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Author Topic: 1996 HD Sportster 883 Iíll need a hugger when itís over Hellride  (Read 1313 times)

Offline irk miller

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Here we go into my first foray with Harley Davidson. A friend of a friend here in town brought me this Sportster he bought back from his insurance company. Apparently, an old lady back into it and they totaled it or some shit. Anyway, heís got several grand in settlement and asked if I would do a mild custom. Many features will be his decisions. I also hope to give it some of my flavor.

This is Masterís week in Augusta, GA which means Iím on Spring Break from teaching. Iím going to try to get it done in under two weeks. The clock starts now...




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Nice, I had me one of those last summer, a 1200.  So much you can do with them and what did I do?  Sold it.
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"

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Iíll be honest. Iím feeling a little guilty that most of this build will come from ordering parts online. Itís pretty awesome that thereís such a big aftermarket for these, but it takes some of the fun out of it. 

The customer wants a peanut tank. I normally would shy away, plus a stock Sportster tank isnít far off. I really wanted to push the envelope here, but itís not my money. I am pushing for the Softail fender. He asked for a bobbed stock fender, but I want to take a hard look at the Softail. I had to trim the frame back for either.


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Sweet!  I was hoping you'd post it up. 
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Looks like a fun time.

Offline WhyNot

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Wow...................you are one busy dude.

I've got a 750 with the carbs off, and a 350f with pizzing carbs, ain't got time for either.
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2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997

Offline advCo

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Looking better already.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

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I'm on board sir.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Into The Sunset, CB750 build

TT500 the Animal

Offline Maritime

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Sign me up! Spending other folks money to build is kind of fun, until they want something you know will look stupid and have to convince them it's a bad idea
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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