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    Eric, given you are going with factory 128 links...

    Eric, given you are going with factory 128 links you are on the right track. the cam chain cannot have any slack and it will feel taut when properly adjusted. Two other excellent parts resources...
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    Eric, without the cam chain tensioner installed,...

    Eric, without the cam chain tensioner installed, the chain should not be tight at all. with the cam chain tensioner installed and adjusted, it will feel tight and of course there will be no whip,...
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    Eric, i am sorry i have not chimed in until now,...

    Eric, i am sorry i have not chimed in until now, not sure i can be of much help, i worked as a mechanic for 3 years at our local mom and pop shop that operated from 1987 til 2014. Their primary...
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    Thanks, Peter. Kenda Challenger K657

    Thanks, Peter. Kenda Challenger K657
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    Mick, i figured, but never hurts to put i out...

    Mick, i figured, but never hurts to put i out there.
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    yes, i would think spring steel would allow the...

    yes, i would think spring steel would allow the stars to retain their shape. unfortunately, my experience, this seems to be how Comp.D does some of their manufacturing.......

    fwiw, i have one of...
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    correct. i have them tightened just enough for...

    correct. i have them tightened just enough for minimal tension on the star tensioners. i am just surprised they are mild steel, would think they should be spring steel so as to provide constant...
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    Mick, one concern with these dampers, the outer...

    Mick, one concern with these dampers, the outer "star" that adjusts tension is mild steel, not spring steel which i assume they should be, so when one tights the nut against the star it goes flat.
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    ound pieces of Edelmann spotlights on ebay to...

    ound pieces of Edelmann spotlights on ebay to make one good one, the switch handle on the LH lite is nickle, the RH is bakelite. i have another spotlight with a nickle switch handle on the way, so...
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    ok, here we are. as a person who likes bikes in...

    ok, here we are. as a person who likes bikes in factory trim with modest accessorizing, this is a big departure for me. i'm getting used to it, and it's growing on me. as i don't have equipment for...
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    My old friend (RIP) Paul George always joked...

    My old friend (RIP) Paul George always joked about the "blue wrench" used during the WW2 metal drives. Paul said scrap salvagers used acetylene torches to cut the front and real wheels off at the...
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    yes, your 31 is gorgeous Steve!

    yes, your 31 is gorgeous Steve!
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    Matt, thank you for taking time to read the story...

    Matt, thank you for taking time to read the story of my JD. Welcome to the discussion board. Montana is a great state. I am guessing good 'ol GD is your grandfather...? what do you have for bikes?
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    Thank you for your kind words, Dale. I am with...

    Thank you for your kind words, Dale. I am with you on Dad's. i wish i knew half what he did. Some men from that era had no lack for being inquisitive, having ingenuity, persistence, patience, used...
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    Thanks for showing the cool sign, Robbie!

    Thanks for showing the cool sign, Robbie!
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    It about killed me to drill a hole in my front...

    It about killed me to drill a hole in my front fender for the whippet. Dad owned a Whippet automobile.

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    i am looking for an Edelmann spotlight to match...

    i am looking for an Edelmann spotlight to match the one i just installed on my '27. The one i have is in extraordinarily fine condition. Would like to find another in same or close to same...
  18. Thanks Kevin! Yes, i am very familiar with that...

    Thanks Kevin! Yes, i am very familiar with that Northeast Nebraska area and the Fremont area as well; back in the day, around 1978, i bought three brand new 1974 Norton Commando's from Bennett Gun...
  19. Thanks Badger! yes, finding those articles to go...

    Thanks Badger! yes, finding those articles to go with the picture 'twas a thrill. amazing and sad, riding a motorcycle 980 miles and making donuts would get not mention in news of today, such as...
  20. here is the story of Dad's JD he wrote on the...

    here is the story of Dad's JD he wrote on the back of an 8x10 i had made for him back in the 70's.

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  21. Here's the article on Dad's Brown Bobby...

    Here's the article on Dad's Brown Bobby greaseless donut venture and pics of his delivery rig he built. i remember him telling me he took off the sidecar body, built the delivery box and here we are...
  22. Thank you fine fellows for your kind comments. ...

    Thank you fine fellows for your kind comments. That newspaper clipping was printed Thursday, August 18, 1927. it's a series of stories making it quite long; the short of it is that i was back in...
  23. Found a newspaper article on Dad's cycle trip home in 1927

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    sorry, i can't seem to figure out how to make the...

    sorry, i can't seem to figure out how to make the font larger.
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    Thanks guys; i was really thrilled to find that...

    Thanks guys; i was really thrilled to find that article.
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