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 never mind
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 46,204
7 Hi from California
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 27 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 67
0 Corona Virus
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 40 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,596
Views: 154,224
0 RIP Trainman
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 43 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 165
0 Backfiring
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 54 Minutes Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
0 Need a good dyno tuner!
Last Post: aswracing
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 234
0 Snakes Can Be Dangerous!
Last Post: LLOYD883
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 223
0 Daytona Twin Tec 1005S EX Install, Can't get spark
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 170
0 Hammer 1275 clang noise, slow oil feed, kinked crankcase vent.
Last Post: BestCoastXL
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 382
Views: 10,468
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 21,257
Views: 1,257,501
0 Sportsters No More?
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 3,360
0 Snippets
Last Post: commando57
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 469
Views: 58,778
0 New here - compression test produced meh results.
Last Post: Dukegonzo
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 50
0 yost power tube guy
Last Post: SHAKY DAVE
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,162
0 Canadians for sturgis 2021
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 61
0 Average age of the Ironhead forum users
Last Post: sungod
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 494
Views: 116,345
0 73 xlch gas flowing from carb
Last Post: toomanyhobbies
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 95
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6,027
Views: 357,231
0 Vote for Most Sought After Sportster
Last Post: Daddio
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 333
Views: 81,540
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,435
Views: 1,867,296
0 Part # request
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 48
0 Battery
Last Post: Jack250
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 165
0 2021 2nd. Annual Midwest M&G
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,535
0 2002 convert ignition for dual port heads
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 525
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,471
Views: 728,964
0 Ford CEO Jim Farley nominated to Harley-Davidson board of directors
Last Post: XL Ed
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 300
0 Q on Pingel Rear Motor Mounts
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 70
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 28,260
Views: 2,995,120
0 Rear motor mount
Last Post: ThenCameHarry
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 322
5 1200 or 883
Last Post: AZbiker
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,304
Views: 390,425
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #201  
Old 10th June 2016
IronMick's Avatar
IronMick IronMick is offline
Rider Of The Iron Steed
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: London, ON Canada
Posts: 32,568
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1978
Reputation: 1280342
IronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

According to the 99484-85 Factory Service Manual, for 1984 the vertical bar is front cylinder TDC, the single dot is front cylinder advance timing, the lazy 8 is rear cylinder advance timing.

You do have to ignore this information and determine what is the front cylinder TDC by inspection. The only way to know for certain is by looking, because you cannot know if the flywheel is the original one installed at the factory. What is actually in the timing inspection hole when the front cylinder is at TDC?

The other marks - drilled holes, lazy 8, etc are not relevant.

Trusting the manual on a 1980 that i owned some years ago cost me a complete engine rebuild, about $3000.00.
__________________
Mick
IronHead Forever!

Visit Mick's WebSite
[And Check Out My Autobiog]
Reply With Quote
  #202  
Old 10th June 2016
npaisnel npaisnel is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Posts: 1,012
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883 now 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1993
Reputation: 1206404
npaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond reputenpaisnel has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Thanks
My manual not arrived yet... expect it end of the month -middle of next
Reply With Quote
  #203  
Old 8th March 2021
73HEAD 73HEAD is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 59
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Reputation: 8343
73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light73HEAD is a glorious beacon of light
Default

very very good. good on you mick and all the lads that gave there views. overall a wealth of knowledge and experience for those not as well versed in ironhead fickleness. thanks to everyone. i read the whole shebang.. impressive..
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 07:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC