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    Robbie, If you put juice to one horn terminal and...

    Robbie, If you put juice to one horn terminal and ground the other one ( Wire attached but not run to horn button for test of horn) and the wire sparks when touched to bare frame spot and the horn...
  2. Thread: George F. Hood

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    Tom, I hear you. The day before, Wednesday I...

    Tom, I hear you. The day before, Wednesday I believe it was I had to call Craig I was really having a hard time with it. I hope maybe you can make the Fallbrook run in October. We've got a lot...
  3. Thread: George F. Hood

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    Thank you for posting those photos of George...

    Thank you for posting those photos of George Steve. I was just going down stairs to my cave to pen is obit for the National magazine, our Chapter newsletter and the magazine I write articles for in...
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    I believe a little after 1911 I'm not exactly...

    I believe a little after 1911 I'm not exactly sure when but they didn't rivet a metal plate with the serial numbers instead they were stamped on the case and the exhaust moved forward on the upper...
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    Jim, My 67 FLH would do exactly the same thing...

    Jim, My 67 FLH would do exactly the same thing until I dropped a gear and brought the rev's up. They don't like being bogged down. It's the nature of the beast. It's sort of like an EL that don't...
  6. Thread: George F. Hood

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    George F. Hood

    George F. Hood machinist, motorcycle restorer, model T guru, J model Harley-Davidson mind trust, friend, and much more has slipped his mortal coil. He will be missed by many. His many talents are in...
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    I run Lockhart coolers on the '67 FLH and the '81...

    I run Lockhart coolers on the '67 FLH and the '81 FXB. Came stock on the '81 added on the '67. I always felt Shovel run warmer. I never run the covers in winter because it not the cold out here and...
  8. Trevor, For a nice one about 1K. Compare that to...

    Trevor, For a nice one about 1K. Compare that to a big twin. Some want more but I always that was fair.
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    I don't know about '30 and '31 generators but...

    I don't know about '30 and '31 generators but from 1932 to 1969 that's exactly how they done it and still do. Only I screw the screws through the cam cover to center it then see what shims will go...
  10. Tim, Welcome, but I'm more interested in the '67...

    Tim, Welcome, but I'm more interested in the '67 to '72 C-10 behind the Duo Glide. Bike's nice too!
  11. Thread: Front Hub Id

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    Sport Scout and 741's or any with a girder fork...

    Sport Scout and 741's or any with a girder fork had that type of anchor arm and the earlier ones had the plunger type on the leafers is all I know.
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    1970 springs are for a cone head, totally...

    1970 springs are for a cone head, totally different.
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    Really hard to find. Awhile back my HD dealer...

    Really hard to find. Awhile back my HD dealer went on line with the part number and I found some back east in another dealer obsolete stuff. V-Twins are weak and don't waste your money. I'll look but...
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    Shovels need an oil cooler! Aftermarket took care...

    Shovels need an oil cooler! Aftermarket took care of the first couple of years till the factory caught on. Flh's are really prone to pinging. With a sidecar you really have the load on. High octane...
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    My buddy has had them on a couple of his old...

    My buddy has had them on a couple of his old Harleys and likes them alot. Yes, they come in black walls too.
  16. Thread: Abernathy H-D

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    Remember back when they tried to copyright the...

    Remember back when they tried to copyright the sound of a v-twin. Indian's no better like when they forced Jim Sutter and many more out of business. It's all about the money sonny!
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    Ryan, I run their standard w/o regulator on both...

    Ryan, I run their standard w/o regulator on both my '67 FLH with stock regulator and "40 EL w/12V conversion w/32E cover and electronic relay for cosmetics for loads of trouble free mileage.
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    Thank you Mike.

    Thank you Mike.
  19. Thread: JD coils

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    Steve, For a few guys in our Chapter who run an...

    Steve, For a few guys in our Chapter who run an 12V alternator in the primary cover so the generator is gutted except for the gears to run the timer I've made a slightly larger cover that looks like...
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    If you ride any distance like I do a couple...

    If you ride any distance like I do a couple extra plugs for sure but I also carry an extra coil, relay, points, and condenser, master link, a couple of half links, and a chain breaker along with the...
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    Like I said early on that the rings broke up the...

    Like I said early on that the rings broke up the slug of air to mix it better with the fuel from the nozzle and was supposed to help increase velocity. It could be that simple. Maybe it helped, maybe...
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    I've always heard in called bombsite because it...

    I've always heard in called bombsite because it looks like one and it's purpose is to get a more even and forceful and complete mix of fuel and air. I could be wrong.
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    What I thought to be an '08 model is in fact I...

    What I thought to be an '08 model is in fact I believe to be a 1911 model K. When Thor stopped supplying Indian motors in 1910 and Indian started making their own motors the Thor upper end went to a...
  24. Thread: 1929 jdh value

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    I just sold a 1928 and a 1929 JDH's. Both baskets...

    I just sold a 1928 and a 1929 JDH's. Both baskets and fairly complete. Most the gingerbread was there, toolboxes, lights, dashes, etc. but both needed motors and transmissions rebuilt and total...
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    I've wrote several articles on early modified...

    I've wrote several articles on early modified motorcycles for an English magazine titled Greasy Kulture. I've found several early customs built in the very early fifties in the letters section in...
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