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

Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985) For all those that wanna talk about Ironhead Sportster Motorcycles

Active Threads
0 Parrothead and the 2019 Iron Butt Rally
Last Post: decman
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,161
0 Gave up and made a bigger fuel tank (see pic)
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 647
14 1974 Ironhead sportster xlch
Last Post: Ltdr13
Posted On: 8 Minutes Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 11,582
0 Ironhead Survey: Most desired bike
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 12,040
0 Call the new 2020 models Sportsters?
Last Post: sportyone
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 9,288
0 Should I buy a Sportster??
Last Post: sportyone
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 516
Views: 187,702
0 Ride Report 2019 Black Hills, Grand Teton Mtns., Rocky Mountain Ntl. Park
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 49 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 238
0 need service information for my '71 Ironheqad
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 52 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 288
0 touchy feely sissy bar emotions poll
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 34,785
0 Right Hand fork leg 45922-00
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 206
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 10,005
Views: 1,661,058
0 Throttle Cable Adjustment Question
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,167
0 Fuel injection quick connect o-ring
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 15,579
0 Who Runs Turn Signals?
Last Post: tussuck
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 348
Views: 72,026
5 How do you Wash your Bike?
Last Post: Airbozo
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 634
0 2019 East Coast Meet and Greet
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 323
Views: 35,566
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2,217
Views: 273,769
0 Tube Breather valve, Front Shocks on '72
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 92
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,735
Views: 853,377
0 Ironhead S&S Super E don't run right
Last Post: Alexreed714
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 847
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: ~Grind~
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,243
Views: 152,121
0 Torque Cones
Last Post: hexnut
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 346
0 Grounded
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
5 1200 or 883
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,036
Views: 315,736
0 Motoscope Mini
Last Post: LenC
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 21
0 69/50 Fest: The 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Sportster (Fall 2019 GBB) 9/14/19
Last Post: Monte03
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 336
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Ironhead)
Last Post: dodgetrucken
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 229,765
0 "S" model specific Q&A
Last Post: lock
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,855
Views: 367,308
0 Lifted 48
Last Post: EL in NH
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 186
0 Carb question (S&S?)
Last Post: madnss
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 485
More...
Members Birthdays
Phil R (76), powellsanmiguel (72), pasqualeddpas (64), maruman (62), gmhsc (61), roachhill (49), redi2ride (45), eliminator96 (39), Booncha57 (38), drewkimmel93 (26)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Ferrous Head's Avatar
Ferrous Head Ferrous Head is online now
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast
Posts: 4,346
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: 478969
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

It's a good idea to use genuine FM when you can find them. They will generally be a lot more expensive than points made for battery/coil systems. They will have platinum contact surfaces to help resist the arcing you get with the higher voltages in magneto systems.
There are a LOT of condensers you can run in there. The very best are basically no longer available. But virtually any of the FM ones that fit can be used. People don't generally realize that a better condenser helps with starting.

If all else fails contact Dave Shaw at Morris Magnetos. Ge CAN fix it.
__________________
"I know only too well the evil that I propose. But my inclinations get the better of me."
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 05:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC