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Flame__ 13th August 2016 19:39

Flame's New 1989
 
So,I came across a deal on an 89. 883 "punched out to a 1200" as the young man said.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4472/...6dd516df_z.jpgcl-2136039906 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
Obviously, he was no mechanic, as he couldn't answer much more than basic stuff. But it had a title, it did crank (although it ran rough) and it didn't take more than that to convince me the price was right and drove 3 hours to pick it up. Now it's home, and I've made room in the garage.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4445/...1d30f283_b.jpg20160812_183706 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 13th August 2016 19:42

This thing needs a lot of TLC. I have a lot of crap to un-crap. The main reason I got it cheap, was that it had broken a head bolt (it was hard to decipher what the kid was trying to describe on the phone) But I figured it out real quick
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4364/...bed88672_c.jpgIMG_4282 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 13th August 2016 19:45

So I'll tear into it, and start repairing the multitude of previous owner brain farts. Like the controls
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/...a7ab8f35_b.jpgIMG_4277 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
And this mismatched sissy bar will have to go
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/...457d9dfd_b.jpgIMG_4272 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 13th August 2016 19:48

Did anyone else notice the silicone around the brake light?:doh
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4443/...0f7dcecb_b.jpgIMG_4273 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
And the electrical tape on the shifter peg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/...e0113460_b.jpgIMG_4280 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 13th August 2016 19:51

And these clamps used as a mounting point for the butchered indicator lights.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/...11a4ac09_z.jpga774adc0-37dc-403e-9d84-a9370faae966 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
And the clamp that was cut up so this aftermarket speedo could be mounted
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4436/...8627a8b5_c.jpgIMG_4283 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 13th August 2016 19:53

He was kind enough to leave me the bandanas that were holding the turn signals on.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/...c0867b53_c.jpgIMG_4275 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 13th August 2016 19:55

And I really need a replacement sprocket cover, if anyone has one they can part with for cheap
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4519/...040793e1_c.jpgIMG_4274 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

SportyHD72 13th August 2016 21:32

Nothing wrong with that find!

rokytnji 13th August 2016 22:01

He Haw. My 1990 started out like this before I joined the forum.

You can remember how mine turned out. Welcome to 4 speed easy peasy fixing.
I had to put on my own S&S Super Carb and hunting down glitches lasted till a week
before the South Carolina hoedown.

Here is hoping the head stud hole in the case does not require one of these in case you are looking at a stripped out stud hole.
I hope it is just snapped off.

PS, you will know right off it has been punched out to 1200. It might be since a stud is broke off.

sprocket cover 1

Sprocket Cover 2 save a penny

Bob F 13th August 2016 22:04

Quote:

I have a lot of crap to un-crap.
Yes you do!

Quote:

"punched out to a 1200"
I hope he didn't do the punching.

Be glad he didn't own a hack saw.

Keep us updated.

rokytnji 13th August 2016 22:22

When I did mine Fred. I started at the rear wheel bearings and worked my way to the rivets on the front fender.

It takes patience. But patience pays dividends when done right.

Flame__ 13th August 2016 22:29

I just found the switch for the led lights. Bless his heart. Thanks, Roky. I'm putting those covers on my list to watch.

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dave76 14th August 2016 01:54

Nice, welcome to the 4 speed club......

Screw Loose Dan 14th August 2016 19:41

:clap :clap :banadanc

Looks like you have your work cut out for yourself, but it has quite a bit of potential! What's your plans for it once you have everything stripped off and running right? Going back to stock or have other ideas?

Quote:

Originally Posted by rokytnji (Post 5427852)
Here is hoping the head stud hole in the case does not require one of these in case you are looking at a stripped out stud hole.
I hope it is just snapped off.

That was my first thought when I saw that head bolt missing! Why?!? It can all (probably) be fixed, it just depends on how much effort it will take. I put a Keensert into my case because of my own stupidity. Drilling the hole out is the "fun" part.

Fred, keep us posted with what you find!

Flame__ 14th August 2016 22:22

I started my tear down, and came to a road block. The intake manifold bolts.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4355/...093df177_c.jpgIMG_4319 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 14th August 2016 22:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Screw Loose Dan (Post 5428136)
:clap :clap :banadanc

Looks like you have your work cut out for yourself, but it has quite a bit of potential! What's your plans for it once you have everything stripped off and running right? Going back to stock or have other ideas?

Definitely other ideas.

rokytnji 15th August 2016 02:32

I use Eklind allen wrenches. Sockets and fixed. Also Proto makes good allen wrenches also (I have a set of those also).

Flame__ 15th August 2016 02:34

I have to get some of the ball end Allen wrenches tomorrow. Maybe while the kid is in volleyball practice

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ReddTigger 15th August 2016 02:38

I use ball end sockets. Much easier trying to put leverage on the bolt

Flame__ 15th August 2016 02:42

That's a much better idea! I assume there's enough length from the socket and the end of the allen part that clearance isn't an issue

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WI_duker 15th August 2016 03:02

get a moto tool with a cut off wheel
You can cut short the allen wrench and use it to make slots in socket head cap screws that wont come out

Flame__ 15th August 2016 03:22

What do y'all think about replacing those allen bolts with something you can get a wrench on?

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WI_duker 15th August 2016 03:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flame__ (Post 5428335)
What do y'all think about replacing those allen bolts with something you can get a wrench on?

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I tried a hex head bolt. Not enough clearance to turn it.

Flame__ 15th August 2016 03:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by WI_duker (Post 5428345)
I tried a hex head bolt. Not enough clearance to turn it.

Thanks. I was wondering.

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78ironhead 15th August 2016 20:41

Cut the short end of the allen wrench to make it shorter.

Flame__ 15th August 2016 20:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by 78ironhead (Post 5428781)
Cut the short end of the allen wrench to make it shorter.

With all the cut off allens I have, I feel dumb for not thinking of that last night.

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big andy 16th August 2016 01:20

Good score Flame .You know we want photo's of the rebuild .So keep em coming .I did use a cutoff allen wrench to remove and replace my manifold bolts .

cotton1 16th August 2016 01:40

Good for you Bro. That is going to be a nice ride when you get thru un-craping it.

Nice of old boy to leave you his bandana eh?

As others suggested, I took my allan wrench over to the bench grinder until it was short enough to use on the intake bolts.

If you want I will bring it to you and help you work on your new baby.

Best,

Cotton1

sportsterpaul 16th August 2016 01:55

Agreed Fred, got some work ahead of you, but you know you can't have too many motorcycles

Flame__ 16th August 2016 03:22

I don't mind having one to work on, as long as I got one to ride. I went ahead and spent $20 for some long socket type allens. Man, I'm glad I did! Everyone should have some in their tool box. Decided I'm going to need a new battery. Looks like the ears were broken off and they tapped the posts to make a riding lawn mower battery work or something stupid like that.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4372/...e5dcd089_c.jpgIMG_4321 2 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

Flame__ 16th August 2016 03:25

And I got the head off....
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4432/...787f60f8_c.jpgIMG_4332 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
You can see where the gasket blew out where the bolt went flying out.

Flame__ 16th August 2016 03:29

Good news; I can see the bolt! and despite the 883 heads, theses don't look like 883 pistons!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/...69660026_c.jpgIMG_4328 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
See the bad news?

Flame__ 16th August 2016 03:30

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/...aa550798_z.jpgIMG_4332 by Fred Snider, on Flickr

rokytnji 16th August 2016 03:32

Good news indeed. Take it slow a sure bro.

Flame__ 16th August 2016 03:48

That missing chunk worries me

rokytnji 16th August 2016 06:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flame__ (Post 5428967)
That missing chunk worries me

Just in case. Probably cheaper than welding and machining.

Edit: I know I posted a link to the heads, But if the chunk out is on the jug. Replacement cylinders are cheaper than heads. You will have to bore out to fit your new pistons and new rings though <might as well to be sure with new wrist pins and teflon wrist pin keepers also.> Actually. On my small netbook. It looks lke the head and jug both are missing chunks.

cylinder auction

Maybe some other more knowledgeable member will let you know you have enough surface to seal the head and cylinder without replacing anything.
Because. I don;'t know for sure.

WI_duker 16th August 2016 11:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flame__ (Post 5428959)

Now if that aint an excuse to get a 1250 kit. Nothing is.

Flame__ 16th August 2016 12:18

I'm living direct deposit to direct deposit. I can't afford anything new, much less a $700 cylinder piston kit. Most cost effective thing I can think of is finding cheap 883 jugs and boring them to fit my pistons.

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ChinCactus 16th August 2016 14:10

Totally amazing! Some people should not own motorcycles! Got a fair amount of boogery going on there. Looks like you got to it just in time!

cotton1 16th August 2016 14:14

Surely somebody on here has some decent heads they would sell. I will scan the local craigslist, I think I saw some on there last week...


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