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Author Topic: Sportster Cafe Build  (Read 5663 times)

Offline DBrevit

  • Posts: 39
Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #30 on: Oct 30, 2017, 17:32:52 »
CrabsAndCylinders,
                             Thanks for the complements on the bike, more so as my intent from the start (before starting even) was a 1960's classic cafe look.

Offline Alex jb

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #31 on: Oct 30, 2017, 17:39:56 »
Dude that is silk purse from a sowís ear!
Very well done.

The equal wheel size is great, there is a feature posted of a CB450 with crazy large (21 I think) wheels front and back, they look very odd and Iím sure donít handle in that bike, your 19ís look spot on with the size of the HD motor.


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Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #32 on: Oct 30, 2017, 18:37:09 »
Alex jb,
            Thanks,
                       Has been a long time since I've heard the the term "silk purse from a sows ear", my grandmother would also use the term "mutton dressed as lamb" in reference to an older woman with to much makeup and young woman's cloths.

The 19" rear works out great to balance the bike, it's not much of a stretch from early Sportsters that had an 18" rear, the iconic HRD Vincent Black Shadow ran 19" rear with a 20" front and the scale of the Sportster and Vincent are very close.
« Last Edit: Oct 30, 2017, 18:44:06 by DBrevit »

Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #33 on: Nov 07, 2017, 01:13:07 »
Second Sportster build, Thanks to a friend, I have another project, was dropped off yesterday (most of it) and the price was right .

Offline DBrevit

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #34 on: Nov 07, 2017, 20:06:33 »
Was thinking of going this direction with the above basket case, but with fenders.

Offline Alex jb

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #35 on: Nov 08, 2017, 05:57:10 »
That is pretty sweet, Iím a sucker for a bit of skewed symmetry with that headlight


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Offline DBrevit

  • Posts: 39
Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #36 on: Nov 08, 2017, 17:47:03 »
Started Sportster #2 build, not much done, pulled front end off and wheels, cleaned frame and paint touch up were needed, laced, trued, put tube and tire on and balanced (front wheel). 

Offline hooligan998

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Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #37 on: Nov 09, 2017, 02:43:50 »
You gonna find a matching strut and make a pseudo-hardtail?

Offline DBrevit

  • Posts: 39
Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #38 on: Nov 09, 2017, 10:52:11 »
Yes, but was thinking Hickory for day to day use and Ebony or Zebra Wood for show day.

Offline djmaynard

  • Posts: 198
Re: Sportster Cafe Build
« Reply #39 on: Nov 09, 2017, 23:32:56 »
Love this thread and that wheel on the 2nd build


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