Villageidiot destroys a perfectly nice sportster.

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

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    sometimes a left hand drill just won’t fuckin cut it though.
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  2. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    No fuckin shit.
  3. AK650

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    EDM is the way to go. Or, if there's enough of a nub left, weld a nut on, and back it out. The only way to get easy access to Sportster exhaust studs, is to pull the heads. If you've gone that far, may as well do it right. One slip with a drill, and it's time to break out the TIG torch!
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  4. Robnp

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    The guy says this EDM will burn out everything including broken extractors inside of broken bolts. He blasts the bolt and picks the threads clean.

    I got everything assembled yesterday and started the break-in process. The recommended 500 miles below 4000 rpm is not going to be easy.
  5. Robnp

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    Just over 300 miles in and she's lifting the front wheel on takeoff
  6. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile Supporter

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    Only four tanks of gas to go.
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  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    tank is small, but it looks the best.
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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    so what you’re saying is.... shoulda done heads and cams too?
  9. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile Supporter

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    You put the same tank on that I would have. If it would have been closer it would be in my garage, not my nephews.
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  10. Robnp

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    Now you've got something to ride when you come this way
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  11. Fr8dog61

    Fr8dog61 Been here awhile

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    I love it when a plan comes together!!!

    :clap:happay
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  12. Robnp

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    My neighbor has an XB12ss parts bike laying in the garage. I'm wondering if those heads would bolt on to the Sportster.
  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    yeah, buell heads are bolt on.

    im not sure how they'd work with the "basic" 1250/1275 pistons etc.

    i know hammer specs pistons for ones with 1200 heads different then 883 heads, and port/cams etc are different yet again, so id check with him before getting things apart.
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  14. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    The Buell combustion chambers are significantly larger than the 883 heads which will give you low compression and cost power. The Hammer kits take into account which heads you have, the 883 heads are 49.5cc while the 1200 heads are 67cc and the Buell heads vary between 62-67cc depending on which Buell they are from. There's other differences too, especially when you get to the rubber mount years, but I know that doesn't apply to your bike.

    Here's some reading for you. http://hammerperf.com/ttxlheads.shtml
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