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    Harold E. Leonard, Jr. (Bud)

    He may not have been an AMCA member, and I never met him, but perhaps some of you may have crossed paths with him as he seems to have had the passion for old bikes. Hereís what caught my eye in his...
  2. Michael Paquette knows seats and he once told me...

    Michael Paquette knows seats and he once told me that an Indian seat has ridge lines underneath that are “straight as an arrow”, others will have curved lines.
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    Welcome! If you get a chance, we love pictures...

    Welcome! If you get a chance, we love pictures :cool:
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    ...the cases arrived yesterday and they look...

    ...the cases arrived yesterday and they look great I think. Turn around time was almost exactly 3 months. The pinion shaft bearing race, cam bushings, and cam follower pins will need to be made up...
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    Found this Service Shot from 1940: ...

    Found this Service Shot from 1940:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/o554/harryjroberts/.highres/ServiceShots37-52.jpg
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    My buddy had a ‘41 and timed through that oil...

    My buddy had a ‘41 and timed through that oil level hole, rear cylinder. He had a timing mark on his flywheel that he needed to locate through that hole....huge PITA involving a mirror and...
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    I’ve had this and waited until the season’s over...

    I’ve had this and waited until the season’s over to address it without a problem. It’s not a lot of oil and the source is the big question. Air flow around the fins and the top of the motor can...
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    ....are they available non-whitewall?

    ....are they available non-whitewall?
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    After the welding is complete, back in the kiln...

    After the welding is complete, back in the kiln to relieve any stress and then he begins machining the case back to spec:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/o554/harryjroberts/machining1.jpg
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    I shipped the cases to Latvia with no guarantee...

    I shipped the cases to Latvia with no guarantee he would be able to save them, he needed to see them first. I was happy to learn that he would give it a go, and he has kept me in the loop quite well...
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    Thanks Eric, as mentioned I sent my cases off to...

    Thanks Eric, as mentioned I sent my cases off to Juris Ramba in Lativa, Juris is an AMCA member and quite involved with old bikes. Latvia is an interesting country, not far from Poland, Germany,...
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    Eric, I looked and didn’t find another RH...

    Eric, I looked and didn’t find another RH crankcase that didn’t need repair, but I did find two complete engines with transmissions ready to go....they were both for sale north of $10k. What I...
  13. ...it’s been a few days and still no CAIMAG. ...

    ...it’s been a few days and still no CAIMAG. It’s kind of a bummer, and true to the old adage that “all good things come to an end”.

    The internet age is a blessing and a curse. One can learn...
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    Too old to be cool?

    This week I did a trip including an overnight to Maine with a friend on his Ď63 BMW R50/2. Hereís what I noticed; since I stop for gas every 100 miles or so Iím stopped with the Chief where people...
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    I did at first and it scared me! I keep a...

    I did at first and it scared me! I keep a notebook in my jacket to record all gas and mileage when I get gas, but with this long diagnostic stretch, and doing several 5, 10, or 15 mile test rides...
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    Just want to wrap this up, after 650+ miles last...

    Just want to wrap this up, after 650+ miles last week and not a single misfire or other problem, here's yesterday's outing:
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    Hi Shin, Jerry Greer’s carries cylinder sleeves,...

    Hi Shin, Jerry Greer’s carries cylinder sleeves, I’ve never used them. And if you still have the baffles (...gussets?) then don’t take them out, they’re designed to help oil the cylinders by...
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    I too would avoid any sealers, because as you’ve...

    I too would avoid any sealers, because as you’ve seen the exhaust needs to come off for valve adjustments, but also for chain guard removal and some other tasks. I used a loaner tail pipe expander...
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    Yes, welcome to the Forum (from another Harry)!

    Yes, welcome to the Forum (from another Harry)!
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    Wait...I get easily confused and thought Cotten...

    Wait...I get easily confused and thought Cotten wasnít taking on new business...so I turned to Greerís, sorry Cotten!
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    Just returned from a 120 mile ride, no misfires,...

    Just returned from a 120 mile ride, no misfires, bike ran well. I’m not ready to claim victory, but now I’ve got almost 200 miles since the new float went in and no misfiring...so that’s good!

    I...
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    Jason's idea, I'm just throwing new parts at a...

    Jason's idea, I'm just throwing new parts at a problem I can't figure out!

    See this topic:...
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    ...not really, it's more like a hard foam where...

    ...not really, it's more like a hard foam where you can see the pores, looks and feels like 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Current I.D. is 1.643, O.D. is 2.475...and I'd love to know that this may have...
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    Parts are taking a while to get these days, but I...

    Parts are taking a while to get these days, but I received a new float on Saturday, Rubber Ducky from Greer’s, and installed it. I had previously removed all the plugs and the nozzle, passed a pipe...
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    Brilliant! Thanks Cotten,

    Brilliant! Thanks Cotten,
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