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    Slotted pan heads are on mine and have been since...

    Slotted pan heads are on mine and have been since 1976.
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    Glad you did not suffer much damage! Good fortune!

    Glad you did not suffer much damage! Good fortune!
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    That would be first guess. NO you don't need new...

    That would be first guess. NO you don't need new bike! Fix it!
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    The bulb is part of charging circuit. Ie; battery...

    The bulb is part of charging circuit. Ie; battery will not charge if bulb not working. I think a new circuit board is cheap insurance.
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    One 60 w bulb will create significant heat in...

    One 60 w bulb will create significant heat in small area. Several might cause paint damage. I do not know this, just thinking outloud.
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    As long as bolts passes thru the nut, by 1 or 2...

    As long as bolts passes thru the nut, by 1 or 2 threads, it's as long as necessary. Any additional length doesn't do much, any less and proper retention is not achieved.
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    +1 Have used this method very successfully over...

    +1 Have used this method very successfully over the years. May salvage piston this way.
  8. Thread: New Airhead

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    Most tool sellers(Snap On, Mac) etc have them as...

    Most tool sellers(Snap On, Mac) etc have them as Torque Adapters
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    Rust and pitting are the main concerns

    Rust and pitting are the main concerns
  10. Thread: New Airhead

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    Not sure how you loosened the nut. I'd probably...

    Not sure how you loosened the nut. I'd probably re-tighten the same way. It's most likely that the nut needs to be really Tight. I know there are torque values for every fastener ever made. Sometimes...
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    We rescued a 530i from a Boston flood, for a...

    We rescued a 530i from a Boston flood, for a customer. I do not know how long it lasted. It did run very well when we were finished. Good luck and happy learning! We are gathered here to observe and...
  12. Thread: Odd Exhaust

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    Our Dyson has outlasted several Electrolux....

    Our Dyson has outlasted several Electrolux. Downside, no parts Airhead friendly.
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    Lotsa Jewler's rouge too!:brad

    Lotsa Jewler's rouge too!:brad
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    Bleeders need to point up or it will be...

    Bleeders need to point up or it will be impossible to bleed them mounted.
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    Ejection seat missing?:brow

    Ejection seat missing?:brow
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    He's got the airbox cover on properly. There...

    He's got the airbox cover on properly. There should be a bolt and nut holding the choke mechanism to the left side, seated on bike, in the casting shown.
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    I beg to differ. I have cut many hundreds of disc...

    I beg to differ. I have cut many hundreds of disc brake rotors. Maybe we should call it excessive run out? A Formula Ford, that I used to crew on was a really good example. The rear in-board mounted...
  18. Thread: Head Damage

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    Dollar stores and such.;)

    Dollar stores and such.;)
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    If it should leak, or you're concerned, it's an...

    If it should leak, or you're concerned, it's an easy fix. Weld some material, re-drill and smooth at gasket area. Most any welding shop should be able to handle such repairs.
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    Plugging a tube tire? Really dangerous at best!...

    Plugging a tube tire? Really dangerous at best! If you mean patching tube and plugging tire, a little safer. I'd patch tube and if necessary patch tire. When plugging a tube type tire, you must trim...
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    Sticky: No wasn't there. I was under impression that...

    No wasn't there. I was under impression that rustic might be a little narrower- there are many where it gets tight for 2 full size pickups to pass, nor do they have painted lines.
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    Sticky: Pretty nice! Those are rustic roads?

    Pretty nice! Those are rustic roads?
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    Wish I'd gone with stainless last time.

    Wish I'd gone with stainless last time.
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    little red extension tube (what IS that thingy...

    little red extension tube (what IS that thingy called anyway?)

    We always called them "snorkles"
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    I believe it was with the reproduction seats, not...

    I believe it was with the reproduction seats, not the custom items.
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