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mike
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Re: twin cam chop

Post by mike » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:04 pm

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finaly got back in the shed after a short break
got the axle plate slotes cut and shape sorted just need the adjuster hole tapped

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Re: twin cam chop

Post by mike » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:21 pm

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bit more progress todat axle plates welded in backbone welded to down tubes
just need to sort engine mounts and neck gussets 8)

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Re: twin cam chop

Post by xsive » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:43 pm

love ya work a propper home built chopper ball and all good stuff 8)
IM NOT CRAZY ITS JUST OTHER PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF MY NORMALITY THAT DIFFERS

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Re: twin cam chop

Post by mike » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:20 pm

xsive wrote:love ya work a propper home built chopper ball and all good stuff 8)
thanks im back into it tomorow so should have an other update in the avo :twisted:

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Re: twin cam chop

Post by Silent Grey Fellow » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:34 pm

Good luck with that motor not rattling it's self to death or cracking in a rigid frame.
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Do tell..

Post by Neo Dutch » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:48 pm

I'm somewhat of a bullshitter myself, but occasionally I like to listen to an expert, so please carry on.
Don't let your luggage define your travels.

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Re: Do tell..

Post by mike » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:01 pm

Neo Dutch wrote:I'm somewhat of a bullshitter myself, but occasionally I like to listen to an expert, so please carry on.
:?: 2nd that

KBG
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Re: twin cam chop

Post by KBG » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:53 pm

Try one with a 4 speed, maggie and b series, no cracks (maybe a knee or two)

Looking good Mike

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Re: Do tell..

Post by Silent Grey Fellow » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:29 am

Neo Dutch wrote:I'm somewhat of a bullshitter myself, but occasionally I like to listen to an expert, so please carry on.
After owning a rubber mounted Twin Cam for over 10 years and putting over 80000 k's on it and knowing a couple of dudes that put them in rigid frames. The problems they had was real bad vibration which led to alloy cracks around the engine mounts as well as cam gear clagging out. In my opinion not the motor to put in a rigid frame. How many Twin Cams have you owned Dutch?
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Re: twin cam chop

Post by Silent Grey Fellow » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:32 am

Also another problem was primary chains wearing out at under 40000 k's

With all that said hopefully you mike will not have that problem and get many hassle free miles out of your ride. :wink:

MERRY CHRISTMAS 8)
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Re: Do tell..

Post by Neo Dutch » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:34 pm

Silent Grey Fellow wrote:How many Twin Cams have you owned Dutch?
None, cos they're ghey.
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Re: Do tell..

Post by Silent Grey Fellow » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:25 pm

Neo Dutch wrote:
Silent Grey Fellow wrote:How many Twin Cams have you owned Dutch?
None, cos they're ghey.
Are you sure Dutch your not confusing that with your own gayness. :twisted:
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Re: twin cam chop

Post by mike » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:59 pm

Silent Grey Fellow wrote:Also another problem was primary chains wearing out at under 40000 k's

With all that said hopefully you mike will not have that problem and get many hassle free miles out of your ride. :wink:

MERRY CHRISTMAS 8)
well theres only one way to find out ............. :lol:

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Re: twin cam chop

Post by mike » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:06 pm

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so managed to get the neck bracing sorted still needs the gussets welded in tho
and squared and leveled the engine and made a start ont the front mount

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Re: Do tell..

Post by KBG » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:45 pm

[/quote]After owning a rubber mounted Twin Cam for over 10 years and putting over 80000 k's on it and knowing a couple of dudes that put them in rigid frames. The problems they had was real bad vibration which led to alloy cracks around the engine mounts as well as cam gear clagging out. In my opinion not the motor to put in a rigid frame.[/quote]


I would think the issue might be the crank run out that the factory and dealers think is exceptable, which is scary!
also the cam chain adjuster issues, gear drive would be better as long as you don't have excesive crank run out.
Your primary going loose tight might explain wear issues.
But apart from that they should be as smooth as any harley motor.
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