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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by villageidiot, Oct 26, 2018.
sometimes a left hand drill just won’t fuckin cut it though.
No fuckin shit.
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!
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.
Just over 300 miles in and she's lifting the front wheel on takeoff
Only four tanks of gas to go.
tank is small, but it looks the best.
so what you’re saying is.... shoulda done heads and cams too?
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.
Now you've got something to ride when you come this way
I love it when a plan comes together!!!
My neighbor has an XB12ss parts bike laying in the garage. I'm wondering if those heads would bolt on to the Sportster.
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.
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
I put a weld bead on the bearing and then am able to knock them out easily.
I do too, but sometimes ya forget in the heat of battle