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    I have used a number of belt drives over the...

    I have used a number of belt drives over the years, and generally I prefer them over a chain drive.
    However, as with most things, they are not as perfect as the manufactures would have you believe....
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    Martin, I have a spare rear section I don't...

    Martin,
    I have a spare rear section I don't need. Needs some panel beating, and one small crack.
    Send me a PM.
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    I don't mean to be pedantic here but an ammeter...

    I don't mean to be pedantic here but an ammeter shows current though it, not voltage.
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    When installing motors this way, be aware that...

    When installing motors this way, be aware that some motors will only go in one way. Often the motor will need to be installed from the right hand side of the bike.
    Looks like it didn't matter with...
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    Where I come from, the float is correct, it is...

    Where I come from, the float is correct, it is the bike that is upside down.
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    Thanks Tom, Jerry Greer has them listed. I am...

    Thanks Tom,
    Jerry Greer has them listed.
    I am amazed how many early carbys have been stripped and lost all the parts. I hate seeing incomplete items.
    Cheers
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    Help identifing float needle and seat. I have a...

    Help identifing float needle and seat.
    I have a bean pot bowl that has the high casting for the needle and seat. The one on the right of the picture.
    It seems like it should take the Harley OEM #...
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    Quite often, depending on the electrical...

    Quite often, depending on the electrical arrangement, generators won't put out full voltage at low revs.

    VW's can be idled down until the generator light turns on. Once the revs come up, they...
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    Jims make a tool, #2256-1, but at around $100,...

    Jims make a tool, #2256-1, but at around $100, you would need to use it almost daily to make it worthwhile.
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    Some manufacturers put a small amount of a...

    Some manufacturers put a small amount of a sealant on the tapered thread during manufacture. I think this is a Loctitie hydraulic sealant, but not sure. These don't usually need and additional...
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    I always use a small spot of Teflon paste to the...

    I always use a small spot of Teflon paste to the NPT threads where they thread into the oil tank and motor.
    No sealant on the taper where the oil lines mate to the fittings.
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    Ric, Thanks for the reply, but I think Steveland...

    Ric,
    Thanks for the reply, but I think Steveland has one that I have brought already.
    Cheers,
    Mick
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    I think it is the same bloke who is selling...

    I think it is the same bloke who is selling period correct air for the tires.
    Mick
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    I don't have a good photo. The parts book photo...

    I don't have a good photo.
    The parts book photo is not very good. Pt no 6027-24.
    Cheers
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    Pem, that looks like a good score. The tank...

    Pem, that looks like a good score.

    The tank badges from that era were used in a few different models.
    The main issue I have found with two strokes that have sat for a time is the crankshaft seals...
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    Uploading videos

    When I try to upload a video of my bike running, I only get the option to use a URL.
    The video is on my computer.
    Is it possible to upload directly from my computer.
    I have the photo posting...
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    Steve, I am after a front sidecar mount for my...

    Steve,
    I am after a front sidecar mount for my late JD.
    It looks similiar to the picture, but has 4 studs and a cast clamp.
    Do you have anything in your stash like this?
    Thanks,
    Mick
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    You can buy these as a set of about 8 wrenches of...

    You can buy these as a set of about 8 wrenches of different sizes.
    These can also be used with a short length of hex key to torque socket head bolts.
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    Help to ID this frame

    I went to look at a 20's sidecar a few days ago, but was unable to fully identify it.
    It looks like a mismatch of parts.
    I was able to find a tag on the body that said the body was a 30LT.
    However...
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    Sorry, didn't notice.

    Sorry, didn't notice.
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    What model bike, and year do you need it for. I...

    What model bike, and year do you need it for.
    I have one that I think is for a VL.
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    I think the chain is 128 links.

    I think the chain is 128 links.
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    From memory, if the spring is fully compressed,...

    From memory, if the spring is fully compressed, and locked in place, then installed on the motor. When the spring is released and locked again, the shaft will have moved maybe 1/2".
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    Eric, In another life I worked on many Japanese...

    Eric,
    In another life I worked on many Japanese bikes, in shops and for myself.
    As far as cam chains go, they can be split into two categories. The chain is inside the crank throws or outside. The...
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    1978 T140 barn find for sale

    This is a true barn find. It had a new top end put on it about 16 years ago, then stored in a barn until 2 years ago. I pulled the heads and the bores look like they were done yesterday.
    I did a...
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