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by Mark44
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Panhead
Topic: 1949 Panhead
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: 1949 Panhead

Extremely confusing description. 49 OEM PANHEAD REGISTERED ON A 1937 HARLEY DAVIDSON UL 1200CC LOGBOOK. What the hell does that mean? NUMBERS MATCH THE HARLEY DAVIDSON V5. Ditto Age related number (3 letters and 3 numbers) Refers to the number plate (license plate)? It couldn't mean the VIN stamped ...
by Mark44
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Panhead
Topic: The Amish are building new motorcycles in Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: The Amish are building new motorcycles in Indiana

The same article that appeared in the NY Times also appeared in one of the two papers I get. Once I got to the part about the engine, I lost interest. According to the NYT artical, the engine is a 229 cc pushrod single, based on an old Honda design, and manufactured in China.
by Mark44
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Flathead and Servicar
Topic: ACF cylinders
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: ACF cylinders

Woody, sorry to hear you're stuck with such poor quality cylinders. I've been wondering how things are progressing on the '38.
Mark
by Mark44
Fri May 10, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Flathead and Servicar
Topic: 1946 UL restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: 1946 UL restoration

Shyambiker wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Hi, can I know which is the original brand for tyres in 1946 ul and 1947 knuckle.
1950Panhead mentioned Coker tires. Shinko also makes motorcycle tires that are good quality and significantly less costly than the Coker tires.
by Mark44
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Testing for bad gas....
Replies: 19
Views: 648

Re: Testing for bad gas....

Yep, that's what the label says. But a trip to your local neighborhood drug store will net you a bottle of 70-90% rubbing alcohol for a lot less money. Now my question about this is if our currently stepped upon gasoline with "up to"10% enthanol is the problem, how is adding more alky to your tank ...
by Mark44
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Powers been out
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: Powers been out

Still no power . Where are you in Oregon? I'm north of you, a little bit east of Everett, WA. We had a dump of snow three weeks ago, about 18". At the lower elevevations, it's mostly melted off now, but I'm up at 500' and half my yard is still covered, and snow is still piled up to about 4 feet in ...
by Mark44
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Flathead and Servicar
Topic: Backfire through the carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Backfire through the carburetor

Before checking for burnt valves, make sure that they are set right. If there's not enough valve lash on the intake valves, they won't close all the way. This affects compression and can cause backfiring through the carb. As I recall, the settings are .004 - 005" for the intakes, and .005 - .007" fo...
by Mark44
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Trade/Swap/Other Stuff
Topic: want to trade big twin for servicar
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

Re: want to trade big twin for servicar

Hello, I have a barn find, complete and original paint and everything else but the tires and chain, that I want to trade for a servi car of like condition. I am the second owner, the first owner bought it new road it until the day he died rode it to his shed, put it in the shed and walked in his ho...
by Mark44
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Accel A557 ignition installation problems
Replies: 30
Views: 1555

Re: Accel A557 ignition installation problems

I'm running an Accel coil on my Panhead, and it's been working fine for the past five or six years. I don't deny that others have had problems with the quality of Accel parts. Even a blind squirrel stumbles on an acorn once in a while. My setup is an EBeyond 2000 ignition module with a 3 ohm Accel c...
by Mark44
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Flathead and Servicar
Topic: Rear Tyre Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3468

Re: Rear Tyre Recommendations

I contacted Avon Tyres technical enquiries and they recommended 36 to 40 psi for a 5.00 - 16 tyre on the rear. Were they aware that your application is a bike with a rigid rear suspension and at most an inch or two travel at the front wheel? I believe the reason behind running low pressures is to a...
by Mark44
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Accel A557 ignition installation problems
Replies: 30
Views: 1555

Re: Accel A557 ignition installation problems

However I should probably replace battery, eventhough it's only a year old. I've tried recharging it a couple of times during the installation process, but I can't get the charge above 12.9 volts. That's probably OK. This article, https://www.batterystuff.com/kb/frequently-asked-questions/powerspor...
by Mark44
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Accel A557 ignition installation problems
Replies: 30
Views: 1555

Re: Accel A557 ignition installation problems

Here's a link to the instructions for your unit: https://documents.holley.com/a557_form_1627_rev1.pdf The instructions also say that you have to have a VOES (vacuum operated electrical switch) The use of a VOES is required for proper operation of the ACCEL module. If your motorcycle did not include ...
by Mark44
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Panhead
Topic: Accel A557 ignition installation problems
Replies: 30
Views: 1555

Re: Accel A557 ignition installation problems

I have approximately 12.3 Volt on the battery. This jumped out at me right away. At 12.3V, your battery has about a 33% charge. A battery at 100% should read between 13.0 and 13.2 V. Before doing anything else, I would put a full charge on the battery, or if it has been on the bike for a number of ...
by Mark44
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Flathead and Servicar
Topic: Rear Tyre Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3468

Re: Rear Tyre Recommendations

Buddhahoodvatoloco wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:05 pm
My two cents, tire is over inflated, I've run worse.
At first glance, I thought the tire was overinflated, too. But after looking a little closer, the strips on the side that show full tread are where the tire slopes up to the sidewalls, so aren't in contact with the road surface.
by Mark44
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Flathead and Servicar
Topic: Rear Tyre Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3468

Re: Rear Tyre Recommendations

It's four years since I had that Avon Safety Miler fitted, and it is still going strong. I'd agree that it's still going, but it doesn't look like you have much tread left. In my state, tires have to have a minimum of 1/8" of tread. Do you think that this tyre is over-inflated? Doesn't look like it...

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