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Author Topic: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread  (Read 78907 times)

Offline Bevelheadmhr

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #40 on: Oct 17, 2013, 17:17:14 »
A couple more tasks ticked off the to-do list, first I replaced the generator end cover with an aftermarket one which is also a rectifier. This cleans up the wiring and looks a bit better I think.. 



I didn't like the chrome covers that normally get fitted to the end of the generator and starter motor, so with the generator sorted, we made a billet cover for the starter which mimics to style of the new generator cover. Not sure if I'll paint it black with the fins highlighted, or just leave it as is.. (I painted it black and left the fins highlighted in the end)


Just need to make a new mount to sit it a little further over the starter..


All done..

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #41 on: Oct 17, 2013, 17:23:18 »
I thought this build looked familiar. It's an old build from another forum I've been following.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #42 on: Oct 17, 2013, 17:28:34 »
God is in the details.. the wheel spacers are stainless,a bit heavy so we drilled them to lose a few grams. I did try to 'liberate' some of Jeffs precious Titanium to make them, but he wasn't having that  ;D



Rear caliper bracket done, we needed to machine it down from 20mm plate as it needed to be stepped to give the correct clearance. Well, when I say 'we', I mean that Jeff does the hard work while I drink tea and eat his favourite biscuits and ask lots of questions lol..

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #43 on: Oct 17, 2013, 17:37:39 »
More detail work.. using a hard anodised alloy rear sprocket from Renthal, which was special order for my bike, only took a week to arrive. The sprocket bolts are high grade stainless, which I try to use wherever possible. They looked a bit boring, so we dished the heads on the lathe and saved a few more grams too..



You can see in this photo where I'm up to. The oil tank mount is just temporary, I wont finalise its exact location in the frame until the exhaust is made. Also the rear sprocket is a few mm misaligned with the front sprocket, so the front one will need spacing out a little. The bike looks almost finished, but its probably only about half way completed in terms of man hours so far..


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #44 on: Oct 17, 2013, 17:42:23 »
All this far and all in less than a week, wow.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #45 on: Oct 17, 2013, 17:45:32 »
Headlight and mounts loosely bolted up. Because the yokes are a little wider than standard, had to make a pair of 8mm spacers to mount the shell to the brackets. Its these little jobs that take so long to do (for me at least), mainly because the bike is at home, and any machining is done three miles away at Jeff's place.. at times my measuring isn't as accurate as it needs to be.. though I am slowly getting better.

Another job that took a huge amount of time was the top motor mount, I wanted a billet one to match the head steady that it had to bolt too.. this is the MK3 version.. I also incorporated the ignition key, and left space for a couple more switches.. horn and starter button.. that'll be all the switches the bike is having.. Still needs to be polished yet..


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #46 on: Oct 17, 2013, 18:00:42 »
I thought this build looked familiar. It's an old build from another forum I've been following.

Yes I posted updates on XLF, a good site for HD XL tech info. Its not that old I hope.. its not finished yet !

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #47 on: Oct 17, 2013, 18:04:18 »
You started the build there over 1 1/2 years ago. It'll take you less than it took me to get as far as we have.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #48 on: Oct 17, 2013, 18:22:00 »
I think the pushrod covers shown on the motor are different then the ones you originally bought in the first posts... no?
 
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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #49 on: Oct 17, 2013, 18:24:58 »
I think the pushrod covers shown on the motor are different then the ones you originally bought in the first posts... no?
 
Oh and P.S.
... this shit right here is gonna start making me jack off  :o

Good eye, they are the ones that came on it when he bought the bike but if you had read the post it would have been more obvious to you as he shows the new ones and mentions them in a list of items bought.
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