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Yes. I've got a '77 case without a slot. My '74 has one.
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i'm not convinced a longer slot is an improvement.which gets water first? a 100 ft.well or a 150 ft.well? which waterfall has greater force a 90 degree vertical fall or a 45 degree slope?
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i'm not convinced a longer slot is an improvement.which gets water first? a 100 ft.well or a 150 ft.well? which waterfall has greater force a 90 degree vertical fall or a 45 degree slope?
? Is the oil flowing up as in a well, or down as in the mentioned water fall ?

Force ? Hmmm, if you were to build a turbine at the bottom of a waterfall with a vertical pipe feeding it from the water at the top, and compare it to the same turbine but with the pipe feeding it on an angle so that the turbine could be placed a half mile away (near your house for example). If I remember correctly, the force at the turbine is the same. The force is about the total drop rather than the angle of the drop? Having the turbine closer to the house means thinner gauge wire will carry the current over that shorter distance, where you would need super heavy wire to move the juice a half mile.
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the length of travel would determine the delivery.we're not talking about a turbine were talking about gravity.if i have a 90 degree driveway and my neighbor has 45 degree driveway.who's sled will get to the bottom first?
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I'm chuckling a little. Are we really going to devote several posts to debate the efficiency of an oil channel that splash lubes a bearing?

I'll admit I find it interesting, but this is going to be a long thread if we keep this up. So far of 14 posts 8 are about an oil slot. My fault I guess. I started it.

As to oiling the bearing. It shouldn't be thought about in static terms. When running, the gears are slinging a lot of oil around. A slot on the bottom might even provide lubrication to some degree. That type of bearing doesn't need a flood of oil, just a constant film on the rollers is enough.

Oops. I just kept it going.
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long threads are good.probably my favorite.
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My '83 case doesn't have any c/s oil slot. Is that something only the early cases have???

1 other item missing from your case.the roll pin for the mainshaft end washer.the factory stopped installing them in L83.Goldmember's case originally had one before the repair work.does anyone think it should be added?
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1 other item missing from your case.the roll pin for the mainshaft end washer.
Yes. But my m/s thrust washers have the tab. The '83 only had 14,244 miles on it when I bought it, I don't think anyone had opened the primary case/trans trapdoor.
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I was whining about wanting a kidney tank and some guy sent me one, gratis. Thanks, Mister! On the bottom was a nice coat of sparkly gloop. This is only a little bit of it.




Had the 73 case I'm going to use Glyptal coated. Bottom of the primary area was extremely porous and the case had had to be bead blasted. i asked my indie if he had ever seen bearings ruined from glass bead residue and he said yes, so Glyptal it is. Not wanting to take a chance on my all-new bottom end. The rear of the primary had a 1" crack, now fixed, and the top case bolt boss was broken, as if someone had neglected to remove it and pried the case open with a screwdriver. Now fixed. In general the case looked like it had spent some time outside, too.



A PO crudely hacked a slot through the fork cover to attach the headlight. And, the bike has an eyebrow. The eyebrow is all gouged on top like the bike had been flipped over. At the present time I *think* the frame is straight; it looks it. I *think* the PO called all his friends to offer them good parts in exchange for their worn out parts and put all the crap parts on this bike. Wait till you see the right side pegs; they look like the bike, or some bike, had been slid. A horn is screwed into the bottom tree, crooked of course. I doubt the holes are tapped if it's anything like the rest of the bike. Probably sheet metal screws jammed in there. The horn doesn't work, of course, and I doubt the headlight is any good if my luck holds out.



I scored a 1970 motor for $800, purportedly a "running non-smoker." I think it's probably true. The pan belongs to my bud in Maine who scored them both from a guy who is one of the biggest Harley hoarders in ME. My bud is building a Billy Bike, which is progressing about as fast as my 72. He's 2-1/2 hours from me and I haven't brought it home yet or even seen it in person. It's all bought and paid for and it's mine though. It'll be a hoot playing Then Came Bronson with it. I won't run it until I pull the trans out and check out that C/S boss, so I figured I'd finish the 72/1000 motor this year and look at the 900 motor over the winter.

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Made a spanner for the left side swing arm nut. I read a post here that the nut is taken off by spinning it around with a punch. My PO of course used a punch and buggered the threads. Sorry about the blurry pics; I've yet to fix that. Probably it's the internet; have you ever noticed that if you use a feature on your computer long enough, it gets taken away from you?

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