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    Beck coil wiring

    Got an old Beck coil I'd like to put on my flathead. Wondering how the wires are attached. Some Beck coils that I've seen are marked + and - at the wiring studs, but this one is not. When looking at...
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    It's an OEM dash that's seen better days. Is...

    It's an OEM dash that's seen better days. Is there a chance that the socket has lost its insulation? If I test between the socket and the dash itself, it shouldn't show continuity. Haven't done that...
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    wiring oil signal light

    I gotta ask this because I think there's a mistake in the wiring diagram in the manual. On page 171 there's a wiring diagram for '49-'54. A black wire comes off terminal 5 on the dash switch, and it...
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    What a difference a year makes

    I took this pic last year on October 1. Had it posted on the CAImag. site. My knuckle and my buddy's VL.

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    Took the same ride this year yesterday. Note the leaf color change. We had a...
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    The ones I'm working on don't have a shoulder in...

    The ones I'm working on don't have a shoulder in the bore, so I guess I'll just press the rubber assemblies in until the steel sleeve is flush with the bottom of the riser. Thanks for the info.
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    question about vibration dampeners

    Is there a dimension recommended as to how far to press rubber dampeners into glide risers? Maybe how far out the cup washer extends out from the bottom of the riser?
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    Unbelievable! Just scanned through the book and found out that Evans Power Cycle was at one time owned by the place in Rochester where I did my apprenticeship. It started as Morley Machinery. Mr....
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    I have been enlightened by the panhead manual. On...

    I have been enlightened by the panhead manual. On page 170 there is information re/ an upgraded pinion shaft that was introduced in late '51. This shaft is larger in diameter so that the pinion gear...
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    OK. Thanks for the tips.

    OK. Thanks for the tips.
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    generator gear lash

    So, the only way to set the lash is with the timing cover removed. But then you can't mount the generator with the screws without "MacGyvering" spacers with countersunk ends to accept the screw...
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    I contacted Champion years ago, and a factory rep...

    I contacted Champion years ago, and a factory rep told me that the U stood for use with unleaded fuel.
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    You are correct, Robbie. My mistake!

    You are correct, Robbie. My mistake!
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    Talked to the shop I bought the parts from. He...

    Talked to the shop I bought the parts from. He said he'd contact s&s tomorrow. I told him to send the pics of the measurements I took. I doubt it'll do any good. Will keep everybody posted on this...
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    LOL. I'm not all that hip to internet jargon!

    LOL. I'm not all that hip to internet jargon!
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    Hey, kitabel, who is IIRC? Bought the upgrade oil...

    Hey, kitabel, who is IIRC? Bought the upgrade oil pump drive gears from S&S, and the one that goes on the pinion shaft is too small to fit on the shaft. From what I can measure, the shaft is .848"...
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    When I said "looking", I meant at the assembly...

    When I said "looking", I meant at the assembly drawing in the spare parts book. The part number is 71098-38, and it is described as a screw insulator. The dash number would indicate that it was used...
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    wiring question

    Looking at the pieces that make up the assembly for the fiber board that goes between the top and bottom trees on a glide. Why is there an insulated washer under the head of the screw? the board is...
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    Got it now. Saw the replacement stuff in the s&s...

    Got it now. Saw the replacement stuff in the s&s catalog. thanks for the input.
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    oil pump drive gears upgrade

    Looking to put the bigger oil pump drive gears in a '52 FL motor. H-D doesn't make them any more. Does anyone know an after-market manufacturer who does? I know they come as a pair, one that goes on...
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    I'd be interested in a couple pics if you so...

    I'd be interested in a couple pics if you so desire. Interesting that the top is vinyl and the skirt is leather. I've been tracking one on FleaBay that has a leather top and a plastic skirt, and the...
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    deluxe solo seat rosettes

    On page 687 of Palmer's 2nd edition at the bottom of the right hand column there's a pic of a '47-'54 solo. The script reads that the rosettes were leather. But in the left hand column at the top, he...
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    Thanks, Rubone!

    Thanks, Rubone!
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    You're not referring to this, are you? I thought...

    You're not referring to this, are you? I thought this style was later, like late 50's, early 60's....

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    clutch pedal pad interference

    Because of the early, different design of the clutch pedal on my '38 UL, I seem to be having trouble disengaging the clutch completely. The nut that holds the pedal pad on the heel side lands on top...
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    Many thanks Peter. I saved the link so I can call...

    Many thanks Peter. I saved the link so I can call these people and clarify a couple things, like how to hook the charger up and if it matters if the batteries are of different amp hour ratings. I...
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