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Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Sugar Pig
Sugar

Sugar
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
Exactly, they are such similar bikes and the DR...

Exactly, they are such similar bikes and the DR does it much simpler.

I need simple machines b/c I am not smart enough for the fancy ones. :lol3

One of the KLRs previous owners added a Cogent...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,663
Posted By Sugar Pig
I'm not sure that will work while its running...

I'm not sure that will work while its running :hmmmmm


Really enjoying this. If I don't speed up on the VLD you're gonna catch me.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
I like it: Hanlon's razor is an eponymous...

I like it:

Hanlon's razor is an eponymous adage that allows the elimination of unlikely explanations for a phenomenon. It reads:

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
That is what I tell myself is that he is just...

That is what I tell myself is that he is just clueless.

Don't worry this is still the greatest site on the internet and there are still piles of great people on here. Its just the trolls and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
They are both great guys and we go there quite a...

They are both great guys and we go there quite a bit and have ridden with them many times on the Kickstart runs.

These days Matt is much more approachable.

Dale has gotten very understandably...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
I recently traded my Ducati for a KLR as I would...

I recently traded my Ducati for a KLR as I would like to do the TAT again.

Well it turned out to be one of the most poorly cared for bikes I have seen. He changed the oil and everything but every...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
That's it. I have the same screen and clip in it....

That's it. I have the same screen and clip in it. Mine is a very late '34 (last 10 days of production).

How did you prove out the function of the valve. I tried blowing through it like the UL's...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,663
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks for the update Kevin- enjoying the story ...

Thanks for the update Kevin- enjoying the story

Why the heck couldn't Harley have used a sight glass on the JD and VL series. I would make them less nerve wracking and easier to dial in the oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
I did some more research last night. I also...

I did some more research last night. I also looked through the excellent Johnny Sells book as it has lots of pictures, etc.

There is a '36 engine case on Ebay now that has the same reinforcing...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/11260332404_397...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/11260332404_397143ea4a_b.jpg

You can see the reinforcing disc on the right side. Black about 1 inch diameter. You can also see there is something in the hole.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
While I have to tear down a little to fix the...

While I have to tear down a little to fix the current problem, there is an opportunity here I want other to weigh in on.

The subject is: Crankcase breathers

My UL has a little PCV type valve...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
Yes, Thanks again to RiggPigg and his...

Yes, Thanks again to RiggPigg and his information. It will be very helpful to me and my other friends with VLs and others that read this thread.

Not to forget MeRide's large contribution to this...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
Yeah, option one is the only one. With the other...

Yeah, option one is the only one. With the other jug cinched down it puts pressure on the cams and I might never get the cam cover off without taking both jugs loose.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thank you for that. At the end of the day what do...

Thank you for that. At the end of the day what do you really have besides your name and perseverance?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 1,524
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 3,137
Views: 898,948
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: 3,137
Views: 898,948
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 105
Views: 13,663
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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: 355
Views: 55,691
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"...
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