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  • Mon, May 14 2018 3:12 PM

    • FX
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    Steve

    One more quick question on the '86 883. How much fork oil wet? This thing not only suffered 6 years not stored right, it has many years prior neglect, and terrible care...But I will restore it...

     

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Tue, May 15 2018 8:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Steve

     my cheat sheet says 5.4 wet, 6.5 dry. on another note, i'm retiring ol red. getting older, wanted something a little lighter and lower, so i bought a 02 flstc yesterday, with 7500 miles on it. looks brand new

     

  • Tue, May 15 2018 10:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: Steve

    practically a brand new bike 

    I have been thinking some of the same thoughts due to my knees - go with something lighter?  or trike the king?  or add a side car?

    I still like to ride some distance now and again (daughter is about 600 miles away) so i don't think something lighter would suit me

    The first tool out of the box should be the "book"  Geeked

  • Tue, May 15 2018 11:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: Steve

    Thanks Steve. My nephew just informed me that he does have a service manual for his wifes 883, so I should'nt have to bother youz guys anymore... Nice bike the flstc. But I don't care for the mechanics of the softails...I had a Bro break a shock mount on his, and they're a mightmare to adjust...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Tue, May 15 2018 11:33 AM In reply to

    Re: Steve

    all that being said, i have a history with this bike. belonged to a guy who worked for John almost from day one here, his sister was John's wife. he passed last year, i bought it from his son. another interesting fact is that XEA's magic fingers did the tune on it, and it is the best running cv carb bike i have ever ridden.

     

  • Tue, May 15 2018 12:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Steve

    I like the CV carbs too Steve, I was almost gonna put one on this 883, But couldn't find one at a reasonable price. Wow, quite a history on that bike, and Scott had his hands on it. Gotta be good...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

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