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    If you can hold sickle straight up vertical like...

    If you can hold sickle straight up vertical like on a lift table, remove the master Cylinder cover, be sure that MC is at least 1/2 full.
    Begin slowly pumping the brake foot lever with your hand, if...
  2. Rockman prob nailed it. I agree with Circuit...

    Rockman prob nailed it.

    I agree with Circuit breaker and possible short BUT ---
    Similar happened to me 600 miles from home.
    My 127 suddenly died, ATM I cannot recall if I lost lights et al but...
  3. When I get an oil bag with fittings on the bottom...

    When I get an oil bag with fittings on the bottom I simply do just as you are.
    I plug the fittings and drill holes in the top where desired and have a Heli-arc master weld on bungs. Of course I...
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    There should never be a change in Power after an...

    There should never be a change in Power after an Ignition swap unless the timing was changed.
    Like slower/faster rate of advance or Final advance.
    The only job any Ign has -- is to "spark" at the...
  5. I suspect you simply have the incorrect parts to...

    I suspect you simply have the incorrect parts to do the job. I hope I read and understood your description correctly.
    I must assume you have the wrong motor pulley and/or wrong Clutch shell pulley....
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    I assume you re-torqued the heads ( 65 lbs.)...

    I assume you re-torqued the heads ( 65 lbs.) after the First start-up and total Cool-down. You should not have to re-torque ever again. Once timing is set it never needs to be checked again Unless it...
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    Just maybe these guys have what you need. ...

    Just maybe these guys have what you need.
    https://sportyparts.com/collections/front-end
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    Bravo Tzienlee A very cool solution. Here is...

    Bravo Tzienlee
    A very cool solution.

    Here is another tool that I forgot to mention. I saw these for sale years after I developed my way and even used one but they can get beat up after time and...
  9. Great advice. My EVO Rigid with a Banana and...

    Great advice.
    My EVO Rigid with a Banana and 11.5" rotor set-up.
    You can accomplish anything with a wee bit of Imagination and ability, a wee bend here a small weld there, etc etc.
    This was No...
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    This is a small but important option IF the...

    This is a small but important option IF the Starter/Batt is barely able.
    Dis-engage the Clutch while starting, there is No reason for the Starter/Batt to
    have to use power to spin the Clutch Hub...
  11. I have always used Carb Cleaner. The EVO seals,...

    I have always used Carb Cleaner.
    The EVO seals, Shovel O-rings or Rubber bands are there to prevent Vacuum leak Not to block inner pressure from pushing past the seals/o-rings etc. the former sucks...
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    If running a Primary belt, you're sitting in Tall...

    If running a Primary belt, you're sitting in Tall cotton -- If using a Chain Primary drain the primary case and remove Any outer cas because you need to get your fingers in that tight area.

    Pull...
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    I started with Panhead points and 45 years later...

    I started with Panhead points and 45 years later after having tried Crane, CompuFire, FireBall and others I simply cannot recall , The only Electronic Ign that has Not failed me in the AZ summer heat...
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    Bravo !! Excellent results.

    Bravo !!
    Excellent results.
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    I have done it a few times. I do Not use heat...

    I have done it a few times. I do Not use heat because Aluminum does Not show signs of softening or bendability, it just falls apart.
    These two handles are the old style 4-speed on a Mousetrap, I...
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    If your buddy does not have a Torque wrench, one...

    If your buddy does not have a Torque wrench, one of the Most important tools any Mechanical guy should have in his toolbox, then you should never allow him near your sickle again with tools in his...
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    I just saw Hubbard's post and I agree Totally. I...

    I just saw Hubbard's post and I agree Totally.
    I run the 8mm belts, there are more teeth per inch to wrap around the 8mm Pulley.

    Also, if you measure the BELT thickness itself -- just the belt....
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    Hey Dillon, Are you running a foot clutch or...

    Hey Dillon,
    Are you running a foot clutch or Mouse Trap ??
    If you are running the stock 41 - 54 Trans you will not be able to run a bearing support anyway, as per JB's reply.
    I am very familiar...
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    Hi Tattooo Thanks for the Compliment on the...

    Hi Tattooo
    Thanks for the Compliment on the motorsickles.

    Gearing and or heat has never been a prob for us across the AZ/NM summer desert at those speeds because of correct set-up (tuning) and...
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    Hi Tattooo, All these sickles have been well...

    Hi Tattooo,
    All these sickles have been well over 120 across the AZ and NM desert -- Many times, going to TX or the Mts. of NM --- except the 80" Black n Grey bike.
    Her Blue Fxr had a 127" Ultima...
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    I have been building and riding Rigids for 45...

    I have been building and riding Rigids for 45 years. I feel safer on a Rigid than a swingin arm simply because I know exactly where that rear end is.
    BS about low pressure for a rigid, I always ran...
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    No matter what the Factory sends out, the rear...

    No matter what the Factory sends out, the rear TIRE must be centered inline with the Back bone which should always be dead center of the frame. I always Center and then Align the Rear tire with back...
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    For years I have run the 3/4" old style axles...

    For years I have run the 3/4" old style axles however I just recently built a 1" axle sickle.
    The .750" axles often bent under Hole-Shot power so I added a left-side axle support bearing
    and the...
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