Villageidiot destroys a perfectly nice sportster.

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

  1. TonyKZ1

    TonyKZ1 Long timer

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    Sorry for your loss, may he RIP. Our Prayers and condolences to his friends and family.
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  2. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Sorry to hear about your friend, shit just ain't fair sometimes. You figure anything out on the tranny?
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  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    thank you. its been a surreal week.

    i figured out that i need to take the primary apart.

    got the garage cleared/cleaned and will get it on the bench today.
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Annnnnnnndddddd

    I took a nap instead.
  5. Kai Ju

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    Naps are good for the soul...as well as a tired body...
  6. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    I bent the transmission shiftier rod on my 2 smoker dragging the bike on it's side across a down 3 foot diameter log years ago.

    The bent shaft hung up and caused mis-shifts.

    Maybe the bike took a rest on it's side and bent it's shaft before you bought it.
  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Doubtful, but I’ll check it for straight.
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  8. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    The crank nut will have red locktite, heat'll be your friend. I think one of them (trans or crank) is reverse thread too, double-check that before you "hog" on parts.

    I've used the fabric from a ratchet strap bunched up and strategically jammed between the primary chain and sprocket to immobilize it for removal.
  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I’ll use a torch on the nuts, and I got a impact.

    I’ll get it up there soon and start peckin away at it.
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  10. fast1075

    fast1075 Not a Lemming Supporter

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    At least with a 2003, it should have a trap door. The output stays in the case. The rest of the transmission pulls out. You need a pusher/puller to extract the output. And it would be a good idea to replace the bearings in the output while you have it apart. If it comes to that.
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah it’s got the trap door.

    I’ll figure out how deep I’m goin in when I get in there. I’m hoping I find the detent plate borked. And I’ll only pull the gear cluster to inspect.

    Hoping I don’t have to pull the output or replace any gears.











    My luck, they’re all fucked.
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  12. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    ...yeah and if they are, you'll tackle that with ease as usual. Get some pics(hahahaha)us folks might find it helpful.
  13. SportsterTom

    SportsterTom Been here awhile

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    VI, since it looks like you've done quite a bit of research on your trans problem you may already have seen what I'm going to say... A locking bar placed between the primary sprockets works best for preventing movement when unscrewing the nuts. Baker Drivetrain makes a shifter drum with a bolt-on shift cam that eliminates that POS e-clip/belleville spring, it's rather pricey though. I had the shifter cam fall off the drum on one of my earlier Sportsters once and had to push the thing about a mile to get it home, that was a workout! I decided if it ever happened again I'd try a regular cirlip with a spacer, so far my current bike is shifting good...knock on wood.
    https://bakerdrivetrain.com/products/5-speed-smooth-shift-kit
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  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Still ain’t touched the bike, it’s not even on the bench.

    Got my wardrobe sorted yesterday for the memorial next weekend

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    And today I’ve been at Disneyland, Star Wars land, etc.

    Bike will chill a bit longer. Meh.
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  15. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    It’s on the table.

    Had to move a bunch of stuff in the garage to make room for other things so on the table it goes.

    Maybe I’ll be able to start peckin away at it.
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  16. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Joel is gunna be looking down laughing his ass off seeing you wearing that!


    Should be a wonderful life celebration of Joel,

    all the best kid!
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  17. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @oneworldcycles

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    Man, real sorry to hear that. Lost my closest friend in Feb to pancreatic cancer. Fuck cancer is right
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  18. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry to hear that.

    Shit fuckin sucks.
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  19. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @oneworldcycles

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    Badly. Sincerely , fuck cancer.
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  20. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Check this stylish dude out.

    All for a good reason, Colby honoring his good buddy Joel that was recently taken by cancer.

    Good on you for pulling it off with such grace & style.

    Sure hope the day went well!!

    You know, YOU FREAKIN' KNOW, Joel is looking down cracking up. Good job youngsta.:thumb

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