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by King
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Lubrication System
Topic: Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: Oil Pump

Hi Steinauge

The check ball seat is apparently totally shot. I have had it lapped and burnished to no avail. It sumps about a quart in two weeks. So it looks like a rebuilt one is needed. I'd rather not go with a repop as I have heard they are not that great.

King
by King
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Lubrication System
Topic: Oil Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Oil Pump

Hi all

Does anyone know of a rebuilder of oil pumps for my 51FL.

Thanks

King
by King
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Perplexed

Thanks Guys

I will check the lifters (I have soilds, canned the oilcans years ago) and let you know the results. Screwed up valves would also explain the backfiring out the carb.

King
by King
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Perplexed

Hi Cotten The headgasket failure was from insufficient torquing. It appeared to have "failed" around one of the oil passages thus the oil in the cylinder/fouled ploug. We examined the parts carefully and no warping or extruded head bolt inserts were present and the whole assembly did not show any si...
by King
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Perplexed

Hi All My 51 FL had become impossible to kick start and when I finally got it running (downhill start) it ran on only one cylinder. A quick check of the plugs showed the rear cylinder to be oil fouled. So I tore it down and discovered a blown rear head gasket. Yesterday I and a few of the bros got t...
by King
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Top End / Cylinders / Heads
Topic: Leaking Rocker Covers
Replies: 10
Views: 3435

Leaking Rocker Covers

Hi All I knew I shouldn't have used them but I had a set of thick cardboard gaskets for the Pan covers so on they went. Of course they leak like a sieve. I had plastic compound gaskets on my STD heads that stayed sealed for over 10 years so I want to go in that direction. Anybody have a good type an...
by King
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Linkert
Topic: Linkert Too Rich??
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: Linkert Too Rich??

Cotten

Thanks for the reply. I haven't retested yet but some symptoms of the evil leak have manifested. I thing going back to the plumbers may be the solution. So are you willing to let go of the OS nipples?

King
by King
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Linkert
Topic: Linkert Too Rich??
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: Linkert Too Rich??

Thanks Steve and Cotton I checked timing and it was a bit retarded. The valves seem ok. I have solids so I adjust them on the tight side but still able to spin with a bit of drag. I think a lot of my initial problem was that I was flooding on the attempt to start (too many kicks with full choke). Fo...
by King
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Linkert
Topic: Linkert Too Rich??
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Linkert Too Rich??

Hi All After much back and forth, procrastination, and just pain angst I have the original heads back on my 51FL with Linkert attached. I won’t go into sealing the manifold but just let’s say it was a good thing we did the assembly in a machine shop. Eventually, all sealed up well and ...
by King
Tue May 03, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Brakes
Topic: Brake Shoe Arcing
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Brake Shoe Arcing

Hi All

Scored new brake shoes for my 51FL at Oley. Want to install soon but I'm a bit confused about "arcing". I noticed Palmer has a write-up on the subject but it is a bit cryptic. Anyone know the correct proceedure? The knowledge base is mum on this.

King
by King
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My spare time project
Replies: 72
Views: 14449

Re: My spare time project

Terry

I'll measure them tonight. Now that the front end is back on I'll take a couple of side on pics also.

King
by King
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous topics
Topic: 30 years in the garage
Replies: 18
Views: 6170

Re: 30 years in the garage

Hi Old Soul I must agree with the concensus of opinion on HD dealers almost all of them have a no pre-EVO service policy. But, like my local one, they may have had mechanics working for them that have spun off their own shops. So it is worth a stop-by to ask a few questions. If you are anywheres nea...
by King
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Linkert
Topic: Linkert/ Manifold Mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Linkert/ Manifold Mounting

Thanks Cotten

Confusion resolved. I will get a spacer and as my flanges dressed very well I'll be ready to go.

King
by King
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My spare time project
Replies: 72
Views: 14449

Re: My spare time project

Terry Here are some dimensions I made while installing my front end. Brake Back Plate 9” dia; Brake Drum 8 3/4” dia; Cow bells 3 3/8” across top, 3” across bottom, 7” high; fork legs 30” overall, aluminum 16”; Front fender 8 ½” across rear flare, 6 ...
by King
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Linkert
Topic: Linkert/ Manifold Mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Linkert/ Manifold Mounting

Hi All Here is a Linkert to manifold question. Is the 'spacer block' referred to here and there actually the “manifold insulating gasket" part # 27411-40? I found one in my junk box and it appears to be some sort of asbestos sandwich about 1/8" thick. I am asuming that one would add a gasket on ei...

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