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    Harley Davidson Formula Plus. Made for primaries...

    Harley Davidson Formula Plus. Made for primaries and wet clutches.
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    Thanks again guys for chiming in. Yellow53, you...

    Thanks again guys for chiming in. Yellow53, you are very observant. The rod is a recent replacement that I got from Jerry Greer's and it is longer than the one that came on the bike. They say it...
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    I have read that portion of the riders...

    I have read that portion of the riders instruction book over and over. I remove the clutch rod, turn the clutch worm all the way to the right so it should be fully engaged, then set my arm at 2:00. ...
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    The clutch brake was not installed. The restorer...

    The clutch brake was not installed. The restorer felt they are trouble and can cause issues. As far as storing the bike all those years with the clutch disengaged, it could have happened but I...
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    Clutch sliipage on '53 Chief.

    Hey everybody, it has been awhile since I posted last. Michigan weather is amazing this weekend and I wanted to try out the new clutch rod I installed over the winter on the Chief, mine was bent. ...
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    Thanks Yellowchief, I at least feel better that...

    Thanks Yellowchief, I at least feel better that this is not specific to my bike. I feel as if my front end is functioning properly and do not seem to have any play in the front end that is allowing...
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    Issues with Hydraulic Forks on '53 Chief.

    Had a quick question regarding my '53 Chief and it's hydraulic forks. The bikes was restored a number of years ago and ridden very little. I have been showing and riding the bike and enjoying it...
  8. Thread: Wauseon

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    Without a doubt this meet is pretty much over by...

    Without a doubt this meet is pretty much over by mid afternoon on Saturday. Sunday morning when the judging occurs the place is a ghost town.

    Anybody know when the memorial ride is on Saturday...
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    I agree, wonderful event, great weather. Thanks...

    I agree, wonderful event, great weather. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it so special. The Reading MC Club was awesome to visit with the ARM races and the show on Saturday was the biggest...
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    More info needed on Oley meet.

    I'm planning on going to Oley this year. I have been there in the past for the Triumph National rally but never the AMCA meet. I assume judging is Saturday? Is there camping or do most do hotels with...
  11. If the fender has the back up strip and spot...

    If the fender has the back up strip and spot welds but no visible seam, is it original or does that mean it is a re poped fender?

    Jeff
  12. Tom you are correct, the Hatfield book does show...

    Tom you are correct, the Hatfield book does show the squared off front of the fender and there is a reflection that appears to show the seam, thanks.

    Jeff
  13. Seam on Rear Fender of '53 Chief, Correct or Not?

    So had the '53 Chief judged at Freemont and it did well but one question that came up was if the seam on the rear fender is correct. Just above and to the left of where the speedo cable exits the...
  14. Beautiful '47, love the blue. It looks show...

    Beautiful '47, love the blue. It looks show ready so if you have put that many miles on it, you truly know how to detail a bike. How does the tote bag attach to the rack? I'm looking for something...
  15. Thanks for getting back with me guys. I have...

    Thanks for getting back with me guys. I have watched the video and it's very informative as to what all is going on in the tranny. I am not sure I would take a rebuild like that on myself but it...
  16. Bill-Thanks for responding. I did remove the...

    Bill-Thanks for responding. I did remove the detent spring and it feels very strong and consistent but I don't have a reference to compare it to. Funny that screwing it in doesn't seem to change how...
  17. Went for a quick ride tonight before dark to see...

    Went for a quick ride tonight before dark to see if cleaning the front tire tread blocks worked and the bike felt much better leaned over. I ran some scotch brite over the tire to get the armor all...
  18. So the stud is long enough to go all the way...

    So the stud is long enough to go all the way through the engine cases from distributor side to carb side? If all I need is a new stud I'll order from Greer's. Thx
  19. Brief test ride today on the '53 Chief, A few issues I could us help with please.

    Strangely nice day today for Michigan in December, wrapped up a number of projects on the '53 Chief and had to get it out for a test run to see how I did with my little projects I have been working...
  20. The chief has had 370 miles put on it in the last...

    The chief has had 370 miles put on it in the last 7 years and I put 50 of those on it. I plan on riding it so good to take pictures now. I don't plan on putting a lot of miles on it but it's...
  21. Just watched the Kiwi video and I see now how he...

    Just watched the Kiwi video and I see now how he does I, Yamabond on the worm seal ring. I'm going to try that with a new O ring. The Kiwi site is a great resource for us newbies.
  22. I'd like to dig this old thread up again and ask...

    I'd like to dig this old thread up again and ask for additional guidance on a leak on the '53 Chief around the clutch worm. It is the only place the bike leaks and it only leaks when being ridden. ...
  23. Thanks, yes clutch control is the key for sure. ...

    Thanks, yes clutch control is the key for sure. One thing I found is that I was having a hard time trying to keep my foot on both the front and rear pedal at the same time to rock the pedal for a...
  24. New Chief in the shop, anxious for next summer before winter even begins.

    I want to thank every one who was patient with me and all my newbie questions about different Chiefs I was considering. In the end I went with a bike I never envisioned for my self. I was...
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    This is yet another eBay bike that is interesting...

    This is yet another eBay bike that is interesting but strange. Someone goes to the trouble many years ago to restore a bike but never drives it. Serial number shows the B not with the usual letter...
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