November 7, 2016

Classic Harley Davidson Star hub rebuild with new type quality ball bearing

This time I will show you how to update some worn out old Harley Davidson star hub, in early wheels Harley were using some loose rollers in cage that were running into the case-hardened housing bore, to rebuild them to like new condition, they should be lap and the use of oversize rollers were need, quite a job for a regular guy to save those hubs.
I decide to modify the inner guts only to accept usual ball bearing, meaning that I will not use loose rollers anymore, all internal will be update but external look will stay exactly the same which is quite important when doing update like this.First, here is some pictures of hub and mandrel use during the process
Here you can see a real worn inner hub, inner surface should be really smooth usually when loose rollers were riding into housing 

Small sleeve need to be out before the machining, you can see it against the shoulder

Star hub mount on an custom-made aluminum machining mandrel, press in place with live center from lathe tailstock. Just a light interference of .001 should do it.

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October 31, 2016

Support Classic American Iron and Possibly Win A Custom Harley Motorcycle

Please consider subscribing to American Iron Magazine or American Iron Garage (all tech) magazines – the print magazines that support this forum. Subscribe (by clicking on the links above) to save and you will be entered to win this custom Harley Fat Boy.

But hurry as this offer ends December 31, 2016.

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September 7, 2016

1936 Classic Harley VLH Road Ride Pre-Motorcycle Cannonball 2014

I rode this 1936 VLH one-year-only Harley hundreds of miles to shake it down prior to the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball. I sorted it out pretty well prior to the 4,000 mile ride from Daytona Beach, FL to Tacoma, WA.

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Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Cannonball Motorcycle Diaries, Classic Harley History by Buzz Kanter

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