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Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« on: June 15, 2020, 01:46:25 PM »

The FXR that had set for a very long time before getting to me has been used more since it got here a couple years ago.  Still not ridden heavily but at least used regularly now.  It's been good too.  Once all the maintenance necessary to bring it out of hibernation was done it's been problem-free.

Rode it again this morning for an hour and a half.  Just walked past it in the garage and saw a smeared oil drop on the transmission top cover.  Don't even have to look close.  Damned Evo rocker boxes!  :huepfenlol2:


And, of course, it's the back one.


If it stays as light as it is it'll also be a winter chore at this point :2vrolijk_21: .
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 04:47:31 PM »

If you changed to the right brand of oil that would've never happened.  Just sayin'........


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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 07:11:02 PM »

If you changed to the right brand of oil that would've never happened.  Just sayin'........


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No, if I look at it from the left side of the bike it is the right hand cylinder that's leaking so that can't be it!
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 07:12:13 PM »

Gawd, just had a thought.  Bet a lot (most?) of the brethren here never owned Evos (or Pans or Shovels, etc).
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 08:02:20 PM »

Gawd, just had a thought.  Bet a lot (most?) of the brethren here never owned Evos (or Pans or Shovels, etc).
I had an Evo... wish I still had it.  :(

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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020, 08:25:39 PM »

I had an Evo... wish I still had it.  :(

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That's a sharp bike Gary.  Like that a lot.  My last two Evo were a Heritage and a Road King.  The Heritage was a pretty typical bike for me appearance was.  The Road King, for some reason, was never my friend and I just beat the crap out of it.  Serviced and rode, don't think I ever even wiped it off.  Definitely not treated nearly as well as yours was :2vrolijk_21: .
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 05:32:44 AM »

Gawd, just had a thought.  Bet a lot (most?) of the brethren here never owned Evos (or Pans or Shovels, etc).

42 and 47 Kunck ... Does that count?

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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 06:34:25 AM »


No, if I look at it from the left side of the bike it is the right hand cylinder that's leaking so that can't be it!

ISWYDT. 

Almost named one of my bikes Evita.  Because of the weeping.  Don't cry for me Argen...... nevermind.
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2020, 10:43:48 AM »

ISWYDT. 

Almost named one of my bikes Evita.  Because of the weeping.  Don't cry for me Argen...... nevermind.


There!  That's what I'm talking about (in that other thread)!  A bike needs to just give up its name to you!
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2020, 10:46:39 AM »


There!  That's what I'm talking about (in that other thread)!  A bike needs to just give up its name to you!

'zactly!

I woulda put this in the other thread, but it belongs here not there.
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2020, 01:59:58 PM »

Gawd, just had a thought.  Bet a lot (most?) of the brethren here never owned Evos (or Pans or Shovels, etc).


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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2020, 02:13:41 PM »

74 Ironhead XLCH - biggest POS I've ever owned.
82 Shovelhead Low Rider - best bike I ever owned.


Just realized that of all the bikes I've had over the years never had an Ironhead.  Had a rolling frame for awhile but never a whole bike.  Ironheads are kind of like my Idaho....
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2020, 02:14:22 PM »

42 and 47 Kunck ... Does that count?

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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2020, 11:11:24 AM »

Had a 97 Fatboy with front rocker box issues. Finally figured it out. The lower rocker box had a small chrome bump on bottom side of corner. It was always difficult removing the front exhaust rock arm shaft when box was bolted to head. Put some sticky back sand paper on a flat inspection stone and sanded/lapped it back flat. Worked good after.
Probably a rare case but thought I'd throw it out there.

I loved that bike, but don't know if it was because it was really a great bike or because it was my first Harley. A little of both probably.
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Re: Well Crap --- Don't Even Have to Look
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2020, 11:26:23 AM »

Had a 97 Fatboy with front rocker box issues. Finally figured it out. The lower rocker box had a small chrome bump on bottom side of corner. It was always difficult removing the front exhaust rock arm shaft when box was bolted to head. Put some sticky back sand paper on a flat inspection stone and sanded/lapped it back flat. Worked good after.
Probably a rare case but thought I'd throw it out there.

I loved that bike, but don't know if it was because it was really a great bike or because it was my first Harley. A little of both probably.


A version of your sanding method was my always my go-to for the too often slightly warped rocker boxes also.  Good flat surface (machinist's table, counter top, something that works) and some sticky sandpaper then slowly work the surface until it's flat.  I haven't told the FXR yet that it'll get sanded yet.  However.....

After noticing the rear leak I looked everything over even more closely and with a really good light.  Ever so slight leak on the back and a seep on the front.  Both could run for a long time but they'll get some winter maintenance this year.  Which led me too.....

Gawd we just can't leave stuff alone.  So I was thinking (those words rarely lead to anything cheap)....

Don, I says to myself, if you've got the top off both heads anyway you might as well.....

Well, you know where that's ending up..... :drink:
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