Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #16 by evilratwing » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:58 am

I think I'll be doing this on my 92,000 mile '78.

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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #17 by gadelsperger » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:50 pm

So, what would be the fix after another 50,000+ miles?

New shafts, if available?
Used shafts in better condition, if available?
Build up & re-machine existing shafts, if affordable?
Could the shafts be machined smooth, with the rockers re-bushed and honed to fit?
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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #18 by CYBORG » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:08 pm

lots of options. i think i would wait until i hit 150k before worrying about it. i have more then that on cyborg, and they are still fine
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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #19 by jvacustoms » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:53 pm

Does this Happen to the GL1200 as well ? and if so is there any difference in proceedure ? I got the bike with 153,000 on it and i have added something like 5k in the last 7 monthes I do hear a slight tap tap noise but its not real loud. I assumed it was a exhause leak at the header to adapter pipe on my bike (i have harley take offs on it) with no gasket. There is a little smoke that puffs from it when i start the bike on a cold morning and have the choke on.
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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #20 by Roady » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:24 am

I'd tend to think that's an exhaust noise. The 1200's have hydraulic lifters.

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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #21 by mike in idaho » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:19 pm

Old Fogey wrote:The the top end will get over oiled, the crank bearings will be starved......

Isn't that the the restrictor orifice, at the head gasket joint, is for? To maintain oil pressure in the bottom end?
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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #22 by MSGT-R » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:15 am

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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #23 by elslimdiablo » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:20 pm

Is there any way to get the pictures back to this article?
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Re: Free Rocker Shaft Fix (new version)

Post #24 by Whiskerfish » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:49 pm

will PM Old Fogey
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