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I swear I spend more time looking for shit in my garage than I do using it.  Absolutely sends me.  Like, loony tunes. 

Still, holding onto stuff is where it's at.  The brackets I made for the rear indicators were salvaged from some shelving material I didn't throw away thinking I may need it one wet Wednesday.

And yes to having to buy stuff for HD's.  Well, no.  Had to shell out a bunch of dollars on tools and fittings for the Sportster once I released it was all built different.  The 1" spanner (what we call a wrench where I come from) has come in useful on several axle bolts though so not a total bust. 
Restorations / Re: Another T500
« Last post by CrabsAndCylinders on Aug 13, 2018, 23:56:54 »
Lots of things rattles on these, levers, kick start arm and loose baffles too.  Does it seem to come from the engine or somewhere else?
I'm adopting a never-throw-anything-away approach in my garage now.  It's amazing how often something that could so easily have been thrown away comes in so useful.

Said every hoarder everywhere. 

The tough part is organizing the "stuff" to the point where you can find the stuff you want.  I need to revamp but I will be moving it all next year.  As long as I have music playing it's always a good time in the garage.  Now where is that box of connectors?
Other Projects / Re: What did you build this week?
« Last post by Redbird on Aug 13, 2018, 23:26:30 »
All you have to do is make a peace sign with your first two fingers, so that the cable is going through your pointer and middle finger and the spring is in the palm of your hand, slide the yellow retainer over the cable, then thread the end of the cable into the hole.  It takes like 5 seconds.
Yup. Used to hold the carb top between my thumb and palm, while compressing/holding the spring with my fingers. All that worked great when I had the OEM cable on it with the VM's. Then I went to an aftermarket cable and the taller adjusters on the VM's. Which shortened the available cable sticking through my fingers to about an inch. Kind of a fight, but still enough room to work with. After going to the TM's, in conjunction with the aftermarket cable, the smaller diameter/stiffer spring and the narrower/deeper recess in the slide, my fat fingers were too much in the way to "Zen" the cable into slides notch.
It's cool though... now I can remove the slide by reversing the procedure and everything stays contained/ready for reinstall... and it only takes 2 seconds.
WTF ???
Restorations / Re: A $450, 400 four - parts is parts.
« Last post by 1fasgsxr on Aug 13, 2018, 21:21:04 »
That's when I fire up the bench grinder with the brass wire wheel  ;D
Restorations / Re: Another T500
« Last post by farmer92 on Aug 13, 2018, 21:13:24 »
Got her all zipped up,
Had to use the inferior quality white zip ties as i was out of the correct high strength zip ties.
Went for a rip through a freshly combined wheat field. She really comes alive at 3k but will pull easily even under that.

There is a strange noise though, like a dry rattling noise at idle and on deceleration, as soon as the throttle is opened it dies down.

Need to go over the electrical connections, no headlight, brake light always on and only one blinker ever comes on but only solid.
This should be fun.

Loungin at da club / Re: Made it both are running
« Last post by 1fasgsxr on Aug 13, 2018, 21:11:37 » out done by a Harley in the first 60 ft. Will the clutch hold it trying to launch it hard?
I am no racer by any means but I always tried to be full throttle and off the clutch by the 60ft mark.
Loungin at da club / Re: Made it both are running
« Last post by Scooter trash on Aug 13, 2018, 21:08:51 »
The 60' in the right lane, was a stock, full dress Harley, that was racing for the first time, Damn! hadn't noticed that!
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