The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985) For all those that wanna talk about Ironhead Sportster Motorcycles

Active Threads
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 16 Minutes Ago
Replies: 56,891
Views: 9,890,520
0 DO NOT use GMAIL.COM email for XLFORUM.NET
Last Post: bplinson
Posted On: 43 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 414
0 Can a bad battery cause the bike to throw codes and run rough?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 44 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 27
0 Another afflicted SE A/C setup
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 410
Views: 94,130
0 Rubbermount Poll
Last Post: JunkyardDog
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 271
Views: 96,633
0 $30 OFF Heat Reduction Packages💥LIMITED TIME!⌛
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 26
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 41,740
Views: 5,821,904
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,034
Views: 541,154
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 33,601
Views: 2,050,005
0 Sidehack for XLS
Last Post: revjen45
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 11,584
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: 84rzv500r
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,104
Views: 1,582,745
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: wachuko
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 13,727
Views: 3,736,705
0 What did you do to your EFI Sporty today?
Last Post: wachuko
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,072
Views: 909,332
4 The dreaded carb cough and interesting findings
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
0 video & pics
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,486
Views: 278,443
0 Range With Carby 3.3 Gal Tank
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 67,169
0 Vm38 o ring
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 166
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,756
Views: 1,435,442
0 1974 XLH Rebuild
Last Post: sungod
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,287
0 Lost for words.
Last Post: DEEP DIVER
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
0 Left Sidecover Won't Fit
Last Post: Andy56
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
0 75 Ironhead cafe racer reboot
Last Post: sifty
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,475
0 DoctorMotorcycle's Turbo Kit Development for 86-03 Sportster 1200's
Last Post: tussuck
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 5,840
0 1977 sporty
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 420
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10,177
Views: 2,574,519
0 A matter of degree (Pretty Pics)
Last Post: IronheadLiam
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
5 Stock 1982 XLS Gas Tank Mounts
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 118
0 Brake Lever
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 262
0 oil line routing-a thought
Last Post: Todd007
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 9,279
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: ~Grind~
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2,471
Views: 515,699
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 23rd April 2020
ferretface's Avatar
ferretface ferretface is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: ...On the 'ol Erie Canal...
Posts: 601
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1983
Reputation: 236783
ferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonesL View Post
This is where the comic scene was born where a person is seen running in slow motion with arms outstretched while yelling a long protracted "NOOOOooooooooo" in a very deep voice.
I know that scene, but for me it was in a '66 Corvette sliding into a Thruway guard rail backwards, with me looking over my shoulder while yelling and watching the guard rail get closer and closer...

It ain't that comic...
__________________
All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. -- Samuel Beckett
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 26th May 2020
MnKevin MnKevin is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 14
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Reputation: 10
MnKevin is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I am anxious to see what degree people are going with - my '73 XLCH leans more than I'd like it to. When I try starting it (kicking with my left leg, standing on the right side) the front wheel starts to slide to the right - making me quite nervous.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 26th May 2020
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 16,737
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 17208028
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

There are some pretty creative ways to lengthen your existing kickstand found on site. One of the most memorable was screwing a hockey puck on the bottom of it.
__________________
Keep smiling cause it makes everyone nervous!

Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you’re stupid and you make bad decisions.....

The XL Forum Sportsterpedia:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/start
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 7th December 2022
Bluto Bluto is offline
Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: California
Posts: 446
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Other Motorcycle Model: Norton 850 Commando
Other Motorcycle Year: 1973
Reputation: 1142281
Bluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond reputeBluto has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hockey pucks are hard to find where I live so when I recently made a sidestand pad for a friend I used some "Seaboard" from Tap Plastics, they cut a small 3" x 3" piece so it was inexpensive and they carry various thicknesses. It can be cut, shaped, drilled etc. with woodworking tools and is holding up well on her bike. NOT an ironhead but here is a picture...

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 7th December 2022
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 7,206
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

Don't forget the side stand bushings, lot of time just changing them give you the right lean angle.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 8th December 2022
Chuckthebeatertruck Chuckthebeatertruck is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,733
Sportster/Buell Model: Xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1959
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Sprint 350
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: Guzzi Ambassador
Other Motorcycle Year: 1969
Reputation: 1666196
Chuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond repute
Default

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgjx5Ln9qP0

Be very careful with pre67 side stands. The tab is not welded to the footpeg and very easy to break right off with too much lean.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 8th December 2022
Chuckthebeatertruck Chuckthebeatertruck is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,733
Sportster/Buell Model: Xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1959
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Sprint 350
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: Guzzi Ambassador
Other Motorcycle Year: 1969
Reputation: 1666196
Chuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rejeanprimeau View Post
Don't forget the side stand bushings, lot of time just changing them give you the right lean angle.
There are no bushings on ironhead sidestands. Just the stand, a pin, and a tab.

1952-mid67, tab is independent.

Mid67 to 82, tab is welded solid to left peg mount.

If a 67 up is leaning more than 10 degrees, something is seriously wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11th December 2022
doodah man doodah man is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 37° 25' 28" N by -80° 03' 42" W
Posts: 11,369
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 1143357
doodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ferretface View Post
I know that scene, but for me it was in a '66 Corvette sliding into a Thruway guard rail backwards, with me looking over my shoulder while yelling and watching the guard rail get closer and closer...

It ain't that comic...
How did that episode end? Still have that vette?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12th December 2022
ferretface's Avatar
ferretface ferretface is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: ...On the 'ol Erie Canal...
Posts: 601
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1983
Reputation: 236783
ferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant futureferretface has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodah man View Post
How did that episode end? Still have that vette?
Nah. The '66 motor broke. I sold it. Now I have an '86 yellow Corvette convertible. And the green '06 Mustang coupe.

Make you a good deal on the Vette. Needs slight electrical work. (Mice ate it).

(Uh, oh...I've maxed out my attachments).
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 22:29.


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