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  1. If you can weld or know a good weldor that's easy...

    If you can weld or know a good weldor that's easy and cheap without drivetrain fuckery as 1954bmw pointed out. Keep in mind the front and rear wheels must be centered so the drivetrain must be be...
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    Identify DOT brake fluid using water

    Neat trick with clear video of the differences between fluids as shown by attempting to mix them with water. If you're not sure what's in your system this could avoid having to disassemble and flush...
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    Belts are tough and Sportsters remove any...

    Belts are tough and Sportsters remove any objection to the maintenance labor (their right side drive is newer than the absurd big twin legacy design which should have been abandoned with the first...
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    It'll be clutch or pulley splines. Remove pulley...

    It'll be clutch or pulley splines. Remove pulley and inspect and remove clutch plates (since they smelled fried) and inspect. Even if the clutch is the problem doing a status check on the splines is...
  5. 250 works for that too and was/is used on...

    250 works for that too and was/is used on tappets. There's lots of overlap.
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    Everything flexed back then. It wasn't much of an...

    Everything flexed back then. It wasn't much of an issue. Fork DIVE was typically more a concern. gsresources would be a good place to ask about fork swaps but the answer to needing a modern...
  7. Lead paste valve stem assembly lube/anti-seize Armite 250 Briggs 93963 X

    While hunting old Briggs and Stratton info I found something I'd missed all these years, lead past anti-seize which Briggs and many others used for valve stem assembly lube (and machinists use and...
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    A drilled hole absent the check ball will have...

    A drilled hole absent the check ball will have the reverse of the intended effect so best to JB and return the bowl to stock (or if in no hurry ask on Fecebook parts forums and here if someone has...
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    Also make sure the choke is actually at the...

    Also make sure the choke is actually at the correct setting and there is no leakage (requires removing the choke plunger when cleaning the carbs). See exploded carb pic on page 3 of the VM carb...
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    EDIT, found pics:...

    EDIT, found pics:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzNYAZqOVIc

    I seem to remember the frame had foam in the inboard side adhered to the steel but it's been over 30 years. Finding pics that don't...
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    Nice score. It would be stupid to heavily mod one...

    Nice score. It would be stupid to heavily mod one that clean and original since the world is full of tired Shovels needing rehab.

    That would be a fine candidate to restore completely then mothball...
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    Might as well ride the shit out of it and save...

    Might as well ride the shit out of it and save money while having a solid backup machine.

    Choppers are fun folk art but they exist to imitate or be Harleys and nothing else is quite the same. If...
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    Which make/model bags are ya using? I just had...

    Which make/model bags are ya using? I just had back surgery and comfort tops everything else.
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    Strip and dip the carbs. I pull the carb boot...

    Strip and dip the carbs. I pull the carb boot clamps off the bike to avoid mangling them (a LONG pair of Harbor Freight or other cheap needlenose pliers is gold for carb work). Take your time not to...
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    Compression test first is a rule. Check for air...

    Compression test first is a rule. Check for air leaks at any hoses and check for cracked carb boots since the originals are probably harder than woodpecker lips by now. If it has a vacuum fuel valve...
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    I abominate foam filters as they disintegrate...

    I abominate foam filters as they disintegrate over time (I've picked the debris from many customer bikes) and (not common but worth knowing) are poor flame arresters. Customers would fry theirs now...
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    Float bowl drilling will be the same but check...

    Float bowl drilling will be the same but check since I don't remember if your '84 is already drilled or when the castrated cover superseded the one with the check ball.

    Post what ya find out to...
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    Get the Ram Jett. (Pic is my FXR engine hanging...

    Get the Ram Jett. (Pic is my FXR engine hanging from a sling on the intake. Do THAT with a stocker!)

    I threw the stock rubber boot intake in the trash when I bought my '88 FXR new. There is no...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-1Hh309-Ng

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-1Hh309-Ng
  20. Thread: XS650 build.

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    I'd avoid throwing money at any 650cc twin since...

    I'd avoid throwing money at any 650cc twin since the best way to get HP without buying oddball wear parts whose replacement requires yet more oddball wear parts which may no longer be available years...
  21. Thread: EFI to Carb

    by farmall
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    Cool conversion, and thanks for posting the...

    Cool conversion, and thanks for posting the details! As they age more EFI Sportsters will go cheap and as the last traditional Sporty top end are the last Sportsters that won't look like ass as...
  22. Thread: petcock bung

    by farmall
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    Thanks for posting the solution! It helps others.

    Thanks for posting the solution! It helps others.
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    British engines are delicate 1930s designs best...

    British engines are delicate 1930s designs best used on restorations/restomods so if looking for something to build from a blank slate, go Japanese.

    Cheap and good no longer apply in the British...
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    BTW the front mag is a later replacement and of...

    BTW the front mag is a later replacement and of course can be kept if ya eventually go with a 39mm front end (the 2000-up style is the best way to get dual discs and modern brake choices). The rear...
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    The Bikers Choice (cheap) caliper adapters work...

    The Bikers Choice (cheap) caliper adapters work to put the HD "non-Brembo" takeoff calipers in place of the stock turds. I had to shave the back of the calipers on my bros '86 slightly with a flap...
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