My 58 FL

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by George Greer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am

Update,

Got the frame numbers stamped on by Harley-Davidson Würzburg, frame is now at TüV being inspected, and getting the paperwork made for the frame.

Friday, I should be able to build the bike.

Any Tips....advice in the order of build to make it easy to assemble since all the major components are completed and ready to install.

Thanks to everyone that has pitched in on this long overdue build process.

George



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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:29 pm

Congratulations George, you are getting close now. My advice is assemble the rolling chassis with wheels, much easier to move around and work on it. Be sure to put the oil tank in before the rear fender and put the front fender on the forks too. And run the wiring harness and dash base at this time too. Engine and trans later with tanks and dash last.

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by George Greer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:13 pm

Robbie,

Thanks for the tip about the oil tank install before rear fender.

When I started this......I put it together on vacation time while in the USA, when the parts I had sought out were at Marissa's house in Oregon.

And sometimes it was just a pain getting some items on, and having to wait for the next trip to the US to continue.

Now its all here.......game on.

Thanks again.

George

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:51 pm

Remember to install the trans plate to the trans as it all goes in from the left as an assembly complete with kicker cover and clutch arm.

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Post by George Greer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:45 pm

No wonder I had a hard time installing the transmission............I had the plate mounted on the frame, then installed the xmsn... :oops:

Thanks again.

I ordered my tires today, should be here Thursday, and hopefully I can get them installed on the rims and balanced the same day, in prep for Friday.

Robbie, thanks again.

George

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by George Greer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:17 am

Fellas

I need some assist if possible

I need some clear photos of the routing of the rear banana brake caliper hose to the t connector how it is routed.

This square swingarm and brake caliper from 1980-1984 FX is what I am going to be using on my 1958 FL mishling bike and I am a bit stumped as to good routing photos of the brake hose to the "T" the manual I have is not clear how the brake line is ran to the t connection

I will try and get a few photos of how the build is coming along and how I currently have the line connected

Thanks George

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by George Greer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:36 am

A couple of photos of the build.

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by RooDog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 pm

George...
I hope this is of some help:
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My '68 Shovelhead twenty + years ago with the same rear brake as your's. I used a salvaged H-D brake line/hose, look closely. The S bend at the caliper allows for rear wheel adjustment. The hose is then secured with a P clamp at a forward location on the anchor/strut bar and continues forward to the T fitting with the stop switch on the cross member behind the transmission. I have no pics of this because of my home made pipes, but the stop light switch is bolted through an existing hole in the frame. I then run hard line forward to the master cylinder. I recommend either stainless, or copper nickel hard line as it will not rust and perhaps fail at a later date, a lesson I learned the hard way. I'll be glad to entertain any questions.....
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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by RooDog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:34 pm

Same bike a year later later.....
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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by George Greer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:23 pm

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Here is how I have it ran right now.


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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by George Greer » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:34 pm

Roodog,

Thanks for the photos.

As you can see, I mounted the "T" under the transmission on the mounting plate, and ran the hose from the rear caliper to the "T", added the switch, a cap and connected the rear tube down the left side of the m/c. I am wanting to get some clamps and "butter-fly" the line to the frame, and get the rest of the brake plumbing done.

I have finished the wiring for the rear end light and turn-signal's up to the terminal block on the frame.

Next step for me is to install the engine. Hopefully by this weekend.

George

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by RooDog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:46 pm

G...
Don't forget to pin that axle nut. I hate it when one comes loose....
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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by PanPal » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:24 pm

I ran the rubber line straight back behind the shock then down to the P clamp and down and forward to the brake switch. On that front brake line, you may have a issue when trying to mount the inner primary cover. I'm pretty sure it drops down just after the rear footboard tab and runs along the outside center of the frame. Nice looking work George!

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 pm

That brake line near the trans sprocket looks like a disaster waiting to happen to me.

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Re: My 58 FL

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Post by RooDog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:47 pm

The master cylinder is mounted on the right front of the M/C, the brake is at the right rear. Why have the brake lines crossing over to the left side and back again? That defies the KISS method of engineering, Also why have two T fittings when one will do, just more places to leak, I would think, but then I'm just a simple Hill Billy in Tennessee....LOL....
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