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  • tomfiii's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    Hot start check coil, it could have a heat soak problem. Also make sure you don't have peaks forming on points as condenser could cause that.
    5 replies | 46 view(s)
  • T. Cotten's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    Stan! Did you bubble-test at a full 15psi, using a constant, regulated air supply? Sorry I had to ask, but hand pumps, shop vacs, and air...
    5 replies | 46 view(s)
  • stan's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    My 47 starts cold with a couple kicks, with the choke on. Then one click down on the choke lever. Then one healthy kick it usually fires up. Hot is a...
    5 replies | 46 view(s)
  • kitabel's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    Do you have the correct carburetor including venturi and main nozzle? Float material? Float setting? Vacuum leak (throttle shaft)? Vacuum leak...
    5 replies | 46 view(s)
  • kitabel's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 AM
    kitabel replied to a thread 1941 ulh heads in Flat Heads
    The ideal static compression ratio is not fixed, even for a specific engine type. The CR is a balance between cylinder pressure (small chamber...
    5 replies | 49 view(s)
  • kitabel's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    kitabel replied to a thread 1941 ulh heads in Flat Heads
    All H-D sidevalve engines have quench, it's just not very effective because of sloppy tolerances and head gasket thickness variations. Some U series...
    5 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Flathead fathead's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    Flathead fathead replied to a thread 1941 ulh heads in Flat Heads
    I've got a 41 UL With .20 over 80" pistons and run 5:1 heads with stock intake and stock valves it seems to run fine. It is my first big twin...
    5 replies | 49 view(s)
  • kitabel's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    kitabel replied to a thread panhead crankcase in Pan Heads
    UL - knucklehead: same pattern, same height difference fronts/rears VL - knucklehead/UL: different pattern, same height difference fronts/rears...
    3 replies | 77 view(s)
  • Skirted's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 AM
    George, 50 years is a long time! Is it giving you problems particularly when’s it’s cold, hot, warm? Or all of the above?
    5 replies | 46 view(s)
  • Skirted's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 AM
    Skirted replied to a thread More generator problems in Chief
    As far as cooking the battery yes if the regulator does not keep charging “voltage” within the max limit of what the battery is designed for it will...
    9 replies | 142 view(s)
  • bstevens479's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 AM
    bstevens479 replied to a thread More generator problems in Chief
    On both bikes the 6 volt & 12 volt used brand new out of box bosch regulators. 12 volt is sealed hidden battery, 6 volt is drop in wet battery in a...
    9 replies | 142 view(s)
  • scooter57's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 AM
    scooter57 replied to a thread 1941 ulh heads in Flat Heads
    thanks Steve. at 62 i'm starting to consider not having a grabber, trying to kick start my scooters.
    5 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Steve Slocombe's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    Steve Slocombe replied to a thread 1941 ulh heads in Flat Heads
    I think 1941 was the first year for the ally heads, so at least you won't have young kids pointing at you and shaking their heads as you drive down...
    5 replies | 49 view(s)
  • scooter57's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    scooter57 started a thread 1941 ulh heads in Flat Heads
    i,m building a 41ulh 80" engine. being a ulh, i would like to go with high compression (squish-"wr" heads). doe's anyone have an opinion about the...
    5 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Coolbreeze's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    The LA Sleeves in my '48 Chief have been working great for over 20 years now. I am so pleased that I had that company sleeve my '56 KHK this year....
    15 replies | 1898 view(s)
  • Coolbreeze's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 AM
    Coolbreeze replied to a thread 48 chief kickstand in Chief
    I should be too embarrassed to admit this, but I let the kickstand on my '48 Chief get so worn that it no longer locked into place. There appears to...
    9 replies | 3253 view(s)
  • hairynob24's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 AM
    hairynob24 replied to a thread panhead crankcase in Pan Heads
    thanks Chris just what I needed to know Rob
    3 replies | 77 view(s)
  • Rowdy's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    Rowdy replied to a thread More generator problems in Chief
    I don't have a problem with the charging, the problem I have when riding at high speed is too much charging. I have 2, 6 volt sealed batteries in...
    9 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Coolbreeze's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    I have been riding my '48 Chief for over 50 years, but it can be contrary when it comes to starting at times. I know there is a thread somewhere...
    5 replies | 46 view(s)
  • Old Ugly 40's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Old Ugly 40 replied to a thread running lights in Accessories
    Cotton, First off I must say it was a pleasure to meet you at Davenport. Nice to put a face to some one here. As I have never seen any rust on this...
    18 replies | 606 view(s)
  • Chris Haynes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Bruce sometimes writes stamped when he means cast.
    3 replies | 90 view(s)
  • Chris Haynes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    San Pedro, CA Harley dealer Eddie Ryan built the table himself. The base was from some other machine. He had the upright parts cast and machined.
    12 replies | 3866 view(s)
  • Chris Haynes's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Chris Haynes replied to a thread panhead crankcase in Pan Heads
    Same as VL but different than 45". Although the pattern is the same as VL the height if the mounts themselves differ. If you need your left case...
    3 replies | 77 view(s)
  • Lipdog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    That’s a big help, thanks. I just wanted to make sure they all don’t blacken the plugs quickly. I had it idling for 10+ minutes and the plugs are...
    26 replies | 680 view(s)
  • dennis49's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    It's for a Hodaka ace 90
    10 replies | 1136 view(s)
  • JoJo357's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Hiya, So ya' think You know how to ride a Motorcycle? 'Mama Mia'...Funny how the Italian Commentators keep comparing the pursued rider with the...
    0 replies | 51 view(s)
  • pisten-bully's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    -Idling shouldn’t foul your plugs, but “idle for awhile” could mean 3 minutes or 30 minutes, so unless you’re set up super lean then you’re bound to...
    26 replies | 680 view(s)
  • Lipdog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    The exhaust seemed clear. I was just letting it idle in my driveway as I won’t be through the CA registration process for another month. So I can’t...
    26 replies | 680 view(s)
  • Bubbalowe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Bubbalowe replied to a thread More generator problems in Chief
    Good find on the Opel. 12v VW generator is larger in diameter than 6v and doesn't fit the Autolite bracket and hanging an alternator is just ugly....
    9 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Steve Swan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Steve Swan replied to a thread 450 engine install in Japanese
    the Superhawks had an amazing engine, capable of handling excessive amounts of sustained abuse. Remind me and i will tell you a rather entertaining...
    17 replies | 231 view(s)
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