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  1. I just got one, it was about mcppy but not from...

    I just got one, it was about mcppy but not from mcppy, here it is:

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    Hello,

    I would like to know if you can tell me if I should be cautious doing business with the...
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    That's where I was headed Tom, finally fitting...

    That's where I was headed Tom, finally fitting the engine/gearbox into the frame with the wheel to see how everything lines up. The kicker stud that was in there originally was offset and brazed in...
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    Dana, that is awesome! So my spacer is also...

    Dana, that is awesome! So my spacer is also .570, my bearing is .394, but my sprocket is .276 on the splines. I didn't consider the sprocket (of course!) and I noticed that Greer sprockets are flat...
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    Thanks Dana, very helpful! I'm going to proceed...

    Thanks Dana, very helpful! I'm going to proceed by using Tom's idea to adjust the depth of the spacer collar.

    The sprocket will seat fully into the splines (needs to be tapped on lightly to fully...
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    I donít know! Same shaft, same drive gear, same...

    I donít know! Same shaft, same drive gear, same chain sprocket, same nut to hold on the sprocket, new but same dimension bearing, new but same dimension collar. Oh, and Iím new...I wasnít there...
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    Thanks Tom, if I reduce the spacer collar then...

    Thanks Tom, if I reduce the spacer collar then that would do it. My mistake is that I didnít pay attention when I took it apart, but I am reusing most of the original parts. Bearings are new and I...
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    I'm a little stumped at the moment and hoping...

    I'm a little stumped at the moment and hoping someone can set me straight. I'm reassembling the gearbox and hoping to set main shaft end play but something's not right. When I mount the chain...
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    Steve, if it were me and I could get the bike...

    Steve, if it were me and I could get the bike started, then I’d warm it up for while and start fiddling with the carburetor adjustments. Low speed needle first, then high speed. Two weeks is a...
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    Jerry, the front (on my Ď46) only comes out after...

    Jerry, the front (on my Ď46) only comes out after I reduce tire pressure to almost nothing. The rear doesnít have that problem....but if Iím rotating front to rear and vice versa then they both have...
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    The Yuasa book, 6V page: ...

    The Yuasa book, 6V page:

    https://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o554/harryjroberts/Yuasa%20book.jpg
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    Tom, I don't think that'll fit! The Yuasa book...

    Tom, I don't think that'll fit! The Yuasa book shows it to measure 6 1/8 L x 2 1/4 W x 4 9/16 H and the shell is not long enough for the 6 1/8.

    The 12V I put in my shell is 5 5/16 Long and it's...
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    Tom, I put a Yuasa 12ah in there, but I had to...

    Tom, I put a Yuasa 12ah in there, but I had to cut the bottom of the battery shell out and the battery rests on a rubber mat, you cannot see the false bottom. It's a Yuasa YB12AL-A (because I'm...
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    Jim, we started riding together because heís...

    Jim, we started riding together because heís local and rode a mid-60ís BMW. Last fall we went out and the Beemer had a final drive grinding and failure ...and heís been ďwaiting for partsĒ... my...
  14. John, just so there's no misunderstanding, I'm...

    John, just so there's no misunderstanding, I'm not aware of any options for headlamps in 1946. I've always assumed my headlamp was a replacement somewhere along the way because like you I've only...
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    Whoa, cornering on walnuts, not for the faint of...

    Whoa, cornering on walnuts, not for the faint of heart! Plunking off the helmet, either!
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    Jason, do it! My good friend with a '41 Chief up...

    Jason, do it! My good friend with a '41 Chief up and moved... and sold his Chief! My main riding companion now is a friend riding an FJR Yamaha... he politely insists that I lead!

    See what I...
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    Dale, I know you're not supposed to negotiate...

    Dale, I know you're not supposed to negotiate with hostage takers, but Photobucket came out with some revised plans (after the huge ransoms they were demanding!) so I stuck with them for $30 per...
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    Today was 55 degrees or so, but bundle up and go...

    Today was 55 degrees or so, but bundle up and go is my motto (sometimes). Fall riding is great, the bike runs well and the scenery is good! Someday I'll properly restore this Chief...until then I...
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    Great photos Dale!

    Great photos Dale!
  20. I’ve got a Westinghouse 4030 that originally came...

    I’ve got a Westinghouse 4030 that originally came in the Dietz-type shell (not Motolamp) of my ‘46. I don’t use it because I had Indian Frank change my generator to 12v.
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    All helpful Bubbalowe, thanks! I discovered a...

    All helpful Bubbalowe, thanks! I discovered a broken coil in my rear suspension last winter on one side when I tore down the rear suspension...replaced the spring and this season my Chief tracks so...
  22. Jason, I figured that if you rode to Key West...

    Jason, I figured that if you rode to Key West from PA, and back, knowing how you ride your Chief lots of miles, then you might have likely ridden to the UP of Michigan and done the whole route!
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  23. Thanks for the pictures Jason! (...did you...

    Thanks for the pictures Jason!

    (...did you ride your Chief to Key West?)
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    Whoa... 303 Autolite plugs work well in my...

    Whoa... 303 Autolite plugs work well in my Chief...don’t go bad mouthin’ my plug choice!

    In spite of two of the most knowledgeable vintage bike guys you’re likely to ever hear from, and they may...
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    The special bolt that retains the pinion gear was...

    The special bolt that retains the pinion gear was mangled up something terrible, I wasn't certain if it was a bolt or nut and I wasn't looking forward to taking it off. But it really wasn't a...
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