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Forum: Ironhead
09-05-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By IronMick

The rear fender is a common pinch area for the...

The rear fender is a common pinch area for the wires running to the tail light. It is not uncommon to have them run correctly and still get a pinch when the fender is installed. The trick is to raise...
Forum: Ironhead
09-04-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By IronMick

Here is an idea... Buy the Kraft Tech [or a...

Here is an idea...

Buy the Kraft Tech [or a copy] for 1977&78. The shifter [left] side will fit and work. Install the brake [right] side. The parts all fit ok but you have to connect the newly...
Forum: Ironhead
08-02-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By IronMick

Some things here may be helpful, especially the...

Some things here may be helpful, especially the last one showing flow of force thru the trans and the position of the parts as it is shifted...
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Forum: Ironhead
07-13-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By IronMick

If that is all of the parts that you have then...

If that is all of the parts that you have then you are missing all of the internal engine parts, and much more. I do hope you have more :) If not my suggestion is to buy another 1979 and keep this...
Forum: Ironhead
04-13-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By IronMick

I have never looked into these different...

I have never looked into these different speedometer ratios, so I personally have no clue as what ratio to look for, or even what the ratios mean. I would trust everything that yellowstone kelly had...
Forum: Ironhead
03-10-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By IronMick

I expect that you have a very good bike there. It...

I expect that you have a very good bike there. It will need a lot of regular maintenance, as it is a vintage HD motorcycle.

I get new keys from a regular lock shop. We do have an HD dealership in...
Forum: Ironhead
02-19-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By IronMick

Here's a better look at it... ...

Here's a better look at it...

https://youtu.be/dwgzYQE4Mns
Forum: Ironhead
02-19-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By IronMick

Larger intake and exhaust valves are a waste. The...

Larger intake and exhaust valves are a waste. The stock valves are plenty big enough, if perhaps a bit oversize to start with.

I have not heard of anyone using an Ultima carb on an IronHead. I see...
Forum: Ironhead
02-18-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By IronMick

A few of us read this section often, myself every...

A few of us read this section often, myself every day. Your question is very unusual. I have never heard that 900 heads flow better than 1000, and am uncertain about the other comments you made about...
Forum: Ironhead
02-08-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By IronMick

Here is the Ultima kit from the buyer,...

Here is the Ultima kit from the buyer, jirehcycles, from whom I have purchased 4 or 5 of these kits - two for myself and a few for IronHead friends. Never a problem with any of these transactions or...
Forum: Ironhead
01-08-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By IronMick

Most guys choose Harley Davidson Formula+ ...

Most guys choose Harley Davidson Formula+

There are lots of other choices including some ATFs and competing products. I have stuck with the Formula+
Forum: Ironhead
01-07-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By IronMick

"Most guys" run dino oil, straight 50W for normal...

"Most guys" run dino oil, straight 50W for normal temperatures, 60W in extra hot climates. 25W50 in winter.
Forum: Ironhead
01-07-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By IronMick

Actually the diode is easy to find in the...

Actually the diode is easy to find in the headlight bucket. It is encased in a black soft plastic tube in an orange wire. The wire comes from what I call "the orange wire connector", which has 3...
Forum: Ironhead
12-26-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By IronMick

The Christmas season is more than just the one...

The Christmas season is more than just the one day :)
Forum: Ironhead
11-19-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,086
Posted By IronMick

Congratulations on getting a nice looking 1980! :)

Congratulations on getting a nice looking 1980! :)
Forum: Ironhead
10-13-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By IronMick

Here's an older post from the other IronHead...

Here's an older post from the other IronHead forum ...
Forum: Ironhead
09-13-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By IronMick

IMO the Lockhart is a good choice, especially if...

IMO the Lockhart is a good choice, especially if you are in a hot climate. After I installed one on my 1978 the oil tank would no longer burn my thigh :) On my 1980 an oil cooler [different brand]...
Forum: Ironhead
09-12-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By IronMick

I am not expert on internal engine...

I am not expert on internal engine characteristics, but I have heard many times from experts on these forums that IronHead engine valves are large to start with and that there is no gain from...
Forum: Ironhead
08-28-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By IronMick

I really like both of those parts. I learned to...

I really like both of those parts. I learned to love the fender with my first IronHead ~15 years ago and the A/C trim soon after. Later I found similar starter and generator end caps. Sometimes I...
Forum: Ironhead
08-18-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By IronMick

With the engine rev'd up you should get 13 to 14....

With the engine rev'd up you should get 13 to 14.

Here is a simple load test:
1. fully charge the battery
2. Disconnect the spark plug leads and lay them on the cylinder heads so that they are...
Forum: Ironhead
05-28-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By IronMick

Yes. I have bought from them a number of times...

Yes. I have bought from them a number of times over the years. I think their storefront is KC International.
Forum: Ironhead
05-26-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By IronMick

The only IronHeads that leak are the ones that do...

The only IronHeads that leak are the ones that do not get proper maintenance. Here are my check lists. Focusing on these should overcome most issues ...

Regular Maintenance...
Forum: Ironhead
04-08-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By IronMick

Yes! I had Billy Barr do the safety inspection on...

Yes! I had Billy Barr do the safety inspection on my first IronHead in ~2004. Cool 70s pic "Dad" :)
Forum: Ironhead
04-06-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By IronMick

Cool. Just have to check out further the Title...

Cool. Just have to check out further the Title process in your state. Hope it all works out fairly easy.

FYI: What some guys have been able to do in the past if they are in a difficult state is...
Forum: Ironhead
04-05-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By IronMick

For all 1970 and later motorcycles the title goes...

For all 1970 and later motorcycles the title goes with the frame. So if you have proper frame title document you are good to go with any engine that you install. I think that a bill of sale is not a...
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