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I have a scooter that defines this catergory!


Post by drinner-okc » Fri May 04, 2007 5:17 am

I picked up "Johnny Cash's" panhead this week. thank goodness for the
Knowledge Base! This is my second Pan, my first is an amost stock (but
not all original) 65 ElectraGlide. I can use the H-D service manual, and sort out most any problem. The new arrival is a loose assortment of mostly oem parts from 4 decades. There is a nice wishbone frame, dual
disc front end & single disc rear. I only know the front end is 84 & later.
The motor has aftermarket cases, o-ring modified heads, Bendix carb,
70 & later sprocket shaft, shovel oil pump & who knows what else.
The tranny has a 64 & earlier case & hand shift top.
The bike was first assembled in 1994.
The previous owner changed to primary belt, and plugged the vent tube, and opened up the rt case where the vent was 65-69. He ran a hose
to the far left behind the sprocket to blow on the rear chain. It sprays oil constantly. I checked the Knowledge Base & one of the oldest articles
archived mentioned threading & plugging a hole from the pump to the cam chest. This I will try. It will probably take a couple of weeks & dead Presidents to get it dependable & safe. I'll post photos after next sunny day. It at least photographs well!

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Post by Panacea » Wed May 16, 2007 12:44 am

Did you try turning down the chain oiler screw on the side of the oil pump? It has a small lock nut on the adjuster screw, If you don't want extra oil dripping on the chain , screw it all the way in. Mike

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Post by lockdoc » Thu May 17, 2007 5:16 am

Sounds a lot like my ride. I don't even know what to call it. 70 FLX Panhead? Nothing like having a "unique" bike.

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