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  1. racerx replied to the thread Verify Oil Pump Flow - Top End Noise.

    Did you try setting the valve lash as tight as it could go, while still allowing the valves to fully close? Remember, this is only a...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 3:57 PM
  2. racerx replied to the thread Verify Oil Pump Flow - Top End Noise.

    Unlikely as plug-to-piston contact seems to me, this is a very good point to raise...and so easy to check. For a short-run test, the...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 2:21 PM
  3. racerx replied to the thread Verify Oil Pump Flow - Top End Noise.

    I doubt that you have an oil pump/oil flow problem. That is a lot of side clearance but not what I'd consider noteworthy. It might be a...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 12:33 PM
  4. racerx replied to the thread CT70 seat.

    Yeah, the new repops usually have very stiff foam and much more pliable vinyl than was used back in the day. If you're a lightweight...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 11:25 AM
  5. racerx liked kirrbby's post in the thread 3rd wheel.

    It was mighty cold yesterday, but I fired up the trike and let it warm up a bit in the driveway. It's LOUD! I knew it would be. The...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 10:10 AM
  6. racerx liked red69's post in the thread What did you do to your CT70 today.

    That video took me back 50 years. No money, no aches, no pains, no operations and all my teeth. Ah,,,,,those were the days!

    Feb 20, 2020 at 11:29 PM
  7. racerx liked cjpayne's post in the thread What did you do to your CT70 today.

    I bet my mom would think that vid reminds her of me and my HK1, since I'm known to have bikes in the house.lol Your daughter did a...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 11:29 PM
  8. racerx replied to the thread Hello! '82 CT70.

    The coil armature looks fine. I'd carefully wire brush the rust from the ends, then apply a thin film of grease (preferably dielectric...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 11:28 PM
  9. racerx liked scooter's post in the thread How shocks work - old video.

    Old Chevrolet video on how suspension system works - I thought it was cool [MEDIA] Enjoy

    Feb 20, 2020 at 9:16 AM
  10. racerx replied to the thread Verify Oil Pump Flow - Top End Noise.

    There's an easier, if somewhat cruder, test. Once the oil pump has been primed...and it should be by now...pull the lower rocker cover,...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 11:16 PM
  11. racerx replied to the thread What did you do to your CT70 today.

    Bikes get picked-apart often, right here. That's not a bad thing, either. All of that purist perfection critiquing really does serve a...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 11:07 PM
  12. racerx replied to the thread CT70 seat.

    The primary issue is getting the right tension (i.e. "stretch") on the cover. With too little, the cover will take on a flabby look. You...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 4:23 PM
  13. racerx liked BadDogMax's post in the thread What did you do to your CT70 today.

    The K1 seat trim was intentional - I think it looks sleek. Even when I was a kid and these things were new, I didn't like the riveted...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 4:01 PM
  14. racerx replied to the thread What did you do to your CT70 today.

    That bike looks really nice, imo. Yeah, it's going to ruffle a few purist feathers...BFD.;) What you've built is more "phantom model"...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 3:47 PM
  15. racerx replied to the thread CT70 seat.

    K1 foam is unique, as in one model only. It's thinner than any other year and has a distinct profile that differs a lot from the K0 and...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 2:31 PM