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    Its not about if somebody cheated, John.. Its...

    Its not about if somebody cheated, John..

    Its about how well they did it that counts.

    ...Cotten
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    I don't use emoticons, Folks. Just insert...

    I don't use emoticons, Folks.

    Just insert 'rolling eyes'.

    When I worked for an auto speed shop in the '80s, you weren't playing the game if you didn't at least try to ""cheat"".

    Its a lot...
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    I didn't say they weren't balancing holes, Chuck!...

    I didn't say they weren't balancing holes, Chuck!

    That's usually their intention, whether right or wrong.

    I just picked at your open female rod thing.
    The top of an open female rod only...
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    Exactly, Chuck! The rotating weight only...

    Exactly, Chuck!

    The rotating weight only becomes necessary when dealing with multiple-throw motors.
    (Because ya gotta fake it with bob weights..)

    If you know your reciprocating weight on a...
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    But the bottom of the rods, Chuck,.. Is...

    But the bottom of the rods, Chuck,..

    Is designated rotating weight;
    You balance to a percentage of the reciprocating mass.

    The tops of male and female rods are essentially the same.
    ...
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    I've fixed a few, Bubbalowe! Not a good idea....

    I've fixed a few, Bubbalowe!

    Not a good idea.

    ....Cotten
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    We certainly agree then, Kitabel,... This...

    We certainly agree then, Kitabel,...

    This stuff *moves* all the time.

    Except sitting in the garage.

    (Unless wrenched at... Then it moves all by itself.)

    ....Cotten
    PS: Face it for most...
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    The trick is keeping them parallel, Kitabel! ...

    The trick is keeping them parallel, Kitabel!

    Bumps happen.

    Really goosing it doesn't help either.

    Its a lot easier with a '65+ Indian-design cast primary. Except then they get hot.
    ...
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    There's about 150 Federally recognized fuel...

    There's about 150 Federally recognized fuel additives, Folks!

    Usually you get your dose out of the pump.

    Can anyone explain why we need more?

    Thanks in advance as always..

    ....Cotten
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    Belts, Militaryrider,... Require an oil seal...

    Belts, Militaryrider,...

    Require an oil seal upon your motor sprocket shaft.

    That way, when it sumps while sitting, it can fill the cases all the way up.

    ....Cotten
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    That's still too much to pay, Lipdog.. For...

    That's still too much to pay, Lipdog..

    For extra octane that just goes out the tailpipe of a flatty.

    I bet a juice glass of it topping off an OHV's tank of regular makes it run as well as pure...
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    Seriously, Folks. HDs and Indians started the...

    Seriously, Folks.

    HDs and Indians started the same: Both damn easy honest!...

    When everything's in order.

    If it don't, then its broken: Fix it.

    ....Cotten
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    I usually have to weld out the LS detente ball,...

    I usually have to weld out the LS detente ball, Harry!

    Only if its frozen, of course...

    The choke detente always makes an escape.

    ....Cotten
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    You will need a screwdriver, Lipdog! ...Cotten...

    You will need a screwdriver, Lipdog!

    ...Cotten
    PS: Here the collar is called a "spring seat".
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    Ethanol is both good and bad, Lipdog! Its...

    Ethanol is both good and bad, Lipdog!

    Its digestive and corrosive, but its critical for octane in USA fuels. (Stupid politicians...)

    It makes the injector cleaners and detergents in fuels more...
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    Lipdog! Please make certain that your LS...

    Lipdog!

    Please make certain that your LS needle is 3.5" long, the spring in the knob is on top of the needle, and the lift spring collar is in place with the flat side down.

    I send M344s out...
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    Lipdog! Carbs are easy. Manifolds are not:...

    Lipdog!

    Carbs are easy. Manifolds are not: Http://virtualindian.org/11techleaktest.html

    Please feel free to ask any and all questions as they arise.

    And Good Luck, plus Patience...
    ...
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    Advance "nearly all the way", and then start the...

    Advance "nearly all the way", and then start the engine?

    I dunno, Paul.

    My ankle hurts just thinking about it.

    Should I read any farther?

    ....Cotten
    PS: Doh!
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    Stan! Did you bubble-test at a full 15psi,...

    Stan!

    Did you bubble-test at a full 15psi, using a constant, regulated air supply?

    Sorry I had to ask, but hand pumps, shop vacs, and air mattress pumps give false negatives.

    ....Cotten
    PS:...
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    Whadjagedouttait, Craig? If I may ask... (You...

    Whadjagedouttait, Craig?

    If I may ask... (You can tell I've been out of wheeler-dealerin' a while.)

    Thanks again,

    ....Cotten
    PS: I've got a lot in it, now.
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    Gérald! Doesn't PayPal have a recourse for...

    Gérald!

    Doesn't PayPal have a recourse for you?

    ....Cotten
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    What's this one for, Folks? Its seven inches...

    What's this one for, Folks?

    Its seven inches by three and a half;

    Thanks in advance!

    ....Cotten
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    Didn't you say the 303s were 'resistors', Lipdog?...

    Didn't you say the 303s were 'resistors', Lipdog?

    Fouling is not normal for an old Indian with a Linkert.

    If it were oil pushed past the rings, they will always look wet.
    If they are...
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    I take it you're past the "dream" stage, Chip? ...

    I take it you're past the "dream" stage, Chip?

    They are all like buckets o' chicken: Pieces 'n' parts.

    ....Cotten
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    What's worse, Mick,.. Are the "beanpot"...

    What's worse, Mick,..

    Are the "beanpot" reproductions shown on ebay with a float installed upside down.
    Some totally whacked for OHVs...

    (Contrary to popular legend, they do NOT have a larger...
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