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Forum: The Board 05-20-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Laney
Re: pan/genny shovel brake side swap?

Yeah, I know its not to everyones taste, but that alloy brake plate looks like a disc brake cover to me, and I hate discs!
Thanks for the replies, I'll give it a try.
Forum: The Board 05-19-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Laney
pan/genny shovel brake side swap?

I prefer the look of the left side panhead front brake, but I ended up with a generator shovel right side drum brake and fork legs, can I just rotate the whole thing, and have the brake cable in...
Forum: The Board 03-17-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Laney
Re: Flywheel thrust washer destroyed in 40 miles

Big end side to side clearance was .050"

I did not check race protrusion, but I'm fairly confident it wasn't, I will check today, but also I don't think the thrust washer overlaps much further...
Forum: The Board 03-16-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Laney
Re: Flywheel thrust washer destroyed in 40 miles

Sorry, I don't understand the question, and the manuals at my shop, so I cant have a look.

If you mean checking the drag on the wrist pin with the crank pin at 3 and 9 (clockface) in relation to...
Forum: The Board 03-16-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Laney
Re: Flywheel thrust washer destroyed in 40 miles

I own and have read the original HD service manual, and like I said in my first post, I laid 2 ground steel engineers blocks across the case, front to back, so that a standard length wrist pin would...
Forum: The Board 03-16-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Laney
Re: Flywheel thrust washer destroyed in 40 miles

Compensator nut was tightened with a torque wrench and an alloy bar between sprockets, I haven't got a impact wrench.

I know it looks like a bent rod, but could it not also be an incorrectly bored...
Forum: The Board 03-15-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Laney
Re: Flywheel thrust washer destroyed in 40 miles

Thanks for the detailed reply.

I did not understand this - "When you did the new thrust washers, did you find center first? Did you do both sides? and what did you use for clearance?" although I...
Forum: The Board 03-15-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Laney
Flywheel thrust washer destroyed in 40 miles

Hello all

I rebuilt my first Shovel engine, and the oil was full of metal, and it vibrated terribly. I've stripped it down, and the rods have eaten deeply into the new timing side brass thrust...
Forum: The Board 12-08-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Laney
Re: Electrical help, missing volts

Thanks everyone for the advice. I will pull the reg and clean everything back to bare metal tomorrow.

Govmule, when you mention a ground strap, do you mean a wire from the aluminium body of the...
Forum: The Board 12-08-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Laney
Electrical help, missing volts

Beyond the practical aspect of hooking things together with good clean contacts, electricity is a mystery to me. I wired up my new shovel, batt - to frame, batt + to coil, coil to points, batt + to...
Forum: The Board 10-04-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Laney
Re: Shovel brake line help

Thanks for the reply govmule, but any idea what size the fittings should be?
Forum: The Board 10-03-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Laney
Shovel brake line help

I've searched for info, but if I'm finding it I'm not understanding it.

I have a lockheed wagner rear master, and a 58-62 juice rear brake, the brake came of ebay (with a bit of perished hose on...
Forum: The Board 09-24-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Laney
Re: Shovelhead wideglide fork - parts bin special... help?

Hi Jaws

Thanks for your reply, but could you clarify for me?

I am planning on buying one of the Timkin taper bearing repop Star hubs, and I have an OEM 58-62 juice brake plate, so will buy the...
Forum: The Board 09-24-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Laney
Re: Shovelhead wideglide fork - parts bin special... help?

Both my legs have the drain screws. I did look, but I couldn't find any E77 down repop legs.

Thanks for the offer Jaws. I've measured and assembled the legs, and everything seems to match up ok,...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 09-21-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Laney
Re: Graduate from Lurking University

Well I managed to find a shovel. I've heeded your advice Jaws and taken the precaution of covering it in toothpaste. Chome might not get you home, but toothpaste definitely makes you look mental.
Forum: The Board 09-21-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Laney
Re: Shovelhead wideglide fork - parts bin special... help?

Thanks for the reply Buckman, I'll get the sandpaper out...
Forum: The Board 09-20-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Laney
Shovelhead wideglide fork - parts bin special... help?

I'm trying to assemble a right side drum wideglide front end for my 78 shovel, I have the midstar hub and drum, and the correct (right hand) brake side fork slider (but not its matching left leg) and...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 09-02-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Laney
Graduate from Lurking University

I'm in the UK, I ride a rigid Ironhead I built out of leftovers, I'd like to build a shovel that doesn't rattle my brains.
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