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    I've got a 41 UL With .20 over 80" pistons and...

    I've got a 41 UL With .20 over 80" pistons and run 5:1 heads with stock intake and stock valves it seems to run fine. It is my first big twin flathead so I have nothing to compare it to. But from...
  2. Kroil, heat, and small no-bounce rubber hammer....

    Kroil, heat, and small no-bounce rubber hammer. Don't try to pry it off! I've torn down several flathead motors and Kroil and patience always worked for me. Pour some Kroil down the tappet block...
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    I've used Kroil for 40 plus years (not AeroKroil)...

    I've used Kroil for 40 plus years (not AeroKroil) and it's always worked for me. I learned about it from a very old retired H-D mechanic. Your problem might not be rust though, you might have a bent...
  4. I guess you've got to do what's right for you,...

    I guess you've got to do what's right for you, but won't legal action still mean you're going to have to make a trip to Bloomsburg and possibly several trips for multiple court dates? I've known...
  5. I had Paul do some work for me last year. We...

    I had Paul do some work for me last year. We discussed what needed done and agreed on a completion date. He did the work discussed and then some and completed it about two weeks later than we...
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    Welcome to the AMCA. I have a '41 UL too. Believe...

    Welcome to the AMCA. I have a '41 UL too. Believe or not it's my dream bike.
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    Production numbers for the KHK; 1955=449 and...

    Production numbers for the KHK; 1955=449 and 1956=714
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    I checked the K Model website no info but I did...

    I checked the K Model website no info but I did register and will ask there. As far as production numbers I found a couple sites that said there were only 449 KHKs made for 1955 compared to something...
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    Do KHKs take a long reach or short reach plug? Do...

    Do KHKs take a long reach or short reach plug? Do the casting numbers end with -52R on both heads?
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    KH with KR heads

    I was told that some early KHKs had KR heads from the factory due to a a shortage of KH heads (heads were not done for the early models or they just didn't make enough). Can anybody confirm this or...
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    That's what I thought. I've been talking to a a...

    That's what I thought. I've been talking to a a couple about buying there "1976 Anniversary Edition". They swear it's not a Liberty (Bicentenial) Edition. After speaking with them again it sounds...
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    1976 Anniversary Edition?

    Did Harley ever make a 1976 Anniversary Edition FL? I know they made a '78 Anniversary Edition (I had one) and a '76 Liberty Edition (I've got one) but was there a '76 Anniversary Edition?
  13. Boat= A hole in the water that you throw your...

    Boat= A hole in the water that you throw your money in.
  14. Good thing. As you know I don't want no boat...

    Good thing. As you know I don't want no boat anyway,I've got bikes to drain my bank account. Good luck on your sale.
    The bike runs great and no more trans issues. I'm planning on riding the hell out...
  15. I'd like to share my experience with American...

    I'd like to share my experience with American Cycle Fab. Earlier this year I dropped my UL off at ACF for a bunch of little issues, I just picked it up last week. It took several months to get it...
  16. Hi Dan, Do you want to buy a boat? I saw your...

    Hi Dan,
    Do you want to buy a boat? I saw your post and couldn't resist.
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    When riding with freinds if I rode it hard my...

    When riding with freinds if I rode it hard my riding buddies would pull me over to tell me they could see my trans moving when got on it real hard. I checked it out several times for a loose trans,...
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    Howdy Pete,The combination I had on my '79 worked...

    Howdy Pete,The combination I had on my '79 worked great for me but remember that was before we had to burn alcohol based fuel, you can probably compensate for that with your carb jetting. When I...
  19. Check out the thread "Tank Restoration" in the...

    Check out the thread "Tank Restoration" in the Shovelhead section. I asked the same questions and several other members were very helpful.
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    I had a '79 Low Rider 4 5/8" stroke with an...

    I had a '79 Low Rider 4 5/8" stroke with an Andrews B grind , if I remember correctly it's been a while, and 7.5:1 pistons and it ran and kick started fine on any gas in the U.S. I rode it all over...
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    I'm definately no "old school craftsman" I just...

    I'm definately no "old school craftsman" I just knew an old auto body man who was dieing of emphysema (he said it was the bondo) who wanted to teach someone before he passed. I did it for a few years...
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    I ordered the Red Cote and will be pulling the...

    I ordered the Red Cote and will be pulling the tanks next week. I didn't realize that stuff even fills pin holes. I used to make alot of money repairing pre '36 tanks with lead, this stuff would...
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    10% molasses? I've never heard of that before but...

    10% molasses? I've never heard of that before but what the hell I'll try it. Like I said I'm trying to keep this as original as possible and the paint is in pretty good shape. thanks for the advice.
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    Gas Tank Restoration

    I just got '76 Liberty Edition FL "Barn Find" (I wish it was a barn find it was stored outside under a tarp since the late eighties) I had to save it the owner was going to tear it down and sell it...
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    Again thanks for the education. I had a early...

    Again thanks for the education. I had a early seventies Triumph 250 20 plus years ago. Although my current '63 BSA looks different I imagine it was the later models that were the same. As far as the...
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