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    Make it sexy since you can get it painted, flip...

    Make it sexy since you can get it painted, flip it, and repeat! With the economy in the shitter you could turn that into Evo Sportster money and you could have something worth keeping for a longer...
  2. Check your factory service manual and factory...

    Check your factory service manual and factory parts catalog (if you're keeping the motorcycle you NEED those books, no substitutions) to see what you're dealing with internally. They save you far...
  3. If you prefer full Wide Glide width then go for...

    If you prefer full Wide Glide width then go for it. There are multiple ways to do that too of course.

    Full "Wide Glide width" conversion kits exist to use your stock tubes. Example, check with...
  4. Your first problem is incorrect troubleshooting....

    Your first problem is incorrect troubleshooting. I hope ya didn't throw the old carb away. ALWAYS study correct troubleshooting on EVERYTHING (bikes, computers, whatever) and never assume you know...
  5. Thread: Is it Covid

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    Some nasty shit lives in basements including mold...

    Some nasty shit lives in basements including mold so if you have any get that tested, and if you continue to work in that basement I'd make completely sure there's no places mold could hide and have...
  6. That socket and bulb may not be available in...

    That socket and bulb may not be available in dual-filament configuration but it's a tidy way to go small.

    Next step is finding a replacement dual filament socket and bulb package with the right...
  7. Open the light and post clear pics of the socket,...

    Open the light and post clear pics of the socket, reflector etc.

    Should be as easy (or not) as replacing the socket but if you don't personally need or want high beam (I certainly would because if...
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    Poll: It's our civic duty to promote civilized...

    It's our civic duty to promote civilized behaviour, (sigh) however tiresome the work may be.
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    If it happens again look to the...

    If it happens again look to the regulator/rectifier as those on second glance look like two phases from the alternator shorting together. A load downstream of that can do a variety of damage.
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    Draw plus high resistance at one or both of the...

    Draw plus high resistance at one or both of the splices melted the way between them. Inspect the full run of both wires for overheat and cut back some of the insulation as overheated wire is...
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    Poll: LUBE? What heresy is this? Servants gifted such...

    LUBE? What heresy is this? Servants gifted such luxuries will grow entitled and make off with the silverware. Let 'em bite the pillow like their ancestors. If they behave exceptionally well, reward...
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    Poll: Surplus aircraft rod ends fit because HD uses...

    Surplus aircraft rod ends fit because HD uses 'Murrican threads. They're cheap via Ebay. I used them with the stock rod on my FXR because the rod ends on those are just chromed riding mower parts.
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  13. Check with PayPal. I have not had to use their...

    Check with PayPal. I have not had to use their dispute process yet.
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    Does aftermarket frame have title or what is the...

    Does aftermarket frame have title or what is the plan? I always ask because title problems are VERY common and title passes with frame on cone Shovels.

    If you can manage a title without losing...
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    If ya really want a kicker and the bike is a long...

    If ya really want a kicker and the bike is a long term keeper I'd look out for a complete engine or donor bike since (except for Ebay) used IHs are dirt cheap when they're common models. The best...
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    Handsome part! A way to mount a filter (or a...

    Handsome part!

    A way to mount a filter (or a custom mid control or anything else that fits) could be facing and drilling the casting for any mount you like. Your choice to keep it simple keeps it...
  17. The use of an actual Wide Glide is purely for...

    The use of an actual Wide Glide is purely for appearance but they are IMO an artistic error on Sportsters which are slim and narrow and of course they're sprung for heavier big twins. They look like...
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    Good thing you mentioned that!

    Good thing you mentioned that!
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    Good news if you're having starting problems is...

    Good news if you're having starting problems is the 1981 Ironheads have the quality Denso-style starters.

    However the original starters were the early versions of the OSGR and later (direct swap)...
  20. A request is not disputing a charge. I file...

    A request is not disputing a charge. I file chargebacks (Visa now call them "dispute resolutions") promptly. The company gets one request then failure to obey me (the customer) means I escalate...
  21. At this point wanting to give them money for a...

    At this point wanting to give them money for a silly TOY really DOES encourage them to fuck the next guy and you know it.

    Unprofessional businesses thrive on weak customers who enable them.

    I...
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    You can bleed a brake system at any joint, not...

    You can bleed a brake system at any joint, not just the nipple, and that's frequently necessary on motorcycles.
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    In future post pics because we may see what you...

    In future post pics because we may see what you do not. Helping others is interesting fun but more info makes life easier for all concerned.

    Better yet, start a fucking build thread! The more the...
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    Hmm.... I seem to have lost my anti-seize remarks...

    Hmm.... I seem to have lost my anti-seize remarks in the editing. Anyway dry threads are still Satan's playground and if the threads get destroyed a bolt thru the stock nut into a drilled and tapped...
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    I just warn them in case they don't know since...

    I just warn them in case they don't know since many aren't ancient like ourselves. Might save 'em a few dollars.
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