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Forum: Shovelhead
06-14-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Architect

www.vtwinmfg.com V Twin is a company that...

www.vtwinmfg.com

V Twin is a company that carries what you need, website above. Find a local distributor/dealer in your area that can order from them.
Forum: Shovelhead
06-14-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 98,197
Posted By Architect

If you have the skills, and I mean skills, you...

If you have the skills, and I mean skills, you can do a wheelie on just about anything including a Shovel. I do not have these skills, but guys are out there dragging the rear fenders of Road Glides,...
06-13-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 60,434
Posted By Architect

Two very different bikes, well done

Two very different bikes, well done
06-13-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Architect

Too much oil in the tank will also do this, I...

Too much oil in the tank will also do this, I assume you drained the oil when you did the project. Maybe there is just too much and you need to drain off a half of quart. Sometimes it is easy, not...
06-13-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Architect

I did the bearings on my Sportster because I was...

I did the bearings on my Sportster because I was sure no one had done them since 1991, I am the original owner. I was expecting brown dry chocolate cake, but the top one still had blue grease, the...
06-12-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Architect

Dude, you have a short somewhere between the...

Dude, you have a short somewhere between the switch and the headlights. A wire has been rubbed to expose the wire, it is randomly hitting something and shorting. It sounds like it is related to fork...
06-12-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By Architect

I use old flannel sheets to cover the bikes...

I use old flannel sheets to cover the bikes indoors, easier to remove and install then an actual bike cover. I would expect that would be less tempting to a rodent yet it is quite effective for...
Forum: Shovelhead
06-12-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,549
Posted By Architect

PS I hope to be there one night with my 1970,...

PS I hope to be there one night with my 1970, will get a side by side shot for everyone.
Forum: Shovelhead
06-12-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,549
Posted By Architect

Had to GOOGLE that one, thanks all as always for...

Had to GOOGLE that one, thanks all as always for my continuing education:

A potentiometer is a three-terminal resistor with a sliding or rotating contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider....
06-12-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Architect

That is a different party then a Sportster. I...

That is a different party then a Sportster. I would put that on the list of Winter Work, not doing that in the summer unless it was a must do. A couple more thousand miles are not going to hurt...
Forum: Shovelhead
06-12-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 98,197
Posted By Architect

That is per tire, unless you are doing prolonged...

That is per tire, unless you are doing prolonged wheelies, you will be fine.
06-11-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Architect

What year and model of bike? I just did the...

What year and model of bike? I just did the bearings on my Sportster, wheel was already off for a new tire. Probably 2 hours max with drinking a beer and not breaking into a sweat, and reading the...
Forum: Shovelhead
06-11-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,549
Posted By Architect

Plate is definitely for the right side rear...

Plate is definitely for the right side rear passenger peg, just the peg itself is missing.

I will go along with it being for oil pressure.....................

As I was typing this, Bob did he...
Forum: Shovelhead
06-11-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,549
Posted By Architect

John, your 1971 has this speedometer in it,...

John, your 1971 has this speedometer in it, right? The guy with 600 miles had a different speedometer which is why I thought he might be wrong about the original mileage. Again, the guy had a great...
Forum: Shovelhead
06-11-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 98,197
Posted By Architect

Too big for the bike

Too big for the bike
06-10-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,371
Posted By Architect

Ok now we know what you are trying to do. I...

Ok now we know what you are trying to do.

I do what it appears you are doing, lower them so the are still pinched by the lower tree. Have someone else there to hold the bike, big wrench with a...
06-10-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,371
Posted By Architect

Yeh not sure what part you are trying to remove,...

Yeh not sure what part you are trying to remove, pics worth 1000 words. But based on the general description, I might take her to the shop before things go sideways.
Forum: Shovelhead
06-10-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,549
Posted By Architect

Newer style floor boards, after market points...

Newer style floor boards, after market points cover, wrong speedometer (only 90% sure about that one), missing right side passenger peg, tires (that bike I would find the right tires, hard or not),...
Forum: Shovelhead
06-07-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,549
Posted By Architect

I saw the bike myself last night, it was awfully...

I saw the bike myself last night, it was awfully nice. I found a couple of things wrong with it, but real minor stuff that could be fixed in an afternoon. Overall, great original bike, I would fix...
06-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Architect

If the motor is spinning, the plugs should be...

If the motor is spinning, the plugs should be getting fuel on them. After trying to start the bike 3-4 times, remove the plugs. If they are dry, you are not getting fuel to the cylinders.
06-07-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,188
Posted By Architect

You answered your own question. Get her running...

You answered your own question. Get her running and go for a decent ride. You will be fine.
06-07-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Architect

Welded in place from the factory. If you know...

Welded in place from the factory. If you know what year the tanks are from, get a petcock for that year bike, after that gas flow is gas flow. Fill the tanks with white vinegar for 24 hours, drain,...
06-07-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Architect

You are chasing your tail, battery is done. Get a...

You are chasing your tail, battery is done. Get a new battery and she will fire right up.
06-05-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 60,434
Posted By Architect

Only if you need it for a passenger. Racers...

Only if you need it for a passenger. Racers install them because they slide way back on the bike for traction and basically the sit on that pad once they get going. Chopper guys install them for the...
06-04-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Architect

Square panel on the left side, remove the four...

Square panel on the left side, remove the four screws
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