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Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
It's actually a two brush. A fella named Perry...

It's actually a two brush. A fella named Perry Ruiter built it for me. It is in a VL three brush body and the electronic regulator is hidden under the tin cover of the old style and the third pole is...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
Getting back on track here. I finished the epoxy...

Getting back on track here. I finished the epoxy work and it seems to be holding. I have been putting things back together and finalizing some fits.

During testing, I noticed the headlight draws...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
I haven't felt very motivated lately, mainly b/c...

I haven't felt very motivated lately, mainly b/c I was dreading taking the tank off. It's not hard and doesn't take long. But I spent a lot of time trying to get all the oil and gas out. Even when...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
Had a couple request for springs and balls, will...

Had a couple request for springs and balls, will get them out shortly guys.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
:lol3 I'm not sure how to take this but it made...

:lol3 I'm not sure how to take this but it made me laugh out loud several times so that's what we're going with. It's like when the old lady in front of you farts in church.

You don't know if you...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
NOTE: We do not ship to the U.S.A. & Canada.:cry ...

NOTE: We do not ship to the U.S.A. & Canada.:cry

Never mind that all (edit: a lot) of those parts are there b/c of the USA coming to save Europe in WW2. :shog

Maybe I just need a friend from...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
Roger that, I put a old ball in there and gave it...

Roger that, I put a old ball in there and gave it a whack awhile back. It didn't seem to matter.

Good news is the new springs came today and they WORK. Pretty consistent 3/4 oz. with a good push....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
New problem: I was getting set to start the motor...

New problem: I was getting set to start the motor and was hooking up the gas and oil. I had heard a noise when threading in the petcocks. It was this crack.
I had sealed the inside of the tanks with...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
Posted By Sugar Pig
Thanks for that, I considered a similar approach...

Thanks for that, I considered a similar approach but was worried about the pressures involved etc. I ended up pulling the cylinder. It only took about two hours to pull it down and two too put it...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,475
Posted By Sugar Pig
Sugar

Sugar
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 132
Views: 17,475
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 132
Views: 17,475
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 1,833
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 376
Views: 61,635
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: 3,199
Views: 922,172
Posted By Sugar Pig
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