The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE ZONE > 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 Replacement clutch discs
Last Post: ss396
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 334
0 2007 owners
Last Post: Bone
Posted On: 7 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 66
0 Shotgun Porn
Last Post: robbie202
Posted On: 23 Minutes Ago
Replies: 760
Views: 96,921
0 ....1
Last Post: ReddTigger
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4,516
Views: 209,066
0 Missing Man - SE Missouri Area
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 41 Minutes Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 6,719
0 Lost compression?
Last Post: eddie XLX
Posted On: 45 Minutes Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 497
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 53 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10,179
Views: 646,779
0 Primary fluid escapeing into crancase
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 55 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 74
0 Setting starter bendix end play.
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 48
0 Best Riding/Motorcycle Memes-Let's see 'em!
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 174
Views: 23,657
0 My take on the world ~ Photo by Trace
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 762
Views: 79,929
0 THE Trainspotting Thread
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,978
Views: 200,705
0 Tires - Pros and Cons of Tubes vs Tubeless
Last Post: jp2code
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 569
0 Problems with recently rebuilt transmission
Last Post: paulc
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 12,216
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,053
Views: 503,628
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 40,890
Views: 6,270,055
0 Greetings from central Illinois
Last Post: Veeflys
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 177
0 New To Harley
Last Post: Veeflys
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 95
0 Primary/transmission synthetic oil
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 411
0 Am I missing a front wheel spacer?
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 238
0 Good Day eh
Last Post: jharback
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 199
0 new (to me) '82 25th Anniversary Edition XLH 1000
Last Post: ezmerf
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 359
0 Average age of the Ironhead forum users
Last Post: ezmerf
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 410
Views: 68,255
0 33.4 fork axle help
Last Post: Bturkey
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 47
0 2013 72 TURBO For Sale
Last Post: Green hornet
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 54
0 High RPM cutting out HELP!
Last Post: Windtheropy
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 286
0 My Second Sporty A 2012 Forty-Eight
Last Post: Poison Pen
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 10,955
0 early 73 vs. late 73
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3,758
0 Help: Weird electrical gremlin 08 Nightster
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 283
0 Issue that has me stumped
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,892
More...
Members Birthdays
oakies, Gunhappy2 (60), SamIam (54), biggdann (48), boyer911 (48), danii (41), PVD24 (39)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #521  
Old 1 Week Ago
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 12,498
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 163755
brucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant future
Default

I just remembered,it's possible your bike may have been under water after Katrina.
__________________
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
  #522  
Old 1 Week Ago
kaveebee's Avatar
kaveebee kaveebee is offline
Chief Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 453
Sportster/Buell Model: sportster xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1968
Other Motorcycle Model: kawasaki z1
Other Motorcycle Year: 1973
Reputation: 190540
kaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant futurekaveebee has a brilliant future
Default

Many people get it wrong?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #523  
Old 1 Week Ago
Blowupster's Avatar
Blowupster Blowupster is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 237
Sportster/Buell Model: Sporty XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1992
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Sporty XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1960
Other Motorcycle Model: Jaguar XJ-6
Other Motorcycle Year: 1996
Reputation: 53523
Blowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brucstoudt View Post
I just remembered,it's possible your bike may have been under water after Katrina.
WD40 is needed more often than for other bikes.

Well,

What I understand:
To reduce play it may be worth to screw the Bearing lock nut (the first on left of the picture) to reduce play of the first bearing, and to screw strong the Pivot bolt to reduce the the play of the other bearing.
Any idea of the torque needed to.

BTW what is the size of the bearings ?
Reply With Quote
  #524  
Old 6 Days Ago
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 12,498
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 163755
brucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant futurebrucstoudt has a brilliant future
Default

instructions for the bearing adjustment are in the f.s.m.they want you to use a spring scale on the swing arm to measure the resistance.
Reply With Quote
  #525  
Old 4 Days Ago
Blowupster's Avatar
Blowupster Blowupster is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 237
Sportster/Buell Model: Sporty XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1992
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Sporty XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1960
Other Motorcycle Model: Jaguar XJ-6
Other Motorcycle Year: 1996
Reputation: 53523
Blowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to beholdBlowupster is a splendid one to behold
Default

Thanks for info.

Will see how I will manage.

There are 2 screews: One is the bolt wich is 7/8 (23mm), the other is close to 36mm, I suppose it's a 1 7/16 or 1 1/2 inche.
The 23mm size does not existe in europe, excepte tool for car wheels, so it what I use. For 36mm I do not have so big tools in my ...kitchen. I will have to order.
Anyone can mesure if the size of the tool needed is 1 7/16 or 1 1/2 inch (for the Bearing lock nut) ?
Thanks in advance.

Next week i'm on holyday, I will be able to read on my phone but not to write as I lost y pasword and changed my email adress in january.
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 13:50.


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