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73/74 Electra glide help? Iím a motorcycle noob

 
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:36 PM
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Wow! I'm still baffeled how good those shiny pieces look after all those years sitting outside.
If it was my bike I'd just clean it and run it like it is right now. (After fixing the brakes and other essentials of course and checking the tranny, gearcase and pistons). No new chrome bits or paint.

But I've read about some household rust removers:
http://www.thespruce.com/homemade-ru...ecipes-1387936

Maybe you can spray some vinegar on those rusty jugs, rims, spokes, brakediscs... I don't know what it does to aluminum (as I just read it last week) but if it works as well as the article says it might free your **** and stem too.
Test it on some scrap metal parts first.
 

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Old 06-19-2019, 04:41 PM
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Yeah I was really surprised too!

I have some stuff I got on amazon that I canít think of the name atm that seems to a pretty good job getting rust off and apparently itís pretty safe for pretty much everything

Iíll have to take a picture of that piece of the brake lever that was completely rust and how it is now when I go home lol


Problem with that one is it has to like soak for several hours so not too sure how to do that with big parts that donít fit in a bucket lol

And yeah hopefully thatís what I can do just replace the essential things lol
 

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Old 06-19-2019, 04:47 PM
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Almost forgot the screw where it like holds it tight on the carb we completely loosened it but the little cable part is still through it and I canít pull it out but I havenít tried using pliers or anything

My dad has already twisted it completely around. You can definitely hear something tuning when itís turned .
If Iím looking at the right thing thereís a metal looking cable made of more smaller metal cables that looks pretty shredded :/

He said as soon as he started twisting it and it made that noise it was probably gonna need replacing
 

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Old 06-19-2019, 05:01 PM
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Lizy,
You asked what cleaner to start with in the container/brush..
Nothing..just brush her jugs clean as Ya can first,and whatever other parts look hard to get to.
After that then some wd40 on jugs..or as Shovelsrule suggested,maybe something homemade/vinegar..
It depends on exactly what Your cleaning. If You have a air hose and a blower to also use..great
The $100 per? Thats not a joke Young Lady.. What Your doing really pays that and more.
Look up in Your thread here..Hscic put a pic of His old choke cable so You can see how they are made.
When Ya can afford them, get those factory books(real books)...Now Ive something else to holler about finally
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:39 PM
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the chrome is best cleaned what you have with - brillo not the cheaper one - brillo and warm water
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:06 PM
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So hereís that sound it makes hopefully itís audible lol

and idiot me was zoned out driving home and missed the Walmart exit but I found this for now lol
 
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So idk what that goes to but it wasnít even attached anymore lol






Yall got any tips for cleaning all that gunk out?
 

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[QUOTE=Lizy Alexander;18342221]

So idk what that goes to but it wasn’t even attached anymore lol

See the rubber hose broke off? that's Her oil pump..You don't want anything to fall in there!
Cut off a 3" section of the hose,find a small bolt to put in 1 end of it tight as possible then stick the other end of hose on the pump.
Understand? We need to block off the nipple/fitting...Oh,wipe off the fitting first, after cutting off the very small piece of hose still on it.
Use a razor blade and be careful...Oh, don't reattach the complete hose back...just the 3" section with small bolt.
 

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Old 06-19-2019, 10:05 PM
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Hereís that cable I was talking about

And where we loosened the screw

Hereís that cable I was talking about



hereís all those pieces of the broken brake lever without the rust lol


So the stuff was called evaporust

tried the 4 screws again and no improvement there

I couldnít find where my dad put all the Allen wrenches so I couldnít try the mirror again but I sprayed both again just to feel like I was doing something with them lol
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:07 PM
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I figured I should try to keep the stuff out of it I tried to push the dirt away from the opening with a screwdriver then wiped the end of the hose and set it back on top for now
 

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