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 New Harley CEO
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 56 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 146
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: ronccc
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 23,250
Views: 2,370,775
0 random rattle
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 176
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 48,645
Views: 7,870,493
0 Membership $20? am I missing something here?
Last Post: hexnut
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 410
0 Tired of hearing the Sportster is a girls bike (The one and only Girly Bike Thread)
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,097
Views: 803,477
6 Hello Folks
Last Post: bklyngeezer
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 94
0 Mileage
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 111
0 Do not buy this oil!
Last Post: bklyngeezer
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 804
0 Bike wobble question
Last Post: Doc308
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 681
0 New Product Sneak Peek!
Last Post: XL1275
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 406
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 262
Views: 32,999
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 484
Views: 55,687
0 Cam chest vent fitting
Last Post: BigMek
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 133
5 Is factory Stage 1 worthy?
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 834
0 G'day from London, England
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 195
0 73 Electric Start won’t run after firing
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 502
0 IH Crankcase Pressure and Engine Breathing
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,656
0 Early Sportster XLCH 900 Dyno Run
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 32,183
0 Oil leaking
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 790
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,850
Views: 337,846
0 Regulator/rectifier question
Last Post: LenC
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 355
0 883 having trouble shifting
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 263
0 Wheel swap
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 211
0 Stock vs. Modified
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 293
Views: 100,985
6 Secret photo"s of folkies loft
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,537
Views: 242,717
5 1200 or 883
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,206
Views: 364,000
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 11,225
Views: 2,228,463
0 Snippets
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 274
Views: 29,258
0 Do you blip the throttle when downshifting?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 86,571
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 6 Days Ago
randy3934's Avatar
randy3934 randy3934 is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: under a roof
Posts: 2,967
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 1000 69 79 xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1977
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 80 FXE 82FLH 83FXR
Other Motorcycle Model: 78FLH 79xlch 96xl 79xlh
Reputation: 152122
randy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant futurerandy3934 has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
Be sure your battery is disconnected when messing around in there
+1 there are missing digits on some uneducated backyard mechanics hahahhaa
__________________
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing. not enough room to list all my harleys.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 5 Days Ago
73HEAD 73HEAD is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 36
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Reputation: 10
73HEAD is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

what would make the jack shaft bust in 2 bits anyways? about 2 inches was hanging out the bearing on the primary side, the rest is in behind the bendix. when im putting new bits in, is there anything tricky i should look out for ? thanks
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 5 Days Ago
73HEAD 73HEAD is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 36
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Reputation: 10
73HEAD is an unknown quantity at this point
Thumbs down you dont have to have a long neck to be a goose

Quote:
Originally Posted by 73HEAD View Post
what would make the jack shaft bust in 2 bits anyways? about 2 inches was hanging out the bearing on the primary side, the rest is in behind the bendix. when im putting new bits in, is there anything tricky i should look out for ? thanks
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 5 Days Ago
needspeed needspeed is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,271
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Reputation: 824308
needspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond repute
Default

You'll never know for sure what exactly caused yours to break. Does your engine ever fire backwards when the starter is cranking due to too much ignition advance? When that happens the starter driveline gets a huge jolt with possibly enough force to break that shaft? The shaft isn't real big.

It could just be metal fatigue or bad heat treatment from the factory. Who knows? Firing backwards is the first thing that comes to mind.

Be sure not to operate the starter without the primary cover on.
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



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC