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    Your cable link is on the wrong side of the...

    Your cable link is on the wrong side of the lever.

    Edit: I think your release assembly is not correctly made. You may have to get another one.

    Jim
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    Looks like a previous meddler removed (or didn't...

    Looks like a previous meddler removed (or didn't have) one or more of the fiber plates, and used steels to make up the stack height. Nothing wrong with that, except you lose some effective clutch...
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    When you are doing the center screw adjustment,...

    When you are doing the center screw adjustment, the lever on the mechanism will be swung to your right. After you do the screw adjustment and then the cable adjustment, the lever will be swung more...
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    If it's got that axial runout from damage, it's...

    If it's got that axial runout from damage, it's probably got radial runout as well. Best if you replace that one. Pretty common rim, I think, from the pics.

    Jim
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    Most installations of Mikunis on H-Ds utilize an...

    Most installations of Mikunis on H-Ds utilize an adapter that allows the stock air cleaner assembly to be used. That helps, because the stock air cleaner also supports and retains the carb, on the...
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    Come by. I have a selection. Jim

    Come by. I have a selection.

    Jim
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    Two very good, and basic steps shown here by D in...

    Two very good, and basic steps shown here by D in setting up these heads.

    One is the chamfer of the margin area of the valve to get the valve-to-valve clearance needed for the cam. In these hemi...
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    Pliers, If I ever move shop, I will probably...

    Pliers,

    If I ever move shop, I will probably be stuck with single phase. I'm going to try to remember that this is your area of expertise, and hit you up with questions on the phase converters,...
  9. Thread: Spoke question

    by JBinNC
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    I think you will be fine with a 1/8" longer...

    I think you will be fine with a 1/8" longer spoke. Sometimes you have to try different sets to get one that truly fits. I ran into this trying to spoke the '30s style 18" H-D rims. I think I finally...
  10. Thread: Spoke question

    by JBinNC
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    I will take exception to this answer. I have...

    I will take exception to this answer.

    I have been using Buchanan's spokes for 4 decades, and I think they know a thing or two.

    In most cases, once the wheel is trued and the spokes tightened,...
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    This may be foolish advice, since you seem to...

    This may be foolish advice, since you seem to know what you are doing.

    If it sparks on the bench, it should spark on the motor.

    First, disconnect any kill button wire so the mag is STAND...
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    That might be the simplest approach, and that...

    That might be the simplest approach, and that combo of parts is a known for a 74cu.in. shovel, so it should produce a reliable motor.

    Jim
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    Since you are in Myrtle Beach, according to your...

    Since you are in Myrtle Beach, according to your profile, you are welcomed to bring the motor up here, and I will sort it out. Won't be cheap, but you will have a running motor that you can use....
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    Where to begin? Nothing wrong with converting...

    Where to begin?

    Nothing wrong with converting a shovel to an evo valve train, but there are pitfalls. If anything is missed, you will have a troublesome piece of junk.

    One S&S tappet block and...
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    My approach to wiring H-D s is to kinda sorta...

    My approach to wiring H-D s is to kinda sorta follow the factory practice from the '70s - 90s. H-D used 4 breakers: one 30 Amp main breaker, and three 15 Amp breakers; ignition, accessories, and...
  16. I've been fortunate, and blessed, to have a great...

    I've been fortunate, and blessed, to have a great bunch of customers over the decades. Many repeat customers and many that have become friends. I've only had to run a couple of guys off, in three...
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    Battery boxes need to be rubber mounted on H-Ds...

    Battery boxes need to be rubber mounted on H-Ds or the batteries won't last long.

    Jim
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    That XL wheel you have takes ball bearings that...

    That XL wheel you have takes ball bearings that are standard metric sized ball bearings. The original XL axle is what you will need (if it's wide enough for your hardtail.

    Jim
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    That eight bolt rear hub has been used from '52 -...

    That eight bolt rear hub has been used from '52 - '78 for the K and XL models, with some differences of bearings through the years. It is for the drum rear brake.

    It is definitely not a "star...
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    That is the end of the drilling for the top end...

    That is the end of the drilling for the top end oil gallery. It should be plugged with a welch plug or solid dowel from the factory. (You can probe it to make sure that the plug is in place.) You...
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    It definitely depends on the rim and the hub. ...

    It definitely depends on the rim and the hub.

    For 21" rims, you have steel rims in the English style, or the drop center rims that H-D has been using since the '80s. And then you have aluminum...
  22. I read Sea Wolf a couple of years ago, I think it...

    I read Sea Wolf a couple of years ago, I think it was the first J. London book I ever read. Enjoyed it and went on to his other works.

    My favorite American author is either John Steinbeck or Mark...
  23. I have been an independent shop for 33 years....

    I have been an independent shop for 33 years. Those shops are disappearing mainly because the baby boomers who started most of them have aged out and/or passed away. There are some of the younger...
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    Some of the Timken bearing repop star hubs will...

    Some of the Timken bearing repop star hubs will work with the original axles, backing plate sleeves, etc. and some will not. Pics?

    Jim
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    For H-D, from '70 to '80, the motor carried the...

    For H-D, from '70 to '80, the motor carried the complete VIN, matching the frame exactly.

    In '81, H-D adopted the federally mandated VIN number system, and the frame has the complete 17 digit (I...
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