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EZ Dog

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Years ago Timken would typically make about any special size bearings.you needed. I'm not sure that still true but worth looking into.

Keith

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Mr. Wright

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Years ago Timken would typically make about any special size bearings.you needed. I'm not sure that still true but worth looking into.

Keith

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I just bored it out to fit the bearings I have in stock.
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Of course, installing these, made the tube in the middle to short. So I just welded the end of the pipe, and cut it back down to length.
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Mr. Wright

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Well if it isn't one freaking thing it's something else. Finally found the triple trees I got about a year ago. Top tree has the 3* in it, but the bottom is 0*. Called The guy, and he thinks he still has the other two sets. Thinking maybe someone put them back in the wrong box.
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Then I'm looking at the swing arm on the new frame, and the slots haven't been machined to inset the axle.
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Mickmorris

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Well if it isn't one freaking thing it's something else. Finally found the triple trees I got about a year ago. Top tree has the 3* in it, but the bottom is 0*. Called The guy, and he thinks he still has the other two sets. Thinking maybe someone put them back in the wrong box.
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Then I'm looking at the swing arm on the new frame, and the slots haven't been machined to inset the axle.
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On the flip side. If anyone can fix You Can! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
 

Th3InfamousI

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Well if it isn't one freaking thing it's something else. Finally found the triple trees I got about a year ago. Top tree has the 3* in it, but the bottom is 0*. Called The guy, and he thinks he still has the other two sets. Thinking maybe someone put them back in the wrong box.
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Then I'm looking at the swing arm on the new frame, and the slots haven't been machined to inset the axle.
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That swingarm was designed for an axle with threads on both ends & nylock nuts on both sides. Take a look at this picture see how it's sticking out with a little cap?

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Jersey Big Mike

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That swingarm was designed for an axle with threads on both ends & nylock nuts on both sides. Take a look at this picture see how it's sticking out with a little cap?

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I had an axle that used a nylock on one side not both.
I replaced it with an axle that had a hex head on one side (covered as shown in Eric's post) and a castle nut on the other side.
For me, this is not a location I really want a nylock that I will have to continually replace -- cotter pin is easier and cheaper.
 

Mickmorris

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If you would have asked that last week, I would have said no, but I'd say we're looking at a 67.3% chance now.
Nice! That’s definitely an improvement over No! You guys probably not coming down for your birthday this year huh? I am thinking it’s coming up soon.
 

Unsprung

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It's been a good week for working in the shop. Just had a couple small jobs to do.
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It took a couple days to figure out how to get the front caliper to work. Going to have to machine a new bracket.
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Look what I found under the tank
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Pardon my ignorance, but would you consider this more reliable than OEM? Is this what “old school wiring” looks like? Certainly neat and clean. Well done.
 

Mr. Wright

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Pardon my ignorance, but would you consider this more reliable than OEM? Is this what “old school wiring” looks like? Certainly neat and clean. Well done.
I pondered this wiring job the whole time I've been taking it apart. I am kind of torn on what they did. I will say it's a better job than what I did on my 03 when I built it. And when I put this bike back together I'll probably put it together the way I tore it apart. But as far as better than OEM big dog, no. Grant it, big dog could have used a little bigger wire, but there is nothing wrong with the OEM wiring. As long as you keep grease in the connectors, and the connectors secured to a solid mount with zip ties you'll have no problems.
Feel free to give me a call if you want to go in more depth on this.
 

Mr. Wright

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If it's not one thing it's another. I've measured this thing nine ways to Sunday. Got my measurements and going to stop and remeasure it tomorrow. Looks like I'm a quarter inch off from lining up the belt.
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Mickmorris

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If it's not one thing it's another. I've measured this thing nine ways to Sunday. Got my measurements and going to stop and remeasure it tomorrow. Looks like I'm a quarter inch off from lining up the belt.
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That's the fun part! Keeps you on your toes! Just takes a minute and walking away and getting a fresh set of eyes on it later usually solves the problem.

That math adds up based on 1/2" narrower swing arm that means you got rim centered. Take the 1/4" off the left hub. Well you'll want to take a little more to center the belt on the pulley, so just whatever extra that might be based on pulley width. Probably an extra 1/16" or so? 0.3125" ish would probably do it?

You could drop to a 1-1/8" belt they should make one that size that you would need, if that's a stock Harley 32 tooth trans sprocket and 65 pulley? Just would look off with all the extra meat on the pulley all hanging on the outside/show side of the belt.

The rear swing arm is 1/2" narrower, but it looks like it will line up.
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Engine and transmission are ready to pull and set in the other frame.
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