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 > XR Sportster Motorcycle Talk - XR750, XR1000, XR1200 > XR-1200
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

XR-1200 This area is strictly for XR-1200 discussion only

Active Threads
0 Which Battery?
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 14,868
0 Seat- New purchase or recover?
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 19 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 176
0 Electric Kick-Starter 2004- up Dumbest Idea EVER
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 166
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 27 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,732
Views: 386,000
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 16,287
Views: 1,584,568
0 Glyptal?
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 39 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 415
0 90" With an HSR45 Setup
Last Post: Bored now
Posted On: 49 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 60
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 46,165
Views: 7,311,711
0 What is the difference in the testing for Gasoline and Diesel engine oils?
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 10
0 Repairing Cylinder Studs/Cases
Last Post: NGOT8R
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 2,977
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 15,274
Views: 858,194
0 TC88A update ?
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 557
0 Official XLForum Poll: What kind of bars are you running?
Last Post: Clevspeed
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 154,822
0 Food porn
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,768
Views: 318,249
0 Speedo ideals
Last Post: dodgetrucken
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 535
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,524
Views: 564,356
0 Long intake
Last Post: dodgetrucken
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,012
0 Who wants to have a ride out
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 320
5 What Color Helmet is Most Noticable?
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 11,443
0 Oil lines..
Last Post: Scott
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 504
0 Show your favorite pic of your bike. just one
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,825,992
0 Photo bucket
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 395
0 Had Kuryakyn Grips installed
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 220
0 Ride Report w/ 100's of Photos & Video - 8 States, 2 Countries & 2 Big Surprises
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,327
0 1995 Sportster 1200, Black/orange, S&S, Supertrapp
Last Post: RDHenley
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 4,200
0 Post your paint questions here!!!!!
Last Post: Bigshankhank
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 70,960
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,973
Views: 943,703
1 Pics of pets and what type of animals you have
Last Post: stikflote
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 993
Views: 215,239
0 Ironhead 1000cc 1971 Help with clutch assembly
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 82
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,523
Views: 1,878,939
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #251  
Old 6 Days Ago
Iron Mike Iron Mike is offline
Senior Chief Harley Engineer 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1,396
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH IR EFI
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1971
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW K1200RS
Other Motorcycle Year: 2001
Reputation: 403345
Iron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond reputeIron Mike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Davo_137 View Post
Its not dripping oil out of the engine now, its dripping out of the frame haha.
Not to derail the thread, but sounds like a funny story from a few yrs back.
I was working in a shop in the 90’s and HD thought it would be a good timesaver to install a grease zirk fitting in the neck tube to ease in greasing the brgs on baggers without removing fairings ect. Pump some grease until you see some protrude out of lower berg cup. What they didn’t anticipate that there was a passage connecting the large square upper frame tube.
In walks a guy with a puzzled look trying to get some advice on his maintenance procedures on his shiny bagger. “How much grease does that really take?? I’ve put two full tubes in and I still don’t see anything???”
Needless to say, this was in Phoenix. Come summertime, that bike would ooze grease out of everywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 6 Days Ago
Davo_137's Avatar
Davo_137 Davo_137 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Central Queensland, Australia
Posts: 480
Sportster/Buell Model: XR1250X
Sportster/Buell Year: 2010
Reputation: 891615
Davo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post
Not to derail the thread, but sounds like a funny story from a few yrs back.

I was working in a shop in the 90’s and HD thought it would be a good timesaver to install a grease zirk fitting in the neck tube to ease in greasing the brgs on baggers without removing fairings ect. Pump some grease until you see some protrude out of lower berg cup. What they didn’t anticipate that there was a passage connecting the large square upper frame tube.

In walks a guy with a puzzled look trying to get some advice on his maintenance procedures on his shiny bagger. “How much grease does that really take?? I’ve put two full tubes in and I still don’t see anything???”

Needless to say, this was in Phoenix. Come summertime, that bike would ooze grease out of everywhere.


Wow 2 full tubes haha that’s funny.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #253  
Old 6 Days Ago
jkinkade jkinkade is offline
Land Speed Record
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: on the Australian east coast
Posts: 730
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 88" 2003.
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Reputation: 175527
jkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant futurejkinkade has a brilliant future
Default

You been busy Davo!!
how many p.s.i. does the manual say they should run at?
Also what weight oil are you using .
just looking at all the info you have, interesting you have economy as you're riding. that would be interesting to see how it work's out when you change gearing & ride at different speed's & on different road surfaces & weather condition's. that's good info to have when your commuting the distances you do. I noticed riding down from Cairns three years back, some places a long way between servo's where you can get 98 octane .
thank's for the pic's and info.
__________________
2003 XL 88"
Reply With Quote
  #254  
Old 6 Days Ago
Davo_137's Avatar
Davo_137 Davo_137 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Central Queensland, Australia
Posts: 480
Sportster/Buell Model: XR1250X
Sportster/Buell Year: 2010
Reputation: 891615
Davo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkinkade View Post
You been busy Davo!!

how many p.s.i. does the manual say they should run at?

Also what weight oil are you using .

just looking at all the info you have, interesting you have economy as you're riding. that would be interesting to see how it work's out when you change gearing & ride at different speed's & on different road surfaces & weather condition's. that's good info to have when your commuting the distances you do. I noticed riding down from Cairns three years back, some places a long way between servo's where you can get 98 octane .

thank's for the pic's and info.


I still need to read the manual more to see what it says about oil pressure to fully utilise the oil pressure gauge, if it has that info. At the moment all I know is the relief valve on the oil pump blows off at 50psi. The idea is after monitoring it for awhile I should get to know what pressures it runs at, that way hopefully I will notice any changes and can act on it quickly.

Yes all the fuel info is handy. It’s the best fuel gauge you can get, the fuel usage gauge is so accurate it’s crazy. The economy gauge would be out a little at the moment because the gearing I’m running and the speed sensor calibration don’t line up but when it is lined up its handy to gauge how far you can get on a tank when traveling and how any changes to the tune or gearing affect fuel economy.
Reply With Quote
  #255  
Old 4 Days Ago
Davo_137's Avatar
Davo_137 Davo_137 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Central Queensland, Australia
Posts: 480
Sportster/Buell Model: XR1250X
Sportster/Buell Year: 2010
Reputation: 891615
Davo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond reputeDavo_137 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Made another bracket for the oil pressure gauge. I’m happy with the position now, higher and level with the tacho.

Reply With Quote
  #256  
Old 4 Days Ago
Highly-Dangerous's Avatar
Highly-Dangerous Highly-Dangerous is offline
SPANIARD
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: 17130 Spain
Posts: 729
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: Big Dog K9
Other Motorcycle Year: 2006
Reputation: 1622214
Highly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond reputeHighly-Dangerous has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It is coming up nicely Davo! Good job!!!
__________________
CLICK->>"Maintenance is as much art as it is science"<<-CLICK

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 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 13:33.


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