The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems For discussing problems about your Sportster motorcycle that don't fit anywhere else.

Active Threads
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13,718
Views: 3,730,432
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 22 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5,749
Views: 1,433,309
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 24 Minutes Ago
Replies: 56,862
Views: 9,884,491
0 video & pics
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,474
Views: 275,521
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 37 Minutes Ago
Replies: 41,694
Views: 5,813,732
0 75 Ironhead cafe racer reboot
Last Post: sifty
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 4,878
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2,470
Views: 515,631
0 Vm38 o ring
Last Post: conkey
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 21
0 1974 XLH Rebuild
Last Post: ericfreeman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,537
0 an interesting vintage XLCH review...
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 880
5 Stock 1982 XLS Gas Tank Mounts
Last Post: MxYoung954
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 44
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 33,589
Views: 2,048,389
0 Horseshoe Oil tanks repo China?
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,469
0 1977 sporty
Last Post: 1Scooter
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 159
0 Snippets
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 887
Views: 153,360
0 oil line routing-a thought
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 9,151
0 1959 xlh
Last Post: thomastoth
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
0 Tank Art
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,732
0 Lost for words.
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 739
0 DO NOT use GMAIL.COM email for XLFORUM.NET
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 248
0 Rip jim preisler
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 286
0 Food porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,123
Views: 862,138
0 TC88A and higher compression timing
Last Post: aswracing
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 232
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: techson
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,100
Views: 1,581,020
14 What made the best Improvement to your Sporty??
Last Post: wardie
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 4,749
0 DOT 5 Flush/Bleed Routinely?
Last Post: hbsporty
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 323
0 BSA A10 bobber…
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 194
0 Cam question...
Last Post: aswracing
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 302
0 Chain Lube
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 371
0 I have a couple questions regarding a 2004 883 Custom
Last Post: Andy56
Posted On: 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 451
More...
Members Birthdays
Jon2R, Pink (68), blackcloud (61), harleyguy2064 (58), JamieBee (49), csmith836 (47)
View Poll Results: What made the best Improvement, overall, to your Sporty??
Tires/tyres/wheels 2 4.88%
Rear Shocks 8 19.51%
Front forks or springs 5 12.20%
Brakes 1 2.44%
Handlebars/grips/levers/mirrors 3 7.32%
Seat 12 29.27%
Lighting 2 4.88%
Ignition/Staged kits 7 17.07%
Sissybar/luggage/saddlebags 0 0%
Windshield/Fairing 1 2.44%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

Tags
improvement

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 20th October 2022
Highly-Dangerous's Avatar
Highly-Dangerous Highly-Dangerous is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 3rd Class
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 17130 Spain
Posts: 1,782
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 883 ₪ 1275
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Big Dog K9
Other Motorcycle Year: 2006
Reputation: 4011766
Highly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond repute
Default

883 to 1275 Hammer Kit and a Mikuni.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 22nd October 2022
XL Dane XL Dane is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 91
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 48, 1275
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Reputation: 34079
XL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rejeanprimeau View Post
883 to 1250 with 536 cams, those wake up the bike.
I am curious to know if you notice more cam or cam gear noise than with the standard cams?
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 22nd October 2022
XL Dane XL Dane is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 91
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 48, 1275
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Reputation: 34079
XL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to beholdXL Dane is a splendid one to behold
Default

I reduced the engine noise that had been irritating me from when the bike was new. I took the engine apart and measured clearances in the main bearings. Had the inner ring on the sprocket side coated to reduce the clearance from C5 to C3.
Coated the piston skirts with a special paint (from Germany) to reduce clatter.
Runs quieter now and with longer bearing life expectancy.
Switched back to the W cams from Hammer 570 to get rid of the cam gear noise.
In regards to mechanical noises it is now a very quiet and smooth running Sportster 1275.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 22nd October 2022
mick42 mick42 is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Accross the road from the cows.
Posts: 2,480
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW K1600GT
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 1264307
mick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond reputemick42 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Ohlins on the rear, progressives in the front and spending the time to tweak the suspension to my weight. Took 4 days of fork oil changes and preload adjustments to get it C.O.B.B approved.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 23rd October 2022
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 7,205
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 5270560
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XL Dane View Post
I am curious to know if you notice more cam or cam gear noise than with the standard cams?
I'm not the best to tell you, running an open three inches K&N open air filter lets lots of noises come out. LOL

I didn't note a change from the D cams, 883R.

I run a 1977 2 into 1 modified exhaust and the bike sound like a angry animal.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 27th October 2022
tussuck tussuck is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 91
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 92367
tussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud oftussuck has much to be proud of
Default

Every Mod I do to my bike is friggin AWESOME... They just keep building upon the base awsome factor.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 8th December 2022
wardie's Avatar
wardie wardie is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Youngstown Ohio
Posts: 53
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1993
Other Motorcycle Model: 2021 RE Himalayan
Other Motorcycle Year: 2014
Reputation: 111
wardie is on a distinguished roadwardie is on a distinguished road
Default besst mod

combination of stainless steel brake lines with sintered metal brake pads
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC