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    Ask around about any shop. My town has a few...

    Ask around about any shop. My town has a few shops that "specialize" in older bikes but only 1 will get my biz. Most outsource the machine work.

    My favorite local indy closed the doors after the...
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    That caliper need a 5/8" bore master.

    That caliper need a 5/8" bore master.
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    JB has a good idea. Its better to know what you...

    JB has a good idea. Its better to know what you have before it blows up in the middle of nowhere. Best case scenario is new gaskets and maybe some rings.

    Of course, my last build had a supposed...
  4. Looks like a Revtech. ...

    Looks like a Revtech.
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    Confab has a winner !. I use a piece of 1/4"...

    Confab has a winner !. I use a piece of 1/4" steel 2"X4" so it mimics the rotor. Wood is squishy and "feels" like a bubble to me.
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    I had to use a 1" spacer to run a Super E on a...

    I had to use a 1" spacer to run a Super E on a '63 Pan. Of course there are outside oiler pipes to get around so that may not be your situation.

    I recommend the aluminum D-rings and these...
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    If you read as many threads you can stand...

    If you read as many threads you can stand pertaining to Ironheads, on this and other boards, you will find that most bikes have been abused to the point of diminished returns. I too thought I wanted...
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    If you're eventually going for 1200cc then hold...

    If you're eventually going for 1200cc then hold out for a bike thats already got that engine. The price difference in buying an 883 and then converting is about the same as buying a 1200 bike. Also,...
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    Good thinking on the bars. Not a fan of whats on...

    Good thinking on the bars. Not a fan of whats on there.

    My 63 Duo has some minor, easily reversible mods that the next owner can leave or restore. I even saved a tiny bit that was cut off of swing...
  10. Thread: DEW fork tubes

    by Tater66
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    I did check again and yes, the price diff is SC...

    I did check again and yes, the price diff is SC vs HC versions. The money is about the same CCE or DEW branded.

    As I said, the egay vendor pulled the plug on my purchase after they realized they...
  11. Thread: DEW fork tubes

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    Ok, so the DEW crew is(was) CCE. Would it be...

    Ok, so the DEW crew is(was) CCE. Would it be safe to say thats still the case ?

    I ask because CCE fork tubes are listed near $600 and DEW tubes are half the price. If they are indeed the same...
  12. Thread: DEW fork tubes

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    The problem Im running into is a vendor has CCE...

    The problem Im running into is a vendor has CCE tubes listed but the description mentions DEW so Im confused on whats what.

    May be DEW is the supplier or something like that. I have no idea if CCE...
  13. Remember what shims went where. Fresh bolts on...

    Remember what shims went where. Fresh bolts on engine, new nuts for trans. Scrape paint from engine/trans mounts.

    Other than internal engine/trans work the only real bitch is getting the oil tank...
  14. Thread: DEW fork tubes

    by Tater66
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    DEW fork tubes

    Im on the prowl for extended tubes. Past discussions have mentioned quality issues with most mfg's with the exception of Franks and Custom Cycle. Those are at the top of the list but the price is...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-9-Spoke-Mag-19-Whe...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-9-Spoke-Mag-19-Wheel/293588926606

    103887


    This item has the disc spacers WITH outboard wheel bearings. No need for custom axle or endless search for conversion...
  16. Im going to ask the obvious question..... Why...

    Im going to ask the obvious question.....

    Why have a brake light switch on the front brake? Im use to having a switch on back only. Makes it easier to lose the cops when they dont know your...
  17. Solid meaningful advice. Word. Although...

    Solid meaningful advice. Word.

    Although liquor stores have less cash on hand than you think. I recommend selling crack or running hookers. You meet the nicest people on a crack binge.
  18. Yet its perfectly fine to bolt Sportster shit to...

    Yet its perfectly fine to bolt Sportster shit to a big twin. FX anyone ? Or the millions and I mean millions of sporty tanks on everything. Go figure.
  19. I owned a 77 lowrider that had a 35mm wide...

    I owned a 77 lowrider that had a 35mm wide installed when bought. The proportions w 19" wheel was OK. The biggest distraction was the 4" X 2" spacers for disc brakes. Yep, 1 on each side. Kinda fugly.
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    Not to confused with "Truck Crete" which is a...

    Not to confused with "Truck Crete" which is a combination of oil, grease, coolant mixed with sand. Better truck crete forms an impenetrable barrier that requires a hammer and chisel to separate from...
  21. Thread: AMF mag wheel

    by Tater66
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    Thanks, Jim. I understand what youre getting at....

    Thanks, Jim. I understand what youre getting at.

    Lets say wheel goes on wideglide. At that point, the spacer has to be extended. Im suggesting a 1.125" OD spacer that extends all the way to...
  22. "My kids named it 'Bessie" for some reason." ...

    "My kids named it 'Bessie" for some reason."

    Bessie ! I love it. I say run with the name. It has an old feel to it.
  23. Thread: AMF mag wheel

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    So, technically, I can make spacers to ride...

    So, technically, I can make spacers to ride inside the seal and touch the inner portion of fork legs.

    Just so we're on the same page, I may be doing this with a wideglide or possibly narrowed 41mm...
  24. Thread: AMF mag wheel

    by Tater66
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    Ah, speedo drive was throwing me off when looking...

    Ah, speedo drive was throwing me off when looking at pics of bearing kits.

    So it may be possible to run the seal/axle spacer on both sides ?

    That would be the PN Im looking for
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    by Tater66
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    One more thing.... What makes the evo era mags...

    One more thing....

    What makes the evo era mags suitable for tubeless tires and the AMF mag not ?
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