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Well WTH, just like the title sez. Back in early July I shagged this 77 FXE. Numbers are good, they match, good paper, cheap, why not. As I said in the pic topic it was an all too common story, a buddy took it apart, never came back. Seems about 99+% complete just missing a few hardware pcs and needs new gaskets. It was pretty fk'n filthy too. Still sorta is but I roughed in a quicky wash.

So far I have the clutch cleaned and fitted, secured the starter solenoid and found some sketchy wires. About 3 repairs and I can avoid a whole new harness. The rest looks fine. Picked up a manual so it's time to really let the games begin.
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So leading into the next episode I'll be soda blasting the gear case and primary covers. I'm buried in a Packard V-12 prep at the moment and midsummer MI humidity is murder. Turns out it has electronic ignition (Dynatek) and an Andrews A cam too. Just shagged an Excelsior 5.00-16 for the rear. Hate that crotch rocket look on newer tires. Looks like a matching 19" for the front is available too. While my cosmetic changes are not job 1 I will do some things as I roll along. Man, I hate the seat too. Not my style. If Mrs Jocko thinks she might ride again I'll reupholster, but the solo/drag bar look is winking at me lately. More to come...
 

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Ok, this is the build thread. I asked for opinions and tech in others, but the bike itself will happen here start to finish. If the reference is to my cam and drag bar threads I didn't wish to place them here because I thought they were part specific, would asist others, and get an opinion piece going about an aspect not 100% related to just mine. If have to pronoun here too I might just walk...o_O
 
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