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General / Re: Seat pads
« Last post by Jim Bronson on Today at 07:58:29 AM »
Oddly, my lower back pain is not present while riding with my stock seat and a backrest, but is a problem in my car even with adjustable lumbar support seats.
Same here. I can do just about any amount of miles per day I want on the bike but after 2 hours in either car I'm done. Mustang seat with seat beads and backrest. I'm sure being able to put my legs up on the engine guard foot rests in multiple positions is a big help.
I have a Mustang too, and I'm only good for about an hour unless I use a lumbar cushion. Then I can go for maybe two hours. I only get 14 MPG, so I'm usually ready for a gas stop anyway.
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Shovel Head / Re: 1983 flt 4ohm coil for points conversion
« Last post by Racepres on Today at 07:58:25 AM »
The last one was from California Phil. If you put a little grease on the pins that the weights are on and some wd40 on springs they seem to last longer.
Have always used a small bit of white lithium on the Pins... never anything on the springs... I don't get that part!!!!
Never [since good ole O.E. was still available] get no where near 10 years... unless I never use the bike...
Ya think California Phil, makes Advance Units??
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General / Re: OEM pn 11031
« Last post by motorhogman on Today at 07:46:19 AM »
246% mark-up / profit.   Not a bad profit margin.  Let's take advantage of our clients eh.   Even better when you consider they likely source them by the thousands.   :banghead:

Worst part is my local dealer doesn't stock them.  They probably send the shop gopher to Lowes when they need them..

If they are only used on the tensioners, and having hydraulic in place since 07 (06 Dyna), it is unlikely that any dealer would keep much of them in stock other than whatís in a cam service gasket kit.

Probably true.. why would they stock those that only covered 8 years..Now out of production for 12 years.. Some things make sense. Some don't.  They didn't even have a full set of push rod tube o rings last time i was there.., I have to order almost any OEM part for the 01 FLHT.. They call it progress... lol.. To me the 01 is a more dependable bike than anything they are building today. 
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General / Re: OEM pn 11031
« Last post by road-dawgs1 on Today at 07:40:02 AM »
246% mark-up / profit.   Not a bad profit margin.  Let's take advantage of our clients eh.   Even better when you consider they likely source them by the thousands.   :banghead:

Worst part is my local dealer doesn't stock them.  They probably send the shop gopher to Lowes when they need them..

If they are only used on the tensioners, and having hydraulic in place since 07 (06 Dyna), it is unlikely that any dealer would keep much of them in stock other than whatís in a cam service gasket kit.
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General / Re: Cam tesioner shoes again Already !
« Last post by motorhogman on Today at 07:31:40 AM »
I just put a 03 back together that the inner tensioner was coming apart and plugged the scavenge port on the oil pump causing sumping.

I'd say that was pure luck...sumping being the only issue...
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Milwaukee-Eight / Re: New H-D 128-131 kits
« Last post by harpwrench on Today at 07:30:24 AM »
A mechanic at the dealership told me they donít have a tune for it yet
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General / Re: OEM pn 11031
« Last post by motorhogman on Today at 07:30:14 AM »
246% mark-up / profit.   Not a bad profit margin.  Let's take advantage of our clients eh.   Even better when you consider they likely source them by the thousands.   :banghead:

Worst part is my local dealer doesn't stock them.  They probably send the shop gopher to Lowes when they need them..
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Shovel Head / Re: 1983 flt 4ohm coil for points conversion
« Last post by bump on Today at 07:29:28 AM »
The last one was from California Phil. If you put a little grease on the pins that the weights are on and some wd40 on springs they seem to last longer.
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Shovel Head / Re: 1983 flt 4ohm coil for points conversion
« Last post by Racepres on Today at 06:46:21 AM »
I switched to points in my 78 shovelhead in 81 when the electronic quit working. A dealer they had points conversion for $45, all the parts needed. Electronic was $200. The points seem to last a long time the advance units with the weights is what goes bad. Every 10 years or so.
If yer gettin 10Years out of an Advance unit... Please share where in theee hell yer gettin them ones!!!!!
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Iron Head / Re: 1974 XLCH with 6800miles
« Last post by Racepres on Today at 06:42:34 AM »
Looks like a late '74 to '85 style, judging from the lack of spring adjusting nuts on the release disk...

-JW

Right...the "nuts" snug down against Standoffs... no adjustment...
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