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 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 49,851
Views: 8,142,105
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 7 Minutes Ago
Replies: 20,253
Views: 1,205,390
0 Woke, cancel culture...
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 32 Minutes Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
0 This place still sucks!!!
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 34 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 59
0 WTF Happened
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 55 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,258
Views: 221,920
0 Can you ID this bike?
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 258
0 0Salt Flat Sporton
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 721
0 Shady shifter shaft
Last Post: Captain Johnny
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 176
4 Rear Lighting WIRING help
Last Post: Cosmo Kramer
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 367
0 1250 Unhappiness 2020 edition
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,236
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,817
Views: 264,422
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: SCarty
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 27,163
Views: 2,820,394
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,122
Views: 761,074
0 Tire Pressure 1979 XLH
Last Post: ThenCameHarry
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 27
0 Video - Does your bike REALLY need an oil cooler?
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 25
0 DK Customs Air Intake
Last Post: AZbiker
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 370
0 What Sort Of Sporty Have You Got?
Last Post: Blacky
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,166
Views: 366,660
0 Official XLForum Poll: What kind of bars are you running?
Last Post: XL_1200C
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 667
Views: 168,980
0 Best seat for long rides
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 140
Views: 35,870
0 Starter motor brushes? (UK)
Last Post: Loony
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 53
0 Chinese S&S carbs
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 221
Views: 18,174
0 83 XLH w/Velorex 562
Last Post: Scott
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
0 Rear shocks ?
Last Post: Wiktor
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 104
0 New to me 1975 sporster xlh
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,493
0 Pictures of Evos that look Like Ironheads
Last Post: 45Brit
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 43,948
0 Can't clear unread messages
Last Post: Brad
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 81
0 Corona Virus
Last Post: Akdawg
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,241
Views: 122,451
0 KT - 2021 - You're In It Now
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 968
0 Mikuni HSR42 will not idle
Last Post: sungod
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 542
0 never mind
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 43,156
More...
Members Birthdays
Mr.Gordon, rayzer13 (58), GrumpyCoyote (52), billet93 (48), beast1 (47), Barney_rubble23 (47), DDT (43), mgaworecki (42), superman5a (40), Phoenix81 (40)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 3 Days Ago
ironbar ironbar is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 14
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 10
ironbar is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sml1226 View Post
Good point. If that's a cold idle, it might not be too bad. I'd bump it up just a bit just to make sure you've got oil moving, but definitely don't worry about getting it perfect if the bike isn't warm. It'll change constantly if you're making adjustments while it's warming up.
That was a cold idle, literally the first time it's started while I've owned it. The previous owner ran it maybe 6 months ago but didn't drive it, who knows what happened before then.

Thanks for all the videos, sounds like I had it idling pretty low and I'll definitely bump it up a bit from now on. I'll let it run for a bit longer until it warms up too.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 3 Days Ago
ironbar ironbar is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 14
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 10
ironbar is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SHAKY DAVE View Post
did you find out what jets you have?make sure it warms up(I let it sit with my hand on the throttle,fast idle 'cause it gets cold up here in the mountains)then I set my idle after goin for a ride.dont let it get too hot warming it up.keep checking barrel temp with a bare hand.after a ride the oil tank will warm up
I actually didn't check, forgot to look. I did see some text stamped on the jets and should have paid more attention, but once I found that gunked up spring I was too excited to have found the issue!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 3 Days Ago
IronMick's Avatar
IronMick IronMick is offline
Rider Of The Iron Steed
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: London, ON Canada
Posts: 32,546
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1978
Reputation: 1280341
IronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond reputeIronMick has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ironbar View Post
... I'll let it run for a bit longer until it warms up too.
Ooops, not a good idea to let it idle to warm up Best to ride off. We usually start with the choke open just enough to keep it running, then close it off as it warms up while riding.
__________________
Mick
IronHead Forever!

Visit Mick's WebSite
[And Check Out My Autobiog]
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 3 Days Ago
SHAKY DAVE's Avatar
SHAKY DAVE SHAKY DAVE is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,087
Sportster/Buell Model: XLX
Sportster/Buell Year: 83
Sportster/Buell Year #2: xlh
Reputation: 25744
SHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IronMick View Post
Ooops, not a good idea to let it idle to warm up Best to ride off. We usually start with the choke open just enough to keep it running, then close it off as it warms up while riding.
I know its cold where you live but...……..let it warm up a bit before you go.i run amsoil 60 weight year round,even when its snow and ice so letting it circulate is a good thing
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 3 Days Ago
Steve9's Avatar
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Loxahatchee, FL (S. FL)
Posts: 864
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: 1331497
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 saw a 'tube
I think done by S&S. Showed how long it took oil to reach the top-end

I start bike and keep the revs up slightly for to let the oil pump work.

No warm-up just ride off very gently let her warm slow and even.

Hell it was 70* here this morning cold is not really an issue.

How you be brother Dave!

I use 60 straight and high summer throw in one qt 70 because it makes me feel good.

VR1 20/50 for coldest winter which is kind of a joke here and I got a deal on a case. But we are hitting 90* some days

And I ride these scoots like a teenager on an RD
__________________
Steve
'81 Andrews "Y" cams, K. Black 9-1 pistons
'03 1250 stage two thunderstorm heads, 536, mik 42
'01 Cyclone
'13 FXDC 96" stock
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 2 Days Ago
SHAKY DAVE's Avatar
SHAKY DAVE SHAKY DAVE is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,087
Sportster/Buell Model: XLX
Sportster/Buell Year: 83
Sportster/Buell Year #2: xlh
Reputation: 25744
SHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to allSHAKY DAVE is a name known to all
Default

your doin the right deal because you live in the warm part of the state.start it and rock and roll.up here in the mountains its all 4 seasons so even a day after it snows I got the warm clothes to wear.it gets over 100 here for months at a time so its tank top and shorts for me but that's my hot weather warm up too.and hauling ass.
I do restorations,body and paint.doin a '55 ford 2 door with posts right now.work by myself so nobody slows me down.even this piece was sitting for 50 years out in the desert(lots of rust to fix)keeps me real busy but keeps my mind working.hope everythings good with you bro.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 2 Days Ago
Steve9's Avatar
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Loxahatchee, FL (S. FL)
Posts: 864
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: 1331497
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

Hey Dave

Life is good. I don't work too hard anymore. Machine shop

Play with my girl. hehe

Ride my scooters
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 2 Days Ago
ironbar ironbar is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 14
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 10
ironbar is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IronMick View Post
Ooops, not a good idea to let it idle to warm up Best to ride off. We usually start with the choke open just enough to keep it running, then close it off as it warms up while riding.
I got a lot to learn! I'm really enjoying this new project so far. Starting to plan out the seat, fender, sissy bar maybe and lighting. All good fun.
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 01:38.


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