First I want to say its awsome to know there are so many people sharing information online. This is my first post here and I could already make a list of people I would like to thank for sharing things they know.
I have visited and became a member on a couple of other forums, so some of you will know about my project. I am gathering information and learning all I can about something I have let set for far too long. I will try to keep my thread here on subject and not focus on the 'restoration' aspect, but more of a preservation for now.
I am pretty much as dumb as they come here. I have very limited time turning wrenches on a Harley. Rebuilding the carb on a 92 FXDC, the linkert on this bike, and replacing fork seals on my buds sporty is about as far as I have went.
Thats about to change. I have some reading material on order- Palmers book, shop books, ect...
I do have some background with tools and the internal combustion engine- mostly from being an auto tech (mostly GM stuff).
So here is my morph, as I purchased it on that day.
There are some cool things going on here- some of them I knew about when I bought it, some I have just learned about.
I have tons of pictures in my photobucket account. Feel free to have a peek.
At this point the bike does not run. I do not have spark. The carb needs cleaned + gaskets ect. I am not sure of the compression.
I have heard it run- that was 1999. It turns over and has some 'whoof' when the plugs are out. The air pressure is enough to pass by my thumb.
So Cotten has stated I need to clean / inspect the ignition- I could use some pointers. (I printed the info from the BOS web page)
The carb will be pretty straight forward.
Aside from possible low compression I should be able to get some noise out of the pipes once the carb and ignition are in known working order.
I am wondering if I should just go through the engine and trans before I try to fire it up. It would re-assure me of the internals at a minimum.
So, this is what brings me to the FLATHEADPOWER forum.