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    Agreed.Conglomerates like AMF were just around...

    Agreed.Conglomerates like AMF were just around the corner and things would of played out differently for Indian.
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    It’s an upside down world we live in when...

    It’s an upside down world we live in when “patina” adds to the price
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    Agree with 2 kicks on not trusting pedal coming...

    Agree with 2 kicks on not trusting pedal coming back. These aren’t Harleys with a cam over spring to hold down clutch pedal. My best setup will eventually walk back to engage after a minute or so....
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    Would surfacing the cylinder base and crankcase...

    Would surfacing the cylinder base and crankcase perfectly flat alleviate the need for torque plates? Understand the use of torque plates with aluminum cylinders where softer metal pulls under stress...
  5. Whatever material Indian used for casting is...

    Whatever material Indian used for casting is experience proven weldable with Ni rods. The OP said his frame is neckless so best repair is sweat brazing another neck on to remove any doubt. Mangled...
  6. My frame has been raked, then cut apart and...

    My frame has been raked, then cut apart and restored to original. Every time welding done by a professional weld shop using stick. The castings are weldable so not cast iron. In the era they were...
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    The bearings are Torrington needle bearings and...

    The bearings are Torrington needle bearings and wont last as long as bushing style. Indian transmissions are crude crash boxes and even the best operators make chips. In the 80s did the needle...
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    Not seeing the problem. A sign the return portion...

    Not seeing the problem. A sign the return portion of pump is weak is smoking caused by too much oil in crankcase. Dry sump only means there is a scavenge pump used, not absence of oil.
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    Thanks. Have never used Buchannons, will give...

    Thanks.
    Have never used Buchannons, will give them a call.
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    Rear wheel ideas?

    1972 small stroker Shovel with 2002 TLEU sidecar and broke a spoke on original rear wheel (no shame). Wore off a Shenko tire after putting sidecar on so switched to darkside with a Coker 5:00 x 16...
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    Curious what original material was. Have made...

    Curious what original material was. Have made them from 1/8" thick white nylon but suffered slow creep, This year went to Michael's and purchased thick craft leather, cut out 2 washers and contact...
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    What is P4gas?

    What is P4gas?
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    First gear not so much but second gear mostly....

    First gear not so much but second gear mostly. Because Indian decided to save a few bucks and not offer a tank shift gate shifting is pretty much by "feel" even with ball detent. I've noticed after...
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    That's ugly, especially knowing the motor ate the...

    That's ugly, especially knowing the motor ate the loose chunks.
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    "not looking to good" is being kind to something...

    "not looking to good" is being kind to something needing replaced.
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    Not true, work fine. Had off multiple times in...

    Not true, work fine. Had off multiple times in last 30+ years and always soft and pliable. High heat O rings are available but my experience aren't needed.
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    Thanks Tom. They're still in the box waiting next...

    Thanks Tom. They're still in the box waiting next rebuild so if a nut is available that would be prefered, a discussion with a vendor lead me to believe they needed replaced. I removed the nipples in...
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    Recently purchased a NIB set of Eastern made in...

    Recently purchased a NIB set of Eastern made in India cylinders and was told the the nipple threads are metric and nipples need replaced? Was also told a method of removing was welding a piece of hex...
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    Go down to local bicycle shop or Walmart and get...

    Go down to local bicycle shop or Walmart and get clip on bicycle warning lights as suggested, lets you keep original as you wish and AA batteries last for hours. Unfortunately there is no safety...
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    Because oil return blows out some crankcase vapor...

    Because oil return blows out some crankcase vapor with returned oil I say it is normal. Watch the return line while running and hot with oil cap off and you'll see the vapor with oil returned. If it...
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    Whatever keeps you riding I say. I'm just a kid...

    Whatever keeps you riding I say. I'm just a kid of 64 but know electric start is in my future, just glad to have the option. I've already envisioned how nice the chainguard kicker slot will look...
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    Chiefs will pogo on hard turns one way when out...

    Chiefs will pogo on hard turns one way when out of alignment also. I use two old 8' fluorescent light tubes for straight edges on both sides of tires. The measured length of exposed adjuster bolts...
  23. Thread: Oil change

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    Brad Penn is no more, called Penn Grade when DA...

    Brad Penn is no more, called Penn Grade when DA Lubricants purchased from ARG in 2015. Still made at the old Kendall refinery in Bradford PA but suspect much of the crude is hauled in by rail. While...
  24. Thread: Oil change

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    It's in Kiwi's parts book to remove the second...

    It's in Kiwi's parts book to remove the second ball in 48 oil pumps and others do recommend. It'll work either way, ball is pulled off seat by pump suction but it does sump quicker without. With the...
  25. Thread: Oil change

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    Was sumping after removing suction check ball...

    Was sumping after removing suction check ball like everyone recommends so drained the 20w 50 out and put a petcock on bottom of oil tank. Had a few quarts of sae 50 on shelf and put in. I'm walking...
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