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 Can’t go over 70mph
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 37 Minutes Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 254
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 38 Minutes Ago
Replies: 11,060
Views: 1,006,316
0 Cycle Cover for Sportster
Last Post: bordens
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 280
0 Recent 1275 Dyno Tune
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 165
0 ....1
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,597
Views: 325,010
0 KT - 2020 - Where Eagles Dare
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 10,543
0 Sportster Fork Upgrade
Last Post: PetesPonies
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 16,369
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 17,590
Views: 1,020,103
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 47,793
Views: 7,661,562
0 73 XL 1000 Sportster - SOLENOID BYPASS
Last Post: 4th of July
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 179
0 theNeckerCube's Problems (Exhaust, Carb, … ?)
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,451
Views: 157,405
0 Mid Glide width?
Last Post: sml1226
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 28
0 How many miles do you have on your rubbermount?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 466
Views: 92,982
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 20,213
Views: 2,064,178
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,605
Views: 214,216
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,133
Views: 292,107
0 How many miles are on your sporty?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,217
Views: 319,449
0 Oh these college kids
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
0 Parts
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 248
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,825
Views: 2,077,991
0 ooops
Last Post: roadmut
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 54
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,120
Views: 582,814
0 Shovster build take2
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 713
0 Rubber mount gas tank part
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 233
0 ultima install without VOES
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 224
0 Current projects (2 of them anyway)
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,137
0 1972 Build thread please subscribe
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 5,250
6 Blast Project (and will be needing help most likely)
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 18,758
0 Now running 3.40 factory gearing
Last Post: cliffm
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 81
0 Yearly Allotment of Miles
Last Post: Bigshankhank
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 311
More...
Members Birthdays
mbsales (73), loopback (61), HHahn001 (51), NHXJer (46)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 1st June 2020
Ferrous Head's Avatar
Ferrous Head Ferrous Head is offline
Blind Owl
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast
Posts: 5,167
Sportster/Buell Model: XLB, XLCH, Sporton
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1966
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCH (Another one)
Other Motorcycle Year: 1966
Reputation: 1053328
Ferrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Here's the thing.
It's almost impossible for most countries (certainly) Australia to compete with the Chinese for steel. (And a lot of other things).
Have a talk with any engineering shop about what they are getting these days. I KNOW some of the steel we have been buying of late which comes from China isn't up to specs.
The Chinese have ZERO ethics when it comes to business.
Think Melamine in Baby Formula.
The stuff you buy from the hardware store might come from Cincinnati. Or it may well have come from Wuhan. You just don't know when it's unbranded and ungraded.

I NEVER use the cheapest fasteners I can find on my race bikes. It's MY life that depends on them.

Here's another tip: Talk to a helicopter mechanic about bolts. Those guys know what best practice is. Every boly x-rayed before it goes in. Take it out for whatever reason and it goes in the bin. They are single use items. Consumables.

I just spent 6 weeks compiling a report for the Queensland's Coroner's Office. For someone who died at a race meeting my club put on. If you spend much time at a serious road racing circuit you are going to see people die. That's a fact.
Just yesterday I was contacted by the Principle Investigating Officer working for the Queensland OHS and Queensland Police asking me to answer more questions about this incident.

I have seen enough parts fall off of motorcycles at race tracks to know they are assembled by human beings.

And these are race bikes, built by people who should know better. And examined by qualified scrutineers before every race meeting.

Of course, if something falls off on a street bike it doesn't matter so much.

Sorry for the long rant but I've seen just a little too much of what the Previous Owner did just to save a few cents. It's a habit no one should fall into with these fine machines.
__________________
"I know only too well the evil that I propose. But my inclinations get the better of me."
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 1st June 2020
Ferrous Head's Avatar
Ferrous Head Ferrous Head is offline
Blind Owl
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast
Posts: 5,167
Sportster/Buell Model: XLB, XLCH, Sporton
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1966
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCH (Another one)
Other Motorcycle Year: 1966
Reputation: 1053328
Ferrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Oh, anybody who wants to talk with someone about safety aspects on mtorcycles maybe talk to ths guy.
I suspect he knows a bit about these things by now.

Quote:
From: Paul McIlveen <Paul.McIlveen@oir.qld.gov.au>
Sent: Monday, 1 June 2020 9:46 AM
To: xlch67@hotmail.com <xlch67@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re Incident at Lakeside Raceway on 28 September 2014 involving Mr Steven Anderson



Good Morning Mr Gene Lopeman,



My name is Paul Mcilveen and I am a Principal Investigator with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and in conjunction with the Qld Police Service I am conducting a review of the incident at the Lakeside Raceway that occurred on 28 September 2014 upon a request from the Qld Coroner’s Office.



I am seeking to obtain from information from you in relation to your knowledge of the incident, the role of persons at the time of the incident, in particular the roles of persons involved in the installation of the Air Fence and the Queensland Crash Bags.



If you could please respond to this email if you are prepared to provide information about this incident or that you do not wish to.



Thanking You



Paul Mcilveen



Paul McILVEEN

Principal Investigator BSCWB Region

Statewide Investigations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Office of Industrial Relations

M: 0466492828

Level 1, JH Roberts House, 60 Wises Road, Maroochydore QLD 4558

PO Box 5177, Maroochydore QLD 4558

paul.mcilveen@oir.qld.gov.au
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 1st June 2020
needspeed needspeed is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,179
Sportster/Buell Model: xlh
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Reputation: 493099
needspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond reputeneedspeed has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I've been looking at parts books trying to understand what screw is needed. So far I'm a bit confused. This is what I found.

Post 1.
The year listed in the profile is 1982 and the clamp is described as a" single piece cast riser."

The clamp for 1 piece handle bars starting in 1974 consists of 2 seperate bottom risers with a one piece top clamp and uses screw #3778. 1/2-13 x 3-3/4 long. Screwed in from the top.

The #4414 1/2-20 x 2-1/2 that you say you need appears to have only been used in 1973.

The one piece steel clamp for split bars used 1972 and earlier uses screw #56154-52. 1/2-20 x 2-7/8. Screwed into the clamp from the bottom of the triple tree.

Are you working on a '82?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 1st June 2020
Ferrous Head's Avatar
Ferrous Head Ferrous Head is offline
Blind Owl
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast
Posts: 5,167
Sportster/Buell Model: XLB, XLCH, Sporton
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1966
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCH (Another one)
Other Motorcycle Year: 1966
Reputation: 1053328
Ferrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
it is a fine threaded bolt,
To me that's says it's going into steel, not alloy.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2nd June 2020
mrmom9r's Avatar
mrmom9r mrmom9r is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,167
Sportster/Buell Model: dragbike
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Reputation: 244210
mrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant futuremrmom9r has a brilliant future
Smile

As a retired engineer whose specialty was threaded connections I feel comfortable standing by what I said.

I went through the great counterfeit fastener years from about 1988 to 1994 when
several ( not just the Chinese) countries realized a bolt with a certain mark on the head was worth 3 or 4 times more money than another.

I am aware of the problem (although it's better than it once was) but I think my point was missed.

Two 1/2" diameter fasteners being used to secure the handlebar assembly is such overkill that the material strength is less concern. . Aluminum bolts of that diameter would be plenty strong ( yes, I have done it ).

Most of the hardware on an HD has a huge overkill safety factor as do most American
designs since the manufactures learned a long time ago that we don't like to be told what to do . AS Strong ,Independent, Adult, citizens we bristle at being orderd to "torque to 65 ft. lbs."

Racers are the worst!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2nd June 2020
Ferrous Head's Avatar
Ferrous Head Ferrous Head is offline
Blind Owl
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast
Posts: 5,167
Sportster/Buell Model: XLB, XLCH, Sporton
Sportster/Buell Year: 1962
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1966
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCH (Another one)
Other Motorcycle Year: 1966
Reputation: 1053328
Ferrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond reputeFerrous Head has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Your right of course, the bolts in normal service will never fail.

But I'm just going through yet another bodged bike with dodgy parts held on with zip ties and metric bolts hammered in.

Some Previous Owners should be held accountable in some meaningful way.

I do hope Karma is a real thing.
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 10:39.


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