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July-August 2020 Quick Throttle Magazine

The latest issue of Quick Throttle Magazine is another packed double-issue with two road tests, the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite and the 2020 Indian Challenger.With many businesses closed due to the pandemic, we take a look at our community and hear from artist Moto Marc on his QT cover painting titled “Legends of Ghost Riders.” In honor of Veterans, check ...

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Tinker Talk – August 2020: Fab Skills: Pop-Riveting

By Justin James The art of metal fabrication is most commonly associated with the welding trade. Welding is indeed a fabrication skill, and probably the most beneficial, but it is certainly not the only one. There are an abundance of different skills that make up the art of metal fabrication. It is possible to fabricate great things without welding. Pop-riveting ...

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Tinker Talk – June 2020: Hack Attack, Restoration Edition

By Justin James With everything being shut down I am sure many of you are doing like I am and tackling those old build or restoration projects you have been putting off. As I write this, Team Tinkerin and I are in the home stretch of completing our 2020 Blue Collar Build Off bike, Kawaclysm. If you know anything about ...

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Tinker Talk – March 2020: Tinker Tools: The Angle Grinder

By Justin James A good angle grinder is a versatile tool that will always prove useful. There are various attachments available that serve a wide variety of purposes. You can get attachments for metal, wood, tile, stone, polishing and more. For the sake of this article we will be sticking to angle grinder uses as they apply to motorcycles and ...

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Tinker Talk – February 2020: Money well spent: reusable air cleaners

By Justin James In all my experiences, reusable air cleaners are a great investment. They are more expensive than OEM replacements but after a few service intervals, a reusable air cleaner will have paid for itself. They are also dyno-proven to increase an engine’s power output since they allow for both increased and quicker airflow. Despite these advantages, many people ...

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Tinker Talk – December 2019: Hack Attack 2: Shop Tricks

By Justin James Let me start this one by saying thank you to all the staff, advertisers, readers and followers of Quick Throttle. What started out as an experiment has turned into a bit of a mainstay, and here we are a couple years later putting out Tinker Talk for the 20th time! For this occasion, I feel compelled to ...

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Tinker Talk – September 2019: Gimme a brake

By Justin James The moment a soccer mom all jacked up on wine and prescription meds whips into your lane is not the best time to test your brakes. A soft or spongy feel at the lever is a clear indication that your brakes will not react or grab at full power in a moment of need. Depending on the ...

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Tinker Talk: 5 and 6 Speed H-D Big Twin Clutch Adjustment

By Justin James In last month’s Tinker Talk we went over how to adjust the clutch in a 5 speed H-D Sportster. This edition will highlight the clutch adjustment process as it applies to H-D Big Twin 5 and 6 speeds that Evo, Twin Cam and Milwaukee 8 models are equipped with. Take note of the fact that Evo and ...

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Tinker Talk – June 2019: Broken Carburetor Fuel Inlet Replacement

By Justin James Nearly all OEM H-D Keihin carburetors from 1970 to 2006, and many other large bore Keihin carburetors, are equipped with a plastic/brass fuel inlet. This piece of junk will eventually leak or break. Unfortunately, many people fail when trying to repair or replace the inlet and end up replacing the entire carb. Over the years I have ...

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Tinker Talk – May 2019

By Justin James An engine’s spark plugs are a small component tasked with a big job. Being able to understand them can turn out to be useful. In this edition of Tinker Talk we will go over the basics of spark plug electrode material, heat range and inspection. Inspection: Spark plugs should be inspected at the specified service intervals or ...

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