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My Harley-Davidson is not broken. It is not sick. It is just being patient! And, of course, missing some parts.
As it sits currently (9/12/2022):

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The logical next step it seems will be to clean up/polish the rear wheel, prior to installing the new tire on it. It's so much easier to do work on it with it off of the bike, and sitting on the workbench. I have chrome polish, aluminum polish, old socks, 0000 steel wool, naval jelly, WD40, a scrawl tool, stainless steel and brass bristle cleaning brushes. I have tire changing lube. The wheel will be getting a brand new 17'' x 2.4'' Drag Specialties Rim Strip, Pirelli Night Dragon 180/60 - 17 Tire, and a new Michelin tube. Then the wheel goes back on the bike. Thanks for looking at my bike project!

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Shoe strings work really well just wrap it around and start pulling. When I had laced wheels I always liked Vans thick laces.
 

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Discussion Starter · #64 · (Edited)
Update: the bike will be getting the original Dunlop/Harley-Davidson tires after all, and the wheels and tires are going to the Harley dealer to be installed and balanced. I am leaving the rotors and belt pulley on the wheels for balancing.

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Discussion Starter · #67 · (Edited)
Installed this brand-new OEM vivid black battery cover. I'm still undecided on the trim that will go on it. I'm thinking either the bag or chrome trim.
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Update: I'm making a tire changing thing (wheel holder) out of a five gallon bucket, all thread rod, washers, and bolts. Attaching it to the shop floor. I'll give putting the tires on another try. It's getting a Dunlop K591 rear and a Dunlop D402 front.
 

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Update: The price for chroming the strut assembly and dash is $895. I almost didn't do it. But I went ahead and signed the contract and paid the man. It could take about 2 months to get them back.
 
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