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  1. Thread: Linkert DC-12

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    If the tickler takes the place of a stock carb...

    If the tickler takes the place of a stock carb part, it would not be acceptable for judging. If simply added to the bike, it is considered an accessory, and ignored during judging.
    VPH-D
  2. I bought a can of heat resistant silver from H-D...

    I bought a can of heat resistant silver from H-D a little over a year ago. The p/n is 98660-78, it had to be ordered, and cost about $24.00. This color is correct for Panhead,
    most Shovelhead, and...
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    Bill, The top set is 70-72 H and CH. Middle is...

    Bill,
    The top set is 70-72 H and CH.
    Middle is 67-69 H and CH.
    Bottom is a 74 and later FX stuck in a Sportster bracket.
    VPH-D
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    I've had belt drives on Panheads since the 70s,...

    I've had belt drives on Panheads since the 70s, and like them. Belt alignment is critical to long belt life.
    VPH-D
  5. Thread: 1946 16" rim

    by VPH-D
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    Not that it matters much, but an October 46 rim...

    Not that it matters much, but an October 46 rim would have been on an early 47 model.
    VPH-D
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    According to the parts book, the chrome cover...

    According to the parts book, the chrome cover started in 64. Practically everyone I knew back in the early 70s in the Chicagoland area had a chrome cover. Almost all had extended forks and a goofy...
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    If the bike is not registered as a 1947 Harley...

    If the bike is not registered as a 1947 Harley Davidson, the value is cut by at least half.
    VPH-D
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    I think the tapped hole in the motor mount is a...

    I think the tapped hole in the motor mount is a Tilly remnant.
    VPH-D
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    1970 You have the correct bracket, my memory was...

    1970
    You have the correct bracket, my memory was wrong. The -76 parts book shows a 9957 clip and 5915B spacer on page 116, with the comment 71 and later throttle beneath tank.
    VPH-D
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    IIRC, the cable is held near the carb by the air...

    IIRC, the cable is held near the carb by the air cleaner support bracket. The bracket bolts to the underside of the rocker box, and to the backside of the air cleaner back plate, and uses a 9957 type...
  11. Thread: Bendix Carb

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    IIRC, the Facet kit has the pink pump boot, which...

    IIRC, the Facet kit has the pink pump boot, which actually fits into the well. The other kit [black boot?] does not work. Look into the carb throat, on the roof of the carb throat just in front of...
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    I agree with Sargehere. Neither myself nor any...

    I agree with Sargehere. Neither myself nor any close friends with tin primary bikes, run primary chains, we all have belts.
    VPH-D
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    The Conti K112, or the Avon Safety Mileage tire...

    The Conti K112, or the Avon Safety Mileage tire work well on older bikes, as well as having the tall profile these bikes had with the original tires. This past Spring I put Coker Super Eagle thin...
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    Thanks Chris, that makes sense ... VPH-D

    Thanks Chris, that makes sense ...
    VPH-D
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    Robbie, Do you have the part number, or a...

    Robbie,
    Do you have the part number, or a description, for the spacers you mention? I don't see any spacers in my parts books.
    Thanks,
    VPH-D
  16. A large pump, obviously... VPH-D

    A large pump, obviously...
    VPH-D
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    Use the pressure recommended by the tire...

    Use the pressure recommended by the tire manufacturer. Those low pressures listed in riders manuals are completely off base for modern tires.
    VPH-D
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    The crankcases, oil pump, barrels, heads, trans...

    The crankcases, oil pump, barrels, heads, trans case, and lid were wrinkle paint. The edges of the head fins were ground off, not sanded, looks like a burr was used to remove the black paint. The...
  19. Thread: Cams

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    The Andrews J cam works well in Panheads. VPH-D

    The Andrews J cam works well in Panheads.
    VPH-D
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    The parts you are looking for have been obsolete...

    The parts you are looking for have been obsolete since the mid 70s. An alternative would be to use Progressive Suspension shocks.
    VPH-D
  21. Thread: Ft. Sutter meet

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    Ft. Sutter meet

    Got home Sunday night after a day of flying all over the western US. The wife and I had a great time meeting new folks, and yakking it up with old pals. The Ft Sutter people put on a great show, and...
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    I forgot about the backwards master link, that...

    I forgot about the backwards master link, that trick has worked for me in the past.
    VPH-D
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    I think you'll have clearance problems with...

    I think you'll have clearance problems with anything other a plain Diamond chain.
    VPH-D
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    IIRC, we had one of those on the floor. Most...

    IIRC, we had one of those on the floor. Most customers found the paint scheme kinda ugly. We eventually sold the bike to Pete Heinz, former chief judge.
    VPH-D
  25. Thread: 46 Knuck

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    I've had belt drives on several Panheads for...

    I've had belt drives on several Panheads for years. Pulley alignment during installation is crucial to satisfactory belt life. Make sure you have enough play in the belt, as the pulleys swell up as...
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