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    My mechanic tried lapping the ball in the seat,...

    My mechanic tried lapping the ball in the seat, but the '48 Chief still wet sumps something fierce. It was suggested that I just buy a new pump. Clearly, this problem has not gone away.
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    World War display at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - Indian 841

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has a special display on World War II that will last until 12 January 2020. The exhibit started on June 6th.
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    Usually, short thread. A prior set of heads had...

    Usually, short thread. A prior set of heads had plug inserts that were fairly long; so, it made sense to use long thread plugs with those heads.
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    This is roughly a 2 1/2 mile round trip -- barely...

    This is roughly a 2 1/2 mile round trip -- barely enough to warm the engine oil on my '56 KHK. Next year, I plan to be retired from the practice of law so that I can be a full time biker and a part...
  5. Great photo. Glad you had a good ride for at...

    Great photo. Glad you had a good ride for at least 1/2 the trip and made it home OK. Now I am going to try to post my photo.
  6. I used to know how to post a photo, but now I...

    I used to know how to post a photo, but now I haven't a clue. I have a photo of me with my '56 Harley KHK at the law office where I still have conference room privileges. If I retire next month as...
  7. When you do, remember to protect the carpet if...

    When you do, remember to protect the carpet if the bike tends to drip. Also, I leave the power vent in the bathroom going continuously and the bathroom door ajar to remove all gasoline fumes.
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    Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day

    How about K models? My '60 CH is out of commission, but my '56 KHK runs great.
  9. Indian 841 photos and promotional description needed

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum asked me for representative photos and a 40-50 word description of the Indian 841 I will let them display. Does anyone have military training or promotion...
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    Is it possible that a 12V system will give a...

    Is it possible that a 12V system will give a hotter spark? If so, that might make for easier starting and smoother low speed running.
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    No. They are whatever LA Sleeve uses. I trust...

    No. They are whatever LA Sleeve uses.

    I trust LA Sleeve to use the best materials and techniques for installing the sleeve. I know the material has to be better than what Harley used in 1956. ...
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    BTW, I agree with Cotten that the CE end mount...

    BTW, I agree with Cotten that the CE end mount regulator generators are ugly. I just hope my good looks make up for it!
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    I am upgrading my 6V to a 12V system on my '48...

    I am upgrading my 6V to a 12V system on my '48 Chief. It's generator is now a Bosch from a VW that I have run since the '60s. I bought the Cycle Electric generator from Starklite instead of...
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    I am sleeving back to stock and using pistons...

    I am sleeving back to stock and using pistons from Enfield Racing. Hopefully, this will give me good compression and oil seal - and make for stronger cylinders - and not reduce heat transfer...
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    Maybe the Zenith Bendix carb is what my '60 CH...

    Maybe the Zenith Bendix carb is what my '60 CH needs to make it start more easily. It has an "E" S&S on it now.
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    Sorry it took ~10 years to get back to you, but I...

    Sorry it took ~10 years to get back to you, but I have been distracted. The clearance issue is that the CH was bought with a S&S carb that does not leave much room for the mag if an advance plate is...
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    It seems that introducing an electrical conductor...

    It seems that introducing an electrical conductor like graphite in an ignition switch might cause internal shorting. It may be better to use a lubricant that is designed for electrical switches.
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    It ran when recently reassembled; however, it...

    It ran when recently reassembled; however, it fouled the front plug quickly. Now, it does not start.
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    compression test for KHK

    What reading should we get when testing for compression? We got 25-30 psi for the rear cylinder and 0.0 psi for the front. I hope to use another testing gauge today to see if the problem is with...
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    https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/2...

    https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/26962221_1998595197046776_7283432510082817748_o.jpg?oh=d00b89c59efe053a9bffd21237c267c4&oe=5B23148E
    Here is a "different" Linkert. This decoratively...
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    Come on, who hasn't taken their Indian off road,...

    Come on, who hasn't taken their Indian off road, climbed a hill or two, and did a few jumps? My Chief survived my thrashing it around a motocross track with definite air time at the jumps. With its...
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    KHK intake manifold nut wrench

    Honest, I did search this forum to see if this has been covered, but could find nothing. I need an open end wrench for the intake manifold nuts on my 1956 KHK. It looks like it has an opening of...
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    Thank you for the suggestion. Tom LaFleur and I...

    Thank you for the suggestion. Tom LaFleur and I have discussed what needs to be done. I am having him send a re-worked pump for my bike so that I can be sure the cover is cut correctly for the...
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    No one has mentioned diesel engine oil use in...

    No one has mentioned diesel engine oil use in motorcycles. Supposedly, it has additives that make it superior to regular gasoline engine oil. To complicate this issue, the word is that federal...
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    Thank you for your input. I have replaced my...

    Thank you for your input. I have replaced my coil twice, with no improvement.
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