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  1. Thread: Dave Benassi

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    I was sad to hear about Dave's passing. I never...

    I was sad to hear about Dave's passing. I never met him in person but he spent a lot of time helping me over the phone and email with my wiring and generator issues.
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    Good to know. Thanks for posting your results.

    Good to know. Thanks for posting your results.
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    Cotten has all the neat tools! On my VL the...

    Cotten has all the neat tools!

    On my VL the torque wrench reaches all the bolts just fine but I realize we’re not talking about a VL :)
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    Yes you need a torque wrench like this one: ...

    Yes you need a torque wrench like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FMPKAD0

    Then you torque each bolt to 55lbs. Use a star pattern, criss-crossing the head from bolt to bolt.

    If...
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    Lack of compression? Check the torque on the head...

    Lack of compression? Check the torque on the head bolts. Look for leaks
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    How about Seal Lock. You can get on Amazon...

    How about Seal Lock. You can get on Amazon here...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XLW9N9S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Thats neat! Looks more effective than the exhaust...

    Thats neat! Looks more effective than the exhaust pipe expander. Would be nice to make some nipples with a few hidden notches on the back to work with a tool like yours.
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    Cotten, Did you make that and how can I get one?...

    Cotten, Did you make that and how can I get one? :)
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    Wow that is a really nice bike! I would ride the...

    Wow that is a really nice bike! I would ride the heck out of it and make small changes to your liking as you go.
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    Hah! That actually makes a lot of sense. Gotta...

    Hah! That actually makes a lot of sense. Gotta put all that oil somewhere, might as well try to get a little extra benefit from it.
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    Interesting about the jam nut size, I'll check...

    Interesting about the jam nut size, I'll check that. Here is another interesting V intake on Ebay right now. Kind of looks like the 1930 but I wonder what that notch is for?

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    In the photo the silver nuts do appear to be...

    In the photo the silver nuts do appear to be bigger but it’s just the lighting, they are the same size. I just measured them and both sets of nuts are 2” outside. Both intake ports have a 1 1/4”...
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    Early VL intake differences

    Check out these differences in my two early V/VL intakes. Bores look the same or close but the bend is very different. My top motor mount bolt was hitting the intake and giving me grief and now I...
  14. Thread: VL Trans rebuild

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    Follow up for future reference: A thinner thrust...

    Follow up for future reference:
    A thinner thrust washer along with light filing and cleanup of the drive disc hub side fixed my problem shifting into first.
  15. Thread: VL Trans rebuild

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    Thanks for the insight 34VLRay, Ill give it a try

    Thanks for the insight 34VLRay, Ill give it a try
  16. Thread: VL Trans rebuild

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    This is a great thread! Lots of hidden tips for...

    This is a great thread! Lots of hidden tips for the VL trans. I recently put new sealed bearings in my transmission and also replaced the clutch plates but I'm having a hard time shifting in to first...
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    Thank you both for the info. Just placed my order

    Thank you both for the info. Just placed my order
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    VL seat post springs

    Hello, any recommendations where I can get stiffer seat post springs for my VL or maybe an external spring like this one pictured?

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    (on the the Ď36 on ebay right now)
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    Good to know! I might need to get one of those. I...

    Good to know! I might need to get one of those. I haven't been on the highway with my 1932 yet but planning some long journeys next year.
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    Just stumbled on this cool story while search for...

    Just stumbled on this cool story while search for something else. Anyone else going 100+ with their VL?
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    I got my set. Wow quite the treasure trove! Itís...

    I got my set. Wow quite the treasure trove! Itís hard to find good info about the 1930s but these are great! Seeing all these issues together is really amazing. So many stories and pics, great to...
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    Here's the latest pic of my engine! It's now...

    Here's the latest pic of my engine! It's now completely rebuilt after 1.5 years. Obviously was not in a rush and in no way was this a low budget build but my goal was to learn every step along the...
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    Awesome Steve! Looking forward to these. I'm in...

    Awesome Steve! Looking forward to these. I'm in for the whole set. I'll email now
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    Here's how I did it for the archives 1. Removed...

    Here's how I did it for the archives
    1. Removed the tab
    2. hooked the spring up to both sides
    3. put tab back on
    4. slowly tightened nut a little bit at a time, making sure to not let the spring...
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    I got my spring in the mail today. Have any...

    I got my spring in the mail today. Have any tricks to install it?
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