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    Manual doesn't mention leaving a roller out in...

    Manual doesn't mention leaving a roller out in the countershaft assembly instructions. the shaft mics .7554, so I'd say that was within spec. I did what I said I was gonna do. I pulled one roller...
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    countershaft bearing fit

    I've encountered this before. When fitting over sized roller bearings in both ends of the countershaft cluster, if the last bearing didn't fit, I was told to leave it out. I was never comfortable...
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    No, it is not a "Buck" chuck. Those are nice to...

    No, it is not a "Buck" chuck. Those are nice to have, however. And I still do use a last word. Mine does have .0005" divisions on it, and I use a goose-neck magnetic holder which allows me to travel...
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    Thanks to all for your input. May be I will hunt...

    Thanks to all for your input. May be I will hunt for a later cluster. And Cotten, you're right about boring the bushing, but my old clunker of a lathe doesn't have a three jaw that runs true enough...
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    I was looking on the page in the knucklehead...

    I was looking on the page in the knucklehead manual. There didn't seem to be a lot of info there. And I do have a '59 and up gear, but not the matching cluster, so I'm using the gear with the bushing...
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    3rd gear bushing fit

    Can't seem to find a tolerance for the fit between the bushing i.d. and the mainshaft for a 3rd gear in a big twin transmission. I know the manual calls out the bearing fits, but I guessed that...
  7. Greg, after years of repainting my exhaust...

    Greg, after years of repainting my exhaust systems, I finally caved and went with ceramic coating. It's the closest I've seen to factory finish and it wears like iron. My powder coater does it, and...
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    Here's a pic of the diagram I used to check the...

    Here's a pic of the diagram I used to check the amperage. And yes, I did flash the field coils before I hooked this up. Also flashed them after I installed the new regulator 26239.
    I also did...
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    Thanks Mike. I know you enjoy Fla., but days like...

    Thanks Mike. I know you enjoy Fla., but days like these in your old stompin' grounds are real gems. Might take the pan out to the same spot today and take another shot!
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    generator light stays on

    Got a '69 FLH with an electrical gremlin. Just recently the genny light stayed on with the bike running. Did the 2 tests that I could perform from the manual for checking a grounded light wire and...
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    Autumn in the Finger Lakes

    Maybe the last ride for the knuckle this year. The shot is looking from the southern end of Canandaigua Lake.

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    Try soaking the rubber with the rod in it in...

    Try soaking the rubber with the rod in it in boiling water for a few minutes. The steel ends up sticking to the rubber after being in there for decades. It worked for me. I also use that method to...
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    Yeah, I think that's the one I got. My...

    Yeah, I think that's the one I got. My measurement was from the top of that lip to the backside. Thanks for the info.
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    juice rear brake drum widths

    Does anyone know the width difference between the early and late brake drums for duo-glide/electra=glide? I just took the drum off a '65, and it has a cast number on the back of the drum, but the...
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    OK....Thanks again

    OK....Thanks again
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    OK, thanks for the tips. Just a couple questions....

    OK, thanks for the tips. Just a couple questions. First, for Cotten, what's that flange piece with the screws in it for? And for Larry, when you true up the flange, do you fixture it in the lathe by...
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    cylinder boring

    Want to put new pistons in my panhead. Made a ring fixture to mount in a 4 jaw chuck. OD and ID run true, has 4 holes in the face to mount the cylinder. Trued the ID in the lathe and made the hole a...
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    Snap-On used to make a small enough box-end with...

    Snap-On used to make a small enough box-end with a 3/8" square on the opposite end that would fit on a torque wrench for tightening head and base bolts. here's a pic of the 2 of them. I had to...
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    Found a stray piece of 4140.....Harder than...

    Found a stray piece of 4140.....Harder than cold-rolled, so I whipped up a .008" diameter larger roller. Works appreciably better.
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    I did that once with the bars on my flathead...

    I did that once with the bars on my flathead bobber, but it was a fairly long, involved process. Maybe I'll try turning up a soft roller. My first thought was to make one from a piece of O-1 drill...
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    Throttle slop

    Does anybody know anyone who makes oversize rollers that fit into the throttle slot on hydra-glide bars? My throttle slot has some wear in it, and the roller that slides in it needs to be about .005"...
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    So WL's up to '52 and servicars up to '56 came...

    So WL's up to '52 and servicars up to '56 came from the factory with 2-piece 18 MM spark plugs?
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    Thanks, Rubone. Maybe they were for servicars.

    Thanks, Rubone. Maybe they were for servicars.
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    Anybody ever seen these?

    I was looking thru my spark plug collection today, and these turned up. They're 18 MM with screw-on knurled nuts to hold the "shepherd's crook" ends on old coil wires. The thing that got me is that...
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    Yeah, Buna is not for everyone.

    Yeah, Buna is not for everyone.
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