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 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 428
Views: 46,986
0 Thread revival
Last Post: gusm2
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1
0 Belt Guards/Lowering Brackets
Last Post: Jcolleyoh
Posted On: 59 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 104
0 How many miles are on your sporty?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,222
Views: 322,880
0 Have i knackered something ?
Last Post: Billy1200
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 24
0 Bendix insulator block
Last Post: JonesL
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 119
0 Scrambler muffler for 1960’s XLHC
Last Post: simonster123
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2,906
0 Black jugs matter
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 143
0 ....1
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,667
Views: 328,741
0 1968 xlch
Last Post: cazz1000
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 488
0 Big bore kit vs salvage 1200 engine
Last Post: Hellbent_4
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 6,042
0 Intermittent electrical problem
Last Post: LLOYD883
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 79
14 2000 Front turn signal relocation kit INSTALL
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 49
0 one sporty and $5000... What would you do?
Last Post: Akdawg
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 317
Views: 153,135
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: Woody9225
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,045
Views: 1,004,636
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,874
Views: 2,100,573
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 20,678
Views: 2,121,398
0 THE Hockey Thread
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,052
Views: 278,183
0 Removing oil tank DIY?
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 137
0 Ignition advice
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 898
0 Speedo/Turns signals/Brake light dont work
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 65
0 i want a narrow/standard mustang vintage
Last Post: Joe_jeep
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 162
0 Why cafe a sportster?
Last Post: Merch131ho
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 269
Views: 91,839
0 show me your sporty next to an old or rural post office
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 20,687
0 Adaptive headlight issues
Last Post: sml1226
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 228
0 Post Your Seat Pics Here !!!
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 750
Views: 611,033
0 High idle code P0505
Last Post: dayypete
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 98
0 Range to Empty jumps and is on LR most of the time
Last Post: Blacklace
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 94
0 Easy Brackets on 93 Sporty
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
0 Poll: Do you change tires yourself?
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 35,887
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
kitabel kitabel is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 275
Sportster/Buell Model: 883 Evo
Sportster/Buell Year: 1989
Reputation: 39339
kitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to behold
Default

This was for consistency, as the bodies are also Sifton. I realize it’s all made in the same Chinese factory

False conclusion, they may have been made 1,000 miles apart from different drawings. I assure, no one made sure they were compatible by a trial fitting. All you need to know: China can't be sued.
The tappet diameter, which is constant 1929 until Evo for ALL engines is .731".
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
Scott Scott is offline
Chief Know It All
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 449
Sportster/Buell Model: XL racebike in progress
Sportster/Buell Year: 1981
Other Motorcycle Model: Moto Guzzi V11 Lemans
Other Motorcycle Year: 2002
Reputation: 156985
Scott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant futureScott has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kitabel View Post

Are you kidding?
I rarely kid about things like this. If I had all the answers, I wouldn’t be here asking questions. I appreciate the people with constructive advice. Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
kitabel kitabel is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 275
Sportster/Buell Model: 883 Evo
Sportster/Buell Year: 1989
Reputation: 39339
kitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to beholdkitabel is a splendid one to behold
Default

Sorry, didn't intend to be rude, but whatever is wrong with the parts?
1. measure all 4 tappets.
2. if they don't match, they're junk - no quality control. Who knows whether the staked axle will come out?
3. if they do match, try each one in each block.
4. same results? Only 1 is bad. I'd replace it rather than try to re-size.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
Akdawg Akdawg is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 120
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1969
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1969
Other Motorcycle Model: Triumph 750 tracker
Other Motorcycle Year: 1966
Reputation: 96049
Akdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud ofAkdawg has much to be proud of
Default

If that tappet fits tight in the bore now and depending on spring pressure to help it back down I wannna know what happens when the engine warms up......
__________________
Support your local ABATE
The number of kicks required to start a sporty are in direct relationship to the number of people watching.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 13,859
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 515799
brucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i had 1 lifter with drag not that long ago.it was free until completely torqued down,back it off a fraction and it's free.i ran it backed off a fraction for a couple days,then tightened it back down.last i checked it's still running free.these were cast iron lifter blocks.
__________________
72 1000cc barrels and heads, s&s 41/2'' flywheels, sifton cams, s&s super B w/ zippers thunderjet w/yost powertube, andrews gears,and shafts, competition engineering kevlar wet or dry clutch, 72 oil pump, morris magneto w/auto advance and single fire module, cycle electric generator w/electronic regulator,73 cu.in.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
Steve9's Avatar
Steve9 Steve9 is online now
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Loxahatchee, FL (S. FL)
Posts: 299
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Cyclone
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Other Motorcycle Model: FXDC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 389099
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 would ream it +.0002/.0005 it will be concentric.

I'm not an engine builder, just makes sense.

And heats up? Good question
__________________
Steve
'03 Sportster NRHS 1250, Mik 42 HSR, SE 536, Dyna tech nosecone stage two lightning heads, supertramp 2/2
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 10:11.


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