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    No idea where the bar and shield came from but I...

    No idea where the bar and shield came from but I suspect it's as Robbie and duffey theorized (1970's). The material is plated tin, not spun brass. In the long run it doesn't matter. I'll just...
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    Yeah, it's homemade. A closer inspection shows...

    Yeah, it's homemade. A closer inspection shows that the HD logo is glued to the cap. I had to pry up on an end a bit with a fine pick but it eventually started to come up. It seemed unlikely that...
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    Harley Davidson Humidor

    I've had this sitting on a self for over 25 years. I bought it at an estate sale in Ohio. The cap with the HD logo appears to be a one piece affair and not just a HD badge attached to it. There is...
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    Hi Steve, Are you concerned with saving the...

    Hi Steve,
    Are you concerned with saving the paint job on the outside of the tank? If NOT I've had acceptable results by:

    1. Add a couple of hands full of dry wall screws to the tank and shake...
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    Joe, This is one of those questions that result...

    Joe,
    This is one of those questions that result in a bunch of different opinions, some of which are strongly held. But for what it's worth, I've used Valvoline SAE 50 VR1 racing oil in my unrestored...
  6. Hi William, I see you live in Western KY. I...

    Hi William,

    I see you live in Western KY. I live around (not in) Champaign, IL. Depending on where you live, it is likely a +4 hour drive to Central Illinois. If you want to take a rode trip...
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    Thanks Robbie.

    Thanks Robbie.
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    Thanks for the help. I'll see if I can locate...

    Thanks for the help. I'll see if I can locate another sleeve.

    Steve Slaminko
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    54 - 57 Handlebar grip sleeves

    I just installed the throttle and spark control cables into the handlebars on a 57 Panhead and connected them to the timer and carb. Both work smoothly however the spark control is backwards. When...
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    Thanks Robbie, I should have checked the...

    Thanks Robbie,

    I should have checked the Service Manual before posting. Live and learn (hopefully).

    Steve Slaminko
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    Panhead sidecar gearing

    I'm sure this has been discussed many times already but the search feature in the forum isn't very helpful.

    I'm going to be assembling a friends 49 Panhead. Part of the process involves...
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    Eric, I have a place in the dark part of my...

    Eric,
    I have a place in the dark part of my basement that I call "The Corner of Shame". That's where bikes go that I've become frustrated with either through my own short comings or other issued...
  13. Thanks Chris and Robbie! Steve Slaminko

    Thanks Chris and Robbie!

    Steve Slaminko
  14. Rear fender hinged rear section Model V to Model E

    Hello,

    Is the rear fender hinged rear section from a 1936 model V interchangeable with the same rear section from a 1936 to 1938 model E?

    Steve Slaminko
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    Hi Punky, Thanks for all you did to make the...

    Hi Punky,
    Thanks for all you did to make the 2019 Wauseon meet a success!

    Steve Slaminko
  16. Hi, I'm following your build. Thanks for taking...

    Hi,
    I'm following your build. Thanks for taking the time to share your project. Over the years I've rebuilt many basket cases including Indian Chiefs, and Harley J, V , E, F, and X's and have...
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    Welcome, Where are you located in Ohio? ...

    Welcome,

    Where are you located in Ohio?

    Steve Slaminko
    Ohio Valley Chapter
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    Hi, The installation of the buddy seat, T bar,...

    Hi,
    The installation of the buddy seat, T bar, spring/clip system is somewhat counter intuitive. I have a pdf file that explains and illustrates the installation but I can't seem to figure out how...
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    Will do Chuck! Thanks for the nice comments.

    Will do Chuck!
    Thanks for the nice comments.
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    Thanks for the pictures! That's my...

    Thanks for the pictures! That's my Daughter-In-Law kicking my sons 1966 XLCH. She normally rides a 1960 FLH but likes the Sporty just fine also.

    Steve Slaminko
    Ohio Valley Chapter
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    Hi Jim, The screw I removed holds something...

    Hi Jim,
    The screw I removed holds something called the "oil channel" inside the transmission. A BMW buddy of mine says it directs oil splash to a part of the trans assembly.
    It seems there's only...
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    Thanks Jim, That's where the vent is! Now it...

    Thanks Jim,

    That's where the vent is! Now it seems I've got a bigger problem due to my lack of knowledge on BMW's. The little screw I mentioned that I removed on the top right rear quadrant of...
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    Thanks Robbie, Today I looked for the vent on...

    Thanks Robbie,

    Today I looked for the vent on the transmission but was unable to locate anything that would serve as a vent. There was a small Phillips head screw under the air filter on the...
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    R75/7 Oil leak around shifter

    Last year my very oil tight BMW R75/7 started leaking oil around the gear shift lever where it goes through the case. I replaced the output shaft oil seal but I still have an oil leak. Today when I...
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    Wow! Great story and pictures. I've built lots...

    Wow! Great story and pictures. I've built lots of bikes over the years but never started with one quite as neglected as yours. I can sense your passion in you messages and have no doubt you'll...
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