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Author Topic: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread  (Read 97911 times)

Offline mechdesign2k4

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #160 on: Dec 13, 2013, 09:15:23 »
Nice work! Great Build!!!!

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #161 on: Dec 13, 2013, 13:34:59 »
Awesome, I want a harley powered cafe before I die. 8)
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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #162 on: Dec 13, 2013, 20:54:19 »
Awesome, I want a harley powered cafe before I die. 8)


I weighed mine today on an accurate set of racecar scales. How are these for some numbers:
111lbs front, 156lbs. rear, 64lbs on the kickstand for a total of 331lbs.




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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #163 on: Dec 14, 2013, 05:53:45 »
Impressive, was that with all fluids and running? Where has it lost the weight?

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #164 on: Dec 14, 2013, 12:27:58 »
That is without fuel/oi so with 5 gallons and 3 quarts of oil add another 36lbs and she sits near my goal weight of 360lbs wet.  Lighter new tires without the old tubes, different tank, metric instead of heavy Harley handlebar controls. It all adds up a bit at a time. I can't help but pat myself on the back for achieving an almost impossible weight for a street Sportster that once weighed in the neighborhood of 540lbs.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #165 on: Dec 16, 2013, 18:08:16 »
330 lbs with that kind of torque will be a blast to ride!


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #166 on: Dec 16, 2013, 18:11:30 »
330 lbs with that kind of torque will be a blast to ride!
Ya buddy. :)

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #167 on: Dec 18, 2013, 09:21:33 »
A few more jobs done...

The new rear set brackets are done (still need to make the brackets for the silencers), and polish them later..





Machined a hex on the clutch slave cylinder, to fit a 30mm socket, as otherwise it needed a strap wrench to tighten it.. looks more interesting too



Starter button is fitted in the top motor mount..


I've had this old oil filter mount for ages, it came off my old 1970 Ironhead, I wasn't going to use it, as I thought getting a suitable oil filter would be difficult and expensive, as its different from modern Harleys. But it turns out its the same filter as used on many modern Ducatis, my local bike shop had them in stock. I just need to find out the centre to centre distance between the lower bolts rear engine bolts, I cant measure it with a vern without taking the bike to bits. The bracket is so thick so I can use countersunk bolts to fasten the filter to the bracket..

 

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #168 on: Dec 18, 2013, 17:27:18 »
Great project. Inspiring to see how make everything!

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #169 on: Dec 19, 2013, 13:17:29 »
I can only make pretty simple stuff at home, but today I wanted to make a front 'buckle' to fasten the front of the tank strap to the frame. I'd seen one for sale, which was very nice, but expensive..



So with an offcut of alloy plate, I made this, with just a hacksaw, a drill and a file. It needs longer socket heads to take the 1 1/2 inch tank strap, then I'll make the spacers to keep it centred on the frame tab, and maybe do a little more work to the side plates. Cost only time. Also ordered a 3 1/2 inch diameter by 3inch deep billet of alloy today to make a new air filter/ velocity stack.