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  1. Thread: early sidecar

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    Hello Ryan , Yes I believe so but not just for us...

    Hello Ryan , Yes I believe so but not just for us , there are many other countries that drive on the left so there was plenty of prospective buyers for left hand chairs . I am still not sure of the...
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    try again...

    try again ?https://oi598.photobucket.com/albums/tt69/kenanlin/IMG_4106_zps4val8w9q.jpg
  3. Thread: early sidecar

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    Just goes to show there are American bike nuts...

    Just goes to show there are American bike nuts all over the world .
    Best of luck with your project Juha and thanks Chris about photobucket , might have a go next time although complicated enough...
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    Hello Juha , that looks a good project . Best of...

    Hello Juha , that looks a good project . Best of luck with it , what's the bike look like ?? how about some pics of that too .
    Here are some pics of my '16 Excelsior with the sidecar (shown...
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    Hello Eric , yes , always nice to read what...

    Hello Eric , yes , always nice to read what others are doing and trying to help and advise , had a nice ride today around tiny coutry lanes and small villages decked with Christmas lights and...
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    Hello Gene , Yes , early and late mix ,...

    Hello Gene ,
    Yes , early and late mix , unfortunately have to modify the fender to suit the later front end , out this morning on our annual Boxing Day Run , at least it's dry out there ! Ken
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    Hello Gene , Thanks BUT tis you who ride on...

    Hello Gene ,
    Thanks BUT tis you who ride on the wrong side of the road and fit the bike to the ''pretty side'' of the bike !! Anyway , I had to make and adapt some fittings I had and it worked out...
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    Thanks for that history , very interesting , I...

    Thanks for that history , very interesting , I have a 40 rear and 21 front which I'll try first otherwise means buying another which will do if I think I need to , you've certainly had time to sort...
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    Hello Gene , so glad the old girl did well (and...

    Hello Gene , so glad the old girl did well (and the Chief) , I have a Princess sidecar to fit , had it on my 101 but is really too heavy for the poor old Scout hauling my old girl and camping gear !!...
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    Hello Gene , well done on the Cannonball and...

    Hello Gene , well done on the Cannonball and thanks for your comments . I have asked for .0045 clearance , would you advise .0065+ , using modern aluminium pistons ? I agree with the smaller bore if...
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    Thanks Tom , I did ask about brazing them but...

    Thanks Tom , I did ask about brazing them but they didn't want to in case of distortion !! but I will ask again and also about the Nikasil . Best wishes , Ken
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    Things going slow as have other stuff to do but...

    Things going slow as have other stuff to do but have built up the crank assembly with new Truit&Osborne/Kiwi wheels and that went together with new shafts really well and virtually spot on accurate ,...
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    Thanks Rob , yes would be nice to be able to get...

    Thanks Rob , yes would be nice to be able to get new cylinders , mine are standard bore and have been rebored 20 thou which still leaves gouge marks . I'll ask the firm doing the rebore if they can...
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    1923 Chief rebore ?

    Hello , does anyone know the maximum rebore that is safe on a blind bore 1923 Chief 74 inch please ??
    Mine has nasty gudgeon pin lines that a previous rider ignored and kept running .
    Many thanks...
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    1923 Chief rebore ?

    Hello , does anyone know the maximum rebore that is safe on a blind bore 1923 Chief 74 inch please ??
    Many thanks and have a great Christmas and lotsa nice Rides in 2019 . Ken
  16. Thread: Pierce

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    Pierce

    Just off chance , has anyone any spare Pierce cylinders , had a flange break off earlier today when running in the garage . This is the second time it's happened (different cylinder) and wonder if...
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    Thanks Gene , I'll probably try and seal...

    Thanks Gene ,
    I'll probably try and seal the gearbox and use heavier oil in there , good to know about the modern lip seal mod as mine has the narrower bearing .
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    Hello Gene , Many thanks for your info and...

    Hello Gene ,

    Many thanks for your info and your welcome advice . I'm hoping to hear from Kent soon and hope he has what I need .

    I'm yet to sample the joys of an early Chief so cannot...
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    Thanks Mike for your wishes , I have had a chat...

    Thanks Mike for your wishes , I have had a chat with Kent and am sending him my wish list , he says he can help with most . I'm in Canada at the mo so am not able to do anything apart from search...
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    I had a Harley J outfit many years ago and loved...

    I had a Harley J outfit many years ago and loved it , had many outfits since , one of the longest running being a Harley 45 but really looking forward to getting the Chief done .
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    Hello Eric , many thanks for your informative...

    Hello Eric , many thanks for your informative answer , I'll give Kent a ring tomorrow . We all make mistakes in our hobby with letting things go and regretting it , I regret getting rid of many bikes...
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    1920's Chief parts wanted

    I have just bought a basket case 1923 ish 74'' Chief with a few things missing , can anyone help with the following , there is a longer list but these are required so I can start on engine rebuild...
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    I think the early engineers that only had limited...

    I think the early engineers that only had limited knowledge and little experience deserve much respect from us , I don't expect they ever thought their machines would be running in 100+ years . I...
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    Ha Ha , same problem , ME !! The problem I found...

    Ha Ha , same problem , ME !! The problem I found was the exhaust camshaft did not return properly and left the valves whisper thin open but enough to stop the motor starting , anyway all sorted now...
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    Starting easily now and running nice , still...

    Starting easily now and running nice , still needs a little fettling etc , see on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfE6RTeUeqs&feature=youtu.be
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