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Old 02-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #19171
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I don't take them personal. But can it truly be called a joke when it is based on the AMF Trouble Head (Shovel Head) that hasn't been used for almost 30 years?

It was true LONG AGO but it is no longer a joke if it is just outdated parroted Bullshit.

It is like "Don't use the front brake, you'll go over the handlebars"

Or: "Had to Lay 'er down to avoid a crash"

I joke about Harley's (and all feet forward bikes) all the time (and as you know I sell them)
The last I remember about leaks was the first Evos, and they had cylinder base gasket problems IIRC.

All of the old twins with tin primary covers were MEANT to drip because the engine breather lubed the primary chain and the excess went out a hole in the bottom of the case.

H-D wasn't the only make that got bad press for oil leaks. Same went for Brit bikes, but modern sealants and careful assembly will work wonders for all of them. My Triumph doesn't leak a drop.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #19172
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My '74 Trident left it's mark on the ground, as the pushrod seals would seep oil. I tell people that my '01 Speed Triple is"an oil on the inside model"
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #19173
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My '74 Trident left it's mark on the ground,
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:47 PM   #19174
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This is NOT the Harley Davidson thread. You can find that somewhere near the Kotex thread.

Thanks.

now, on with the 129 Darwin Awards.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:07 AM   #19175
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This is NOT the Harley Davidson thread. You can find that somewhere near the Kotex thread.

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Old 02-22-2013, 04:10 AM   #19176
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My '74 Trident left it's mark on the ground, as the pushrod seals would seep oil. I tell people that my '01 Speed Triple is"an oil on the inside model"
My 67 Bonnie and 68 Tiger have wet the floor in my garage like a dog on a fire hydrant. My '07 Bonnie was supposed to be the leak-free Triumph. One pebble on the oil cooler, and it sprayed oil everywhere, which all dripped down to the concrete when parked. I don't have good luck with Triumphs not leaking, but I sure do love them.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:50 AM   #19177
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My 67 Bonnie and 68 Tiger have wet the floor in my garage like a dog on a fire hydrant. My '07 Bonnie was supposed to be the leak-free Triumph. One pebble on the oil cooler, and it sprayed oil everywhere, which all dripped down to the concrete when parked. I don't have good luck with Triumphs not leaking, but I sure do love them.
I assemble them with Loctite 515 sealant and no gaskets except for the head gasket. The pushrod tube seals have to have .040" crush minimum. Play with different thickness seals until it's correct. On the earlier engines, the output shaft clutch door seal bears on the shaft bushing and will wear a groove in it. Replace the bushing if it is grooved.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:28 AM   #19178
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I don't take them personal. But can it truly be called a joke when it is based on the AMF Trouble Head (Shovel Head) that hasn't been used for almost 30 years?

It was true LONG AGO but it is no longer a joke if it is just outdated parroted Bullshit.

It is like "Don't use the front brake, you'll go over the handlebars"

Or: "Had to Lay 'er down to avoid a crash"

I joke about Harley's (and all feet forward bikes) all the time (and as you know I sell them)
It's a lame joke, but still a joke. I mean, making jokes about the French surrendering is still funny even though their last big capitulation was WWII.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #19179
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They didn't do so well in Vietnam,well after WW2
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:41 AM   #19180
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It's a lame joke, but still a joke. I mean, making jokes about the French surrendering is still funny even though their last big capitulation was WWII.
One word for that (okay, several); Dien Bien Phu.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #19181
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They didn't do so well in Vietnam,well after WW2
I knew the French were involved in Vietnam but couldn't remember whether they lost or surrendered (strategic withdrawal).
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #19182
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It's a lame joke, but still a joke. I mean, making jokes about the French surrendering is still funny even though their last big capitulation was Dien Bien Phu . . . no, wait, Algeria . . . .
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #19183
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I'm sure we could go on and on about French losses and/or surrenders. I'm sure there are entire books written just about French losses. But even Dien Bien Phu was 50 years ago. So was Algeria, if I remember right. That makes it an old joke.

But it's still funny!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #19184
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I knew the French were involved in Vietnam but couldn't remember whether they lost or surrendered (strategic withdrawal).

As someone from the USA, sounds a lot like "the pot calling the kettle black", add recent places where we stuck our noses, and the French will be laughing at us soon.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #19185
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I'm sure we could go on and on about French losses and/or surrenders. I'm sure there are entire books written just about French losses. But even Dien Bien Phu was 50 years ago. So was Algeria, if I remember right. That makes it an old joke.

But it's still funny!
Unless the Germans get antsy again. They kind of wore a path through the French forest and fields coming and going over the years....
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