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Use this forum to pose the “where can I find a” type questions or answers to somebody else’s question on “where to find” whatever related to Harley Davidson motorcycles.

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The Concepte of Illinois #9 Phantom Nemesis was in the hunt last night in Pro Clone Medium at HBR Raceway. Very cold night. Nancy Ellison was so cold she couldn’t talk! Thought about not going yesterday due to lots of other activities (graduations and a big money race in Sikeston) in the area affecting the kart count. Glad we went. Ended up second but the leader got a pretty good idea that I was on his tail as I nail him hard in the butt in the last turn of the race. Didn’t mean to and if I hadn’t hit him I would have won the race. I wonder if I got “brake checked” to keep me from passing? I think maybe so. Regardless, should now be the points leader in the class. Yea!

From the outside pole to the rear twice then back to the front. One hell of a race!

This is only a partial description of the service and support that Concepte of Illinois has provided Jefferson County during the last 20 years. We appreciate your business and trust, but we also hope that you understand that an agreement is more than the dollar amount; it is a commitment to your future by us.

We found that over the years, numerous items have been added to your network without a cost increase for labor, parts or support. Our company has continued to support them, which has saved Jefferson County many thousands of dollars.

Concepte of Illinois has endured over seven (7) years of late payments (up to 180 days) while Jefferson County has struggled to get their finances back in shape. Along with those seven (7) years we have not increased your overall cost of the support or service or cost of parts replacement due to cost adjustments. We do value your business and will continue to support you with financial leniency as much as possible now and in the future to assist you in working within your fiscal budget.

Concepte’s employees are highly skilled and certified with years of experience. Our employees have the right attitude in looking out for your interest and completing services in a very timely manner.

This is some sample obituary text.  Why did I get an error before?

Bosco was a wonderful friend and companion.  He will never be forgotten.

There are several tutorials on the internet to explain how to “side-load” kodi onto your favorite supported TV streaming system.  You can download the code here. In my case I use a FireTV Stick. Kodi can seem a bit overwhelming when first installed as it does basically nothing but sit there.  Again there are tutorials available to teach you how to install the basic “superrepo” repository but then too you are left with an overwhelming list of plugins without any explanation or help.

After several install/reinstall runs to get the procedure down I have found the following to be all that I need to have a very usable and friendly Kodi experience.

1) Start kodi in what ever method applies to your system.

2) select System->File Manager->Add Source

add the following url in the top panel:, click Done.  On the bottom input area name the repo (I named mine superrepo) then click Done.

click OK.

3) from the main menu select System->Settings->Add-ons->install from zip file

select the superrepo entry (or what ever you named it above);

select the entry corresponding to your version of kodi (helix at this time, could be different now but pick the one that matches your kodi version name);

select “all”;

select the file ending in (usually the bottom of the list).

4) from the main menu select Programs->Program Add-ons->Get more

scroll down the list and find Maintenance Tool.  Select it then click Install.

5) from the main menu select Programs->Program Add-ons->Maintenance Tool

locate and click on the Configuration Wizard then select the configuration that matches your streaming device.  For me I used the FireTV configuration.

When you get back to your main menu things will be a LOT different now.  You will have icons for the most popular services under each of the main menu selections.  Note that there are many other tweaks and customizations available in the Maintenance Tool and that this tool is now available as a icon under the Programs menu for super easy access to its features.  One interesting feature here is the ability to customize your menu icons….  As you get more familiar with the system this will be useful.

You will notice under the Videos menu that there has been 5 icons installed for the most popular services.  I have found Genesis to be my main service.  1Channel is also a great add-on.

The procedure described above should be the same for any system.  Enjoy.

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Can anybody please help me identify this Ultramax chassis?  Sure would like to know what we have here!~


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Even with the well known quality of the James’ Gasket Company there is a gotcha in using their engine set.  The base gaskets do NOT have the necessary  holes in them to allow for the free return of top end oil to the crankcase!  Want to see a shovel puking smoke?  Use their gaskets without cutting the necessary holes!


In all fairness I should mention that when I went to my local Harley shop and asked them for a set of cylinder base gaskets, the ones they provided also did NOT have the required hole for the oil return….  Here is what you must do.  Get a plain old paper hole punch just like the ones you used when you were in grade school.  This tool will be used to actually cut the hole through the new gasket.  In 1982 and 1983 shovelheads, HD implemented an “oil consumption reduction package” in the design of the motor.  What this modification amounted to was the blocking of one and the addition of one hole through the cylinder.  On the primary side of the motor the original oil return (that would typically feed oil to the oil rings when the piston is down and let it dump to the case sump otherwise) has had a small tube inserted into it and a passage drilled through the base of the cylinder and the mating surface on the case.  This hole MUST be cut into new gasket or you will be sorry!

On the opposite side of the motor (cam side) there is originally plumbing installed that connects each cylinder a lifter block providing a third oil return patch (The afore mentioned hole, down through the push-rod tubes, and via this third hole.  If the plumbing between the cylinders and lifter blocks has been removed (very likely) then there is no need to be concerned with the cam side “missing hole.”  However, if your engine does still have the external plumbing to the lifter blocks you must also cut a hole in the gasket for this path.

This trap is easy to fall into since a cursory glance at the cylinder would lead one to believe that the oil return via the inside of the cylinder is the right path and as such the hole through the cylinder base and case can be blocked by the gasket.  Bottom line, the primary side hole can NOT be blocked off.  Check your gaskets and make sure you have all the holes you need – or see if you can get a job fogging for mosquitoes – it will really be that bad!

Ever needed to know if spark plug XYZ is right for your bike.  Here is a link to a pretty thorough listing for Sportsters, Shovelheads and Evos.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!