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    Mt Washington was a fluke, I was not planning on...

    Mt Washington was a fluke, I was not planning on it. I just got up super early one morning and started riding west from Conway NH and saw the sign for the mountain road. I pulled in to take a rest...
  2. Ignition Stop switch and starter button 78fxe

    Ok, So my ignition switch and starter button died on my trip. I was not sure which so I pulled them both and hot wired the ignition so it was on all the time. then turned the power on and off with...
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    Thanks, I just wanted to see if I could take an...

    Thanks, I just wanted to see if I could take an old bike of Craigslist and make it down to FL. Good greasy fun all the way.
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    Kick starter spring is weak

    1978 FXE original 4 speed.

    So the kick starter is leaning back a little and I can hear a whine from the transmission. An old school guy said the kick return spring is weak and bungeed the kick...
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    Plan it ahead of time, there really is minimal on...

    Plan it ahead of time, there really is minimal on the parkway. Go here and figure out if you want to camp or do hotels. http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/
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    I kind of dig riding alone, I'm not antisocial or...

    I kind of dig riding alone, I'm not antisocial or nothing I just like getting up early and riding as long as I want, stopping at stupid roadside attractions and stuff. Maybe I haven't found anyone...
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    Took the better part of 6 days. about 300 miles...

    Took the better part of 6 days. about 300 miles each day with one thrown in at 425 miles. Averaging 45mph, 1800 miles is about 40 hours. I would ride early from 6:00am to 3:00pm. I am good for about...
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    Maine to Florida on my 1978 FXE shovelhead

    I just finished 1800 miles from Maine to Florida on a bike I bought off Craigslist.


    Some of you might recall I bought this 1978 shovelhead when I went to Maine to visit my 9 year old at sleep...
  9. The exhaust is from Patriot exhaust in...

    The exhaust is from Patriot exhaust in California. It has a butterfly valve in it so I can ride wide open or muffled. I rigged up an old clutch cable so I can open or close it on the fly. I am using...
  10. I did a night train bobber. see my post below....

    I did a night train bobber. see my post below. "My bike is a feature in American Iron Garage"
  11. My bike is a feature in American Iron Garage this month

    I know it is not the type of bike that may fit here, but I am proud so indulge me. For the old school purists, I also have a 78 shovel....

    It is a newer build finished it about 6 months ago. ...
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    thanks

    thanks
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    Yep, upside down DOOHHH.... Do you guys have a...

    Yep, upside down DOOHHH....

    Do you guys have a trick for pulling the old seals? I remember it was super hard last time? I know there is a special tool for it, I was just wondering if there was a...
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    Thanks Gary. The reason for the rebuild is...

    Thanks Gary. The reason for the rebuild is because of USER ERROR. I did the seals last summer and think I put them in upside down. Instead of scraping the oil in, the seals were shoving it out on...
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    2 over 78 FX forks??

    Hey, guys, I have to rebuild my stock forks and am thinking of going with a couple inches over to get a California rake. will a 2 or 3 inch over tube effect ride quality much? Also, does anyone know...
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    1978 FXE front forks???

    I want to go a little over on my tubes, to get that California rake look on my FX. Are all 35mm tubes a standard length, and I can order +2over or +3over tubes. Or does anyone know the length I...
  17. Thread: Western WA

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    Need some advice on a good route south. I am...

    Need some advice on a good route south. I am pulling my 78 shovel out of a buddies place in NH and heading down to DC to catch the autotrain to Florida. I am looking for some good roads south from...
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    I have the tanks mocked up and the radiator so I...

    I have the tanks mocked up and the radiator so I can try to fit the turbo. I was hoping to keep the alt in the same place, but it looks like I may need to relocate to the back side of the motor. I am...
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    Cool, man, just keep plugging away. Did you take...

    Cool, man, just keep plugging away. Did you take off the crank bolt yet? I need to swap pulleys and holly shit that thing is on there. Is it reverse thread or some sort of locking?
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    Cool, thanks man. Here is another turbo question,...

    Cool, thanks man. Here is another turbo question, more a manifold question though. I bought a bunch of bent tubing to mock up the exhaust manifold, but the smallest I could find with good selection...
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    Sam it is a TD025m-05T good for up to 45hp. But...

    Sam it is a TD025m-05T good for up to 45hp. But they make a compressor wheel for the -05C that brings it up to 75hp. That is plenty for me. Have you ever swapped compressor wheels in a TD025?
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    Thanks Sam, Klondike, I am going to mock up with...

    Thanks Sam, Klondike, I am going to mock up with this Kubota turbo and if I need more power I will go with a 1241. Wish that would have worked out.
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    If Sam, says the 15 is good for my motor, I am...

    If Sam, says the 15 is good for my motor, I am open to it too. Sam seems to be the go to guy for advice since he seems to be the only one who has done it. I have gotten more advice and feedback from...
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    Klondike, maybe we have a chance to horse trade?...

    Klondike, maybe we have a chance to horse trade?

    Deth, will the GT15 work on my 1105T? I have the stock Kubota turbo that might fit Klondike's 950 better??

    Klondike, If the GT15 will work on my...
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    I haven't drilled into it. I was going to have a...

    I haven't drilled into it. I was going to have a coupler made at a machine shop, and just use longer fly wheel bolts. but if the aluminum flywheel is in my future, maybe I should just do both...
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