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Post by 72shovelhead on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:48 pm

Right on Dragon..
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Post by T-Ray on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:17 pm

Welcome from Gulf Shores. Ethio you crack me up. Talking about sputtering on a fat harley. I used to ride a rice burner and although fun there's nothing like a harley.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:22 pm

Ok each shift fork has a nipple that fits into the disk on top and as that disk turns it pushes the gears in and out. Each nipple has a sleeve over it that fits into the disk. If I take those off it shifts fine. Does this make sence ?

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Post by DDixon on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:16 pm

Ok I'm learning here. It a rotorey top 4speed and the things I'm talking about are called finger rollers. It seems like they are binding up in the top part that rotates as I shift.

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Post by 72shovelhead on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:47 am

Okay, as you rotate the gears with the top off look for cracks and any damaged teeth, also is there any metal in the bottom, look for something that doesn't look right. There are a lot of pieces in that rotary top that can be bent or broken..shift paws comes to mind.
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Post by 72shovelhead on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:55 am

If you still cannot see or find the problem get up with mis fit there in Mobile,
It is at the point someone will need to pull it apart and replace what you find damaged by someone who knows these bikes.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:03 am

Thank you for your help. I will be giving him a call later today.

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Post by 72shovelhead on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:24 am

You are welcome, anytime you have questions post them here on the site someone has had the same issue or knows where to get the answer. And please..post photos!! mine are under new members with older photos and link to photobucket with newer photos. looking forward to meeting up and riding with you.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:45 am

I will post pics. And I'll defanitly be picking your brains as I go along. I look forward to riding with y'all.

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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:48 pm



Here it is right after I got back from Georgia before I started taking it apart

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Post by hayweed on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:57 pm

Very nice.

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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by 72shovelhead on Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:54 pm

cool, can;t wait to see what you do with it.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:05 pm

I have another question. I'm putting the clutch back together and when I put the basket on and torque it. It is not sliding on past the woodruff key. If I'm not mistaking there should be enough of the woodruff key past the clutch basket so that the tab washer fits over it to lock the nut. Is this correct ?

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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by Scadoodle on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:22 pm

EK, Who cares, putting, cruising, zooming, dirting, it's all wind. Course you may not feel as much with that body helmet you where. 72, I'm glad you jumped in there, I wanted to volunteer you. Welcome from Fairhope. There's a lot of talent here, don't be afraid to ask for help. Dragon I ain't forgot about you.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by 72shovelhead on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:45 pm

Ddixon,

The shove lhead clutch.... the way it is set up is as follows.. the woodruff key will not go all the way thru the basket where you see it due to the hub locking tab has one tab bent inwards into the slot in order to lock the hub nut from backing out. It that tab breaks the hub nut WILL BACK OUT AND THE BASKET ASSEMBLY WILL TRY TO FALL OFF AND ETC.. I know this happened to me two months ago but running belt primary drive I just replaced the locking tab..lock tight again the hub nut and torqued and riding again.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by Scadoodle on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:19 pm

Good Looking Bike Dude, Ain't nothing like the look of A springer!
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:37 pm

That locking tab has a slot in it where it looks like the key should go. But the chain looks aligned so what you say makes good sence. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by 72shovelhead on Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:59 pm

Ddixon, so how goes it with reviving the shovel??
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:29 pm

It's coming along I'll post some new pics soon. I can't wait to ride with y'all. But I have a dilema, I took the cam cover off to paint it and at the same time replaced the cork seals on push rod covers so now I need help setting the time again.

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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by 72shovelhead on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:58 pm

you have 2 timing marks on the cam which have to line up with one on the breather and one on the pinion gear. line them up and you will be good.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:01 pm

I was reading about a timing port on the primary side and setting static time. Am I way off?

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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by 72shovelhead on Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:05 pm

If you have the side cover off with the cam and gears exposed you set the gear timing with the marks on the gears. if you have the bike running you set the ignition timing thru the primary side with a timing light picking up marks on the crank shaft weights. Set up the gears on the timing side with the gear alignment marks. then check the primary side for before and after timing. I never use the timing light since you can never be sure of rpm etc..etc I just adjust running timing by ear.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by 72shovelhead on Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:10 pm

we need to get this moved over to the garage or shop and away from this forum.
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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by DDixon on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:12 pm

I posted over there but when you asked how it was going I brought it up. I'll wait on a reply over there.

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Re: Shovelhead, mechanic, shop

Post by 72shovelhead on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:19 pm

I saw that today, have not been keeping up with things lately. Will check over there for any questions and also to check on your project. Hope you find the answers helpful.
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