Villageidiot destroys a perfectly nice sportster.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by villageidiot, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Darn...we are in Utah then at the Royal Enfield Himalayan Spring Fling (I know weird eh?)
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  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Did you get a Himalayan?
  3. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    NO. But we were looking for an excuse to take the Mad Max Motorhome out with the Yamaha XT225's on board and this came up! I am interested in the Himalayan. Also a nice opportunity to spend a week in Zion and race the TuTu5's against some Enfields! Its a small rally...maybe 15 bikes I heard.
  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Very cool.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    took it out for a 50 mile rip in the local foothills.
    bike is nice. need to suss out a few things:

    gearing, it won't pull 5th

    seat, looks sharp, but its a torture rack, but ill keep it for short hops.
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  6. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    Looking at post #1228 your front sprocket looks huge.
    So the bike started with belt drive, eh?
    I don't know HD's ..but why does the front sprocket ....area....look like it has a huge sproket?
  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Stock was belt drive.

    Stock ratio would be 22/48, I went 23/48, forgetting that my tire is taller by about 5%

    It’s too overdriven.

    I’ll be going to 22/51 I think.

    As to the sprockets being big, the front spline is pretty big, the stock pulley is 27t front 61 rear.

    It also runs a 530 chain.
  8. Webman

    Webman Been here awhile

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    Somebody far more knowledgeable than me probably has a better description, but looking at the belt and the size of the teeth, I'd guess there's a limit to how tightly it will bend around a pulley. HD probably used the minimum radius of the belt as a baseline for designing the pulley.
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  9. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    Before you order any sprockets, let me check my stash....I may have something for you.
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  10. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    looks like I'm using

    2073SX -48t rear sprocket, steel with the larger hole for the hub (2000-2003)

    and

    283- 22t front sprocket which is 1/2" offset.

    these are what PBI recommended to me based on year etc. and they went on bang on with no issues.
  11. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    Here's what I have on hand. All PBI part #'s......

    277-23 C/S Steel 23T Front
    2072-52 Aluminum 52T Rear

    If they'll do you any good, let me know. My bike is a '91 so these may not fit your '03??
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  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Appreciate the offer Jeff, but yeah, they’re for the earlier gen trans output shaft and hub.

    I’ll order up some new sprockets.
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  13. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    Yep, I suspected that would be the case.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    ordered up a new set of front and rear sprockets.

    22/51

    i gotta order another master link so i can splice in a section of links to make up the gear change.
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    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    as long as you don't do 1/2 links...
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  16. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Nah, I’ll just splice in a link or 2 with 2 master links. It’s how I used to change gear on the speedway bike, chain for smallest sprockets, and then add links up to the biggest in the stack.

    Of course we weren’t running o ring chains, and chains got changed every 6 or so race nights, but the practice is sound.
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  17. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    I was just yanking your chain...pun intended.
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    :imaposer
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Last nights build,

    Mom text me that her water heater was leaking, so I went to Home Depot on the way there and picked up what I thought she’d need, knowing I’d have to go back to get lines n shit, and copper for the pop off valve.

    Now, I’ve never installed a water heater, and I’m definitely no plumber, but my ass hangs outta my pants and that makes me certified.

    Got it all in, had to sweat a new fitting to the pipe in the wall, replace the ball valve, new lines, etc.

    No leaks, and she’s got hot water again. Much hotter water than she had before with the 10yr old unit.

    Took til 10pm by the time it was all said and done, but it’s done.
  20. sandsman

    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    Clean looking install, done right. Hey, you can go to work now as a plumber's helper.
    Three rules of a plumber to live by:
    1. Poo runs down hill.
    2. Payday is Friday.
    3. Don't chew on your fingernails.
    :imaposer
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