The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > BUELL MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Buell Motorcycle Suspension, Frame, Forks, Fuel Tank, Oil Tank, Fenders
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Active Threads
0 Really Hard to start XL1200 C
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 434
0 ECM Relocation Options Thread
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 45 Minutes Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 197,421
0 95 1200 Sportster >>> roadworthy
Last Post: 95sporty1200
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 663
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,878
Views: 282,684
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 192,883
0 which cylinder hone
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 514
0 Who's still riding???
Last Post: SHAKY DAVE
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 8,879
0 What are you drinking tonight?
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,930
Views: 115,612
0 2019 East Coast Meet and Greet
Last Post: pdavis5160
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 729
0 1959 competition exhaust
Last Post: murph1068
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 102
5 Methods to quiet the old Sporty ?
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 349
5 What color (s) were offered on a '65 CH ?
Last Post: DirtyHarry68
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 184
0 77 kicker engagement issues
Last Post: NHPS
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 498
0 Help with my clutch please
Last Post: DirtyHarry68
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 215
Views: 13,585
14 Iconic Parts that say it's a Harley!
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 775
0 A Day in the Life...
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 601
Views: 59,040
0 remap. Y/N?
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 6,587
0 SERIOUS 1275 engine issues!! PLEASE HELP!!
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 903
0 Front MC advise
Last Post: Randy_rots
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 332
0 Slowly finding Bits and Pieces ....
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 146
14 Firearms you wish you owned.
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 543
Views: 94,823
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 42,240
Views: 6,545,408
0 starter block off plate
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 586
0 ***DK Custom-Billet Handlebar Top Clamp w/ Indicator Lights Receptacle***
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 80
0 ***DK Custom-Finned Handlebar Clamps For Sportsters, Dynas, & Others***
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 88
0 Sale or Trade 2018 Sportster Mag wheels
Last Post: Whylee
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 404
0 ***DK Custom-Energy One High Performance Clutch Kits-Smoke The Competition***
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 91
0 Ohlins
Last Post: Bluto
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 79
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: Jesus Jon
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,594
Views: 657,954
0 Those little ways to personalize your bike...
Last Post: Jesus Jon
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 732
More...
Members Birthdays
jenks60 (63), Hammer of God (57), billas 100th (54), sam19 (53), ivory hunter (50), cumnz (49), TJ Willy (45), SINdicated (39), XRavenX (36)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19th January 2018
LenC's Avatar
LenC LenC is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 280
Sportster/Buell Model: NRHS 1250
Sportster/Buell Year: 1997
Other Motorcycle Model: Triumph Bonneville Black
Other Motorcycle Year: '06
Reputation: 10
LenC is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Tube frame engine mounts?

Did the tube frame Buells have a top engine mount?
The mount between the cylinder heads on Sportsters.
I can't find a picture that clearly shows.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 20th January 2018
aswracing's Avatar
aswracing aswracing is offline
A Million Facts & Figures
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Famous Potatoes
Posts: 9,906
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Buell Cyclone
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1999
Reputation: 2134444
aswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond reputeaswracing has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LenC View Post
Did the tube frame Buells have a top engine mount?
The mount between the cylinder heads on Sportsters.
I can't find a picture that clearly shows.
The short answer to your question is yes, there's a mount between the frame and the engine at the top, between the cylinder heads. But it's just a heim link. At allows the motor to move up and down, but not side to side.

The longer answer is that Buell tubers are rubber mount bikes. There are two main assemblies: the engine/swingarm/rear wheel assembly, and the frame/front end/front wheel assembly. Literally when you take a Buell apart, you support the front of the motor, and then take the frame/front end/front wheel assembly off the engine/swingarm/rear wheel assembly and roll it away like a wheelbarrow.

Where these two assemblies attach to each other is with three rubber mounts and either three or four heim links, depending on the model. The rubber mounts are located at the swingarm pivots on each side, and also at the steering neck. The heim links are located on the top of the swingarm block, the front of the motor at the oil filter pad, and at the top of the motor between the cylinders. Certain models also have a fourth heim link just under the steering neck.

The heim links allow the engine/swingarm assembly to move up and down relative to the frame, but not twist torsionally relative to the frame. It's what Buell called it's "isoplanar" rubber mount system. It works because of the single crankpin with knife-and-fork rods. The motor only generates vibrations in one plane.
__________________
Click Here to Contact Me


Last edited by Folkie; 5th July 2018 at 23:07.. Reason: Fixed quote
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21st January 2018
LenC's Avatar
LenC LenC is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 280
Sportster/Buell Model: NRHS 1250
Sportster/Buell Year: 1997
Other Motorcycle Model: Triumph Bonneville Black
Other Motorcycle Year: '06
Reputation: 10
LenC is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Thanks very much, it's quite clear now.
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 09:46.


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