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    rear brake drum for '56 KHK

    I have new 49T and 51T sprockets, but only one rear brake drum. I am considering buying a spare rear drum so I will have one with a 49T sprocket and one with a 51T sprocket. That way, I can switch...
  2. You might consider why the rivets failed on the...

    You might consider why the rivets failed on the sprocket. It appears that my rear brake drum sprocket rivets failed on my '56 Harley KHK because the bearings went bad and the wheel did not run true....
  3. BMW /2 acid glass mat battery suggestions

    I am looking for an acid glass mat battery for my '64 R69S. It should be the same size as the original so that the strap will hold it in place properly.
    Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I...
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    1. Joined Airheads 2. Found Dave Fahringer who...

    1. Joined Airheads
    2. Found Dave Fahringer who volunteered to get my R69S to start like it should.
    3. Dave found the magneto was time correctly as far as the points were concerned, but was not...
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    I thought I had searched everywhere. When I...

    I thought I had searched everywhere. When I could not find my original roundels, I bought a set from Vech at Bench Mark. This weekend, I was cleaning out a box of old parts that my mechanic...
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    Thank you for the suggestion. This is one of the...

    Thank you for the suggestion. This is one of the reasons I joined AMCA: to be a better mechanic and caretaker of my machines.
  7. Thread: Final Jab!

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    Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day

    Since I pulled the plug on my law license last year, farming is my sole profession. Those beans are begging for rain, but the 1956 Harley KHK is running great. After having this photo taken, I rode...
  8. https://www.thegoodoldmotorcyclepartscompany.com/...

    https://www.thegoodoldmotorcyclepartscompany.com/
    https://sportyparts.com/
    https://store.redravenproducts.com/
    https://www.bmikarts.com/Vintage-Motorcycle-Parts
    https://www.billscustomcycles.com/...
  9. BB Reproductions should have the hardware you...

    BB Reproductions should have the hardware you need. Check out: http://www.bbreproductions.com/bracket1.htm
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    original tires from 1966 CA95 - free

    I am cleaning out my storage shed. The original whitewall tires for my 1966 Benly have to go. Does anyone want them? The tread is fair, but there is surface cracking. They hold air, but the tread...
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    The 1 1/4" wrench by Proto suggested by wx507...

    The 1 1/4" wrench by Proto suggested by wx507 fits in the tool box nicely and works on the back 3 covers with no problems. It tends to scratch the paint on the generator when used on the front...
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    K model shop guide

    Has anybody put together a guide for basic K model maintenance such as a lubrication chart that shows where all the grease zerks are located? The chart could also show other lubrication points and...
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    This looks like the wrench I just ordered...

    This looks like the wrench I just ordered yesterday. Thank you for your suggestion.
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    Thanks. It looks like it will fit in my tool box...

    Thanks. It looks like it will fit in my tool box with the other stuff I cram in there.
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    valve cover wrench

    Early K models used valve covers (18255-52) that required a 1 3/8 wrench. Later models used 18255-52A, which took a 1 wrench. My question is: Where can I get a 1 wrench that will fit in my...
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    front brake on Honda CA95

    My 1966 Honda 150 Touring Benly has an amazingly soft / weak front brake. My local mechanic cannot make it work better. A member of my club suggests that the drum may be worn to the point that the...
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    Good suggestion. I will call Mike Morse at...

    Good suggestion. I will call Mike Morse at Vintage Brake tomorrow to see what he can do with the front brake on my '66 Honda 150 Touring Benly. This is one of the reasons I am a AMCA member.
  18. I learned to ride on my brother's '47 Chief with...

    I learned to ride on my brother's '47 Chief with LH throttle & RH shift. By the time I bought my '48 Chief, I was so used to having a RH throttle that I got in a small wreck with my "new" Indian's...
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    It seems that I have mislaid my original roundels...

    It seems that I have mislaid my original roundels for my 1964 R69S. Does anyone know where I can find replacements? They can be reproductions -- just as long as they look right.
    Please help!
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    Yes, it does.

    Yes, it does.
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    Valves seem to be fine. Brand new Bendix...

    Valves seem to be fine. Brand new Bendix carburetor and solid state 12 ignition system from Starklite. For a few weeks, it started fairly well. I let it sit for ~1 1/2 weeks this month; then, it...
  22. Thread: L.A. Sleeve

    by Coolbreeze
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    The LA Sleeves in my '48 Chief have been working...

    The LA Sleeves in my '48 Chief have been working great for over 20 years now. I am so pleased that I had that company sleeve my '56 KHK this year.
    The original Nikasil cylinders are doing fine in...
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    I should be too embarrassed to admit this, but I...

    I should be too embarrassed to admit this, but I let the kickstand on my '48 Chief get so worn that it no longer locked into place. There appears to be an indent that is supposed to hold the stand...
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    Help me find thread on starting a Chief

    I have been riding my '48 Chief for over 50 years, but it can be contrary when it comes to starting at times. I know there is a thread somewhere where our members discuss starting techniques. ...
  25. Here is another weak spot with points: I forgot...

    Here is another weak spot with points: I forgot to lube the cam, and the dry cam wore down the follower so much that the points would not open. This was an A.B.A.T.E. party weekend, and my '48 Chief...
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