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  1. A couple things on that frame, #1) NEVER EVER...

    A couple things on that frame, #1) NEVER EVER EVER Sandblast an oil tank! Dip it or use paint stripper, but dont use abrasive media. NEVER.! In case you hadnt noticed that main frame tube IS the...
  2. Interesting how my old rant came back to...

    Interesting how my old rant came back to life,,,,, (Wondering if jashuabasset, Junior Member Join Date Jul 2021 Posts 1
    Is legit or potential spammer ?????) But Did have the effect of bringing...
  3. Part 2: “Um, do you have another nurse you can...

    Part 2:
    “Um, do you have another nurse you can send me?” I asked her sheepishly.

    “What? What do you mean another nurse? What happened to the one I sent you?” She said sharply.

    “Uh, she seems...
  4. Best wishes for all involved! Seems sometimes the...

    Best wishes for all involved! Seems sometimes the worlds karma is off kilter so much craziness in everyday life not even including the pandemic. But you are a hero in my book to go thru all that for...
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    Follow the link then scroll down thru the...

    Follow the link then scroll down thru the comments, I WAS super impressed by the Buell start up video, as I am actually working on the exact same model Buell right now. (XB9SX City Cross) and battery...
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    Good advice as per usual farmall,,, Jesus Saves!...

    Good advice as per usual farmall,,, Jesus Saves! *

    Im old, tech impaired so struggle with some of the modern stuff, but I TRY! (Harder having my head bashed in, I work daily on tools and tricks...
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    Lisa et al, I got a PM from another member...

    Lisa et al, I got a PM from another member here,,,
    "have you noticed your thread has been heavily edited ?

    http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54762 "

    And he was concerned my story...
  8. Its kinda an open ended question. Not sure how to...

    Its kinda an open ended question. Not sure how to answer it because of many factors.
    But my experience is that, if you dont have a lot of experience working with British frames you better get some...
  9. Skank1koles setup sounds really good too. As to...

    Skank1koles setup sounds really good too. As to your setup, It CAN be made to work, as I said, I used to flip cars and paint bikes when I got out of the military and used a Craftsman 5hp compressor...
  10. Nope sorry, I missed out on a old racing 45 a...

    Nope sorry, I missed out on a old racing 45 a friend gave one of his shop workers, was pissed that he ratholed it and did nothing with it. A couple years later the guy died, So expressed interest in...
  11. Depends on the rim, If alloy disregard the...

    Depends on the rim, If alloy disregard the following,,, But on steel rims the chrome is generally not great in the tube or tire bead seat area. Some have small holes so water does not build up inside...
  12. Hoo Boy! Can I rant for hours on this topic. Ill...

    Hoo Boy! Can I rant for hours on this topic. Ill try and hit the high points.

    A) Your whole system is contaminated. You MIGHT be able to clean it, but its going to take some work. Dont ever let...
  13. So, do you need a HD lower tree? I need to post...

    So, do you need a HD lower tree? I need to post mine, but I got some!
  14. Looks Asian to me,, especially that top stem nut....

    Looks Asian to me,, especially that top stem nut. **I am an idiot, so probably wrong, But I do have some early bottom trees for HD. Several variations of the same style, but might be what you might...
  15. Old cases that are scrap make good art...

    Old cases that are scrap make good art projects,,, Some guys build mailboxs out of them, or yard art for the homestead. Or cobble one together for a mock up motor. (I dont like twinkies but could be...
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    Looks like you have the lower compression ones,...

    Looks like you have the lower compression ones, be nice if you stocked the higher comps. I will tell you,, sourcing pistons for early unit Triumph 500 twins is challenging as well. These are a hemi...
  17. For a street bike, especially a chop, my advice...

    For a street bike, especially a chop, my advice is ditch the Amals, and buy or find a Sudco single Mikuni kit. 2>1 manifold and a round slide VM Mikuni. The flat slide JRC-PKWs are good as well.
    ...
  18. Thats a clean looking carb, its got the extended...

    Thats a clean looking carb, its got the extended tickler so thats a good sign. Here is how to proof it. Take a can of carb clean, use the little red straw. Or,, if you have a air powered squirter...
  19. Hah! hope for the future! I got a couple younger...

    Hah! hope for the future! I got a couple younger guys (20-30) I try and help out, pay it fwd, but funny you mention the Suzi TS185. I got a early 70s TS250, Mines blue and white. Great little...
  20. If you use a good quality viton or Nitrile O ring...

    If you use a good quality viton or Nitrile O ring no issues, Heat spacers help regardless. Depending on the
    type of spacer, some use a gasket some dont. The original spacers were a fiberboard...
  21. If you want to run a less than perfect ignition...

    If you want to run a less than perfect ignition just to be cool, post on Instagram, and up your street cred at the local bar, coffee shop or cruise in, go ahead. Not to mention the cost...
  22. Thats very helpful info, whether using 41s on a...

    Thats very helpful info, whether using 41s on a Sporty or setting up a custom front end period. The alloy sporty trees are decent on their own and polish up or modded are decent trees. Thanx for...
  23. Initially Triumph built some early 1957 TR6...

    Initially Triumph built some early 1957 TR6 engines with those Wellworthy alloy cyls, Bean counters reined them in for 2 reasons, Warranty costs and they were not as reliable as the cast iron cyls. ...
  24. Sorry I was not more clear. This is not a...

    Sorry I was not more clear. This is not a British or HD post,. Its about using modern forks on a vintage style bike. Repurposing parts that look the part but more accessible-economical-but as good...
  25. I went looking for the vintage adjustable trees...

    I went looking for the vintage adjustable trees on a google images search. On my browser across the top was all the ones for sale and below was all the images related to that I saw a ton of them....
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