I run Autolite spark plugs in my Harleys. I always check resistance with my ohm meter, and make sure they have 0.00 resistance from the plug tip to the center electrode (small tip in the plug center). You want 0.00 resistance with breaker points or magneto ignition. I use the Autolite 45plugs which have a 13/16" socket hex in all the Harley 45 engines. They just happen to be a "Number 45 plug" and work in the Harley 45 WLs . . . a unique coincidence.
The Autolite 45 must be the perfect heat range, since they rarely foul, and usually burn perfect. A common plug you can find at your local auto parts store. But, here's the problem: A standard 13/16" plug socket is too tall to get them out with stock oil tank - if you ever need to change plugs, check jetting, etc. . . .
You need an offset 13/16" wrench like the one pictured above
The local coffee shop's old location was kinda being nudged out by new construction . . . so the owners bought a different building, and fixed it up into a really neato "New Aromas" . . . and they were only closed for like a few days . . . wow - crazy fast ! It's got big, cushy sofas, wood tables, plenty of places to sit, great jazz tunes . . . and Bryan and Cara make the best coffee I've ever had - It's just a great new morning hangout. Awesome job folks - Street light out front . . . newspaper machine is back - Perfect. The best part, there's like a half dozen more places to potentially park your motorcycle !
Mick is really cool. He bought this place after his original bar in Osage, Iowa had a fire. Mick knows the bar business very well. The Town Pump has great burgers and fries, the beer is always ice cold, and people from this area enjoy stopping in for a chat, games, billiards, cards, whatever. Mick has got the cancer again,
but he's tough and always has a good outlook on life. My thoughts are with him and everybody that just wishes he'd keep on going and get healthy. Like the sign says in his bar . . . something about everyone sticking together - and the human race and where we all live will be a better place. That's Mick himself, behind the bar, keeping the place going, with great service, and good advice if you need some.
I worked on bike stuff 'til 7:30pm last night . . . then headed out to the small town of Floyd, Iowa to a truck stop called Rick's Wagon Wheel for chicken & potatoes. I watch truckers and tired travelers come in off the road. A good tip for the waitress. I leave in the dark with my Cycle Electric lighting my way. It's was a beautiful, cool evening ride.
I bought this new helmet at Sturgis this year direct from the California Simpson Distributor. I have tested it through various conditions - and I like it so far. Size: XL (61mm) and it fits like it should. The helmets come with narrower cheek pads if it's too tight(which I liked better). The shield can be removed with a dime or small flat blade. There's more room between the mouth guard so you can get your hand up in the front to adjust your glasses, itch your nose, whatever (I like that option) without opening the shield. There's an cam-type adjustment for the shield closure (I like that too) - so you can change the pressure required to open and close the shield. The shields are extra thick, and they are very scratch proof (since I clean the bugs with the windshield squeegee at many stops). Light weight too. The true test with any helmet is how it does in wind and rain. This thing is almost unaffected by wind. I think the small "lip" on the bottom front has something to do with it . . . it keeps your head down - similar to a downward ground effects spoiler. I can look around and it don't get ripped off my head. I really like it. Snell Approved.
Stickers from Jeff, Denver Dan and Scott Sjovall (S&S) . . .
My rating: 9.1 of possible 10
I've noticed people see me a bit sooner with the White Helmet too . . .
After Dave's last nite . . . (and a few cocktails with the locals), I got up early Sat am and did some work on Harley stuff . . . Chink's UL cylinders and valves are set up and ready. Diamond Dave's flywheels ready for the polished cases. Poole aluminum cylinders need some adjustment . . . but, we're on it !
4 5/8" Stroke with S&S Components
Stroker oil modifications completed
These cylinders are neat . . . However, not a bolt-on part Mr. Poole.
Dave's Car Nite in Charles City held it's final event of the season (FREE ice cream to all participants!) and it was a great showing as usual. A good blend of rides from "Barrett/Jackson" to "80s Modifieds." Those big Mickey's are coming back ! What goes around, comes around.
Gary McCoy brought out his big block screamer . . . he let 'er loose when he left the lot . . .
Jeff Lewis (die-hard Mopar guy) has this stocker pair of Plain Janes . . .
More from Dave's . . .
A couple million dollars worth of cars in our little town . . .
Most owned for 25+ years by their owners.
After the show - it's neat to see the rides all over town, at the local restaurants.
Remove screen(deburr) and install with Allen set screw through existing hole in breather. For improved engine breathing - Proven in many engines.
1969 XLCH ENGINE FOR SALE
$2500 or offer - Completely gone thru from rockers to crankshaft - Real Solid - Includes Magneto, new kicker cover NOW INCLUDED - Ask me if interested in more details. With our Discretionary Warranty Program !
Spark Plugs: For use with Magneto or Points Ignition Only
Iron Sportster & K Model Autolite 4316 Champion H8C Champion H10C(hotter) Harley WL 45" Autolite 45 Harley Panhead Autolite 4275 Champion L92YC Champion J12YC Harley Shovelhead(early) Autolite 4275
6 V Batteries
WERKER WKA6-12F (For 6 volt Systems) Kick Start ONLY Use 2 batteries and wire them together for 24amps and bright lights ! (Pos to Pos Neg to Neg) Length = 4" Width = 1 3/4" Height = 2 3/4"
12 V Battery
WERKERModel WKA12-12F (For Horsehoe Oil Tanks) Kick Start ONLY Generator Motors No Acid - No problems Can withstand heat and vibration . . . Length = 6" Width = 3 3/4" Height = 3 3/4"
A cut above the rest . . . this one powers Sheazilla's custom Anchor-Built Choppa !
For friends . . . this shovel handles the heavy throttle hand of Jeff Wright !
This one lives again . . . . Reed's pan snorts like a race horse !
Are a lot of work . . . . Gordy's knuckle is a smooth - one-kick runner !
SIDE VALVES . . .
45s, 74s or 80s ! Diamond Dave Polgreen's glimmering jeweled flatty !
4 Speeds !
Always rebuildable . . . A jockey-jammin' 4 speed !