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by Jim Sawyer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Trike Building
Topic: Front engined VW
Replies: 128
Views: 5938

Re: Front engined VW

You have a nice project going on there. One question though, is it hard to get on and off of it with all of the carbs and exhaust located where they are?
by Jim Sawyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Springers, Girders, Spirders and Leafers
Topic: idea to build springer to reduce trail a little
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: idea to build springer to reduce trail a little

one pic while building using smaller springs, the rest are with the heavier springs
by Jim Sawyer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Springers, Girders, Spirders and Leafers
Topic: idea to build springer to reduce trail a little
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: idea to build springer to reduce trail a little

My inverted springer rides nice,I can ride with no hands and it tracks straight. I have about 4.5" of trail. I followed a set of plans and used springs called out on the plans. They were not stiff enough. What would happen is that if you steered the forks most of the way to either side, like parking...
by Jim Sawyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Motors, Transmissions, & Drive Systems
Topic: INSTALL A OPEN PRIMARY BELT DRIVE.....
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: INSTALL A OPEN PRIMARY BELT DRIVE.....

This chart shows some of their options
by Jim Sawyer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Motors, Transmissions, & Drive Systems
Topic: INSTALL A OPEN PRIMARY BELT DRIVE.....
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: INSTALL A OPEN PRIMARY BELT DRIVE.....

I used a 1/2" offset front sprocket, and a stock HD flat rear sprocket . The offset sprocket is made by PBI
by Jim Sawyer
Sat May 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Sprockets, Belts, Chains and Brakes
Topic: Its about brakes.
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Its about brakes.

I am not sure what year the caliper is, It fits a 3/4" axle. I bought it from Robs used Harley parts.
by Jim Sawyer
Fri May 05, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Sprockets, Belts, Chains and Brakes
Topic: Its about brakes.
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Its about brakes.

I figured out how to atatch a pic
by Jim Sawyer
Mon May 01, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Sprockets, Belts, Chains and Brakes
Topic: Its about brakes.
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Its about brakes.

Yes, are you looking for front or rear brake pictures?

Something not right here, I can not figure how to attatch a picture the usual way that it works.
by Jim Sawyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Sprockets, Belts, Chains and Brakes
Topic: Its about brakes.
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Its about brakes.

Any swap meets near you?
I bought all My brakes & parts from Robs used harleyparts
http://www.robsusedharleyparts.com/photos/index.php
by Jim Sawyer
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild
Replies: 287
Views: 7711

Re: 62 Chopped FL Rebuild

I would read it
by Jim Sawyer
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Motors, Transmissions, & Drive Systems
Topic: INSTALL A OPEN PRIMARY BELT DRIVE.....
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: INSTALL A OPEN PRIMARY BELT DRIVE.....

I used a chain on my build as well. definitely no room for a belt on mine either
by Jim Sawyer
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Motors, Transmissions, & Drive Systems
Topic: How long should a cylinder hold compression
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: How long should a cylinder hold compression

What is the engine? I would try to find the compression specs in a service manual, or online and see how your compares
by Jim Sawyer
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Motors, Transmissions, & Drive Systems
Topic: How long should a cylinder hold compression
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: How long should a cylinder hold compression

most compression gauges have a schrader valve in the end of the hose where it threads into the spark plug home so that the gauge will hold the reading until you release the pressure. Also on a big V twin, you need to hold the throttle wide open when cranking for a compression test, If you dont, you ...
by Jim Sawyer
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: BOARD BACKUP AND UPGRADES
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Re: BOARD BACKUP AND UPGRADES

Thanks for all you do to keep things up and running!
by Jim Sawyer
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: drought
Replies: 14
Views: 1542

Re: drought

One of the problems (or maybe the blessings) of discussions boards, blogs and general Internet sites is that people have finally caught on to the fact that this digital stuff just doesn't matter and a lot of people are just ignoring the whole 'social media' thing which I think is probably a good th...

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