The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Drivetrain > Sportster Motorcycle Transmission, Clutch, Primary & Secondary Drive
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Transmission, Clutch, Primary & Secondary Drive Transmission, Clutch and primary or secondary drive problems, advice, and/or how tos.

Active Threads
0 Secondery Vin tag
Last Post: supermotolew
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 275
2 My 1275 Hammer Conversion..
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 15 Minutes Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 22,280
0 Roadster - No Key Start
Last Post: Skeezix
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 592
0 mainshaft rollers size
Last Post: thefrenchowl
Posted On: 40 Minutes Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,827
0 XLCR replica in progress
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 48,883
Views: 7,921,707
0 What engine oil do you use?
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 484
Views: 104,724
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 18,761
Views: 1,116,642
0 ....1
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 5,910
Views: 340,976
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7,326
Views: 1,082,459
0 What's your opinion on windshields?
Last Post: SLW210
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,252
Views: 231,463
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 24,095
Views: 2,464,123
0 never mind
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 203
Views: 28,544
0 81 parts
Last Post: Andy Hog
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 185
0 my sunday driver...
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 5,394
0 Halloween 1250 Conversion
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 4,040
0 Top end rattle at 3000 rpm
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 769
0 Northern Canada late 1950’s
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 58
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 11,350
Views: 2,274,447
0 Cam question
Last Post: T. Clark
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
0 tappet/blocks fitment by year
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 106
0 Snippets
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 34,415
0 12/06/2020 Chicagoland Toys for Tots Parade
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 70
0 MS rollers way too tight
Last Post: Gold Member
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 315
3 Garage, beam trolley and ideas
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 733
0 Range With EFI 3.3 Gal Tank
Last Post: Mike1nw
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 66,713
0 mainshaft retaining ring by sprocket
Last Post: Gold Member
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 332
0 Flywheel en play check 1974 Sportster
Last Post: Jaime1840
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 863
0 Installing valve stems 43157-83A
Last Post: LenC
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 120
0 ISO: Norcal Machine shop for Hole in Case
Last Post: BTD
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 837
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #81  
Old 21st September 2011
LuxBlue's Avatar
LuxBlue LuxBlue is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: South of Lancaster, PA
Posts: 4,031
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 314267
LuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xlSleeper View Post
I finally had a chance to test mine out. I love it so far. It quiets the noise down from the primary. It also smooths things out a little. I think it was a good buy.
Nice!
__________________
Jester Mafia Member * TC88A Ignition With Rico's Jester III Map *
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 22nd September 2011
aemsee's Avatar
aemsee aemsee is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic 1st Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: central NY
Posts: 1,229
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Reputation: 300133
aemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond reputeaemsee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

just installed one of these on my 07. The chain was tight almost immediately after turning the screw. No way is the spring completely unloaded. Took it out for a ride. Shifts nice, has a slight whine to it, but it didn't change when it got hot, so gonna run with it and see how it goes.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 22nd September 2011
redi2ride's Avatar
redi2ride redi2ride is offline
Senior Chief Master Mechanic 1st Class
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Next too boise Idaho
Posts: 1,217
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 1200cc
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Reputation: 89153
redi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud ofredi2ride has much to be proud of
Default

Awesome write up. Thank you. you mentioned a whining noise ? would that be from the tension er being too tight?
__________________
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 9th November 2011
spby52 spby52 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 27
Sportster/Buell Model: buell mutant
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Reputation: 10
spby52 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Thanks

I'm in the middle of replacing my shifter shaft and shifter pawl on a 99buell motor...def.goin look in to one of these..thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 5th January 2013
Paul's Avatar
Paul Paul is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 325
Paul has disabled reputation
Default

I am having trouble understanding where this tensioner picks up a pressure feed to operate. What am I missing?
__________________
Paladin "Have Bike Will Travel"
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 5th January 2013
steelworker's Avatar
steelworker steelworker is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Perfidious Albion
Posts: 8,549
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1250S
Sportster/Buell Year: 1998
Other Motorcycle Model: Yamaha MT-09
Other Motorcycle Year: 2016
Reputation: 3071449
steelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond reputesteelworker has a reputation beyond repute
Default

That may be irrelevant now, Paul - the spring inside LuxBlue's tensioner snapped, and I think he's decided this one is snake oil and gone back to the stock tensioner.
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 7th January 2013
Paul's Avatar
Paul Paul is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 325
Paul has disabled reputation
Default

Good to know...Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 11th January 2013
LuxBlue's Avatar
LuxBlue LuxBlue is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: South of Lancaster, PA
Posts: 4,031
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 314267
LuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond reputeLuxBlue has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelworker View Post
That may be irrelevant now, Paul - the spring inside LuxBlue's tensioner snapped, and I think he's decided this one is snake oil and gone back to the stock tensioner.

Yup, unfortunately, although not "snake oil", (it does work great when it works), the spring is a weak link that can't be trusted. (My opinion.)

At least one other member on here also developed a broken spring.

I only found mine when I tore down to rebuild my starter solenoid.
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 26th March 2016
Metalbender1's Avatar
Metalbender1 Metalbender1 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 35
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Reputation: 3221
Metalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the roughMetalbender1 is a jewel in the rough
Default

Thanks for the write up LB.
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 15:01.


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