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Forum: The Board 09-13-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By dbkp
Re: Retorqued heads and bikes now running awful

I don't know how much torqueing you did, but years ago I had this issue, and ended up re adjusting the pushrods.
Forum: The Board 08-24-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By dbkp
Re: Lets get the record straight, LOWBROW.

I worked at a dealership from early 73 to 78. My boss had worked for private shops and dealers in the Minneapolis area for years, and knew a few people at the factory. His biggest complaints about...
Forum: Wanted 07-03-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By dbkp
Re: Sidecar

check for a Chang Jiang Chinese sidecar. They should be available and are usually not too expensive. They are based on the WW2 BMW R71 military sidecar. There used to be a place in NY called...
Forum: The Board 06-30-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By dbkp
Re: sportster ridgid frame ID

You could be right. I have had and worked on a few over the years and there were a few changes over the time he made them. The last one I had was a NOS one I picked up about 15 years ago. I sold it...
Forum: The Board 06-30-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By dbkp
Re: sportster ridgid frame ID

Looks very similar to a Wayne Engineering frame. Especially the single front motor mount. If it has super sano welds, it probably is.
Forum: The Board 06-01-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By dbkp
Re: 1965 motor and tranny in a 58-64 frame

This tank is made by Paughco. solves all the problems . V-Twin and others sell similar tanks. V twin also sells a modified stock type 36-64 wrap around tank that clears the starter and primary
Forum: The Board 05-28-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,223
Posted By dbkp
Forum: The Board 04-18-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By dbkp
Re: 18” rear wheel

The 8" spokes are for the late 60s and up XL rear drop center rims . I just laced one, the spokes were 8" long. They will fit the same for a star hub., so the 8 1/4" would be for the 30's up...
Forum: The Board 04-11-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By dbkp
Re: Anyway to I.D. Shovelhead fender struts?

a little late I suppose, but the total length on the dresser support is 22 1/4" and on the FX 20 1/2". Out side of different holes for signals , and sissy bars, I think the basic FL struts are the...
Forum: The Board 04-10-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By dbkp
Re: Anyway to I.D. Shovelhead fender struts?

top dresser, bottom shorter one FX
Forum: The Board 04-08-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By dbkp
Re: Anyway to I.D. Shovelhead fender struts?

remeasured. Middle hole to end hole 9 1/4", strut support hole(not shock hole) to end hole 16 1/2" width of FX fender 6 1/2"
Forum: The Board 04-08-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By dbkp
Re: Anyway to I.D. Shovelhead fender struts?

Well now that I see the pics larger, I see that the tape measure is unreadable. I will measure again and let you know for sure the spcs. 3rd pic shows the deeper offset. It does not look like it in...
Forum: The Board 04-06-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By dbkp
Re: Anyway to I.D. Shovelhead fender struts?

Harley did away with the hinged rear fender in the late 70's I think. The dimensions remained the same. I have some old FX fenders around, I will measure one and get you the width. I'll see if I can...
Forum: The Board 04-06-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By dbkp
Re: Anyway to I.D. Shovelhead fender struts?

FX fenders are narrower than FL, and do not have a hinged section to secure. FX struts are shorter, and angle in closer together. Over the years there are other subtle differences, but dimensions...
Forum: The Board 04-06-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,118
Posted By dbkp
Re: 41 el

18mm are fine, Using adaptors for newer style plugs can cause some problems, but not what you are experiencing
Forum: The Board 04-05-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,118
Posted By dbkp
Re: 41 el

Got another Question, Are you using the big stock style 18mm plugs, or modern plugs with adaptors? This can cause problems.
Forum: The Board 04-05-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,118
Posted By dbkp
Re: 41 el

my experience with Mags has been generally good. Wrong wires, CONDENSERS, and cheap points have been my main issues. Had one with weak magnets that worked fine above 40 degrees F, but was miserable...
Forum: The Board 04-05-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,118
Posted By dbkp
Re: 41 el

You probably already know this, but you need solid metal core wires with a magneto. The old industry standard was Packard 440 wire for mags, pre suppression, and pre electronic ignition wire. Some...
Forum: The Board 04-05-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By dbkp
Re: Fender ID thread?

Find a pre electric start(66H first year) swing arm, or a pre 70 CH swing arm,(same thing). Bolts right in and with all the rigid conversions since the late 60's, there should be plenty out there. In...
Forum: The Board 04-02-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By dbkp
Re: Fender ID thread?

It looks like a earlier CH fender. It only has 2 holes for the license plate bracket and I think they had they had 3 later on. 55 thru 72 taillight hole. Check a website called Tagtoppers, the guy...
Forum: Parts For Sale 04-02-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By dbkp
late 60's tanks, Sonny angel triumph manifold

Sonny Angel 2 to 1 triumph manifold adaptor. $100.00 Late 60's factory 3.5 tanks. These were Cop/ Shriner/ Special order from 1965 until the FX super glide came out. $350.00 and shipping. I have a...
Forum: The Board 03-24-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,580
Posted By dbkp
Re: let's talk seats for bit

Can't go wrong with Hirschberg style. Several companies (V-Twin is one) have spring brackets that mount to the inside of the shock studs, and a nose bracket that mounts to the two holes in the...
Forum: Parts For Sale 02-27-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By dbkp
Forum: Tech Archives 02-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By dbkp
Re: Alt left case Gen R case motor?

I believe the vin went to the left case in the early 80's, Anyone else?
Forum: The Board 02-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,373
Posted By dbkp
Re: Alt left case Gen R case motor?

I believe the vin went to the left case in the early 80's, Anyone else?
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