When the Ironhead cylinder head must be worked on the rocker arm cover as to be removed. After some cleaning and ispection and repair gets done one must put the cover back on the head. That means a new gasket must get used. Here is how to remove the old one without messing things up.
When a custom oil tank is made the most important fitting in use is the one that feeds oil to the oil pump. That one is generally referred to as the feed fitting. Here is one way to make sure the fitting itself does not leak oil before, durring and after some ride.
The cleaning, inspection and repair routine is an easy way to figure out what needs to be done to keep the master cylinder working like new. Here are the things that need to get done while cleaning, inspecting and repairing a 1979 Sportster rear disc brake master cylinder. Good luck.
An Ironhead Sportster is just like any other automobile on the road. It has a clutch mecanism that allows one to make the engine stop pushing the rear wheel along. This is how the clutch mechanism used from 1979 to 1983 can get adjusted.
While adjusting an Ironhead Sportster clutch one should get the right amount of clutch lever free play. Here is a figure that shows one how that looks and feels.
This is how to take a 1979 Ironhead Sportster rear brake master cylinder apart. It tells the right order the parts should be taken apart in. Here is how to get the job done, when required, without messing things up.
The Ironhead Sportster 1982 and 1983 front master cylinder are like each other. They can both be put back together the same way. That is why the title reads 1982 and 1983 assembly. Here are the instructions to follow.
Here is a figure of the Ironhead Sportster front brake hand lever used in 1982 and 1983. It shows all the parts used to hook it up to the front master cylinder. The numbered part names make it easier to follow instructions. It is used mostly when the 1982 and 1983 front master cylinder is being put back together.
When repairing a flat tire or or installing a new tire, for a 179 to 1983 Ironhead Sportster, the procedures below should be followed.
This Sportster 1983 front master cylinder figure shows what the Ironhead Sportster front brake master cylinder is made out of. It matches the figure for a 1982 Ironhead Sportster so much that they disassmble and assemble the same way. One just has to learn how to work on 1982 and later model front master cylinders.