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    Pem, I cant help you with the teens, but in...

    Pem, I cant help you with the teens, but in answer to your original question on mile track times...in 2017, it was the 80th anniversary of the springfield mile, and they featured a vintage exhibition...
  2. I dont know how far away you live from him, but,...

    I dont know how far away you live from him, but, you screwed up the FIRST thing you should have done was showing up at his shop with 2 or 3 witnesses (preferrabley big dudes), and have a look -see...
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    Gonna miss David, he was a respectful gentleman....

    Gonna miss David, he was a respectful gentleman. He used to own a jewelry store, and fixed a couple old pocket watches of mine, and had been a customer for 15 years or better. he used to call just to...
  4. I bought my first sidecar tub from Merle 28 years...

    I bought my first sidecar tub from Merle 28 years ago RIP...
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    I havent written on this forum in several...

    I havent written on this forum in several years,....lost my login password, and guess I was too busy in the shop. Had to chime in on this though. The story posted on the Hienkel scooter site is...
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    Steve, and Fritchie68, I totally agree. What's...

    Steve, and Fritchie68, I totally agree. What's the point.

    Essentially he tried to turn his VL into a UL. From my experience, a UL rebuild job doesn't last significantly longer than a VL between...
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    Original paint 61' panhead

    I'm looking to sell my original paint 1961 FLH. It's hi-fi blue and birch white. This is not a bike that I'm just trying to flip...it's one that I've had for 20 yrs, and It's not a put-together bike,...
  8. We have solid cast bronze Chicago mc supply...

    We have solid cast bronze Chicago mc supply pedals made from the original pattern. email tfaber@fabercycle.com

    Did I mention mine were made in the USA?
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    If it were my bike, I would take it apart and...

    If it were my bike, I would take it apart and find out what's going on. If it isn't clamping tight, there's a good chance the clamp itself is cracked, or the bar is.
    If you try to shim it, you may...
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    Cool bike, it's good that you're leaving it as...

    Cool bike, it's good that you're leaving it as is.

    Why did you refer to it as a "scout racer". Looks like a regular road model to me.
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    There's a special washer under the screw head too.

    There's a special washer under the screw head too.
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    Call Jim's Harley Davidson in Mendon Ohio, and...

    Call Jim's Harley Davidson in Mendon Ohio, and ask for Jim
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    Bob, I don't know anyone in Tn. but Indian Frank...

    Bob, I don't know anyone in Tn. but Indian Frank Vandevelde in Illinois is "the man" when it comes to Indian generators and electrical issues.
  14. Thread: Dream Job

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    Bob, I understand your angle on that museum...

    Bob, I understand your angle on that museum experience but, from the other side of the fence, I've taken bikes to AMCA meets (Not for sale ones) where I'm busy trying to sell parts, and I look over...
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    Robbie, Nice pictures, that's not somethin' ya...

    Robbie,

    Nice pictures, that's not somethin' ya see every day.
  16. Tom you are thinking of a Chief. The Scout has...

    Tom you are thinking of a Chief. The Scout has the kicker support casting bolted to the rear of the trans, where it can be shimmed to fix any misalignment. I would start there.
  17. Indian could steal the show with a smaller bike...

    Indian could steal the show with a smaller bike to compete with the sportster.....only this time leave most of the nostalgia aside, make an OHC motor with some real power like a Ducati, and they...
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    Hi David, Thanks for making the effort to...

    Hi David,

    Thanks for making the effort to raise money and help others through your hobby. Good luck to you on your adventure.

    Tom
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    Louie and others, I can't tell you the exact...

    Louie and others,

    I can't tell you the exact number of vendors or shoppers, cuz some new vendors came on Sat, and some left after Fri. , but I would say it was less than half of what it used to...
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    Powdercoat will look nice for a really long time...

    Powdercoat will look nice for a really long time on your cylinders, but the plastic coating will trap heat in your engine, and not allow the fins to dissapate the heat in the air,(heat = friction =...
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    Steve, I have seen that 1935 mesh filled slash...

    Steve,

    I have seen that 1935 mesh filled slash cut air cleaner of which you speak, a friend of mine has one, the instuctions plate is the same as the 6" round one. I've also noticed some period...
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    Shelby and others,, thanks for your endorsement,...

    Shelby and others,, thanks for your endorsement, we will see you down there.
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    Chris, we wish you were.....and those things you...

    Chris, we wish you were.....and those things you mentioned are just why a few of us are getting together away from all the busy BS, and enjoying some warm weather riding out in the Florida...
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    Vintage bike camping in Florida

    Now that it is 2013, and people are going to start to think about what they are doing concerning bike week in Daytona, I thought it would be a good time to mention this camping venue.

    We have...
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    Louie, That was my first bike in 1977. (well,...

    Louie,

    That was my first bike in 1977. (well, not that exact one) It was the same color, paint sceme, and scrambler pipes. I rode it all over, did lots of trails, and rode the highways to get...
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