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    Thanks Rich; as i thought, but it never fails...

    Thanks Rich; as i thought, but it never fails there is some little twist to something i don't know.
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    Thanks for your reply Rich. Do the stockers open...

    Thanks for your reply Rich. Do the stockers open the inlet valve more?
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    Rich, they are the 1/8" offset. when i bought...

    Rich, they are the 1/8" offset. when i bought them i knew they are hard on guides. How hard are they on guides? is there a guide material that can withstand the wear? i was thinking i would use...
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    been awhile.... got lucky and now have a set of...

    been awhile.... got lucky and now have a set of George Hood's inlet housing caps and levers......

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    Tom, my very best to you. You have been and are...

    Tom, my very best to you. You have been and are an invaluable help to many of us old motorcycle guys. i don't know who i could have turned to to get my pair of DLX38's rebuilt. You are responsible...
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    Holy WOW Rich! if i was 20 years younger and the...

    Holy WOW Rich! if i was 20 years younger and the cash, i'd be askin' prices! i guess the H's are the 'knuckleheads' of the IoE family; can't imagine you'll have them long after your post here! ...
  7. fwiw, posted in my thread "J's out the gazoo" ...

    fwiw, posted in my thread "J's out the gazoo"

    "Eric and Steve, if you know anyone looking for builders I have a '20 (loop frame), '25 JD, '27 JD, '28 JDH, and '29 JDH. Some assembly required,...
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    i missed that one, is it on ebay now?

    i missed that one, is it on ebay now?
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    imho, the best of the lot is the '24 for the...

    imho, the best of the lot is the '24 for the money. the '28 has wonderful provenance, but the less than substandard restoration kills the $47K price tag. the '29's chassis is a project partially in...
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    J's out the gazoo.....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-Harley-Davidson-JD/123938412221

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1929-Harley-Davidson-JD/323971041559

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1924-Harley-Davidson-JD/264528644849
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    the entire bike begins here

    always had a sort of special place in my heart for this model, complete and running. so sad, not much else to say, we've been here before...... ...
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    Mike, thank you for your kind words. You really...

    Mike, thank you for your kind words. You really said it well on the chain of people, places and things that create the fine stories we share here on the build thread. Motorcycles are part of my...
  13. William, probably the first thing is to get clear...

    William, probably the first thing is to get clear what your budget will afford and then be prepared to spend more. next, learn about the different model's, price ranges based on condition,...
  14. WmC1911, maybe before you go out and make a...

    WmC1911, maybe before you go out and make a purchase, as you identify projects that capture your interest, post what you find here and continue to receive member's inputs. the right machine is out...
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    hack, i don't think you have anything to...

    hack, i don't think you have anything to apologize for. i interpreted your query as objective statements of your experience and asking for fellow member's thoughts/experience. otherwise, i wold echo...
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    Dana, thank you for your most wonderful thread. ...

    Dana, thank you for your most wonderful thread. your comments about pushing past the fear factor really resonated with me. Thank you for acknowledging that. in the peak of the mid-80's i was at my...
  17. Thread: Jd mrsp

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    yeah, i noticed only the police model for JD...

    yeah, i noticed only the police model for JD series, but figured at least it's '29.......
  18. Thread: Jd mrsp

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    fwiw, the amca library shows a '29 advertising...

    fwiw, the amca library shows a '29 advertising brochure with price of machine. although an advertising brochure might not be as authoritative as a dealer order form. none the less at least the...
  19. Thanks Jason for reading the story and your...

    Thanks Jason for reading the story and your reply! When i read the article, i was surprised Dad went home via St. Louis, Kansas City, as they are considerably out of the way from Hartington,...
  20. Thread: Gone fishn'

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    Gone fishn'

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-Davidson-1908-College-Senoir-Class-Year-book-VERY-RARE-vintage-unusual/173929513574?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40719%26meid%3D860e74f371f...
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    ugh, such a morbid topic, yet very much part of...

    ugh, such a morbid topic, yet very much part of reality, certainly not an event to be denied and but to be reckoned with. as morbid as it sounds, there is not a day i don't think of my own...
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    it's pretty amazing all the manufacturer's in...

    it's pretty amazing all the manufacturer's in existence in those early years producing aftermarket parts and particularly accessories. imagine what the world would be like without the invention of...
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    Peter, what brand of spotlight is that?

    Peter, what brand of spotlight is that?
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    Peter, those are both totally awesome pictures. ...

    Peter, those are both totally awesome pictures. Especially how the pic of you and your wife is a mirror image of the 1925 promo pic.
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    peter, what a great picture, thanks! i'm saving...

    peter, what a great picture, thanks! i'm saving that one to my files. collecting pictures of every year/model twins that i can that i feel are good examples. Maybe Cam Saure cold help you with a...
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