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    Year, model bike?

    Year, model bike?
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    Who knows what the original installer did, either...

    Who knows what the original installer did, either right or wrong. I have found that older BDL and other drive companies did change some things over the decades, and its hard to find info or vids...
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    Know nothing about Revival, but it seems allot of...

    Know nothing about Revival, but it seems allot of handlebar electronics, to include micro switches, have flooded amazon and ebay over the last few years, and most are REAL garbage Poor connections,...
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    Sorry if I repeat others, I havent really read...

    Sorry if I repeat others, I havent really read all the input so far

    Like any older HD, most work done over the years varies GREATLY. Frankly most was done on a skinny budget, figuring out things...
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    Ive run 2 or 3 over the last 30 years or so. Now...

    Ive run 2 or 3 over the last 30 years or so. Now all of mine were early 4 speed models, not like the one you are looking at. Last one I got was maybe 10 years ago. Like anything else over the...
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    I seem to also remember I had a time trying to...

    I seem to also remember I had a time trying to mount the choke knob as well w/o coming close to hot engine parts, pinching the cable or making it hard to reach the knob in the first place. I beleive...
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    Not in the instructions? Try contacting Mikuni...

    Not in the instructions? Try contacting Mikuni tech.

    I had the same type carb decades ago and damn if I can remember how I supported it. I seem to remember I had a bracket from the air...
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    The key to communication is to understand what is...

    The key to communication is to understand what is trying to be relayed BEFORE you pull out on the road.

    This signal means this, that etc
  9. Shame Welding up difs was a hot rod thing back...

    Shame Welding up difs was a hot rod thing back in the day, which was to me, a lame idea, at least on a street driven rod

    Why someone would do that on a MC street driven machine makes no sense
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    For the folks that ACTUALLY went: How as it?

    For the folks that ACTUALLY went: How as it?
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    Seeing how its rained about one inch in the...

    Seeing how its rained about one inch in the general area wont help much
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    I remember when Imron started to make its way to...

    I remember when Imron started to make its way to common paint folks. Yes, it was and is used on aircraft, race cars, etc. Next time you board an aircraft, take a look at the engine nacelles and...
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    And you aint gonna like this. ANY area that you...

    And you aint gonna like this. ANY area that you did not tape off that will come into contact with a nut, bolt or spacer, it will crush the clear right off, and peeling/flaking around it will soon...
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    I've been there: Clear can dull the shine. Its...

    I've been there: Clear can dull the shine. Its just not "clear".

    What I didnt see was what type clear did you use? Hopefully not out of a spray bomb. Spray bombs do not have hardener in it like...
  15. Last thoughts: As said, you would be...

    Last thoughts:

    As said, you would be surpised how many parts on HDs will fit decades of models. Example: Kickstands from the 50s will fit softails, TO bearings fit DECADES of HDs, etc, etc
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  16. You dont want a 65 tooth pulley. Your 1st gear...

    You dont want a 65 tooth pulley. Your 1st gear will be bogging big time. The stock 70 tooth would be great for what you want in a 68. They are out there dude

    Be aware, the rear pulley on your...
  17. Curious on how you will go on this. Update us! ...

    Curious on how you will go on this. Update us! I love the FXBs: They got a real bad rap on the whole dual belt issue, and frankly, shadetrees were the culprit 99% of the time
  18. Thread: Amen savior

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    Had one, new, years ago: Pretty terrible ride

    Had one, new, years ago: Pretty terrible ride
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    Not sure what you mean by "spark control": Do...

    Not sure what you mean by "spark control": Do you mean a manual advance actuated in the handlebar grip? If so, no, it would NOT make a dif. All that does is rotate the mag body Unless you have...
  20. You are making way more work for yourself than...

    You are making way more work for yourself than needed: Change out the REAR wheel pulley to a smaller one. If you change out the rear wheel pulley, go less teeth for what you want, but dont go too...
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    Really great work. But too much upkeep for me. ...

    Really great work. But too much upkeep for me. Just having your bike parked outside over night oxidizes polished metal, and God forgive if rain drops dry on it

    In the 80's polished aluminum was...
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    Sorry I assumed your mag is for a pan: What...

    Sorry I assumed your mag is for a pan: What bike is this going on?? Anyhow, steps are the same as I posted
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    Did you post same subject on the Pan/Flatty...

    Did you post same subject on the Pan/Flatty forum? If so, I answered there: To repeat for the good folks on this forum:

    The key is to bench test your mag BEFORE its installed> LOTSA you tube...
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    Whats funny is my buddies and I have certianly...

    Whats funny is my buddies and I have certianly brought food and drinks into biker gigs: Ever see what loaves of bread, condiments, chip bags and beer coolers look like just after day one? Empty,...
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    Its a free country my man. Go and tell us how it...

    Its a free country my man. Go and tell us how it really was: If its an honest blast to go to, tell us. But dont leave out the negs

    As for rich organizers, nope, I dont belive there are many: ...
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