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
4 Another Bogan from the South Seas
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 171
0 signature pic
Last Post: stikflote
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 24
0 big bore kit
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 25
0 '59 XLH - Speedo cable route
Last Post: Guidorey
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10,970
Views: 941,601
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15,240
Views: 855,670
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 22 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7,911
Views: 1,616,461
0 Oil, Filters and Spark Plugs
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 35 Minutes Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,003
7 Oldest Motorcycle You've Owned
Last Post: waiteitei
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 6,001
0 Trans/Year Interchangeability Question
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 4,575
0 Un-lowering my Super Low
Last Post: Bob F
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 116
0 Hack or trike?
Last Post: Bob F
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 310
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2,767
Views: 239,651
0 Friction modifiers in gasoline
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,621
0 Show your favorite pic of your bike. just one
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,748
Views: 1,823,848
0 It's stalkie's Birthday!
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 48
0 Your Motorcycle Workspace/Garage
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 545
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 16,220
Views: 1,578,523
0 Cracked motor mount
Last Post: jsandidge
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 4,644
0 2002 sportster 1200 points conversion
Last Post: Billy1200
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 464
0 jiffy stand question
Last Post: Len PA
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 278
0 One sooty spark plug and one completely clean
Last Post: Jonv
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 310
0 3.3 gallon looking tank that's 4.5 gallon or more
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 725
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 46,131
Views: 7,308,941
0 Food porn
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,749
Views: 315,325
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 24,297
0 Spain near Barcelona -anyone know a welder?
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 811
0 Indian FTR Sales
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 137
0 Getting Hammered
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 6,353
More...
Members Birthdays
jurneyman (78), AdO650 (64), xlsport (62), darth (59), mcsmokinp (55), stalkie (55), unleashed66 (54), 66xlch (54), lownslow (48), hrg (46), Ironduke (44)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 2nd September 2018
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 13,493
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 301290
brucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond repute
Default

to answer your question from the photo thread.wet clutches became available after people had problems keeping their dry clutches dry.many dry owners are convinced that dry is the best set up,but it takes some effort.there are threads on this by DR DICK.in the stickys section.read up.
__________________
72 1000cc barrels and heads, s&s 41/2'' flywheels, sifton cams, s&s super B w/ zippers thunderjet w/yost powertube, andrews gears,and shafts, competition engineering kevlar wet or dry clutch, 72 oil pump, morris magneto w/auto advance and single fire module, cycle electric generator w/electronic regulator,73 cu.in.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 3rd September 2018
lynnx lynnx is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 127
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 156648
lynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant future
Default

Well, I think we can safely say that Dr Dick is not a fan of wet clutches. !
However, since I already have a wet clutch ( and I can,t afford everything at once) it will probably stay until such time as it proves inadequate for this stock motor lol.
Thanks for the point to the stickies. Interesting stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 4th September 2018
Folkie's Avatar
Folkie Folkie is online now
Brass Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Weald
Posts: 46,107
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CB
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Other Motorcycle Model: CRF250L
Other Motorcycle Year: 2017
Reputation: 14768917
Folkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyHarry68 View Post
You have to make a certain number of posts before you can upload pictures, not sure how many but it’s only 5 or 10.
It’s only one post!
__________________
Folkie
Super Moderator
South East England Riders



There is nothing at the end of any road better than may be found beside it. Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 4th September 2018
GA_Ironhead GA_Ironhead is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 5,215
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Reputation: 175656
GA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant future
Default

Photos need to be posted to a third party photo hosting site, after which you can share the link here. Paid membership allows upload of attachments to XLF.

When picking a sharing site, cruise right past photobucket...
__________________
Merely dying will not get your name removed from the enemies list!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 5th September 2018
GA_Ironhead GA_Ironhead is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 5,215
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Reputation: 175656
GA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant futureGA_Ironhead has a brilliant future
Default

If you have needle bearings in the cam cover, I expect you'll find more go-fast parts in the motor. What markings do you see on the cams?
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 8th September 2018
lynnx lynnx is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 127
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 156648
lynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant future
Default

P and PB, though from my sofa I can,t remember what cams they were on !
It has a Bendix carb, which seems enormous (and has no choke) with a wire mesh filter.
And the standard no baffle exhaust lol.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 8th September 2018
lynnx lynnx is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 127
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 156648
lynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant future
Default

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #28  
Old 8th September 2018
lynnx lynnx is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 127
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 156648
lynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant future
Default

xxxxxx!
Frightened me to death!
well, there you have it - the thing I have to work with.
I,m sure it will look fine in 2 or 3 years !
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 8th September 2018
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 13,493
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 301290
brucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i kind of like it.someone put an oil filter on it for you.it didn't come with one from the factory.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 8th September 2018
lynnx lynnx is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 127
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 156648
lynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant futurelynnx has a brilliant future
Default

Yeah, its got a cooler on the other side!
They will be staying.
It will look almost identical when it finally rolls out.
Less rusty, possibly.
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 21:13.


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