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  1. Does it run with the choke partially closed?

    Does it run with the choke partially closed?
  2. Spark is way retarded.

    Spark is way retarded.
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    Photos of new alloy UL cylinders

    http://www.hydra-glide.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18544&sid=5351cee75ceb7db740abbbf81a50c50d
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    Compression tested with the engine warm, the...

    Compression tested with the engine warm, the other plug removed, and throttle held open?
    The expected reading is (roughly) the static compression ratio X 15 (hot cam) to 20 (mild cam), and FLH @...
  5. What I might expect to see (but do not) is a...

    What I might expect to see (but do not) is a dodge used by bad businesses to settle the matter to their own benefit.
    "I'm sending you a release and waiver which you must sign before a Notary and...
  6. There are no hard & fast rules in State Civil...

    There are no hard & fast rules in State Civil Court with regard to recovering attorney's fees and court costs (Federal generally allows this).
    However, I don't see anything immoral or devious if you...
  7. I'm just telling you what the District Attorney...

    I'm just telling you what the District Attorney and police may say. An example of how they may respond to your accusation:
    "What part of your original conversation (prior to sending the work)...
  8. First: I agree, it's criminal behavior. But... I...

    First: I agree, it's criminal behavior.
    But... I prefer not to use the term "fraud", as its legal meaning is quite different from the descriptions posted here.
    Fraud is defined as:
    1. something...
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    Have you measured the nuts across the flats and...

    Have you measured the nuts across the flats and the port ID? I did this in P/Shop, and the silver nut appears larger in both dims.
    These may be V, VC, VR (smaller, 1-7/8" nut) and VL, VLD, VLH...
  10. Thread: Cams

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    That's a typo. Andrews identifies that as a...

    That's a typo. Andrews identifies that as a knucklehead cam with .368" lobe height and 278 degrees duration @ .053" lift.
    From AP http://www.andrewsproducts.com/motorcycle-parts/2017-catalog:...
  11. Thread: Cams

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    Not listed currently. What grind number?

    Not listed currently. What grind number?
  12. If only money was the penalty for good...

    If only money was the penalty for good work........
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    On occasion you may assemble a carburetor from...

    On occasion you may assemble a carburetor from unrelated parts, and use whatever bowl looks good, but even though complete interchange is possible they are not all alike.
    The bowl function is of...
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    Easy test for distortion, bending, etc. in steel...

    Easy test for distortion, bending, etc. in steel cages: face the open ends toward each other and rotate them so that the fingers enter the opposite slots. They should move freely to full depth w/o...
  15. Thread: Cams

    by kitabel
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    I have a "J" that I ran in my knuckle Yes, it...

    I have a "J" that I ran in my knuckle
    Yes, it fits, more or less, since the tooth count and journal sizes match.
    However, the "clock" positions of the lobes are very different than the panhead (and...
  16. Thread: Cams

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    The one you have, unless there's something wrong...

    The one you have, unless there's something wrong with it.
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    Thanks for posting that photo, never saw that...

    Thanks for posting that photo, never saw that before. Is that a military or H-D manual?
    But... can the distance from the edge of the bowl's needle compartment to the end of the airhorn really be...
  18. Female only has a window 25070

    Female only has a window

    25070
  19. Thread: L.A. Sleeve

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    The only bad outcome in which I know a LASCO...

    The only bad outcome in which I know a LASCO product was employed was several U/UL (11 fin, 120-38/381) cylinders, originally 3-5/16" bore, which had VL/UH/ULH sleeves (3-27/64" ID, 3-9/16" OD)...
  20. Thread: L.A. Sleeve

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    I would describe that finish as "10% knurled"

    I would describe that finish as "10% knurled"
  21. "he liked to do several identical motors in a...

    "he liked to do several identical motors in a batch"
    To me, this is good business practice - IF the customers know about it.
    Yet another example of "good technician, poor administrator". Not...
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    I suspect that some "unsuccessful" (some...

    I suspect that some "unsuccessful" (some vibration remains) balance jobs are not due to a bad choice of factor, but of:
    1. wheels are not true
    2. rod(s) are bent
    3. unreasonably high cruising RPM...
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    I agree, the "total the components" is not valid...

    I agree, the "total the components" is not valid if significant weight changes have been made.
    What % factor would I use in a 101? I would shamelessly copy whatever some known expert has used...
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    Congratulations on the progress and accumulated...

    Congratulations on the progress and accumulated wisdom.
    On the balancing: many motors removed from service will show holes drilled into the outer faces of the flywheels, since this is all that's...
  25. Thread: WL oil gauge

    by kitabel
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    These engines have very few pressurized plain...

    These engines have very few pressurized plain bearings (only in the cam cover), and run quite a while with very little oil (although obviously it's a bad idea).
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