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Old 5th April 2018
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Default My Not So Stock 1980 XLS < Brakes >

Lets start with pictures 1st and explantions later under the pictures.



I also mention Sportsterpedia is free to use my images because after the summer Meet and greet in July. I will be making my own braided brake lines to replace the stock ones in the pics. I just feel I can get by with stock lines till after the meet in N.C. I mention the sportspedia thing because the ironhead brake section is pretty sparse. Edit < I mean the disc brake section >. Because drum brakes are covered pretty well.

Because I have money and time constraints. Since I am also in the middle of hardtail build also.

So this bike is originally from Nebraska. So rust and moisture and left outside in Nebraska has taken a small toll on her. But the motor and tranny is fine. I bought it from a drag racing family. No telling what is in the motor because I have not broke it down yet.
And I won't before the run. Because I wanna ride soon.

This bike is not even on the red lift anymore. I put it on my orange one. I'll post pics of it with the tins stripped off tomorrow.

Current Plan before July run is. New tires. Grease Bearings. Rebuild Carb. Clean rims < no paint or powder coat till after the run >. Take off chain and soak in diesel fuel in a tub for a few days. Then put it in another tub of used oil to soak for some days. Then re-install. It is a good o-ring chain. Install gator boots on the front end. Change my handles bars to longer drag bars and lengthen wires and lines and stuff so they reach.
Install daymaker head light.
New Battery.
Lube whatever needs lubing.

Later on this thread. I will document changing brake lines. Pulling oil tank and repainting it.

Any bugs that come up after reassembly. Like generator, points, etc........ Before the July run . I will try to take the time out and post pics and mention what I did to rectify those bugs also.

I may also show ideas later on. I have a solid timken bearing Mag wheel off a early softail that might go on this bike. I also have a old KZ650 dual disc 19 inch black spoke mag wheel that I might adapt for the front. But not yet. Just taking it slow and easy.

My paint I use on this will Be acrylic urethane using a top feed cheap ass harbor freight spray gun. Primer is plastic urethane based also. I won't farm that out. I still have some hot rod black left in my gallon can of paint I did the 1990 xl tins with.



Before I get flak about Black Bike again blah blah blah. I own multiple sleds. I like to keep the parts interchangeable between bikes without having to repaint them.

That is it for today. Off to do a 200 mile round trip < all day affair> to get the tins soda blasted.
Maybe pick up some primary oil and a oil filter also. I got a case of Valvoline 60 grade racing and still some Pennzoil 70 on the shelf. So no need for buying engine oil yet.

I live 2 weeks from everywhere.

New back tire is on the shelf already also. Hidden cookie. On my master cylinder shot.
You might notice my vacuum cleaner throttle cable adaption. My throttle cable holder drilled out allen bolt. Which is also a adjuster. You can barely see the head of the allen bolt sticking out in the pic. I will show a better pic later in the thread.
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Why are you concerned with flak? Its your bike. Paint it whatever you want.
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I cant wait to see this one . See you in july.
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that's a quote, "I live 2 weeks from everywhere."
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Off to find me some sand blasters. My biggest problem out here. Everybody is far away.
2nd problem. Job is too small for oil rig sand blaster companies. Some already told me over the phone they don't do gas tanks.

Pics include my home made throttle cable setup. Truck bed has my hardtail tins, My wifes 1983 XLS stock tins, my 1980 stock/custom tins. Tomorrow will be carb rebuild day. It's a Bendix. I like those. They are easy peasy.

I am re-thinking changing the tires. They look like they will last the run. My pressure washer does not get real close to the metal and I use a fine spray tip and soap and water and a toilet brush to scrub the dust and grime off while the bike is stripped. I am real particular on how I use my pressure washer.

Headlight picture is to show where my new day maker head light is gonna be installed.
Vin is just fro grins.Orange lift is a old pallet jack from Tonka Toys < 20 bucks > when I worked there.
I bought a South Bend lathe <200 bucks> also when they moved to China. But I sold it to get funds to finish building my softail.

That is it for now. Gotta leave for Odessa Texas.
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pallet jack lift looks pretty sturdy,does it need wood props?
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pallet jack lift looks pretty sturdy,does it need wood props?
not really. But with 5 dogs roaming the shop lot. I can't be 2 careful.

The lowering style is to insert a rod and turn a valve. You can see the knob on the end of it and the hole it inserts into on the carb side of the bike.

I just don't trust my dogs is all. They are magicians sometimes. So, just added insurance.

Parts are now in Odessa to get blasted at 2 different places. I got the tanks at one place. The fenders at another place. Gonna see who I am gonna use again by what they charge me. No guesstamits were given. The owners were out to lunch and the girls don't know.

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it pays to plan ahead.i swear sometimes dogs do things to try and impress their masters.
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I use the pin in the red lift religiously now . My dogs stepped on the pedal and brought it down once.
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