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    For what it's worth my '34 VD doesn't have the...

    For what it's worth my '34 VD doesn't have the cutout in the strap 24035
  2. Thread: Greetings!

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    Let me know if I can help with anything my brotha

    Let me know if I can help with anything my brotha
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    Chris, I checked a couple fenders here and came...

    Chris,
    I checked a couple fenders here and came up with the middle brace 8.5" from the fender edge and the top of the clip: 23681 and the front attach clip is about 14.5" 23682. Hope that helps
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    No problem at all Steve, I have some loose...

    No problem at all Steve, I have some loose springs.

    All the old ones average to 1.60+ whereas the new springs are 1.55+ oddly enough. It seems to me there are some design weak points but those...
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    Not that it isn't possible to put the spring on...

    Not that it isn't possible to put the spring on the post: 23590 some of the springs may fit. But if you flip the assembly over you can see how you want the spring sector under the 2505-30 clutch...
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    26fhead, I'm taking the liberty to post these...

    26fhead,
    I'm taking the liberty to post these pictures which might help The outboard looking in 23583 The side 23584 Inboard looking out 23585 and the hardware order 23586. If pictures of anything...
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    I had a 50-50 shot at getting it right, story of...

    I had a 50-50 shot at getting it right, story of my life lmao 23528 Hopefully this will help someone else out.23529
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    Well here's a tip to pass on that I'm hopefully...

    Well here's a tip to pass on that I'm hopefully not too late in posting Dusty; this just in from the one step forward two steps back department. On installation I was having trouble with the shifter...
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    Merry Christmas, and God bless us...every one!!!

    Merry Christmas, and God bless us...every one!!!
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    At long last this tranny is together, before and...

    At long last this tranny is together, before and after pics: 23426234272342823429 The clutch shell run out ended up being +/- .010", at least I know what I have to replace. Made mistakes, learned a...
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    Okay after eliminating all variables, it came...

    Okay after eliminating all variables, it came down to the clutch hub/shell. The shell itself is flat within <.001" 23395 yet it's still off because of the hub. I got it dialed down to +/- .017 (.034...
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    Good job sny, it looks great!

    Good job sny, it looks great!
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    Installed a new bushing and used a parallel hone...

    Installed a new bushing and used a parallel hone 233192332023321 shell runout check tomorrow, stay tuned. Pretty much has to be better than it was before. I actually dialed in the shell closer than...
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    Pretty sure the problem was that I reamed/honed...

    Pretty sure the problem was that I reamed/honed the main drive gear bushing incorrectly. While I wait for a new main gear bushing to arrive I checked the (verified straight) mainshaft and the runout...
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    Update, I tore it back down and replaced both...

    Update, I tore it back down and replaced both bearings. I added the brass seals per Steve's suggestion (post #52). Assembled with new bearings 23261 and checked 23262 and it's a bit better, only +/-...
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    I agree, my memory failed me I believe and that's...

    I agree, my memory failed me I believe and that's my only excuse. It wasn't a clearance fit at all it was a very light interference fit as you describe. In hindsight I was probably just being OCD on...
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    Like I was saying in post #69 the mainshaft I...

    Like I was saying in post #69 the mainshaft I bought checked out to be straight. The keyways leave something to be desired (post #46) but all things considered a great product and I recommend you as...
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    Yeah, believe me I thought long and hard about...

    Yeah, believe me I thought long and hard about just letting it go. In the end though it's not like I need it in the bike tomorrow morning to get to work so I opted to check it out. I tore it back...
  19. Thread: Therad Sealant

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    A lot of people use Teflon tape on threads with...

    A lot of people use Teflon tape on threads with the expectation that it works as a sealer. The primary benefit of using Teflon is that it's a lubricant and ends up inadvertently sealing a pipe joint...
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    I indexed the hub 180 degrees from the previous...

    I indexed the hub 180 degrees from the previous installation just in case the hub bore wasn't perpendicular to the flange and then re-riveted with the above described repair 23221 no gaps at any of...
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    Well I found at least part of my problem; even...

    Well I found at least part of my problem; even with set-up hardware drawn up tight I still have a .002" gap 23218 which means the ID of the shell has a smaller radius than the hub, easy fix. But when...
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    So two separate problems; the mainshaft is one...

    So two separate problems; the mainshaft is one issue and the hub is another. I did a better set up to check the mainshaft and confirmed a .006" runout 2321523216. I have a repair plan for the hub and...
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    Well crap, I re-riveted the hub and still have a...

    Well crap, I re-riveted the hub and still have a gap of .004" which is better but obviously not great. More importantly on assembly there was still an .080" runout at the clutch shell. For yucks I...
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    Let me ask my question another way, what's the...

    Let me ask my question another way, what's the difference between a JD mainshaft diameter at the clutch and a VL mainshaft? The reason I'm asking is that it looks like someone is making the 2494-19...
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    I will say this, I noticed on removal that the...

    I will say this, I noticed on removal that the hub cracked at more than one place. I gotta say I'm not real worried about it primarily because that the OEM original design had short edge distance....
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