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    Howdy chaps, The head/cylinder configuration...

    Howdy chaps,

    The head/cylinder configuration on a 38 later Four bears no resemblance to HD/Indian flat heads of the era. If you view image #4 on row 5 at my site below the spark plug hole is at...
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    Howdy chaps, You can now source 6 volt LED...

    Howdy chaps,

    You can now source 6 volt LED bulbs for the more popular base configurations, the folks supplying magneto parts have an advert in the AMCA mag. This does not help those running...
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    1959 XLCH - fork oil change

    Howdy chaps,

    Taking a friends XLCH to Barber on Thursday. Any recommendations on filling/bleeding fork oil, tubes are slightly shortened on this one but does still does not explain why it bottoms...
  4. Howdy JR, All my Indians run 6V on two brush...

    Howdy JR,

    All my Indians run 6V on two brush converted Autolites with PODtronic regulators and either a single AGM or two Shorei Lithium Iron batteries wired in parallel within hollowed out former...
  5. Howdy chaps, Here is an NOS 4030, I...

    Howdy chaps,

    Here is an NOS 4030, I unwittingly removed the easiest form of identification from it moments ago with Windex. Lightly stenciled in black in the backside of the reflector is General...
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    Howdy sir, Know you know this, but for the...

    Howdy sir,

    Know you know this, but for the others, brief explanation of the genie light in context with electrical system. As the schematic illustrates, the light has a powered source at the...
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    Howdy Rich, My first cancel in 25 years, 4...

    Howdy Rich,

    My first cancel in 25 years, 4 surgeries this summer, 3 in 8 days over last couple of wks, last stitches removed Thursday, surgeon will advise wisdom of riding then. We fly out to...
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    Howdy sir, The 48-later aluminum pump is much...

    Howdy sir,

    The 48-later aluminum pump is much more prone to wet sumping than its iron counterpart. As the Indian V twin uses the pumping action of piston movement to lubricate all components not...
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    Howdy sir, Adjacent to that hole should be...

    Howdy sir,

    Adjacent to that hole should be another with a 1/4 nut affixed to the underside. This secured the forward tab on a triangular plate that was secured by two 1/4 bolts to the underside of...
  10. Howdy chaps, If you search electronic ignition...

    Howdy chaps,

    If you search electronic ignition here or at Caimag, I covered this one before. Modern point applications assume much higher rpm, multiple points cams and assumption the points block...
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    Howdy Rollo, Here’s that assembly of knuckles,...

    Howdy Rollo,

    Here’s that assembly of knuckles, more at link below.
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    Howdy sir, Those came out in 1940 so you’re...

    Howdy sir,

    Those came out in 1940 so you’re good to go. They are robustly built and riding high over the exhaust not prone to burn through on the right side nor deform/come apart as they are...
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    Howdy Kevin, Long time members will remember...

    Howdy Kevin,

    Long time members will remember Rocky was/is famously not on this (once, briefly) or any other forum, even when he was president ...computers are for others, especially when you’re...
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    Howdy sir, Bought a pair just like those about...

    Howdy sir,

    Bought a pair just like those about 20 years ago - as seen affixed to my 40 Four below - from Rocky Halter who referred to him as reverend Kaiser. He has the story on this series of...
  15. Thread: Coker Tires

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    Howdy chaps, These have been discussed...

    Howdy chaps,

    These have been discussed extensively on Caimag over the years. Couple of observations. Coker can rise to the occasion when making licensed products such as the Firestone zig zags...
  16. Thread: Valve stem hole???

    by PRG
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    Howdy sir, If I was given the option I would...

    Howdy sir,

    If I was given the option I would definitely go with the larger stem hole permitting use of the rubber stems. When you look at tube construction in this area - depending on...
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    Howdy chaps, Don’t know about HD flatties but...

    Howdy chaps,

    Don’t know about HD flatties but on Indians I refer to the supply side as a metering unit as it merely controls downward flow from the tank and is sealed to the case where the oil...
  18. Howdy Crunch, You’re removing the guts so as...

    Howdy Crunch,

    You’re removing the guts so as not to have to remove your fuel tanks to get at the underside mounting strap, right? Best advised to do that as your speedo innards are not one...
  19. Thread: Rocky Halter

    by PRG
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    Lordy, Rich, bout gave me a got dang heart...

    Lordy, Rich, bout gave me a got dang heart attack. Rocky rarely answers his phone, couldn’t confirm anything, was whip’n up a long winded eulogy covering 30 hazy years of smoke filled memories. At...
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    Howdy Rich! Yes sir, when we get back from...

    Howdy Rich!

    Yes sir, when we get back from this trip, time to get ready for the Sunshine chapter and Bike Week, Tex road run after that. Been watching your over the top coast whether with keen...
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    Howdy Dave, Jade made Chief pistons years ago...

    Howdy Dave,

    Jade made Chief pistons years ago for which it would appear at the time they used one base casting for all three applications: 74 inch Chief, 74 inch Bonneville Chief and 80 inch...
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    Howdy sir, AGM’s are indeed superior to lead...

    Howdy sir,

    AGM’s are indeed superior to lead acid in every aspect accept one, which is common to most/all new generation batteries: tolerance of charge rate. They will not accept high amps and in...
  23. Thread: Jerry Greer

    by PRG
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    A true gentleman, bought my first Indian from him...

    A true gentleman, bought my first Indian from him in the early 90’s, remained friends for a long time since, enjoyed visiting his shop immensely.
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    Howdy Ivor, Do a search here and at Caimag on...

    Howdy Ivor,

    Do a search here and at Caimag on Four head bolt torques. The bottom line is 55 ft lbs is far to excessive, 30 is plenty on verified flat surfaces using copper gaskets. Washer land...
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    Howdy Ivor, I have not been impressed with cad...

    Howdy Ivor,

    I have not been impressed with cad plating done in the aircraft arena, navy grade as done by Billmark in Dallas is vastly superior and more durable. Admittedly, when used in fasteners...
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