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Pandemic 2020





Old Harley Clutch Wars

Never Give Up!

By Bandit with photos by Buck Lovell
After working on 4-Speed H-D clutches for over 50 years, I was still learning, fuckin' up and learning some more.
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Pandemic Panhead Project: Part 3 Tuning

It was a lesson in Frustration on Several Fronts

by Bandit with photos by Wrench
I’ve built a number of bikes and maybe I was just lucky. With the Pandemic not so lucky. Trouble getting it started in Sturgis, so we brought it home and sent the Magneto back to Deadwood Custom Cycles for a check-over.
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Pandemic Panhead Project, Part 2

Scrambling for Paint

By Bandit with photos by Wrench and Bandit
While waiting on the paint, I needed to install the Morris Mag, decide on a carb, install the front brake, finish a handful of welds, work with the guys at Bates on a clutch cable, make an old clutch lever work, hell, make the brake lever work and find a brake cable, take the springer apart and add Paughco inner springs, install the headlight and taillight, make a muffler bracket and mo’.
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Pandemic Project Panhead: Part 1

The Basket Case from Hell

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
It all started on a dark, foggy harbor day in 2018 when the Pandemic basket case arrived at the Bikernet Intergalactic World Headquarters in Wilmington, Califa.
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