need help with installation and adjustment of push rods on 77 iron head

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by lewis, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. lewis

    lewis Member

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    I have tryed doing it by the service tech book called clymer for sportsters 1959-1985. My bike is a 77 Iron head. I had a head gasket that went bad. I replaced the head gaskets and the rocker boxes gaskets as well. I used 65 ft. lbs. of torques for the cylinderhead and 20 ft. lbs of torques for the rocker arm covers. SO when I went to start the bike, it would not start what so ever. Please can any one help me, is there some thing that I might have forgoten to do or may need to recheck. Thank you for your time in reading my problem and I hope that this may help some one when they may need the info.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    When you say it will not start, have you checked for fuel and spark to see what you are lacking?
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Do you have compression?
     
  4. lewis

    lewis Member

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    yes the bike was able to start and run very well, but now it will not start at all. thank you for your replay

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    yes there is compression and to what is going on i am stumped
     
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