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    I have a left hand shift on my chief, would that...

    I have a left hand shift on my chief, would that be the same as on a Scout?

    I was told what I have was a dealer installed option.
    Steve
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    That makes sense. I had adjusted it till I...

    That makes sense.

    I had adjusted it till I reached the 4-1/4" (Foot Shifter Housing to outer Edge of Chamfered Slot in the Clutch Activating Lever) and then moved on.
    Thanks
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    53 FLF Clutch Booster Setup

    I have adjusted the Clutch and Hand Clutch Booster per the HD manual. The 'Clutch Lever Rod Lock Nut" is threaded all the way in and there is still 1/2" of free movement between the "Clutch Lever...
  4. Thread: 53 Clutch

    by ssantelman
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    Rubone - The springs are just retainers, that is...

    Rubone - The springs are just retainers, that is the information I was lacking

    My clutch plates are 20+ years old, never been used. I am not sure if they are NOS or aftermarket, but its probably...
  5. Thread: 53 Clutch

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    53 Clutch

    When assembling the clutch plates into the shell, should they be soaked in oil and installed wet, or should they be assembled dry? The routing of engine oil to the primary chain and then on to the...
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    I am not as impressed with the saddle bag locking...

    I am not as impressed with the saddle bag locking mechanism as I was, still good to keep an honest person honest.

    With a thin screw driver the spring steel catch (mounted on the fender support)...
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    The badges are plated brass; I scratched the...

    The badges are plated brass; I scratched the plating next to the broken stud.

    I will open and flatten a bushing and try my hand at soldering a screw to it. Thanks for the insight.
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    The welders I know who TIG are shying away from...

    The welders I know who TIG are shying away from this one.

    I think I will take a hex bolt, 6-32, grind the head thickness down to about .030" and grind the broken stud off. Then I will epoxy the...
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    93' FLHS Saddle Bag Lock

    I know this MC does not meet the threshold, but the sooner I get it fixed the sooner I get back to important business.

    1993 was the first year for the saddle bag design where the lids are attached...
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    53' Fender Badge

    One of my OHV Deluxe fender Badges has a broken 6-32 stud. See the attached photo. The threaded piece on the right is a set screw.

    Any idea on how to repair this without destroying it in the...
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    Unfortunately I do not know of any available...

    Unfortunately I do not know of any available frames.
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    To the best information I have, it is a HD frame....

    To the best information I have, it is a HD frame.

    I had the frame blue printed by an old boy who had a frame straightening jig in exchange for some gun smithing. He reported back that it was...
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    Thanks for confirming the clearance is excessive...

    Thanks for confirming the clearance is excessive

    I have not changed the bushing (yet)

    After further inspection
    - there are two holes (near) 3:00 and 9:00
    - the bushing ID is 1.248 at...
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    '53 Seat Post Bushings

    I installed the Croft Seat Springs and everything stacked up like it was supposed to; thanks for the tip.

    The clearance between the seat post and the seat post bushing seems excessive at 1/16".
    ...
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    Thanks for the advice, I will follow your...

    Thanks for the advice, I will follow your recommendations.
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    '53 Seat Post Springs

    I am sorting through the springs for my seat post; 4 are intact and 2 are broken in multiple spots.

    I am 90% confident that the 3 Cushion Springs that are below the Plunger Lock Nut are intact. ...
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    The steel balls are free in the tubes above the...

    The steel balls are free in the tubes above the crimps. Both are lined up over the end of intake valve stem.

    Would it be considered sacrilege to use Permatex on the paper gasket between the Head...
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    Any tips on the oiler tubes? I have what appear...

    Any tips on the oiler tubes? I have what appear to be original equipment that direct oil over the rocker-arm valve stem interface.
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    Gorilla Glue it is, thanks for the explanations...

    Gorilla Glue it is, thanks for the explanations and tip.

    Can I install the rear rocker cover in the frame or does it need to be installed on the bench?
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    Rocker Arm Cover Pad

    I am assembling a 1953 FL. There are two 'Rocker Arm Cover Pad', p/n 17507-48; rectangular felt pads with two slot.

    What is their purpose and how do I attach them to the heads?

    Thanks
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I am definitely...

    Thanks for all the feedback. I am definitely armed with better information now.

    If I do not remove the lead from the dimples, I will shorten the screws so they do not extend through the badge...
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    New to the forum

    I have been a member of AMCA since the early 90's (#4239) but have not participated in the forum before.

    I have been riding 1947 Chief since 1990. Just finished rebuilding the engine after a...
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    Leaded 53 tanks

    1953 FL
    The sides of my tanks were filled with body filler lead with no tapped holes for the Harley Davidson emblems and bar. I think the sides should be recessed, steel brackets welded/soldered in...
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