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    It was a fine run but Evo Sportsters are crippled...

    It was a fine run but Evo Sportsters are crippled by their shit frame geometry and SEVERE power limitations so bad even hotrodded Sporties are mostly broken compared to other machines of their...
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    https://m.facebook.com/groups/564903856868323/perm...

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/564903856868323/permalink/6127532083938778/?anchor_composer=false

    Sporty with 100' S&S (not HD) motor which go over ten grand new, Baker XL6 box (about 2500 on its...
  3. New ignition switch? No loose connections...

    New ignition switch? No loose connections anywhere? Grounds checked with a meter while wiggling same, other connections ditto?

    I would swap ignitions (you can always use a spare ignition since...
  4. Sportsters are plentiful and easy to sell or swap...

    Sportsters are plentiful and easy to sell or swap for other machines you might prefer esthetically. Money measures everything so before turning a wrench plan everything in full detail to get the...
  5. [QUOTE=47str8leg;847129] The angles don't look...

    The angles don't look sufficiently conservative and "lofting" wastes energy elevating the bike best conserved by a long ramp with sufficient height above target so while techically a "jump" the...
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    An announcement is asking for overmuch. If they...

    An announcement is asking for overmuch. If they were THAT important you'd have saved them yourself which is always an option. Shit happens and every website will eventually cease to be. EVERY...
  7. Gasgrabs (and Stronghands) are not nearly as...

    Gasgrabs (and Stronghands) are not nearly as positive as those clamps and cannot be used at any angle because they are directional devices reliant on friction pads.

    I'm talking about exactly what...
  8. Having someone competent run a computer...

    Having someone competent run a computer simulation to get the ramp geometry and bike velocity correct would be wise for the next fellow.

    I can't fault dying doing what ya like since old age is...
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    A proper backup system should be able to restore...

    A proper backup system should be able to restore from offsite backup even if the co-lo burns down.

    BTW for individuals, printing a page to .pdf to save it is inferior to saving it as a web page in...
  10. Thread: Title in NC

    by farmall
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    How much hassle are bonded titles in NC? ...

    How much hassle are bonded titles in NC?

    https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/title-registration/special-cases/Pages/bonded-vehicles.aspx
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    Handsome machine tastefully done.

    Handsome machine tastefully done.
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    Learn and understand how their backup process...

    Learn and understand how their backup process actually works and how often they take backup snapshots. Not all tech support is good but you're stuck with whatever the owners chose.

    Backups are...
  13. Thread: Cute Fill Plug

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    At that esthetic point why not use a modern case...

    At that esthetic point why not use a modern case with a complete modern Baker box? (It would be useful to save a vintage frame someone was afraid to modify though but otherwise it's just another...
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    While they're at it, it would be wise for the...

    While they're at it, it would be wise for the owners to keep their own backups and let you periodically download a copy so a third exists (following the Rule Of Threes avoids much suffering).

    The...
  15. Bad back or just hate welding gas cyinder wrasslin'? Check these out

    I finally found the large photo of these slick problem solvers and after I recover from outpatient lumbar laminectomy (hint, have a neurosurgeon read your fresh MRI) I'll make a couple with wing nuts...
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    Most hardtails do look odd on a Beeza which work...

    Most hardtails do look odd on a Beeza which work better as short chops without rear frame stretch as the look of the aluminum egg better suits trackers. A long hardtail could be tack welded to see...
  17. Check on the xlforum. Play with the search...

    Check on the xlforum. Play with the search function but if necessary ask because there are some threads with good photos. I didn't save the links since I'm not doing that mod.

    Remember title...
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    You can verify in seconds by jumping the wires at...

    You can verify in seconds by jumping the wires at the switch even before removing it. If no joy you'll have the bar wiring exposed to further troubleshoot.
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    Sliders are so easy to swap you could shave both...

    Sliders are so easy to swap you could shave both and look good while keeping a spare or pair with caliper lugs on the shelf. The nice thing about 35mm forks is they're cheap and plentiful.
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    Slick idea. Sounds like it involves a milling...

    Slick idea. Sounds like it involves a milling machine and an indexer plus mandrels for both parts. That would take much time and many passes (at least one per tooth) so I see why it's money since...
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    I'd be comparing the kits for both component by...

    I'd be comparing the kits for both component by component. We can't see what you're looking at.

    If the only difference between the kits is the sprocket cover and the bolt holes match up it should...
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    Looks like a possible short since breakers pop...

    Looks like a possible short since breakers pop then thermally reset (which got you closer to home and why I don't run fuses).

    Ensure your wiring harness is in good condition (if it's original,...
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    Make it sexy since you can get it painted, flip...

    Make it sexy since you can get it painted, flip it, and repeat! With the economy in the shitter you could turn that into Evo Sportster money and you could have something worth keeping for a longer...
  24. Check your factory service manual and factory...

    Check your factory service manual and factory parts catalog (if you're keeping the motorcycle you NEED those books, no substitutions) to see what you're dealing with internally. They save you far...
  25. If you prefer full Wide Glide width then go for...

    If you prefer full Wide Glide width then go for it. There are multiple ways to do that too of course.

    Full "Wide Glide width" conversion kits exist to use your stock tubes. Example, check with...
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