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  1. I have parkerized many parts during the restoring...

    I have parkerized many parts during the restoring process on my '45 EU Chief. I took the cad parts to the plating shop, had them chemically stripped, then parkerized in a uniform bath treatment so...
  2. Mr. Covington- I lived in Clarksville, Tenn....

    Mr. Covington- I lived in Clarksville, Tenn. back in '68, during my enlistment in the US Army.
    Here's my take... Almost any reliable runner, that is, a complete running bike, dependable yet not...
  3. I've seen this before when switching from left to...

    I've seen this before when switching from left to right or the opposite. Some old bikes have taken the sleeve nuts and ground the thread end down to "tighten up the steel sleeve. I've also seen the...
  4. Lipdog- I had the throttle side cable stop...

    Lipdog- I had the throttle side cable stop inside the bars come loose on the 2015 Yerba Buena Natl. Road Run in Yosemite, going down the hill from the Glacier Peak lookout. The cable stop (t-slot...
  5. Thanks Tomfiii, I never thought that turning the...

    Thanks Tomfiii, I never thought that turning the block pins (barrels) over 180' might be a solution. Makes good sense, though !! Thanks, C2K
  6. Lipdog- My experience with changing the cables...

    Lipdog- My experience with changing the cables (piano wires) is that sometimes the wires take a "set" and when changing the controls those same wires don't seem to want to work too well. I would...
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    Underwel- Trying to 'figure out what kind of...

    Underwel- Trying to 'figure out what kind of life' your bike has been through is probably more daunting a task than trying to put it back to a restored condition. Especially with a knucklehead...
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    Lipdog- Call Mike Tomas @ KIWI Indian, ask him...

    Lipdog- Call Mike Tomas @ KIWI Indian, ask him to send you the Motorcycle Builders Guide, powerplant Edition. Mike has spent numerous hours with R&D on the Indian clutch,with particular attention...
  9. ChiefTwoKicks here... I think I hit the wrong...

    ChiefTwoKicks here... I think I hit the wrong tab for sending out a response to a private message post I made in regard to an electric starter I am trying to sell. My mistake.
    I am a member of...
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    I used to have a bad habit of over filling my oil...

    I used to have a bad habit of over filling my oil tank. Maybe because I would check the level too soon, before the return pump sent the slightly-by too full sump back into the tank. Maybe because the...
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    Following along like Chris suggests... Starklite...

    Following along like Chris suggests... Starklite offers a longer kicker arm, designed for an 80 incher, but works really well with a standard or Bonneville Chief. about $150 or more. Also, I would...
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    Wow !! I have 18"s on all my Chiefs, both rigid...

    Wow !! I have 18"s on all my Chiefs, both rigid and the spring frame models. I didn't realize the 16"s were a problem when changing tires... having to let all the air out of the tires, for the...
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    private message sent... check your box

    private message sent... check your box
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    It's a spare-wheel lock... model T. There are...

    It's a spare-wheel lock... model T. There are various Brands and types. Heavy... I believe they were designed for wood-spoke wheels on vehicles in the late-teens and twenties.
    The hole...
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    Well, Mr. 'tfburke', I completely disagree with...

    Well, Mr. 'tfburke', I completely disagree with you assessment of the girder forks '46-'48. Here's most of the reasons why I don't like this front end. I think this front end was designed with WW2...
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    Shaha, Be sure you aren't biting off more than...

    Shaha, Be sure you aren't biting off more than you can chew here... There are several differences between model 344-345 and the earlier model front ends. There are at least 5 different versions...
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    Re: Indian Autolite Distributors

    My friend and I both are restoring our respective Indians, mine a Chief and my friends, a Sport Scout. After much discussion about different model machines and the variety of applications of the...
  18. Indian alternator offered from V-Twin...

    Recently I have seen ads for an alternator to fit vintage Indians offered from V-Twin, part #32-1249. These look alot like the Kabota conversion types, with a different, sealed electronic...
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    I've been buying tires from Universal Vintage...

    I've been buying tires from Universal Vintage Tire Co., in Hershey,PA. for many years. My catalog indicates they offer a wide variety of M/C tires as well as those for other vintage vehicles....
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    I'm guessing this video shows that Harley has...

    I'm guessing this video shows that Harley has really gone to the dogs after the introduction of their shock absorber frame in '58... eh? pretty funny !! C2K
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    Yep ! that's the one. C2K

    Yep ! that's the one. C2K
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    Welcome to the AMCA. If I could offer a nugget...

    Welcome to the AMCA. If I could offer a nugget of wisdom... go out and find a copy of "Uncle Frank's Q & A" manual. Currently out of print, but copies are floating around, at a premium price !! ...
  23. I'm a bit confused... you said you retarded the...

    I'm a bit confused... you said you retarded the spark advance while priming the carb.. then advanced the spark to start the engine. Try this... retard the spark for the prime steps (kick it over...
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    I have 18's on all my Chiefs. 2 rigid frames and...

    I have 18's on all my Chiefs. 2 rigid frames and 2 plunger frames. I have both the 4.00 and the 4.50 sizes, and I prefer the 4.50 because they seem slightly more robust at the sidewall. The 4.50's...
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    Yea... I'm curious too !! I've been running a...

    Yea... I'm curious too !! I've been running a 12V Kabota alternator (dynamo) with a companion electronic solid state regulator, mounted inside an Autolite generator case for about 15yrs now. I put...
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