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Saddlebag Installation
My friend Karen showed my some old Buco antique saddlebags she was restoring and mounting on her 74 Sportster.  I tried to get her to sell them to me but no dice.  That night I looked on E-bay and in a modern miracle a fellow down in Arkansas was selling a pair he had on an old Honda Dream.  I mounted then on my trusty old 62 Sportster.

Regulator Bracket

I needed to mount an old Voltpak style regulator on the end of a generator.  I whipped this bracket out in a few minutes.  Not only that, I still have all my fingers.

   Side Stand Fix

My 1977 Sportster keeps breaking the side stand bracket.  Maybe this fix will last.

Generator Fix

Rebuild a generator to fix an oil leak

Primary Leak

My '96 developed a leaky primary cover at only 12,000 miles.  Here is the fix.

Saddlebag Installation

Mounting a set of '60s vintage Buco aftermarket saddlebags to a 1962 Sportster.
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