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  • Thu, Jun 15 2017 1:28 PM

    New member intro

    Hello

    New member here. I have an 84 XLH1000 Sportster which has been in storage for a while. Just trying to get it back in shape. I have rebuilt the carb, new air/oil and filters, and done some general cleaning. Have it running now (roughly).  Currently want to do the top end and will be looking for some advice. '

    Hell All and look forward to chatting

    Bernie5412

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  • Thu, Jun 15 2017 2:02 PM In reply to

    • FX
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    Nice to have ya here Bernie. Ya came to the right place, plenty of quality parts here for your Ironhead. It will be a pleasure to help you...Your '84 was the first year for the alternator at mid-year. Is yours Generator or alternator? Did you clean the fuel tank out real good from it's sitting in storage? it will give you problems if not...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Thu, Jun 15 2017 7:52 PM In reply to

    • Ironhead
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    Re: New member intro

    Bernie - Yes, welcome to the fourms - what part of the country are you from?

    If it has been sitting for a few years, I would suggest short-changing the first couple of oil changes - just in case dirt separated from the oil and is being picked up again with the new oil.

    The first tool out of the box should be the "book"  Geeked

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