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    It's to avoid replacing the pin bushing.

    It's to avoid replacing the pin bushing.
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    The "100" number may be the viscosity in SUS...

    The "100" number may be the viscosity in SUS notation (like H-D 105), it's shown as SAE 50.
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    "W" does not mean weight.

    "W" does not mean weight.
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    And it's what your children are learning in...

    And it's what your children are learning in school every day.
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    Whether you have the right to protect yourself...

    Whether you have the right to protect yourself from someone breaking into the car while you're driving (or to stop a car because...) today pretty much depends on:
    1. what color are they
    2. what...
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    Doesn't this mean that the bike will never really...

    Doesn't this mean that the bike will never really operate with a throttle disc fully closed

    This is why I delete my posts...
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    Whatever you do, never let a crowd stop your car.

    Whatever you do, never let a crowd stop your car.
  8. Thread: Texas Stroker

    by kitabel
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    One of the rudest shocks ("I didn't expect that")...

    One of the rudest shocks ("I didn't expect that") was the owner trying to kick-start his 84" (4-1/2" stroke) knucklehead (low compression, stock cam) which had S&S 8-1/4" OD flywheels to use the...
  9. Thread: Texas Stroker

    by kitabel
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    Thanks. The dual carb setup looks remarkably...

    Thanks.
    The dual carb setup looks remarkably like the future S&S Dual Throat manifold. Can't tell from the picture whether the 2 mixture streams merge in the manifold (each carburetor supplies 1/2...
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    The throttle never fully closes, but the only...

    The throttle never fully closes, but the only light should be at 90 to the throttle shaft: at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock.
    Have you found a 9x disc?
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    Sounds a little 'Rube Goldberg That was so...

    Sounds a little 'Rube Goldberg

    That was so helpful!
  12. Thread: Oil return

    by kitabel
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    I suspect you have an air leak between the return...

    I suspect you have an air leak between the return tube opening and the pump inlet, which breaks suction. When the case fills up, the leak is above the new (too high) oil level.
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    if the clutch is too sensitive Anything with...

    if the clutch is too sensitive
    Anything with linkage can be modified to provide less plate motion for greater control.

    Valve train noise: all sidevalve engines have a "fin ring" effect which...
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    With sufficient air leakage from the throttle...

    With sufficient air leakage from the throttle disc's periphery, the disc must be closed tighter than spec to keep idle speed under control.
    This means that the disc position may place both the idle...
  15. Tension - compression = opposites. The wall...

    Tension - compression = opposites.
    The wall thickness change is about 150% more stiffness (2-1/2 X the original).
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    Yes, .106 is a big change. I wrote this for the...

    Yes, .106 is a big change.
    I wrote this for the 1955-67 Monobloc, but the component function is very similar.
    http://victorylibrary.com/MONO.htm
  17. The photographed ad correctly refers to the upper...

    The photographed ad correctly refers to the upper horizontal bar as "in compression". This is true both of the chassis weight and torque reaction.
    If it can be done without mods to the tank etc....
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    Why wait to see what I post before finding...

    Why wait to see what I post before finding something wrong?
    Be creative!
  19. Thread: Quarantine

    by kitabel
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    Cyrus the Great, describing what form of...

    Cyrus the Great, describing what form of government the new Persian empire would assume in 550 B.C. (my paraphrase): "All other forms collapse and fail in extreme emergencies, which requires the...
  20. Thread: Quarantine

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    How did we "come back" from 1917? We didn't. 50...

    How did we "come back" from 1917?
    We didn't.
    50 million dead world-wide, 2% of the population.

    What does 1917 + 1929 =?
    The end of everything we know now.
    Current political and medical...
  21. Thread: Quarantine

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    Not really O/T but... The "social distance" is...

    Not really O/T but...
    The "social distance" is definitely, positively NOT far enough apart. Best medical evidence shows a cough or sneeze spreads droplets as far as 20 feet.
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    Never mind

    Never mind
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    As I remember it: Parallel retains the voltage...

    As I remember it:
    Parallel retains the voltage and divides the amperage among the clients (batteries, bulbs, motors), series retains the amperage and divides the voltage.
  24. JM2? That's a lot of money for something...

    JM2?

    That's a lot of money for something we've already seen. My copy is 40 years old. Every page has been reproduced and posted here, there, and everywhere.
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    Duh! Sorry, brain engaged too late.

    Duh! Sorry, brain engaged too late.
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