The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems For discussing problems about your Sportster motorcycle that don't fit anywhere else.

Active Threads
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15,414
Views: 1,483,253
0 Plastic Printing - A R&D Short-Cut
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 20 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 284
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 40 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14,676
Views: 819,911
0 Lets see your off season builds
Last Post: mac93
Posted On: 54 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,372
Views: 190,337
0 Highest mileage EVO you'd buy.
Last Post: smilinbrad
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 467
0 Timing
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 219
0 Repairing Cylinder Studs/Cases
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,556
0 2005 xl883 to Hammer Perf. 1275 timing questions
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 792
0 Powerraythor conversion
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,300
0 Fat Ironhead?
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
0 Locked up rear wheel
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,721
0 Experts advice needed
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 720
0 PLEASE READ THIS Before You Post In 'The BUY - SELL - TRADE Zone'!
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,499
Views: 554,499
0 Leineweber camshaft
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 915
0 KT - 2019 - Done Riding - Not Hardly
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 13,455
0 DK Custom-Parts Info, Testing, & Results w/ Pics & Fun-to-Read Ride Reports
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
0 Getting Hammered
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 849
0 never mind
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 4,269
0 Alto Carbonite Clutch Kit - 095750BC - ‘91+ XL/Buell - Brand New
Last Post: wrkdWS6
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 232
0 Scrambler, Dirtster, Dual Sport , Adventure Sportster picture thread
Last Post: johnwesley
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 82,177
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 6,519
Views: 862,612
0 Engine Tune
Last Post: Randy_rots
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 345
0 I recieved my new 1960 XLCH from New-Orleans
Last Post: Blowupster
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 553
Views: 77,052
0 Broke my drive belt (Stay With The Belt Or Do A Chain Conversion?)
Last Post: jkinkade
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 22,388
0 XL IR EFI to those that asked
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 4,262
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 45,719
Views: 7,229,587
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 178
Views: 15,922
0 Wanna build a cheap big bore stroker ?
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,129
0 Hydro Clutch
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,520
More...
Members Birthdays
Tags
brake, ironhead, linkage, rear, sportster

Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28th February 2012
WindtunnelTom WindtunnelTom is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Sportster/Buell Model: XL
Sportster/Buell Year: 1979
Reputation: 10
WindtunnelTom is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 1979 rear brake linkage

I just bought a 1979 XL with highway forward controls. I want to change the setup back to stock mid-controls but I don't have any of the rear brake linkage and I can't find parts anywhere. Has anyone put a different rear brake setup off of the mid-control? I was wondering how difficult it would be to use the setup of a different year that might be easier to find parts for. Has anyone put together a linkage system from after market hardware? Any thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28th February 2012
Huns147 Huns147 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 50
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS
Sportster/Buell Year: 1979
Reputation: 56
Huns147 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

A 1980 sprocket cover (34911-80) along with a 42459-80 brake pedal & related parts will move the linkage from the inside to the outside. Your rear master cylinder just needs to be turned end for end.

Sadly, you lose the ability to use a kick start with that set-up.

Richard
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 28th February 2012
WindtunnelTom WindtunnelTom is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Sportster/Buell Model: XL
Sportster/Buell Year: 1979
Reputation: 10
WindtunnelTom is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I currently don't have a kick start so I wont have that problem. Thanks for the info. I'll look into pricing some 1980 parts.
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 03:34.


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