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    I consistently ran my long springered raked Z...

    I consistently ran my long springered raked Z chop at over 100 MPH, got airborne while leaned over in corners, just a bit of of a wobble on landing (softail plungers) and the springer was pretty...
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    How much room between the tire and chain when the...

    How much room between the tire and chain when the front and rear sprockets are in alignment (with wheel straight)?
    Is chain rubbing on tire?
    Since it is a solid rim, it can only move as an...
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    Could only get 5 pics/post, so one more: 97805

    Could only get 5 pics/post, so one more:
    97805
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    Is this it? Not many 1974 Z-1 900 chop trikes...

    Is this it? Not many 1974 Z-1 900 chop trikes with girders for sale:

    97800
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    97804

    I see a 4-1 header, the '76 and later style carbs (easier to synchronize), frame around...
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    Are you sure it's a 1966 crank in there? Tech...

    Are you sure it's a 1966 crank in there?

    Tech Tip: BSA A65 Cranks - Early vs Late
    "In 1966, BSA 650 model line up (and A50 500 models) where fitted on the drive side with a roller bearing...
  6. It looks like they are the right adapters(stepped...

    It looks like they are the right adapters(stepped studs), which fit in the rear leg and allow the risers you have to fit the top tree. Do you know the internal thread of your risers? What are the...
  7. Is that other inlet for vacuum to control the...

    Is that other inlet for vacuum to control the stock vacuum operated petcock on the gas tank? Stick your nose in the crankcase oil filler hole to make sure the engine oil in the sump is not fuel...
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    Tough to find info for a '74 KZ900 because the...

    Tough to find info for a '74 KZ900 because the KZ900 was a one-year only model in 1976, followed by the kZ1000 in '77. In '73 Kawasaki Heavy Industries (oceanliner engine builders) released the Z-1,...
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    Well it was reborn, and is mass produced, by the...

    Well it was reborn, and is mass produced, by the original guy, Bill Holland, who in 2003 dusted off his old tools, did a re-design, and opened up his new shop Executive Choppers;

    "In the early...
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    I did see one copy recently; I think it was on...

    I did see one copy recently; I think it was on the Choppers Planet or the Longfork Choppers fb site...it was close, but the area near the trees caught my attention as just a bit different...guy in...
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    Now that got some cool stuff. Is there a frame...

    Now that got some cool stuff. Is there a frame number on that front section? Looks like a 1970 piece as the front engine plates bolt on. Are the fenders fiberglass - looks like it from the side hole...
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    I was running a shop, had lots of bikes and chops...

    I was running a shop, had lots of bikes and chops and custom builds for customers...he had another A65 chop with a twistrail Butts springer, so the fit was good.

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    Couple of good reads here on Bill Holland and...

    Couple of good reads here on Bill Holland and John Harman's internal sprung girder:

    The History of Bill Holland and Executive Choppers
    "John Harman and Harry Holland started a company called H &...
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    Never ran a short springer, just a +18 Jammer...

    Never ran a short springer, just a +18 Jammer with a raked frame for 10 years; with the extra set of internal springs, it didn't pogo that much, and it rode pretty good on shit Northern roads they...
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    That Knuck of your's with the raked Harman girder...

    That Knuck of your's with the raked Harman girder is a beauty:

    Original Harman girder patent drawing:
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  16. Maybe it time to check float level by seeing the...

    Maybe it time to check float level by seeing the actual float level using the clear plastic hose method, this Amal has a dot to indicate level:

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    Got a drain on the bottom of your float...
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    Just saw this xl1200 on Chopper swap Meet: ...

    Just saw this xl1200 on Chopper swap Meet:

    97698

    It has stock tubes with the Tracker Die damper tubes (~$80):

    Tracker Die 39mm Damper Tube Kit

    Sold as a pair. This damper tube kit by...
  18. Where exactly on the carb does the fuel piss out?...

    Where exactly on the carb does the fuel piss out? Regarding lean angle, does it stop pissin' if you stand the bike up straight?
    Did you try just blowing into the carb filler hose (yes, just stick...
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    Is it a parallel twin cylinder engine? if so,...

    Is it a parallel twin cylinder engine? if so, each cylinder is on a different stroke (not both on intake at the same time), with a 360 crank one is descending on intake, other is descending on power....
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    Is there enough meat on the hub to bore it out...

    Is there enough meat on the hub to bore it out from 1.420" to a more standard size bearing:

    #1630-2RS
    0.75" ID
    1.625" OD
    0.5" width
    ...
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    Another option, depending on space available, is...

    Another option, depending on space available, is to run two small batteries wired in parallel, still get 12V but get total amperage of batteries combined. Can mount them in different locations, get...
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    What are the numbers on the bearing you have now?...

    What are the numbers on the bearing you have now? Are both sides the same?
    Measure the bearing bore in the wheel hub to confirm that measurement, in thousands of an inch, not 15ths
    After that...
  23. I am really surprised there are only 3 bolts...

    I am really surprised there are only 3 bolts holding the pulley on. Guessing you got enough torque to pull them sideways.
    Is the rotor mounted with 5 bolts?

    Since a plan is to re-index the...
  24. With an offset springer you can turn the springer...

    With an offset springer you can turn the springer more before it hits the frame as the back legs are farther from the neckpost. Saw some inline springers that had not much movement turning side to...
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    très bon, bonne chance!

    très bon, bonne chance!
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