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 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: clif02
Posted On: 2 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5,454
Views: 623,930
0 Recommendations for a good parts vendor
Last Post: Martysf
Posted On: 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 563
0 Does Synthetic Engine Oil cause Higher or Lower temps at the oil tank?
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 16,495
0 1986 1100 butterfly carb on going problems
Last Post: Flam
Posted On: 35 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1
5 Favourite grips?
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 39 Minutes Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 9,092
0 Patriot Defender whats the next best exhaust?
Last Post: Bryan1976
Posted On: 48 Minutes Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 26,400
0 What Sort Of Sporty Have You Got?
Last Post: Lone Rider
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,047
Views: 274,422
0 Paughco Tank 866XL1 – 2.9 Gallon Capacity
Last Post: heyshott 81
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 138
0 Dealer says, "Sportsters are just a Phase"
Last Post: lostNdallas
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 427
Views: 29,785
0 Air cleaner backing plate screw size?
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 39
0 Why I am leaving the forum!
Last Post: khav
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 15,781
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,645
Views: 171,489
0 1200s mid throttle stumble
Last Post: NZstu
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 157
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,372
Views: 671,589
0 Topend problem
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 627
0 Screw Loose's Repairs
Last Post: Screw Loose Dan
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 47,120
0 Lets see your off season builds
Last Post: cycowrencher
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,133
Views: 122,081
0 New England 2018
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 11,293
0 Food porn
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 880
Views: 118,218
0 09 Buell XB12 crank
Last Post: aswracing
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 53
0 What are your thoughts on this 2004 rubbermount Sporty?
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,810
0 Occasionally pops out of 2nd
Last Post: ericfreeman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 279
0 What engine oil do you use?
Last Post: SLW210
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 85,016
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 9,276
Views: 1,417,881
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: frogg_nutts
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,613
Views: 368,136
0 Small nail in tire?? plug or replace
Last Post: jammantoo
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 19,574
0 Suzuki Lights On 883
Last Post: robbie202
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,867
0 Anyone try the new Conti tour tires
Last Post: robbie202
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 180
0 Happy Birthday Hogwylde!!!!
Last Post: Edster
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 69
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,332
Views: 715,468
More...
Members Birthdays
irvingjr (70), 909XR (61), Ghost_FL (59), mark R (58), TWISTED (45), spade (43), Drivethis29 (38), dodgetrucken (33)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 20th May 2018
Sadsack's Avatar
Sadsack Sadsack is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 946
Sportster/Buell Model: Xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1978
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FX
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1983
Other Motorcycle Model: Road King
Other Motorcycle Year: 2014
Reputation: 32999
Sadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to beholdSadsack is a splendid one to behold
Default

I had a problem with the right side fuel tank on the last shovel I bought. Whoever mounted the tanks put a lot of stress on the mounts and that (along with the rust) caused it to crack and leak. Had to make a new bung for the rear mounting screw and weld a big patch in. I don't know what brand the sealer was, but it came out looking like the rubber bladder in a football. The inside of tank itself was so rusty I was afraid to push on it, thinking it might cave it. The liner was at least 1/8th inch thick, and coated with rust from the tank. I never have used a sealer in a tank, I've always pressure tested and fixed any leaks.
__________________
I've often run with the devil, but I've never made any deals....
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 20th May 2018
brianbbs67's Avatar
brianbbs67 brianbbs67 is offline
I have been revived
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 9,311
Sportster/Buell Model: xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 1961
Sportster/Buell Model #2: Xl 883n
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2010
Other Motorcycle Model: XL CE Tribute
Other Motorcycle Year: 1977
Reputation: 868357
brianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond reputebrianbbs67 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have never used sealer either. Problems will come, eventually. Pressure test the tank and if it has a leak, fix it. Or pay another to do so. That is the permanent fix.
__________________
Ok, now I'm revived
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20th May 2018
jakewalter's Avatar
jakewalter jakewalter is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 8
Sportster/Buell Model: xls
Sportster/Buell Year: 1984
Other Motorcycle Model: Ultra Classic
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 10
jakewalter is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

My brand of snake oil for the last fifty years has been Marvel Mystery Oil.
I use about 4oz to every 5 gallons of non ethanol premium fuel.
Other than being an exellent top engine cleaner it leaves a nice thin coat on all of the fuel components.
__________________
My biggest fear in life is that when I die my wife will sell my bikes for what I told her I paid for them.
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 02:37.


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