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    I can't stop looking at your patent model as it...

    I can't stop looking at your patent model as it is absolutely beautiful. As a machinist myself, I can't help but think of how much time, and love the engineer, and machinist spent building it. It's...
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    But I love your patent model.

    But I love your patent model.
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    Excelsior developed their own dual brake for the...

    Excelsior developed their own dual brake for the 1916 Big X. In 1915 they used the Mussleman dual brake, however, they could have started using their in-house dual brake during the '15 season. I...
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    Geeze, Liam, your knucklehead looks fantastic. I...

    Geeze, Liam, your knucklehead looks fantastic. I remember when you first posted pictures of it when it was in process, but holy cow, you have really made some progress !
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    This has really turned into a great thread, and...

    This has really turned into a great thread, and far exceeded my expectations thanks to the people that have posted their knowledge, and advice. The 450 is a strange motor, Will but I think it is the...
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    I certainly appreciate all the good advice I have...

    I certainly appreciate all the good advice I have been getting; THANKS. I have a genuine Honda manual for this bike which is quite good, and much better than the Haynes manual. I did a link count on...
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    I put my '40 Chief on it's center stand whenever...

    I put my '40 Chief on it's center stand whenever I finished a ride because it had drooling issues. I was always fearful that the kickstand would break, or slip out of it's lock when I wanted to use...
  8. I re-read this thread it occurred to me that my...

    I re-read this thread it occurred to me that my lawn mower is propelled by belt drive. Unfortunately, that damn thing has been dragging me behind it for years with no sign of slipping.
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    I think you just described Superman:)

    I think you just described Superman:)
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    There's some good information. Thanks aumicm10;...

    There's some good information. Thanks aumicm10; I'll give it a whirl:)
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    After a day of looking at this engine, and...

    After a day of looking at this engine, and calming down from being P.O'd, I am wondering if the chain is just a bit tight, and that's just the way a new chain will be. The chain tensioner does not...
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    I've repeatedly checked the chain path, and all...

    I've repeatedly checked the chain path, and all is well there. The 450 chain has to be broken to thread through all the sprockets and guides as the head, and cylinder have no open paths for an...
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    Thanks for the comment, and advice, Steve. I have...

    Thanks for the comment, and advice, Steve. I have genuine Honda master links which are simple links with a small hole drilled in the pins. Their intended use is to be 'splayed' with a special tool...
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    I appreciate the information, Chuck. This chain...

    I appreciate the information, Chuck. This chain adventure is getting expensive as the new chain was $40, and each master link is $10, so I'm now into this (clear conscience) simple maintenance deal...
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    A friend of mine did some work on my 1951FL about...

    A friend of mine did some work on my 1951FL about 30 years ago. When he finished, he pumped my tires up to 30psi as a favor. The motorcycle was un-ride able at speeds over 15 mph. Eventually I got...
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    I should have said, Excelsior numbers are still...

    I should have said, Excelsior numbers are still sketchy to ME. That doesn't mean other people don't understand them. I think there will always be some ambiguity about history, and original...
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    I appreciate everyone's comments kitabel. Very...

    I appreciate everyone's comments kitabel. Very useful insights, Robbie and that is the kind of first hand info that helps. I have been looking at the Tigers and like the single carburetor. I've also...
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    I have heard that, John. I believe Dr. Sucher...

    I have heard that, John. I believe Dr. Sucher went into that in his book, 'Harley-Davidson, the Milwaukee Marvel'. And you know that every fact he wrote was triple checked, and peer reviewed:)...
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    Thank you for the response, Tom. I'm in new...

    Thank you for the response, Tom. I'm in new territory with Triumphs, and only wish I had learned more about them years earlier. My problem with old bikes is; I'm a sucker for a basket case but as I...
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    CL 450 Timing Chain

    I am going through the motor for my '66 Honda 450. I second guessed myself about the timing chain, and succumbed to people saying the timing change should be replaced. I got a new Japanese made...
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    Buddy Puckett was the son of Orlando's H-D...

    Buddy Puckett was the son of Orlando's H-D dealer, Louis Puckett. Buddy was my age, and told me when he was about 8 years old, he saw his Dad cutting up frames, forks, and fenders so he could load...
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    Like RRandal, I'm getting very interested in a...

    Like RRandal, I'm getting very interested in a 1970 and earlier Triumph Bonneville, or Tiger. Picking up on this thread, what do the people here, that know their Triumphs think of the prices they see...
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    Well, I'll bet old Andy kicked himself in the ass...

    Well, I'll bet old Andy kicked himself in the ass when the chopper thing hit in the 1960s:)
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    I don't think the WW2 scrap drives took very many...

    I don't think the WW2 scrap drives took very many running motorcycles due to the superior fuel mileage of a motorcycle during wartime rationing. I also speculate that any 1915 and later 3 speed...
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    Now that is funny !

    Now that is funny !
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