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Forum: The Board 07-06-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 692
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

could it be 180 degrees out ?.... make sure it's timed on the front cylinder etc.... I run magnetos so there is no problem, I have never liked EI, when they go wrong ya stuck... try ya points system...
Forum: The Board 07-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Sprung cobras

seen them, don't like them as In my opinion they ruin the look of an otherwise
good looking bike with the ugly gap between the seat & the frame & fender.. $00.02,
Forum: The Board 07-02-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Single loop silver painted shovel

on a similar question,
back in about 78-79 easyrider featured an all Silver Shovel Chop with a Sportster Tank & I THINK a spun Aluminium oil tank also silver, everything on it was either blasted...
Forum: The Board 06-21-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Flyrite Choppers 7 Deadly Sins - Rebuild

nicely done fella.
I made a complete 2'' belt drive for my 45 magnum using pully blanks & the hardest part was also the front sprocket machining,
man are they hard, like yours it needed a lot of...
Forum: The Board 06-19-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,028
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Simple Shovelhead Wiring Diagram Needed

so that when the relay sends power via the hi-tension cable to the solenoid,
it at the same time (via the 'bridging' wire) 'excites' the solenoid so it engages the clutch throw out arm engaging the...
Forum: The Board 06-19-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,028
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Simple Shovelhead Wiring Diagram Needed

forget all the guessing games, I posted exactly what you want, why not use it ?.....
Forum: The Board 06-19-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Flyrite Choppers 7 Deadly Sins - Rebuild

post the pic's up here if you can, we all would like to see how you did it....
Forum: The Board 06-18-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Bicycle brakes on choppers

no front brake may 'Look Cool Dude' but think of ya buddys who stop quick & you pile into the back of them causing damage or worse, fit a real brake that works or ya may as well fit one like...
Forum: The Board 06-18-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,028
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Simple Shovelhead Wiring Diagram Needed

if you get this heavy duty relay from W&W, you run the hi tension leads to the starter solenoid (not shown but between the relay & the starter motor) directly straight off of it for less wiring...
Forum: The Board 06-17-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,028
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Simple Shovelhead Wiring Diagram Needed

thats about right I'd say, ........but when you come to wire it, you might find that it will be neater if the + feed from the battery goes direct to the ignition switch with the 30a fuse/breaker in...
Forum: The Board 06-17-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,028
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Simple Shovelhead Wiring Diagram Needed

i wouldnt use a breaker from the regulator before the battery, but between the battery an the main feed to the switch, & why 2 brakers before the lights ?... do it simply & it's easier, in my drawing...
Forum: The Board 06-17-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,028
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Simple Shovelhead Wiring Diagram Needed

I just dug this out, it was from when I wired my FXS a few years ago, I didn't draw in the cutout relays/fuse's & it has a hi/lo which you don't need but easy to use just a single...
Forum: The Board 06-16-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,283
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: The Toad... '78 Shovelhead

The Mudguard Struts you made look good, very much like the ones Donny Smith used to do in the 70's-80's from SB&F...........
Forum: The Board 06-13-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Tranny Main seal shaft leak?

there is a main shaft spacer 'O' ring mod that some like, it has a groove in it where another thin 'O'ring sits to seal it there but a few i know in the trade have said not to bother as it's only a...
Forum: The Board 06-13-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Tranny Main seal shaft leak?

behind the sprocket on some there is a shim spacer 35079-80 , it needs silicon on both sides if you have one,
if not the rear sprocket face needs some & the super nut with built in seal is a...
Forum: The Board 06-12-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,524
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 50fl

motorcycle storehouse doone thats very much like it butno cutout, theyleave it for you to cut for whatever side you want the chain & the rounder end sides are not as heavelyradiused but a grinder...
Forum: The Board 06-12-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Timing plug - One of those days

now you have done it,... I gotta say I only knew it would work as I did it myself 20+ years ago !!! hahahahahaha
Glad it worked for you as well fella
Forum: The Board 06-08-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Timing plug - One of those days

I would look at heating a flat screwdriver blade with a mini blowlamp, then melt a slot into it slowly over a few attempts & when all cool just use the screw driver to undo it.
Forum: The Board 06-01-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 1965 motor and tranny in a 58-64 frame

Hey Blewcrab, I have a Kick only shovelhead in a swingarm frame & suffer bad from arthritis & joint disease so cannot kick anymore, I didnt wanna change all my primary 3'' belt etc for stock covers...
Forum: The Board 05-20-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Forks

just buy new longer tubes, they are cheaper than a funeral...........
Forum: The Board 05-20-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Cheap tires?

shittyiest tyres ever made .... fit them & you will Die.....
Forum: The Board 05-15-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Panhead 18" rim offset

when you start to TRUE the wheel, DO NOT use a dial gauge on the edge of the rim, the Tyre does NOT seat there & the lips are not true (other than on Aluminium Mag wheels that obviously don't need...
Forum: The Board 05-14-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Case stud question

the triangular washers are to spread the load without damaging the barrel base flange & should be used, and also they MUST be placed with the 'THIS WAY UP' upwards as they are stamped out and have a...
Forum: The Board 04-26-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,219
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 41 el

Toshi is a good builder, he did some great repair work for me many years ago on a set of 45 cases & did a good job balancing a few cranks at Jeff's old shop in Putney, he will sort it out, I haven't...
Forum: The Board 04-25-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,219
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 41 el

There are many many GREAT builders here in England who could rebuilt that motor or at least find your problem in minutes IF you opened your eyes and looked for them!...., Bozz from Powerglides for...
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