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  1. Thread: afghans

    by farmall
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    Their combat record speaks volumes and the UK...

    Their combat record speaks volumes and the UK owes them big time.

    https://thegurkhamuseum.co.uk/blog/the-falklands-war/
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    The low tunnel tanks expose the (ugly) stock...

    The low tunnel tanks expose the (ugly) stock backbone but the gussets can be carefully removed without messing up the VIN. I'd suggest a high tunnel tank to hide it instead since the low tunnel tanks...
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    The forward cylinder base flange looks...

    The forward cylinder base flange looks interesting. What dat say?

    I've never seen nor heard of a FCM case. Looks nicely cast.
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    Switching a ground is easy as any other solid...

    Switching a ground is easy as any other solid state switching so your bro probably has a potential parts list already in his head.

    If he's cool with doing so please post schematic and parts list....
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    Do NOT click on the parent link which I edited to...

    Do NOT click on the parent link which I edited to .xxx in this reply.

    192.168.l.xxx resolves to common router and intranet IPs, not the internet. It is in a private address range.

    I reported...
  6. Harbor Freight bike jack adapter pad from scrap wood.

    My bro had a Capri transaxle to install and no transmission jack. The Harbor Freight bike jacks (and others) use rails since there is limited need for a plate style jack on bikes. It worked...
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    MIGs often produce nice-looking but cold welds in...

    MIGs often produce nice-looking but cold welds in noob hands so like anything else destructive bend tests on sample scrap is wise.

    The usual solution is a stick/lift arc TIG and a MIG, followed...
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    Thermal intermittents are common as others...

    Thermal intermittents are common as others posted.

    What DOES persuade the bike to start eventually? You left that out.

    Ignition systems are consumables so I keep complete spares as there is no...
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    If ya have a bunch of stuff ya can liquidate...

    If ya have a bunch of stuff ya can liquidate profitably at current inflated prices that's toys or excess tools/equipment you will never need this could be a nice time to cash out then roll it into...
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    Even if it does have a bleeder unless the bleeder...

    Even if it does have a bleeder unless the bleeder is at the highest point the banjo bolt will likely work better.

    Where paint etc matters I place a terrycloth towel or wad of other towels around...
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    I use any available connection at the highest...

    I use any available connection at the highest point in the system because air rises so I'd bleed that at the banjo bolt. If no joy I'd unbolt it from the frame, stick something between the pads...
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    Thanks for posting the result! Completed...

    Thanks for posting the result!

    Completed threads help others (and it's always nice to know how stuff works out).
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    Does/can Georgia issue titles after BOS +...

    Does/can Georgia issue titles after BOS + inspection by law enforcement?

    My interest is if I buy a bike from GA next door to title and register in SC.
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    No barrel of shit here, just another old...

    No barrel of shit here, just another old motorbike engine needing a home and thanks to back surgery (mostly) working out I can get enough sleep to push more projects. Objective is a fun bob job plain...
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    I just fell into a 48EL (or so sayeth the serial)...

    I just fell into a 48EL (or so sayeth the serial) that was supposedly overhauled long ago but was obviously Bubba'ed (see pic) and apart it must come for case mount ear repairs and whatever eldritch...
  16. Thread: Weak Crank

    by farmall
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    Thanks for the reply and glad ya fixed it!

    Thanks for the reply and glad ya fixed it!
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    I bypass ignition switches to test them if I lack...

    I bypass ignition switches to test them if I lack a spare (the cheap Drag Specialties switches are good for about ten years) by attaching all the leads to one post.

    Backfiring/kickback can be...
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    Most used triple clamps aren't expensive since...

    Most used triple clamps aren't expensive since they're not a common wear item.

    Worth making a fake Fecesbook account if needed:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1465028990466294/

    1941-84 FL...
  19. Yes it is. Classic never gets tiresome.

    Yes it is. Classic never gets tiresome.
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    Use birth control becasue accidents cause people....

    Use birth control becasue accidents cause people.
    Fortune favors the prepared mind. Forethought is free and fun and profitable.
    Have zero useless hobbies or interests.
    Be curious about...
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    I have truckerbros who love it but most are...

    I have truckerbros who love it but most are unmarried, widowed or divorced.

    OTOH you can get a CDL and stick your toe in the water at no risk. No need to commit or liquidate to get the license...
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    Alternately sell the thing and build an Evo...

    Alternately sell the thing and build an Evo Sportster or a recent Japanese machine to get more displacement and vastly greater reliability.

    OPs budget would go MUCH further on an Evo Sporty. If...
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    For something to ride where the owner is too old...

    For something to ride where the owner is too old or otherwise can't kick well it could work on a chopper to get the superb Denso electric starter vs dropping megabucks on a kit conversion for a four...
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    Beware of aftermarket harnesses too, especially...

    Beware of aftermarket harnesses too, especially switches which tend to be shit. Hoard HD switches if you can find them and buy spares.
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    That's glorious! It would be easy to fab...

    That's glorious!

    It would be easy to fab adapters for any motorcycle. Now I really need to spring for a two post lift.
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