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Author Topic: Sportster Cafe Build  (Read 12579 times)

Offline MotoSquirrel

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #90 on: Jan 07, 2018, 17:07:36 »
I work at a Harley-Davidson dealer, I see numerous Sportsters every week, and I must say these two Sportsters you've built are magnificent. The Springer Sportster is simply the most beautiful Sportster I've ever seen. Well done indeed, good sir!

When you go to build that Boardtrack Racer, I definitely will be keeping a close eye on it! I'm always looking for engine resources for them. Very nice.
Jon
"So many projects, so little time. . ."
Clevelandmoto FTW!

Offline The Limey

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #91 on: Jan 08, 2018, 03:47:54 »
That's gorgeous, very elegant in the true cafe racer style of olde.
If it ain't broke, then I haven't been hitting it hard enough.

Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #92 on: Jan 08, 2018, 15:00:27 »
Got some more done on Sportster #2, I will do pin stripe and the tank decal on Friday (if weather is good), put it together so I could see if I made the right color choice. No wet sand or compound until next week.

PS Thanks Motosquirrel and The Limey.
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2018, 17:31:28 by DBrevit »

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #93 on: Jan 08, 2018, 15:02:40 »
Looks great!
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Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #94 on: Jan 08, 2018, 15:06:08 »
Thanks C and C, waiting on front fender to show up so I can paint it.

Offline Luugo86

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #95 on: Jan 08, 2018, 17:10:18 »
 I love it man. It reminds me of an old 45'' Harley or a pre-war knuck.. Did you ever consider getting those knucklehead clone rockerbox covers for the evo engine? might give it a nice bit of detail.. but the way it sits man I am digging it for sure.The bars and front end are perfect.
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Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #96 on: Jan 08, 2018, 17:40:27 »
Thanks Luugo86, the rocker covers you noted are around $800 , trying to not go over budget (look cool though) . Got to be able to sell these bikes to fund my 1910 build.

Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #97 on: Jan 08, 2018, 18:10:52 »
This is what's going on the tank

Offline djmaynard

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #98 on: Jan 09, 2018, 11:23:12 »
DBrevit, would it be silly to ask for a sample of how they.....sound? Iím a sucker for the simple sound of a build. No matter what kind of bike it is, American, German or Japanese I simply love it!

Btw, they look awesome! Love, love, love bike  #1 in the thread. Again, they both turned out great. Thanks for the progress pictures along the way.

Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #99 on: Jan 10, 2018, 20:05:56 »
Did the decal on right tank today, will do the stripe work next week, also finished the headlight wiring along with horn and trip button on side of headlight, foot rests on, wet sanded right tank and compound once (more to do).
No filler used on tanks or fender, I don't like using filler unless there is no other way to get a good job, the tanks are multi coats (12) of paint sanded between.
« Last Edit: Jan 10, 2018, 23:47:29 by DBrevit »