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    I hear you sayin' "Until I can't kick," Scooter....

    I hear you sayin' "Until I can't kick," Scooter. Izzenat what chew mean? and yeah, that's egg-zackley what RSES is for! When you give up bein' the He Man and showin' you can still kick your Harley...
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    Just run Russ Peterson's Right Side Electric...

    Just run Russ Peterson's Right Side Electric Start >http://www.4speedelectricstart.com/product.html<
    https://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq90/Sarge_74/Tex/DSCI0039_zpsk1rs2faf.jpg

    I have two,...
  3. Oh, and when the Flatheads were introduced, the...

    Oh, and when the Flatheads were introduced, the torque wrench was unheard of. The way Harley prevented over-tightening was to make specific, short-handled. six-point
    headbolt wrenches. Long enuf...
  4. To dope out left or right hand threads, one needs...

    To dope out left or right hand threads, one needs only to imagine the parts are made of putty, or clay: And, "Does the shaft turn the nut, or the nut turn the shaft?" The direction will always be...
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    And the UL beginning in 1937, with no washer. The...

    And the UL beginning in 1937, with no washer. The hole was designed to keep the triangular flange on the nut
    from turning at all.
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    I don't know much, but yer welcome to it. Yer...

    I don't know much, but yer welcome to it. Yer welcome, Bob! --Sarge...=o%'o
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    The correct ball-end SPST toggle switch is...

    The correct ball-end SPST toggle switch is "Gardner Bender GSW-124," available at any Ace Hardware Store in the U.S. for $4.59, list price. Ace catalog number is 3531381. Looks just like the...
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    That's what the terminal on the horn mount is...

    That's what the terminal on the horn mount is for. The fillister-head screw on the right is "on with ignition" and the screw on the left is "on with ignition and lights." I used two appropriate...
  9. Thread: New here

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    Actually, esteemed late Past President Dr. John...

    Actually, esteemed late Past President Dr. John Patt was proud to be a VMD, Veterinary Medical Doctor. He was a graduate of Penn State University, the only college, at the time, to award that...
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    Welded. Welding came in about 1943. After that,...

    Welded. Welding came in about 1943. After that, they were all welded. Also recommend WASCO, who knows what he's doing.
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    Show a pic of the other side of the left axle...

    Show a pic of the other side of the left axle carrier in your Post #5. Q is about how it's machined on the other side.
  12. Thread: 46 Knuck

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    Kevlar primary belt conversion is an unqualified...

    Kevlar primary belt conversion is an unqualified blessing for the old Harley Big Twins. I've had a BDL "kickstart" converson on my UL for years; never had a hint of a problem. But yes, you do have...
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    An olive green "export" model 74-inch...

    An olive green "export" model 74-inch Knucklehead? Why not?

    It wouldn't be the first old Harley to show up that had "fallen off the wagon" on the way to the seaport; got diverted. Could have been...
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    Damn right, Dumpster! I'm Superman, with X-ray...

    Damn right, Dumpster! I'm Superman, with X-ray vision. I can click on the attachment to Post #1, then Ctrl+roll my mouse wheel on what appears to make the VIN on that motor fill my screen. It's a...
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    "Too Perfect" counts to those of us who have...

    "Too Perfect" counts to those of us who have looked at these numbers for half-a-century, covering over a century, ALL hand-stamped by a MoCo assembler, and NEVER with a straightedge, like the sample....
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    Freestylegold: It's a home-made serial number. ...

    Freestylegold: It's a home-made serial number. Purporting to be 1942, it won't even raise an eyebrow with motor vehicle registration authorities these days. All the exceptions noted above are...
  17. If my front & rear wheels are same width, I'll...

    If my front & rear wheels are same width, I'll run a straight edge down the left side, an inch-or-two off the floor, catching all four tire sidewalls. Might have to adjust the rear chain a little, by...
  18. First off, you're sure the rear wheel is squarely...

    First off, you're sure the rear wheel is squarely centered in the swingarm, pointing fwd through the centerline of the bike? 'Looking for a reason to need all that rear shim.
  19. Are you using the "offset" rear sidecar swingarm...

    Are you using the "offset" rear sidecar swingarm connector? There's no need to. It was changed back in 1969-or-whenever to clearance a changed exhaust system. Make whatever you have to, to line up....
  20. Shim it to about 1/2"-to-one-inch of toe-in at...

    Shim it to about 1/2"-to-one-inch of toe-in at the front axle of the bike. That's not the most critical measure, to be slightly off square and parallel and level. Most important is the bike leaning...
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    When are any of our bikes ever "finished?" ...

    When are any of our bikes ever "finished?"
    They're never finished. They just grow catalog part number lists. Attention isn't all we pay them.
    Judging for points is life-threatening. Your own.
  22. Thread: Emblem

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    Google is your friend in this hobby. Here: ...

    Google is your friend in this hobby. Here: https://www.watsonian-squire.com/


    Watsonian goes back to 1912. They produced that style, on their fiberglass-bodied sidecars, probably circa...
  23. Thread: Emblem

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    Watsonian Sidecars, England. It's upside-down.

    Watsonian Sidecars, England. It's upside-down.
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    Ditch the brass float. They are heavier than...

    Ditch the brass float. They are heavier than stock and totally unreliable.
    It's been my experience that sooner or later, every one leaks fuel, and sinks. Every. You are not the first to pull hair...
  25. Very amusing, Robert, but I've done that; on I-75...

    Very amusing, Robert, but I've done that; on I-75 in Georgia, on a road trip about four hunnert miles from home. Jacked up the UL and removed the rear wheel, hitched a ride to a nearby Honda shop on...
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