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Might be an ideal time to relieve them jugs...
 

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Oh. You sure did. I thought you had, too, and I just looked real quick at one of the pics and my eyes deceived me; it looked like a normal flattie jug the first time I glanced at it...you obviously already showed pics of your relief job.

Never mind me!
 

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Relief job ?
I’m interested what that entails
I’m coming up for a little refresh on my motor soon .
 

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You're smoothing the area from intake valve to piston and piston to exhaust valve to help straighten the path the air/fuel mix (and what later becomes the exhaust) has to travel.

Scott actually showed us his relieved jug in the first post.
 

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ahh yes porting.
 

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I've done about 500 miles since the valve job. So far so good. I found a few other little things in the cam chest area that I wouldn't expect from a "pro" rebuilt motor, but nothing major.

Modified the breather per victory library specs.

Valve covers leak a bit more than I'd like, but those style covers are never great in my opinion. But at least I know the oil pumps are working.

Replaced the exhaust with a gas box stock exhaust so could run saddle bags and have a more traditional look. Then I added a tip and a hidden bracket.
 

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I used ospho in the tanks when I got them, just to stop the rust. But rust kept flaking off and causing blockages. I don't like tank liner and will only use liner as an absolute last resort.

Im used to stronger acids so when I've tried evaporust in the past it just seemed to do nothing. But I decided this was my best shot to get the tanks sorta clean before lining with redkote.

Well, low and behold, after 3 days things looked better. After 5 the tanks looked so clean I couldn't believe it. Since no pin holes showed up, I didn't even have to line them. So, evaporust has my vote. The only downside is the $20 if you need to buy 5 gallons.

I didn't take any before pics, but the fuel line pic tells the story.
 

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Love this bike. The exhaust doodad looks like a 19th-century prosthetic device. In a good way!
 

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Very nice. The screw-style valve covers with O-rings have been pretty dry for me.
 

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Great Job
How Is the engine with the modifications you made? power wise any notable difference?
 

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If you want more power and reliability, better parts availability. You might think about putting shovelhead heads on it. If you want to ride it more. I'm not a fan of different model heads with different lowers . But in this case .I think the lines of the bike are excellent With the shovel upper and UL lower. We use to do this alot with the UL's to make them alot better. Pics are from SuperCycle.
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But what’s the upside?
Why not just use a complete genny shovel motor
Is the mix better(than a shovel head)
Could you explain please or it’s done just because it can be done?
 

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Fun fact, albeit off-topic: "Steve Nelsen" (also "Steve Nelson') was the bullshit moniker of Steve Iorio (of SIE springer fame), who also owned Nostalgia Cycle, maker of the SuperVee and Supercycle Magazine that that article came from. Supercycle mostly existed to hock Supervees. magazine was long on pictures and promises and short on... well, delivery of those promises.

Guy even faked out the LA times... Making It in Motorcycle Business No Easy Ride : Steve Nelson has found success drafting behind the enormous appeal of Harley-Davidson Inc. by selling aftermarket parts.
 
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