Chrome Project

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Gezzer Glide, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Going from this:
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    To this:
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    I found these at a local shop for $70. There not perfect but will do just fine and save me about $175

    Had to make a few new tools to remove some bolts on the rear cylinder. I ground down a 7/16 and 1/2 in socket to fit a 7/16 end wrench. Will also be needed to set the torque on assembly.
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  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Looks like a good find and now you have some extra cash for more Chrome :D
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good score and pretty creative with the tools:s
     
  4. mca1989

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    how are you going to torque it ?
     
  5. Hoople

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    Could use the combination wrench as an extension to the torque wrench & then use a torque wrench extension chart.
     
  6. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    The reason I used a 7/16 wrench is because my torque wrench fits the box end of the 7/16 wrench. The book says if I keep the 2 wrenchs at 90* it will cancel the multiplier effect and not over tighten the bolts.
     
  7. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Old and dull :(
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    New BLING :D
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    And for under $200
     
  8. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    Looks good Geezer!
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Looking good Geezer...and your special tool fab I would recommend you post it up in the "Home Made Tool" thread below...!:s

    http://www.hdtalking.com/general_harley_davidson_topic/28113-home_made_tools.html
     
  10. CalgaryBikeBum

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    Geezer I recommend you keep all the old covers and parts. I used mine several times already for painting ? When you want paint heads and not have problems with trying to tape things off, just use those old rocker boxes etc and old non chrome bolts. Spray to your hearts content. when you remove the old covers , Voila' perfect clean surfaces for reassembly with your nice chrome parts. Hope that idea helps someone.