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    Lovely area to ride in. Problem with that is, how...

    Lovely area to ride in. Problem with that is, how do you haul home that great find? Maybe find a friend who drove.
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    Red Kote can be applied over flash or light rust...

    Red Kote can be applied over flash or light rust according to Red Kote. The last tanks I did were a set of OP 1978 Low Rider tanks. I cleaned them twice with vinegar and was not happy. I then bit the...
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    I have been using Red Kote for quite a while with...

    I have been using Red Kote for quite a while with great results. Be careful when you use it as it will build up pressure in the tank while you are rotating the tank around with it fully sealed. Due...
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    Hopefully the plague will mostly be gone by Sept....

    Hopefully the plague will mostly be gone by Sept. or at the very least we will have a much better knowledge about what protective measures work and should be adhered to. I have vended in the past and...
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    I would check the brake, tail light if they are...

    I would check the brake, tail light if they are LED's are they strobing as well? If they are it could be a voltage fluctuation in the lighting circuit. That could be due to a faulty regulator, yes...
  6. Mike, Thanks for the help. I am sure...

    Mike,
    Thanks for the help. I am sure after you helped me the error was on my end.

    Lyle
  7. WHOOPEE I AM IN, I am terrified to change my...

    WHOOPEE I AM IN, I am terrified to change my password, can I stick with the assigned one?
  8. I have been trying for several weeks to get my...

    I have been trying for several weeks to get my password straightened out to no avail. I can't believe this will post.
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    Jerry, there are all kinds of test procedures as...

    Jerry, there are all kinds of test procedures as per the manuals carbon piles and the like. Real life testing has always worked for me. You will need a decent digital voltmeter. With the motorcycle...
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    Jerry, I assume you mean the field...

    Jerry,
    I assume you mean the field connections? After doing so you polarized it which lines the electrons up for proper current flow. Keep in mind if the generator motorized it should...
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    BTW, the test procedure given here is...

    BTW, the test procedure given here is questionable, grounding the red field wire sounds odd. On American built motorcycles red is always positive, so I do not know why the manual would tell you to...
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    I have not worked on a Chief generator for a long...

    I have not worked on a Chief generator for a long time. Reversing the field connections will reverse the rotation of the generator that is being motorized. One connection is easily accessible from...
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    I had luck soldering the Lucas switches on my...

    I had luck soldering the Lucas switches on my Norton. I found out the best thing to use was not a low wattage iron but a higher wattage gun. It only takes a second or two to build up. Then let it...
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    I have never had a problem with mine, so I am no...

    I have never had a problem with mine, so I am no help with repair. I don't know who you tried but I have always had great success with Bench Mark Works in Mississippi. If it isn't a show bike I am...
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    Glen, What you are describing has happened to me...

    Glen, What you are describing has happened to me several times. Unfortunately the symptoms are the same for either a faulty coil or a faulty electronic ignition. The ignition can be an after market...
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    Welcome aboard Fred. I was forced to join (ha-ha)...

    Welcome aboard Fred. I was forced to join (ha-ha) many years ago at the Fort Mott meet here in NJ, in order to vend. There are many good people here and lots of good advice. If it is left hand...
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    Ok that is straight from the manual. The original...

    Ok that is straight from the manual. The original wires were lifted at the generator and jumpers were used for the ammeter and the field terminal. Double check the ammeter connection. The + side goes...
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    An ammeter is always connected in line in a...

    An ammeter is always connected in line in a circuit, usually in the positive lead of a DC circuit. Yours must be connected somewhere in the starting circuit which would account for the starting...
  19. Larry, It appears to be the regulator...

    Larry,
    It appears to be the regulator with a stuck contact. Over time the arcing sometimes causes the contacts to pit, not unlike your ignition points. You can try to clean them with piece...
  20. Larry, Information is always a good...

    Larry,
    Information is always a good thing when trouble shooting electrical Gremlins. I have to ass u me you are dealing with a stock charging system. Does the arc remind you of flashing a...
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    It is a beauty. Spark plug wires have been...

    It is a beauty. Spark plug wires have been replaced. I think it may have a replacement seat as well, hard to tell can not see any logo on seat back. Not sure about point loss on tender wire. You will...
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    Be careful. If you use the wrong one, when you...

    Be careful. If you use the wrong one, when you torque the inner primary, you will break the ear on the front of the primary. The thin one is the correct one.
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    I rebuilt the M74 on my '64 a few years ago and I...

    I rebuilt the M74 on my '64 a few years ago and I used the Drag rebuild kit. I did not use the float included. I had heard too many stories of float swelling. I used a Rubber Ducky and have had no...
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    Kyle, You must live in New Jersey. I...

    Kyle,
    You must live in New Jersey. I have never had an easy time titling an old motorcycle here. One of my favorites was when I titled my 1972 BMW R75/5. The title must have the mileage...
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    I worked in the Power Industry for many years,...

    I worked in the Power Industry for many years, lots of piping. We were taught that any type of Teflon was a thread lubricant and not a sealant. There are many brands of sealant on the market for use...
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