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 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 3,628
Views: 373,350
0 Woulda, shoulda, coulda...engine guards
Last Post: Sprtstr1200s
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 152
0 I've been getting some revenge.
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 193
0 Frosty 48
Last Post: lostNdallas
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 4
10 Is it important to brush your teeth?
Last Post: The Crusher
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 256
0 88ci Sport Rod
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 19 Minutes Ago
Replies: 676
Views: 104,405
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 26 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10,358
Views: 732,350
0 Who is at fault here? (WARNING - GRAPHIC!)
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 46 Minutes Ago
Replies: 151
Views: 32,703
0 Lets see your off season builds
Last Post: cycowrencher
Posted On: 48 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,141
Views: 124,219
0 Quick and probably stupid question
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 185
0 How to keep a dry clutch dry?
Last Post: chevelle
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 12,696
0 How many helmets?
Last Post: japsche
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 199
Views: 27,655
8 Drinking and Riding!!!
Last Post: SLW210
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 28,368
0 Metal Polishing
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,687
Views: 233,419
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 678
Views: 39,377
0 Compressor tool
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 139
4 What is the best CCW? Glock? S&W? Sig?
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 85
0 THE Trainspotting Thread
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,167
Views: 251,651
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 42,008
Views: 6,501,807
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,729
Views: 720,134
0 cancer
Last Post: big andy
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 583
Views: 60,035
0 Hydraulic conversion for wet clutch
Last Post: paulc
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
0 Hello everyone!
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 178
0 03 xlh 88"
Last Post: splineman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,642
0 How many Keith Black Conversions?
Last Post: 1HD4CJM1X4K
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 222
0 Straight 1" risers on 1200c
Last Post: DF-SLICK
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 321
5 Jiffy Standing
Last Post: WI_duker
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 490
3 Ironhead Pictures Thread
Last Post: sdsbassist
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,970
Views: 772,976
0 New England 2018
Last Post: The Crusher
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 284
Views: 15,513
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17th May 2018
sevenyears of famine's Avatar
sevenyears of famine sevenyears of famine is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 266
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 33399
sevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to behold
Default 59h belt drive primary, what other surprises?

so I just picked up this 59 xlh hoping it was close to a stock motor, after peeking inside the primary fill hole I noticed it was converted to belt drive. Also, noticed this extra plugged hole under the front rocker box. Wondering what other goodies I'm going to find.




Does anyone know what belt setup this is?






I tried measuring the stroke through the spark plug holes and was coming up with 4.25". Anyone seen a motor only stroked to 4-1/4"?

What about these numbers on the flywheels? "794-4 20150"
Not finding anything from S&S or T&O

__________________
Save a Cowboy, Ride a Sportster
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 18th May 2018
mct496's Avatar
mct496 mct496 is offline
Senior Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: in the garage in maryland
Posts: 1,068
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 84 xl paughco rigid
Other Motorcycle Model: 70 xlch
Reputation: 26996
mct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to allmct496 is a name known to all
Default Look in dr dicks 84 inch stroker thread

-4 is 4.437 stroke
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18th May 2018
8ball's Avatar
8ball 8ball is online now
Senior Chief Know It All 3rd Class
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: slatington pa
Posts: 1,780
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xlch stroker
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1974
Reputation: 66958
8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of8ball has much to be proud of
Default

With the stock h outter appearance but modded inside i wonder if its got old dytch sleeper cyls, thatd be a cool find
__________________
"ya...i saw a guy do this once... " -DR DICK
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18th May 2018
GA_Ironhead GA_Ironhead is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 4,773
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Reputation: 73212
GA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud ofGA_Ironhead has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mct496 View Post

Look in dr dicks 84 inch stroker thread

-4 is 4.437 stroke

Stroke codes from post 25: http://xlforum.net/forums/showpost.p...6&postcount=25
__________________
If you want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18th May 2018
sevenyears of famine's Avatar
sevenyears of famine sevenyears of famine is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 266
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 33399
sevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mct496 View Post
-4 is 4.437 stroke
Quote:
Originally Posted by GA_Ironhead View Post
Thanks guys, I did find that in the thread. I called S&S but they said those aren't their numbers. I asked if they might have coded things different in the sixties/seventies and her response was "no". It was a woman (not that it matters) and she was very confident in her answer. But, I'm thinking I'll trust people who I know have actually held these wheels in their own hands.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 18th May 2018
sevenyears of famine's Avatar
sevenyears of famine sevenyears of famine is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 266
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 33399
sevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 8ball View Post
With the stock h outter appearance but modded inside i wonder if its got old dytch sleeper cyls, thatd be a cool find
Nope. Stock ironhead barrels
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18th May 2018
rokytnji's Avatar
rokytnji rokytnji is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas/Mexican Border
Posts: 2,074
Sportster/Buell Model: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1980
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1983
Other Motorcycle Model: 1200 Chopper XL
Other Motorcycle Year: 1990
Reputation: 3217530
rokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Front belt pulley looks almost like my BDL Belt Drive Pulley on my shovelhead. Belt looks new.

Hard to say who made what on belt drives. You can usually order generic replacement belts from good year though.

Edit:

Clutch hub belt splines look in good shape. No nicks or sharp edges. Looks to be in good shape and semi new.
__________________
*Reference the Sportsterpedia! For Helpful info on your scooter.
I don't live in a What If world.
Traveled to
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19th May 2018
Keithybloodygeorge Keithybloodygeorge is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 101
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1967
Reputation: 3035
Keithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the roughKeithybloodygeorge is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenyears of famine View Post
so I just picked up this 59 xlh hoping it was close to a stock motor, after peeking inside the primary fill hole I noticed it was converted to belt drive. Also, noticed this extra plugged hole under the front rocker box. Wondering what other goodies I'm going to find.









Does anyone know what belt setup this is?













I tried measuring the stroke through the spark plug holes and was coming up with 4.25". Anyone seen a motor only stroked to 4-1/4"?



What about these numbers on the flywheels? "794-4 20150"

Not finding anything from S&S or T&O





Very cool score!

I’m keen to know what else is going on in there


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19th May 2018
sevenyears of famine's Avatar
sevenyears of famine sevenyears of famine is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 266
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 33399
sevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to beholdsevenyears of famine is a splendid one to behold
Default

Here's what cams I found


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 19th May 2018
iNSaNeSHaNe's Avatar
iNSaNeSHaNe iNSaNeSHaNe is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,096
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1985
Reputation: 773936
iNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond reputeiNSaNeSHaNe has a reputation beyond repute
Default

so you have a grat lill stroker D.D. and I talked about them, T&O use to make 4 1/4" wheels, and they run nice and best of all they don't need a lot of special stuff to put together and are SMOOOOOTH...

As for the cams those are special.. The numbers you have on them is the opening and closing pattern .. so you have a 39°intake opening and 53° intake closing and a 44.5° exhaust opening with a 30° closing on front cylinder. I wonder who made them, they look pretty hefty.

Good score there a nice runner probably. lots O goodies.
__________________
IF IT NEVER BREAKS THEN YOU DON'T RIDE IT
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 18:01.


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