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  1. Thread: Sidecar tire

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    Stubborn little b***h, but once I knew how it...

    Stubborn little b***h, but once I knew how it came apart, I got 'er done. Thanks for the help!
  2. Thread: Sidecar tire

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    As usual, you're a lifesaver, Robbie! The parts...

    As usual, you're a lifesaver, Robbie! The parts book shows various exploded views that "kind of" pointed me in the right direction, but I doubt I would have seen that the fender pivots. This is a...
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    Wanna make and sell one?

    Wanna make and sell one?
  4. Thread: Sidecar tire

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    May sound like a silly question, but I can't find...

    May sound like a silly question, but I can't find instructions for removing the sidecar wheel. The lug bolts in the star hub/brake drum connection are obvious, but not the rest. Removed the outer...
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    the numbers are in the parts book. The small...

    the numbers are in the parts book. The small saddlebag rivets are still available from HD, the large ones I got from Bill's. The split rivets for the floorboards I found at Good Old MC Co.
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    Thanks for the info on the more reasonably priced...

    Thanks for the info on the more reasonably priced tool, Bob! As for the custom tool for the split rivets, I'd appreciate having the dimensions, so I can take a crack at making one. I had to drill...
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    Thanks for that tip! Hadn't thought to look...

    Thanks for that tip! Hadn't thought to look there, even though the book is sitting three feet away from me right now.
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    Riveting Question ...

    Had my 65 saddlebags restored and repainted, and now have to reinstall all the hardware. I got the correct tubular rivets (some from HD, and some from "Bill's"). I see that both V-Twin and Jim's...
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    My 65 had Coker repops on it when I got it. When...

    My 65 had Coker repops on it when I got it. When I finished the resto, I put them back on, for the sake of correctness. One ride on grooved pavement (we have lots of it around here) convinced me to...
  10. Thread: Sidecar tire

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    Thanks, Rubone! Had to ditch the repop tires on...

    Thanks, Rubone! Had to ditch the repop tires on my 65 FLH. We have too much grooved pavement around here that caused severe head shake at any speed above about 25 mph. Put on a set of modern...
  11. Thread: Sidecar tire

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    Sidecar tire

    Hi, Guys

    Been a while since I posted. Anyway, I'm working on a 65 FL sidecar bike. Odd question, perhaps, but does the sidecar use a rear or front rated tire? I'm leaning towards a rear, even...
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    Oh, wow. What a shame. Bart and "The Old Man"...

    Oh, wow. What a shame. Bart and "The Old Man" (as Bart called him) taught me a lot over the years, and always found what I needed.
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    HD still sells a match to the frame paint ......

    HD still sells a match to the frame paint ... 98606C Gloss Black ; also the Hi-Temp Silver .. HD part # 9866-49, now sold as 98660-78 ... any parts guy who knows his stuff can get it, but it's a...
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    Of course when swapping tires I had to pirate the...

    Of course when swapping tires I had to pirate the axle nut torque values from a 1970+ manual. Always amuses me that the older the bike, the thinner and less specific the manual...
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    As I figured, but better safe/ask than sorry. ...

    As I figured, but better safe/ask than sorry. Thanks, guys!
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    Thanks for the info. I was thinking ...

    Thanks for the info. I was thinking "compromise" pressures would be a good starting point. Hate to give up the vintage look, but I'd rather be able to ride the damned thing!
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    Modern Tires on 65 FLH

    My apologies if this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find it.

    I live in an area that has a ton of grooved pavement, and the coker "classic tread pattern" tires yield a violent front end...
  18. Thread: Panhead Tires

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    Watch out for any tires with a "classic" tread...

    Watch out for any tires with a "classic" tread pattern ... my 65 runs fine on asphalt, but we have a lot of grooved cement pavement where I live, and that "classic" tread pattern wants to follow the...
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    I'm no expert, but to the best of my knowledge,...

    I'm no expert, but to the best of my knowledge, sidecar tubs had no markings specific to a given year, unless they were one of the rare ones actually manufactured by HD. Most were Abrecht tubs on...
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    Doubt I'll ever have mine judged, but I still...

    Doubt I'll ever have mine judged, but I still like to do them correct. What sort of finish is most acceptable for AMCA judging? Mine are raw, so I can bring them up to pretty much any degree of...
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    Cad, Parkerizing, Anodizing, polished Aluminum...

    Cad, Parkerizing, Anodizing, polished Aluminum ... those old boys made it tough ... but what fun would it be if it was all just chrome and polished stainless?

    So box #1 is blasted and ready to go...
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    Bart and The Old Man have done right by me many...

    Bart and The Old Man have done right by me many times, as well. And if they don't have it, they often can tell me where else to try.
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    Wow ... thanks for that very detailed reply, Bob....

    Wow ... thanks for that very detailed reply, Bob. I guess Flitz and I are going to be spending some quality time together, and then I'll see if I can find a plater in the Phoenix area and hope that...
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    Anodizing Panhead Valve Covers

    Anybody know of a good source for correct finishing of the valve covers? I'm told they are anodized, which gives them that look that is duller than polished or chromed, but still shiny.

    Phoenix...
  25. Thread: Deluxe Solo Seat

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    Wow ... thanks, guys. The one on Ebay is pretty...

    Wow ... thanks, guys. The one on Ebay is pretty badly stained ... wonder how easily they clean up. And thanks for the link to yet another replica parts site I didn't know existed.
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