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Author Topic: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail  (Read 25779 times)

Offline Rider52

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #70 on: Nov 22, 2015, 23:05:33 »
That's a Superglide or an 80's XLS Roadster tank on the blue bike. I'm betting XLS since the hardtail has the kink at the seat mount like most of the 79-81 hardtails.  A little larger then a Sprint tank, about the same lines. Either would look good. I used a Superglide tank on a previous build and got a lot of complements and a couple of magazine pages out of it. I've got a 79 XLS partly restored and just picked up a 73 basket case that I want to get back on the road.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #71 on: Nov 22, 2015, 23:10:56 »
?? seems like deal time if you guys can use them. https://memphis.craigslist.org/mpo/5251317638.html

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #72 on: Nov 22, 2015, 23:25:41 »
I can probably use them, but I need new cases first, the transmission on the 73 exited unexpectedly. Horn Lake, MS, I lost a trailer on I-55 there in 1981. I also saw the largest eastern diamondback rattlesnake I've ever seen when I went check on the trailer.   
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #73 on: Nov 24, 2015, 14:12:57 »
hmm I like this style.... and its simple!

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #74 on: Nov 24, 2015, 14:22:36 »
That's a sketchy front end, right there.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #75 on: Nov 24, 2015, 14:23:56 »
hmm I like this style.... and its simple!


Again this magnetizes the blade that cuts between a keeper and a flipper. Anything but traditional will likely reduce the interest and in turn, the resale value. Obviously there's the 'unique' selling point but more often than not, it just doesn't work that way.

Cool setup. I would think the standouts holding those springs would need to be mighty strong to pass the test of time. Is that a proven design? I am not familiar with it.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #76 on: Nov 24, 2015, 14:24:35 »
That's a sketchy front end, right there.

heck, its gonna be yours someday so sketchy it may be lol
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #77 on: Nov 24, 2015, 14:30:42 »
Again this magnetizes the blade that cuts between a keeper and a flipper. Anything but traditional will likely reduce the interest and in turn, the resale value. Obviously there's the 'unique' selling point but more often than not, it just doesn't work that way.

Cool setup. I would think the standouts holding those springs would need to be mighty strong to pass the test of time. Is that a proven design? I am not familiar with it.

I know I know lol. I just like unique stuff. I know what you said about "pay yourself 35 an hour for the time" and I get that, BUT I work on bikes as a hobby. I fabricate as a hobby. I do it for fun and not always to get a huge return. That's just me lol

I had never seen this design before I saw it on this bike at Goodguys Car show in C-bus back in 09. Never seen one like it since. I know its a "show bike". That may seriously mean that this front end style is only good for going from the trailer to the parking spot.

I just though it was neat and worth looking at. I think there would need to be a brace between the two spring rods to keep the thing from twisting really bad, and those perches would need to be super beefy.

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #78 on: Nov 24, 2015, 14:34:50 »
here is the whole bike

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1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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