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Forum: The Board 01-25-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,394
Posted By steinauge
Re: Funny things you find when rebuilding...

About 1969 we had a customer with an A-10 BSA.He brought it in with a stuck piston.we rebuilt the top end(all he wanted) had good oil pressure,ran good.Two days later he was back-stuck piston.at the...
Forum: The Board 12-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By steinauge
Re: vtwin sporty kick conversion kit

The V-twin kit(or other brand names of exactly the same thing) are what is available.Its all import junk. That being said it can be made to work,expect any (or none) of the following problems...
Forum: The Board 11-25-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,213
Posted By steinauge
Re: who do you trust for sportster tranny case repair?

Advance cycle in Superior Wisconsin 800-844-3200. They have done a bunch of touchy jobs for us over the last 20 years and got it right every time.
Forum: The Board 11-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,399
Posted By steinauge
Re: what fits what...

Dragon we ARE old and cranky-first printing was 1978 and that was 31 years ago.Last printing had some info thru 1983.
Forum: The Board 11-02-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,444
Posted By steinauge
Re: Central Florida Breakfast at Osteen Diner

So we are on for Saturday november 14???
Forum: The Board 10-23-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,792
Posted By steinauge
Re: Safe to shorten springer front-ends???

To shorten your 11\4" solid springer either sleeve the two pieces back together and weld the sleeve_easy,strong,ugly-or bore the pieces for a 3\4" internal pin about 4" long,V the edges of the...
Forum: The Board 10-22-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 77,821
Posted By steinauge
Re: Early 60s panhead bobbers?

Here in the rural south we generally referred to them things as "motorsickles".:)
Forum: The Board 10-09-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,780
Posted By steinauge
Re: Wet Clutch on a early Sporty?

You could do it,but its sort of like jerking off with a handfull of steel wool-you gotta ask why? The dry clutch works WAY better than the 71-E84 wet clutch.If you are determined you will need the...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 10-09-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By steinauge
Re: HELLO. From Sunny Florida 5th Gen.

Welcome from the vicinity of beautiful downtown Samsula!
Forum: The Board 09-24-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,161
Posted By steinauge
Re: Older Sporty primary covers

Note that the tin primary cover in the first photo is aftermarket.The bike in the second photo sports an OEM tin cover.
Forum: The Board 09-21-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By steinauge
Re: Round oil tank history?

I remember they became common in the mid60s as aftermarket items.webco may have had one of the first ones out?
Forum: The Board 09-18-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By steinauge
Re: early pan oil pump question

I recall those were impressively expensive.Ray Cason had one on his Shovelhead fuel bike and it was around 500.00 then!Worked great.
Forum: The Board 09-17-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By steinauge
Re: early pan oil pump question

First ran onto the 2 to one oil pump gears about 15 years ago .We fixed a 103" Shovel that I could not stop from pissing oil out the vent when you ran it hard.Youre right they work great.XLs have...
Forum: The Board 09-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By steinauge
Re: knuck top on pan bottom

You can put the knuck top end on the pan bottom but it will require making up a set of pushrods and tubes and running external top end oil drainbacks.As the other gentelman said if you dont have the...
Forum: The Board 09-17-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By steinauge
Re: early pan oil pump question

The piston oilers are found in twinkies that use a big,effective trochoidal pump with about 300% more scavenge capacity than feed.Our old gear pumps (cast or aluminum) only have about 20% more...
Forum: The Board 09-17-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By steinauge
Re: early pan oil pump question

Be careful with the adjustable oil pressure doodads.The shovel pump(68A or 68B type) oils the top end THEN the lower end.It does this by the action of the oil pressure relief piston rising far enough...
Forum: The Board 09-17-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,150
Posted By steinauge
Re: Knuckle bottom with early shovel top end?

Hank its been about that long since I did the last one of those.We used the whole shovel top end and trimmed the base flanges for cosmetic reasons not because it was really necessary.
Forum: The Board 09-15-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,150
Posted By steinauge
Re: Knuckle bottom with early shovel top end?

Actually you can do this without changing the lifter blocks,you just have to make up a set of pushrods and tubes.The shovel cylinder bases can be trimmed to line up with the knuck cases and if you...
Forum: The Board 08-18-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By steinauge
Re: Almost hate to ask, Taiwan Ted

Like all the other gook stuff your primary may work perfectly or it may require considerable unfucking before you can use it.IME it runs about 50-50. My experience with Teds stuff goes back to the...
Forum: The Board 08-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By steinauge
Re: 19'' Aluminum Harley Rim ??? 43010-60

I cant get the post to delete!!! I am thinking of 43010-61R .I will try and find the other #.Sorry.
Forum: The Board 08-17-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By steinauge
Re: 19'' Aluminum Harley Rim ??? 43010-60

That is the old style rim without the deep drop center mostly found on XL models and some KRs.They are a bit rare and pricey nowdays.
Forum: The Board 08-10-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By steinauge
Re: Help with VIN

The engine # is 10 digits of the 17 digit VIN. .HD went to that system in 1981,4th letter is the year.1981 was B and so on.If the # you quote is part of the 17 digit VIN the engine is original to the...
Forum: The Board 08-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By steinauge
Re: throttle on super B

You need to replace the throttle shaft and put bushings in it.Adding a second spring will close it but will accelerate wear on the bushings and shaft.Also when it gets loose enough it will make for...
Forum: The Board 08-07-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,143
Posted By steinauge
Re: Shovelhead head bolt insert pulling out?

If you look at a fresh set if shovel castings the inserts are flush with the gasket surface but the insert threads are counterbored about 2 threads deep.If you allow any room for the insert to pull...
Forum: The Board 08-06-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,155
Posted By steinauge
Re: Kickstart Ritual

Flathead-push down enrichment lever on mikuni,kick twice very small throttle opening, engine starts. Panhead-close choke,kick 3 times,take choke off,turn ignition on, no throttle,kick two or three...
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