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    Putting an EV27 cam in my evo 1340 changed the...

    Putting an EV27 cam in my evo 1340 changed the exhaust idle sound characteristics slightly but it wasn't hugely noticeable. I actually think it sounded smoother with the stock crappy cam. Theres...
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    I use samwell supplies repops. Great quality and...

    I use samwell supplies repops. Great quality and brake stay is on the correct side for a mechanical drum. They aint cheap but they are a quality repop springer. W&W cycles sells them
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    What evo frame specifically are you referring to?...

    What evo frame specifically are you referring to? Very early Evo's used the same 4 speed frame as the shovelhead so wouldnt imagine there being a problem putting a shovel in there.

    As for a...
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    Are you going to be leaving the bike in storage...

    Are you going to be leaving the bike in storage where you cant get to it? Me personally I still run my bike up until the roads get too icy and unsafe to ride it but when it inevitably comes to the...
  5. I love my Evo. As a daily mile muncher and all...

    I love my Evo. As a daily mile muncher and all weather bike, I find it a perfect mix of old soul and slightly more modern tech.
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  6. Thread: Tire Tubes

    by Sugarcubes
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    Michelin Airstop 21 MD. You need a 21x2.15 tube...

    Michelin Airstop 21 MD. You need a 21x2.15 tube with centralised metal valve.
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    do the 35 degree. Stock rake rigid sportsters...

    do the 35 degree. Stock rake rigid sportsters jacked up on long forks have been done to death and are fugly
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    Just to update on this, laced the wheel and trued...

    Just to update on this, laced the wheel and trued it last night. Did as Jim suggested and ensured the spoke flanges were centred.
    Offset seems to measure the same as before I unlaced the old rim so...
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    Thanks for your advice Jim, I will go with that. ...

    Thanks for your advice Jim, I will go with that.

    Appreciate the help
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    question for wheel builders

    Hi, so I currently run up front a W&W cycles 3x16" 40 spoke drop centre rim on a modern timken bearing star hub with a W&W cycles springer OEM replica drum brake. This is all fitted to a W&W repop...
  11. Thread: starter

    by Sugarcubes
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    check for damage on the jackshaft gear teeth,...

    check for damage on the jackshaft gear teeth, make sure its the right length shaft and gear end and make sure the jackshaft assembly is put together in the correct order. Other than that, im out
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    by Sugarcubes
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    So the starter jackshaft is long enough to fully...

    So the starter jackshaft is long enough to fully engage the teeth on the clutch ring gear? Im assuming if it connects 1/3 times that it is.
    Are you running an outside jackshaft support cover of any...
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    that Baja is a tough lookin tyre!

    that Baja is a tough lookin tyre!
  14. Id recommend having a blowtorch on hand to heat...

    Id recommend having a blowtorch on hand to heat up that pulley nut before you start crankin on it. It may have a good dollop of red loctite on the threads. Did you already take the belt off as your...
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    10 years riding a 79 ironhead with a 4" stretch...

    10 years riding a 79 ironhead with a 4" stretch weld on hardtail and a stock length repop springer. I live in a relatively remote area in Scotland UK so you can imagine the roads I deal with up here....
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    Thats how mine is tuned. You should need a little...

    Thats how mine is tuned. You should need a little choke to start the bike from cold and after a minute or so you push the choke back in and run the rpms slightly with the throttle. It will start much...
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    My buddy owns a bike shop and constantly gets...

    My buddy owns a bike shop and constantly gets asked about set prices for jobs when he charges hourly rates. He says the same thing as most in this thread. He has had guys bring in old bikes just for...
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    having had to go through that recently with an...

    having had to go through that recently with an 80" evo with a mangled left side case mainshaft bearing (previous owner appears to have wedged a screwdriver into it whilst trying to remove the...
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    The ironhead is still a basic bob bike in terms...

    The ironhead is still a basic bob bike in terms of mechanics. I was able to do probably 90% of the work on mine with a decent socket and wrench set. On the one occasion I needed a top end done, I...
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    Its really not. It was the start of the XLCR type...

    Its really not. It was the start of the XLCR type frame which was actually an improvement over previous year stock frames. The chopper guys dont like them as much because its harder to get a nice...
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    I started with an 08 1200 sporty and sold it to...

    I started with an 08 1200 sporty and sold it to buy a 79 ironhead many years ago. I knew what I was getting into in terms of the reliability issues and the need for regular upkeep but I wanted to...
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    I think the chugging is a combination of things...

    I think the chugging is a combination of things to be honest. I have an EV27 cam so the powerband is shifted more to the middle of the rev range and also the lack of a compensator means it will...
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    appreciate this is an old-ass thread but I...

    appreciate this is an old-ass thread but I figured I would bump it anyway as I put one of the BDL 1.5" enclosed drive kits on my evo softail around a year or so ago.

    I got the kit with the BBP -...
  24. on a sidenote, that roller looks great! my friend...

    on a sidenote, that roller looks great! my friend has a bigdog import with the 107" and it hauls ass. Im sure it will be a beast in a stripped down rigid chop
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    disconnect your throttle cable from the carb and...

    disconnect your throttle cable from the carb and see if it starts. It might be you have kinked it or its snagging somewhere, causing your throttle to stay partly open.

    If this doesnt make any...
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