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  1. It has to do with the location (depth) of the...

    It has to do with the location (depth) of the back of the clutch shell relative to the clutch hub. You need an extra steel to shim out the clutch pack to clear the Tamer parts.

    I personally favor...
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    Once you do get them out, change them for 12...

    Once you do get them out, change them for 12 point screws. You may have to grind a little wrench clearance on the manifold. And you will need a GOOD box wrench (5/16, 12 point). I have done this so...
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    And if it is a real '78 LowRider, it would be...

    And if it is a real '78 LowRider, it would be worth far more stock than it would ever be as a chopper. (But if you want to cut it up, go for it.)

    Jim
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    The preload method is in the manual. You will...

    The preload method is in the manual. You will need a fish scale, analog preferred. You are going to shoot for a pound of preload measured at the axle. Read and understand the service manual on this,...
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    Keep in mind that while the wheel may fit within...

    Keep in mind that while the wheel may fit within the fork, the tire may not.

    Jim
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    I just ordered a set of #4 grind for a 1200 motor...

    I just ordered a set of #4 grind for a 1200 motor I am rebuilding. I have 10:1 pistons for it, but may dish them a little to make the motor more street-friendly. I think the #8 uses the same, or very...
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    Most of that has to do with where the ports...

    Most of that has to do with where the ports stall. If the port won't flow any more above, say, .500 lift, there is no need to lift the valve further. With roller cam profiles, you can max out the...
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    I have built two 1200s with that 6 grind. At 10:1...

    I have built two 1200s with that 6 grind. At 10:1 or 10.5:1 (don't remember exactly) each made 90+ HP. You will need a decent cylinder head to get there, but this is a relatively easy combo to do,...
  9. The Electric Frank's regulators are/ were...

    The Electric Frank's regulators are/ were rock-solid. I don't think I have ever seen a bad one. I have an old one on the shelf, and I am confident that it will work when installed. They have been out...
  10. Cycle Electric is far and away better than most....

    Cycle Electric is far and away better than most. If it is an issue with their product, they will take care of it. All their stuff is apparently date coded so they know the product age. They are a...
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    Cylinder spigots are longer, because on the...

    Cylinder spigots are longer, because on the stroker motors for which the cylinders are made, the pistons go down further, as well as up further. (Something that some will overlook when planning a...
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    If your cylinders clean up nice and round, and...

    If your cylinders clean up nice and round, and you have skirt clearance under .006, I think you will be fine with the standard pistons. Ring life may be a little less.

    Incidentally, you must...
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    You can use a 1200 XL piston as a guide. The only...

    You can use a 1200 XL piston as a guide. The only difference being bore size, there will need to be a cut on the front face of the rear piston for piston-to-piston clearance. Skirt length can be the...
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    With that 89 cu.in. stroker kit, in addition to...

    With that 89 cu.in. stroker kit, in addition to the increased stroke, S&S used a longer rod so the piston skirts would not be so short. If you are using these cylinders & pistons on a stock evo XL...
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    In the current print catalog, S&S lists a 3 5/8,...

    In the current print catalog, S&S lists a 3 5/8, +.010 piston for XLs as 92-1941. That is a piston listed for stock (H-D) heads. I think the difference is more skirt clearance cut for...
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    Off the top of my head, I think you are correct,...

    Off the top of my head, I think you are correct, on the 1.20" compression height for evo XLs with stock flywheels and rods.

    There should be listings for replacement pistons in the XL section of...
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    Lacquer thinner & a brass bristle brush. Jim

    Lacquer thinner & a brass bristle brush.

    Jim
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    You got it. When adjusting any chain, it's best...

    You got it. When adjusting any chain, it's best to find the tightest spot and adjust there. That is because too tight can cause more damage than too loose. That is chain maintenance 101.

    Jim
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    A grooved chain shoe is pretty much normal, and...

    A grooved chain shoe is pretty much normal, and not a cause for replacement.

    In general, chains wear unevenly, and develop tight and loose spots. When the tight and loose spots cannot be made to...
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    Short answer, yes. When you get down to the...

    Short answer, yes.

    When you get down to the nitty-gritty, an inch here or there makes a big difference. And that is especially true when you are tweaking the bike to make it comfortable for you,...
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    If you want to replace the bushings as pictured...

    If you want to replace the bushings as pictured with something solid, press the entire bushing out. Don't leave the outer sleeve in place. Replacement solid pieces are easy lathe work as F. says...
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    The newest big twins do use an XL style starter. ...

    The newest big twins do use an XL style starter.

    Jim
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    If using H-D parts, a five speed splined shaft,...

    If using H-D parts, a five speed splined shaft, clutch hub, and shell would be easiest to mount on pillow bearings. For a starter, the late '80s - '00s XL starter could be mounted on a vertical...
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    May be a factory replacement case. Yeah, let's go...

    May be a factory replacement case. Yeah, let's go with that.

    I rebuilt a '73 FL motor last year. Factory cases from 1986. Completely legit.

    Jim
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    You are thinking of Ed Rich, in Asheboro, NC....

    You are thinking of Ed Rich, in Asheboro, NC. American Classics, with the restaurant. He is still there. I saw him at the Denton AMCA meet two weeks ago. And I don't think he has sold all of his...
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