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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    The AMCA has been a great organization and has done an immeasurable amount of good for the old bike hobby. I can't say I'm crazy about the new order...
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    Yesterday, 10:25 AM
    axeric replied to a thread Happy Thanksgiving in Off Topic
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Like 1950panhead said, the early parts books are full of clues, and part #'s often carry over to later books which offer more insight. For my '16J,...
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    11-26-2014, 08:25 PM
    Sorry for the downer on your fender tabs Fabe, but you'll get it squared away. That last picture should be your inspiration, and it's a project that...
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    11-26-2014, 12:37 PM
    Those may be right, but for that money, they should be dead-on. Just from my recollection, the bends should not parallel to each other. I don't want...
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    11-26-2014, 11:57 AM
    I should mention, the mask tape template has be taken from an unmolested fork.
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    11-26-2014, 11:55 AM
    That is not an easy fix Fabe. Those fender tabs were stamped out with the crown plate and they are compound bends. I have fixed 3 forks with missing...
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    11-26-2014, 08:51 AM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    Thanks HTR. Yes, I turned the O.D. of the housing down to make it round, and provide clean, virgin metal to accept the solder. I was lucky that the...
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    11-26-2014, 08:19 AM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    The Bosch magneto I have for this motor had problems in the timer housing. The housing holds the cams that open the points for each cylinder. In this...
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    11-25-2014, 06:27 PM
    You're talking about the cam followers. Harley-Davidson calls the female follower the yoke arm, and that goes to the rear. The single male arm goes...
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    11-25-2014, 05:38 PM
    I don't quite know what you need. The picture, and description should answer a few questions.
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    11-25-2014, 04:55 PM
    axeric replied to a thread Pics of the Day in Humor
    That got a spit take out of me Alan.
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    11-23-2014, 05:18 PM
    Geeze Rob, it should be obvious that motor was made in 1913:)
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    11-21-2014, 12:02 PM
    The weak part of many magnetos is the condenser. If the condenser is external, you are lucky; if it's inside the armature, you're not so lucky. Also,...
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    11-20-2014, 03:51 PM
    axeric replied to a thread repairing my rifle stock in Off Topic
    You're talking about wood, right?
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    11-20-2014, 12:51 PM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    Come on; you actually knew that? :)
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    11-20-2014, 10:21 AM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    Oh yeah, Rob mentioned plumbago. Harley-Davidson mentions this substance in their 1918 repair manual. It's graphite powder mixed with cylinder oil...
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    11-20-2014, 10:07 AM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    You are absolutely right about that Michael. That is one of the best aspects of building a motorcycle, and knowing every piece. One of my favorite...
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    11-20-2014, 08:40 AM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    I always wondered why there are 3 dowel holes in the rocker tower. Thanks Mark, that's one less thing to worry in the middle of the night:)
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    11-19-2014, 05:11 PM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
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    11-19-2014, 05:10 PM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    Hello Michael, I'm going to leave it the way it is. Personally, I don't like rusty, crappy old bikes but I guess it earned it's appearance so I'll...
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    11-19-2014, 04:54 PM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    Steve Swan, you asked about the valve housing lapping tool. This picture shows the dowel pin in the top of the valve housing. The lapping tool uses...
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    11-19-2014, 08:21 AM
    Now that is funny:)
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    11-18-2014, 08:11 PM
    I just thought night-train's shot at BMW was funny. I knew that wasn't going to be a big hit with the BMW guys.
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    11-18-2014, 06:59 PM
    That is going to be hard to top. Very funny night-train:)
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    11-18-2014, 06:08 PM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    That tooth is just chipped on the outside and shouldn't be a problem (other than it's an Indian part in a Harley body). That also reminds me of when...
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    11-18-2014, 04:38 PM
    axeric replied to a thread '16 j in Restoration
    I've also been forced to make a few special tools. This one is for tightening the gland nut on the rocker towers. Of course a hammer and chisel...
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    11-18-2014, 04:25 PM
    axeric started a thread '16 j in Restoration
    I didn't want to interfere with anyone else's projects so I chose this restoration category that has been un-used for a few weeks. BigLakeBob has...
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    11-17-2014, 10:36 AM
    My Rogers car uses the same ball and clamp set-up. It had been on a 1917 Excelsior before I got it. I believe Rogers, and National offered H-D only...
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    11-17-2014, 08:34 AM
    I believe '39 was the last script Chief primary. Also, some time in '41 or '42 they went to doweled primary covers so there is an added boss on the...
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    Hey
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    The "Flathead Run" is Sunday May 6 . We meet at the Wafal House on 301 and 75 in Ellenton. The gang should be there at 8:30 am. If you can make the ride thats great, if you just want to come out and say hello thats cool too. If you decided to ride you must be on a flathead-thats the only rule.
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    Thanks for the letter. Steve is a great guy, glad to hear he's still around. I'll have to give him a call as it's been awhile since I've spoken with him.

    I've been thinking about the Flatheaad run this year, and I've been trying to get the Schebler carb sorted out on my '40 Chief. It's a bit hard to get too excited about that run because it's so damn hot by that time. I should probably take off my frilly apron and man-up, and join the ride this year.

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    Hey Eric
    I just had a guy in my office and we were talkin bikes and he mentioned Hendersons. I showed him a you tube vid of mine and he says
    I used to have a neighbor in Orlando who was into Hendersons -his name was Eric Smith. I ask him if he knew if Eric lived in Sarasota ? He said yes.
    His name is Stephen Grandoff 813-855-5054
    So are you going to ride on the Flat Head Run this year -fist Sunday in May.
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