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Author Topic: 1975 XLCH Sportster Hardtail Chopper Turn Around The Junk Draw Special  (Read 9636 times)

Offline NoHonestlyitsme

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Well Guys, I've been living the High Life now that the winter is over..



I FINALLY got the '72 Front end back together and have that project back on track.



Dr Jekyl and Mr. Hyde are starting to look like bikes.



And I decided on this seat set up and sissy angle after all of this back and forth.



Also just got myself another 19" Borrani Dual Shouldered Front wheel laced to a Mini Drum which I may just add to my vault. Pics of that when I get it in. Giggity
« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018, 10:01:34 by NoHonestlyitsme »
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Offline NoHonestlyitsme

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So I finally found some cheap stock length tubes for the Maroon ugly duckling for $60. I'm in the middle of swapping those in and rebuilding that whole front end. By doing so, I scored the GMA Caliper set up from that bike and put the stock Pie Slice on it, not the chop.



I also now have the Stock oil bag, headlight/visor and some other pieces to take the '72 closer to stock





I ordered the Biltwell seat pivot and spring mounts Thursday so I can start fabbing that stuff next week

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Scored the sissy bar I've been looking for at a local Jap Bike swap meet last week. I'm finally caught up on some other projects so time to get back at this.
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Well Photobucket is shit now so I havent bothered to post.

Updates:
Frame is stripped to nothing
Firestone is going on the 18" Borrani
4 Over tubes came in to get the front end finished
Probably having a few degrees deraked
etc etc etc.

Finally learned then Photobucket work around and decided to catch this thread back up. The motor is out of the frame, the Neck seems Ok, but needs some work over all. I have been collecting parts mostly, and getting things done when I can. The DEW trees are not going to work after all with the 4 over tubes, there is just too much flex. I started shaving a stock triple I had, so I'll settle on that.







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10/31/17

Also Tackled my first wheel lace. It was just a refurb of what I had on the chopper when I got it, but now it is pretty decent and will replace the Hog 16" wheel on the swing arm bike.







« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018, 10:27:55 by NoHonestlyitsme »
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Offline NoHonestlyitsme

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11/9/2017

So my Low Brow mantaray came in. It is the 6" Wide, but the radius is a little tight on the 4.5x18 Firestone. I think i should be able to open it up enough by pinching it in a little. I will be dropping the frame off to The Easy Co in Worcester in the next few weeks for the De Rake.

« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018, 10:27:29 by NoHonestlyitsme »
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1/9/18:

A little update on the JDS Ironhead. I the sketchy neck rake has been fixed and De-raked from 40 degrees to 35 by  The Easy Co in Worcester, Ma. I think 5 degrees over stock will give me the stance i'm looking for. They are still working out the David Bird set up and welding in some bungs for that to mount so I can fit the Santee Oil tank.

Happy New Year



« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018, 10:26:53 by NoHonestlyitsme »
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1/17/18:

So I got the frame back and done. The Neck was 41 degrees on the original frame, which is so much better at 35. The specs of the roller now are 19"/18" High Shoulder, 35 degree rake, 4" Stretch, 2" Drop.

My 4.5/18 Firestone won't clear my Low Brow fender, so I ordered the 4.00" and hopefully that will solve my problems and I can get the rear end wrapped up.

Cheers!



« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018, 10:26:23 by NoHonestlyitsme »
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1/19/18:

Made a deal on a seat from a Buddy made for his pan by Counter Balance Cycles, It's a little tall, but it should be fine with the new sissy bar which needs to be made. I also decided on the GME Coffin Tombstone tank. I'm very happy with the flow down the tank and up the seat.



« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018, 10:25:34 by NoHonestlyitsme »
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1/22/18:

Got a 21" Front wheel laced to the Clover disc hub. I really wanted to keep it with Aluminum wheels, but over all this option will give me the bike I'm after and allow me to use the Billet GMA front brake I have already.



« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018, 10:28:58 by NoHonestlyitsme »
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