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by Lmo
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Customs Charges?
Replies: 12
Views: 821

Customs Charges?

Overseas shipping is clear enough (I think), but would someone enlighten me as to how duties are paid when purchasing from overseas?

Thanks.
by Lmo
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Tank Fun!
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Tank Fun!

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by Lmo
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Paioli vs. Leading Link
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Paioli vs. Leading Link

... in a turn with the lateral loads of a sidecar outfit the front axle plane deflecting some and not being parallel with the upper end of the forks wouldn't surprise me at all. Here's a pretty good example of fork "twist"; my apologies I don't remember where I found it, it's been awhile. Granted t...
by Lmo
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Paioli vs. Leading Link
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Paioli vs. Leading Link

Thanks Rivers. I should have been more precise. The "flex" that I'm observing would better be described as deflection, or twist. When turning right, the plane of the lower portion of the fork (below the lower triple clamp) is noticeably different that the plane of the upper fork and handlebars. I re...
by Lmo
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Paioli vs. Leading Link
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Paioli vs. Leading Link

I've got a couple of hundred miles my Frankenuralepr now and during right-hand turns there is a lot of flex in the Paioli fork that's on it; I can actually see forks moving. Steering effort aside, is the leading link fork more rigid than the telescopic set up? Or, do they all do that. . . . . . :lur...
by Lmo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Fuel vs. paint
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Fuel vs. paint

Might consider packing a "McCuff"; $20 (the new $5). http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/McCuff_1.jpg http://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.hdforums.com-vbulletin/500x500/80-popup_unit1_c13927491cbc898949a9dbbd7abffeadf647940f.jpg http://www.McCuff.com Disclaimer: I have no affiliation...
by Lmo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Not a pleasant UDF
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Not a pleasant UDF

Drive like you're piloting an eighteen wheeler... 55-60 mph, slow down for on-ramp traffic (let them merge), slow down for tailgaters (they'll pass you when they get fed up), scan your mirrors every ten seconds, expect the unexpected. Neutral facial expressions (no race-face). When in doubt get off ...
by Lmo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: '63 Dnepr k750, or what's left of one.
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: '63 Dnepr k750, or what's left of one.

UPDATE: 100 miles yesterday ... straight as an arrow @ 60mph (indicated), neutral steering (no pull either way); strong grade climber. Under 30 mph, mild head shake; but I can live with that. Still trying to figure out what the chuck-chuck-chuck, noise is under heavy braking; I didn't see anything w...
by Lmo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Harley Handlebars question
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Harley Handlebars question

BUMPing this thread because this is EXACTLY what I want. I had buckhorns on my '47 Knucklehead and they were the most comfortable bars I've ridden. I measured the bars on my Frankenepr and they are right at 0.97" at the risers, tapering to .875 at the controls. I can mill out the risers, or get new ...
by Lmo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Tire Wear - Alignment?
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Tire Wear - Alignment?

the fancy rigs have an electrically adjustable shock on the sidecar. You can fine tune the lean as you are driving. Sounds like another answer to the old Vetter Terraplane Trim-Grip solution. Probably a better one, but I'm a bit biased toward the TG. One less mounting point, some would argue unsafe...
by Lmo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Reverse/Neutral lever
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Reverse/Neutral lever

The reverse lever has two detents. The first notch to the the rear is neutral, the next is reverse. With engine at idle, I'm not feeling any "detents" at all; the lever moves to the rear (with a gentle gear clatter) and I'm in reverse. When I attempt to move the reverse gear lever forward (to neutr...
by Lmo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Reverse/Neutral lever
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Reverse/Neutral lever

I'm having difficulty with the reverse/neutral lever. Generally, it will go into reverse, but not back to neutral. And I can't use it to "recover" neutral But sometimes it works perfectly. The transmission is Herzog, with 11,000 km. I've owned the rig for only a few weeks, so don't have any historic...
by Lmo
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Never trust a Lawyer.
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: Never trust a Lawyer.

Somewhat in the same vein.... At the end of the tax year the Tax Office sent an inspector to audit the books of a synagogue. While he was checking the books he turned to the Rabbi and said, "I notice you buy a lot of candles. What do you do with the candle drippings?" "Good question." noted the Rabb...
by Lmo
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Toe Heel lever removal.
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Toe Heel lever removal.

Loosen the nut holding the shifter onto the threaded shaft, back the nut off to where the outside nut surface is flush with the end of the threaded shaft... So, the PO must have installed an "acorn" nut ... I understand that I need to get a standard hex nut to protect the end of the shifter shaft ....
by Lmo
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Toe Heel lever removal.
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Toe Heel lever removal.

I did a site search on how to remove/reposition the toe/heel shifter and found one article that states the 650 shifter-shift must be removed/released internally. But it did say the 750 set-up is externally removable. I removed the acorn nut on the end of the shifter shaft and expected to be able to ...