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    Yes, I see both your points. After I posted my...

    Yes, I see both your points. After I posted my question it occurred to me the likelihood of it being a simple ring fix not very likely. Prob has scoring on the cylinder wall. Think I'll ride it for...
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    83 XLX Piston Rings

    Hello, I figured I'd deal with oil getting in above the cylinder. I think the front jug is getting oil leaking down from the rocker box. I'm not sure but when I had that rocker box off last year to...
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    Just to add some closure on this thread. Reset...

    Just to add some closure on this thread.

    Reset float level to specification. I did have it a pinch high.

    I added a 1/4 inch insulator block between the carb and manifold.

    I'm able to get...
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    These torque cones won't work for my ironhead....

    These torque cones won't work for my ironhead. Different mounting of pipes to exhaust port. But I have not read about them before so thanks for the suggestion. Same idea as lollipop. Sooner or later...
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    Ok, thanks for all the good ideas and info. I...

    Ok, thanks for all the good ideas and info. I think right off the bat I'll check the float level. I did this last spring but I didn't realize how critical it is. So I'm assuming that's my problem....
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    S&S Super E can't lean out enough?

    83 ironhead XLX, lollipopped open drags

    I've read and watched all the S&S documentation/ videos. I've searched a ton. I get the basic concepts. I'm a fan of manuals and principal process. I am new...
  7. Thank you, Jim

    Thank you, Jim
  8. 1983 Ironhead Rear wheel bearing assembly parts order

    Hello, i have all the manuals. Seems to me to be a discrepancy. The drawings show the parts going opposite from the photograph of the chain side axle.

    what I have now from the disk side to the...
  9. thank you Jim, I had the idea backwards. I...

    thank you Jim, I had the idea backwards. I thought the longer the spacer made the end play smaller. The internal spacer I had is way too small and the one that came with the new wheel is just barely...
  10. 83 XLX Wheel Bearing No End Play, No Inner Spacers., WTF?

    Hopefully asking in the right forum.

    Got a new front wheel. Setting end play. With no inner spacers installed the bearings get so tight the wheel stops spinning, no end play with no inner spacers...
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    For future inquiry. Vulcan Works makes...

    For future inquiry. Vulcan Works makes speedomerter drive eliminator spacers in many sizes. If you know the OEM part number you can locate the correct size spacer on their website. If you do not have...
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    I ordered a new speedo drive so I could measure...

    I ordered a new speedo drive so I could measure it. I destroyed the OG one thinking I could reuse some of it as a spacer. Bought a caliper. Bought some steel spacers from Vulconworks.

    I'm pretty...
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    Hey Jim, is it kosher to use multiple outer...

    Hey Jim, is it kosher to use multiple outer spacers to build tolerance for this?

    Thanks
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    thanks Jim, I learned a lot from that. Will look...

    thanks Jim, I learned a lot from that. Will look into spacers.
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    83XLX Wheel Spacers

    I've rebuilt the front end on an 1983 XLX, new neck and stem bearings, rebuilt forks. I'm installing a new wheel/tire/rotors.

    I have two issues.

    1) I'm trying to eliminate the speedometer. The...
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    Sticky: Hello, got an 83 Ironhead project going. Looking...

    Hello, got an 83 Ironhead project going. Looking for info on how to learn what and where to start chopping and swapping parts.
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