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 The Harroway: Sefton Warren To Powderham Castle
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 34 Minutes Ago
Replies: 41,530
Views: 6,384,887
0 Anyone go racing last weekend?
Last Post: mac93
Posted On: 39 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,786
Views: 254,381
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 46 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4,621
Views: 220,183
0 Out of the Box Thinking
Last Post: sltm1
Posted On: 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 669
0 Gravydog crashed again.
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 53 Minutes Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 664
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 59 Minutes Ago
Replies: 964
Views: 95,393
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7,498
Views: 1,378,290
0 fat man on a sportster
Last Post: cazz1000
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 954
0 What do you think the wet weight of the Pan America will be?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 476
0 Dead battery cells - 1997 sportster 883
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 182
0 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber debut
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 915
0 Food porn
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 832
Views: 107,353
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,041
Views: 618,129
0 Broke fin on head.
Last Post: lynnx
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 387
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: lynnx
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,570
0 Big bore stroker - the beginning of a 10-year long build
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 784
Views: 69,629
0 Carb + Rubbermount = Collector's Item?
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 27,131
0 mode of failure
Last Post: WI Bob
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 54
0 Let's study the 77-85 oil pump, parts, and changes and when.
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 959
0 Thinking of a fall SE Ohio ride
Last Post: sprink
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
0 :( New deep rebuild on my 90 inch
Last Post: jkinkade
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 8,280
6 Is Your SPORTSTER...
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 687
0 Replacement Fuel line?
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 351
0 What are you drinking tonight?
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,918
Views: 110,160
0 130/90- 16 tire on rear 16x3.5 wheel or change to 140/90?
Last Post: Lupush
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 231
0 Wanted: Morris Magneto X5 magneto drive gear
Last Post: Lobster
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 36
0 New 2004+ Carb Heads
Last Post: t120r
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 48
0 New England 2018
Last Post: Boudwood
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 175
Views: 9,733
0 getting this 78 back to the way it should be.
Last Post: Flame__
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 911
Views: 150,881
More...
Members Birthdays
ziggyhd1 (60), greven (58), bliynd (33)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 23rd May 2018
jammantoo's Avatar
jammantoo jammantoo is offline
foot in mouth member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: trust me, it is in the middle of nowhere
Posts: 433
Sportster/Buell Model: 48
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Other Motorcycle Model: Dou-glide
Other Motorcycle Year: 63
Reputation: 798063
jammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrous Head View Post
There are gaskets out there that are just plain wrong. Not much you can do but to bin them.
One of the reasons I buy HD gaskets is because they are made for how the engine is designed, not to cover a collective of bad decisions. If the HD gasket does not hold, then there problems that need to be addressed.

I can say this, good tech makes a great running bike, bad tech makes a bike that is always being worked on to cure the problems good tech handles upfront.
I do my own work on bikes, but not all my bikes are stock. I do keep it as close to spec in areas as mating surfaces and torque spec because that is the bread and butter of the engine, If I do an upgrade I look to see what all is effected, such as a compression increase and the cylinder studs, when building an engine we need to look at everything. and bread and butter is how each surface meets and what it takes to keep it there.

this has been a good discussion and every bodies input has had merit, it is why this forum is so well respected.
__________________
Join the PEANUT CLUB, it gives you an excuse to stop and smell the roses
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 24th May 2018
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: 9,424
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 301566
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by jammantoo View Post
One of the reasons I buy HD gaskets is because they are made for how the engine is designed, not to cover a collective of bad decisions. If the HD gasket does not hold, then there problems that need to be addressed.
oh, so you just go to your nearest dealership for your ironhead gaskets, do you? on the odd chance they have anything in stock for an ironhead, i'll bet it's genuine james, not genuine HD
__________________
if you please, don't back up the track this train's got to run today
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 24th May 2018
Dave L's Avatar
Dave L Dave L is offline
Land Speed Record
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North east
Posts: 707
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1985
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1985
Other Motorcycle Model: Kawasaki Vulcan 700
Other Motorcycle Year: 1985
Reputation: 207037
Dave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant future
Default

My local dealer said. "I don't have anything for that". Ummmm, its not a "that". Its Harley ROYALTY. LOL
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 24th May 2018
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: 9,424
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 301566
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave L View Post
My local dealer said. "I don't have anything for that". Ummmm, its not a "that". Its Harley ROYALTY. LOL
Occasionally, if you are prepared with and can give the parts counter guy the part number, they sometimes have stuff, but only sometimes. And my dealer never has gaskets in stock that I need. I usually turn to eBay.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 24th May 2018
IronMick's Avatar
IronMick IronMick is offline
Rider Of The Iron Steed
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: London, ON Canada
Posts: 31,384
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1978
Reputation: 700532
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodah man View Post
Occasionally, if you are prepared with and can give the parts counter guy the part number, they...
One should never approach a HD dealership parts counter, looking for IronHead parts, without a parts catalog in hand, turned to the correct page, and with the correct line highlighted
__________________
Mick
IronHead Forever!

Visit Mick's WebSite
[And Check Out My Autobiog]
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #46  
Old 24th May 2018
jammantoo's Avatar
jammantoo jammantoo is offline
foot in mouth member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: trust me, it is in the middle of nowhere
Posts: 433
Sportster/Buell Model: 48
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Other Motorcycle Model: Dou-glide
Other Motorcycle Year: 63
Reputation: 798063
jammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond reputejammantoo has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodah man View Post
oh, so you just go to your nearest dealership for your ironhead gaskets, do you? on the odd chance they have anything in stock for an ironhead, i'll bet it's genuine james, not genuine HD
I do not own a Iron Head so I would not be aware of this, But your sarcasm is noted.


Edit: HD does not support older sportsters, I had not thought of that,
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 24th May 2018
cazz1000 cazz1000 is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 331
Sportster/Buell Model: xlx
Sportster/Buell Year: 1983
Reputation: 9572
cazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of lightcazz1000 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I haven,t found a head gasket at my dealer 12 yrs yrs,,,
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 24th May 2018
Sadsack's Avatar
Sadsack Sadsack is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 934
Sportster/Buell Model: Xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1978
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FX
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1983
Other Motorcycle Model: Road King
Other Motorcycle Year: 2014
Reputation: 29906
Sadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to allSadsack is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cazz1000 View Post
I haven,t found a head gasket at my dealer 12 yrs yrs,,,
...I found them at my local (one hour away) HD...they were in a V-Twin catalog and "would be here next week".
__________________
I've often run with the devil, but I've never made any deals....
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 24th May 2018
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 12,650
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 167420
brucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant future
Default

www.cometic.com
__________________
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
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 01:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC