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Forum: The Board 03-01-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 2,463
Posted By fossy
Re: Riding along when motor seized!!! -shovelhead

As Pete mention in post #24, you dont need to remove the inner primary to pull the jugs.... Should there be a reason that requires that you need to pull the motor, I would leave the primary and take...
Forum: The Board 12-19-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,353
Posted By fossy
Re: Engine rebuilt.. heat cycle? run it?

I'm with Larry, ask the engine builder. A couple of builders I know of, each have their own different procedures. Sometimes if its possible they also wanna be there when it fires up the first time,...
Forum: The Board 12-19-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By fossy
Re: Another Legend Gone

Godspeed Tom!
Forum: The Board 09-23-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,822
Posted By fossy
Re: Shovelhead build - long and skinny chopper

Thanks for taking us on your building journey, really inspiring. I will follow this for sure!!
Forum: The Board 08-14-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,312
Posted By fossy
Re: Making a prims tank.... I hope

Looking good Lester! How do proceed from here? A sheet metal bender would probably help you out, not so many pieces to weld :)
Forum: The Board 08-13-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 216,005
Posted By fossy
Re: pics of long bikes

Canīt say nothing thats not already said, but this bike really is awesome. Just impressive!!!! Hopefully someday I get the chance to take a closer look at this masterpiece :)
Forum: The Board 08-13-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 462,647
Posted By fossy
Re: Anyone have any cool SWINGARM FL pictures?

Nice. Looks perfect for enjoying those gravel roads also:)
Forum: The Board 06-19-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By fossy
Re: 15" rear wheels?

Rhys, my chop has a 4.5" laced rim and 155r15 Vredenstein classic tire. It handles like a dream! As mentioned by others, this was a big thing in scandinavia in the 70-80īs and still is for many....
Forum: The Board 05-25-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 46,561
Posted By fossy
Re: ShoveLong Bike Build

That ride turned out awesome, looks like it handles well on those curvy roads also? All this time waiting around JJ for updates and following your build have been a joy. Thanx and congrats:)
Forum: The Board 05-22-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 203,834
Posted By fossy
Re: What You Be Hauling With Blood? (Post your bike hauler pics here)

That buick is really neat. I like it when something makes me take another look :) and what a hauler!
Forum: The Board 05-22-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,621
Posted By fossy
Thumbs up Re: * Custom Painting at home - by a novice for a novice

This comes out really great, makes me wanna respray something... I would also leave the sag as is, think of it as a birthmark:)

In my experience if you end up with sags in the top coat, just make...
Forum: The Board 05-15-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,621
Posted By fossy
Re: * Custom Painting at home - by a novice for a novice

This is really coming out great Lester. Real impressive work, can't wait to see that flake do its magic :)
Forum: The Board 04-19-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By fossy
Re: Rotary top trans case anomaly

Could it be heated with a torch of some kind or maybe treated with some "acid" stuff, causing the pockets to be revealed? To me it seems like the area is a bit smoothed out than the rest.
Forum: The Board 04-15-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,287
Posted By fossy
Re: Cool movie on Netflix

Thanks, that trailer made my day. Pre-ordered a dvd, can't wait till it arrives in may :)
Forum: The Board 03-30-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By fossy
Re: How to release this gear - help needed

Does it just slide out the kicker side once the selector fork assemble has been removed and all flat head bolts have been removed from behind the kickstart clutch, or do you need to dissemble the...
Forum: The Board 03-29-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By fossy
Re: How to release this gear - help needed

Does it just slide out the kicker side once the selector fork assemble has been removed and all flat head bolts have been removed from behind the kickstart clutch, or do you need to dissemble the...
Forum: The Board 03-28-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,127
Posted By fossy
Re: drive sprocket nut removal

Check out w&w cycles in germany https://www.wwag.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSite.woa/wa/DirectAction?page=!27767
They got both the cheap taiwan made or the more expensive Jims. If not, go for the cut...
Forum: The Board 03-15-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By fossy
Re: Another, shovelhead manual in pdf

Try this, lots of manuals.... http://www.pdfmotomanual.com/
Just follow the instructions, and you should find the 70-78 fxs manual :)
Forum: The Board 07-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By fossy
Re: '76 FLH not charging

A stator swap would be the best, but when moneyīs been tight Iīve also removed the plug, fitted new wires and soldered them near the stator. The plug opening in the case will need to be filled with...
Forum: The Board 07-06-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,212
Posted By fossy
Re: 1972 Shovel Master Cylinder Rebuild Kit

I agree. The parts shown in your last pic seems correct as I remember it. As for the juice drum valve on the right, the manual even states that the steel cup isn't meant for 72īs and later. But as...
Forum: The Board 04-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 46,561
Posted By fossy
Re: ShoveLong Bike Build

This only gets better and better, canīt wait to see the final result. Keep up the good work :)
Forum: The Board 04-05-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,421
Posted By fossy
Re: An Offer I Couldn't Refuse

Just read your whole tread. First that comes to mind is solid workmanship, I like that. And congrats on a great looking bike:)
Forum: The Board 03-14-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,931
Posted By fossy
Re: Shovelhead smoking and leaking

As already pointed out by others, worn valve guides could be the problem. Additionally a loose valve seal could be stuck on the valve stem and this will cause a lot of oil out gets "pumped" out, sort...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 03-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By fossy
First post on JJ

Hi, I've been a long time reader on the JJ and I finally decided it was time for my first post.
During our short norwegian summer I ride a hard tail shovel chop, while I have some other projects...
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