My 58 FL

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Re: My 58 FL

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jbuliwyf wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:13 pm
For what it's worth, if you take a newer dyna or dresser and exchange the fork oil for extra heavy it will stiffen the ride and improve the handling of the front end. I'm not sure if that applies to your iron head sporty front end but it should.
Yes it does, but first let us ride the bike and see how it feels before making any changes. Bear in mind that if you have installed new seals it will take a little while for them to break in, seat, and loosen up. There are valves inside the lower ends of the steel fork tubes that work in conjunction with the oil to control the fork action. Some of the later Harley forks use an internal cartridge damper, enclosed and sealed, that additional oil does not affect.
George, Helicopters are too complicated for anyone to understand, how Igor Sikorsky ever got that idea off the ground is beyond me, but a Harley is much simpler, more like a glider with a pusher motor attached.
I used Belray fork oils to tune my 1990 FXST fork with progressive springs, but it's still neither a Corvette nor a Cadillac in ride and handling qualities.
Best wishes, and have fun....RD



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Re: My 58 FL

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OK fellas,

She is all put together, I put the tanks on yesterday and installed all the fuel lines.

Gotta "flash the field" on the generator. I almost forgot to do that!

Then on Saturday, which is the last of the 8 days for the tanks to cure, I am ready to service the oil tank, put some gas in the tanks and try and start it.

IF, I have done it all as well as possible, and correctly it should start up. I will be going over the bike one last time before I attempt to start it just to make sure I did not overlook anything.

Super LARGE, thanks to everyone that has given me tip's and advice on this long build, but with luck.........Saturday she should be up and running.

Again thanks for all the assistance.

George

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Best Wishes and Hopes to you, George, now a new phase in the adventure begins where the little gremlins who have been hiding during the build up rise up and let their presence be known. I hope they are few.
Here is one of mine.....
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Again, Best Wishes....RooDog....

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If anyone happens to have one of these disks/emblems that they would like to get rid of, I looking for one.

I would like to find a matching one, OR a pair of something similar for both disk brake calipers.

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Re: My 58 FL

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Looks Great George! 2 observations from your pictures. 1. You may want to put a insulator around the rubber fuel line between the cylinders to keep from vapor locking when hot. 2. The chain oiler screw on your oil pump looks to be backed out further than what I'm use to seeing, you may over oil the patio floor. Good luck on your first fire up!

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I can get the insulator tubing tomorrow at W&W Cycles in Würzburg, about 25-30 minutes away from where I live, and do it before fire up and not have to worry about it.

I will double check on the installation and adjustment of the screw prior to kicking her over.

I have a case of straight 50WT oil on hand, and just flushed out the spare 5 liter gas container, and will get fresh gas tomorrow.

Thanks..

George

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Looking Good....

RE: Chain Oiler Screw: If you are running a belt drive that screw needs to be closed, screwed all the way in .
Or just leve it out, as I did.... LOL....

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Re: My 58 FL

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Looks good George, the disc brake emblem you seek is one part of a series that the factory put out. An older HD accessory catalog might list it and other matching parts. A very nice rider indeed!

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Re: My 58 FL

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Hey G, so you gots yerself an FXPH, a Panhead Superglide, Georgia Style, always a nice ride....
Ready for a stroker kit?
....RooDog....

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Andy, thank you.

I don't have any accessory catalogs, but perhaps Robbie might and could assist.

Roodog,

I like the name.....Panhead Superglide, Georgia style.....

I hope that I can get the tags to be KT FL58H

With KT the town where the vehicle registering office is located, and the "H" being historic, that way I get a break on insurance. And could ride it all year long it the weather permitted.

Most bikes are tagged for use from March/April till November, which is good since they only have to pay for road use and insurance during that time frame.

For me, hell I am lazy......once a year and done......AND it the weather's nice .. I can go for a ride.

Thanks again..

George

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Re: My 58 FL

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George, for the disk brake emblem go to j.w.boon site he has some, search caliper insert

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G....
Glad you like it, use it, and be proud.. "Panhead Superglide, Georgia Style"
RD"

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Re: My 58 FL

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Good luck on the startup George, looks like it will be nice to run around on!
I built a similarly themed bike back in '73. Here is a picture although not a very good one. It was a '64 Duo-Glide frame with a '47 EL Knuckle (68 incher) with a '71 FX front end ridden by my then wife. That is my Rigid Pan/Shovel stroker in the background and her brothers brand new BMW R75 on top of the Beartooth pass on our way to Banff in '74. 6300+ mile round trip including the World's Fair in Spokane.

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Yeaaaaa,

Got her started....

Oil pressure light works, and goes out with just a little throttle.
Generator light, same..

Prior to start, I went looking over the entire bike and primed the engine by disconnecting the overhead oiler fitting on the cam cover and kicked....and kicked..and kicked.....finally oil came out of the fitting.

Gremlins:

Front brake m/c seeping from cap, found out I had 2 gaskets installed. Took one out and cleaned up the m/c, no seepage

Put on Dash cover, grounded to terminal stud, found the insulation channel and installed it, no more short.

Rear brake "T" fitting slight seepage around rear connection, tightened and no seepage noted.

Big one:

Retro oil filter and housing leaking quite well around flange. I replaced the filter, and after tightening up all fittings and so far not seeping/leaking.

I still have to adjust everything ... cuz it takes several kicks to get her started, but I think that as I know the bike and what it likes, I will get her figured out.

But for now, she runs .......... I am one happy camper. THANKS FELLAS!! :D :D

George

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