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Author Topic: 1996 HD Sportster 883 Iíll need a hugger when itís over Hellride  (Read 4358 times)

Offline irk miller

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Here we go into my first foray with Harley Davidson. A friend of a friend here in town brought me this Sportster he bought back from his insurance company. Apparently, an old lady back into it and they totaled it or some shit. Anyway, heís got several grand in settlement and asked if I would do a mild custom. Many features will be his decisions. I also hope to give it some of my flavor.

This is Masterís week in Augusta, GA which means Iím on Spring Break from teaching. Iím going to try to get it done in under two weeks. The clock starts now...




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Nice, I had me one of those last summer, a 1200.  So much you can do with them and what did I do?  Sold it.
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"

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Iíll be honest. Iím feeling a little guilty that most of this build will come from ordering parts online. Itís pretty awesome that thereís such a big aftermarket for these, but it takes some of the fun out of it. 

The customer wants a peanut tank. I normally would shy away, plus a stock Sportster tank isnít far off. I really wanted to push the envelope here, but itís not my money. I am pushing for the Softail fender. He asked for a bobbed stock fender, but I want to take a hard look at the Softail. I had to trim the frame back for either.


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Offline canyoncarver

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Sweet!  I was hoping you'd post it up. 

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Sweet!  I was hoping you'd post it up.
No use fucking it up and keeping it to myself.




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Offline john83

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Looks like a fun time.

Offline WhyNot

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Wow...................you are one busy dude.

I've got a 750 with the carbs off, and a 350f with pizzing carbs, ain't got time for either.
« Last Edit: Apr 01, 2018, 19:52:47 by WhyNot »
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I'm on board sir.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Maritime

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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
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