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November 3, 2018

Shovelhead frame repair in the top neck bearing area

The bearing race was way too loose on the top of the 1980 frame for an unknown reason, and it need to be repair, so my friend ask me to take care of it for him, he heard that I have done something similar in the past,here is some pics of the steps I have taken .

So I pull out a special tool I did years ago to correct a similar problem on a Evo frame, did a few modification to adapt to the shovelhead frame, the goal here was to machine the top portion in perfect line to bottom bearing axis with a guide in the bottom bore and add a bushing flush to bottom of top bearing area ,the boring bar will have a better stability and the bore would be possible

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Filed under Other, Random Ideas, Resources, Saddlebagrail's blog, Tech by saddlebagrail

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September 10, 2018

Shinya’s 1915 Indian Motorcycle Cannonball Racer

This 1915 Indian motorcycle is the only bike to compete in every Motorcycle Cannonball to date – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and now 2018.

It is possible this bike has more miles on it than any other Indian in history. What do you think?

Filed under Cannonball Motorcycle Diaries, Classic Indian Motorcycle History by Buzz Kanter

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May 4, 2018

Broken primary lips repair on a Evolution

Hi to all

 

I got this case to do a big bore strocker kit with,blast both case have the lips that was broken build up ,now ready to do the repair,here with pictures how I did this.

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Filed under Engine & Transmission, Random Ideas, Resources, Saddlebagrail's blog, Tech by saddlebagrail

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