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    "Note that it crosses the Nullarbor desert which,...

    "Note that it crosses the Nullarbor desert which, from what I've read, would mean I'd have to add a 500 gal. tank of potable water to my trailer to have a 50/50 chance of surviving that leg of the...
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    Thanks very much for that.

    Thanks very much for that.
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    "As an aside, similar event is being organized to...

    "As an aside, similar event is being organized to run from west to east across the bottom of Australia in 2021."

    Do you have any more info on this? I'm assuming Dave Reidie is involved?
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    "Some Australian owners have reported DLX 58...

    "Some Australian owners have reported DLX 58 carbs on 1930 VLs, and I've seen photos of 1930 VL Police bikes with the air intake cap rather than the regular 1930 air intake. If you look at the Harley...
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    Thanks for all the assistance gents. JIS...

    Thanks for all the assistance gents. JIS screwdrivers are on the list. And I can get the Vessel brand here in Oz so even better.
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    "Caution: keep the original front fender if you...

    "Caution: keep the original front fender if you have it, it directs air to the #2 cylinder."

    Thanks for the tip. I know there's at least 1 original between the 2 of them.
  7. "Is there supposed to be a shim next to the small...

    "Is there supposed to be a shim next to the small bearing, that would kick the mainshaft assembly towards the clutch sprocket?" Steve has mentioned a ~50 thou thick hardened washer in this location.
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    Thanks for the reminder Jim. I had heard...

    Thanks for the reminder Jim. I had heard something about JIS screws so will check it out.

    It will be a fun project but not as much fun as being a 15 year old riding pillion behind Dad, on the...
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    Kawasaki 400cc Triple 2 stroke

    Just picked up 2 x 1974 Kawasaki 400cc triple cylinder 2 strokes. Same owner (my father) since the late 70's. Stored since the mid 80's. Both repainted the wrong colour by owner/s prior to him....
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    And it doubles as weed killer when you're done...

    And it doubles as weed killer when you're done cleaning with it!
  11. "On another note, Does anybody know where I can...

    "On another note, Does anybody know where I can get a VL high gear to convert my JD box. Pt no 2296-31."

    Keep an eye on Ebay. Harbor Vintage often list parts like that.
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    This might help. ...

    This might help.

    http://www.techsweb.us/hdvin2029.html
  13. If you're doing 1 sealed bearing you may as well...

    If you're doing 1 sealed bearing you may as well do both. It takes very little heat to remove the inner race from the drive gear. I used one of those little plumbers propane torches and it didn't...
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    This might help. ...

    This might help.

    http://www.techsweb.us/hdvin3761.html
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    Thanks Steve.

    Thanks Steve.
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    Steve, Bike's looking good. What brand of tyres...

    Steve,
    Bike's looking good. What brand of tyres if you don't mind?
  17. There was some discussion on these a few years...

    There was some discussion on these a few years back over on the CAIMAG Forum.

    http://thorcap.com/index.htm
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    I'm doing a full resto on a 31V and hairynob is...

    I'm doing a full resto on a 31V and hairynob is correct, it is expensive. I had a bent frame & forks, rust holes in the tanks, wrong paint, and a stuffed motor so didn't have a lot of choice. But...
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    Hi Ray, I sent you a PM a couple of months...

    Hi Ray,

    I sent you a PM a couple of months back. Just wondering if it got to you?

    Peter
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    Mick, Steve Slocombe recommends 2 thou...

    Mick,

    Steve Slocombe recommends 2 thou clearance for the 31 to 36 VL's which use the bronze bush pressed in to the main drive gear. The 30 VL's use the same set up as yours but I don't see why...
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    Replicant Metals also list them, ...

    Replicant Metals also list them,

    http://www.replicantmetals.com/slide%20shows2/4566-29/index.html
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    Got them thanks. That makes a lot more sense. ...

    Got them thanks. That makes a lot more sense. The golden rule appears to be yellow wire to the insulated post, ammeter/frame & lamp/ammeter wires to the other post, regardless of which type of...
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    Thanks Ray, Very much appreciated.

    Thanks Ray,
    Very much appreciated.
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    Is this because it's positive into the lamp and...

    Is this because it's positive into the lamp and then negative out of it to the ammeter?
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    That's a Weston style then. I've changed my...

    That's a Weston style then. I've changed my diagram to suit what I think you're saying. I'd appreciate you taking a look and commenting. If that's correct then the factory diagram I posted earlier...
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