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Author Topic: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread  (Read 97724 times)

Offline o1marc

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #200 on: Jan 08, 2014, 21:59:56 »
The acorn dome screws into the thread that would normally be used to secure the tacho cable. No idea where it came from, looks to be a one off, based on the way its made.

Looks like it might be a long shaft, acorn top lug nut someone may have modified to work.
Shaft like this with acorn top in brass:
 


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #201 on: Jan 09, 2014, 17:13:22 »
   
You mean it costs 59,338.28 NOK to title a bike with a built from scratch frame?!?  ???
Easy :( depends on the amount of hp in the engine!

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #202 on: Jan 11, 2014, 10:57:49 »
Easy :( depends on the amount of hp in the engine!
$10.000 usd in taxes alone to title a new build is just INSANE! 
Sounds like if you were to build a 400HP Street Rod you would need to take out a Mortgage!   :o
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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #203 on: Jan 11, 2014, 12:26:38 »
$10.000 usd in taxes alone to title a new build is just INSANE! 
Sounds like if you were to build a 400HP Street Rod you would need to take out a Mortgage!   :o
I did some further research and the taxes depends on both hp and year of the engine +weight of the final product..
But the costs are insane if you dont have a title to begin with!

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #204 on: Jan 12, 2014, 08:33:16 »
Regarding the frame finish . . . one of my favorite bikes below with what look like nickel- a link at least, not sure how to post the picture.

I did a CB350 frame in bare polished metal and then clear powder- it did not adhere correctly and cracked in lots of spots.  The coater had never done one and the price was right so I went for it, trial and error, right?  Maybe your coater has better knowledge.  I did a bare polished metal tank and had my local body shop clear it- same thing and even peeled off on spots.  The shop owner talked to his supplier before hand and he said the clear would not adhere well as it was too smooth and there was no primer or sealer I think it was.  I had him do it anyway and it held up pretty well but not a long-term thing and you had to be very careful with it.

My opinion, as beautiful as a frame might be, it should be black . . . although the nickel below is gorgeous:

3rd post down:

http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/53-general-discussion/101574-kawasaki-w800-very-nice-2.html


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #205 on: Jan 12, 2014, 12:40:28 »
Regarding the frame finish . . . one of my favorite bikes below with what look like nickel- a link at least, not sure how to post the picture.

I did a CB350 frame in bare polished metal and then clear powder- it did not adhere correctly and cracked in lots of spots.  The coater had never done one and the price was right so I went for it, trial and error, right?  Maybe your coater has better knowledge.  I did a bare polished metal tank and had my local body shop clear it- same thing and even peeled off on spots.  The shop owner talked to his supplier before hand and he said the clear would not adhere well as it was too smooth and there was no primer or sealer I think it was.  I had him do it anyway and it held up pretty well but not a long-term thing and you had to be very careful with it.

My opinion, as beautiful as a frame might be, it should be black . . . although the nickel below is gorgeous:

3rd post down:

http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/53-general-discussion/101574-kawasaki-w800-very-nice-2.html


Not everyone has their post counts per page the same so when I go to the link I don't see what you are referencing. Which post # is it? I think you mean the Triton in post#12 (2nd post on page), Triton frames are almost always nickle plated.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #206 on: Jan 12, 2014, 16:19:13 »
Rickman frames were pretty that way as well. ;)
 

 

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #207 on: Jan 12, 2014, 18:45:11 »
That Triton is the one . . .  but, I haven't seen many featherbed frames nickel plated.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #208 on: Jan 12, 2014, 19:49:49 »
That Triton is the one . . .  but, I haven't seen many featherbed frames nickel plated.
You're probably correct. I was thinking of Rickman and Trackmaster frames that are almost always Nickel plated unless you ask them not to plate it.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #209 on: Jan 12, 2014, 20:14:21 »
Anyone know about what it would cost to nickel plate a frame the size of a wideline featherbed with swing arm?