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    You can stretch the front downtubes and backbone...

    You can stretch the front downtubes and backbone too. It ain't just about hardtails.

    If want mids welding on mid blocks anywhere they fit YOUR legs (not just stock position) isn't a big deal.
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    Bench centers are where HD got the idea and worth...

    Bench centers are where HD got the idea and worth hunting. If you run into a cheap wood lathe you can shorten it with a 6" cutting disk on an angle grinder.


    The Chinesium imitations of the K&L...
  3. Izzat a drill jig I spy hangin' offa da B? I...

    Izzat a drill jig I spy hangin' offa da B? I see ya already drilled and tapped for an adjustable air bleed.
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    A truing stand is nice if you don't have a lathe...

    A truing stand is nice if you don't have a lathe but if you want machine tools I'd save the money and put it towards a used lathe instead since those hold centers and dial indicators just fine. ...
  5. Nice aluminum build fixture. Light, won't rust...

    Nice aluminum build fixture. Light, won't rust and spatter won't stick to it.
  6. DId that work? What did the removed plugs look...

    DId that work? What did the removed plugs look like?

    Intake leaks are common on Ironheads so I reseal intake manifolds when I pull a carb. I always run a carb brace since intake clamps job is to...
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    I'm looking forward to seeing how that turns out...

    I'm looking forward to seeing how that turns out since a little more wheelbase looks good and may even ride slightly better.

    I'd leave the fugly peg mounts off too. They'd be easy to replace in...
  8. Thread: shovel heads

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    The gouge near the six o-clock position won't...

    The gouge near the six o-clock position won't blow gaskets but it couldn't hurt to check both heads for flatness while doing everything else.

    A set of guides and lightly cutting the seats should...
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    Freshly machined parts are satisfying. ...

    Freshly machined parts are satisfying. (fapfapfapfapfapfap) :cool:

    BTW I'll spotface the kit ramps when I do the gearbox but please order a Baker throwout bearing (just the replacement wafer...
  10. Harley tubular ignition switch opening without key.

    While mechanics generally know tubular locks are trash and how to get around missing keys not everyone knows non-destructive methods of opening them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWnGE80qjDY
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    That shit's why I would never confide in a cop. ...

    That shit's why I would never confide in a cop.

    They can't be trusted because the good ones cover for the bad and the system (because it's made of ordinary people given extraordinary power) will...
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    Oooh! Much nicerer.

    Oooh! Much nicerer.
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    The cops wrongly fucked your friend so they...

    The cops wrongly fucked your friend so they deserved to lose the case they should never have brought in the first place.

    It could only be illegal to "knowingly conceal" (common verbiage) since...
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    They should be considered mostly decorative/retro...

    They should be considered mostly decorative/retro kool and not actually "good" (early disc brakes are mostly considered "good" by those who never rode anything with modern calipers). Be sure you can...
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    Good to know modelling clay works as welders...

    Good to know modelling clay works as welders putty because it's less expensive.

    Plumbing suppliers etc carry a variety.

    https://www.nucalgon.com/products/specialty-products/thermo-trap-putty/...
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    You'll need to make those and determine what...

    You'll need to make those and determine what wheel will fit between the fork tubes while clearing the calipers. The old Hurst-Airheart go-cart calipers were often mounted to plates bolted to the...
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    You can soak a new (they're cheap enough) stock...

    You can soak a new (they're cheap enough) stock chain in liquid chain wax. Motorcyclists tend to forget the liquid stuff exists. The single row chain is more for kool than longevity. Sprocket...
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    Remember the top ratio is the same so a five...

    Remember the top ratio is the same so a five speed is not an overdrive but can work better with tall final drive gearing than the four speed.

    You can drop four teeth off the rear without issues.
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    Poll: Nice rims.

    Nice rims.
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    Too bad it uses foam but a fabric element would...

    Too bad it uses foam but a fabric element would have been (probably) prohibitively expensive for show bike stuff.
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    Odd they didn't turn then polish the center of...

    Odd they didn't turn then polish the center of the cover but it is neat.
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    That was probably the point at the time....

    That was probably the point at the time. Mmmm.....ribs....


    We're lucky Americans did not think like Germans or we'd have lost the war. Tiger broke like mad and were designed by someone who hated...
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    I have two Shovels with the All Balls starter...

    I have two Shovels with the All Balls starter motors which are really Denso OSGR motors with a custom end housing (deleting the stock Denso solenoid) like the Spyke parts and the complete Denso OSGR...
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    Kool find on the black kicker kit. Please add one...

    Kool find on the black kicker kit. Please add one to the pile.

    Not directly on topic but the Aircraft Spruce catalog is insanely nice including mag and other testers, chemicals ya don't see in...
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    Nice new years gift! Those ribs are kool.

    Nice new years gift! Those ribs are kool.
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