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    Kevin On my many pre-16 motorcycle tours, I...

    Kevin
    On my many pre-16 motorcycle tours, I have had some problems (minor) and seen other people that have had big and small problems (mostly their problems). For the most part, if it is fixable,...
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    Kevin On one of my early Excelsior twin single...

    Kevin
    On one of my early Excelsior twin single speed motorcycles, I had a problem with it spitting out master link lock clips. Even just the fact of trying to pedal start the bike would result in...
  3. Rob Just came across you posts. Do you still...

    Rob
    Just came across you posts.
    Do you still need pictures of the ex-Otis Chandler Thor? I have access to it. There is a even better original unrestored Thor in this area also but requires some...
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    Kevin and BZ On the issue of cheating using...

    Kevin and BZ
    On the issue of cheating using motorcycle with a swing arm.
    After more than 15 years of riding my ’14 Indian on motorcycle tour, car tours, and locally, on one of the Minden pre-16...
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    Kevin On the later Indian Chief “74” standard...

    Kevin
    On the later Indian Chief “74” standard motors, the pistons stop below the top of the cylinders. On the “74” Bonneville motors, the pistons stop even with the top of the cylinders, as the...
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    Steve I have to go by my memory as it has been...

    Steve
    I have to go by my memory as it has been a while since I had all my Hedstrom stuff.
    The first frame I would say is a ’14-’15. The front fork appears to be ’14 as the fork braces are...
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    Graeme I am curious as to how you dated your...

    Graeme
    I am curious as to how you dated your Emblem as 1916.
    In the area, there are some Emblem twins that are around.
    There is an early twin with atmospheric intake valves, I do not remember the...
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    Kevin Sorry I did not mean to confuse you with...

    Kevin
    Sorry I did not mean to confuse you with my use of “adjust”. I should have been more blunt in my response. My “adjustment” was to weld up the notch and make a new notch in the location...
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    Kevin Yes, the ’16 PP transmission do not...

    Kevin
    Yes, the ’16 PP transmission do not have the interlocking on the outside of the transmission as the locking is on the shift gate. That is how you can easily tell a ’16 transmission from...
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    Steve The two-speed transmission are a lot...

    Steve
    The two-speed transmission are a lot narrower and smaller when compared to a three speed. Yes, the transmission pictured without the interlock is a three speed.
    If you look at the...
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    Jamie As you asked, I tried to PM some '15...

    Jamie
    As you asked, I tried to PM some '15 transmission pictures to you, but again, this Forum format will not let me and/or I still have not figured this Forum format out. I am not a computer guy....
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    Yes, I understand, about most things not being...

    Yes, I understand, about most things not being correct that one comes across on the internet and other places, I see the same thing. I was lucky to have gotten my stuff along ago, most of which was...
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    Jamie Forgot to mention something. You might...

    Jamie
    Forgot to mention something. You might want to look at “Power Plus or Bust” threads. The last page of his threads show his transmission up close, which is a post-’16 PP transmission type and...
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    Jamie On your question about finding the...

    Jamie
    On your question about finding the serial numbers on 1917 PP transmission. Start looking for and find out the serial number range on 1916 Power Plus transmissions, which is a one year only ...
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    On the ’15 non-scripted Indian case issue, it...

    On the ’15 non-scripted Indian case issue, it would be interesting to know if any of the case bolt holes is stepped or are they all straight through hole. The stepped holes are needed for the...
  16. Stephen The only thing missing from your...

    Stephen
    The only thing missing from your system picture was the handlebar mount (which you showed in another picture), the pivoting axle mount, and the shouldered axle nut. Real shoulder axle...
  17. I would rethink about setting up a ’16 PP as they...

    I would rethink about setting up a ’16 PP as they original came. Instead of a pair of thrush washers like Indian used on ‘17 PP transmission and up, ‘16 PP transmissions used a pair of washers with...
  18. Just to let you know, the Stewart speedometers...

    Just to let you know, the Stewart speedometers heads have a pot-metal frame. So, depending on the environment that it has been exposed to over the years, sometimes the pot-metal will swell up a...
  19. The rear brake drums came in two versions, I have...

    The rear brake drums came in two versions, I have not tried to look up which is for what years. On one version, the outside brake surface was curved, the brake band would wear into the curve, thus...
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    Motorheadmike1 My Spacke does not take chain...

    Motorheadmike1
    My Spacke does not take chain sprockets on the motor drive shaft because of the built in 2 speed (my chain sprocket shaft hole is straight, with 4 key slots in it). Because of that,...
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    Kevin Going south on the freeway out of Carson...

    Kevin
    Going south on the freeway out of Carson City in Nevada, while slowing down (from about 60mph) for the next turn off, my '14 Indian dropped the neck linkage on the throttle side. This...
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    Kevin While the separate manual compression...

    Kevin
    While the separate manual compression release shown in Post433 is different. You may want to rethink that as you would have to let go of the handle bar controls to use it. While there are...
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    As my computer has died and just got another one,...

    As my computer has died and just got another one, so I do not know if somebody has answer you question about the "wire" under the gas tank on the bottom center gas tank mount. It look like somebody...
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    Dale While looking for stuff to take to an old...

    Dale
    While looking for stuff to take to an old car swap meet I am going to, I finally found a motorcycle swap meet box that I have misplaced. It is was a original Power Plus tool box, I took a...
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    Do not feel bad, I am also a little embarrassed...

    Do not feel bad, I am also a little embarrassed to admit I did not notice or question the comment. Good ear for detail. I do not know 100%, I can only assume it has to do with the side valve...
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