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

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

Active Threads
0 Help with jacking up my sportster
Last Post: BSA Bob
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 2,650
0 68 XLCH - Insight Plz
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 29 Minutes Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,091
0 Bigger rear Pulley
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 52 Minutes Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,805
0 Sportster cv carb tuning after upgrades.
Last Post: einheit 13
Posted On: 56 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 218
0 Carby cough
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 136
0 Help, Headlight out and fuse thing clicks?
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 406
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 16,238
Views: 924,399
0 KT - 2020 - Where Eagles Dare
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 3,322
0 Solenoid issue?
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 629
0 Resto-Repair 84 ironhead
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 764
0 Battery melt down
Last Post: SHAKY DAVE
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 884
0 Corona Virus
Last Post: Kbetts
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 331
Views: 16,765
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: Bone
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 6,735
Views: 929,270
0 simple HF jack-lift for sporty mod.
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 84
0 Don't drive angry
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 329
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 46,815
Views: 7,456,714
0 Fi to carb
Last Post: lespaul6
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 205
0 My take on the world ~ Photo by Trace
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,028
Views: 140,800
0 Food porn
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,873
Views: 342,639
0 2020 east coast meet and greet.
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 5,161
0 Front head gasket leak
Last Post: connorneil13
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 227
0 Jims Sprocket Shaft Bearing Installation Tool 97081-54
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
0 Talk to me about Painting
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 362
0 Government and financial services rip-off
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 174
0 FNG from Oregon
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 435
0 Front cylinder base gasket leak
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 881
0 Diagnostic code ?
Last Post: BKB
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 548
0 Post your paint questions here!!!!!
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 311
Views: 72,077
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 17,842
Views: 1,799,803
0 Smaller turn signals
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 133
More...
Members Birthdays
fredstoys, voodoo (51), dstivalet (46), Barnett127 (44), illetrop (41), RideoutKSC (37), xlctobe (35)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 1 Week Ago
needspeed needspeed is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,096
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Reputation: 418884
needspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Great news.
Just curious, Did you get a description of what they did to them?

Were they welded and reground or just reground enough to get past the bad spots? It seems the later would reduce the thickness of the case hardening and reduce the size of the base circle. Did they do all the lobes or just the one with the bad spot? Any heat treatment involved?

Whatever, glad you're happy.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 1 Week Ago
RicThompson RicThompson is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 329
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: 111 Ironhorse Outlaw
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 38571
RicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
Nice to have parts back home!

To sum up your total transaction: about two months to do all 4 cams harder than new?
Without disclosing your final bill, did it come in above or below the estimated $600?
If quality is good, if they stayed within 10%, looks like well worth it.
Yes way under estimate. Quality is impeccable. They made a new set of masters to accomplish my work order. If I ever have the need again I will not hesitate to go straight to them.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 1 Week Ago
RicThompson RicThompson is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 329
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: 111 Ironhorse Outlaw
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 38571
RicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by needspeed View Post
Great news.
Just curious, Did you get a description of what they did to them?

Were they welded and reground or just reground enough to get past the bad spots? It seems the later would reduce the thickness of the case hardening and reduce the size of the base circle. Did they do all the lobes or just the one with the bad spot? Any heat treatment involved?

Whatever, glad you're happy.
Work sheet states disassembled repair as necessary per customer. Ground not polished.

They are ground to Titan minus minus specs not under cut to some new cam grind. That would indicate to me they were either welded or replaced. Work sheet does not give that detail. Per phone conversation I was told lobes would be harder than original heat treat.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 1 Week Ago
doodah man's Avatar
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: 10,648
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 675860
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

“A set of masters”, does that mean that any of us schlubs can contact them for a set of - - cams!?!
__________________
Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride, hot as a pistol but cool inside.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 1 Week Ago
RicThompson RicThompson is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 329
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: 111 Ironhorse Outlaw
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 38571
RicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to beholdRicThompson is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodah man View Post
“A set of masters”, does that mean that any of us schlubs can contact them for a set of - - cams!?!
Ain't that a million dollar question. I don't think so. I think it has something to do with patent rights. I think you have to have a used set to work with. I could be mistaken. It's worth a phone call.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 1 Week Ago
Ferrous Head's Avatar
Ferrous Head Ferrous Head is offline
Blind Owl
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast
Posts: 4,926
Sportster/Buell Model: XLB, XLCH, Sporton
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1966
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCH (Another one)
Other Motorcycle Year: 1966
Reputation: 781630
Ferrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Cam grinders are just like key machines. They need a profile to follow. A master provides the profile for grinding the new cams.
So, if they have made masters for these cams it now becomes much easier to make a subsequent set(s).
__________________
"I know only too well the evil that I propose. But my inclinations get the better of me."
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 06:15.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC