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    The parts with flats on opposite sides are axle...

    The parts with flats on opposite sides are axle sleeves.
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  3. you'll be sitting on at least a few items before...

    you'll be sitting on at least a few items before they move at top dollar.

    The good stuff will go immediately, and some part of the additional return (over selling it as a bike) will be on your...
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    The question used to be not "can they do good...

    The question used to be not "can they do good work?", but "will they do good work for you?".
    Two different answers way too common.
  5. Only 1937 U, UL cylinders are 3-5/16" bore...

    Only 1937 U, UL cylinders are 3-5/16" bore (3.3125", same as EL) as always for 74" U, UL, but use the 120-37/371 13 fin casting otherwise only found on 1937-41 80" UH, ULH with 3-27/64" bore...
  6. Thread: Oil change

    by kitabel
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    "W" is not weight, it's winter: the oil viscosity...

    "W" is not weight, it's winter: the oil viscosity when it's cold = 23 F.
    Just a rumor: "The 1st number in the oil viscosity is the time it takes, in seconds, for cold oil to reach everywhere in the...
  7. Thread: 1941 ulh heads

    by kitabel
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    Early V-Twin heads are easy to identify. Examine...

    Early V-Twin heads are easy to identify.
    Examine the gasket surface - is it flat, smooth, with no imperfections? That's not his.
    His look like the gasket surface was prepared by dragging it across...
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    If there's any wiggle room, the shafts will try...

    If there's any wiggle room, the shafts will try to approach each other, and the belt will march outward in its quest to hide in the grass.
    Pay particular attention to the holes in the frame,...
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    Many belts are thrown by misalignment of the...

    Many belts are thrown by misalignment of the sprocket shaft and transmission mainshaft (which must be parallel).
    The belt guide doesn't prevent this - but slices the belt to pieces as it passes by.
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    Do you have the correct carburetor including...

    Do you have the correct carburetor including venturi and main nozzle?
    Float material?
    Float setting?
    Vacuum leak (throttle shaft)?
    Vacuum leak (manifold, nipples)?
    Spark setting?
    Plug gap?
  11. Thread: 1941 ulh heads

    by kitabel
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    The ideal static compression ratio is not fixed,...

    The ideal static compression ratio is not fixed, even for a specific engine type. The CR is a balance between cylinder pressure (small chamber volume) and high RPM flow between the intake valve and...
  12. Thread: 1941 ulh heads

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    All H-D sidevalve engines have quench, it's just...

    All H-D sidevalve engines have quench, it's just not very effective because of sloppy tolerances and head gasket thickness variations. Some U series as loose as .080" between negative deck clearance...
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    UL - knucklehead: same pattern, same height...

    UL - knucklehead: same pattern, same height difference fronts/rears
    VL - knucklehead/UL: different pattern, same height difference fronts/rears
    Panhead/shovelhead - knucklehead: same pattern,...
  14. Thread: 911

    by kitabel
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    I was around the corner in lower Manhattan during...

    I was around the corner in lower Manhattan during the Fraunces Tavern bombing (Puerto Rican separatists) in 1975.
    I watched the trial of El Sayyid Nosair (shot Rabbi Kahane) across the street from...
  15. Thread: 911

    by kitabel
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    What do you think is happening today in Riyadh,...

    What do you think is happening today in Riyadh, Kuwait City, Beirut, the Palestinian Authority, Cairo, Damascus, islamabad?
    Laughter.
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    If you're satisfied that the actual seated and...

    If you're satisfied that the actual seated and full open spring tension are within limits excess coil bind distance is harmless.
    The assembled distance is only useful if you are using a spring with...
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    I'm sorry I haven't been following this closely....

    I'm sorry I haven't been following this closely.
    .350" to coil bind is way, way more than any safety margin I ever heard of, like 5 times too much. It won't hurt anything, but how do you know you...
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    The height difference is .125" (5.530" vs....

    The height difference is .125" (5.530" vs. 5.405"), which may cause piston to valve or piston to head contact.
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    The front brake always does most of the work.

    The front brake always does most of the work.
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    If the buyer were going to buy an existing H-D...

    If the buyer were going to buy an existing H-D product otherwise, the profit is limited to the difference between the OHV and what they were going to buy. If they were going to buy an EL they lose...
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    there were no problems with the first VL's ...

    there were no problems with the first VL's

    Sarcasm, I assume?
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    Their greed prevented them from asking the...

    Their greed prevented them from asking the all-important questions. But then, Ford made the same mistake in 1958...

    1. Major marketing rule still true after 100 years: if you build something new,...
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    One factor to consider: do you have enough ground...

    One factor to consider: do you have enough ground clearance (large front tire diameter, extended front end) to use a "drag pipe" that fits under the frame and will reduce cornering clearance, or are...
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    "Made in Germany" I like, but "not a non-domestic...

    "Made in Germany" I like, but "not a non-domestic product"?
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    This is the place to begin if the transmission is...

    This is the place to begin if the transmission is still using the original internal gear set, with 3.00:1 1st gear. If it has the "close ratio" 2.45:1 or 2.60:1 low gear (Andrews, etc. - not OEM for...
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