The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Photos/Videos
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Photos/Videos Post all the cool photos and videos of your Sportster here...

Active Threads
0 Getting old is a bitch!
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 8,210
0 85 Ironhead, Kiffy Stand Question
Last Post: eddie XLX
Posted On: 54 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 323
0 Turn signals stopped blinking
Last Post: RandallM
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 315
0 Allegheny National Park III
Last Post: skien
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 7,861
0 carb needle replacement procedure
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 46
0 Clutch Replacement
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 482
0 Rocketmangb
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 76
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: ~Grind~
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,231
Views: 402,273
0 My new deer rifle
Last Post: kiwicafesporty
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 215
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 27,037
Views: 1,565,946
0 Seeking info on IH drag bike
Last Post: 11B40
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
0 What kind of saddle do you use on your sporty?
Last Post: speedyrette
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 317
Views: 107,359
4 Sportster ignition/vacuum/carb/fuel/electrical issues?
Last Post: shtbskt
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 87
0 Your Riding Thoughts & Attitudes
Last Post: Brad
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
0 Upside Down Monoshock IH - A Longterm Project
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 346
Views: 76,629
0 video & pics
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 813
Views: 85,487
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,889
Views: 1,372,616
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 53,092
Views: 8,996,524
0 Sportster S on the dyno
Last Post: Fivecats
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
5 Removing primary engine sprocket nut with heat gun, special caution needed?
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,449
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,747
Views: 444,202
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 34,142
Views: 4,124,476
0 1967 on FaceBook. Florida.
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 188
0 04 Sportster refurb and build.
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 9,908
0 Tank flush
Last Post: RandallM
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 63
0 VOES issues? Adjustments needed?
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 641
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 12,750
Views: 3,085,790
0 High beam not working
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 503
5 Best way to ship large parts?
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 200
0 who has NOT had problems with the XL
Last Post: 84rzv500r
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 778
Views: 228,041
More...
Members Birthdays
77xlch, buell_fxr (76), Danny (65), Wino (53), mucas859a (48), no_chrome (47), USMC_Davii (45), dijitaldna (40), 08nightmare
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15th September 2021
Spent Brass Spent Brass is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Pennsburg, PA
Posts: 24
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Reputation: 10
Spent Brass is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 74 XLH1000 Project

Bought this off a buddy of mine. He never got it running and after he picked up a 96 Sportster, this went to the back corner. After a lot of pestering and irritation, she's in my yard now. Got a bucket of parts to go with it. I have a final picture of what its going to look like in my head, but I have to keep telling myself "Just get it running first". My first motorcycle that wasn't a dirt bike and I'm ultra stoked that I might have it figured out.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15th September 2021
IvanIron IvanIron is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 14
Sportster/Buell Model: Ironhead
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 10
IvanIron is an unknown quantity at this point
Default




this is 74 like yours.

U like it?

is this your thing?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15th September 2021
rokytnji's Avatar
rokytnji rokytnji is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas/Mexican Border
Posts: 3,493
Sportster/Buell Model: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1980
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1983
Other Motorcycle Model: 1200 Chopper XL
Other Motorcycle Year: 1990
Reputation: 6383137
rokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Actually. Looks like it should not take much to get that running. Clean the carb. Check wiring for burns or breaks or loosey goosey connections. Ric gave good advice on checking primary and setting ignition. Maybe check wheel bearings while wheel is raised by rotating wheel and see how the brakes look and sound. Mostly hand checks. I would take nothing apart other than the primary cover like Ric mentioned.

Take me about 2 days to go over that bike before hitting the start button.
__________________
*Reference the Sportsterpedia! For Helpful info on your scooter.

I'm not outa place. I'm from outer space.

Traveled to
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15th September 2021
rokytnji's Avatar
rokytnji rokytnji is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas/Mexican Border
Posts: 3,493
Sportster/Buell Model: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1980
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1983
Other Motorcycle Model: 1200 Chopper XL
Other Motorcycle Year: 1990
Reputation: 6383137
rokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Edit. @Ivan. That is my thing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15th September 2021
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is online now
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 15,098
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 883 custom
Sportster/Buell Year #2: '03
Reputation: 1025691
brucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond repute
Default

come join us in the ironhead forum here http://xlforum.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7 plenty of experienced ironhead owners to work with you on your project.
__________________
72 1000cc barrels and heads, s&s 41/2'' flywheels, sifton cams, s&s super B w/ zippers thunderjet w/yost powertube, andrews gears,and shafts, competition engineering kevlar wet or dry clutch, 72 oil pump, morris magneto w/auto advance and single fire module, cycle electric generator w/electronic regulator,73 cu.in.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16th September 2021
IvanIron IvanIron is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 14
Sportster/Buell Model: Ironhead
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 10
IvanIron is an unknown quantity at this point
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
Edit. @Ivan. That is my thing.
lik't
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 22nd November 2021
Spent Brass Spent Brass is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Pennsburg, PA
Posts: 24
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Reputation: 10
Spent Brass is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Here's a little bit of an update on how things are going. As a refresher, here is what the jugs looked like up close.



Found out that the front jug was scored pretty good and had a decent crack starting on the cylinder wall. The bike came with a spare set of cylinders that needed to be bored out due to very light score lines in the rear cylinder but still very usable. The machine shop told me they were already 20 over, so 30 over here we come. In the meantime, she got stripped down and fitted with 30 over Wiseco pistons and Hastings rings. Yes, the pistons were matched to the cylinders.





Cylinders back from the shop. Bonus that they were already black.



I was initially worried about my choice of color on the heads and how it would match the chrome, but I have a picture of the bike that is black and copper pinstripe and I'm very satisfied with how things are looking.











And we came into the 21st century with a new electronic ignition.



As of now, have some wiring to finish up and should be able to hear this lil piggy snort again by this weekend. It couldn't have been done without this forum. I've done little posting but lots of reading thats given me the courage to get into something I've never done before with tearing down an engine and rebuilding. That I did it myself is going to make it that much sweeter once its running.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 28th November 2021
ChinCactus's Avatar
ChinCactus ChinCactus is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 4,506
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 883/1200 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1995
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 11 RK
Reputation: 4803776
ChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Looks great! Keep us updated and best of luck!
__________________
...Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...~Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia
(In remembrance of Ruby Red "Beebe")
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 28th November 2021
needspeed needspeed is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,611
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Reputation: 1188422
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spent Brass View Post

.
In the picture I can't tell if the pin clips are in so maybe that's not the final piston install??

BUT, the picture shows the pistons on the rods wrong. The small notch in the deck of the piston should go toward the intake valve. And although the dome appears to be central on the piston, it isn't. The angled cut is deeper on the side with the notch.

You may have adequate valve to piston clearance as is, ( I don't know)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 29th November 2021
Spent Brass Spent Brass is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Pennsburg, PA
Posts: 24
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Reputation: 10
Spent Brass is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by needspeed View Post
In the picture I can't tell if the pin clips are in so maybe that's not the final piston install??

BUT, the picture shows the pistons on the rods wrong. The small notch in the deck of the piston should go toward the intake valve. And although the dome appears to be central on the piston, it isn't. The angled cut is deeper on the side with the notch.

You may have adequate valve to piston clearance as is, ( I don't know)

You are correct. After I had the jugs back on already, I was celebrating one step further toward hearing this thing rumble again and as I cracked my beer I thought "Shit, I put the pistons on backwards." Since the heads weren't back on yet, it was easy to see that I did so off came the jugs and pistons to be reinstalled correctly. First time rebuilder learning curve and it made me a little more cautious of the "measure twice, cut once" principle.


Since my last update, I got all the wiring finished and tested. Installed a new chain guide, remounted the headlight and got turn signals and a tombstone taillight mounted and flashing. Tried starting her up on Saturday but found that the starter can't handle the new compression, much alone anything else so waiting on a high torque starter and solenoid, plus a new relay. Found out it was an off a buddys shelf freebie to the guy i bought it from after he burned up the one on the bike when he bought it. Now we wait.
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 10:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC