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    You need a direct reading dial on your lathe. ...

    You need a direct reading dial on your lathe. Not only are the divisions further apart, if you want to reduce the diameter by 0.003" you dial in 0.003", not 0.0015". Or should that be 0.006"?...
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    Your suggestion reminded me of something so, at...

    Your suggestion reminded me of something so, at the risk of going off topic...

    Several years ago I rode a Ducati to a city ~500 miles away to give a talk. The Ducati's ignition switch has three...
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    You might change your opinion after kick starting...

    You might change your opinion after kick starting a 500 cc single with 10:1 piston a few times.

    Even if a bike has perfect jetting, and the fuel was drained before being put away, they don't...
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    Coincidentally, I just loaded the weak battery...

    Coincidentally, I just loaded the weak battery for mine in the car and am about to drive out to get a replacement. Although I'm using it to start a Gold Star I just finished refurbishing, I also...
  5. Thread: F.B. Mondial

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    The only book I have (and that I'm aware of) on...

    The only book I have (and that I'm aware of) on Mondials is:

    Perrone, Gianni and Jolanda Croesi, Mondial, Rimettersi in Moto, The History. Vimodrone, Italy. (Giorgio Nada Editore, 2000)
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    That's a great clip. I was impressed with how...

    That's a great clip. I was impressed with how easily the 4-cylinder Matchless started and how smoothly it idled.
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    Oh, I don't know about that. Going to a museum...

    Oh, I don't know about that. Going to a museum is worth doing, and it's easy. Also, more than once I've told the trainer I started going to to prepare for the Cannonball that I do not subscribe to...
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    When you run into a problem while working on a...

    When you run into a problem while working on a bike at home you can set it aside for a day or two while you think about it, devise a possible solution using your garage full of tools, machine a new...
  9. What test did you do? If you simply checked its...

    What test did you do? If you simply checked its resistance, and even if you found a high value, that's not good enough. If a condenser fails the resistance test with a standard ohmmeter it...
  10. This almost certainly isn't necessary, and isn't...

    This almost certainly isn't necessary, and isn't consistent with the symptoms anyway.
    This is very easy to do and should be done, but the symptoms may point to a problem with the coil. But, change...
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    I live where winters are a bit warmer than in...

    I live where winters are a bit warmer than in Nebraska. When I read your post a few days ago I had just walked in from outside where it was 51 degrees at the time thanks to an unusual cold front. ...
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    Your workshop is way too clean and uncluttered. ...

    Your workshop is way too clean and uncluttered. Did you post those photos to make the rest of us feel bad?

    Happy New Year to you, and may 2019 find your workshop messier than it is now as you...
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    I can see where your van works well for a single...

    I can see where your van works well for a single rider, but I guess I'm thinking in terms of a two-person team. That said, the tour bus with two-story trailer was for a single rider...

    It's tough...
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    I have to solve the logistics problem. This...

    I have to solve the logistics problem. This year's event taught me that a U-Haul truck carrying the minimal tools and spares that can be shipped to the start is sub-optimal. The sweet spot on the...
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    Kevin, it doesn't feel like I've accomplished a...

    Kevin, it doesn't feel like I've accomplished a lot on the bike since the end of the Cannonball, but somehow that work has resulted in 14 pages of posts starting at:
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    That's a very neat honor your fellow...

    That's a very neat honor your fellow motorcyclists gave you. Your picture will be close to their, um, hearts, for the next year. Congratulations.
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    There is no "navy" or "aircraft" grade cadmium...

    There is no "navy" or "aircraft" grade cadmium plating. Rather, the same Mil-Spec applies to all agencies allowing a choice of three thicknesses (2, 3 or 5 mil) and two possible post-plating...
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    In addition to teflon tape, I rely on 'EZ Turn'...

    In addition to teflon tape, I rely on 'EZ Turn' sealant from Aircraft Spruce to seal connections in gasoline lines where the tape won't fit (e.g. compression joints) as well as lubricate petcocks.
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    You might have used white tape, but it wasn't...

    You might have used white tape, but it wasn't TeflonŽ. If it was, it wouldn't have decomposed in contact with gasoline (or E10 gasoline, or diesel fuel). Notwithstanding the previous post, TeflonŽ...
  20. I had my crated bike shipped from Arizona to...

    I had my crated bike shipped from Arizona to Portland ME for the start of the Cannonball in September. It only took something like four days and went off without a hitch. I used...
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    There's no doubt that electronics is a subject...

    There's no doubt that electronics is a subject most motorcyclists shy away from. Although automotive electronics isn't trivial, it certainly doesn't require an electrical engineer to understand it....
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    I measure the inductance of coils I work on but,...

    I measure the inductance of coils I work on but, unlike condenser values, I can't remember ever seeing that information tabulated. I think the reason is it's relatively easy to measure capacitance...
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    I'm not sure what you're asking. What is the...

    I'm not sure what you're asking. What is the 'it' that you are referring to?

    No matter what, the number of different coils produced over the years makes it impossible to know what to recommend...
  24. Sure, PM your email address and I'll send it.

    Sure, PM your email address and I'll send it.
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    That's not possible because it depends on the...

    That's not possible because it depends on the inductance of the coil and, especially in early years, manufacturers used a wide range. Even in later years the range is large. Tables in a...
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