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by Snakeoil
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Off-brand compliance fittings?
Replies: 37
Views: 1274

Re: Off-brand compliance fittings?

I honestly would not have considered that first photo a problem. Just a void not uncommon in things like this. Location determines criticality. I have KOK fittings from Gene on mine. Been on the engine as long as I have been a member here. I have blown the left one off several times with starting ba...
by Snakeoil
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: cooling fans
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: cooling fans

I remember reading posts here about mounting fans and the point Waffl6 brought up about how they should be mounted wrt air flow direction. I only see it being necessary for low speed use such as parades or stop and go city traffic. Somebody makes/made a fan system for Harleys I remember seeing sever...
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 M70
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: 2020 M70

Gee, how about a short vid of the engine running taken from the rear so we can hear the exhaust note over the usual can full of nuts clatter of the engine? I would think that a proud Papa would want to world to hear his latest child's first few words.
by Snakeoil
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 M70
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: 2020 M70

I'm more of a Cummins Beige engine man, m'self. :P Satin Nutmeg.jpg I understand your "unique" tastes, Chad. And I applaud you for being different and flaunting it. Someday, you may have your own parade. :wink: I think that engine treatment will give your '99 rig a great desert rat look. I'm assumi...
by Snakeoil
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 M70
Replies: 40
Views: 892

Re: 2020 M70

Appearance-wise, if you kinda ignore the disc brake rotor, the bike looks very vintage. If someone wants a vintage military look, that's the one to have.

I'm still not a fan of black engines. But that's just me.
by Snakeoil
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Engine knock
Replies: 41
Views: 834

Re: Engine knock

A knock is just that, a knock, not a tick, not clatter. If you have a knock, you'll know it.
by Snakeoil
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Gotta love OEM parts.
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Gotta love OEM parts.

Can yor raise the tower a bit with shims th give you more adjustment range?
by Snakeoil
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Steel Rims
Replies: 43
Views: 1490

Re: Steel Rims

Too bad a pair of these would not work. Industrial look and good stuff.

https://albany.craigslist.org/mpo/d/ber ... 44993.html
by Snakeoil
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Steel Rims
Replies: 43
Views: 1490

Re: Steel Rims

That sounds like one heluva shop, JB. I'm jealous.
by Snakeoil
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Broken Sidecar Frame
Replies: 44
Views: 1022

Re: Broken Sidecar Frame

If rust inside tubing is from water ingestion, I would drill a drain hole or two if the point of entry cannot be found. Fracture is straight. So, does not appear to have been caused by a cockeyed frame forced to be straight and then welded. But, I still would make sure the tubes are in line when rel...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: ***SOLD***FS Vetter Old School Racing Bibs Size 36
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: FS Vetter Old School Racing Bibs Size 36

Pics did not come thru.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Steel Rims
Replies: 43
Views: 1490

Re: Steel Rims

Is there not sufficient room to mount 16 inch HD rims/tires on your rig? I would think finding 16 inch HD steel rims would be pretty easy at swap meets. Probably gobs more of them around than 19" rims. Plus, I'm wondering if the 19" rims would take a spoke/nipple sized for sidecar use. HD never made...
by Snakeoil
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: A clean garage is sign of a messy mind.
Replies: 33
Views: 822

Re: A clean garage is sign of a messy mind.

could not sleep at night if my shop looked like that. Yup. A messy bench is a form of stress for me. Mine are not surgically neat like some shown here, but I can work on any of them without moving stuff and if they do get messy, I make a point of putting stuff away. A little clutter is okay. But I ...
by Snakeoil
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Relive the ground off light switch.
Replies: 38
Views: 938

Re: Relive the ground off light switch.

I think this is the thread you were looking for.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20169