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I know the missing photo. It is not of my bike. But I am certain that I have it. But I cannot find it.

It shows the inside of the gearcase cover, including the internal foofoo, and how it is open to both fittings.
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Thank you, learned more about foofoo then from specific thread. I've had some a few times after intence city riding. I also learned that there is no actual foofoo valve, was only on 78-79 bikes.
More google and I learned that

Unfortunately no photo there, probably expired.

It was one of my photos, but they disappeared when this site was upgraded. Funny, I can still see it - it's just an exterior photo of the cam cover with both hoses coming out. Look at post #48 above and you can see the extra hose on that pic of my bike.
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Nos mufflers from '94 Sportster and the actual difference in front muffler from '83. Not a big problem, but some annoyance.
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Removed the wire harness today. Going to make the new one from blank. Does anyone know where to get the new harness side regulator connector and another one looks similar, located near starter?
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I`ve started the rebuild, finally.
Bought new keihin CV carb from 1200S and pressed into Killer Motorcycle adapter.

Currently 170, 42 and DynoJet kit.
Bought Screamin Eagle air box, K&N filter, new turn signals, new headlight from 2016 EU Spotster.
Installed second foofoo.

Removed all wires and headlight, need new headlight and will make custom wire harness. This one is already too fragile.

Little clean-up on cylinder heads. Before.


And after. Will remove the springs etc too soon.


And a mess.

Unfortunately, cylinders are mirror-like. No honing. The pistons looks like stock. Will go to Wiseco 10:1 +0.10




Unfortunately I can`t go any further, need to DIY clutch spring compressor

and the cam cover is completely stuck. No ideas still.
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For your wire harness connectors, I think J&P Cycle's Vintage catalog should have them. I used this years ago for a '79 Ironhead, so I'm noy sure what they have anymore.
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For the cam cover: ensure that all of the ignition parts are removed. [My old eyes can't see if the cavity is empty in the photo]. Then remove generator and use a hammer and a wood dowel to tap the cover from the left side. Maybe it will loosen up enough to get started. From the left side using a hammer and a long wood dowel you might be able to tap the rear end of the cam cover to loosen it a bit.

I have not tried this myself but perhaps some heat from a hair dryer [or heat gun? or propane torch?] along the edges will soften up whatever is sticking
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For your wire harness connectors, I think J&P Cycle's Vintage catalog should have them. I used this years ago for a '79 Ironhead, so I'm noy sure what they have anymore.
Thank you, but I already have the TSM from the EVO HD, so it's better to make the diy custom harness, with deutsch waterproof connectors etc.
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For the cam cover: ensure that all of the ignition parts are removed. [My old eyes can't see if the cavity is empty in the photo]. Then remove generator and use a hammer and a wood dowel to tap the cover from the left side. Maybe it will loosen up enough to get started. From the left side using a hammer and a long wood dowel you might be able to tap the rear end of the cam cover to loosen it a bit.

I have not tried this myself but perhaps some heat from a hair dryer [or heat gun? or propane torch?] along the edges will soften up whatever is sticking
Will try, thanks for the advice. The ignition is actually still there, it looks like solid aluminium wall inside, which I'm still not sure how to get through. The wire is glued or something and going behind this "wall".
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