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    I'm still working on this problem. I drained the...

    I'm still working on this problem. I drained the sump last night and took it out for just a few miles this morning. I then checked the sump again about 2 hours after the ride and I drained this...
  2. I live in a hilly area, so having the throttle on...

    I live in a hilly area, so having the throttle on the right side with a left foot clutch and right hand brake makes it hard to start on hills. I want to be able to hold the hand brake while working...
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    Thanks! You guys are really helpful. I took the...

    Thanks! You guys are really helpful. I took the rubber grips off, which helped me see what is going on. I also spoke with Mike Tomas and he told me what is normal. Something in my setup isn't. The...
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    Update: I took most of it apart, switched sides,...

    Update: I took most of it apart, switched sides, cut down excess length, and cleaned and lubed the cables and housings with dry teflon. It's pretty smooth, better than before. But I still have the...
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    I’m not sure I understand. If I’m just switching...

    I’m not sure I understand. If I’m just switching ends at the carb and distributor, why would I need to do anything to the cable stops if they are currently tight? What sort of failures have you had?...
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    So I removed the throttle (right) handle by...

    So I removed the throttle (right) handle by unscrewing it to check out the mechanism. It worked pretty well before. Now, I have it back so it rotates fairly freely. But when I tighten down the nut...
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    So do you not disconnect them at the handlebars...

    So do you not disconnect them at the handlebars and just change the connections at the distributor and carb?
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    How to move throttle back to left side

    I finally got my Chief out on the road around the neighborhood yesterday. It was a good first ride and the bike ran well as far as I can tell. This bike has a right-hand shift and a right hand...
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    Funny, I just got off the phone with Mike before...

    Funny, I just got off the phone with Mike before I saw C2K's reply. He mentioned I need to check the knurled ring on the clutch first, and then I should take apart the clutch pedal assembly. From my...
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    On which surface? Also, are you referring to the...

    On which surface? Also, are you referring to the spring and friction material for the clutch pedal, or something internal to the clutch? Thanks.

    Separately, how tight should the clutch pedal be?
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    Clutch adjustment question

    Iím getting ready to get my new to me Ď48 Chief on the road, hopefully next week. Iíve started it several times in my driveway. When I disengage the clutch and put it into first, the clutch pedal...
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    Are there any posts you can point me to on tuning...

    Are there any posts you can point me to on tuning the scraper?
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    That’s great, thanks!

    That’s great, thanks!
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    New pump installed 4 days ago, and this is the...

    New pump installed 4 days ago, and this is the amount of oil in the sump. The bike hasn't been run yet (waiting on a new rotor). The wet sumping obviously is far less than it was, but is this a...
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    Thanks, super helpful. I also found this:...

    Thanks, super helpful. I also found this: https://brillman.com/product-category/vehicles/?fwp_product_vehicle_compatibility=vehicles-indian
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    Ignition part numbers

    Does anyone have part numbers for Chief dizzy caps and rotors so we may be able to cross reference and buy locally. Same for condensers and points. I canít imagine these parts are unique.
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    Update: The reseated ball and new spring did...

    Update: The reseated ball and new spring did nothing to help the wet sumping. I still got half a quart in the bottom of the sump in less than two days. I thought I might be able to get away with just...
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    Yes, that's the one I used. Significantly...

    Yes, that's the one I used. Significantly stronger than the one that was in there.
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    Jerry Greer sells the internal pump assembly as...

    Jerry Greer sells the internal pump assembly as well as the whole pump. Others sell the entire pump. Mike at Kiwi sells a pump that he tests, which is a good thing.
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    I'll see if the wet sumping is better. If it is,...

    I'll see if the wet sumping is better. If it is, would you recommend replacing just the internal pump assembly, or the whole thing?
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    The gears don't look new but they don't look too...

    The gears don't look new but they don't look too bad either. The pump shaft fits tightly in the cover. One thing I did notice is that the (copper) check ball spring seemed very weak and barely...
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    I took my pump apart, reseated the check ball,...

    I took my pump apart, reseated the check ball, and put in a new check ball and spring. I also changed out the pinion shaft seal to Kiwi's, which looks really nice. We'll see if this helps the wet...
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    I've done a bit more work on this, so here's an...

    I've done a bit more work on this, so here's an update. First, I thought about bicycle lights. But having to recharge each one is sort of a PIA, they don't solve the brake light problem, and they...
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    Aux lighting system options

    I'm just getting my '48 Chief on the road and I am going to put a few miles on it. Given all the distracted boneheads on the road today, I want to add some easily removable aux lights and a horn to...
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    On other vehicles I’ve had small dirt particles...

    On other vehicles I’ve had small dirt particles completely throw off the carb. This could make sense since you were on a dirt road. You may want to drain the bowl, pull off the carb, and give it a...
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