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    If you see a Denso starter the bike has a later...

    If you see a Denso starter the bike has a later box. I've not opened a 1990, just my '88 and '94 and didn't precisely track the transition but some time with online microfiche would give the part...
  2. I shouldn't have used self-tapping screws, but...

    I shouldn't have used self-tapping screws, but live and learn!
  3. More of the Pilkington stand. I'll copy that for...

    More of the Pilkington stand. I'll copy that for my Ironhead because the low footprint, positive attachment and total frame access without having to bend over will make life easy. It's all scrap and...
  4. Unlike extremely delicate vintage Britbike (Gold...

    Unlike extremely delicate vintage Britbike (Gold Star, Commando etc) frames, Sportsters are built for abuse and good basic welding practices are amply strong. MIG is fine. The frame was wire welded...
  5. Cool mods. I put anything I can on casters...

    Cool mods. I put anything I can on casters because it's insanely convenient.
  6. While drilling round holes for plug welds became...

    While drilling round holes for plug welds became customary, slitting the tubes near your joint with a cutting disc instead permits easy slug alignment (stick pick or flat screwdriver in slit),...
  7. Download your state rules for special...

    Download your state rules for special construction vehicles and ensure you will have all required documentation, receipts etc.

    Goal should be to keep your original Shovelhead frame titled and...
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    Tapered wheel bearings are easy to deal with. I...

    Tapered wheel bearings are easy to deal with. I copied the "axle on angle" tool but ya don't really need it and if you're familiar with what clearances feel like you can do fine like most old time...
  9. Channel your inner laziness. :cool: The frame...

    Channel your inner laziness. :cool:

    The frame was convenient and I had the Unistrut lying around but one stick of say 2" angle from yer local metal supplier and some casters would get it done just...
  10. It's thoroughly portable which is why I used the...

    It's thoroughly portable which is why I used the casters I did. I made it to roll on hard-ish dirt or better and not be tippy. Self and bro holding the pipe tested it today bringing the S&S to my...
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    Since the mix of parts renders it just another...

    Since the mix of parts renders it just another frame how will the cost of scrap revival compare to the sexy Edlund frames Dragstews flogs?

    Anything can be fixed but not being original, why bother?
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    Frame repair porn always welcomed, the more...

    Frame repair porn always welcomed, the more detailed the better.
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    Early Twinks have the timing chain shoe issue...

    Early Twinks have the timing chain shoe issue which most owners don't know about and due to that will go unfixed.

    We had a very unhappy customer whose Twinkie puked guide shoe chunks into his oil...
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    There are plenty of reasonable FXRs but nobody...

    There are plenty of reasonable FXRs but nobody wants to drive to the Southeast to save money, and unless you actually USE the cornering ability that's not really relevant. FXRs are nice cruisers and...
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    Did you retune the carb to suit? Lean mixture...

    Did you retune the carb to suit? Lean mixture killed da torque. Tuning will improve it over stock. Stock carbs are leaned out for EPA reasons which are also why cams were neutered. The standard...
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    The stock baffles do strangle the engine but if...

    The stock baffles do strangle the engine but if you prefer quiet do as ya see fit.

    Since no one can see hand signals at night it's no loss to run turn signals. Kool is kool but a lot of kool is...
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    Is that part number missing a digit? A pic of...

    Is that part number missing a digit?

    A pic of or .pdf page from the factory parts book would speed up da process.
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    Check out the small car and modern motorcycle...

    Check out the small car and modern motorcycle turbo culture as they got very good at that stuff and turbos have come a long way in durability too.

    Turbos were not built for the old turbocharged...
  19. Not I. but getting a couple of junk car hoods (my...

    Not I. but getting a couple of junk car hoods (my painterbros do that, I can barely spray primer...) and testing on them gives plenty of flat area to play with.
  20. Offer the ins. co. a couple hundred for the...

    Offer the ins. co. a couple hundred for the corpse. Parts is parts.
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    I'd just Ebay the shitty boxes then spend the...

    I'd just Ebay the shitty boxes then spend the cash on more tools or steel for a blast cabinet.

    Tools make more toys but toys don't make tools. If ya don't need a part, turn it into money into...
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    Common among folks who don't know better. You...

    Common among folks who don't know better. You were wise to ask. Many a motorcycle has been fucked up by owners too lazy to support their pipes.

    BTW I always anti-seize the exhaust nuts so I don't...
  23. I see no problem.

    I see no problem.
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    Fucking INA must have been bribing HD to use...

    Fucking INA must have been bribing HD to use those, but since most owners do a cam swap that's a good time to install a Timken. The cam swap is standard big twin "Harley tax" anyway.

    BTW it's a...
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    RIP indeed. He had a style all his own.

    RIP indeed. He had a style all his own.
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