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    Yes the front brake is always nice, though pretty...

    Yes the front brake is always nice, though pretty weedy like the Harley ones introduced in 1928. Henderson may have got a small jump on them by introducing the front brake a little earlier. Henderson...
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    And mine. This is the 'before' picture.

    And mine. This is the 'before' picture.
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    Sticky: The European Chapter has an Italian member with a...

    The European Chapter has an Italian member with a Harley taxi similar to the picture. Let me have a rummage through my old pictures. It took 'most unique' at a meet a few years ago.
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    Dear Pete, welcome to our great club. I have a 29...

    Dear Pete, welcome to our great club. I have a 29 KJ solo and like tall gearing, so running an 18 tooth sprocket and with 17 and 16 tooth sprockets left over. With a sidecar you might want 14 or 15...
  5. Yup, that's the flat one you need. The early VL...

    Yup, that's the flat one you need. The early VL carbs sit higher so you need that throttle lever to fit under the head steady bolt nut.
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    And don't forget the seriously engineered 1930-32...

    And don't forget the seriously engineered 1930-32 VL passenger seat assembly, now being reproduced.
  7. Dear Buster, check the throttle splitter under...

    Dear Buster, check the throttle splitter under the tank, where the carburetor control rod and oiler control wire join with a travelling block. If you shift that block you should find a sweet spot...
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    There is also the Harley WLC passenger seat which...

    There is also the Harley WLC passenger seat which could be encouraged to fit, although without the intimacy of the buddy seat.
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    W&W Cycles are advertising new ones for serious...

    W&W Cycles are advertising new ones for serious money. You need to be careful because Harley kept the same 2818-17 part number as late ones fit earlier bikes, even though earlier ones don't fit later...
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    Dear Larry, I've got three fronts and a rear of...

    Dear Larry, I've got three fronts and a rear of the later UL style if you can't find them in the US. I prefer the VL/WL screw down style as I'm struggling with getting the repro UL valve covers to...
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    Sticky: The chariot racing bikes are 1935/6 VLs. They...

    The chariot racing bikes are 1935/6 VLs. They removed the headlights but not the Corbin speedos...
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    Dear Walt, late JD gearboxes are seen fairly...

    Dear Walt, late JD gearboxes are seen fairly often on VL project bikes, perhaps because there were more of them around. After about 1927 the gearboxes were not stamped as yours, so are even harder to...
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    Sticky: The Old Man and the Harley is another great cross...

    The Old Man and the Harley is another great cross country story, ISBN 9781595551801 by John Newkirk. His dad John aged 19 wanted to visit both the NY World Fair in 1939 and the San Francisco Golden...
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    Restorers who have owned both makes tell me the...

    Restorers who have owned both makes tell me the Harleys are better made, with thicker engine and gearbox castings and better quality materials. I see VL/UL engine cases at the shows but rarely Indian...
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    Yes George was an old school enthusiast with...

    Yes George was an old school enthusiast with great practical skills. He also knew a lot about Harley VLs and had some interesting ideas for them. We yarned at Davenport and Dixon and spoke on the...
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    Dear Dan, you're really getting into it now. How...

    Dear Dan, you're really getting into it now. How about cleaning off those faint circles and squares, because they look like they might have manufacturers logos inside them, such as for AmForge or...
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    The Harley black book shows 1582 C models made...

    The Harley black book shows 1582 C models made that year, so good sales in the first year as for the D model small twin. I restored two 1930C models and found Johnny Sells' book on the 1929-36 45s a...
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    My supplier is out of stock of new ones at the...

    My supplier is out of stock of new ones at the moment, so they are hard to find right now. You can consider reworking an old one. I'm told the early 6 volt Honda coil fits inside the can if you are...
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    Dear Dan, do your later style rockers carry die...

    Dear Dan, do your later style rockers carry die numbers? These were hardly used on the VLs but are important for dating later bikes when several outside forging companies were used. With 44,000 VLs...
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    Harley and Indian both used the Motolamp 1931-34....

    Harley and Indian both used the Motolamp 1931-34. For 1931/2 it had the flat lens and a bezel with a lozenge at the top. The Indian version had Indian stamped in the lozenge while the Harley version...
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    Dear Dan, the bosses were put into the rockers...

    Dear Dan, the bosses were put into the rockers around 1941 so there are a lot of earlier ones. For 1930 they are one year only with forging numbers SC-3 and SC-4. After that they are SC-3A and SC-4A....
  22. The 1935 factory blueprint of the VL motor shows...

    The 1935 factory blueprint of the VL motor shows a list of subassemblies on the left hand side not using conventional part numbers. Most of these are two letters followed by a dash and a few numbers....
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    Sticky: Thanks JoJo for the VL pictures. The stunt riding...

    Thanks JoJo for the VL pictures. The stunt riding Policeman had lashed out the extra 50 cents per wheel for cadmium plated rims, and always nice to see women riding VLs. And Mike, check your last...
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    I've got a used 24 tooth cushion sprocket off a...

    I've got a used 24 tooth cushion sprocket off a 1930 C model. Not great but maybe worth a try for the cost of the postage, which is now high by the way.
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    I've got the second generation thinner vinyl...

    I've got the second generation thinner vinyl stickers unless you have to have water slide. Be careful, as there are two colours for the 'bird' and two colours for the lettering, and Harley mixed them...
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