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    It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    I thought you'd all like a laugh.

    Photos of my 1988 1200 XLH. One pile is for powder coating, one is for paint and the motor for rebuilding. My over winter project.
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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    Good to see the pictures, keep us posted.
    Time is precious, waste it wisely.

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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    I've just seen that my thread has over 100 views. Wow. If you are REALLY interested, I'll add occasional updates here. To that end my latest update is that the parts for powder coating were sent away a week ago. They said 2 weeks, but I won't be disappointed if it takes a bit longer. Also, this weekend I built a wooden workbench as the only places I had to work on the engine were the floor, a brick wall or an old Workmate which is falling apart.

    The photos above were just a couple out of a big album. I tend to photograph things a lot as I go so I know what they looked like before they came apart and to remind myself in the future what I did. If you want to be REALLY bored by LOTS of pictures, here is a link to the current album. Bear in mind it will only get updated occasionally, as I do things.

    Next job is to strip the heads, clean the paint, carbon and any other crap off of the heads and cylinders, then get them in for rebore and pistons, valves, guides etc. I don't have the tools or knowledge for the engineering stuff so sadly I have to have them done by someone who can. I have arrangements made with a local HD specialist.

    It's pissing down, keep dry.
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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    Those photos bring back memories of my 1987 1100cc Sportster strip down a good few years ago. Chopped it eventually and put a 2001 engine in . Yesterday I started to clean the old 1100 engine and am going to slowly start building it up. Good luck with the build.

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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geordie Ray View Post
    Good luck with the build.
    Thanks for the support. I'll need it.
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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    We like a good build thread. Stops the children squabbling in the cabin fever season........















    .......welll, in the same way that a biscuit stops a dog barking.
    Much less involved.....

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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    I suspect that once this as all done and history you may find yourself answering new peoples questions on here! No such thing as too many pix when so much hidden stuff is visible.

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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul P. View Post
    No such thing as too many pix when so much hidden stuff is visible.
    I couldn't agree more. As always, there is much more to the story. This album is part 2, as you may have noticed in the title. Part one was when I first got the bike from an importer (it came in from New York via Classicandclassy Motorcycles) and I stripped and repaired the chassis to get an MOT, so I could get a numberplate issued. However that left the motor to be done, many changes I want to make and many lessons learnt to be corrected. This is my first Harley. Talk about getting dropped in at the deep end!
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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    I am guessing by now you have found these sites?

    Partsfinder - http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.....asp?make=hdmc

    Wiring diagram - https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....t/view?id=5526

    Great work there with your bike.

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    Re: It's amazing how quickly these machines come apart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy from Sandy View Post
    I am guessing by now you have found these sites?

    Partsfinder - http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.....asp?make=hdmc

    Wiring diagram - https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....t/view?id=5526

    Great work there with your bike.
    It's not great, theres a long way to go, but I have hopes of a decent outcome. Thanks for the support though.

    I have the first link thanks, but not the one to the wiring diagram. Thats a good one, thanks. What I do have is a PDF file of the Harley Davidson-1986-2003 Sportster Service Manual which includes a wiring diagram. I couldn't have gotten this far without it. I searched Pirate Bay for any references to Harley and Evo and found a bundle of pdf's including this. I would offer to make them public but I don't want to drag the club into disrepute throuigh piracy.
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