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Techs & Bike Builds

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5-Ball VL,XA,FL Knucklehead build, Part 3

Struggled for a while, but am now making progress

by Bandit with photos by Weed
I’m facing a number of challenges. I’ve also faced some pressure lately and I don’t like to associate pressure or stress with building a motorcycle. Hell, I moved to motorcycle Nirvana in the Black Hills to duck the bullshit California riders face daily.
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Part 2: Cabana ’13, ’14 Twin Builds Report

We hit the ’13 Harley Twin build this Week

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
This week we will focus on his 1913 Twin project. He recently received his first batch of nickel-plate linkages, pedals and misc. components. Also, too-perfect handmade, re-pop handlebars with internal controls were delivered.
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Installing the Harley-Davidson Rockford- Fosgate Audio Amplifier and Speakers in A 2022 Ultra Limited
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5-Ball VL, XA, FL 2022-2023 BUILD, Part 2

Five Successes and One Major Failure

By Bandit with photos by Wrench with an inspiring shot from Sam Burns
My first challenge was wheels and brakes. The second stumbling block was driveline alignment, rear wheel alignment, fender and seat. And finally, I tackled my notion for the handlebars.
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Rebuilding The S&S Shorty Series Carbs

Plus Tuning, Starting Procedures, Storage Recommendation, and all the nuts and bolts

By Wrench with photos by Sin Wu
Generally carb problems develop from crap in the gas: so always run a fuel filter. Crap in the air; so run and clean your air filter from time to time, as well as crap in the float bowl, from storing the bike too long between start-ups.
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LICKS Shorty Riser Set-Black

1 Inch Shorty Risers

Hold the presses, our super popular 1" Shorty Risers are now available in a bad ass black finish!!! These bare bone beauties are nothin but raw, hardcore puuuurrfection!
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S&S Shorty Carburetor Adjustments

Gettin Back To Baseline

Photos and text by Howard Kelly
After changing the jets, test ride the motorcycle. Continue re-jetting and adjustmenting until optimum performance is achieved.
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Bill's New Shop

He Found the Good Life in Tennessee

Photos and text by Bill May
These Tennessee backroads are beautiful and fun to ride but they are full of curves and hills and usually a little wet. He learned that trying to ride fast on them after a few drinks is not recommended.
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