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    Hey folks, Quick update, wanted to thank folks...

    Hey folks,

    Quick update, wanted to thank folks for putting up with all my silly questions and baloney here.

    The ratchet top is in and the Baker N1 shift drum is doing exactly as advertised:...
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    Thanks, will adjust, what a dope. I guess I...

    Thanks, will adjust, what a dope. I guess I thought it’d be magically in range to adjust after the arm was on.
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    Clutch Arm - Starter Interference

    Hey Folks,

    So, getting a little closer but different issue now. I'm changing out the cowpie for a ratchet top on my 80 '80 FLH (so I could try the Baker N1 shift drum). And thanks again, Jim,...
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    Thanks, Jim; will start running them down. John

    Thanks, Jim; will start running them down.

    John
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    4-Speed Kicker Questions

    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone's well.

    So, replacing the cowpie with a ratchet top on my '80 80 FLH and it's time to transfer the Baker kicker from one to the other. The cowpie's main shaft bearing...
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    Farm, "...or the gloriously easy, portable...

    Farm,

    "...or the gloriously easy, portable manual way with an X-4 torque multiplier which will break loose a Loctited compensator nut with one hand on a long ratchet. (I should have bought one 30...
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    TZ, Yes, I had seen those types with the...

    TZ,

    Yes, I had seen those types with the captive pin. The thing that I couldn't find in stainless is a 5/16 rod thread with a dissimilar 1/4 pin hole, so got a long-armed 5/16 clevis, shortened...
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    So, got the trans in and the sprocket torqued to...

    So, got the trans in and the sprocket torqued to 140 ft lbs. Installed the inner primary and ran into a couple probs. First was this weird knob on the inside of the primary right where shifter arm...
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    Hey folks, Hope everyone's well out there. ...

    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone's well out there.

    Quick update. Shaving the case with the Dremel a case of two steps forward, one back. My first shot at essentially an inverted router jig for the...
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    Trinort, Tz, Jim, Thanks for the input. Both...

    Trinort, Tz, Jim,

    Thanks for the input. Both of the sprockets here are undercut and were set up with the flat side out. I guess the second shim is there to account for the 26T sprocket being...
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    Trans Sprocket Shim Questions

    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone's doing well and staying warm.

    So I'm changing out the cowpie with a ratchet top with baker's N1 shift drum in my '80-80 FLH. Got everything out, cleaned it up,...
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    Simple Green will knock down grease, too. Smells...

    Simple Green will knock down grease, too. Smells like mint or something.

    John
  13. Thread: Rip aim

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    Rip aim

    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone's doing well.

    This may be old news but I just learned today that 'Murc'n 'Arn has gone the way of the manual printing press. Not good.

    I've only been in the...
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    I don't buy asswipe by the sheet either... ...

    I don't buy asswipe by the sheet either...

    Words to live by, though I haven't accumulated spares of much yet. Pushrod cover o-rings and primary cover seals so far. Leaks less, duh.

    Anyway, my...
  15. Thread: Tire Question

    by jdmboyd
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    Live and learn: Ordered up the correct D402...

    Live and learn: Ordered up the correct D402 MT-90-B16 Rear 74H and a new tube.

    That 402 is almost double the price of the 404 for that extra 100 lb rating; Yikes! But got to thinking, are tires on...
  16. Thread: Tire Question

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    JB, Tattoo, Thanks for the input. Both wheels...

    JB, Tattoo,

    Thanks for the input. Both wheels are what I think are stock mags.
    105520

    Interesting you mentioned the D402; that's what's on the front:

    Front: Dunlop MT90-B16 M/C 72H D402F...
  17. Thread: Tire Question

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    Tire Question

    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone's doing fine.

    Couple questions re the rear tire on my '80-80 FLH, a Dunlop 130/90-16 M/C 67H D404. Checked it last week and saw a bunch of polyester(?) cords and...
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    Bill, Cool, that's your bike you showed a few...

    Bill,

    Cool, that's your bike you showed a few weeks back; lotta serious customizing there. Did you fab that spring-loaded seat, too, or is that stock from somewhere? If I did something like that...
  19. Thread: 10 Apes

    by jdmboyd
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    Hahaha. Knew it was coming...

    Hahaha. Knew it was coming...
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    Bill, Yes, it's getting closer to being able...

    Bill,

    Yes, it's getting closer to being able to take it for longer rides. Limiting factor now is my ass: that La Pera seat looks great to me, but I can't take it longer than 45-60 min, then can...
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    Cool, so simply tighten that screw, with a bit of...

    Cool, so simply tighten that screw, with a bit of Loctite.

    Thanks.
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    Super E Question

    Hope everyone's doing fine.

    '80/80" FLH has been running great, but noticed something new today: The choke lever won't stay up in the full choke position w/o holding it there, falls back to...
  23. Thread: OD is Good

    by jdmboyd
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    Hatchet, Yeah, pretty simple, sprockets are...

    Hatchet,

    Yeah, pretty simple, sprockets are cheap. Most involved thing was I had to pull a link out of the chain, but side benefit was it forced me to clean, lube and adjust the thing.
    ...
  24. Thread: OD is Good

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    Jim, Yeah, it is. I have 25T and 24T sprockets...

    Jim,

    Yeah, it is. I have 25T and 24T sprockets I can put on the trans, but wanted to see what long feels like. I've got a spreadsheet that runs down the numbers, but numbers are hard to equate to...
  25. Thread: OD is Good

    by jdmboyd
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    OD is Good

    Hey folks,

    Hope everyone's doing fine.

    Just want everyone to know the new taller rear end on my '80-80 shovel has totally changed it for the better. As Farm noted, making every gear...
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