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Forum: The Board 09-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,193
Posted By Rubone
Re: Panhead Throttle Cable Clamps '48 and '49-'53

Push style controls like OEM have been available forever. Just adapting stock units is easy. Not sure what your issue is unless you want some kind of "cool kid" one off stuff.
Forum: The Board 09-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rubone
Re: 45 feed pump question

Step one...Read the rules
Step two, repeat step one....
Forum: The Board 09-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 317,627
Posted By Rubone
Re: This is the designated "how much is it worth" thread.....

Lots of factors to consider.
Number one is the VIN and number boss. Must be original and not tampered with. What is it like?
Number two, it appears to be built from parts of various bikes, not many...
Forum: The Board 09-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,558
Posted By Rubone
Re: Knuckle/Shovel

Bummer to see OEM parts used on a build like that. S&S top end would be the way to go, and let those parts go to a real Knucklehead.....
Forum: The Board 09-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Rubone
Re: crankcase breather filter--yes or no

No filters, not ever, on any of my old junk. But I have had to deal with dumb-ass filters on other people"s....
Forum: The Board 09-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,492
Posted By Rubone
Re: 1970 ElectraGlide Front End

The correct way to do it is with a walking beam equalizer on the bottom tree so both brakes have equal pressure with one cable and lever as per Vincent style. Been done many times in the past. Mid...
Forum: The Board 09-07-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,860
Posted By Rubone
Re: scored a russian denpr today

Lots have been converted to BMW powerplants, although at that price by the time it is done it is more than the rig is worth. Parts are easier to find in Europe than the US.
Forum: The Board 09-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By Rubone
Re: seat pans

The primary difference between seat pans on an H-D has to do with construction methods. The earlier pans are all riveted pommel and the later are welded. The basic shape is the same and the -25...
Forum: The Board 09-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By Rubone
Re: 2 Shovelheads - Brooklyn NY to Portland OR

Nothing sucks quite so bad as riding the interstate. If you have the time take the state highways and secondary roads. Much nicer riding in every state and a chance to actually see stuff. I have...
Forum: The Board 09-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,223
Posted By Rubone
Re: Any ideas on how big this tire is? I want one!

Stupidest shit ever.
Bikes are for riding, not profiling.:rolleyes:
Get a life...
Forum: The Board 09-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Rubone
Re: 1965 FLH motor leaks question

Check the crankcase breather, make sure it is unobstructed. If someone put a filter on it throw that away. The pump provides more volume, but not more pressure..
Forum: The Board 08-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By Rubone
Re: juice drum?

The first juice drums for the beginning of the '58 model year were stamped. They changed mid year to cast iron. You may have an original drum on there.
Only '58-'62 type drums will work. A'63 -'66...
Forum: The Board 08-28-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 203,315
Posted By Rubone
Re: The coolest (Bigtwin) Flatheads ever!

I'd like to see pics of the VIN. Since no such model ever officially existed.....
Forum: The Board 08-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By Rubone
Re: aluminum primary in original harley rigid straightleg ??????

The only issue is the left side footboard tab which is easily removed. The frame dimensions did not change from '48 through the life of the 4 speed swingarm frames other than the oil tank area from...
Forum: The Board 08-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By Rubone
Re: WLD build

As I said in your intro, WLDs have standard size valves. End of story.
All WLD, WLDR, WR, big fin cylinders have -39 casting codes. All W/WL/WLA/WLC/ cylinders are -36.

This is one of a...
Forum: The Board 08-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 36,147
Posted By Rubone
Re: "Bug Eyes"

It looked better layin' on the ground!!:D
Just BYB, great start...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 08-24-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Rubone
Re: FNG jersey bought a WLD 1942 any help

The only "special" pistons available were the Dow metal type (magnesium). But they weren't in stock WLDs and were optional in the racers. All factory WLDs used the same old pistons as WLs. The...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 08-24-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Rubone
Re: FNG jersey bought a WLD 1942 any help

A 42WLD is a civilian bike and has nothing to do with Military or Police use. The WLD designation means it was a special "Sport Solo" and came with special cylinders (the single most valuable piece...
Forum: The Board 08-20-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,073
Posted By Rubone
Re: Indian scout pictures thread (
Forum: The Board 08-20-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rubone
Re: WR rod bearings ?

[QUOTE]i want to use this combo for a couple of reasons. number one is that it's a strong combination. number two is that i already have it so i don't need to spend $500 on the S&S parts and...
Forum: The Board 08-20-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,696
Posted By Rubone
Re: Harley Flathead WL45 - new to it and need some tips shifting, breaking etc.

I don't get the "Korean War" comment. Is it a '52 WLA? If not there isn't even the faintest stretch of a connection...
Forum: The Board 08-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By Rubone
Re: WR rod bearings ?

Lots of hybrid engines were built back in the early years. And more than one 45 had K top end in the '50s. But a true magnum is an OHV top end, not substituting one obsolete technology for another....
Forum: The Board 08-20-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By Rubone
Re: Splitting the Cases on a Pre-Unit '59 Triumph TR6, How bad will this get?

Heat around the main bearings is a necessity. It should fall right apart with it.
Forum: The Board 08-19-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
Posted By Rubone
Re: Triumph unit 500 Cafe Racer

Boy, and isn't that refreshing! I'm so sick of pseudo bob job, chop, custom crap this is like a breath of fresh air...
Forum: The Board 08-19-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By Rubone
Re: frame been a fire

All panhead frames are electric welded. The last of the furnace brazed frames were in the late'44, early '45 production.
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