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 Recommendations for a good parts vendor
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 19 Minutes Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 787
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 28 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8,416
Views: 674,359
0 With this fit my 99
Last Post: jordan1200
Posted On: 39 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 126
0 Happy Birthday wandrur!
Last Post: wandrur
Posted On: 39 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 77
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 39 Minutes Ago
Replies: 984
Views: 99,995
0 Will a 2000 swingarm bolt up/ fit my 99?
Last Post: jordan1200
Posted On: 51 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 185
0 Were your parents anti bike?
Last Post: jcn59
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 118
0 Thinking of a fall SE Ohio ride
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 3,094
0 1200s mid throttle stumble
Last Post: NZstu
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 271
0 New England 2018
Last Post: Boudwood
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 225
Views: 11,588
0 Poll for the legalization of cannabis
Last Post: tigger
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 380
Views: 52,328
0 Hi from Queensland Australia
Last Post: juzyHD
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 104
0 What are your thoughts on this 2004 rubbermount Sporty?
Last Post: farmall
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,907
0 PLEASE READ THIS Before You Post In 'The BUY - SELL - TRADE Zone'!
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 2,068
0 FS Stock 2012 Xl1200 and 1275 jugs
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 90
0 Reflectors...Yeah, or Neh
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 36,547
0 Folkie's Rural Rambles
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 8,962
0 Preston Candover
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 56
0 Cylinder wall scoring after rebuild, can you live with it?
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 101
0 Ironhead primary filling with oil not puking
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 98
0 Tranny Question
Last Post: doodah man
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 168
0 Gravydog crashed again.
Last Post: gravydog
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,667
0 09 Buell XB12 crank
Last Post: Boudwood
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 335
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 573
Views: 30,867
3 Transmission Assembly, Tutorial w/Pics
Last Post: sltm1
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 50,437
0 2019 Suzuki Katana
Last Post: jammantoo
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 345
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,649
Views: 171,806
0 HAMMERING the Columbia!
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 8,545
0 Big bore stroker - the beginning of a 10-year long build
Last Post: RKN
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 796
Views: 72,512
0 I have a problem with my sportster. (Intermittent Starting Problem)
Last Post: DYLAN
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 886
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 26th June 2018
KCinSB KCinSB is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 171
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1965
Other Motorcycle Model: '69 TR6, '67 BSA, TR6C
Other Motorcycle Year: 1970
Reputation: 32075
KCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to beholdKCinSB is a splendid one to behold
Default

Thanks for all the input! I'll pass on that welding idea. It was just a though since the "local" supplier mentioned it, and he is slow to ship things.....
I have a fair amount of aircraft riveting experience, and the idea of using a hammer on the end of the rivet is the hangup in my mind. I have a press setup that will aid in the holding on to it while working issue, but still less than ideal. The rivets are in Shear mode, not tensile (pulling), so the need to swell the shank in the hole by driving the head against a bucking bar on the shop head is best. If you drive the rivet head against the cast iron brake drum flange, the force will be absorbed by the mass of the drum and not swell the shank against a bucking bar. All that said, the only way to install them is to peen the ends on the sprocket side, like with a hammer as mentioned. That will keep them from falling out, but not swell the shank, fill the hole, and make them a weak fastener. Loose from the very beginning, which is likely why they were not a good factory process in the first place.
I'll get it done. I've already lost 2 weekends trying to get the plan put into a fix! Just do it!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 26th June 2018
Iron Mike Iron Mike is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 509
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: 45641
Iron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to beholdIron Mike is a splendid one to behold
Default

There is no direct force on the drum when riveting. The "bucking bar" procedure is the factory procedure. Just not a handheld bar you may be used to. Look in your manual, there is a perfectly clear pic of the tool used and offered by the factory (used to be).
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 26th June 2018
DirtyHarry68's Avatar
DirtyHarry68 DirtyHarry68 is online now
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 729
Sportster/Buell Model: 1968
DirtyHarry68 has disabled reputation
Default

Here’s my setup









The rivets are a close fit to start with. Then you swell them so everything pinches, you have four screws holding everything anyway. Then beat away until the rivet sits below sprocket surface, or use a press if you have one. I started with a medium size hammer and thought my rivets were defective for a while, then the previous poster ^^ told me to get a BIG hammer.

If you haven’t already seen the thread in the stickies, have a look. Other members here could do this one handed.
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 23:36.


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