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    The bearings are Torrington needle bearings and...

    The bearings are Torrington needle bearings and wont last as long as bushing style. Indian transmissions are crude crash boxes and even the best operators make chips. In the 80s did the needle...
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    Not seeing the problem. A sign the return portion...

    Not seeing the problem. A sign the return portion of pump is weak is smoking caused by too much oil in crankcase. Dry sump only means there is a scavenge pump used, not absence of oil.
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    Thanks. Have never used Buchannons, will give...

    Thanks.
    Have never used Buchannons, will give them a call.
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    Rear wheel ideas?

    1972 small stroker Shovel with 2002 TLEU sidecar and broke a spoke on original rear wheel (no shame). Wore off a Shenko tire after putting sidecar on so switched to darkside with a Coker 5:00 x 16...
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    Curious what original material was. Have made...

    Curious what original material was. Have made them from 1/8" thick white nylon but suffered slow creep, This year went to Michael's and purchased thick craft leather, cut out 2 washers and contact...
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    What is P4gas?

    What is P4gas?
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    First gear not so much but second gear mostly....

    First gear not so much but second gear mostly. Because Indian decided to save a few bucks and not offer a tank shift gate shifting is pretty much by "feel" even with ball detent. I've noticed after...
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    That's ugly, especially knowing the motor ate the...

    That's ugly, especially knowing the motor ate the loose chunks.
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    "not looking to good" is being kind to something...

    "not looking to good" is being kind to something needing replaced.
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    Not true, work fine. Had off multiple times in...

    Not true, work fine. Had off multiple times in last 30+ years and always soft and pliable. High heat O rings are available but my experience aren't needed.
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    Thanks Tom. They're still in the box waiting next...

    Thanks Tom. They're still in the box waiting next rebuild so if a nut is available that would be prefered, a discussion with a vendor lead me to believe they needed replaced. I removed the nipples in...
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    Recently purchased a NIB set of Eastern made in...

    Recently purchased a NIB set of Eastern made in India cylinders and was told the the nipple threads are metric and nipples need replaced? Was also told a method of removing was welding a piece of hex...
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    Go down to local bicycle shop or Walmart and get...

    Go down to local bicycle shop or Walmart and get clip on bicycle warning lights as suggested, lets you keep original as you wish and AA batteries last for hours. Unfortunately there is no safety...
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    Because oil return blows out some crankcase vapor...

    Because oil return blows out some crankcase vapor with returned oil I say it is normal. Watch the return line while running and hot with oil cap off and you'll see the vapor with oil returned. If it...
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    Whatever keeps you riding I say. I'm just a kid...

    Whatever keeps you riding I say. I'm just a kid of 64 but know electric start is in my future, just glad to have the option. I've already envisioned how nice the chainguard kicker slot will look...
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    Chiefs will pogo on hard turns one way when out...

    Chiefs will pogo on hard turns one way when out of alignment also. I use two old 8' fluorescent light tubes for straight edges on both sides of tires. The measured length of exposed adjuster bolts...
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    Brad Penn is no more, called Penn Grade when DA...

    Brad Penn is no more, called Penn Grade when DA Lubricants purchased from ARG in 2015. Still made at the old Kendall refinery in Bradford PA but suspect much of the crude is hauled in by rail. While...
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    It's in Kiwi's parts book to remove the second...

    It's in Kiwi's parts book to remove the second ball in 48 oil pumps and others do recommend. It'll work either way, ball is pulled off seat by pump suction but it does sump quicker without. With the...
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    Was sumping after removing suction check ball...

    Was sumping after removing suction check ball like everyone recommends so drained the 20w 50 out and put a petcock on bottom of oil tank. Had a few quarts of sae 50 on shelf and put in. I'm walking...
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    Because it's an oil thread. Lubricating oil has...

    Because it's an oil thread. Lubricating oil has constantly improved the last century and reason they didn't use multi-vis in the 40's was because they didn't have it. All modern motorcycles use...
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    It doesn't matter as long as it is motorcycle oil...

    It doesn't matter as long as it is motorcycle oil which has EP additives for roller bearings.
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    Going to be a beautiful example of Honda's big...

    Going to be a beautiful example of Honda's big bike, especially with the colored frame.
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    Not sure about federally regulated but Marvel...

    Not sure about federally regulated but Marvel Mystery Oil has been used for decades as an upper cylinder lubricant, especially for valves which receive little to no oil in flatheads. In olden times...
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    Virtually all gas pumps are labeled up to 10%...

    Virtually all gas pumps are labeled up to 10% ethanol which is no more than a little dry gas to combat the condensation which forms in storage tanks and really poses no negative side effects. E85 is...
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    Fully charged batteries shouldn't pull 7 amps,...

    Fully charged batteries shouldn't pull 7 amps, check with voltmeter when reving at overcharge and verify there is no more than 14.5 volts. Suspect regulator as generator is obviously making current...
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