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    one of the things that is often left out of a...

    one of the things that is often left out of a ride is the start up. letting the bike idle for a bit before taking off not only allows the ecu to catch up, but also allows the engine components come...
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    JD has something, but there are a lot of...

    JD has something, but there are a lot of possibilities here. what worries me is that you stated the brake switch would not override the cruise. a suggestion would be to go ahead and go through the...
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    same with mine (95 ci, tw21, pcIII). i found that...

    same with mine (95 ci, tw21, pcIII). i found that since the pcIII maps are rpm sensitive, backing a wee bit of fuel out between 3000-3300 rpm at 20-40% throttle helped a bit. i left it fat at 60%...
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    i used wesson for years. now i hadta switch to...

    i used wesson for years. now i hadta switch to olive oil......

    j
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    i'm not aware of a "performance" bearing. i've...

    i'm not aware of a "performance" bearing. i've got a barnett scorpion clutch on one of my bikes with 100k miles and stock rod/bearing. the only thing i can think of was that the rod endplay wasn't...
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    just want to be sure we are talking about the...

    just want to be sure we are talking about the same thing....

    Are you referring to the clutch release bearing which is at the end of the clutch pushrod and is on top of the oil slinger? never seen...
  7. Thread: Tuesday

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    2000 had the pre-chinese crank (better), but also...

    2000 had the pre-chinese crank (better), but also had the old oil pump alignment/cam chain shoe/cam bearing boondoggles....
  8. Thread: Tuesday

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    glad all is well my friend. life is meant to be...

    glad all is well my friend. life is meant to be enjoyed. i just sold our tig welder. never could get it right. foot pedal, using both hands at once. ya'd think i was trying to fly a helicopter.
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    great feedback, thanks! i don't post that much...

    great feedback, thanks! i don't post that much anymore. i used to do a lot of general and custom bike work before, but nowadays my time is spent elsewhere- mostly with my new wife trying to carve out...
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    do you find tech stuff interesting/useful?

    jd mentioned something that is valid. we have many members who have varied interests in the degree of work they want to do themselves on their bikes. i am curious how many of you find the more in...
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    i think there are many here that enjoy reading...

    i think there are many here that enjoy reading and learning but don't necessarily always give feedback. i am guilty of that a lot myself, i've read your other posts in the past. the days of riding...
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    great info, thanks jd! as a footnote, i went...

    great info, thanks jd!

    as a footnote, i went with the tw21's in my bagger (05/efi) and found them to be just as jd described. since i ride 2 up a lot on that bike, it worked great.

    thanks!
  13. as i recall, there was a change to the cover...

    as i recall, there was a change to the cover design somewhere around 95-96. they are not interchangeable with later evo models, even the gaskets are different. in 1998, there was a change in the...
  14. if you are going to pull it down anyway, i'd dry...

    if you are going to pull it down anyway, i'd dry fit things on the bench first. might see something...

    j
  15. just thought of something.... the coupling...

    just thought of something....

    the coupling that engages the jack shaft and starter is directional. did that get installed correctly (machined counterbore facing jackshaft)? also- there is a thrust...
  16. interesting. i've never seen a lockplate crack or...

    interesting. i've never seen a lockplate crack or break. to me, that would mean that even secured down that the bolt wants to rotate putting force on the lock tabs. the only way that could happen is...
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    life's good. back on the rock again with my new...

    life's good. back on the rock again with my new bride. she's on the mainland visiting family, but she is bringing me back some stuff for our flhxs (tuner, pipes, etc.). until then picking at the...
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    got another shovel

    82 fxe mostly stock. ran bout 5 years ago. got it burbling last weekend. adapting a 2003 kehin cv to it. going with points and a 5 ohm coil, washer trick in the drag pipes (are there any other kind...
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    back on the rock

    been a while....

    had an opportunity to move back to hawaii, so my bride and i packed up and are now living back on kauai. left the bikes in oregon, but will either bring them later or buy...
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    did he just service the bike? overfilling the...

    did he just service the bike? overfilling the engine can cause excess case pressure and force oil past the umbrella seals and get sucked back into the intake and foul a plug....

    j
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    i think cv performance sells them either by...

    i think cv performance sells them either by themselves or in a kit with the spring and washer. dunno the size. using a new oring made from viton helps with the newer ethanol fuels.

    j
  22. Thread: Freaky Friday!

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    wow- everyone is busy... went gear drive in...

    wow- everyone is busy...

    went gear drive in the touring bike. note to others- check crank runout first. gear drives can take @0.003" runout and harley specs allow more than that. drop a gear drive...
  23. Thread: got distracted

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    and you certainly are included. my faux pax... ...

    and you certainly are included. my faux pax...

    an update- son got married this last weekend. great gal, they love and take care of each other and he's happy. ain't that all that matters? oh, and...
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    glad to see you doing well, rex...i especially...

    glad to see you doing well, rex...i especially like the wide glide front end on that log splitter....lol

    j
  25. Thread: got distracted

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    got distracted

    gents-

    haven't been by in a while- hope all is well with you all. i have been repairing and building harleys now going on over 35 years and frankly got a little burned out on them. oh, still ride...
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