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 I have a couple questions regarding a 2004 883 Custom
Last Post: Andy56
Posted On: 27 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 415
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 33,573
Views: 2,045,162
0 75 Ironhead cafe racer reboot
Last Post: paulc
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 4,745
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: ronccc
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 41,686
Views: 5,805,782
0 What engine oil do you use?
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 498
Views: 127,969
0 What jets do you use?
Last Post: 84rzv500r
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 95,131
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,099
Views: 1,580,004
4 The dreaded carb cough and interesting findings
Last Post: gearbanger
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
0 an interesting vintage XLCH review...
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 527
0 1974 XLH Rebuild
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,606
0 Chain Lube
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 309
14 What made the best Improvement to your Sporty??
Last Post: wardie
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 4,669
0 thinking of replacing drag/lolipop with 2/1 pipes
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,880
0 Cam question...
Last Post: kitabel
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 163
0 TC88A and higher compression timing
Last Post: clark_zrx
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 195
0 Snippets
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 885
Views: 153,257
0 Sportster drags
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 104
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,025
Views: 536,957
0 Lost for words.
Last Post: DirtyHarry68
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 582
0 DOT 5 Flush/Bleed Routinely?
Last Post: roachhill
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 234
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 56,845
Views: 9,883,260
0 Ironhead and Owner - Post Yer Pics If You dare!
Last Post: Gearhead88
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 71,172
0 my sunday driver...
Last Post: 84rzv500r
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 151
Views: 37,632
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: wachuko
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13,712
Views: 3,729,792
0 Let's play a game
Last Post: BKB
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,877
0 stress killer
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 466
Views: 108,991
3 post a pic of your AMF sporty
Last Post: rustydusty
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 812
Views: 343,243
0 Northeastern Massachusetts 2023
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 363
0 Mushrooms...Hate or Love poll
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 17,443
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5,747
Views: 1,433,140
More...
Members Birthdays
Brucest (71), SkeeClaw (66), JeffEdmo (55), SkippyRay (54), CuL8R (44), Smitty (39), danielfred (35)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 19th November 2022
Hopper Hopper is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 9,386
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1977
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 75 motor in Norton frame.
Other Motorcycle Model: 42WLA 45, Harton, Narley
Other Motorcycle Year: 1942
Reputation: 256674
Hopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant futureHopper has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XLXLXL View Post
hmmm how do we measure this for sure? what is the specification we are talking about?
It's in the factory service manual. Somewhere about 2 to 4 thou clearance. Measured with a ball gauge and micrometer usually, or by rocking the stem in the guide and measuring movement with a dial indicator.
Carefull inspection of the valve stems should show any evidence they have been hanging up. Will be all scuffed up or galled.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 20th November 2022
Steve9's Avatar
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Loxahatchee, FL (S. FL)
Posts: 2,109
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Other Motorcycle Model: FXDC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 2949992
Steve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I would use a gage pin. Tells you the largest diameter that will pass through the guide, concentricity etc.

The other methods are valid also
__________________
Steve
'81 Andrews "Y" cams, K. Black 9-1 pistons
'03 1250 NRHS stage two Lightning heads, SE536 cams, mik flat slide 42
'01 Cyclone stock
'13 FXDC 96" stock
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 30th November 2022
XLXLXL XLXLXL is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 43
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1973
Reputation: 146523
XLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant futureXLXLXL has a brilliant future
Default

I found the problem. we didn't think about it before, and I thought it would never happen, but it did. Sh*t happens!

The cam gear #2 woodruff key was broken, and the gear rotated in different directions. I have re-open the cam gear cover hundreds of times (hyperbolic) and finally realized this is what happened.

here is the pic

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 11:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC