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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 12:11 pm:

I know it is off topic of this forum but my father is going to be 80 the 25th of this month and he is getting to the point he is finally trusting me to try to help him with his harleys as far as repairs are concerned.
Other than feeling like I am doing heart surgery thru someone's nostrils due to things being so tightly placed, I feel like I need a forum to ask questions that works like this 1. Folks that actually wrench on their rides. Anyone know of a good 1 in order to save me some time searching and waiting months to find 1?
thanks a bunch.
The next problem is getting him to quit buying them with wiring issues! :0


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 12:37 pm:

Lol no clue for you there Mack. The note about it feeling like heart surgery through the nostrils is hilarious though.

It's sort of the opposite thing I experienced when I started working on my great-grandfather's 1955 Chevy truck. I said to my dad "Holy smokes there's so much room in here! I can practically get IN the engine compartment. I keep trying to tell my sister (it's her truck now) that the truck needs a big fire-breathing 454 but she likes the inline 6 and 3 on the tree.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 02:17 pm:

What type of Harley are we talking about? I have a road king and might be able to point you in the right direction


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 01:00 am:

American Iron mag has a web site, with a forum and I think good info there, I am a Indian guy - don't go there often, good lick Mack.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:17 am:

What year, I have a 1947 Harley Knucklehead, and use http://www.caimag.com/forum/forum.php


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 07:13 pm:

Well currently the problem 1 is his new used toy.
A 1979 1200 police special that has some electrical issues as in the horn dont blow, the turn signals dont work and it runs fine till the circuit breaker on the battery terminal gets hot and knocks off. I need to be able to trace out the wires.
He still has his 58 Duo-glide that I got to ride before I was born. :>) in moma's belly.
has a 69 sportster he will sell if someone comes along and wants it.
He is wanting to overhaul his favorite a 69 electroglide. He has allways did his own stuff but now adays he needs help and is letting me do stuff. But beyond some common sense mechanical knowledge I am dumb as a post on these things.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 08:01 pm:

Here is a wiring diagram.

http://www.officialharleyparts.com/harley/1978-83_fl.jpg


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By scott hohensee on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 08:31 pm:

Mack, the buttons that actuate the turn signals,brake light and horn are notorious for going bad. i have replaced mine several times over the years on my 77 shovel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:49 pm:

Thanks fellows. I knew it was off topic but this is a good group of folks that can steer a fellow in the right direction on most anything.


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