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 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: SonWon
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,660
Views: 360,456
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 177
Views: 14,270
0 Getting Hammered
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 306
0 No power, battery is good, fuses are fine, whats wrong?
Last Post: kltrkmpf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 26
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 45,711
Views: 7,224,056
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 14,641
Views: 818,470
0 Repairing Cylinder Studs/Cases
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 791
0 Leineweber camshaft
Last Post: chevelle
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 142
0 question for our machinists
Last Post: JonesL
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 978
0 More oil return questions
Last Post: Scott
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 69
0 WTB: Sportster Shift Lever
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 36
0 Sportster weak lifter - what does it sound like?
Last Post: tussuck
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 260
0 Mid or forward controls.
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 42,897
0 2015 sportster charging
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 306
0 XL IR EFI to those that asked
Last Post: Scott
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,731
0 Cheap 7200B bearing = NO!
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,325
0 Rewire with Thunderheat. Getting horn, back brake and back light, nothing else
Last Post: Roane
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,971
0 Sportster Crankcase Pressure / Engine Breathing / Wetsumping and Mods
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 903
Views: 41,853
7 Ironhead yes or no
Last Post: jkinkade
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
0 New Member and a question
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 699
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,626
Views: 226,290
0 piston rings
Last Post: Sprtstr1200s
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 88
0 Hybrid ceramic wheel bearings
Last Post: NGOT8R
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 263
0 Highest mileage EVO you'd buy.
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 383
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 15,381
Views: 1,477,812
0 New member softail rim laced to sportster hub
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 112
0 Cold weather pants:
Last Post: RDHenley
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 357
0 Electrical question
Last Post: RDHenley
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 243
2 Humble pie
Last Post: Sprtstr1200s
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 4,791
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 19th December 2012
ultra...good ultra...good is offline
Senior Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 824
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
ultra...good has disabled reputation
Default

Where does the line get drawn, and who decides when to enforce it?
As far as I know, the moderators can move a thread at will. They can also censor, alter, lock, and delete them at will too. So, if something in here bothers you, your a moderator, do as you will.
  #12  
Old 19th December 2012
boneheaddoctor's Avatar
boneheaddoctor boneheaddoctor is offline
Senior Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 884
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster XLH chopper
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 4387
boneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really niceboneheaddoctor is just really nice
Default

Having created and run a very large and sucessful Vintage Mercedes Site for 7 years as an admin until the Obama Economy bankrupted my sponsor..I understand completely what IronMick is saying...and have dealth with it before...and he's right....its not easy to close the floodgates once you open them.

Or as Barney Fife was so found of saying...we gotta nip this in the bud..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=de_P2aUZJyA

Besides we already HAVE a forum for other motorcycle discussions on this site...under General -> Other Motorcycle Discussion -Non-Sportster an non-Buell discussion area

http://xlforum.net/forums/f...play.php?f=284

No offense meant against the person this thread was directed at....the Point IronMick was making is if someone posts one this week by next month you have three and eventually half the threads are about non-Ironhead stuff....

Kind of like having cockroaches..you start out with a couple...and eventually they breed to the millions and they are evicting you from your own house.
__________________
1975 Sportster XLH, 1983 Mercedes 300D, 1979 Mercedes 300SD, 1971 Mercedes 280SE
  #13  
Old 19th December 2012
MDT's Avatar
MDT MDT is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 2,535
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 61
Other Motorcycle Model: Superglide
Other Motorcycle Year: 74
Reputation: 649699
MDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond reputeMDT has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The forum has grown since I first joined. More personalities, more opinions. I know this is the ironhead section, but I tire of "evo" bashing. Yes, I know somebody will mistakenly comment about a repair or whatever not noticing it's an ironhead, but sometimes the rebuttles get a little sharp. As far as other motorcycles, I love K Models and wouldn't like them to be excluded from ironhead posts. One well respected member is building another type of Harley, a vintage type. I like to see his progress. I respect the need to keep ironhead topics the top priority here, but I don't want it to turn into snobbery.
__________________
When you sit on something, you built from parts;
You're sitting on top of the world.
  #14  
Old 19th December 2012
DonW's Avatar
DonW DonW is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 151
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: Velo-Norton-Trident
Reputation: 40
DonW is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I don't mind the CL and ebay links as long as they are iron related. Hell, maybe somebody here will snap something up because of it. And, if some potential buyer is thinking one of these is correctly restored, pointing out what should be obvious to most may help a member (or lurker) avoid buying a mess. Yeah, and I don't care for the evo bashing, unless it's in good fun. More similarities than differences as I see it.
  #15  
Old 19th December 2012
ryder rick's Avatar
ryder rick ryder rick is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 8,715
Reputation: 921672
ryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond reputeryder rick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 16ouncePBR View Post
Here are some things that bug me:

-Reposted cut and paste CL and eBay ads. "Check out this bike..."
-Non Ironhead bikes in the Ironhead forum (Monte03's new Honda Rebel...)
-Members expecting instant help and to get tons of response. This is not paid tech support.
-Threads that die with no resolution posted when members have provided the answers and the bike is now running or sold.
-Parts ID posts to later be sold on eBay
-What is this worth posts to later be sold on eBay
-OT posts like: winter boredom, concerts, jokes, religion, politics
-Posts for redundant or easily searchable topics.
-blah blah blah
Yep, I don't read the other forums or sections because I come here to read about IronHeads.

PBR forgot about posts from twats that don't know what they are talking about and are just parroting misinformation their drunk uncle shared around the still camp fire. Or promoting some valve job in a can carp like SeaFoam, Lucas or any synthetic jiz, Octane Booster, E3plugs (or hot, cold, or staggered plugs), drag pipes, rear cylinders that run hot, carbs that are too big for an unported stock stroke small bore motor, crap "Electronic" ignitions that don't eliminate the real problem, vapor lock and ironhead valves that get tight when hot. An for Christ's sake, if the fuel in your carb is boiling, your junk is overheated! A carb spacer is not gonna fix that.....
__________________
Ryder Rick "I don't lie without an alibi."
  #16  
Old 19th December 2012
BrnAgn's Avatar
BrnAgn BrnAgn is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: S.W. PA
Posts: 336
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster XLS
Sportster/Buell Year: 1979
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki T500 'RingDing'
Other Motorcycle Year: 1972
Reputation: 90982
BrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud ofBrnAgn has much to be proud of
Default

All good points here. Plenty of other space on this forum for other makes/models, even a car and gun section too.
__________________
Luke 11:21
  #17  
Old 19th December 2012
DR DICK's Avatar
DR DICK DR DICK is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,393
Reputation: 312824
DR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond reputeDR DICK has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Mick said
This is a very important technical forum. The main event here is helping new guys get their old IronHead on the road and sharing knowledge and history of IronHeads. This is what we do here.

This forum is not just for us and for now. We must keep in mind the world of 10, 20, ..., whatever years from now. The top experts who are here now will most likely not be here then. We are preserving their knowledge and the history so that guys many years from now, future generations, will have access to it.


bravo.
__________________
D.D._____________________________-o&o____________________________
  #18  
Old 19th December 2012
zipdog zipdog is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 234
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 40167
zipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to beholdzipdog is a splendid one to behold
Default

Ironheads. Period.
There is a wealth of knowledge here, and I only wish that I had known about and tapped into it before I bought mine.
Sponsored Links
  #19  
Old 19th December 2012
YoungIronG's Avatar
YoungIronG YoungIronG is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: hazie daaaaze
Posts: 387
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1981
Other Motorcycle Model: Bicycle w/cards in spokes
Reputation: 19898
YoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to allYoungIronG is a name known to all
Default

im behind ya 100% Mick

keep it untainted
__________________
Been through so much schit, you won't believe that I'm young.
  #20  
Old 19th December 2012
fdny37's Avatar
fdny37 fdny37 is offline
Senior Master Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 2,171
Sportster/Buell Model: 93 Cubic Inch XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1968
Other Motorcycle Model: Ultra Limited
Other Motorcycle Year: 2014
Reputation: 11134
fdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of lightfdny37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Well, if we're going to get picky then a chopped hardtailed bobber and so on with an Ironhead engine should still be posted in their relevant sections. Technically they're not Sportsters and this is the Ironhead Sporter section.
Just my two cents.
__________________
93 Cubic Inches..3.635 Bore x 4.50 Stroke...Baisley Roller Rockers...Dual Plug Heads Ported With XLR Valves...Chrome Moly Pushrods...Andrews AX Grind Cams .550 Lift...Venolia Pistons...Total Seal Gapless Rings...Balanced S&S Rods & Flywheels...Blitz Steel Barrels...Billet Oil Pump...K&N O2 Sensors...S&S Super E Carb...Crane Fireball Multi Spark Ignition...All Andrews Trans Gears & Shafts...Strociek Billet Trap Door...Barnett Kevlar Wet/Dry Clutch...Motorsport Rear Motor Mount...High Torque Starter...100 Plus HP
Closed Thread

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 09:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC