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Author Topic: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail  (Read 27290 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #40 on: Nov 15, 2015, 21:44:44 »


Just curious about all the double your money talk and what a good deal it was when you never mentioned what you paid for it? ;D
As far as how do you turn one with those long forks. Most street riding you turn the forks less than 5*, it's not like your going road racing with one of those, lean it and it turns. A stock Sportster tank would look 100% better than that "ugly lump" as someone described it. All Balls doesn't have a bearing to fit your stem and bearing cups?
Your disclaimer is usually an instant magnet for criticism, as though anyone heeds though disclaimers. ::)

Yep, price wasn't posted in this thread, but other places on the forum. Bought it for $1300.

I don't know if all balls makes cups for it, but someone has already put tapered bearing cups on it for the HD front end. The pressed in races are the same as the ones I have for my Honda front end, so short of opening the through hole up a bit to clear the Honda stem, they are all good. I know my way around a machine shop well, so that isn't an issue.

I wasn't saying that it would be impossible to ride with that extended front end, I just don't want to. I've spent many a mile (about 10k a year) on a bike, I'm well aware that you don't do a full lock turn while riding.

The disclaimer was a bit of sarcasm mixed with truth. I understand that a hardtail is not a mod to better a bikes handling. It's purely for looks, especially in the case of a suspended bike being made a hardtail. This bike will serve the purpose of being what some would categorize as a bar hopper, though I personally don't drink and ride. Some people don't get it, and that's OK, they don't have to buy or build one. I merely said that to say that I ALREADY KNOW that they are a downgrade in handling and rideability, and on this bike, that's entirely OK with me
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #41 on: Nov 16, 2015, 21:27:13 »
Thanks Justin, you contribution is appreciated =)
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1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #42 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:09:51 »
I like it!
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #43 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:19:06 »
Will that work for you?
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #44 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:19:56 »
A little bracket modification and she will be a dandy!
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #46 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:21:38 »
Good. I even left some Maryland dirt on it, just for good luck.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #47 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:26:45 »
He only gave that to you because he expects it to return to him with the rest of the bike.
Lol I was thinking about that.

Good. I even left some Maryland dirt on it, just for good luck.

I plan on leaving it there too man
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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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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #48 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:29:52 »
Got a sporty tank on the way from ol von. This will be a dtt mod podge by the time it's done. It's nice to have a great group of guys like ya'll that are willing to help a guy out.
Keep er' Between The Ditches!!!

1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
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
"Two strokes are the motorcycle equivalent to Thors chariot. Full of glory and memories of battles victorious" ~ von yinzer

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #49 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:37:04 »
Got a sporty tank on the way from ol von. This will be a dtt mod podge by the time it's done. It's nice to have a great group of guys like ya'll that are willing to help a guy out. 

I think I know a guy who'll send you a set of Firestone tires for it!
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0