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Forum: The Board 03-25-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Reaming/Honing New 41mm Fork Bushings?

Ive used them about a dozen or so times also, they do a great job
Forum: The Board 03-11-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Looking

Yes they should be properly prepped before they are powdercoated,

what size tire are you looking to run ?

I dont think we have any 19x2.50 sized rims, we normally use the 19x2.15 size rims,...
Forum: The Board 03-10-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 389,614
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: FXR picture thread

Heres one I just finished, tore it down to the bare frame and did it all over, upgraded brakes, suspension, trans, and some other stuff, fun all around bike.
Im working on doing a 117" Twin Cam...
Forum: The Board 03-10-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,914
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Dual rear brake caliper FabKevin

If your question is how does a single master cylinder operate 2 brake calipers, the answer is a double banjo bolt that goes into the master cylinder so you can run 2 seperate brake calipers off of...
Forum: The Board 03-10-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: front brake caliper /1975 superglide

theres your answer, dont go with the 1/8 NPT it will leak overtime usually
Forum: The Board 12-19-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,212
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Basic frame/fork geometry.

I didnt even realize you were already in Europe, there are plenty of great fabrication shops that can do a rear hardtail section for you, hell by the time you pay the import fees and shipping on a...
Forum: The Board 12-19-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,212
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Basic frame/fork geometry.

Yes the downtubes are 1 1/8" going into the side car loops from the top, and than its 1" from the bottom of the loop all the way till it reaches the axle,
so I should have been a little more clear...
Forum: The Board 12-18-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,212
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Basic frame/fork geometry.

I cant agree with that at all as far as making it authentic looking.

yes it matches the earlier tubing design from the earlier frames BUT the early frames were all 1" tubing so they look proper...
Forum: The Board 12-18-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,212
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Basic frame/fork geometry.

If your looking for pics of the bikes stance these might help you out,

this is a bike I built a while ago for a customer
stock shovelhead frame hardtailed by 47 Industries, stock length European...
Forum: The Board 12-18-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,212
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Basic frame/fork geometry.

I dont want $1525 for them, thats what the factory MSRP is, I dont set that pricing the manufacturer does, I wish I could sell them cheaper but I cant, they cost too much to make, and the quality...
Forum: The Board 12-09-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,492
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: v twin frame?

Well ask Irish Rich about the Vtwin frame he just got into the shop about a week or so ago

According to him both front motor mount holes are 1/4" off

Its not bashing when its the truth. ...
Forum: The Board 06-05-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,668
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Need help choosing springer MFG.

Hey guys
yeah so there is a ton of misinformation out there on this subject

I will try and clear it up to the best of my ability.

In the world of replica springers the only ones I know of...
Forum: The Board 02-25-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 438,157
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Anyone have any cool SWINGARM FL pictures?

Thank you

Yes I will dig through my phone and find some more pics of it to post up here
Forum: The Board 02-25-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 438,157
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Anyone have any cool SWINGARM FL pictures?

1949 Panhead in a modified 1958 Panhead frame that I built last year for a customer. Lots of one off parts on this one.
...
Forum: The Board 02-16-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Panhead O-Ring Intake conversion help.

permatex permashield
clean the threads really really good
let them dry out after cleaning
follow the directions and apply the permashield liberally

that should solve your problem
Forum: The Board 02-09-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: New project...

Yes I can totally understand the need for the electric start,
I absolutely love electric starts for many reasons,

I think that a later 1965 and up trans case with the tech cycle kit that...
Forum: The Board 02-09-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: New project...

If your using a ratchet lid I made a nice bracket that holds the starter in place and uses the side cover bolts from a ratchet top
it makes it a much more sturdier setup than the little crappy...
Forum: The Board 02-09-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: New project...

Please don't put a 5 speed trans in that bike
there are plenty of ways to put an electric starter on there with a tin primary setup and have it look cleaner if you needed an electric start on...
Forum: The Board 01-22-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Clean up aluminum cases with motor assembled

Try a needle scaler to give it a little texture

you can also take a gritty piece of sandpaper and put it on the smooth spots grit down and give it some very light hits with a rubber mallet...
Forum: The Board 11-24-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Frames: Harley vs. Aftermarket

I don't think the price range on panheads is anymore expensive than what you will spend on totally rebuilding a shovelhead and hardtailing a stock shovelhead frame.
In fact Ive noticed over the...
Forum: The Board 10-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,877
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Long chop, my brother's bike

Looking good buddy.

Yeah 1.5" is really high to raise the trans,
on the UL racer I just finished I think I ended up at about 1"

some of the thing I ran into (just a heads up in case you are...
Forum: The Board 10-27-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,411
Posted By ralphiejantz
Talking Re: Hot rod knucklehead build

Ahh if Dale is building the motor you will be in good hands.

And yeah if your beating sport bikes with an evo bike - the guys on the sport bikes might be girls lol
Forum: Jock Shops 10-23-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,758
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Visionary Cycle Products - OEM Replica Frames, Stellings and Hellings Risers and

Be sure to check out all the new products at visionarycycleproducts.com

We have a lot of new vintage tread tires, rims, and other parts for all your vintage choppers needs.
Forum: The Board 10-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By ralphiejantz
Re: Oil seal for Barney's fork sliders

thats all they get
either the plastic seal or an o ring on top
depends on which you have.

theyre not a good design at all in the sense of function
probably why they never really took off...
Forum: Bikes For Sale 10-08-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,233
Posted By ralphiejantz
For Sale 1946 UL

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a93/ralphiejantz/VCP%20Racer/3BAECBD0-B2A4-4F71-9418-69930F96918B_zpslqr3yh27.jpg...
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