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Old 02-08-2017, 11:52 AM
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:36 PM
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I would add that the build quality on this one is several orders of magnitude higher than the first one you had...lookin' good RW!
Yeah on top of the extra chrome, the paint is far superior. I just spent 2 hours color sanding/buffing/polishing/hand glazing the oil tank. The gas tank I didn't have to touch. It came out like glass. Not one speck of orange peel. I also went with a 2 part ceramic heat paint on the jugs and upgraded and detailed wherever possible like o ring chain, tapered neck bearings, Progressive shocks, soldered wiring connections, and modern tires.

I also polished the lower fork tubes, shifter, and rear brake pedal.

I know this bike inside and out now from tolerance fitting and balancing the crank to shimming the transmission, mainshaft, and countershaft. Rebuilt the swingarm, lapped the valves, honed the cylinders, new rings, new decals, brakes, lights, on and on.

I found some NOS gauges and was also lucky to find a NOS seat. Should be a pretty sweet old Ironhead when I'm done. Lots of extra chrome. Cases, heads, battery box, and lots of small pieces. Black and chrome looks nice.
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:37 PM
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yeah, baby. wooo, she fine.
Thanks, lots of time went into it. Maybe too much for and old Sportster but I like it.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:41 AM
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:51 PM
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I try to explain why I built a 127" powered, jocky shift, rigid, 30 degree rake, narrow glide front end and a 300mm rear tire. Wierd? YES. Anybody think it's cool? I didn't care about that when I built it! The fat tire "fad" had gone away, but I dug it, so I built it. Not many guys that look at it have any idea what they are looking at. That's what a chopper is right?
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:44 AM
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I try to explain why I built a 127" powered, jocky shift, rigid, 30 degree rake, narrow glide front end and a 300mm rear tire. Wierd? YES. Anybody think it's cool? I didn't care about that when I built it! The fat tire "fad" had gone away, but I dug it, so I built it. Not many guys that look at it have any idea what they are looking at. That's what a chopper is right?
Exactly. That's the point of it
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:51 PM
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Man....reading this thread depressed me a bit. This site taught me how to build my first chopper while in college back in 2005. 12 years later I now have an independent shop and got over 60k on that first chopper I built. I always appreciated this site for the wisdom and prompt answers.....and ya I'm talking about you Gypsy. It's sad the sites been as desolate as it has....but I will say it's all the good dudes that are left in the industry. The money grubbing is gone and took the garbage out with it. But the motorcycle industry isn't an easy one to be in these days compared to where things were at 10 years ago, however you gotta be into this stuff cause you love it.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:13 PM
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Man....reading this thread depressed me a bit. This site taught me how to build my first chopper while in college back in 2005. 12 years later I now have an independent shop and got over 60k on that first chopper I built. I always appreciated this site for the wisdom and prompt answers.....and ya I'm talking about you Gypsy. It's sad the sites been as desolate as it has....but I will say it's all the good dudes that are left in the industry. The money grubbing is gone and took the garbage out with it. But the motorcycle industry isn't an easy one to be in these days compared to where things were at 10 years ago, however you gotta be into this stuff cause you love it.
I was never in it for the money and I'm still not. Still build, still ride, and now I'm racing hill climbs. Been riding since I was a teenager.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:30 AM
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I was never in it for the money and I'm still not. Still build, still ride, and now I'm racing hill climbs. Been riding since I was a teenager.
When it's in your blood there's no getting it out. I was on a Shriners mini bike at 4 years old and been hooked ever since. I was in the jap market all my life until building my first chopper in 05. Even back then it was stunning what crotch rockets were selling for. I was able to sling bikes on the side while going to college full time and justify spending 7 grand on an engine. Lol. It's almost inconceivable to me now. So even if I wasn't in it for the money, the money sure made it easier to survive. Hill climbing is a rowdy world....that's somethin I've never tried but always wanted to.
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When it's in your blood there's no getting it out. I was on a Shriners mini bike at 4 years old and been hooked ever since. I was in the jap market all my life until building my first chopper in 05. Even back then it was stunning what crotch rockets were selling for. I was able to sling bikes on the side while going to college full time and justify spending 7 grand on an engine. Lol. It's almost inconceivable to me now. So even if I wasn't in it for the money, the money sure made it easier to survive. Hill climbing is a rowdy world....that's somethin I've never tried but always wanted to.
It's a lot of fun and once you're set up, it's really not an expensive hobby unless you're a maniac and keep wrecking or blowing up engines. Most guys are pretty consistent though. Seems like it's a dying thing on the east coast anyways. The guy that runs the biggest local hill climb tells me it's steadily declining. Less riders and spectators every year.
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It's a lot of fun and once you're set up, it's really not an expensive hobby unless you're a maniac and keep wrecking or blowing up engines. Most guys are pretty consistent though. Seems like it's a dying thing on the east coast anyways. The guy that runs the biggest local hill climb tells me it's steadily declining. Less riders and spectators every year.
Well living in Dallas theres hardly a hill big enough to push start a bike on, let alone need an extended swingarm to climb. lol. But every year I go up there to Sturgis and they run the hill climbs and I always swear I'm gonna make it....but usually a hangover keeps me from making it there. Hearing its a dying sport I'm actually gonna make it a point to get to it this year. And you def gotta be somewhat of a maniac just to tear up some of those hills. What kind of motor do you run? Inline 4 600?
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:46 PM
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Well living in Dallas theres hardly a hill big enough to push start a bike on, let alone need an extended swingarm to climb. lol. But every year I go up there to Sturgis and they run the hill climbs and I always swear I'm gonna make it....but usually a hangover keeps me from making it there. Hearing its a dying sport I'm actually gonna make it a point to get to it this year. And you def gotta be somewhat of a maniac just to tear up some of those hills. What kind of motor do you run? Inline 4 600?
No a beefed up CR500. Ported, custom head, pulse injection reed/carb setup, Gnarly pipe, Rekluse auto clutch, 6-8" extension and a cut rear tire.
It's a quick bike.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:09 AM
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:33 AM
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:03 PM
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Thats rowdy! A dang clean cr500. I been working on an AF conversion of an 03 cr250. Only problem is I'm scared of what I'm gonna do on the street with a 500 smoker engine. Thats a and set up tho.
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