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    Thanks for the update, Charles. Will look forward...

    Thanks for the update, Charles. Will look forward to 'The Motorcycle: Design~Art~Desire' for a Christmas present.
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    I use kerosene to clean oily, greasy caked crud...

    I use kerosene to clean oily, greasy caked crud from engines, and transmissions. I bought a small cement mixing tub from Harbor Freight that worked well for containing that awful mélange of crap....
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    Sorry, that was a weird reply on my part:) To...

    Sorry, that was a weird reply on my part:) To address your question, Craig; I think H-D was just covering the bases for many eventualities, and for the benefit of the end users. I do see the validity...
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    You did a beautiful job, and just in time to do...

    You did a beautiful job, and just in time to do some Summer riding.
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    Looking closer at the 1st photo, I can see that...

    Looking closer at the 1st photo, I can see that the header pipe has the same radius as the front frame tube. Look forward to hearing more from the Sporleder archives. Hope that works out, Dick.
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    Looks like 2 header pipes out of a single...

    Looks like 2 header pipes out of a single cylinder head. I agree that the handlebars are U-joint Indian bars and probably Indian forks, and the tank looks Indian. That is a noodle scratcher, Dick.
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    I've never seen bushings in a motorcycle piston....

    I've never seen bushings in a motorcycle piston. Either I've led a sheltered life, or it's not done:) . . . Why? I'd be curious to know as well.
  8. I used Haulbikes in late October of 2018 and was...

    I used Haulbikes in late October of 2018 and was happy with them. The price was very good, the bike was delivered quickly (probably luck), and in good shape. It was not a pristine bike so I didn't...
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    Forgot about this thread, Chris. You come up with...

    Forgot about this thread, Chris. You come up with the best pictures. Thank you for posting that, even though it's 11 years old:)
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    This has been a very interesting thread for me,...

    This has been a very interesting thread for me, as I'm not a good mechanic, or diagnostician. I feel bad for what you're going through, Harry but I'm learning a lot. I know you'll get there.
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    C2K, I can't stress enough how informative Don...

    C2K, I can't stress enough how informative Don Emde's book is, and how enjoyable it is to read. As for domestic competition in 1901, there was Orient, and DeDion based cycles used most exclusively...
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    Please keep us up to date, and I'll mention that...

    Please keep us up to date, and I'll mention that as a Christmas gift idea to my wife:)
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    I gather your book 'The Motorcycle: Design, Art,...

    I gather your book 'The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire' will be available in December of this year. It's the readers that really benefit from a book, so It will be a privilege, and a pleasure to get...
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    Anything written by Harry Sucher must be subject...

    Anything written by Harry Sucher must be subject to peer review; which he didn't always seek. George Hendee made the Indian bicycle before he and Oscar Hedstrom developed their motorcycle. All of...
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    I thought the same as well, Robbie. Probably why...

    I thought the same as well, Robbie. Probably why it's broken. Anything can be fixed, but looking for a replacement would save a lot of grief.
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    Tom gives excellent advice; look for a good...

    Tom gives excellent advice; look for a good replacement first. Fixing the one you have requires first class welding, and machining. However, there is 2/3 of the hole left, so you may be able to do...
  17. Again, I love your '48, Greg. My wife and I are...

    Again, I love your '48, Greg. My wife and I are in the mountains of North Georgia right now, and will be for months:) I brought my '48 here, and have done some riding, but I need to do some more...
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    I am half way through 'The Speed Kings' and I...

    I am half way through 'The Speed Kings' and I would rate it among the top 3 best books I have ever read on the early days of motorcycle racing, and motorcycling. Don Emde found, shared, and compiled...
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    Okay. You posted my P.M. that I sent you last...

    Okay. You posted my P.M. that I sent you last night; which shows how untrustworthy you are (no reply from cotten, b.t.w.). You have some sick obsession with me that goes way back, and only in your...
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    .......... what?

    .......... what?
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    I'm not going there. Find another chump.

    I'm not going there. Find another chump.
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    Harley tanks are, by far the easiest tanks to...

    Harley tanks are, by far the easiest tanks to repair because they are well formed, heavy gauge, and can be welded, or brazed. The back panels can be removed by carefully grinding the weld seams thus...
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    Thanks for posting those Messinger dimensions,...

    Thanks for posting those Messinger dimensions, Peter. I remember the first time I encountered Messinger seat hardware and thinking the threads were 'buggered'; not knowing the threads were...
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    You are a good guy, Mike, and I know you'll work...

    You are a good guy, Mike, and I know you'll work hard to make things right for us AMCA forum users. The fun thing about sitting at a keyboard is to criticize, and second guess everyone that comes...
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    We'll be in North Georgia at that time, Louie and...

    We'll be in North Georgia at that time, Louie and I've already warned my wife that I'll be there if it's on. Thanks to you, and all of the AMCA Chapter members that will be working so hard to make...
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