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Author Topic: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread  (Read 98096 times)

Offline SF

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #180 on: Dec 29, 2013, 00:47:58 »
Can I ask you... Your frame looks to be brazed, do you prefer it over tig?
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Offline Bevelheadmhr

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #181 on: Dec 29, 2013, 08:17:49 »
Can I ask you... Your frame looks to be brazed, do you prefer it over tig?

The frame isn't brazed, its 'gas bronze welded' according to Norley. I have no preference either way, so long as the welding is neat and well done, though the gold joints look cool. I'm still pondering whether to have the frame powder coated traditional black or clear. 

Offline Floegstad

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #182 on: Dec 29, 2013, 08:21:00 »
That beauty cant wear anything but clear ;)

Offline o1marc

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #183 on: Dec 29, 2013, 12:08:53 »
I agree, put a clear coat on it and show it off, do anything but what everyone else does to keep in line with the uniqueness of the bike. I made a point of no black and no chrome on my bike.

Offline SF

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #184 on: Dec 29, 2013, 14:15:01 »
I think it looks great with a clear coat. I'm trying to find some one to do the same on a springer I'm saving with radius rods
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Offline Green199

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #186 on: Dec 29, 2013, 14:46:32 »
Wow....what a fantastic build! Definitely...DEFINITELY....clear the frame...would be a shame to cover some of its uniqueness with a standard black coat.
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Offline kiwi60

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #187 on: Dec 29, 2013, 19:02:57 »
IMHO I'd say go clear; if you can bring the rest of the metal back to a silver finish as it looks black in the photo's - this would give a classy silver / gold contrast, otherwise all black.
“I venture not to cross that finish line in a neat, tidy well ordered bundle, but to slide across it sideways in a shower of spark’s, leaking oil, hissing steam shouting ..Geronimo !!!!! “

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #188 on: Dec 29, 2013, 19:16:37 »
yeah nice clean fresh beads a blastin then a clear will make it sparkle :D
that would be hawt 8)

Offline TriBSA Chas

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Re: Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #189 on: Dec 29, 2013, 19:22:32 »
The frame isn't brazed, its 'gas bronze welded' according to Norley. I have no preference either way, so long as the welding is neat and well done, though the gold joints look cool. I'm still pondering whether to have the frame powder coated traditional black or clear.

I don't know what steel is used for your frame but the original manx featherbed frames used Reynolds tubing and Reynolds recommended gas bronze welding over welding because the heat from welding adversely affected the properties of the steel alloy used.

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