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While i love the look of what your doing - we had rode this type machine every day and most of the night - the roads in NYC are and were like a mountain loose rock pass with street caves bent and bottomed it a 1000 times

hope your roads are a better deal my back and right ankle still hates me for it
 

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John jzjz My back is already shot so the panhead won’t get a lot of miles
but I’m sure having a blast building it!

Slavedave your panhead chop is beautiful 😎
 

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Dave that’s a memory - never forgot how simple they were and 55 years ago they were every place
 
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You use less air in the tire just enough so it does not feel like its going flat - as the summer gets hotter it will increase in pressure like race tires - finding the happy spot will keep you on it more - when we were doing this the gas stations had free air so a pocket gage and some cruising on a nice day gets you real close
 

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That’s why I took off the 18” rear wheel and low profile metzler going with 16” and 5.10 high profile tire and as you say air it down some
 

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They tip close to 400 lbs
 
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Discussion Starter · #32 ·
Front forks back together with lower legs polished new seals & fresh oil
And new avon speedmaster tire
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Your cheating showing off your talent in the great visual that the machine represents
 
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Thank you
Had a issue with rear wheel spokes not working with the 16” rim so my rear hub & rim are at Bucannon in socal they are making the spokes. Once I get the wheel back the pan will be a roller again😎
 

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John jzjz My back is already shot so the panhead won’t get a lot of miles
but I’m sure having a blast building it!

Slavedave your panhead chop is beautiful 😎
We run the air in the rear tire at the point of being flat and temp gun it to keep it from overheating

you back will thank you - Ben gay before you ride it helps also
 
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This link is a story about the local pin striper that painted my tins he’s a local Legend
 
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