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  1. The snow and ice from a week ago has melted......

    The snow and ice from a week ago has melted... now we have typical late Winter/early Spring time flooding to deal with here in The Loo....
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    LOL... rene53catalina, I can sympathize... but...

    LOL... rene53catalina, I can sympathize... but the best lessons learned are from failures... right?

    In the mid-80s I worked at a chrome-plating biz. I learned a great deal about plating in the...
  3. But just remember, no matter the topic, wetness...

    But just remember, no matter the topic, wetness is the most important concern. ;)
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    Here in KY you can only get Antique or Historic...

    Here in KY you can only get Antique or Historic plates for vehicles that meet an age requirement BUT aren't normally driven/ridden and are used primarily for exhibitions or parades. Sure you can...
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    Damn you MOTher, I was going to mention that...

    Damn you MOTher, I was going to mention that 'hack'. ;) You can also fab a set using modern sportbike triple bottoms that fit the sliders (my fave type of brace... the one that tzienlee posted a pic...
  6. CDeeZ, first off props to you for being so...

    CDeeZ, first off props to you for being so thorough, astute and resourceful. I watched your vid (with the WB02) multiple times using a high end Sennheiser studio headset and honestly, the bike sounds...
  7. As JBinNC mentioned that can occur due to...

    As JBinNC mentioned that can occur due to harmonic reversion and the sound pulses travel from the exhaust side to the intake manifold during valve overlap and out to the carb mouth and then reverse...
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    Looks great and you 'Finnished' just in time for...

    Looks great and you 'Finnished' just in time for riding weather!
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    https://i.ibb.co/6BFgQ7S/IMG-20201203-195212-669.j...

    https://i.ibb.co/6BFgQ7S/IMG-20201203-195212-669.jpg

    That looks soooo good. To think that back in the late 70s through the 80s I HATED rectangular headlights because they started becoming the norm...
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    Did you calculate the size of the master's piston...

    Did you calculate the size of the master's piston you'll need in relation to the calipers you're using?

    Vintage Brake, a company that specialized in race motorcycle brakes, used to have a great...
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    I love the Cobras on my XVS650 which is primarily...

    I love the Cobras on my XVS650 which is primarily my winter bike. They've handled the wet with ease and even got me through surprise snow/sleet storms and despite having a little over 10K miles on...
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    Having been a fan of Avons and Metzelers for...

    Having been a fan of Avons and Metzelers for decades I've tried Shinko (230, 270, 705), Kenda (671, 673) and Continental (Ultra & Tour) over the last several years on my less 'performance oriented'...
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    https://i.ibb.co/BfP48DC/103968547-271621068528103...

    https://i.ibb.co/BfP48DC/103968547-2716210685281030-2667286439495726967-n.jpg

    Damn that is sweet!
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    I know exactly what you mean. Getting the carb...

    I know exactly what you mean. Getting the carb jetted properly also applies to stock bikes that owners just want to 'crush miles' on. I brought my '98 XL1200C back to stock condition and got her...
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    WOT = Wide Open Throttle. Adjusting the idle...

    WOT = Wide Open Throttle.

    Adjusting the idle circuit can be done in the garage but to target a specific throttle opening you need to take the bike out to a secluded area where you can run it under...
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    I'm a fan of the Velocity needle...

    I'm a fan of the Velocity needle (the N65 needle can also be a good choice depending on the situation) which has helped cure lean stumbling in the 1/4-1/2 throttle range on my '98-2006 Sporties yet...
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    Damn dude, that looks really nice. It's stretched...

    Damn dude, that looks really nice. It's stretched enough to lower the rear and give the bike a killer chop/drag stance.
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    just make sure that the brake master cylinder has...

    just make sure that the brake master cylinder has the correct piston size for your needs... both of mine were fitted with 9/16" stock and I went with 1/2" for better leverage and more travel which...
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    At first I thought you were bragging about the...

    At first I thought you were bragging about the job you did on your fork lowers, which honestly is 'meh' if you intended to polish them but I gave you a pass since you sounded kinda new to this sort...
  20. I'm looking forward to this build. Do you already...

    I'm looking forward to this build. Do you already have the hardtail and if so how well do the slugs fit the frame? I gave the MotoIron hardtail from TC Bros a go and although it was a stout unit with...
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    Ha, yea that was the advertized MSRP but if you...

    Ha, yea that was the advertized MSRP but if you went into an HD dealership to buy it you were SOL because not only was there essentially a waiting list but when one became available the dealership...
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    Harley started using Japanese made fork lowers...

    Harley started using Japanese made fork lowers for the XL and FX models in 1973, first Kayaba units and then they switched to Showa around 1975. By the 1980s (can't remember an exact year) all HDs...
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    Why do you refer to Showa lowers as 'jap junk'?

    Why do you refer to Showa lowers as 'jap junk'?
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    There's no confusion to speak of because a...

    There's no confusion to speak of because a Sportster can be turned into a very capable sport bike with proper suspension. A lot of Sportster based 'boy-racers' and Buells are a testament to that....
  25. Thread: Bs34 carbs

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    It's running lean somewhere in the rev range but...

    It's running lean somewhere in the rev range but you won't know which circuit needs to be fattened up unless you systematically target them. Really.
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