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    Don't overlook what Jim said about swingarm...

    Don't overlook what Jim said about swingarm bearings. Looseness at the swingarm can feel like a front end wobble while riding. Using a lift or a jack under the frame get the rear wheel off the...
  2. I know I'm a couple days late to the party, but...

    I know I'm a couple days late to the party, but as to the keystone pipeline, a couple of more points. In giving the go-ahead for the pipeline, the Trump administration again broke promises the...
  3. Thread: Top tree

    by MOTher
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    Yup, you can run that one upside down. It will...

    Yup, you can run that one upside down. It will effectively shorten your front fork by about an inch. You'll have slide the fork tubes up through the lower tree by about that much, but everything else...
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    C'mon dude, you've been here long enough to know...

    C'mon dude, you've been here long enough to know better. To answer your question, some you can, some you can't. How 'bout giving us a clue to what forks you're talking about.
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    Old engines will run just fine on unleaded. Use...

    Old engines will run just fine on unleaded. Use premium if you've got any serious compression. The valves and seats will wear a little, but not a lot, faster. When the engine gets old enough, and...
  6. In every other developed country in the world but...

    In every other developed country in the world but us, students graduate from high school (or equivalent) fluent in at least two languages. It certainly wouldn't hurt this country is some percentage...
  7. Bore a hole through your solid slug and you can...

    Bore a hole through your solid slug and you can still use the Triumph friction steering damper. You'd need to extend the rod by the same amount as the stem, but again, not hard.
  8. Here's a thought. Post good clear close up...

    Here's a thought. Post good clear close up pictures of the master cylinder and the caliper, especially where the brake like connects. Then we can help with what kind of fittings you might need. And...
  9. The term Pre Unit is a retronym. It's a phrase...

    The term Pre Unit is a retronym. It's a phrase made necessary by subsequent events, think analog clock, or acoustic guitar. Triumph went to unit construction with the 350 in model year '57, the 500...
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    Once. I died. The prep and the colonoscopy went...

    Once. I died. The prep and the colonoscopy went fairly normally, they wheeled me back to recovery, parked me outside the cubicle then went inside to do something. When they came back out, I wasn't...
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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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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