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I've done probably 40 sets of them over the years. The easiest "instructions" are straight out of Easyriders magazine.
"There is only one crucial item to watch out for. Be sure the ears on both sides of the roller are always well supported while switching the rollers, punching out the axles, and peening the axles- they're fragile.
#1- Countersink drill one side of the roller axle.
#2- Tap it out with a narrow punch.
#3- Replace the roller assembly with the new one.
#4- Cartefully peen the axle ends over (try to keep both ends protruding from the holes even in length). Peen a little on one side, then a little on the other, and continue doing that until the axle is tight.
#5- File or grind the ends flush with the tappet body.
#6- With a small cold chisel, or screwdriver, tap a portion of the flush axle into the groove on the follower ears. This prevents the axle from working loose and spinning.

As far as the Sifton rollers go, if they're OLD Sifton roller kits, they're definitely high quality.
If they're NEW Sifton roller kits, they're imported. I'm not saying they're no good, I just haven't had any personal experience with them.
I bought one of the new Sifton oil pumps for my Panhead and have no complaints with it at all.
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That seems pretty straight forward Riverhog, and very doable
Thanks for Heads up on supporting the roller.
Are we talking something like a washer/s under each side of the roller beside the tappet body/ears? A socket on each side to give the Axles room to come out?
edit, I may have misread that...does that mean the tappet ears?where the axles get "peened"? or the sides of the roller like I was thinking above..
Now I feel ....DOH
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Yep, the ears where the axle gets peened. Supporting the roller itself won't do squat.
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Tracbike, I thought about EBay, But I dont do Paypal.
Plus used scares me, even more then putting my own rollers in LOL
but thanks for the suggestion.
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Rivethog, Makes a lot of sense, If you did what i was thinking it was saying and supported the rollers, I d be putting all the stress on the exact wrong part lol.
Glad I asked , I feel like Im ready to give it a shot
and thanks once again for answering and the advice/instructions etc
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Do not, whatever you do, put no-name parts from JP Cycles or elsewhere inside an engine, ever. Most, if not all, of them are substandard in materials, size and finish.
Those rollers take a hell off a hammering. If you put substandard parts in there, they will too likely end up scattered throughout your engine.
Then you wont be riding at all for the rest of the season.

Wait the two or three weeks til you get the money and buy either Genuine HD NOS or JIMS. (Just make sure the HD parts are genuine old NOS and not modern repops from Asia with the HD sticker on them - they reportedly are doing that with pistons and auto advance units these day.

It is better to wait a few pay checks until you get the money than to risk trashing your whole engine with a bunch of hardened steel needle rollers that scattered through it.
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Ponderosa,
Hate to bring up bad memeories...but what did you do wrong this time?
I figure a mistake is a lesson, and I can learn from yours as well as my own...what should I NOT do? Were you using a hand drill? or did you have the vise in a drill press?
Cause I dont need ANOTHER visit from Mr Murphy...he's been here the past 2 weeks! lol
Thanks.
I got in too big of a hurry, had the pin loose (I thought) and forgot, gave it a slight tap with the punch, either the plunger was weak, or I hit it too hard, knew better, split the plunger.. I have a set of rollers for cheap if you need some...

Be careful with em, they will split, they are not built for side to side strength... I hand drill em, place the roller in the vise, and if you can't push the pin out by hand, drill some more..
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check out DR DICK`S post (number 21), I cant get the proper link to go direct to his post
http://xlforum.net/forums/s...1&postcount=21
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If you have a drill press, use it, like I said, take your time, and it'll be Ok, be very careful with driving out the old pins, I drill both sides of the pin..
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Heres a place you can get Motor Factory lifters for $36 and some change, or JIMS for $54 and some change. Click on link.

http://www.legendmcs.com/storelobby.html

http://www.legendmcs.com/custom-chro...ller2-new.html
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