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...this reminds me of a few times in years past...Several Bros are out for a run and one bike breaks down. Everyone pulls over to check it out, and the discussion begins about what to check first and how to fix it. A couple of the guys get a little heated in their debate...before they can figure out who's righter, the bike is up and running again. After the next stop and a beer all is good, never to be mentioned again...other than "remember whening" around just about every campfire for years after that.
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Being a ironhead owner.

What I would try.

Pull push rod tubes up and hold up with clothes pins.
Pull the timing plug on flywheel.
Pull the points cover off.
Pull out plugs.

Rotate everything to make sure mechanical lines up before moving on.
Says plugs don't hit. Gas is good. Spark is good. OP has Been doing this for years.

Makes me think cam chest is assembled incorrectly.
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Only posted because once in my life.

A bro froze his valve drag racing in dirt on a motorcycle run.

98 inch stroker shovel hardtail. Kick only. Me being the biggest. I got it started on one cylinder. One valve was froze open.

That did not even lock up the motor.
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Swamp Yankee - did you get the problem figured out?
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I PM'd the same question, but haven't heard from him.
A PM or a visitor message? I see the visitor message you left; did you PM as well? A PM would send an email notification, whereas a visitor message doesn't.

He hasn't logged on to the forum for nearly four weeks.
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I missed the bit where someone turned the fuel tap on.


I would guess the "cushion" effect he described is the compression.
I suspect Dave and Frog Nutzz are on the right track.
They told him it was a running engine before.

I've burnt out two $800 electric rollers sets on my sidecar race engine. Only way I can start it is with a $3,000 set of battery rollers. Custom built.
Pingal told me there remote electric starter will just burn out as well.

Long stroke, stock cams. That'll do it.
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