The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Styles > Chopper & Bobber Talk
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Chopper & Bobber Talk Talk about your Sportster motorcycle chopper or bobber!!.

Active Threads
0 Superlow XL1200T tyres.
Last Post: lucifer_mr2
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 7
0 Worst Harley rider ever.
Last Post: crazyphuzz
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 211
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: SonWon
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,515
Views: 152,650
10 New rider - XL1200S in Aus.
Last Post: JacksBrother
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
0 Lots of issues 78
Last Post: Mrhorn12
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 148
0 New to the Harley Brand
Last Post: juzyHD
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 179
0 What's your helmet?
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,567
0 Yetman drag frame
Last Post: Slojoe55
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 11,177
0 C.O.B.B run west
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 16,079
0 Sizing cylinders too pistons
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 415
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,290
Views: 584,946
0 Shovester Sighting
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 7,251
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 41,221
Views: 6,320,441
0 1998 Sportster Ignition Problems
Last Post: james69
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 705
0 Starter circuit without relay
Last Post: ChicagoSlim
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 107
0 PLEASE READ THIS Before You Post In 'The BUY - SELL - TRADE Zone'!
Last Post: kk38k
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
0 I finally learned how to work the system!
Last Post: Ranchero50
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 250
0 Broken exhaust stud questions.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 245
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,582
Views: 207,817
0 What coil(s) do you run with your Dyna S ignition?
Last Post: stanroyal
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 163
0 Anyone go racing last weekend?
Last Post: madnss
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,723
Views: 246,054
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,594
Views: 559,246
0 Carb
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 453
0 Issue until up to temp
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 522
0 1981 XLH turns over won’t start
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 64
5 Legendary Jerry Branch on Gearing quote and question...
Last Post: groovemeisterus
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 56
0 77 idling
Last Post: fbroos73
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 88
6 Asgardia Regional area
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 372
0 Sportsterpedia Progress
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 32,619
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #391  
Old 1 Week Ago
cotton1's Avatar
cotton1 cotton1 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,004
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 823295
cotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gravydog View Post
Do you know what you need for an axle? I have one in a box of parts I bought, don't know what it fits, but I can measure it for you. You can have it if it helps you out.

Sent from my XT1710-02 using Tapatalk
Need one for a rubber mount. Should be 3/4 and 9 7/8 in length.I think.
Reply With Quote
  #392  
Old 1 Week Ago
gravydog's Avatar
gravydog gravydog is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 518
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 310093
gravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond reputegravydog has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cotton1 View Post
Need one for a rubber mount. Should be 3/4 and 9 7/8 in length.I think.
I'll measure it sometime this weekend and let you know.

Sent from my XT1710-02 using Tapatalk
__________________
If my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.
Reply With Quote
  #393  
Old 1 Week Ago
ReddTigger's Avatar
ReddTigger ReddTigger is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: MARY Lund, YUK !
Posts: 15,323
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH-1208
Sportster/Buell Year: 1997
Reputation: 2027967
ReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond reputeReddTigger has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cotton1 View Post
Alrighty. Looks like the axle and wheel bearings for a upgrade will only be about $75 or so from Dennis Kirk. I have looked at the Sportsterpedia but need to revisit it. I dont understand the spacers yet. If I change the axle I will need to change the wheel bearings to match-got it. Same wheel now but with different size axle. Is the difference in the spacers the ID or the lengths too?

Other questions : Is there a particular year or MoCo part number caliper to look for? Or is any big twin after 08 going to work?



Will my current 98 rotor still work or will I need one of those too?

Thinking about throwing in the towel on the AMF rim- the helicoil kit is $50 and the rim has already been drilled about half way. I'm thinking about saving my $50 and using that towards a different 18in rim. Plan to put the 16 back on for now until I get this front end figured out.

Cotton1

only touring bikes and Vrods had the brembo calipers.

you're gonna need a wheel that will accept sealed bearings and the diameter of the inner hub of the rotor are different from sealed and non sealed bearings. I just found a wheel from a 2000+ and everything worked out easy peasy..

rotor is from brembo package (upgraded chrome free floater)
did I miss, which lowers are you using ? this is for the 2000 and up right ?
__________________


States I've Ridden in

71.3 hp 70.8 tq

1208cc 11.09:1 (Wiseco 10° Dome 10.5:1 .010 over) ,Screamin Eagle Dual Plug Heads (10° 61cc), Original SE A/C, Vance & Hines Straight Shots w/ Custom Baffles. SE 6800 ign, Dual BREMBO brakes/ Pirelli Night Dragon MU85-16 Rear - 100/90-19 Front. Progressive Springs & 412 HD 13½" Chrome Shocks, 5½" pullback riser w/ "reddtigger mount", Stebel Nautilus Compact Air horn, Mustang Vintage Super Wide Touring Seat, Alto Carbonite Clutch
Reply With Quote
  #394  
Old 1 Week Ago
Graywolf's Avatar
Graywolf Graywolf is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shack in Florida swamp
Posts: 1,958
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1998
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL 883/1200 conversion
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: 2nd 01 XLC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 4061450
Graywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The internal spacers set the end play for the axle bearings. You can use a straight edge on the land for one bearing and measure to the land for the other bearing with a depth mike or the slip end of a dial calliper. That gives you the distance from inside one bearing to inside the other bearing. Add the end play recommended and you have the internal spacer length. If zero end play recommended the spacer is the same as the measurement.
__________________
Graywolf
I used to be sane, but I am better now.
Reply With Quote
  #395  
Old 1 Week Ago
cotton1's Avatar
cotton1 cotton1 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,004
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 823295
cotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReddTigger View Post
only touring bikes and Vrods had the brembo calipers.

you're gonna need a wheel that will accept sealed bearings and the diameter of the inner hub of the rotor are different from sealed and non sealed bearings. I just found a wheel from a 2000+ and everything worked out easy peasy..

rotor is from brembo package (upgraded chrome free floater)
did I miss, which lowers are you using ? this is for the 2000 and up right ?
Yeah, my lowers were on my 06 when I got it. I bought a set of used fork legs and built those for it.

Gotta look for a new wheel now. Hope that won't be too expensive.

Cotton1

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #396  
Old 5 Days Ago
cotton1's Avatar
cotton1 cotton1 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,004
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 823295
cotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

After a few nights at work to mull over this brake upgrade I have decided not to do it right now. The cost will set me back quite a bit on the project. I really want to do the dual disc/ Brembos on my 06 anyways. Maybe something I will get around to next year.

So when I get some time to do it I will tear the current front end down, polish up the factory lowers and install my parts on hand. They are: 29inch down tubes, new 9 inch dampers, all new bushings and seals, Intiminators and straight rate Race Tech springs, 5w Amsoil fork oil. All of that will be going on the 3degree raked HHI triples.

The money I dont spend on the brake upgrade is needed for another part of this project, which is Softail forward controls. I have some on my radar just need to save a little more cash to purchase. I already have the adapters here and ready to go. The Softail forwards will allow me to take the sprocket cover off for the chain conversion and give a cleaner look I hope. I plan to chop the timing cover too.

I am going to try to find a better price on a heli coil kit for the rear AMF rim. I want to give that a shot before buying another rim. I had originally planned on using the 16inch stock rear rim and may yet. I did find some brand new old stock AMF era Morris style rims that I may spring for. They are 18 rear (exactly like the one I have, cept brand new) and the front is 19inch but narrow like a spooler. The front is 2.15 I think. It just seems to me that the 18 inch rear will go with the rake and eventual stretch I will have once I get the hard tail on. The factory 16 might be fine if I replace the 21 on front with the 19. I just dont want to scrub the ground all the time.

No time to wrench even though I am off work today and tomorrow. My farm work gets priority right now, so maybe next week at best for progress here.

To all who have given me or offered me parts lately: THANK YOU!! It means a lot to me. When I get done (if I ever do get done) you all will be riding with me in my mind. That goes for parts and advice steering me in the right direction.

Cotton1
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #397  
Old 4 Days Ago
cotton1's Avatar
cotton1 cotton1 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,004
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 823295
cotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Yesterday was good to me. My farm truck blew a brake light bulb which led me to the parts store. Said parts store also had a heli coil for $29. I got it.

I found a little time between hay.. letting it cure you know..to install the thread repair. Drill bit was too big for my 18v, so I went Amish on it with the hand drill.

Baby steps. Might try to figure out the external spacers while I wait for the dew to dry up.

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #398  
Old 4 Days Ago
Graywolf's Avatar
Graywolf Graywolf is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shack in Florida swamp
Posts: 1,958
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1998
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL 883/1200 conversion
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: 2nd 01 XLC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 4061450
Graywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

There is a wheel looks like that leaning on the back wall of my shop. I think it is off a 2001.
Reply With Quote
  #399  
Old 4 Days Ago
cotton1's Avatar
cotton1 cotton1 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,004
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 823295
cotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond reputecotton1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graywolf View Post
There is a wheel looks like that leaning on the back wall of my shop. I think it is off a 2001.
Recent investigation on the net and here on XLF indicates this one was original to a 1979 Sporty. I am now trying to figure out how to tell if I will need to space the drive sprocket out or not and what length spacers I will need to put this on my EVO. No results yet for converting a EVO to a Iron Head rim, but read somewhere on XLF that I may need to space the sprocket out. Cant find that one again now

Next time you happen by that one on your wall see what the PN number on it is. The rim I have has a PN on it that converts to a different number on Ronnies microphiche. In all of this I found out that wheel bearings to fit this rim fit the 98 too.

Cotton1
Reply With Quote
  #400  
Old 4 Days Ago
Graywolf's Avatar
Graywolf Graywolf is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shack in Florida swamp
Posts: 1,958
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1998
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL 883/1200 conversion
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: 2nd 01 XLC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 4061450
Graywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond reputeGraywolf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cotton1 View Post
Recent investigation on the net and here on XLF indicates this one was original to a 1979 Sporty. I am now trying to figure out how to tell if I will need to space the drive sprocket out or not and what length spacers I will need to put this on my EVO. No results yet for converting a EVO to a Iron Head rim, but read somewhere on XLF that I may need to space the sprocket out. Cant find that one again now

Next time you happen by that one on your wall see what the PN number on it is. The rim I have has a PN on it that converts to a different number on Ronnies microphiche. In all of this I found out that wheel bearings to fit this rim fit the 98 too.

Cotton1
It is an 01 wheel and it has the sealed bearings. I looked and the other extra wheel is back on the front of the 1998. That was the only other non-sealed bearing wheel I had. The wheel leaning on the shop wall is not exactly like that one. It doesn't have the same center clip in bearing holder. It has stock sealed bearings. The rest of the wheel looks the same with the cast spokes and all. It came off one of the 2001 frames I have.
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 10:02.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC