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    I believe the 2nd gear ratio changed in the 20's...

    I believe the 2nd gear ratio changed in the 20's on the chief, by 1 tooth. The slider changed from 18 to 19 and the cluster went down one tooth.
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    1913 Excelsior 7 C for sale

    Helping a local family sell this bike:

    FOR SALE: 1913 Excelsior model 7C $25,000.00 or best REASONABLE offer

    This machine was acquired as a rolling basket in the late 90ís and restored by...
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    1984 FXRT for sale

    FOR SALE: 1984 FXRT $10,000 or best REASONABLE offer

    One owner, super clean bike. All service records, original take off parts, extra windshields and fairing lowers, service and parts manuals,...
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    Dana, WOW, you're doing a lot and looks like...

    Dana,

    WOW, you're doing a lot and looks like you're earning every piece of it! Guess that's what we enjoy right.....? Here are a few thoughts on your tank.......

    1. Whatever you do, be...
  5. As Peter mentioned, the light circuit is powered...

    As Peter mentioned, the light circuit is powered up any time the ignition is on. The ground is picked up through the generator when it is not producing power, through the + brush.

    Easy fix, simply...
  6. Thread: Dave Benassi

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    Very sad news indeed! I really liked Dave, just...

    Very sad news indeed! I really liked Dave, just had a nice visit with him at the meet in Wauseon.

    Gene
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    Indian originally did not use the factory key...

    Indian originally did not use the factory key slot in the magneto armature, ever! They had some system of setting things up and then drilling a small hole in the gear and shaft face then inserting a...
  8. Cotten, If steel seats are a problem due to the...

    Cotten, If steel seats are a problem due to the expansion ratio differences, why not simply make your own seat out of cast iron and fit them with the smaller interference? I've also heard of a...
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    Contact Enfield Racing, they advertise in the...

    Contact Enfield Racing, they advertise in the magazine. They have new coil covers and caps.
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    Hello all, To anyone interested in these...

    Hello all,

    To anyone interested in these parts, I can say this: Locating good usable original parts for these X motors is virtually impossible. I all you want to do is start up your X once in a...
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    I recall years ago Bud Cox (The Old Sage) had one...

    I recall years ago Bud Cox (The Old Sage) had one of these buddy seats on his scout. We were on a road run and some lady came up to him and was asking all kinds of questions. When she asked what that...
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    That is a Super X tank which has been widened for...

    That is a Super X tank which has been widened for more capacity. I've seen these before, so maybe a factory job. Should fit 25-early 28 high frame models I believe.
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    Those are Powerplus cylinders. Single piece...

    Those are Powerplus cylinders. Single piece cylinder and head casting. Large threaded plugs screw in above the valves for access. This same design was used on the Chief through 1926, removable heads...
  14. Thread: 1946 magneto

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    cscott, I sent you a PM this morning about...

    cscott,

    I sent you a PM this morning about this magneto.

    Gene Harper
  15. Thread: 1946 magneto

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    The correct magneto is an Edison Splitdorf RM...

    The correct magneto is an Edison Splitdorf RM magneto. Here is one on Ebay, a bit pricey: ...
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    Dr.John1922, No Benjamin is correct: The...

    Dr.John1922,

    No Benjamin is correct: The Splitdorf generator remains in place, mounted in front of the motor, down low with a small belt drive pulley attached. The Magneto is not the correct...
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    Congratulations on getting into the Cannonball,...

    Congratulations on getting into the Cannonball, its a hoot! Better start spending now....

    I just completed a timing gear rebuild on my 24 Big Chief, post Cannonball 2018. It was always noisy and...
  18. gsottl, I have a friend who has a complete 27...

    gsottl,

    I have a friend who has a complete 27 Powerplant and has all but given up on finding a chassis. It would drop right in and work perfectly, though not quite correct. If you're interested,...
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    Dr.John22, That is a great find ! I'm an...

    Dr.John22,

    That is a great find ! I'm an early Chief and Princess guy but have always like the Standard as well. 1922 was the first year for the Princess sidecar, which you have . It was...
  20. Mark, Very interesting trip indeed!!! I'll...

    Mark,

    Very interesting trip indeed!!! I'll be following your progress. I also sent you an email.

    Gene Harper
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    The best flat belt I've found for my 1940's Logan...

    The best flat belt I've found for my 1940's Logan is a modern serpentine belt 1" wide, flipped over. Runs smooth and quiet, unlike the rest of the lathe....
  22. Thread: 1926 Scout

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    Kent Thompson in NH is your man for early Scout...

    Kent Thompson in NH is your man for early Scout parts.
  23. Thread: Rocky Halter

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    Good to hear that Rocky H is alive and well. RIP...

    Good to hear that Rocky H is alive and well. RIP to Rocky Dellinger, never met the man.

    Richard, regarding fake news: Call me sick, but....Being the smart ass prankster that I am, on April...
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    To set the record straight: 1930 is the first...

    To set the record straight: 1930 is the first year for tanks outside the frame. 30 and 31 Chief used cast aluminum tanks, in 32 Indian went back to soldered steel tanks on the chief. ...
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    Frank, That relay looks quite serviceable, of...

    Frank,

    That relay looks quite serviceable, of course you won't know until you connect it and try though. I would clean the points with a points file, very gently. I use Simple Green spray for...
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