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Author Topic: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail  (Read 25772 times)

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #60 on: Nov 17, 2015, 20:25:49 »
A Ducati USD with single disk Brembo would be cool. ::)
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #61 on: Nov 17, 2015, 20:34:11 »
A Ducati USD with single disk Brembo would be cool. ::) 

Tune-A has a point.  A potential used Harley buyer might shun an Ironhead w/ Jap parts but who could turn down sexy Italian parts?   ;D
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #62 on: Nov 17, 2015, 20:43:41 »
Hey, speaking of Jap parts... wouldn't that Ninja 1000 rear wheel you have fit into that frame?  Hmmm, you've still got those forks, too.  They are, at least the right scale for it, that would be quite a set-up.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #63 on: Nov 17, 2015, 21:11:07 »
Just my 2c but you have a pretty sharp traditional chop in your hands. You COULD go goofy and start throwing sportbike parts at it, but why? It's been done, is being done, etc. Nothing new there.

If you do plan on selling, adding that stuff will cut your price in half. The only folks who can get away with that kind of stuff and MAKE money are well known builders.

Again, just my opinion.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #64 on: Nov 17, 2015, 21:30:29 »
That has a lot of validity, especially if marketing consists of Craigslist  ;)

That said the bike was hideous... before.

These are cool kids and the sporty... well it's "rad".

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #65 on: Nov 17, 2015, 22:07:52 »
Yeah, traditional would be the way I'd go with it.  Your idea of building a springer was something to consider.  I hope you keep it around awhile. 
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #66 on: Nov 18, 2015, 07:26:50 »
Definitely, keep it traditional.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #67 on: Nov 18, 2015, 11:20:10 »
mmmmm yeah I like the traditional look myself =)


That said, I have thought about the duc suspension several times, but that may be for the next one. I don't want a "cookie cutter" bike, but I don't think im gonna stray to far outta the box on this one.
« Last Edit: Nov 18, 2015, 11:21:50 by hurco550 »
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #68 on: Nov 18, 2015, 12:06:10 »
mmmmm yeah I like the traditional look myself =)

That looks like a Harley Sprint tank with mounting flanges modified to mount with bolts and dampers, I used one for the Modified just a differnt model.

If you can score one as sweet as this... you just saved on paint and or patina... If you find two... ones mine 8)

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #69 on: Nov 18, 2015, 12:40:34 »
I know where one Is at. Still has a motorcycle attached to it though
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