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  1. with the heat of the motor & all the electrics on...

    with the heat of the motor & all the electrics on a bike I never use a flamable spray, bloody stupid thing to use,
    soapy water & the proper test plate with valve or bung made for the job for me....
  2. & remember, the better the item you send for...

    & remember,
    the better the item you send for chroming, the better it will be when you get it back,
    90% of chroming, like with Painting, is all in the prep work, clean, de burred & even polished...
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    they bend real easy when ya bike falls over or...

    they bend real easy when ya bike falls over or leans against a wall but a bastard to straighten out after !!
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    the oil spray on the rear exhaust is more likely...

    the oil spray on the rear exhaust is more likely coming from either the rocker caps, the feed pipe to the rockers or the rocker gasket,... oil dont go up when it leaks so i'd rule out it coming from...
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    unless your doing a resto job I wouldn't fita pie...

    unless your doing a resto job I wouldn't fita pie slice caliper, they are a shit brake, if you can afford it I'd look at upgrading, I'd even go as far as swapping fork sliders for FXS twin disc, with...
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    if you want a bike to handle & be safe the wheels...

    if you want a bike to handle & be safe the wheels must be inline & centered in the frame, Period !
    I have been building bikes of all sorts, from stock restorations to race bikes, but mainly Chops &...
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    plus being a 45 you'll never go fast enough to...

    plus being a 45 you'll never go fast enough to get into trouble....
    & if ya look at top drag bikes going over 200mph are usually rigids
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    I've been building & riding for 45 years myself,...

    I've been building & riding for 45 years myself, you didn't say you were disabled, just as I also didn't say I was also disabled & unable to walk, I can still throw a tire iron & change a tire,...
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    if you run a hardtail but don't drop the tire...

    if you run a hardtail but don't drop the tire pressure down to about 15psi, it will tend to send you into the air if you hit a big bump,
    a buddy got his tyres fitted & a shop who thought it was for...
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    if ya trying to save money,. fit ya own tires, it...

    if ya trying to save money,. fit ya own tires, it is piss easy once you know how,
    you do NOT need to force or struggle or break a sweat to get a bike tire on,
    all you need are 3 x 18'' tire...
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    do you not fit your own tires ?... It's so easy...

    do you not fit your own tires ?... It's so easy to do on a motorcycle, all ya need is a ratchet strap (hardly ever needed), 3 x 18'' tire irons, nylon rim protectors, a bottle of dish soap & a foot...
  12. but the US made ones are much bigger & are very...

    but the US made ones are much bigger & are very much in ya face & don't do the looks of a bike any favor's,
    the Cannonball Stealth starter is hardly seen & you keep the kick starter & kicker cover....
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    looks like a packaging tape gun...

    looks like a packaging tape gun...
  14. looking at the damage, to me it looks like...

    looking at the damage, to me it looks like someone in the past tried to remove the bung thinking it was screwed in & had a go at it with a pipe wrench.
    it does kinds look it might have been if they...
  15. man that's buggered !!... I'm thinking it will...

    man that's buggered !!...
    I'm thinking it will need cutting out & a new one welded in.....
    ya might have to get someone to turn you up the fitting, NOT a hard or expensive job & get a good TIG...
  16. from what I read, you used a regulator from a...

    from what I read, you used a regulator from a shovel head (alternator), & tried to use it on a Panhead(Generator)
    i was under the impression that they are two different things & an Alternator...
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    ya best off doing it properly, & the easiest to...

    ya best off doing it properly,
    & the easiest to fit are the bearing cup stops,
    either that or weld tabs on the frame or forks,
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    is the sidecar not easily removed so you can get...

    is the sidecar not easily removed so you can get the bike inside ?
    can you put up pics of the sidecar mounts, i'm thinking of fitting one due to bad Hips & could do with some phot help to see whats...
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    if ya strip down & clean the master cylinder &...

    if ya strip down & clean the master cylinder & the caliper parts with isopropyl alcohol,
    then pump some through the hoses & dry the lot with an air line,
    then rebuild with new seals & you can use...
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    some get ya discounts on parts at selected...

    some get ya discounts on parts at selected dealers,
    entry to swap meets early & free,
    usually a good place to find parts of your model bike,.
    usually a rally or meet yearly around the world in...
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    I don't like it, looks like 1 of 100 jap bikes...

    I don't like it, looks like 1 of 100 jap bikes out there, all of which could out perform it for a 1/4 of it's price,
    it's too messy, it's trying to be a cruiser & a Caff & a Bobber all at the same...
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    lot's of choices out there, what do you want out...

    lot's of choices out there, what do you want out of a carb,
    obviously rebuilding is the cheaper option if you want stock & are happy with how it ran.
    if you want to up-grade it there are a lot of...
  23. Thread: petcock bung

    by tzienlee
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    if it is a genuine British made Wassell tank,...

    if it is a genuine British made Wassell tank, they were 1/4BSP thread..
    in which the Female thread is parallel and the male thread is tapered.
    made to suit the many types of British fuel taps used...
  24. try Torque cones & make a couple of Lollypop...

    try Torque cones & make a couple of Lollypop baffles................. Piss easy to make.... 2 bolts, 2 repair washers & 2 nuts, weld the washers to the bolt head, drill a hole at the rear side of the...
  25. drag pipes do no motor any good running wise, &...

    drag pipes do no motor any good running wise, & yes Torque cones work but you need back pressure from a baffle as well to help tune it all... best is a linked 2 into 1 baffled system ....
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