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Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Pissed Bad News

Riggpigg thanks for all that great information that was exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. I use a infrared thermometer on the UL and I know exactly where it should be temp wise.

Bad...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks for posting, its always nice to know...

Thanks for posting, its always nice to know people are reading.

I have used quite a bit of Blue loctite on this bike :lol3. I used it extensively on my UL and it rarely loosens something up.

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Well I was able to make a trade with the fella on...

Well I was able to make a trade with the fella on AMCA and all is well with the world. One step closer to start-up day.

:clap

What are the odds of someone needing such an obscure part at the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I have posted on CAIMAG and it appears the spiral...

I have posted on CAIMAG and it appears the spiral I have was most likely a conversion piece used to qualify Harleys to compete with Police contracts which specified left hand throttle ( a la Indian)....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Yep, thats the direction I was using/thinking....

Yep, thats the direction I was using/thinking. Same as later bikes. So that the natural state of your hand resting is holding it to 'advance'.

I think one of spirals is just wrong and off some...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Taken from Competition distributors website: ...

Taken from Competition distributors website:
RIGHT & LEFT HANDLEBAR SPIRALS COMPLETE.

Fits1916 to 1934 RL,DL,VL,VLH;A,B,C Peashooter

All models with spiral sleeves installed.

Nickel Plated....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks for the heads up as I run these too. ...

Thanks for the heads up as I run these too.

Fozzy has been on my ignore list for a long time.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I went out and checked, they are different and...

I went out and checked, they are different and when I put the throttle one on the left it worked right. So now I need another one. The weird thing is they are different and I need two that are the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I thought of that and checked the 1939 parts...

I thought of that and checked the 1939 parts book. It only lists one spiral but it suspiciously is called 'right'. Hmmm.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I also see in your photo that I did not put the...

I also see in your photo that I did not put the nut on correctly on the end of the oil pump/throttle cable using the same principle we were discussing on the front brake cable. I will correct that...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks for looking, I made something up from...

Thanks for looking, I made something up from spares that looks appropriate and will work.

On to the next bout of confusion. In timing the bike last night I began to doubt myself. The bike appears...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I talked with Rat today at Harbor Vintage. He...

I talked with Rat today at Harbor Vintage. He didn't have the wire and wasn't sure about the routing for it on 34-36. We decided to run it to the clamp for the advance cable. I will just make my own...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I bet you're right, I'll check that next time I'm...

I bet you're right, I'll check that next time I'm out there. Thanks!

I didn't screw the captive nut onto the end of the cable.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
It is, they are very simple machines. The...

It is, they are very simple machines. The greatest hurdles are lack of information and of course COST! Parts and machines are getting nuts :eek1. Maybe it will crash one day and I will be able to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Ok, ya'll had me confused for a minute. I went...

Ok, ya'll had me confused for a minute. I went back at looked at the Slocombe book and I see the wire you are talking about. However, in the schematic the screw isn't there and no mention of it in...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 884,148
Posted By Sugar Pig
<a...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34267953@N00/14995927174" title="20141024_114644 by farmtim3804, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/14995927174_3fda3e7892_b.jpg"...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 884,148
Posted By Sugar Pig
Doug, A buddy and I were going to ride cross...

Doug, A buddy and I were going to ride cross country and I was curious about carb settings.

My bike (VL) has a M-21 Linkert and another has a M-51. The M-51 seems to need a click down/clockwise...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Some questions for MeRide or whomever else knows...

Some questions for MeRide or whomever else knows the answer. 1) What the heck is this screw for? 2) The colony axle adjusters came with this spacer and one bolt is longer than the other. What is the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,847
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks for the update. Really enjoying...

Thanks for the update. Really enjoying it:thumb:thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I have been working and have made some nice...

I have been working and have made some nice progress. We took the bike off the lift as I had to mount the front fender and wheel. Also I am going to move the lift over to make room for a wood...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Got it, but its a friends. I need to get my own...

Got it, but its a friends. I need to get my own copy sometime.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
<a...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34267953@N00/15541808481" title="20141015_145920 by farmtim3804, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/15541808481_7181989f89_b.jpg"...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I decided to mess with the throttle some more and...

I decided to mess with the throttle some more and get it open more. I figured if it was possible on MeRides it should be on mine. First I took off the spiral to see the position of the pin and it was...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
THIS will get you to slow down. I went for a long...

THIS will get you to slow down. I went for a long 75 mile ride on the UL yesterday and then I noticed this.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34267953@N00/15244313117" title="20141003_142059...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
This is my throttle linkage. It is different than...

This is my throttle linkage. It is different than the one on my UL but the distance from pivot to pivot seems identical.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34267953@N00/15413565512"...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I just went out and looked and mine doesn't open...

I just went out and looked and mine doesn't open quite all the way either, maybe 3/4. Make sure your throttle cable is not maxing out on the oil pump stop though.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks, she's shaping up and she's back on her...

Thanks, she's shaping up and she's back on her feet. Just waiting on a few small parts and we can wrap this up.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34267953@N00/15157294518"...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Some more progress has been made. I was off at...

Some more progress has been made. I was off at the AMCA meet in Elkins, WV and had a great time.

I finished putting the rear brake together and the rear hub. I also attached the chain.
<a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Finally got the spoking done. See that overlap on...

Finally got the spoking done. See that overlap on the faces of the inside ones, thats the amount of swing you need to get it to work. You can do it with less swing and you won't be able to finish. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
So on the coil thing I checked it on my UL and if...

So on the coil thing I checked it on my UL and if you use a multi-meter test it jumps up for one cylinder and down for the other. So if my thinking is correct reversing the wires would just reverse...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,847
Posted By Sugar Pig
Just wanted to drop in and say I am really...

Just wanted to drop in and say I am really enjoying your thread. I am doing the 1934 VLD rebuild thread and it is nice to see how Indian was doing things in comparison.

:thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Going back to the polarity thing on the coils. I...

Going back to the polarity thing on the coils. I posted this on CAIMAG.

Re: Why Reproduction "Harley" coils Fail
I know this thread is old but someone send a link to me about it and it caught my...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I bolted on a wired the horn and headlight today....

I bolted on a wired the horn and headlight today. The headlight is a straight forward affair with one big bolt and nut on the bottom. It is a little hard to wire without dropping it but I managed.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
MeRide you are not littering at all. This is good...

MeRide you are not littering at all. This is good important stuff.

My UL coil is a re-pop and has a clear + mark on the right/aft side. So I guess if I read the Caimag and other things right I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I'm running 6 Volts, so if I have any troubles I...

I'm running 6 Volts, so if I have any troubles I will keep that in mind. I am lucky to have a nice original unit.

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I shot off an email to Perry Ruiter who did the...

I shot off an email to Perry Ruiter who did the generator and supplied the regulator. He is THE guy for Cannonballers, he said just to mount it in the regular place and he didn't know of any...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks, the cable was dragging before and I had...

Thanks, the cable was dragging before and I had already ordered a new rear b/c it was too stiff. I corrected it per your recommendation and it works nice now. A small change went a long way. It seems...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I was all set to spoke the rear wheel and do a...

I was all set to spoke the rear wheel and do a little thing on it since it is a mystery to a lot of people. But I ran into another little hiccup. The original spoke nipples were very rusted from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
Hmm, I going to have to go look at that box. It...

Hmm, I going to have to go look at that box. It def. look real it has that 80 years of rust roughness to it that you just can't fake. My top is a re-pop though.

I worked on getting the muffler on...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 50,921
Posted By Sugar Pig
I looked it up and there is only one battery box...

I looked it up and there is only one battery box for the 30-36 run. I will probably run some rubber shims for now, that sheet metal is worth a good bit of folding money. I would hate for it too rub a...
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