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  1. Well, the above pic is the bearing assembly in a...

    Well, the above pic is the bearing assembly in a drum brake hub.

    H, to your question, the shims can go in either side of the hub, as long as there is clearance for them behind the bearing race.
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    Some truth here, mostly bullshit. Rotor too...

    Some truth here, mostly bullshit.

    Rotor too light? The advance weights do the advancing, not the rotor.

    Plastic rotor wears out? That one is a maybe, and so far I have personally seen no...
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    You could easily do an 18" rim and 4.0018, or...

    You could easily do an 18" rim and 4.0018, or 4.5018, and that will fit easily, as the diameter of those tires is similar to the 16" tire you have now. You could also do a 3.518" rim and a 13018...
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    My go-to ignition for kicker bikes is the Dyna S....

    My go-to ignition for kicker bikes is the Dyna S. It uses the stock mechanical advance unit, and the stock 5 ohm coil that points use. Best of all, it will fire the plugs right down to zero rpm, and...
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    NAPA, Advance, Auto Zone, O'Reilly, whatever auto...

    NAPA, Advance, Auto Zone, O'Reilly, whatever auto parts retailer that might still exist in your area. Cone H-D points & condenser are the same as early '70s six cylinder Chevy.

    Jim
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    Since you are setting the advance timing, you...

    Since you are setting the advance timing, you must turn the point cam to its limit, to replicate the advance weights turning it as the motor revs up.

    If your points are sparking noticeably when...
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    Looks like there is a crack in the right side...

    Looks like there is a crack in the right side case, below the threaded hole for the front case bolt. Yes, cleaning it and smearing something on the area is your best hope. I would choose something...
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    Thanks for the link. Yeah, that should save me...

    Thanks for the link. Yeah, that should save me some typing.

    Jim
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    If you are interested, I can walk you through all...

    If you are interested, I can walk you through all the steps to handle the ignition on this thing, but it's a lot of typing (on a little phone screen in my case). So, you need to be willing to do it,...
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    Blue Barnett springs are hand clutch springs for...

    Blue Barnett springs are hand clutch springs for use with the "eliminator" style clutches. The red or orange springs are the foot clutch springs, and are also correct for use with a mousetrap. That...
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    Screw #3, and its locknut #4, in your manual...

    Screw #3, and its locknut #4, in your manual diagram, is what I'm talking about. The 1/8" over center is also illustrated in the diagram. These things do work, and it is worth some of your time to...
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    The mousetrap arm stop is probably the most...

    The mousetrap arm stop is probably the most important and most misunderstood adjustments on those things. Getting the spring to go over center at the right moment is paramount to the mousetrap's...
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    The compliance fitting gaskets, 29242-83, from...

    The compliance fitting gaskets, 29242-83, from the early evos should fit it just fine. Any shop that deals with evos should have some.

    Jim
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    He's timing the retarded or starting timing. You...

    He's timing the retarded or starting timing. You can do that to get it started, but follow up by adjusting the advance timing with a strobe timing light. That's all in the manual. (You will need a...
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    Also, you gotta twist the point cam against the...

    Also, you gotta twist the point cam against the advance weight springs to its stop to set the advance timing.

    Jim
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    On an '82, the advance timing mark is a dot. The...

    On an '82, the advance timing mark is a dot. The line is the TDC mark. (If the flywheels are original.)

    Jim
  17. Thread: Sportster noise

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    Symptoms point to the primary chain and primary...

    Symptoms point to the primary chain and primary chain shoe. Did you adjust the chain? Pull the primary cover and look at the chain shoe? Is the primary/ transmission oil level correct?

    Some work...
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    From the pics, it looks like you need to turn the...

    From the pics, it looks like you need to turn the transmission to the left (looking at it from above). In other words, point the belt where you want it to go. There are aftermarket transmission...
  19. If it has decent press, it will be fine. It can't...

    If it has decent press, it will be fine. It can't move toward the clutch hub very far before it hits the hub, which is fine. Many of these bearings are loose in the covers, and the seal is enough to...
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    With points, put the front cylinder on the...

    With points, put the front cylinder on the compression stroke, and the advance timing mark centered in the hole.

    Attach a test light to the point lead at timer or coil, and the pointer of the...
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    That is kinda normal with the manual advance...

    That is kinda normal with the manual advance timers, but it should idle decent, if a little faster, at full advance. It should not be "choppy."

    Check the full advance timing, referencing the...
  22. Press (or tap) the bearing in until it bottoms in...

    Press (or tap) the bearing in until it bottoms in the bore, and press the seal in down to the bearing. If there is no inner lip in the bore, press the bearing in until it is flush with the edge of...
  23. The Devil is in the details, as usual. '86...

    The Devil is in the details, as usual.

    '86 FXWG was a four speed.

    Parts description lists #41, retaining ring, for FXST, which was a five speed.

    In these transition years, being able to...
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    You must adjust the float per S&S instructions if...

    You must adjust the float per S&S instructions if you want it to run right. Read the instructions.

    Jerky at low speed could be fat intermediate or timing too advanced. (XLs will run decent with...
  25. If it's a four speed, there are no retaining...

    If it's a four speed, there are no retaining rings.

    Jim
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