoses are available. I just piece mine together from parts (makes future changes easy) bought online at the best prices (Summit, Jegs and Ebay are frequent sources). Study...
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    Reasoning is relevant since weight transfer means...

    Reasoning is relevant since weight transfer means the (foot operated so much more effective than inherently limited cable front drums) rear wheel braking will be limited by weight transfer and the...
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    Inspect (by disconnecting, cleaning, coating with...

    Inspect (by disconnecting, cleaning, coating with dielectric grease, and reconnecting) your power and ground cables.
    Perform a charging system test with a voltmeter per the factory service manual....
  22. I can't see any pictures so how about using the...

    I can't see any pictures so how about using the edit function and try reposting?

    Nobody is gonna fight you for a five thousand dollar 500. That's "decent Norton Commando territory" (and if ya...
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    Pick some photos ya like after choosing the wheel...

    Pick some photos ya like after choosing the wheel you want to use, and consider where ya prefer the caliper (or calipers if dual is desired) placed.
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    If you haven't already I'd download the factory...

    If you haven't already I'd download the factory service manual and parts catalog. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1465028990466294/ may have it but if not I'd ask or perhaps a Buell group will have...
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    If I'm working on a keeper it gets a Pingel since...

    If I'm working on a keeper it gets a Pingel since any task I'll do hundreds or more times should be comfy, but that's a good fix for a shitty design.

    If ya sell the bike brief the next owner it's...
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