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    I had some old bulbs in their original packaging...

    I had some old bulbs in their original packaging that my dad had left over from his garage days. When I was restoring some knuckleheads I found that they fit. The packaging had the candle power...
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    Max, Have you seen one or used one? I hope it's...

    Max, Have you seen one or used one? I hope it's true. I got one for a 51 and it was all loom. Too large loom at that. Wouldn't fit into the bottom of the dash. His website says he uses woven...
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    You won't find an accurate reproduction harness. ...

    You won't find an accurate reproduction harness. The ones available from the popular suppliers are all from the same source, I think. They fit fine but use an asphalt loom where the originals were...
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    Palmer and star hubs.

    Volume 3 says a 55 should not have grease zerks in the star cover. Previous volumes say 55 should have zerks. He must have come up with some new info that led him to make that change. I am working...
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    I've used several Shinko 270 tires. They did...

    I've used several Shinko 270 tires. They did well for me. They don't get phenomenal wear but they cost less than a hundred bucks when I bought mine. Wear was comparable to an Avon and better than...
  6. I know how nerve racking and anxious it is to...

    I know how nerve racking and anxious it is to ship anything because crap does happen. My advice would be to go with Haulbikes. The drivers I have dealt with seem to actually care at least a little...
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    Ok, thanks. I was registered but didn't get an...

    Ok, thanks. I was registered but didn't get an email. I did get a survey earlier though.
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    So, I'm getting mixed messages. Wondering about...

    So, I'm getting mixed messages. Wondering about this event in Billings. AMCA website says event is rescheduled until 2021.
  9. They had several poorly bound 2nd editions left...

    They had several poorly bound 2nd editions left over that they sold at a reduced rate last time around. I purchased one of those and completely disassembled it. I then put each page in a plastic...
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    Powder coat is really tough. Makes mounting...

    Powder coat is really tough. Makes mounting tires a little easier.
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    A properly operating 48 chief is very capable af...

    A properly operating 48 chief is very capable af running 60- 65 mph all day long. That doesn't mean you should do that if you are not comfortable with it. Nobody should ever ride faster than they...
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    Reply sent.

    Reply sent.
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    I just did a 51. I got my harness from a well...

    I just did a 51. I got my harness from a well known supplier. Supposed to be the best available and probably is. That being said, it's still a far cry from an original. The asphalt loom is...
  14. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all! ...

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all! Please continue to remember all who have and are serving that we may continue to enjoy and celebrate. (Sorry for the sideways picture. Learning how to...
  15. Sadly, that may be true. Be nice if one of their...

    Sadly, that may be true. Be nice if one of their machines still survived and someone put it back to work.
  16. I don't know if there is a correctly made...

    I don't know if there is a correctly made harness. The only ones I've found have those baggy asphalt coated looms. The originals had some sort of tightly wound cloth loom. I just put one in a 51fl...
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    Yes I did. Bad weather back home forced me to...

    Yes I did. Bad weather back home forced me to cut it a little short. Left the bike at my place in AZ and flew home.
    I respect the Cannonballers but that style of riding doesn't appeal to me at...
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    Nothing at all against the Cannonball but your...

    Nothing at all against the Cannonball but your suggestion works best for me. I don't play well with others. It's my problem though, not theirs.
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    If anybody cheats they are only cheating...

    If anybody cheats they are only cheating themselves. Would take a special kind of lowlife to enjoy looking at a trophy they won by cheating. Anybody that rides an old bike better not need a trophy...
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    On the subject of cutting up frames and taking ...

    On the subject of cutting up frames and taking old bikes to the dump, do you think that maybe the dealers thought they would sell more new bikes and parts if they got rid of the old stuff?
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    That issue hasn't showed up here yet.

    That issue hasn't showed up here yet.
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    I'd simply use a couple P shaped wire loom clips...

    I'd simply use a couple P shaped wire loom clips and hang the plate off the resr of the luggage rack. No drilling required.
  23. Thread: sidecar numbers

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    I have a sidecar frame that was made for a single...

    I have a sidecar frame that was made for a single downtube frame but was mounted on a knucklehead that I bought with an adapter kit. Wheel was a stepped star hub so I assumed the hack frame was a 35...
  24. Thank you.

    Thank you.
  25. Yes, ss spokes are allowed. There was a time when...

    Yes, ss spokes are allowed. There was a time when amca wanted you to lightly bead blast them to take the shine off of them. Is that still the case?
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