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 > XR Sportster Motorcycle Talk - XR750, XR1000, XR1200 > XR-1200
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

XR-1200 This area is strictly for XR-1200 discussion only

Active Threads
0 Hack or trike?
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 40
0 jiffy stand question
Last Post: Len PA
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 96
0 What got you into bikes?
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 24 Minutes Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,057
0 `83 XLX rebuid and questions thread
Last Post: spamer80
Posted On: 27 Minutes Ago
Replies: 242
Views: 21,829
0 Sonnax, Timken, Torrington
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 41 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 14
0 Is it true? (eliminate clutch spring plate)
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 42 Minutes Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 23,334
0 Friction modifiers in gasoline
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 43 Minutes Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
0 Andrews N4 VS Stock D or W grind cams
Last Post: vagrant318
Posted On: 45 Minutes Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 21,805
0 Un-lowering my Super Low
Last Post: Jarlaxle
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 19
0 Delete rocker box breathers or not?
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
0 2002 sportster 1200 points conversion
Last Post: Billy1200
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 409
0 Getting Hammered
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 5,624
0 Oil, Filters and Spark Plugs
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
0 1976 Ironhead Top End Rebuild
Last Post: funkychibs
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
0 Trans/Year Interchangeability Question
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 4,443
0 Your Motorcycle Workspace/Garage
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 390
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 46,122
Views: 7,308,128
0 Filling stock motor mounts with liquid urethane
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 401
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,969
Views: 940,687
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 15,226
Views: 855,298
0 ....1
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,076
Views: 299,791
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 23,028
5 What Color Helmet is Most Noticable?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 10,559
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 16,199
Views: 1,576,219
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,722
Views: 384,034
0 my rear wheel
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 426
0 Another Sporty ADV Build
Last Post: 51 New West
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 5,313
0 Adding fuel level sensor to the speedo/tach
Last Post: NGOT8R
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 651
0 clutch spring compressor
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 501
0 A Day in the Life...
Last Post: RDHenley
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 678
Views: 84,456
More...
Members Birthdays
steve yorke (62), edman (54), Hudsonator (52), kozman32 (52), R3DN3X (50), gmcsid (49), mitch (44), Txngrg87 (33), Gotenfan (30)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #251  
Old 2 Days Ago
Iron Mike Iron Mike is offline
Senior Chief Harley Engineer 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1,389
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH IR EFI
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1971
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW K1200RS
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 403345
Iron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Davo_137 View Post
Its not dripping oil out of the engine now, its dripping out of the frame haha.
Not to derail the thread, but sounds like a funny story from a few yrs back.
I was working in a shop in the 90’s and HD thought it would be a good timesaver to install a grease zirk fitting in the neck tube to ease in greasing the brgs on baggers without removing fairings ect. Pump some grease until you see some protrude out of lower berg cup. What they didn’t anticipate that there was a passage connecting the large square upper frame tube.
In walks a guy with a puzzled look trying to get some advice on his maintenance procedures on his shiny bagger. “How much grease does that really take?? I’ve put two full tubes in and I still don’t see anything???”
Needless to say, this was in Phoenix. Come summertime, that bike would ooze grease out of everywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 1 Day Ago
Davo_137's Avatar
Davo_137 Davo_137 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Central Queensland, Australia
Posts: 478
Sportster/Buell Model: XR1250X
Sportster/Buell Year: 2010
Reputation: 891615
Davo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
Not to derail the thread, but sounds like a funny story from a few yrs back.

I was working in a shop in the 90’s and HD thought it would be a good timesaver to install a grease zirk fitting in the neck tube to ease in greasing the brgs on baggers without removing fairings ect. Pump some grease until you see some protrude out of lower berg cup. What they didn’t anticipate that there was a passage connecting the large square upper frame tube.

In walks a guy with a puzzled look trying to get some advice on his maintenance procedures on his shiny bagger. “How much grease does that really take?? I’ve put two full tubes in and I still don’t see anything???”

Needless to say, this was in Phoenix. Come summertime, that bike would ooze grease out of everywhere.


Wow 2 full tubes haha that’s funny.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #253  
Old 1 Day Ago
jkinkade jkinkade is offline
Land Speed Record
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: on the Australian east coast
Posts: 729
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 88" 2003.
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Reputation: 175527
jkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant future
Default

You been busy Davo!!
how many p.s.i. does the manual say they should run at?
Also what weight oil are you using .
just looking at all the info you have, interesting you have economy as you're riding. that would be interesting to see how it work's out when you change gearing & ride at different speed's & on different road surfaces & weather condition's. that's good info to have when your commuting the distances you do. I noticed riding down from Cairns three years back, some places a long way between servo's where you can get 98 octane .
thank's for the pic's and info.
__________________
2003 XL 88"
Reply With Quote
  #254  
Old 1 Day Ago
Davo_137's Avatar
Davo_137 Davo_137 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Central Queensland, Australia
Posts: 478
Sportster/Buell Model: XR1250X
Sportster/Buell Year: 2010
Reputation: 891615
Davo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkinkade View Post
You been busy Davo!!

how many p.s.i. does the manual say they should run at?

Also what weight oil are you using .

just looking at all the info you have, interesting you have economy as you're riding. that would be interesting to see how it work's out when you change gearing & ride at different speed's & on different road surfaces & weather condition's. that's good info to have when your commuting the distances you do. I noticed riding down from Cairns three years back, some places a long way between servo's where you can get 98 octane .

thank's for the pic's and info.


I still need to read the manual more to see what it says about oil pressure to fully utilise the oil pressure gauge, if it has that info. At the moment all I know is the relief valve on the oil pump blows off at 50psi. The idea is after monitoring it for awhile I should get to know what pressures it runs at, that way hopefully I will notice any changes and can act on it quickly.

Yes all the fuel info is handy. It’s the best fuel gauge you can get, the fuel usage gauge is so accurate it’s crazy. The economy gauge would be out a little at the moment because the gearing I’m running and the speed sensor calibration don’t line up but when it is lined up its handy to gauge how far you can get on a tank when traveling and how any changes to the tune or gearing affect fuel economy.
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



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:56.


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