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

Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985) For all those that wanna talk about Ironhead Sportster Motorcycles

Active Threads
14 98 just upgraded to 1250 from 1200
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 78
0 Do you have the service manual?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 750
Views: 193,668
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 3,916
0 ,09 Iron883N idling weird, sputters on accelerating from idle or low revs.
Last Post: tussuck
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 372
0 Show us your Bike next to a Bridge
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 709
Views: 138,194
0 Show your bike next to an abandoned building
Last Post: Lone Rider
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 11,564
14 Post your Bike in a Cemetary Pic
Last Post: Lone Rider
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 351
Views: 62,452
0 Need help with S&S GB carb
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 157
0 New from Washington
Last Post: DBH
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 106
0 Rush or Khromewerks slip ons?
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 763
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 13,702
Views: 1,262,643
8 Never Forget
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
0 Sportster front wheel/tire sizes
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 198
0 trans slips in 2nd gear 1989 883
Last Post: sglock45
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
0 "The Blues" thread!
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 892
Views: 80,605
0 Tired of hearing the Sportster is a girls bike (The one and only Girly Bike Thread)
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,895
Views: 763,457
0 Do Loud Pipes in fact save lives?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,552
Views: 269,675
0 Carb flooding
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 508
0 question about XLCH manuals
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 223
0 2019 York Bike Week (9/18-21)
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 219
0 Chain kit
Last Post: wrkdWS6
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 335
0 dual carb heads on ebay
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 423
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,249
Views: 1,751,843
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,297
Views: 161,186
0 Shoei GT-Air II FF Helmet Review
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 90
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,875
Views: 892,861
0 2011 Nightster--First Impressions
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 522
0 Bad Primary Oil Leak
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 304
0 7” Headlight conversion on solid mount
Last Post: mikeLI_77
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 79
More...
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21st July 2019
Larry May Larry May is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 129
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1968
Other Motorcycle Model: knucklehead
Other Motorcycle Year: 1936
Reputation: 57939
Larry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to behold
Default cscycle service Mt. Victory , Ohio

has anyone had any engines rebuilt by this shop, I read a couple reviews which were good and spoke with Mike on the phone, really nice guy, I am thinking about letting him rebuild one of my early iron head engines, thanks, Larry
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22nd July 2019
doodah man's Avatar
doodah man doodah man is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 37° 25' 28" N by -80° 03' 42" W
Posts: 10,196
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 652593
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

judging by their website, your engine should be in good hands.
http://www.cscycleservice.com/photo.htm
__________________
i cut my deck to the queen of spades, but the cards were all the same
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22nd July 2019
dieselvette's Avatar
dieselvette dieselvette is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: IOWA
Posts: 732
Sportster/Buell Model: Roadster-Glide
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 138709
dieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant future
Default

I agree with doodah.

And if you do choose this shop, please report back how things went. I'm guessing a good shop like this is hard to find these days.
__________________
____________________________________________
FIND HELP WITH YOUR SPORTSTER HERE: http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php

If men can build it, men can fix it. - Tim Allen

2004 1200 Roadster Custom-Electra-Glide-Sport-Touring-Edition
SE air cleaner w/venting routed outside a/c
Supertrapp 2:1 pipe - usually 20 discs w/closed endcap
Stock CV carb w/ Yost tube + DS idle mixture screw
Cycle Electric 38A charging system
TC88A ignition
0.030 head gasket, zero deck-height
Hammer 570 cams
Bronze oil pump gear, updated oil pump
30-tooth HDI belt sprocket (137-tooth belt)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22nd July 2019
Iron Mike Iron Mike is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1,124
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: 255457
Iron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant futureIron Mike has a brilliant future
Default

Not to take anything away from this shop, and Im sure the owner is a nice guy. However i dont see anything on that website that shows me they are equipped to handle a proper engine rebuild. I did not see one piece of equipment in any of those photos, nor was there a mention. There is quite a difference between shops that can assemble a bike and one that can properly rebuild/refurbish components in house. Lots of talk about glassbead, paint and powdercoat. I could be wrong, but I would be asking questions about in house capabilities.
My $.02.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22nd July 2019
Bob F's Avatar
Bob F Bob F is offline
XLF LIFEMEMBER Im retired
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 14,349
Sportster/Buell Model: XL50 0596 Black
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: E-Glide
Other Motorcycle Year: 2003
Reputation: 557715
Bob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond reputeBob F has a reputation beyond repute
Default

FWIW, a local dealer uses a NAPA machine shop.

Stop in this shop and talk to them and look at the work areas.
__________________
Bob, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of bartenders and sinners!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22nd July 2019
Larry May Larry May is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 129
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1968
Other Motorcycle Model: knucklehead
Other Motorcycle Year: 1936
Reputation: 57939
Larry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to beholdLarry May is a splendid one to behold
Default

Thanks Mike, they are close enough for me to pay a visit, and yes I agree, I can assemble the engine once all the machine work is done, thanks, Larry
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 22nd July 2019
doodah man's Avatar
doodah man doodah man is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 37° 25' 28" N by -80° 03' 42" W
Posts: 10,196
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1975
Reputation: 652593
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

The ‘72 engine in their photo gallery mentioned case repair. If they did that in house, then they are good to go.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 23rd July 2019
dieselvette's Avatar
dieselvette dieselvette is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: IOWA
Posts: 732
Sportster/Buell Model: Roadster-Glide
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 138709
dieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant futuredieselvette has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dieselvette View Post
"a good shop like this"
Didn't mean to be presumptuous just based on their website. What I meant is, a shop that actually caters to fixing OLD bikes...and assuming they understand a customer's expectation that they're not looking for a hack job or mail-order bike.
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 06:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC