Search:

Type: Posts; User: Steve Slocombe

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. I would change your VL rods back to the factory...

    I would change your VL rods back to the factory position with the forked rod at the front. Shop Dope 218 of 04 April 1941 describes the 1940 changes, with 45, 74 and 80 side valves, plus 61 inch...
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    442

    Dear Bill, do you still have the title for it?...

    Dear Bill, do you still have the title for it? Our registration authorities count choppers with altered frames as new bikes, and that means a whole lot of emission tests that you're not going to pass.
  3. Thread: 1934 vl

    by Steve Slocombe
    Replies
    1
    Views
    158

    Sorry I missed your call yesterday. My frame guys...

    Sorry I missed your call yesterday. My frame guys like to see the frame with the forks and wheels on as a rolling chassis. Inside front fork rockers is about 7.5" and inside rear frame is about 8.5"...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    607

    This piston was found on 30VL4899. The casting...

    This piston was found on 30VL4899. The casting number inside is 317-30D, suggesting the JD ones are different. It has three compression rings and no oil control ring, which might explain why we have...
  5. Replies
    6
    Views
    431

    Dear Brett, the 1930s Harley VLs weigh 240 kg/540...

    Dear Brett, the 1930s Harley VLs weigh 240 kg/540 pounds, which is 100 kg/220 pounds lighter than a heritage soft tail classic. The Indian Chiefs will be about the same, and the 1920s bikes maybe...
  6. Replies
    16
    Views
    785

    I go along with the wait 50 years plan. It could...

    I go along with the wait 50 years plan. It could still be the hand oil pump check valve, which is worth stripping and checking. And swap meet mechanical pumps are still around for less than the cost...
  7. Replies
    16
    Views
    785

    I tend to agree with Eric, and have not had to...

    I tend to agree with Eric, and have not had to try the hard chrome method yet. The 1934-36 VL oil pumps are more prone to leaking, as the diecast body was not a great choice to take a hardened steel...
  8. Replies
    16
    Views
    785

    Dear Steve, those steel oil pumps are usually...

    Dear Steve, those steel oil pumps are usually pretty good. At one ounce per week I would first look for a slow leak round the hand oil pump check valve. Disconnecting the hand oil line will show it...
  9. Dear Mark, it was Dale I spoke to, but he's not...

    Dear Mark, it was Dale I spoke to, but he's not taking calls anymore so you'd better try Matt.
  10. Dear Pete, the Harley black book shows 2175 FL...

    Dear Pete, the Harley black book shows 2175 FL models and 5625 FLH models built that year, with 1150 BTH models, whatever they are. Engine numbers for Big Twins would have been interleaved, but 12000...
  11. Dear Mark, these are for the 1936-39 Harley small...

    Dear Mark, these are for the 1936-39 Harley small twin with the I-beam forks as you probably know. The one with the hole I have seen before and is possibly Servicar. I had this discussion with Wheels...
  12. Replies
    10
    Views
    691

    AMCA National Meets are usually free entry, but...

    AMCA National Meets are usually free entry, but donations are always welcome. Chapter Meets will have their own rules and may charge admission. National Road Runs are usually three days and based...
  13. In response to the earlier question on hand oil...

    In response to the earlier question on hand oil pump capacity, the bore and stroke of the oil pump would be the same over many years, so the capacity depends on the quality of those leather pump...
  14. Replies
    5
    Views
    307

    The 1931-1934 patent decal goes on the front of...

    The 1931-1934 patent decal goes on the front of the tool box like this.24525

    The patent numbers displayed on the decal vary over time and various styles are available.

    New model Enthusiast...
  15. Replies
    91
    Views
    84,629

    Dear Terry, nice to see you again at Oley and I...

    Dear Terry, nice to see you again at Oley and I was judging there so now ready to go into rivet counting mode. Your pictures show a black nut on the Corbin cable, and I like to see the flat nickel or...
  16. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,000

    Dear Jesse, I just use a regular bearing grease,...

    Dear Jesse, I just use a regular bearing grease, but others may have better advice. If on a budget, and we all are, get the bike running first and find out what great fun the VLs are to ride. Then...
  17. Dear Jesse, I think you got it first time with...

    Dear Jesse, I think you got it first time with the leaking check valve. It only takes a tiny piece of rust or dirt under the seat to drain oil into the sump over time. Not a problem when the bikes...
  18. Replies
    40
    Views
    7,110

    Yup, Thursday at Oley was OK then Friday wet and...

    Yup, Thursday at Oley was OK then Friday wet and Saturday windy, which didn't help when I was trying to sell books. Thanks everyone for your support and I am left with just two sets of VL Years books...
  19. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,000

    If you're going for a points bike you need to...

    If you're going for a points bike you need to cadmium plate the fork cups. Deciding between building a judged bike or 'just a rider' is important before you start to get too far into it.
  20. Yup, Thursday OK then Friday wet and Saturday...

    Yup, Thursday OK then Friday wet and Saturday windy, which didn't help when I was trying to sell books. Thanks everyone for your support and I am left with just two sets of VL Years books in the US....
  21. Replies
    6
    Views
    655

    Dear Chuck, the Harley black book shows they...

    Dear Chuck, the Harley black book shows they produced 12,475 bikes that year, of which 2,715 were Big Twins. In the 1930s Harley were outselling Indian a little over two to one, so a first guess...
  22. Replies
    40
    Views
    7,110

    I'll be bringing a few copies of the VL Years...

    I'll be bringing a few copies of the VL Years book series to Oley Stand 28 for those who like to save postage, but weighing in at ten pounds a set and with a 50 pound baggage allowance you'll need to...
  23. I'll be bringing a few copies of the VL Years...

    I'll be bringing a few copies of the VL Years book series to Oley Stand 28 for those who like to save postage, but weighing in at ten pounds a set and with a 50 pound baggage allowance you'll need to...
  24. Replies
    3
    Views
    492

    Dear Smitty, I'll be bringing some copies of the...

    Dear Smitty, I'll be bringing some copies of the VL Years book series to Oley, for those who like to save postage costs, but wasn't planning on printing the Rikuo parts book. You should be able to...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    824

    Great pictures, thank you!

    Great pictures, thank you!
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4