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    I like riding all over North America on my bikes...

    I like riding all over North America on my bikes and one of the best parts of road tripping is setting up camp at the end of a long day and inspecting/maintaining the machine that has just carried my...
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    That's not CC's fault, it's because of your...

    That's not CC's fault, it's because of your phone/camera settings and how the image capture app writes the EXIF data that other apps such as browsers use to display pictures... entirely your...
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    A picture is worth a thousand words so here...

    A picture is worth a thousand words so here goes... I assume you mean item #3 in the diagram.

    https://estore.chester-harley-davidson.co.uk/img/sip/110117.jpg
  4. I'm also 6'3" but with a relatively short 33"...

    I'm also 6'3" but with a relatively short 33" inseam (a fairly tall guy but with dwarf proportions :D) however my Sporties aren't lacking in the fit department. The ergos on one is set up so my arms...
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    As much as that scenario sucked, IMO it'll be a...

    As much as that scenario sucked, IMO it'll be a good thing in the end because not only may you learn painting skills but I think the less you farm out work on a build, the more the bike becomes YOUR...
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    There appears to be too much preload and as...

    There appears to be too much preload and as JBinNC mentioned you need to cut the spacers down. Also your forks seem to have very little rebound damping and that could be caused by either not enough...
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    It's because of your phone or camera settings...

    It's because of your phone or camera settings regarding capture, display and screen rotation. That determines what the device writes in the image's EXIF file and how that data is interpreted by other...
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    I like what your doing with the bike but was...

    I like what your doing with the bike but was compelled to finally point out that the oil line feeding the oil pump makes me uneasy. Trochoid oil pumps are great for creating pressure but they don't...
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    Is that a serious or rhetorical question?...

    Is that a serious or rhetorical question? Apparently you're new to choppers/customs but your 'question' could be interpreted as trolling sarcasm, a form of comedy for which I have great respect.
  10. The snow and ice from a week ago has melted......

    The snow and ice from a week ago has melted... now we have typical late Winter/early Spring time flooding to deal with here in The Loo....
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    LOL... rene53catalina, I can sympathize... but...

    LOL... rene53catalina, I can sympathize... but the best lessons learned are from failures... right?

    In the mid-80s I worked at a chrome-plating biz. I learned a great deal about plating in the...
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    But just remember, no matter the topic, wetness...

    But just remember, no matter the topic, wetness is the most important concern. ;)
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    Here in KY you can only get Antique or Historic...

    Here in KY you can only get Antique or Historic plates for vehicles that meet an age requirement BUT aren't normally driven/ridden and are used primarily for exhibitions or parades. Sure you can...
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    Damn you MOTher, I was going to mention that...

    Damn you MOTher, I was going to mention that 'hack'. ;) You can also fab a set using modern sportbike triple bottoms that fit the sliders (my fave type of brace... the one that tzienlee posted a pic...
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    CDeeZ, first off props to you for being so...

    CDeeZ, first off props to you for being so thorough, astute and resourceful. I watched your vid (with the WB02) multiple times using a high end Sennheiser studio headset and honestly, the bike sounds...
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    As JBinNC mentioned that can occur due to...

    As JBinNC mentioned that can occur due to harmonic reversion and the sound pulses travel from the exhaust side to the intake manifold during valve overlap and out to the carb mouth and then reverse...
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    Looks great and you 'Finnished' just in time for...

    Looks great and you 'Finnished' just in time for riding weather!
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    https://i.ibb.co/6BFgQ7S/IMG-20201203-195212-669.j...

    https://i.ibb.co/6BFgQ7S/IMG-20201203-195212-669.jpg

    That looks soooo good. To think that back in the late 70s through the 80s I HATED rectangular headlights because they started becoming the norm...
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    Did you calculate the size of the master's piston...

    Did you calculate the size of the master's piston you'll need in relation to the calipers you're using?

    Vintage Brake, a company that specialized in race motorcycle brakes, used to have a great...
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    I love the Cobras on my XVS650 which is primarily...

    I love the Cobras on my XVS650 which is primarily my winter bike. They've handled the wet with ease and even got me through surprise snow/sleet storms and despite having a little over 10K miles on...
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    Having been a fan of Avons and Metzelers for...

    Having been a fan of Avons and Metzelers for decades I've tried Shinko (230, 270, 705), Kenda (671, 673) and Continental (Ultra & Tour) over the last several years on my less 'performance oriented'...
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    https://i.ibb.co/BfP48DC/103968547-271621068528103...

    https://i.ibb.co/BfP48DC/103968547-2716210685281030-2667286439495726967-n.jpg

    Damn that is sweet!
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    I know exactly what you mean. Getting the carb...

    I know exactly what you mean. Getting the carb jetted properly also applies to stock bikes that owners just want to 'crush miles' on. I brought my '98 XL1200C back to stock condition and got her...
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    WOT = Wide Open Throttle. Adjusting the idle...

    WOT = Wide Open Throttle.

    Adjusting the idle circuit can be done in the garage but to target a specific throttle opening you need to take the bike out to a secluded area where you can run it under...
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    I'm a fan of the Velocity needle...

    I'm a fan of the Velocity needle (the N65 needle can also be a good choice depending on the situation) which has helped cure lean stumbling in the 1/4-1/2 throttle range on my '98-2006 Sporties yet...
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