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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By MeRide
Did you try your engine number on the link the...

Did you try your engine number on the link the TowPro mentioned? Select "engine" instead of the default for the "frame" and input the engine number and it will tell you the year of the engine.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,913,459
Posted By MeRide
You will find complaints and bad stories about...

You will find complaints and bad stories about any bike if you look because the good news never gets talked about only the problems. There are threads in this forum about 25,000 - 100,000 mile...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
I'm going to litter SG's thread with more repop...

I'm going to litter SG's thread with more repop igniton coil talk....well, er, pics. :huh

The reproduction coils use some sort of generic 6volt coil (wish I knew what its original purpose is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
This is interesting....... ...

This is interesting.......


http://www.caimag.com/forum/showthread.php?12055-Why-Reproduction-quot-Harley-quot-coils-Fail...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Glad the carb block change helped. I'm...

Glad the carb block change helped.

I'm running the stock generator and cutout relay......... but here are some thoughts on the heat concern with the modern voltage regulator thingy.

- where...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
More prgress, lookin' good! Happy 4th to you and...

More prgress, lookin' good! Happy 4th to you and the '34 !! That bike has now been around for eighty Independence Days!!!! :beer

I'd recommend swapping the throttle and oil pump wires in the carb...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,741
Posted By MeRide
I've bought most of my late model bikes used with...

I've bought most of my late model bikes used with low miles. For example, a 4year old KTM 640Adv with 900 miles, 5 year old Ural with 650 miles, and a 4yr old Kawi KDX220R with only a couple miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8,813
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Posted By MeRide
A couple random notes. Assuming you have the...

A couple random notes. Assuming you have the Mikuni on your '06. The float doesn't meter fuel it just allows fuel into the carb. The Mikuni doesn't have a choke (an air restirction to the venturi) it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
The muffler on the '35 has essentially the same...

The muffler on the '35 has essentially the same forward section the '34 does. On my '35 there is some clearancing on the back side (~10 O'Clock if looking from the rear). It was in the repop muffler...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Short answer is the fender looks right and the...

Short answer is the fender looks right and the battery box bracket has too much radius to it. Are you sure it is an original box and not a reproduction? Not many original boxes made it through 80...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Glad you are well and back to the VL project, SP!...

Glad you are well and back to the VL project, SP! :clap

I have to run out right now but later I'll look at your fender questions. I have both an original OEM battery box and a repop box plus an...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8,813
Views: 1,913,459
Posted By MeRide
Molten Orange and Nuclear Blue.......NICE! :deal

Molten Orange and Nuclear Blue.......NICE! :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,813
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Posted By MeRide
A couple of notes about the high fender mod..... ...

A couple of notes about the high fender mod.....
1) there are several different KTM high fenders that can be used

2) one of the keys with the mod is the mounting of the fork leg guards. Some...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
The brake pedal looks too high. Mine stops well...

The brake pedal looks too high. Mine stops well before that. The linkage rod really stops the pedal. I've got to say, the rear brake is stout. Doesn't need much pressure to grab hard. The front brake...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Ahh.....the wait for entertainment is over. :lol3...

Ahh.....the wait for entertainment is over. :lol3 Thanks for the update SP. Good tutorial on the handlebar control install. I just noticed that your kickstarter arm has a grease fitting it it.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 258,518
Posted By MeRide
Scotch doesn't do that. Not that scotch would be...

Scotch doesn't do that. Not that scotch would be neglected out in your garage :lol3
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By MeRide
There are many trailer threads for Urals on...

There are many trailer threads for Urals on Soviet Steeds. Here is one example.

http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=32615...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
I can't imagine doing wiring over like that. But...

I can't imagine doing wiring over like that. But I do realize old wiring (maybe not 1964 old) decays to the point of being bad and hazardous. I'm sure that's why my VLD was cobbled up. The cloth and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Ah, you want to get those. My dash was original...

Ah, you want to get those. My dash was original and intact. The bike's harness was a nasty hack but the dash itself hadn't been touched because that was something that would have required removal and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Ammeter pics from when I did the dash and new...

Ammeter pics from when I did the dash and new wiring. Two different layers/sides. Of course one post of the ammeter grounds out to the dash and the other is isolated from the dash electrically.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Ok....photos of a mounted dash with all other...

Ok....photos of a mounted dash with all other wiring attached and the brace don't work! Too much going on to get the detail. This looks right.... star washer, brass nut, wire end, brass washer and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Ammeter goes on the outside. I'll go out...

Ammeter goes on the outside.

I'll go out to the shop and try to get some detail pics of the electrical posts that will show the order washers, nuts, etc. The flat washers on your ammeter don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Only the big harness goes inside. The others are...

Only the big harness goes inside. The others are external (bottom side only). I'm too lazy right now to go pull the wiring diagram to see if that's depicted. Oh, the original big harness was still in...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Back to the rocker pedal...........When you say...

Back to the rocker pedal...........When you say it creeps. I can heel it down to the footboard and it will come back up a 1/4" or so but sits there. Thats the outside spring pulling back to a relaxed...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Just checking in on the progress. I was going to...

Just checking in on the progress. I was going to suggest wiring the dash on a bench and then putting it on the bike. It might be easy to do while on the bike but when I went through my VLD's dash I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
That the real definition of a Bobber there. :deal

That the real definition of a Bobber there. :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
I realized I made a mistake last night! I...

I realized I made a mistake last night! I described the oil pump control wire being clamped the the rear head in post #193 when what I meant was the oil pump control wire. The timer obviously runs...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Thottle and Oil pump control wires

A couple views of the throttle wire going into the splitter block, the oil pump wire going out the back, and the carb linkage.


http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/Controls1.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Yah, people ask me why when I had it all apart I...

Yah, people ask me why when I had it all apart I didn't paint and detail it. I tell them that if I did I wouldn't ride it. I've had pretty shiny bikes that didn't get ridden. I want ride and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Funny you should mention that. I took photos of...

Funny you should mention that. I took photos of the throttle control wire and splitter while out in the shop figuring they would come in handy. But the VLD is sandwiched in between bikes for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Oil pump wire clamp

Before you put the tanks on pull the rear most left side rear cylinder head bolt out and install the little bracket that holds the oil pump's control wire (keeps it from binding or kinking).

...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Coil

All thumbs aside.....the problem is clearance, Clarence. The battery box kills wrench swing space on that side and the rear cylinder and fuel line aren't helpful on the other. Get the nuts started by...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Foot Clutch

The disc on your left knee is the friction disc. You should be able to loosen or tighten the foot clutch pedal to your friction tastes.

Here's a photo of mine for detail of the assembley, no...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
I did a lot of research on the wiring, clamps,...

I did a lot of research on the wiring, clamps, etc when I went through mine as I wanted it to be right. Let me know if you have question about any of that stuff. I spent a lot of time looking at...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Ahhh, now it makes sense. That metal was for...

Ahhh, now it makes sense. That metal was for other models. Yah, drop that piece. I know there are differences between a 1934 and an 1935 but this wasn't one of them. I'd be interested in how you end...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
I only asked out of curiousity. Steve's...

I only asked out of curiousity. Steve's documentation shows there was a lot of confusion and I was just looking for more examples.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Did you make note of these numbers on the heads? ...

Did you make note of these numbers on the heads?


http://www.vintagedragbike.com/VLD/Head1.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Another old photo after being pulled from a 30...

Another old photo after being pulled from a 30 year barn hiatus. You can see the lower clamp and coil in relation to the clutch tin bracket on the transmission and also the lower bracket sitting just...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
Regarding the ignition coil............I see what...

Regarding the ignition coil............I see what I think is a VL style coil, u-bolts, and spacers. I also see a custom sheetmetal adapter plate. I've replaced the coil on my VL a few times (:ddog)...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 36,394
Posted By MeRide
A thread chaser won't remove the flared end of...

A thread chaser won't remove the flared end of the shaft. Other than cutting the width off in a lathe what you did seems an effective way to handle that issue.
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