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    Don't let those metalworking skills you learned...

    Don't let those metalworking skills you learned go to waste! You finish that motorsickle and let it be your time machine. A sweet motorbike can take you to any time you want - good times of days gone...
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    You gotta clean that carb and check the float...

    You gotta clean that carb and check the float height. Wouldn't hurt to clean the entire fuel system from tank to carb...
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    Wake up dude! Nobody said that anyone had to stop...

    Wake up dude! Nobody said that anyone had to stop flying the rebel flag - a couple of private commercial institutions decided not to sell said flag. It is still your right as an individual to fly any...
  4. Hard to make one of them beasts into a decent...

    Hard to make one of them beasts into a decent motorbike but it looks like yer off to a good start. Didya know that here is a curious connection between Harley and Honda pertaining to the Gold Wing?...
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    I really like the Bridgestone Spitfires I'm...

    I really like the Bridgestone Spitfires I'm running on my Ironhead. metzlers on the Shovel. Both bikes get ridden hard and nary a slip in the twisty stuff...
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    I still like the feeler gauge (or hacksaw blade...

    I still like the feeler gauge (or hacksaw blade if you prefer) when I don't feel like kicking the old bitch. No need for a relay or a bunch of wiring. I still have burn marks on my old Buck Ranger...
  7. Most carb problems are electrical problems...

    Most carb problems are electrical problems...
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    MadRiver is sooo close. The electric guitar had...

    MadRiver is sooo close. The electric guitar had already been invented. Paul Bigsby, after the demise of Crocker, perfected the whammy bar. His invention was what let Jimi, and later Van Halen, do...
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    And the answer is yes, that is a cast aluminum...

    And the answer is yes, that is a cast aluminum gas tank. Just like the original. Without the casting skills of Paul Bigsby, I doubt that Crocker woulda been as iconic. He was truly a master craftsman...
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    Hey Seaking, Crocker did make Scout conversions...

    Hey Seaking, Crocker did make Scout conversions but they also made complete machines that were of their own proprietary design - not just a warmed over Injun!

    Here's a couple pics of one of the...
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    You can safely jump start a bike from a car - the...

    You can safely jump start a bike from a car - the only caveat is that the car cannot be running like when jumping another car. With the car off, hook up the cables and yer good to go. Easy peasy...
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    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
  13. Don't forget...ya set the idle speed when the...

    Don't forget...ya set the idle speed when the motor is at full operating temperature.
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    Another bromance...

    Another bromance...
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    Trust yer friend. I'm sure that shifting story is...

    Trust yer friend. I'm sure that shifting story is 100% true.

    Not!

    I sold a bike to a kid that called back a week later and said the motor seized. Swore that he was riding at 35 mph in third...
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    Forking by Frank...

    Forking by Frank...
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    What the hell is an "oil light"? Izzat anything...

    What the hell is an "oil light"? Izzat anything like a Bud light?
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    Are you certain that you have a good ground on...

    Are you certain that you have a good ground on the new regulator? There are a couple simple tests to check the alternator before ya spring for a new one. Do ya have the FSM? It has all the info....
  19. The only thing that you haven't mentioned is the...

    The only thing that you haven't mentioned is the condition of the wiring. Corroded or dirty connections will creat resistance which leads to heat. Check/clean the battery cables at both ends and...
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    Ya got the circuit breaker part correct. The...

    Ya got the circuit breaker part correct. The square boxes with the yellow trim are relays. One is for the starter switch and i would imagine the other is for yer lighting. A rundown of the wiring...
  21. Thread: 82 Ironhead

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    Looks like about twelve inches or so of trail...

    Looks like about twelve inches or so of trail which will make yer bike fine on the straights but squirrelly in corners, especially the slow ones. Raked, or angled, cups will reduce the trail to about...
  22. Thread: 82 Ironhead

    by Shacknasty
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    Make sure one of the pics is a direct side shot...

    Make sure one of the pics is a direct side shot of the whole bike on a level surface with the front wheel pointing straight ahead so we can get an idea of the rake and trail. R&T makes all the...
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    "Everybody needs someone to look down on." ...

    "Everybody needs someone to look down on."

    Kris Kristofferson
  24. Could be S&S...or maybe someone threw away that...

    Could be S&S...or maybe someone threw away that useless spring.

    Back in the day, when there were no solid lifter kits, we welded the hydro units...
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    Here's a link that will give ya some ideas on how...

    Here's a link that will give ya some ideas on how to compress the springs...

    http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=1692971
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