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Forum: Shovelhead
Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 52,455
Posted By FL54

Bike has probably "sumped " after sitting for so...

Bike has probably "sumped " after sitting for so long. Pretty normal for a Shovelhead. Oil tank is higher than crankcase so over time oil leaks past check ball in oil pump. When you get to the point...
Forum: Shovelhead
Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By FL54

Thanks Architect. I'll look into it.

Thanks Architect. I'll look into it.
Forum: Shovelhead
Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

We've all been on the side of the road on more...

We've all been on the side of the road on more than one occasion. Most things you can fix on the fly. Most Harley riders will stop to try and lend a hand. Kind of an unspoken code.
Forum: Shovelhead
07-09-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 52,455
Posted By FL54

Great progress on the bike and we're anxiously...

Great progress on the bike and we're anxiously awaiting to see her turn over. Lizy May be too young but who over 50 doesn't remember Joe Cocker?
Forum: Shovelhead
07-05-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By FL54

Love the electric start but use the kicker now...

Love the electric start but use the kicker now and then to check tune. Fires on one kick, (with left leg) tuned right.
Forum: Shovelhead
06-25-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By FL54

Last 2 throttle cables I bought were brake cables...

Last 2 throttle cables I bought were brake cables from a local bicycle shop. Way longer than needed. Cut to length and WAY cheaper.
Forum: Shovelhead
06-11-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

You're right HSCIC, it's not all technical here....

You're right HSCIC, it's not all technical here. I read all the posts even though it may not be a subject I''m particularly interested in. I just jump in when I think I have something to contribute....
Forum: Shovelhead
06-11-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

If there's no hole in your fender, I wouldn't put...

If there's no hole in your fender, I wouldn't put a reflector on. If there is, use a chrome or stainless acorn nut.
Forum: Shovelhead
06-09-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Grooved pavement

One drawback of the more traditional tread pattern is that they are really squirrelly on grooved pavement. I recently replaced the rear with an Avon MK11 black wall. Still have a little wear left on...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-24-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

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OK I had to dig deep down in the archives to find...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-23-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Funny how bikes can just appear. Wives never...

Funny how bikes can just appear. Wives never understand how that can happen. Appreciate the offer on the Triumph but the stable is full right now. We all have a soft spot for certain bikes. Reminds...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-20-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

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That's too bad. I guess I'm fortunate to have one in my area. Seems to have a...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-20-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Don't know if there is one around you but you...

Don't know if there is one around you but you could take it to an Indy that works on other makes of bikes. Mounting and balancing a tire is not rocket science. I have always brought the wheel and...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-17-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By FL54

This '72 found me and was owned by a guy that I'm...

This '72 found me and was owned by a guy that I'm guessing was in his early '70s. His Dad bought it new in '72. While I wouldn't bet the farm on it, I doubt they did any upgrades. The only things I...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-16-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Before I got the drive on lift from Harbor...

Before I got the drive on lift from Harbor Freight, ( a cheaper version of John's) my jack wouldn't go under my rigid frame Pan. By rolling the bike up onto some scrap 3/4" plywood, it provided...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-13-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Don't know if you have room in your garage but...

Don't know if you have room in your garage but Harbor Freight sells a drive on lift that goes on sale periodically for $300. I ride a bike right up on it get it to a comfortable height and then use a...
Forum: Shovelhead
05-05-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

I believe what 60wt is saying is to have a fan...

I believe what 60wt is saying is to have a fan blowing air across the motor while running it for extended periods in place.
Forum: Shovelhead
05-01-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

There is a company I believe it's called Legacy...

There is a company I believe it's called Legacy Box that advertises on the radio. You send them your old pictures, VHS or beta tapes and even 8mm film. They will digitally convert to CD or thumb...
Forum: Shovelhead
04-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Others more knowledgeable will chime in but I...

Others more knowledgeable will chime in but I would make sure that oil is returning to the tank properly.
Forum: Shovelhead
04-22-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Looking good. You'll get used to the heel...

Looking good. You'll get used to the heel shifter. A lot of guys feel that they take too much room up on the footboard but I wear a size 12 boot and I like them. Saves me from getting cramps in my...
Forum: Shovelhead
04-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Came out very nice. If I may make some...

Came out very nice. If I may make some inexpensive suggestions. The small Harley sticker that goes on the oil tank trim and the heat shield that covers the pipe and solenoid on the left side. Little...
Forum: Shovelhead
04-10-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

Reflectors should Have a post that goes through...

Reflectors should Have a post that goes through the hole with a speed nut on the back. I use clear silicone on the reflector for insurance. ...
Forum: Shovelhead
04-10-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

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Those reflectors actually go on the saddlebag lid. The amber ones go on the...
Forum: Shovelhead
03-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

I had aftermarket exhausts on a couple of other...

I had aftermarket exhausts on a couple of other bikes and it seemed like I was always fighting them like you are HSCIC. Over time, I replaced them with OEM found on eBay and had no problems. I did...
Forum: Shovelhead
03-27-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 114,454
Posted By FL54

I added a kicker to my '72 FLH. Had to use the...

I added a kicker to my '72 FLH. Had to use the kicker cover that Race showed and the longer shaft to clear the exhaust. Also needed some creative hammering on rear pipe to get clearance for the...
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