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Old 10-26-2018, 09:47 PM
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Harleys are loud and slow from what ive seen. Lol
Maybe a little 800 Sportster girl bike
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:16 PM
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Maybe a little 800 Sportster girl bike
Thats what most of these guys ride up here. Lol
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:14 AM
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Harleys are loud and slow from what ive seen. Lol
Back in the day when my dad was still around he had a road king. Not much left stock on it obviously but I watched him have traction issues through second gear and still run low 13ís. With a shitty launch and spinning through second Iíll take that. Lol
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:07 AM
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I saw a newer Harley a few weeks ago. No idea what it was, but it was a beautiful motorcycle. Quiet, too....which was strange.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:01 AM
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So I worked over the tracker pretty good on my trip in Mexico. 200 mile round trip of dirt punishment. Tweaked the frame and killed the front suspension.... So Iím dailying the limo.

That said, needed to work on some things. Swapped the solid fan hub back to the viscous clutch, changed a bad brake bulb out, put the ďtow tuneĒ back in and Josh has freed up time to get the 6 speed tuning dialed for running G3 clutches.

On the first revision today and so far so good. Cleaner smoother down shifts and thus far (crossing fingers), the ďbumpĒ I get when the trans is hot from the 2-1 down shift/false neutral is cleaning up. Tomorrow morning Iíll see if the rough down shifts when cold are cleaner.

I do need to figure out what I want to do for a dual fueled controller, 90% sure mines dieing as it lopes/rattles coming to an idle from a coast and sometimes lopes just idling.

Did walk a mmi kid on a Harley on the on ramp. Was getting the trans learned on the new tune and looked back to see the bike trying to keep up but just fading back. That was pretty funny
James, I have new trim springs to test for the downshift.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:20 AM
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James, I have new trim springs to test for the downshift.


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Old 10-27-2018, 07:22 AM
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The ones these guys ride are those 103 bikes. Same damn thing Iíve whooped up on that a guy in my neighborhood has and thinks itís the shit.
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Seems the old girl doesnít like all the daily duties since the tracker has been put off to the side for repair.

Lift pump started leaking pretty bad the last week or so, lower oil pan started weeping enough to leak on the ground, inj 2 plug started messing with me like llyís always do, front end has a clunk, and fuel sender gets iffy at 1/8 tank and below.

Got new o-rings coming from airdog but didnít show up for the weekend. So started on her today hoping to get most this knocked out. Worked on the injector plugs first. Relatively simple. Fixed some loose wiring, hot side intercooler tube that was hitting the frame and tidied a few things up under there after fixing the plugs. Did inj 7 as well as it gave me issues 2 years ago till I picked it and bent the metal tabs in more (didnít jam it all the way through the metal)

Soldiered up and waiting on heat shrink


Doing this made me see the hydroboost was leaking. Didnít get to it today but Iíll be replacing that this week.

Then on to the oil pan. Thought Iíd have clearance between the lift kit crossmember and the pan so I could snake it out from under the oil pick up.... nope. Motor mounts had just enough play when you jack the engine up that I could get it out with some finagaling and a little grinding on the edge of the crossmember. Cleaned it all up, cleaned the old rtv off both pans and put it back on. Then cleaned the whole underside of the oil residue. What a fricken mess that was pulling and putting that pan in

All clean and back together


And then only got to the lift pump. I ran the fuel lines back to stock routing so I can still drive it but wanted to get the pump out and disassembled. Looks like it was leaking out the weep hole. Lucky the fuel never got into the motor

Cleaned out most the built up junk in there but you can see itís still some stuff there needing a cleaning. Glad the weep hole never plugged up


Dry as a bone


Brushes look good but a bit dirty in there. Iíll clean that out


Bearings in the motor feel dry on grease. They donít feel rough which is good. Iíll snake a grease needle under the seals and add a bit to them.

There is 2 bad o-rings, one on the back of the motor by the brushes and the other that seals the motor from the fuel. Rest look good.

Then went to back the truck in and noticed some coolant on the floor under the front end. Oh looky there, water pump is leaking out the weep hole... smh... well guess I get to do that as well!

So still have the clunk to address, tank sender, and now the hydroboost and a water pump.
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And then only got to the lift pump. I ran the fuel lines back to stock routing so I can still drive it but wanted to get the pump out and disassembled. Looks like it was leaking out the weep hole. Lucky the fuel never got into the motor

Cleaned out most the built up junk in there but you can see itís still some stuff there needing a cleaning. Glad the weep hole never plugged up

Brushes look good but a bit dirty in there. Iíll clean that out

Bearings in the motor feel dry on grease. They donít feel rough which is good. Iíll snake a grease needle under the seals and add a bit to them.

There is 2 bad o-rings, one on the back of the motor by the brushes and the other that seals the motor from the fuel. Rest look good.
You lucked out, my friend. Once you get diesel in the motor, it combines with that graphite residue from the brushes and shorts everything out, then that's that. Plus the smell is indescribable

I had to pull my lower oil pan once (a crappy 7mm socket popped off the ratchet while attaching injector wires and went down the oil drain, so I had to go get it ). I ended up removing that cross member, but I think that's a bit easier on a stock truck than a lifted one.

If you don't have anything bolted to your bed, I have found it is quicker to get to the sender by pulling the bed. If you have 2 friends (more is nicer), you can just lift it off by hand. 2+ people to lift, one to snake the fuel filler and wires down. You'd probably need 4 people, as 2 people struggled with my short bed. I guess pulling the tank isn't that hard, but you end up covered in 10 years worth of road debris, rocks, etc., and getting the fuel lines off is a PITA. With the bed off, you can drive it out and pressure wash it before getting started, and usually I don't even drop the tank at all. Just pull the sender out the top, easy as can be.
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Yeah I caught this bastard just in time. Clearly the oring around the bearing and the bearing seals were still good to hold the fuel off

Iíve really considered it but with 5th wheel rails and my tool box, it will be too big of a pain in the ass. Iíve dropped the tank enough times in this thing it ainít all that bad as long as I keep the fuel level real low. I have a few 5 gal gas cans I use to pump it dry first. Being a lifted truck, I literally just sit under the truck and work on it lmao
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