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Celebrate Matt Davis' life at Kickstart Cycle Supply


"Take the day to ride with your friends then meet us at the shop to have some drinks and tell everyone your favorite Matt Davis story. I don’t think there is anything Matt liked to do more than have a few with his friends and have a great chat. So that is what we will be doing to honor him. Everyone is welcome. If you are in London there is a Celebration on the same day at The Old Ship 25 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9TD, UK | 3pm till 9pm." Thanks, Walter
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Primary Put Together

Alright, time to make some progress on the shovelhead.

The motor is in loosely with no primary between the motor and the transmission. The transmission is still bolted in tight.  To get everything lined up, I tightened all the transmission plate bolts and loosened all the nuts on the transmission studs.  This will let my transmission move while we work.


The next goal is to loose the front motor bolts and torque down the rear mount bolts. For whatever reason the Delkron cases and this frame don't really allow proper torquing of the rear nuts so you have to do something like this.


The next thing I did was check the gap under the front motor mounts to see if shims are needed. They haven't been required before with these cases in this frame, but there's no reason not to check. I couldn't get a 0.0015 feeler gage in the gap so I will say we are good to go.


We can actually torque these now.


Now tighten the head bolts to the top mount.  Again, I don't have the torque adapter I need to do this. So we just tightened them good and tight. Make sure the shims between the frame and mount fit up nice and tight.


This one is an easy torque.


This is where we had to back up. I forgot that my regulator mount goes under the front of the motor. We also looked for like a half hour trying to find my new regulator only to realize that I left it at Longbow Customs when we were working on it there.


We'll just put this on like this for now and I'll put the regulator on when I get it back.


Now on to the motor plate. It's my understanding with a stock inner primary with a chain, you bolt the loose transmission to the inner primary and bolted down engine. The belt setup is different, because you have to adjust tension of the belt before you bolt the plate down tight.


We just snugged everything for now.


The top belt guard goes on before the clutch shell. We had a heck of time getting it all to line up for some reason. Then the clutch shell and the 52 long bearings.


Retainer plate next.


Clutch plate stack up.


Tada! Pressure plates and springs mean we are done for the day. The pushrod screw is adjusted, but we'll need to adjust the nuts on the studs once we are actually ready to get this thing running again.


A huge shout out to this guy. RevChong spent most of Saturday hanging out and helping. The moral support was the biggest part. I have really been uninspired to get this bike back together for way too long.


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Sportster no.7



I've got a bunch of de-cluttering to do on Troung's sportster.  Lots of weird things to make more aesthetically pleasing.  The rear fender and strut setup will be the first thing to go.

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Vanilla Cycles

We would like to welcome Ryan and his team at Vanilla Cycles to the ChopCult family!


"Growing up around vintage bikes was normal for me. My father would build them in our living rooms and kitchens as we moved around the country. He was a Pastor when I was growing up, so we moved a lot. He got me into the motorcycle community when I was really young. It has been in my veins my whole life. While working for one of the biggest Harley-Davidson dealers in the Upper Midwest, I made hundreds of connections and had the opportunity to buy some cool vintage bikes. This eventually led to Vanilla Cycles. We don't build bikes for people; we aren't fabricators. We use our connections, and we buy and sell pre-owned Harley Davidson's with an emphasis on early models. We offer financing which many people cant or don't.. and we aren't afraid to sell any model Harley's. We support our local communities and have a heavy influence in racing. We are opening a brand new shop in North Dakota and are going to continue to keep it simple and clean, or as we say "Keep it Vanilla." - Ryan Van Wey


Check out Vanilla Cycles website and give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram for supporting our community.
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