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 > Frame Mount EVO Sportster Talk (1986-2003 models)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Active Threads
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 29 Minutes Ago
Replies: 25,579
Views: 1,495,395
0 72 ih stroker advise needed
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 961
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 31 Minutes Ago
Replies: 52,523
Views: 8,866,448
0 Allegheny National Park III
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 35 Minutes Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 762
0 Hello from CT
Last Post: fafcpa
Posted On: 36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 67
0 '74 Front Brake Caliper leaking
Last Post: flthd31
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 59
0 71 XLH Value?
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 457
0 Aftermarket nose cone module vs aftermarket under seat module
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 231
0 Snippets
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 523
Views: 73,933
0 Had to wait for the snow to fall to pick up my 73
Last Post: sungod
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 384
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 33,080
Views: 3,901,118
0 Grenade plate fix with XR1200 parts...
Last Post: Andy56
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 14,309
0 What song do you have stuck in your head?
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,457
Views: 265,650
0 NOS cases
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,175
Views: 376,233
0 04 Sportster refurb and build.
Last Post: BillPlayfoot
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,488
0 Facebook sales listing
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 60
0 a definitive sportster chain conversion pros and cons list
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
0 1960 XLH Stroker – a 13 year journey
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 501
0 Lectron Carbs: anyone used them?
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 176
0 Exhaust compatability?
Last Post: Racepres
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 97
0 KT - 2021 - You're In It Now
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 14,761
0 2021 Iron Butt Rally
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 17,177
0 90" of Street-based FUN coming downunder
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 351
Views: 71,079
0 Food porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,560
Views: 609,750
0 video & pics
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 579
Views: 61,369
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12,616
Views: 2,988,588
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4,816
Views: 960,799
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9,088
Views: 2,127,913
0 Sportster Builds
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 372
More...
Members Birthdays
Greg81XLH (56), saylor01 (55), Alicia (53), latnyte (52), antonini (44)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 7th November 2015
lespaul6's Avatar
lespaul6 lespaul6 is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 172
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 2002 XL 1200C
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2000
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200C
Other Motorcycle Year: 2003
lespaul6 has disabled reputation
Default Homemade axle aduster end plate?

I have a 2002 sportster that had a lowering bracket installed by the previous owner. The bracket is the type that actually bolts into the end of the swing arm taking the place of the stock axle adjustment end plate.

Rather than order and wait, does anyone know if its possible and safe to use a stainless washer to act as the end plate?

advice appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 7th November 2015
DaytonaSportster's Avatar
DaytonaSportster DaytonaSportster is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 2,847
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 721385
DaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond reputeDaytonaSportster has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I would in a pinch. Just use a hammer and bend the washer around the swing arm so it cant move
__________________
http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=842245
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 7th November 2015
welshturk's Avatar
welshturk welshturk is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dyfed
Posts: 294
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 Conversion
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 558
welshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enough
Default

I had the same issue when I removed my lowering brackets. I used a large washer and a smaller washer to spread the force of the bolt and avoid the large washer curving.
It's been like this for the last 6 months. ;-)





Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7th November 2015
lespaul6's Avatar
lespaul6 lespaul6 is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 172
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 2002 XL 1200C
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2000
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200C
Other Motorcycle Year: 2003
lespaul6 has disabled reputation
Default

You guys rock... thanks for the pics! I'm off to ace hardware to get what I need.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 7th November 2015
einheit 13's Avatar
einheit 13 einheit 13 is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Buckroe
Posts: 2,209
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1200 custom
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1997
Other Motorcycle Model: Bonneville America (904)
Other Motorcycle Year: 2005
Reputation: 33103
einheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to beholdeinheit 13 is a splendid one to behold
Default

Gut the lowering bracket off and use the end plate....
__________________
Life may begin at 30, but it really interesting around 150!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 8th November 2015
The Crusher's Avatar
The Crusher The Crusher is offline
Senior Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 863
Sportster/Buell Model: 883/1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1996
Reputation: 1433770
The Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond reputeThe Crusher has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Mine had a kit like this. For mine, I just turned the lowering kit, so it acts like a tab and there's holes to mount lights below the rear shocks, if I want.

http://img.jpcycles.com/zoom/701-226_A.jpg
__________________
You can't keep a good man down......... unless you tie weights to his ankles.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 9th November 2015
welshturk's Avatar
welshturk welshturk is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dyfed
Posts: 294
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 Conversion
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 558
welshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enoughwelshturk will become famous soon enough
Default

For a neater (more permanent) job, maybe source a larger diameter washers (with the same sized centre hole), grind/cut to around a half inch larger than the swing-arm tube, cut a right angle 'V' at each corner, and peen over the edges.
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 17:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC