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Motorhead Memo: Frame-up—Part 1

A great deal more thought, effort and expense has been put into the understanding, care and feeding of Harley engines than chassis. Too bad. A basic knowledge of the motorcycle chassis is damn helpful and potentially able to make a rider look good, be good… be better… than a motor. Harley-Davidson hasn’t always been noted for expertise in the areas ...

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Rearview Mirror: Stayin’ alive in 2005

The world ● An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system. We all saw right through that… didn’t we? ● At 66 years old, Rumanian university lecturer Adriana Illiescu becomes the oldest birth mother in the world. An oldie but a goodie… apparently. ● The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France. Not ...

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Motorhead Memo: Intelajet install

Remember the Intelajet install article intended for last month? Well… here it is… sorta. Only it’s done on a S&S Super E, rather than the CV Keihin or HSR Mikuni. Why pick the carb H-D never sold, rather than the two they have? To paraphrase what flow guru Jerry Branch once said, “Butterfly carburetors are like having a five-speed transmission ...

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Rearview Mirror: Happy Anniversary in Oh-Three!

The world • Invasion of Iraq by American and British-led coalition begins, without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion. Whaddayathink? • The Human Genome Project is completed with 99 percent of it (figure 1) sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99 percent. The Human Gnome Project continues… • The last “old style” Volkswagen Beetle (figure 2) rolls off ...

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Motorhead Memo: Intelajet redux

The intention this month was to show a step-by-step installation of a Thunder Products Intelajet circuit on a Harley CV carb. We’ll save that. For now, let’s review some reasons you’d want to install one! There are several components that need to be optimal for a true high-performance carbureted Harley street engine. But the “ins and outs” can be tricky ...

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Letters to the Editor: March 2018

Hi Sam, I love your stories in THUNDER PRESS! Your recent “Boarding House” story seemed to end abrubtly on page 18. There was no end of story watermark at the end, and I could not find any remaining portions in the latter pages. If that was the end on page 18, I guess it still works. Great story! Love your ...

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Motorhead Memo: Intelajet

I should preface what follows by saying electronic fuel injection is here to stay, because it is a superior air/fuel delivery system. It manages to keep emissions down and performance up… delivering fuel economy benefits into the bargain. Took me a while to get around to being a fan, rather than just an ignorant victim of this technology. I’m ashamed ...

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Rear View Mirror: Not much new in 2002

The world NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe (figure 1) begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system… outta this world! A near-Earth asteroid (estimated at a measly 30 feet in diameter) explodes in our atmosphere over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. Estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the ...

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Letters to the Editors: February 2018

Sam Jones, Thanks so much for the recap of Lieutenant “Roscoe”! I know a few Vietnam vets and I am a firm patriot too. Those communists with AKs still make me disgusted, wherever they are. Please continue the story in the March or April Thunder Press; I sure hope that his life turned out shiny and included many motorcycles. Thank ...

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Motorhead Memo: Stumped by sumping

For as long as I can remember, my involvement with Harley-Davidson motorcycles has included dealing with the dreaded “wet sump.” (Well, OK, you might not dread it, but I have learned to.) This whole “sumping” thing is a rat’s nest of misconceptions and muddled understanding in the first place and H-D doesn’t make it any better. Technically, wet sumping is ...

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