Club Chopper Forums Industrial Parts House  

Go Back   Club Chopper > Content > Engine Build

Main Menu
Module Jump:
Change Themes
 Thread Rating: 117 votes, 4.91 average.
Old 12-07-2006, 10:08 PM
Scored: 10
Views: 58,917
124in. Engine Build (page 1)

This shows the pinion shaft/gear locking tool I use, two 1/4 x 20 screws hold it into place.

Picture 35 shows the same. Jim's Machine tool # 2237.

The last of the cam chest parts/hardware before installation. All parts are cleaned, and checked for any burrs.The breather's journal is checked for any burrs, and some assembly lube applied...and the breather slipped in. The cam bearing gets some Vaseline, and the dog eared thrust washer is placed against the case rear wall in front of the bearing...with the "slant pointing rearward and the dog ears pointing out resting on two shoulders in the case. (also visible in picture # 38) the thrust washer is slipped over the camshaft end, and slipped thru the thrust washer...into the bearing.

The breather in place, with the cam also installed...pinion shaft (flywheels) are rotated to a position where all timing marks line up as circled. Thanks LSCTommy...for the assistance. LOL. The breather gear shim is placed over the boss in the center of the gear.

With the camshaft end play being checked. I install a used gasket and torque the cam cover to about 12 ft lbs. A spoke or the ignition rotor screw is threaded into the cam end, and pushed and pulled both ways while a feeler gauge is used to check end play .007-.014 should work good here. Breather and cam shims are available in diff thickness'. get it right. Breather gear endplay .010-.015 will work, check it the same way, or use a straightedge across the used gasket, and a feeler gauge there.

Here LSCTommy verifying the same. The cam can also be moved to and fro by reaching into the lifter block hole and grabbing a cam lobe. At this point I pour 5/6 oz of oil into the flywheel cavity...replace the cam cover gasket with the real gasket, and torque the cam cover on with blue loctite..12 ft-lbs, criss cross pattern. This shows your tappets (lifters), tappet blocks, and also the cover for the crank position sensor.

Outside of case front left...I coat this gasket with clear silicone, and install screws with blue loctite, lightly snug them up...the tappets get a gob of thick assembly lube or aid them in staying in the journals when the blocks are installed (just keeps them from sliding out) the blocks are checked for burrs, cleaned, and the flanges wiped with acetone. Also shown is Jim's machine tappet block alignment tool.


Brent Mills
Club Chopper

New Article
New Reply

Engine Build
« Previous | Next »

Old 03-17-2007, 06:25 PM
Super Moderator
Very Nice Brad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 03-17-2007, 07:39 PM
Club Chopper Member
Terrific thread there Gypsy!! I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us!
Old 03-18-2007, 03:01 AM
CC Member/Contributor
This site just keeps getting better, thanks for taking the time to do this, for me who just rides them, its nice to get some insite on how things go together and work. There are a lot of helpfull people around this site.
Old 03-18-2007, 05:37 AM
CC Member/Contributor
Nice job Brad. Very nice job. This is a great tutorial.
You put a lot of time and effort into compiling all of the pictures and describing the process.
Old 03-18-2007, 10:29 AM
Super Moderator
I know who to call if I ever have a question related to motorcycles!
Thanks for all you've done for the members here, Brad!
Ua mau ke ea o ka `aina i ka pono

The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.



"Gentlemen, we must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately."

Old 03-18-2007, 12:59 PM
Club Chopper Member
thabk you for taking the time for tutorial
Old 03-19-2007, 01:36 PM
Awsome article Brad
CC Member/Contributor
WOW! I'm about to contribute to CC again. The value of info like this... If everyone on here could pony up just $10.00 or so once a year... You'd all be getting a great value AND BigB would be able to afford all the redundant goodies so we would never go down...

Old 03-24-2007, 07:26 AM
Wow!!! How the hell did I miss this one? Great job Brad!!!
...Handle every stressfull situation like a dog...if you can't eat it or hump it...piss on it and walk away...
"if i got all bent out of shape over folks i don't respect... i might wake up with your life"
Old 03-26-2007, 05:10 PM
Club Chopper Member
wow that articalwas just what i was looking for.thank you.even the harley shop could not explain . ajusting valve lash on the 124 thanks again chuck.

Posting Rules
You may not post new articles
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Category Jump:

Portal > Content > Engine Build

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:55 AM.

vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Portal By vbPortal Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vbPortal. All Rights Reserved.
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners or moderators. forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you or have been given the expressed written consent to post. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). For full policy, please click the "CC policy" link. Thank you for visiting the CC Policy

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0