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  1. "Lastly anyone know of factual evidence that an...

    "Lastly anyone know of factual evidence that an Electronic Ignition improves seat-of-the-pants performance on and old bike VS a properly tuned point system? I know theoretically it should improve it...
  2. In my opinion, the best way to experience the...

    In my opinion, the best way to experience the Great City of Chicago is by motorcycle, early in the morning on a weekend. The natives are sleeping off the excesses of the previous night and traffic...
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    I'll check them out - thanks

    I'll check them out - thanks
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    source for 101 scout tank decals

    I'm looking for a fresh set of accurate decals. Anybody know who makes them now?

    Thanks,
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    Super X streamline fork 1929-31

    I'm looking for a fork for a 1929-31 Super X, the streamline model. I have a 1928 29 flat tank fork to trade, or I'll buy yours outright.

    Pm me.

    Thanks,
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    Eric, The text above is part of an article...

    Eric,

    The text above is part of an article written by John Gerber and published originally in 2001. It can be found here in it's entirety:

    http://www.heinkeltourist.com/heinkelUSAhistory.htm
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    During the shop's last years, Marsh spent more...

    During the shop's last years, Marsh spent more time in the tavern than in the shop and the business was run largely in a drunken stupor. Triangle's problems were further exacerbated by Marsh's...
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    More: Triangle also continued as another...

    More:

    Triangle also continued as another marginalized motorcycle dealership until it went out of business in the 1980's. During the 1970's, a trip to Triangle was like a trip through a time warp...
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    Most of has been sold on ebay and is in other...

    Most of has been sold on ebay and is in other peoples garages and basements.

    Here is an article on Triangle, published on a Heinkel Tourist website. Apparently, in addition to having some of...
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    The early fours had what I call a 'bridge'...

    The early fours had what I call a 'bridge' intake. The cylinders are cast individually, and the manifold is a single casting that bridges all four cylinders. The 4 cylinders are each bolted to the...
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    Tom, Is that single stage, and what color was...

    Tom,

    Is that single stage, and what color was the primer? Beautiful work, by the way.

    Thanks,

    Alex
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    I have a one piece on my '46, and nothing could...

    I have a one piece on my '46, and nothing could be easier in terms of removing and installing the exhaust. It does not require the bike to be leaned over, you can do it on the center stand. ...
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    I noticed the sheet also lists the 11 color...

    I noticed the sheet also lists the 11 color headdress decals and the 1940 'bullet' style tank emblems as being available also. Does that mean you could order your chief with the older tank decals or...
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    Where can you see an original paint, original as...

    Where can you see an original paint, original as it left the factory antique motorcycle? Where can you see a restored bike that your peers agree is as correct as can be? Where can you get several...
  15. I'm surprised nobody suggested the obvious. Go...

    I'm surprised nobody suggested the obvious. Go to amca meets and make sure to attend judging. That's what I did to learn when I restored my 46 chief. That and talk to as many Indian guys as I could...
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    You have to give us more numbers than that.

    You have to give us more numbers than that.
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    Does anybody know the production numbers for...

    Does anybody know the production numbers for 1946? I'm curious about how many battery, magneto, and bonneville chiefs were built in the first year of production in the post Dupont era. And, has...
  18. You need to get a copy of this book: ...

    You need to get a copy of this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Restore-Harley-Davidson-Motorcycle-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0879389346/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328204082&sr=8-1

    All the answers are in...
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    They're on the bubble bag mounting rods and...

    They're on the bubble bag mounting rods and plates.
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    There are a couple of ways to do this. Both are...

    There are a couple of ways to do this. Both are easy and you can do them yourself. The easy way is to buy a 2 wire bulb connecter from Kent or on ebay. All you need is the bakelite barrel that has...
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    That copper is riding a very interesting bike. ...

    That copper is riding a very interesting bike. It looks like a 41 or 42 four - with the '46 style tank badge and strip. It's been argued that 42's had that tank emblem, but I've never seen a period...
  22. Check out this thread from last year: ...

    Check out this thread from last year:

    http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bboard/showthread.php?16069-bikes-being-judged-at-oley-2010/page2

    That's my 39 EL. I got to winners circle with it. You...
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    Chris, Wouldn't the '36 lug bolts be drilled...

    Chris,

    Wouldn't the '36 lug bolts be drilled also? And thereafter un-drilled, but with the line near the taper?
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    Replace the tubes. If you don't, and weld them...

    Replace the tubes. If you don't, and weld them up, it's not going to be - as chris said 'as it left the factory', and you will take a points hit on it in judging. That kind of repair can be seen by...
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    This is a funny thing I have noticed. At least...

    This is a funny thing I have noticed. At least half the time I signal a right hand turn by holding my left hand up, somebody hangs out their car or truck window, and waves back. With a big grin on...
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