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.
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 :-)
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
Opened the cam chest up on the weekend, and surprised to find a TP engineering steel breather gear...
Even weirder is that is has no screen on it. Luckily the bore is std size and in good nick, so the S&S one has been slotted in.
Not surprised to find the stock cam in it though haha. I think I've decided on the EV46.
Ill swap the bearing out soon, its already got a Torrington in it which is good, but just swapping out anyway.
Thank you for the tips.
Not sure the gear swap will be necessary, but will scope it out when It gets here. I was just reading through the Andrews instructions and they detail the specs for the lash so will scope it all out. I actually hadn't considered (or even heard anyone else mention it) till your post and then reading the instructions.
As for cam fitment, it'll definitely be dry fitted up to check clearances and shim sizes. Which is also important since mines an 86 and is apparently slightly different after that year?
As for gaskets, once I get my shit together and get a list ill buy em all from rollies. I think I've got the part numbers right according to James Catalogue:
Not much to update, I've put together an ever growing list of shit for my parents to get from the states for me when they go next month:
Is the gear keyed so that it can't be put on incorrectly, or slightly out of time etc?
As for the gaskets, ive got a loose one here that was in my sleeve with bike.
Its the 'style' of the 'wrong one' but has the same holes as the 'right' one (notably the 2 seperate sections, and three holes on the left)
Are you talking about style as in material, or the actual design of the gasket?