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    Yup! Easy enough to try... I was thinking of...

    Yup! Easy enough to try... I was thinking of doing this with my 84' FXSB Low Rider Shovel. Could pick up a cheap set of used ones just to try and if it works out I will spend more on new.

    This...
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    Big Twin Evo 4 Speed Swingarm Build

    I'm thinking about doing a project with a bike that isn't really molded this way... a performance 85-86 swingarm Evo Big Twin 4 speed frame build.

    85/86 swing arm models (other than the Softail)...
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    Yes! Thanks Jim

    Yes!

    Thanks Jim
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    This does the trick. With that, should I adjust...

    This does the trick. With that, should I adjust my clutch so it is closer to the engagement point so I can just pull the clutch in normally and shift into 1st? And if so, should I add a bit more...
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    Good stuff. I chose the VR1 due to the heavy...

    Good stuff. I chose the VR1 due to the heavy zinc. I heard good things about Redline Shockproof and also the Brad Penn 80-90. May give one of those a try down the road.

    For now not messing with...
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    Interesting. I will try playing with the lever at...

    Interesting. I will try playing with the lever at the traffic light next ride!
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    I was told by my local independent shop stay AWAY...

    I was told by my local independent shop stay AWAY from GL5 due to the brass bushings in the 4 speeds. Or is this rubbish?
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    Only way to find out is to pull the lid off and I...

    Only way to find out is to pull the lid off and I aint doing it now LOL.

    The "top hats" and their operation seemed OK during inspection.

    I am running VR1 50wt in there. Not sure if a better...
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    Rotary Top Neutral to 1st Gear

    1000 miles since I overhauled the rotary top 4 speed on my 1984 FXSB Shovelhead. Leak-free and trouble-free..... other than a minor annoyance which was also present before the overhaul.

    At a stop...
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    Sounds like your setup is working just fine. 1...

    Sounds like your setup is working just fine. 1 1/32 is a starting point. Anytime I setup my clutch I start with 1 1/32 and then find I need to turn the spring nuts in a click or two.
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    Consider a good used complete stem/trees. Cheap...

    Consider a good used complete stem/trees. Cheap and plentiful.

    Edit: just saw your reply posted seconds above with the issue being the stem length. Yup dont know.
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    Mag Wheel Combination

    The front tire on my Low Rider is due for replacement after this season. Rear tire replaced last year on a solid softail wheel.

    I'm really contemplating going with the original style black mag....
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    Installed the 8.5" pullback risers. Complete...

    Installed the 8.5" pullback risers. Complete night/day difference. MUCH better body positioning for me. I first tried mounting them with the rubbers and knew they would easily flex. They did....
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    Waiting on some new plugs. Been monitoring that...

    Waiting on some new plugs. Been monitoring that rear plug... it really hasn't gotten bad (oil fouled) since the replacement. I think that fouling was a previous owner mishap or lack of maintenance....
  15. Been there done that. The easy solution is to get...

    Been there done that. The easy solution is to get 1984+ tubes. I have a set of 4" over Forking by Frank tubes in my shop I used for one season on my 1984 FXSB if you are interested. Here is how they...
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    Yup just bought a Leak down kit.

    Yup just bought a Leak down kit.
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    Thanks Jim, Something to note I forgot to post...

    Thanks Jim,

    Something to note I forgot to post the closeup pic of that rear plug in my original post. It was BAD! I replaced the plugs since and although that plug still appears more oily than the...
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    Shovelhead 3/4 to WOT Tuning

    1984 FXSB with dual plugged OEM heads, S&S 80" jugs, Dyna 2000i ignition, Python Pipes, Hydraulic Lifters, Super E and that's all I know about this engine. I do not know unfortunately the inner...
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    Much appreciated thank you! If I find the end...

    Much appreciated thank you! If I find the end result to eliminate backpain are buckhorns then so be it..... BUT.... I'm going to try everything I can before going to em LOL!
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    Absolutely Farmall, hoping with 8.5" pullback...

    Absolutely Farmall, hoping with 8.5" pullback risers on the way I can somewhat emulate what I had on the Sportster but of course it will be a bit wider with the drag bars (which is a GOOD thing as...
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    Got some 8.5" pullback risers on the way and a...

    Got some 8.5" pullback risers on the way and a friend is giving me a set of old buckhorn take offs from an FXR. So I have some new options to try. Definitely trying the risers first as I prefer the...
  22. See post I made here awhile back...

    See post I made here awhile back http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51307&p=785528#post785528

    I ran that air cleaner on my old Sportster and immediately had problems. Could never get...
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    Handlebars Back Pain

    Trying to get the ergonomics right on my 84' Low Rider. I am 5'7" 160 lbs. Currently have drag bars on 4.5" pullback risers. Mid controls which I recently converted to have been a huge improvement...
  24. The stance and everything on your 79' is perfect....

    The stance and everything on your 79' is perfect.

    Funny, back when I dabbled in Sportsters I had a 77 XLH (swingarm) and a 79 XLH (rigid). Everyone said "stay away from the bastard year 79' it...
  25. Sticky: The color of the tins actually look good here I...

    The color of the tins actually look good here I think it was the lighting of the other photo.

    The new bar setup is a big improvement aesthetically and for feel. See it's the little things that add...
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