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Discussion in 'Projects' started by HD97FXDC, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. HD97FXDC

    HD97FXDC New Member

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    We haven't had inspections in Florida since the 80's so all they do now is write you a ticket and tell you to repair it.
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    In Colorado turn signals are not required, however if you have them they must work. I find them usefull at night or in foul weather.
    No inspection required for bikes or cars, I think diesel's require an ommisions inspection.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have a left arm you have a turn signal...
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    true, but not so much at nite..............
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    funny my arm still works at night...

    far as I can tell LOL
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    HD97FXDC New Member

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    This is what I have been doing for the last week. I am tired of polishing and I still have a few pieces yet to finish. Does anyone know the name of the spoke polishing cloth they had a few years ago if I remember it was about one inch wide and about 1 foot long came several in the package.

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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah I remember that stuff, someone told me to
    not use it because it had abrasives in it and would scar
    the metal...

    If you need a really good polish Flitz, Wenol, both work wonders...
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    Thanks I will give it a try, Then again I may just get a set of spokes for it the only draw back is I have never laced a wheel.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not that difficult the HD SM has the steps,

    Landmark SS diamond cut spokes are the bomb I have a set in my 00 heritage,
    10 years, not one rust mark, and they get ridden all over FL including down Daytona beach a couple of times...

    Not chrome but SS....

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    Not a lot of progress so far but I did learn how assemble and install a transmission today. The service manual is rather vague.
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    that is where the factory parts manual comes in....it shows the assembly process of the parts..........exploded views....
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    I found that my SM is a little vague in some areas, but really good in others. Still, I would take my factory SM over any other manual. Ihated the last one I had. :gah::cussing::banghead::angry::wtf::witsend::rant::mad:
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    The machine shop finally finished boring the Jugs and redoing the heads. So I was like a kid on Christmas morning. I installed the pistons and the jugs Tomorrow I will install the heads and pushrods. Does anyone have a set of ironhead rocker boxes they would be willing to part with for a decent price? The ones I have are pitted and can not be polished and chrome plating is not an option due to the pitting (new ones cost less than having these chromed) I thought about having them powder coated but the colors they had were not bright enough, the bright silver looked more like lead. I will try to get a few pictures up of the assembled engine tomorrow.
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    if you look at my "chobber" project, i powdercoated a set of jugs with a silver metalic....they didnt turn out looking like lead....maybe suggest that color to your coater....a few bucks for a big ol' bottle from eastwood co.
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    Thanks I was just on the eastwood site have you tried the hot coat reflective chrome powder they sell?
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    not yet.....have heard good things about it tho. i havent seen it in person yet.
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    I think I will contact them and see if the have a sample chip they could send.
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    I am pretty sure that they do have chip samples, but if I remember correctly I do not think that you can buy them individually, you have to buy a swatch. i was looking at eastwood for when i was debating if I wanted to powdercoat my engine or not. Good Stuff!!!
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    great stuff!!
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    Here is a picture of the engine.

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