The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE ZONE > 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 Help: Weird electrical gremlin 08 Nightster
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 7 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 267
0 Issue that has me stumped
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,864
0 Average age of the Ironhead forum users
Last Post: sltm1
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 409
Views: 67,222
0 High RPM cutting out HELP!
Last Post: 1Scooter
Posted On: 32 Minutes Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 189
0 early 73 vs. late 73
Last Post: dilligaff1956
Posted On: 36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 3,683
0 Ironhead for buell tuber
Last Post: hawgford
Posted On: 38 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 169
0 '04+ Starting Issues, Do You Have Them? - Poll
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 45 Minutes Ago
Replies: 308
Views: 68,648
0 WTF Happened
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 47 Minutes Ago
Replies: 895
Views: 146,734
0 Bendix Throttle Cable Mounting 74xlch
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 51 Minutes Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 12,773
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 59 Minutes Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 4,131
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 40,888
Views: 6,269,037
0 new (to me) '82 25th Anniversary Edition XLH 1000
Last Post: eimkeith
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 286
0 Shotgun Porn
Last Post: robbie202
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 757
Views: 96,769
0 Repair Manual?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,088
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7,049
Views: 502,937
0 Greetings from central Illinois
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 82
0 Primary/transmission synthetic oil
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 282
0 Lost compression?
Last Post: davixlrtt
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 415
0 Replacement clutch discs
Last Post: GA_Ironhead
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 269
0 90 vs 89 ape hanger kits
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 53
0 Food porn
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 702
Views: 77,519
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,967
Views: 1,266,635
0 Forks
Last Post: Pezed
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 127
0 Touring CX Roadster
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,068
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,512
Views: 208,916
0 **DK Custom- *NEW* Sportster Slip Stream Skid Plate-10% Introductory Savings**
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 163
0 Lake Erie Ride Alums?
Last Post: bplinson
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 288
0 starting characteristics
Last Post: GaryanOdinson
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 276
0 Missing Man - SE Missouri Area
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 6,633
0 Wauseon 2018. Who's going? Picture thread
Last Post: Pickss
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 134
More...
Members Birthdays
oakies, Gunhappy2 (60), SamIam (54), biggdann (48), boyer911 (48), danii (41), PVD24 (39)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17th May 2018
Dave L's Avatar
Dave L Dave L is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North east
Posts: 578
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 Head gaskets.

Preferences? Copper or Teflon?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17th May 2018
60weight's Avatar
60weight 60weight is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,438
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS
Sportster/Buell Year: 79
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLS
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 82
Reputation: 69726
60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of60weight has much to be proud of
Default

Either but 1982 up.
(thicker)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17th May 2018
ryder rick's Avatar
ryder rick ryder rick is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 7,569
Reputation: 394739
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

I like copper because they conduct the heat between the head and cylinder.

Composition gaskets would insulate the two.
__________________
Ryder Rick "All oil threads should be killed"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19th May 2018
Fridge's Avatar
Fridge Fridge is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Way down yonder in....
Posts: 2,704
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH/H
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Other Motorcycle Model: Road King Classic FLHRCI
Other Motorcycle Year: 2007
Reputation: 112418
Fridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud ofFridge has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryder rick View Post
I like copper because they conduct the heat between the head and cylinder.

Composition gaskets would insulate the two.
+1......... never really gave that much thought ?? until you mentioned it and I agree.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19th May 2018
Ferrous Head's Avatar
Ferrous Head Ferrous Head is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast
Posts: 3,996
Sportster/Buell Model: XLB, XLCH, Sporton
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1966
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCH (Another one)
Other Motorcycle Year: 1966
Reputation: 347986
Ferrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I prefer copper. Had a number of the blue Yeflon's blow on me. Might not have been their hault but I just stick to copper now.
__________________
"I know only too well the evil that I propose. But my inclinations get the better of me."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19th May 2018
Dave L's Avatar
Dave L Dave L is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North east
Posts: 578
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

I am going with the copper. My motor guys said he sprays them for extra
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 20th May 2018
ezmerf's Avatar
ezmerf ezmerf is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Booneville,Ms.
Posts: 4,212
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLS
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1980
Blog Entries: 1
Reputation: 53828
ezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to beholdezmerf is a splendid one to behold
Default

So if your going with copper do you anneal are not?
__________________
Murphy's Law :vvet:
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20th May 2018
Dave L's Avatar
Dave L Dave L is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North east
Posts: 578
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

What do you mean anneal?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20th May 2018
Sadsack's Avatar
Sadsack Sadsack is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 929
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 ezmerf View Post
So if your going with copper do you anneal are not?
I don't think it would be needed on new gaskets.
__________________
I've often run with the devil, but I've never made any deals....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 20th May 2018
sltm1 sltm1 is online now
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 277
Sportster/Buell Model: Roadster XLS 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1979
Reputation: 92988
sltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud ofsltm1 has much to be proud of
Default

I have made oil plug washers out of sheet copper, no annealing was necessary.
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 02:00.


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