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Old 08-14-2008, 06:30 AM
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:56 PM
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no. it`s a suzuki tl1000 motor. (v-twin sportsbike)
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:34 AM
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Here's a before and after shot.







I started with 7 cardboard boxes of parts that I paid $600.00 for and assembled those to get the "before" bike. Got tired of that look and tore it apart to make the "after" bike.

Here's a link to the process in between before and after. http://www.freedspiritsmc.com/sticksbuild.html

It was built in the garage, the front yard, the driveway, etc........
Just about everywhere except a shop.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:31 PM
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Stick: Harmon girder, haven't seen one in a long time.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:06 PM
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Stick: Harmon girder, haven't seen one in a long time.
One ljust went off on ebay today for 2K !
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:09 PM
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I sort of lucked into this one about 4-5 years ago. I was doing the rebuild and I had let "The Boys" know I was looking for something unusual for the front end.

One of the boys owned a bike shop at the time and had come across the Harmon. When I asked him how much he wanted for it, all he told me was to come down to the shop and help him reassemble an old Ironhead tranny he had laying around for a project that was in house.

He was used to working on big twins and knew I could look at the pieces and make sense of the ironhead. That was the price. About 2-3 hours of labor.

I love it. I was out on one of the bumpy backroads of Northern California today and just like everytime I ride it, the Harmon did just fine keeping the frontend on the ground while taming the bumps.

I use to have a set of 12" over telescopic forks on the bike in an earlier version, but all they ever did was flex, not work properly. I still enjoy watching the pivots on the Harmon working on every bump while the legs stay rigid like they are supposed to.

I have not seen another Harmon on the road since I got mine, but I have seen a few in magazines since then. Mostly back issues though.

I live less than a mile from Roseville, CA where Harmon used to build his bikes. I have talked with Bill Holland who used to work with John Harmon back when he was still alive. Bill runs Executive Chopper and is making a newer, updated version of the Harmon Girder, but I'm not as taken with the new version as I am with the old one. It seems to be a good front end, just not the one for me.

When I started work on my '62, I was trying to recreate a vintage chopper. The Harmon front end just seemed to fit.
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Harmon knew what he was doing, good work.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:08 AM
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Home made...

I bought a 1973 FX bike with a 1200 Shovel back in 1998 , and have been modifying it ever since....up to the point when theres NOTHING left of the old bike but the title and licenceplate.....first , i changed the shovel with a evo , and had it inspected and got the new motor certfied and titled , nexst year it was the frame,then wheels,then......bigger engine....more gears.....NOS....aluminium frame...you get the picture?
This is what the final result is - at least till a find something new to improve on it All metalwork exsept welding by me - and evrything else built by me and some help from friends and Brothers wich has CNC and other heavy machinery for metalwork.....EVRYTHING built in Aluminium and Stainless and Titanium....all polished , and yes , nothing is chromed! This bike is in daily use during the summerseason , all building/modifying in the winter (cold in Norway you now)
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One of my current chopper projects

I try to make every piece of my projects that I can. Ive been building for 15 years and have never lost my passion for creating cool stuff!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:34 PM
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I try to make every piece of my projects that I can. Ive been building for 15 years and have never lost my passion for creating cool stuff!!
Welcome to cc....that front end looks dangerous as hell though. The bend at the end of that girder can't be good....looks cool though.
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Some pics in my photo gallery.I do EVERYTHING except machine work.Took 5 months and alot of percocet (bad case of gout then).Since have changed front end and rear fender (due to being hit in the ass at a light-solo seat is now pic).Got over 30,000 miles on this bike-a "nelly belle" for sure.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:10 PM
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:44 AM
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Did everything but paint it. If you look close you can see the garage I built it in in the background. It was a kit though, does that still count?
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