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Author Topic: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail  (Read 33387 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #50 on: Nov 16, 2015, 22:37:57 »
Haha if they weren't so expensive, that's what I'd run
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #51 on: Nov 16, 2015, 23:08:25 »
Find some of these vintage Goodyears Mine is as new and soft

Stock sporty tire back in the day?:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/360662186175?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2015, 23:14:45 by Tune-A-Fish »
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #52 on: Nov 16, 2015, 23:14:25 »
Yep, those are slick man
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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 #53 on: Nov 17, 2015, 16:27:39 »
Hmm maybe ill build a springer front end. I mean heck, im a certified welder and a machinist/ tool and die maker. I would guess people who made them back in the day/ now were also welders and tool and die makers. I have read through this a few times, and seems to have some pretty good useful info.

http://www.chopperhandbook.com/springbuild.htm
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
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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 #54 on: Nov 17, 2015, 16:42:47 »
Hmm maybe ill build a springer front end. I mean heck, im a certified welder and a machinist/ tool and die maker. I would guess people who made them back in the day/ now were also welders and tool and die makers. I have read through this a few times, and seems to have some pretty good useful info.

http://www.chopperhandbook.com/springbuild.htm
That's a lot of sweat equity into a bike that was gonna be a flipper. Pay yourself at least $35 an hour for your fab time and you'll be surprised what you'd have to sell it for to recoup that. And, regardless of being a welder, the frontend might not end up performing well at all. All the math in the world and sometimes it STILL doesnt work the first time you try it, and unless you plan on going into production the"i did it to learn and get better at it" doesnt really make much sense either.

Neat idea though.

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #55 on: Nov 17, 2015, 16:49:52 »
^^I do however think a springer would fit this build perfectly. It would just make a lot more sense to find a nice used one, they really arent that hard to find. I bet tune knows where a few are.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #56 on: Nov 17, 2015, 17:04:31 »
Yeah, get one long (cheap because..) you have the skills to chorten (yes with a c) it and have it exactly hows you want it.
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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #57 on: Nov 17, 2015, 17:12:38 »
Hmm maybe ill build a springer front end. I mean heck, im a certified welder and a machinist/ tool and die maker. I would guess people who made them back in the day/ now were also welders and tool and die makers. I have read through this a few times, and seems to have some pretty good useful info.

http://www.chopperhandbook.com/springbuild.htm

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #58 on: Nov 17, 2015, 18:10:29 »
How about a girder front end?

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Re: 1973 ironhead 1000. "the dark side" dead tail
« Reply #59 on: Nov 17, 2015, 20:16:53 »
A springer or girder would be pretty cool for the thing.  Of course you could go to the other side of the coin, go completely weird, be a trend setter, and go USD on the thing.  That would leave 'em scratching their heads for sure.  Seriously, I guess the decision is assisted by whether it's a keeper or a flipper.  Of course it also occurs to me that it depends on your target buyer, would the prospective buyer of this bike consider buying a Harley w/ rice bike parts on it?  Maybe some would, others would buy it and then turn around and rebuild it again.
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