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    Reviving this old post. I'm upgrading my '48...

    Reviving this old post. I'm upgrading my '48 Chief to 12v. I want to use an LED headlight but I want as correct a look as possible. One option is this, which looks pretty good:...
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    Update: I decided to go with a 12v system. I...

    Update: I decided to go with a 12v system. I looked at a ton of batteries and ended up choosing this one:...
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    If this is the one you're talking about I really...

    If this is the one you're talking about I really got a laugh out of it.
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    What 12v headlights do people like to use with a...

    What 12v headlights do people like to use with a rebuilt generator (20A output), either AGM or LiIon battery, and solid-state regulator? I'll use an LED for the tail/brake light for the brightness,...
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    I think this is the problem. I first took apart...

    I think this is the problem. I first took apart the pedal assembly and made sure there was no paint on any friction surface. Then I replaced the bare metal disk, friction plate, friction material,...
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    Well, first, I want it to work properly because...

    Well, first, I want it to work properly because that’s the way it’s supposed to be. And second, there are times when I’d like to roll to a stop with the bike in first and have the clutch stay...
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    The transmission and primary share the same oil....

    The transmission and primary share the same oil. I checked by removing the plug on the bottom of the trans and adding oil to the primary, and it flowed through. I've been using the same 50w Driven...
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    Yeah, that's what I have been doing. But I do...

    Yeah, that's what I have been doing. But I do want it to work properly and stay in position.

    Even though I went through the pedal assembly per Mike Tomas at Kiwi and removed the paint on the...
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    I rode about 40 mi last weekend before the rain...

    I rode about 40 mi last weekend before the rain came. The bike ran well, but I still had the issue of the clutch creeping back into the engaged position, which stalls the bike if I'm not careful. The...
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    I'm guessing people use an LED bulb just for the...

    I'm guessing people use an LED bulb just for the tail/brake light? I don't have spots and the instrument panel bulbs don't need to be brighter and shouldn't matter. I'm planning to use a more modern...
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    12v upgrade questions

    Thanks to folks here I'm sorting through most of the issues on my '48 Chief and even had the bike out for a 40 mi ride last weekend. It ran well and was really fun. These old bikes are quicker than I...
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    Yup, agree with all of that. I expected this bike...

    Yup, agree with all of that. I expected this bike to have some issues so I'm not bummed, I'm actually pretty happy. I've had it out around the hood three times already and will take it out again...
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    Yup, the pin is in place, and the steel plate is...

    Yup, the pin is in place, and the steel plate is new and clean. Thanks.
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    Update: After I spoke with Kiwi Mike I took apart...

    Update: After I spoke with Kiwi Mike I took apart the clutch pedal assembly, removed the paint from the friction area, and installed his new spring, metal disk, and friction material. It may have...
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    I'm still working on this problem. I drained the...

    I'm still working on this problem. I drained the sump last night and took it out for just a few miles this morning. I then checked the sump again about 2 hours after the ride and I drained this...
  16. I live in a hilly area, so having the throttle on...

    I live in a hilly area, so having the throttle on the right side with a left foot clutch and right hand brake makes it hard to start on hills. I want to be able to hold the hand brake while working...
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    Thanks! You guys are really helpful. I took the...

    Thanks! You guys are really helpful. I took the rubber grips off, which helped me see what is going on. I also spoke with Mike Tomas and he told me what is normal. Something in my setup isn't. The...
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    Update: I took most of it apart, switched sides,...

    Update: I took most of it apart, switched sides, cut down excess length, and cleaned and lubed the cables and housings with dry teflon. It's pretty smooth, better than before. But I still have the...
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    I’m not sure I understand. If I’m just switching...

    I’m not sure I understand. If I’m just switching ends at the carb and distributor, why would I need to do anything to the cable stops if they are currently tight? What sort of failures have you had?...
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    So I removed the throttle (right) handle by...

    So I removed the throttle (right) handle by unscrewing it to check out the mechanism. It worked pretty well before. Now, I have it back so it rotates fairly freely. But when I tighten down the nut...
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    So do you not disconnect them at the handlebars...

    So do you not disconnect them at the handlebars and just change the connections at the distributor and carb?
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    How to move throttle back to left side

    I finally got my Chief out on the road around the neighborhood yesterday. It was a good first ride and the bike ran well as far as I can tell. This bike has a right-hand shift and a right hand...
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    Funny, I just got off the phone with Mike before...

    Funny, I just got off the phone with Mike before I saw C2K's reply. He mentioned I need to check the knurled ring on the clutch first, and then I should take apart the clutch pedal assembly. From my...
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    On which surface? Also, are you referring to the...

    On which surface? Also, are you referring to the spring and friction material for the clutch pedal, or something internal to the clutch? Thanks.

    Separately, how tight should the clutch pedal be?
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    Clutch adjustment question

    Iím getting ready to get my new to me Ď48 Chief on the road, hopefully next week. Iíve started it several times in my driveway. When I disengage the clutch and put it into first, the clutch pedal...
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