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 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: moparnut72
Posted On: 16 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7,563
Views: 1,416,340
0 How stock is your bike
Last Post: 02Custom
Posted On: 23 Minutes Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 28,590
0 Who's still riding???
Last Post: Serious Blac
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 810
0 ***DK Custom-Thank You Veterans-Savings Coupons***
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 46 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 224
0 Screw Loose's Repairs
Last Post: Screw Loose Dan
Posted On: 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 328
Views: 48,988
0 Timing Issue Newbie Help Please?
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 55 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 55
0 Mixture screw has no effect. Need help!
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 56 Minutes Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 476
0 White Letter Tires
Last Post: ed_in_az
Posted On: 59 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 6,320
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: BKB
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,689
Views: 178,930
0 FLH saddlebags on Easy Brackets
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 95
0 Those little ways to personalize your bike...
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 220
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 41,983
Views: 6,494,155
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: Flame__
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 10,353
Views: 731,044
0 Lithium battery earthx
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
0 burrs & grooves in clutch basket
Last Post: Screw Loose Dan
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 578
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: dodgetrucken
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,497
Views: 636,216
0 How many have converted their 883 to 1200?
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 375
Views: 96,766
0 Howdy from Baytown, TX
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 85
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: lynnx
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 10,021
10 Suspension pointers
Last Post: SLW210
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 137
0 Food porn
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 914
Views: 126,559
14 How To: View HD Part #'s 1991-2010 - All Models - With Part #'s and Exploded Views!!
Last Post: farmall
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 59,555
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 665
Views: 38,656
0 THE Trainspotting Thread
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,164
Views: 251,119
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,701
Views: 716,305
0 inlet rubber band available by the meter?
Last Post: Hopper
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 697
0 Seat Poll - Bad Ass or Fat Ass
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 11,831
0 Can a dirt bike keep up?
Last Post: 1HD4CJM1X4K
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 64
0 Building a dragbike 101
Last Post: the cowboy way
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 274
0 Have I got my cam gears lined up right?
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 331
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 118
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 5452
dodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodah man View Post
Be sure that you insist on .003” running clearance between cylinder and piston, if they try to suggest something tighter. My guy way back said he set the clearance to .0015, and everyone here agreed that was way too tight. You don’t want to stick a piston after it’s all put back together.
Awesome. I've been looking for that info.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 118
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 5452
dodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nice
Default

1st piston. I slid th pin out with my thumb after I PBed it.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 118
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 5452
dodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nice
Default

2nd piston. Same with this pin as well. The brown on them is really old oil. I can take it off with my fingers.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
doodah man's Avatar
doodah man doodah man is online now
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 37° 25' 28" N by -80° 03' 42" W
Posts: 9,549
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 303345
doodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond repute
Default

that is a very interesting pair of oil rings. never seen them like that, i wonder if they are factory?
__________________
if you please, don't back up the track this train's got to run today
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 118
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 5452
dodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodah man View Post
that is a very interesting pair of oil rings. never seen them like that, i wonder if they are factory?
I'd say they are really. There's like 3 or 4 parts.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
The Doctor71 The Doctor71 is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 592
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1971
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xlh
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1974
Other Motorcycle Model: xl1200cp
Other Motorcycle Year: 2011
Reputation: 96650
The Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud ofThe Doctor71 has much to be proud of
Default

Those oil rings look like original factory 2 piece oil rings..... or at least they appear similar to what came installed on my '71 & '74.

IMHO, they are garbage..... I'd trash them at your first opportunity.

Replace 'em with a newer 3 piece oil ring..... from Hastings, for example.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 118
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 5452
dodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Doctor71 View Post
Those oil rings look like original factory 2 piece oil rings..... or at least they appear similar to what came installed on my '71 & '74.

IMHO, they are garbage..... I'd trash them at your first opportunity.

Replace 'em with a newer 3 piece oil ring..... from Hastings, for example.
Yeah like I said ar the beginning I planned on getting rid of the rings. I wasn't going to keep them what so u think about the pistons? Thanks for the heads up on the ring company.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
doodah man's Avatar
doodah man doodah man is online now
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 37° 25' 28" N by -80° 03' 42" W
Posts: 9,549
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 303345
doodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond reputedoodah man has a reputation beyond repute
Default

+2 for hastings rings. those pistons are probably ok to put back in service, especially if your funds are tight.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #19  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
dodgetrucken dodgetrucken is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 118
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh 900 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 1964
Reputation: 5452
dodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nicedodgetrucken is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodah man View Post
+2 for hastings rings. those pistons are probably ok to put back in service, especially if your funds are tight.
Lol yeah there a little tight. It's my birthday this week & in Ohio u have to get tags for Vehicles but this year I have to get a new license as well. So 1 car, 1 truck, the bike & a new license. It's not going to be cheap. I Didn't think she would be down & out.found a site that had a set of std pistons I think.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Chuckthebeatertruck's Avatar
Chuckthebeatertruck Chuckthebeatertruck is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,216
Sportster/Buell Model: Xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1959
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Sprint 350
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: Guzzi Ambassador
Other Motorcycle Year: 1969
Reputation: 592873
Chuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond reputeChuckthebeatertruck has a reputation beyond repute
Default

You guys make me smile some days, and that's not a dig!

Let's get this moving. BMI karts has brand new 900 cylinders for $50 a pair, gasket sets for $10. I just had a couple of sets delivered last Thursday.

Standard cast pistons with rings and clips are circa $100 from many vendors.

Oil rings are stock, these are called ladder rings. They work, but you will pass much more oil.

Check your rods for twist, the wear pattern is odd.
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 18:08.


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