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Offline roadking96

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Valve guide work
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:38:54 PM »
Exhaust valve guide broke on a buddy's 80 FLH.  He will need the head machined and a guide installed.  We live in a remote area so more than likely we'll have to send the head somewhere.  Where is a good place to send the head and what kind of turn around is there? 

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 05:40:28 PM »
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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 08:39:03 AM »
Depending on where you live, East coast- Hillside, West coast- BC Gerolomy

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 08:53:28 AM »
Wow, there are only two options for head work...    :scratch:


I thought the brown truck went anywhere.

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 09:35:47 AM »
Larry's done great work for me.

http://www.larrysmotorcyclemachine.com/home.html


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Larry’s one of the few, that I know that still does shovel work & is darn good at what he does
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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 11:06:51 AM »
Larry's done great work for me.

http://www.larrysmotorcyclemachine.com/home.html


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Larry’s one of the few, that I know that still does shovel work & is darn good at what he does





I agree, Larry's attention to detail is excellent.



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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 11:35:15 AM »
Baisley in Portland, Or

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 11:48:21 AM »
Plenty of guys to choose from , look under Vendors , Ive used Larry , and am very very happy

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 03:09:04 PM »
   I do 'em, and a lot of shops out there do. The question is who knows Shovels, has all the oversized guides, and will finish them to size, and fitted for guide seals. If they got good Serdi equipment, great, speedy & accurate. Just on the general question, there are some variables, like where you live, but after you have a guide properly done, a local auto machine repair could do the rest if they know some specs.
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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 03:16:29 PM »
Depending on where you live, East coast- Hillside, West coast- BC Gerolomy
As I understand it, Barry is gone, and his kid runs Cylinder Head Abrasives now.
If you never measure your work, you can assume it's perfect.
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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 04:35:00 AM »
we`ve been doing shovels since shovels were new bikes,no big deal

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 05:23:24 PM »
Thanks everyone- he ended up getting ahold of Larry and is sending it in

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 09:56:37 AM »
Yeah, that repair wasn't for just anybody to do.      :up:

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Re: Valve guide work
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 07:16:25 AM »
No, that repair isn't for everyone to do.
Weld shut if need be, and re-establish the C/L and correct valve angle, spot face the spring pad, and then bore a fresh guide hole, and/or manufacture a custom guide from a Ampco blank, available from many sources, if the hole only needs to be straightened up a small amount.
 
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