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Be careful of what you say about radiators. H-D may be forced to add them to their bikes in the near future, thanks to tighter emissions restrictions.
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Not a problem. There is so much tooling/stuff existing for my stuff I will not be buying a radiatored machine.

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Not a problem. There is so much tooling/stuff existing for my stuff I will not be buying a radiatored machine.

I know what I like.
Same here. My 2005 XL883 Standard is perfect for me. Single carb, no safety switch interlock switches, with newer Golan manual petcock, fabricated adjustable brake pedal rod, crankcase vented to atmosphere and a few other mods to my "Fred Flintstone" machine. I even like the noisy straight-cut gears in my tranny which never, ever miss a shift or make it hard to find neutral.
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Be careful of what you say about radiators. H-D may be forced to add them to their bikes in the near future, thanks to tighter emissions restrictions.
Tighter emissions? Yep, the epa doing what they do: unelected bureaucrats messing with our lives.
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DB standards as well. Coolng fins and thin walled cyls are quite noisy.
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Just so everyone knows....if you have an oil cooler on your bike.....you already have a radiator. Radiators are heat exchangers used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling. TICH
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Tighter emissions? Yep, the epa doing what they do: unelected bureaucrats messing with our lives.
Interesting thing about committees and associations is that once created, they NEVER, EVER go away. "Unelected bureaucrats" is very accurate. I vote for term limits on all of them as well as on all of the politicians. If there are no term limits, they become permanent parasites on taxpayers.
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