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Hardtail-Swingarm

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Post by KB65 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:26 pm

:D Great Site...finally signed up ..Wrenchin on my 65' Pan now for about 12 years and the info here has helped to keep me on the road.. 8) Thanks 8)

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Question here ...just looking for humble opinions :shock:

Once rode a Hardtail Triumph before the Pan......Few years back, I bought a ( 70"s - ? not sure who made it ) Rigid aftermarket frame for a shovel-pan with the intent of building another scoot...unless I hit the lottery...it aint gonna happen

Been thinking about trading the frames with the 65...but... :?

Anyone looked back at swapping frames and not staying "ORIGINAL" ??



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Re: Hardtail-Swingarm

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Post by NightShift » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:35 pm

Dear KB65,
Motorcycles are like fried chickens because they are just pieces and parts.

But keep your good frame where you wont lose it,

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Re: Hardtail-Swingarm

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:31 pm

It's yer motorcycle. Do whatever you like. Motorcycles is like sex. There ain't no rules....bosheff

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Re: Hardtail-Swingarm

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Post by alwaysamopar » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:42 pm

If ya want to do it DO IT You can always put it right back as long as you save your frame as others have mentioned I remember wanting to set my bike up with a suicide clutch and jockey shift But i was on the fence and kind of scared of the bad horrror stories But i took some advice to do it if i wanted and Iv never looked back!!

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Post by KB65 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:05 am

:lol: ...Fried Chicken...Thanks for the Laugh...Got a few of them Bits and pieces kickin around here...
Working on some wiring issues right now....Started losing power riding home in the dark last Fall.... :shock:

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Re: Hardtail-Swingarm

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Post by fourthgear » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:14 am

I could give your 65 frame a good home , if it needs one ! LOL

Do you have her set up for kick only ?

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Post by KB65 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:20 pm

Yaa...Kick Only, Tin Primary.......When I bought it.....wasn't running....missing parts
Been trying to bring it back to Stock....
Never understood why the Starter was removed

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:40 am

Maybe the starter went south, and a previous owner didn't want to spend the bucks for another, or maybe the inner primary was used, abused, misused or otherwise past the point of no return by a prevoius owner's assessment. There was a point in time when you couldn't find a decent inner primary for 65-69's. But the aftermarket took care of that didn't they? Ya gotta remember that a 65 electric start set-up was far from bullet proof. At best they were unreliable, and that's probably why the kicker was standard until 68. I was told by an old timer that 65 and early 66's were somewhat prone seting themselves aflame due to the lack of a starter relay....bosheff

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Re: Hardtail-Swingarm

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Post by Cotten » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:51 pm

Bosheff wrote: I was told by an old timer that 65 and early 66's were somewhat prone seting themselves aflame due to the lack of a starter relay....bosheff
The wires and switch WILL get hot!
But that limited power to the starter.
Most red-label Delco starters fell prey to water, not heat.

There were several running production changes in the housing between the starter and primary.
I seems that the vacuum within the primary would draw moisture all the way through the starter in early production. Then they put a drain in the housing, invented seals on the starter shaft, etc.

It was a stupid year for H-D.

....Cotten

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