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    I recently had this happen on a different brand...

    I recently had this happen on a different brand bike (not a Harley)and it was a bad ground at the rear turn signal lights. I believe the rear turn signals were having to find an alternative ground...
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    Sounds good. Most people I have talked to that...

    Sounds good. Most people I have talked to that have sidecars talk about how bad they handle. It takes some effort. They really will handle decent if you have the correct parts and keep adjusting...
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    The tie bar should be horizonal. SOunds like he...

    The tie bar should be horizonal. SOunds like he angled it to avoid interference with crash bar. Tie bar needs to fit snugly into flats. relocating tie bar up and down on down tubes also slightly...
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    I tried to be too high tech and used small lasers...

    I tried to be too high tech and used small lasers like you hang pictures with on a wall. I kept getting inconsistent readings and then used two straight eight foot long 2 x 4s. The 2 x 4s worked...
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    My starting point was about 3 degrees lean out...

    My starting point was about 3 degrees lean out on bike and sidecar with 1 inch toe in. I found out there is a lot of movement in a Harley sidecar frame when riding. I then rode bike and adjusted...
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    2902629027 1/2" clearance

    2902629027

    1/2" clearance
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    Ryan, I believe you are asking about clearance...

    Ryan, I believe you are asking about clearance between rear of front crash guard and front of lower sidecar frame. I had this problem on my stock 1976 FL. The manual show to mount front frame...
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    Thanks Peter and Steve.

    Thanks Peter and Steve.
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    I have solved why the oil ran over when I removed...

    I have solved why the oil ran over when I removed cap. When I overfilled trans, the bike was on sidestand. When I removed cap and it overflowed, the bike was on centerstand. Still curious as how...
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    Harley VL transmission vent?

    I rode my 1931 VL 70 miles and then opened trans filler snout to check oil. When I removed filler top. a fair amount of oil flowed up out of the filler snout. I believe I had the trans overfilled...
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    I am sure you are correct. I found the 87750-58...

    I am sure you are correct. I found the 87750-58 number yesterday in sidecar section of HD parts book, but I remember when I put my sidecar brake together from parts I ordered a wheel cylinder for a...
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    The "inline pressure regulator" should have been...

    The "inline pressure regulator" should have been referred to as a brake proportioning valve which is commonly used on cars with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
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    My bike is a 1976 FL and I used the stock...

    My bike is a 1976 FL and I used the stock 87750-58 wheel cylinder (1958-79), so not a larger cylinder. My sidecar tends to over brake and I installed a inline brake pressure regulator valve plus a...
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    The HD parts books does not show any spacer. The...

    The HD parts books does not show any spacer. The body bolts directly to the front and rear cross bars. That is the way my fiberglass body is mounted also.
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    I don't have a bolt out of a round swingarm mount...

    I don't have a bolt out of a round swingarm mount to measure, but have one out of a square swingarm mount. The shaft (not including the head) is 2 3/8" and the entire length including the head is 2...
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    I did this a year ago installing a 1950 sidecar...

    I did this a year ago installing a 1950 sidecar frame to my 1976 FL. The only difference in yours and mine is the rear mounting bracket at swingarm. There is only one pair of brackets at the rear...
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    More 1931 Harley VL over oiling questions

    First Question: Fresh motor with modern pistons and oil rings. With oil pump at center factory marked position oil in crankcase is increasing by 1 3/4 oz per 10 miles. I adjusted oil pump back...
  18. Initial adjustmet of 1931 VL oil pump for over oiling

    My recently running 1931 VL is over oiling. Do I make the initial adjustment at the oil pump by removing a shim from the 672-29 screw at back of pump or at adjusting plate where control cable mounts...
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    Thanks Steve.

    Thanks Steve.
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    Harley VL hanpump use

    Just got my 1931 VL running. My oil hand pump transfers approx 1 ounce per stroke. I have seen recommended amounts to be added to drained crankcase to be from 3 to 6 ounces. This is a wide range....
  21. Help ID year range of this Harley fiberglass sidecar body

    Hope my photo loaded. Just bought this body. Holes are not drilled, but pieces of tape mark factory indentitions (so they will show up in photo) for holes. It has holes for seven windshield screws...
  22. I'm looking for a reason to require all that many...

    I'm looking for a reason to require all that many rear shim also. I have used the straight 1973 up Swingarm connector. I also have an earlier offset one, but it is shorter than the correct one I used...
  23. Hope photos came through. First photo shows...

    Hope photos came through. First photo shows amount of spacers required to obtain 1/2" toe in. I can find no frame damage to bike or sidecar frame. If I have to space out this far, I am going to...
  24. Yes, I have the 1936-1979 and 1979-1984 factory...

    Yes, I have the 1936-1979 and 1979-1984 factory manuals. I have aligned bike rear wheel to bike frame. I attach one laser to bike rear rotor and the other to the sidecar outer hub. Shoot forward and...
  25. Adjust toe in on 1976 FL with square Swingarm rear mount

    I have the LE sidecar frame mounted to 1976 FL with stock rear square swing arm connector. Sidecar frame is level front to back and side to side. All connectors were relaxed prior to tightening. Rear...
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