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    Dear Johnny, nice to hear from you again and hope...

    Dear Johnny, nice to hear from you again and hope you are still having fun with old bikes. Our judging system does not require a title on the bike, and for pre-1970 Harleys we spend a lot of time...
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    The VLs do run hotter than the later bikes, and...

    The VLs do run hotter than the later bikes, and you need to be careful to watch out for low fuel levels on a hot day, overfilled tank and clear tank cap vents. In 1932 the left tank fuel line runs...
  3. That's a high engine number, so maybe among the...

    That's a high engine number, so maybe among the last of the 6800 Big Twin U flatheads made that year. Do you have a title? Does it have the one-year cylinders? If you have other priorities, leave it...
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    With the bulbs popping I'd also check the ground...

    With the bulbs popping I'd also check the ground connections. I've just spent more time than I wanted on a VL circuit breaker, where the whole system relies on a piece of cardboard to insulate the...
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    Dear Artur, Krys Pedryc is our Polish AMCA...

    Dear Artur, Krys Pedryc is our Polish AMCA Ambassador and a member of the Indian Club also, so he should be able to help you. Nice bike!
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    I'm sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I worked...

    I'm sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I worked with him numerous times on the judging field and the Board, and he worked hard for our Club over many years.
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    And don't forget to check the length of both high...

    And don't forget to check the length of both high and low speed needles, as various types are out there and small differences have a big effect.
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    I think 1941 was the first year for the ally...

    I think 1941 was the first year for the ally heads, so at least you won't have young kids pointing at you and shaking their heads as you drive down the street. I've got 8.2 ally heads on my 35VLDD...
  9. Nice looking gearbox. It looks like the main gear...

    Nice looking gearbox. It looks like the main gear will go back in with oversize rollers, but many are putting in sealed bearings. The bearing collar does not always come easily off the main gear, and...
  10. The 4 speed/reverse VL gearbox book is full of...

    The 4 speed/reverse VL gearbox book is full of pictures, and still available on eBay or through the VL Heaven Website, but not Amazon. It's $25 including worldwide postage, so not a big profit item,...
  11. Yes, and you need my book 'Exotic Harley-Davidson...

    Yes, and you need my book 'Exotic Harley-Davidson VL Gearboxes', (yes, really), available on eBay or through VL Heaven.
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    An old tip from Harley is to deal with the mastic...

    An old tip from Harley is to deal with the mastic inside the coil slumping down to cover the contacts. Find a piece of copper tubing the same diameter as the plug wires, cut saw teeth in one end, and...
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    The early VLs took the four 'towel rail'...

    The early VLs took the four 'towel rail' saddlebag hangers, and I've seen these on a 36VL so I think they were used throughout for the utility bags. The half moon saddlebag hangers seem to have come...
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    I never thought I'd get on my high horse about...

    I never thought I'd get on my high horse about originality, but the Harley black book says just 420 1941 ULH bikes were built, so there are probably under 40 left in the world today. I'm available to...
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    The compression ratio of a 41ULH with the high...

    The compression ratio of a 41ULH with the high compression (8.2) heads is the same as a 36VLH at 5.8 to one, so not so scary. The flatheads don't kick back on starting like the overhead valve models...
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    You'd need 12 volt electrics as well. The Big...

    You'd need 12 volt electrics as well. The Big Twin flatheads are usually easy and reliable starters, and the 41ULH is a desirable model, so I'd practice on something else first.
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    Back to the topic, and who is going to start...

    Back to the topic, and who is going to start compiling a knucklehead register? I understand the 1936 knuck register ran into problems after duplicate engine numbers started appearing.
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    The VL Register has been running 20 years, and...

    The VL Register has been running 20 years, and lists about 3% of the 43,500 Big Twin flathead bikes built 1930-36, including many that are just motors or crankcases. Some owners are reluctant to...
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    I heard there were 1800 1936 knuckleheads built,...

    I heard there were 1800 1936 knuckleheads built, of which 2000 survive...
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    Thanks for the nice words guys. That bike is on...

    Thanks for the nice words guys. That bike is on the back cover of Volume 1 of The VL Years, and also featured in the Antique Motorcycle article '100 mph on a VL' from a while back. That stock 1930...
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    Here's a picture of a repro set on my 1930 VL a...

    Here's a picture of a repro set on my 1930 VL a few years ago, with repro bags from the Carolinas I think.25488

    They still appear in the 1941 accessory catalog as the Utility Saddle Bags, priced...
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    Dear John, going into judging mode, the kicker...

    Dear John, going into judging mode, the kicker pedal rubbers were tapered until about 1934.
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    The 7 bolt VL heads take the 0228 washer with the...

    The 7 bolt VL heads take the 0228 washer with the 1936 9 bolt heads taking the 0232. It looks like you're trying the later washers for the aluminium heads.
  24. You can disassemble the forks, carefully of...

    You can disassemble the forks, carefully of course, by lying them flat on the floor and slowly loosening the top nuts. The nuts and springs will fly across the floor, so have something like a blanket...
  25. Yup, my first Harley was a 1934 VLD too. It's a...

    Yup, my first Harley was a 1934 VLD too. It's a milestone bike with the 36 horsepower engine and the full-on Art Deco styling, plus easy to restore and a blast to ride. Keep having fun with old bikes!
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