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  • kiwidave Posts: 3092
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend kiwidave
    17 Jun 2017 02:20 PM
    There actually is a stock hole on mine, but then it is an oddball 1985 4spd with unique tweaked Shovel frame.  The hole / Allen key procedure is referred to in the factory manual.  
  • Adz69 Posts: 151
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    17 Jun 2017 08:38 PM
    This is a really informative thread. It's great to check out the pics too. I like the cut down allen key tool...necessity is the mother of invention. 
  • John.R Posts: 117
    Stock Poster John.R
    17 Jun 2017 09:59 PM
    Posted by kiwidave on 17 Jun 2017 02:20 PM
    There actually is a stock hole on mine, but then it is an oddball 1985 4spd with unique tweaked Shovel frame.  The hole / Allen key procedure is referred to in the factory manual.  

     On an FXR frame? Interesting, my frame is technically a shovel frame but differences are limited. 

  • 05WG Posts: 6
    Stock Poster 05WG
    18 Jun 2017 07:30 PM
    Posted by John.R on 17 Jun 2017 09:59 PM
    Posted by kiwidave on 17 Jun 2017 02:20 PM
    There actually is a stock hole on mine, but then it is an oddball 1985 4spd with unique tweaked Shovel frame.  The hole / Allen key procedure is referred to in the factory manual.  

     On an FXR frame? Interesting, my frame is technically a shovel frame but differences are limited. 

     Not sure what model Kiwidave has. But my 1985 FXWG has both the hole and the reference in the factory manual. Though my manual does not cover the FXR model. And yours is an '86 model.

  • John.R Posts: 117
    Stock Poster John.R
    18 Jun 2017 08:18 PM
    Posted by 05WG on 18 Jun 2017 07:30  

      But my 1985 FXWG has both the hole and the reference in the factory manual. Though my manual does not cover the FXR model. And yours is an '86 model.

     Yeah different frames,bikes and FSMs.

     What makes you think mines an 86?

  • kiwidave Posts: 3092
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend kiwidave
    19 Jun 2017 09:27 AM
    Mine is 1985 FXEF 4spd Evo. 
  • 05WG Posts: 6
    Stock Poster 05WG
    19 Jun 2017 06:34 PM
    Posted by John.R on 18 Jun 2017 08:18 PM
    Posted by 05WG on 18 Jun 2017 07:30  

      But my 1985 FXWG has both the hole and the reference in the factory manual. Though my manual does not cover the FXR model. And yours is an '86 model.

     Yeah different frames,bikes and FSMs.

     What makes you think mines an 86?

     Original post stated "Engine is an 86 with unknown KM's". Sounds like I jumped to the wrong conclusion :-)

  • John.R Posts: 117
    Stock Poster John.R
    19 Jun 2017 07:58 PM
    Heads dropped off to local shop today, he'll go through em let me know what needs to replaced, no hurry on em though. I just need to give him the valve seals when I get my gasket kit.

    Any preferences between Cometic and James? It had a james kit in, withno dramas, but hear Cometic is just as popular?

    Still trying pin down a pair of nice cylinders, otherwise it looks like ill probably just end up with the S&S replacement kit, which comes with 10:1 pistons anyway. Only problem is ive gotta wait till my parents go to the states in a month to get em.
  • perthhog Posts: 1653
    Motor Head perthhog
    21 Jun 2017 04:41 PM
    Ok I'll throw it out there good going with your made tool , evo softails have a hole in the frame for the said bolt as do the 
    Aftermarket kraftech frames , I had a chuckle at what Dave said about the bolt getting lost down into frame I remember 
    Back to when I had one of frames re powder coated and had the frame at hm blowing out all the excess sand that was 
    In the frame from being sandblasted  before I started to assemble it back together and a rocker cover bolt come
    Flying out of a frame hole lol   And snapon and probley others do make a spanner for the rocker cover bolts I'm lucky 
    I grabbed one years ago of flebay
  • tussuck Posts: 1276
    Aussy
    Performance Poster tussuck
    22 Jun 2017 11:35 AM
    Both James and Cometic are good gasket kits.  I tend to go with James but that's mainly habit and availability... The key thing with either set of head gaskets is to follow their instructions and not the ones in the harley manual (I buy the MLS ones which are basically a laminated one and so have different torque needs)
  • John.R Posts: 117
    Stock Poster John.R
    22 Jun 2017 05:55 PM
    Posted by tussuck on 22 Jun 2017 12:05 PM
    Both James and Cometic are good gasket kits.  I tend to go with James but that's mainly habit and availability... The key thing with either set of head gaskets is to follow their instructions and not the ones in the harley manual (I buy the MLS ones which are basically a laminated one and so have different torque needs)

     

    I think those are the ones that where in it.

    Like a rubberized metal gasket with orange sealing 'line' for want of a better word? And base and head gaskets with a metal ring around em.

    I'll try and get those again, hopefully they all come in 1 convenient kit lol

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