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110 on the rear cold,,120 when hot with a squirt of oil,,,, ,front cold 135 ,,hot 137,,,,, no smoke,, these are from cold,,to idle to really really ride,,, to a 10 mile hott ride,,,,, got up to 65 mph,,, woo hooo,,,, 3200 to 3300 rpm,,,,,, come back home and take readings,,, same no change,,,,,,,, just ride right,, that's what I thought,,,,,,, good night brother.s and sister,s,,,
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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”!!
Amen.....
It is amazing how people want to take completely good engines apart "To see if everything is OK" The guy I sold my Sportster to 34 years ago is still talking to my friend Jim about who can take it apart. It was a 77" motor that I built, Dytch 3 1/4 barrels, S&S 4 5/8 wheels, a set of hand built ported XLR valved heads done for a Bonneville racer by Robert Tomrose and Chris Zootis, It had the transmission ring installed, rocker arm springs replaced for Bunting Bronze spacers, even had KR barrel nuts. Sifton collars and keepers, Sifton minus/minus cams and S&S pushrods. It ran like snot used a bit of oil because of two ring forged pistons. I'll bet that motor had less that 10,000 miles on it and the guy who bought it NEVER rides it. But he wants to take it apart. If I wasn't 75 I'd buy it back and just park it in my garage to keep anyone from screwing it up.

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You can cruise at 4,000 with no harm. They are just coming up on the cams at 38-4,000. I have had a 55" motor at 8,000 by accident at the drags. It was shaking like a volcano when I happened to look at the tac and almost fainted.
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It is amazing how people want to take completely good engines apart "To see if everything is OK" The guy I sold my Sportster to 34 years ago is still talking to my friend Jim about who can take it apart. It was a 77" motor that I built, Dytch 3 1/4 barrels, S&S 4 5/8 wheels, a set of hand built ported XLR valved heads done for a Bonneville racer by Robert Tomrose and Chris Zootis, It had the transmission ring installed, rocker arm springs replaced for Bunting Bronze spacers, even had KR barrel nuts. Sifton collars and keepers, Sifton minus/minus cams and S&S pushrods. It ran like snot used a bit of oil because of two ring forged pistons. I'll bet that motor had less that 10,000 miles on it and the guy who bought it NEVER rides it. But he wants to take it apart. If I wasn't 75 I'd buy it back and just park it in my garage to keep anyone from screwing it up.
I know how that feels...I can't look inside your wallet of course but I'd buy it back anyway. People like this do not deserve this bike. Give him a basket case so he can 'improve' it in stead of xxxx-up a perfect bike.
What's 75? It's just a number that goes up every year. You have too many years left to enjoy these things. When you are in your 90's you can park it in your own garage and look at it.
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I know how that feels...I can't look inside your wallet of course but I'd buy it back anyway. People like this do not deserve this bike. Give him a basket case so he can 'improve' it in stead of xxxx-up a perfect bike.
What's 75? It's just a number that goes up every year. You have too many years left to enjoy these things. When you are in your 90's you can park it in your own garage and look at it.
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I know how that feels...I can't look inside your wallet of course but I'd buy it back anyway. People like this do not deserve this bike. Give him a basket case so he can 'improve' it in stead of xxxx-up a perfect bike.
What's 75? It's just a number that goes up every year. You have too many years left to enjoy these things. When you are in your 90's you can park it in your own garage and look at it.
Magneto Sportsters are very physical motorcycles. They are hard to kick when you have no legs left, they are hard to keep upright when you are trying to bump start them, looking behind by twisting your torso around is almost impossible now ......and if you peek too long you will be either off on the right or on the left. Mine was a light 440 lbs and I used to just pick up the 200 lb engine when I was working on it. All that is gone now. The ultimate reason I sold it was I could see helmets coming down the pipe pretty soon and I just had a new baby boy, I did not want to end up on the grill of some drunk farm workers truck. Last, we did what is called T&T riding exclusively, that is Tavern to tavern. I was drunk most of the time I rode it and I could see the Mad Mothers as a future problem. Today there are twice as many drivers on the same roads and they are for the most part, lousy drivers and a large percentage are drunk too. In my Sonoma County there are 38,000 illegals that drive with no license or insurance. Most are from southern Mexico, Oaxaca and they drove sheep and cattle not automobiles. It is stunning what these folks do to the rest of us and then just walk away. Physically, my back is arthritis top to bottom from lineman accidents. I walk with a permanent stoop. I have no feeling in my feet from mid-shin down as a result of Peripheral Neuropathy from agent orange. Two years in the Army and one in Vietnam, it all comes due when you stop playing sports and keeping everything tuned up. It is a sad situation but I'm lucky to be still alive at my age.
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Magneto Sportsters are very physical motorcycles. They are hard to kick when you have no legs left, they are hard to keep upright when you are trying to bump start them, looking behind by twisting your torso around is almost impossible now ......and if you peek too long you will be either off on the right or on the left. Mine was a light 440 lbs and I used to just pick up the 200 lb engine when I was working on it. All that is gone now. The ultimate reason I sold it was I could see helmets coming down the pipe pretty soon and I just had a new baby boy, I did not want to end up on the grill of some drunk farm workers truck. Last, we did what is called T&T riding exclusively, that is Tavern to tavern. I was drunk most of the time I rode it and I could see the Mad Mothers as a future problem. Today there are twice as many drivers on the same roads and they are for the most part, lousy drivers and a large percentage are drunk too. In my Sonoma County there are 38,000 illegals that drive with no license or insurance. Most are from southern Mexico, Oaxaca and they drove sheep and cattle not automobiles. It is stunning what these folks do to the rest of us and then just walk away. Physically, my back is arthritis top to bottom from lineman accidents. I walk with a permanent stoop. I have no feeling in my feet from mid-shin down as a result of Peripheral Neuropathy from agent orange. Two years in the Army and one in Vietnam, it all comes due when you stop playing sports and keeping everything tuned up. It is a sad situation but I'm lucky to be still alive at my age.
I now understand that my response was a little thoughtless as I read your response, I'm sorry about that. It never crossed my mind in my reaction regarding the bike. And I had completely forgotten about the fact that it's a kicker. It's sad to hear about your physical situation. I understand what you mean. Greetings and strength from a fellow infantryman, 11B40 .
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