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Author Topic: 1996 HD Sportster 883 Iíll need a hugger when itís over Hellride  (Read 2633 times)

Offline irk miller

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Sign me up! Spending other folks money to build is kind of fun, until they want something you know will look stupid and have to convince them it's a bad idea

Ha, yep.  Fortunately, the only items he picked are the Frisco tank, the handlebars (we picked them together) and he wants it in flat black.  I had him convinced in something else, but he called a few weeks later to tell me he really wants flat black.  So flat black it will be.

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Ah boo.... everyone's brother's cousin's asshole buddy has a flat black sportster. I'm sure you'll make it work without being boring.... watching along.

Offline irk miller

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Got the tank properly mounted with bungs welded in the frame.  I didn't take any process shots, not that anyone really needs to see them.  It uses leather washers, which I kinda like.  I coated them in mink oil and on they go...



Also got the bars loaded up.  The stock controls were broken, so I went with some black powder coated versions similar to the stock bars.  Yeah, really creative.  These tiny mirrors are definitely pretty sweet.  I can see them on a few different style bikes...







Tail light and turn signals.  I have a black version of the bolt en route.  I'm pretty pissed that the tail light advertised for a Sportster to go inside the bobbed fender was 2 inches too wide.  Definitely not Sportster. 


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The tail light didn't fit all chopperbobberharleycafetrackerbrats ?
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Offline irk miller

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The tail light didn't fit all chopperbobberharleycafetrackerbrats ?
Haha.  It must.  I don't think I have one of those in the shop.

Offline Hurco550

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Haha.  It must.  I don't think I have one of those in the shop.

or maybe you have 5 of them in the shop? #perspective
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Wasn't really happy with the single bolt through the fender and I really couldn't take not making something for this bike from scratch.  So, I made a tail light...





Trying to decide if I want to powdercoat the light black or just the stand.  There is a black bolt LED coming in to replace the silver one.  That is for certain.


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Nifty. I like that
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Thanks, Mike.

Tried my hand at powder coat for the first time with a satin black on the headlight mount...