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Old 11-19-2012, 10:27 PM
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The bike does have potential, but I think it would need a lot of work to get it to that point and you'll probably end up spending as much as you would have on a frame-up budget build. Regardless, will be interesting to see what direction you go with it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:04 AM
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I'd love to have that sitting in my garage, I'd love to fuck with it!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:16 AM
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Didn't know you were selling yours... You would have taken less than 10K for it?
Not less than $10k but I bet when you get done it would have been a wash. Sometimes it is the process of getting there and the challenge any way. Have fun with the bike and ride the crap out of it. Nothing like having one as a beater and one to pamper.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:12 AM
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The bike does have potential, but I think it would need a lot of work to get it to that point and you'll probably end up spending as much as you would have on a frame-up budget build. Regardless, will be interesting to see what direction you go with it.
Hellions & CFL; points well said. Exactly what I had in mind when I decided to buy the bike. I want to keep the bells and whistles cost as low as possible. Trying to modify things like the rear fender and tank could be more frustration than they are worth vs. just buying a new parts. I think I can get a few bucks back on selling the front end and the fenders.

I'm pretty firm in my plan to go with the Chassis Design Springer in 6 over. If you haven't seen it check it out on eBay, its not on his web site yet.

The tank would cost me at least 500 to modify, so I think I'd be better off just buying a new one. I'm going to check with my local guys here in AZ, Evolution Customs, see what they will ask for to do a flat bottom and mounts. Otherwise, I'll get with Metal Shop.

I'm willing to see what I can do with the rear fender, but going with a B'Cool would be $400 and much less hassle. I can sell the fenders off the bike as is and not end up with too much out of pocket.

Most of the the things on the frame that need welding or re-work is just my sweat equity, and I have plenty of spare bungs and mounting tabs hanging around. now I'm really happy I got that Miller TIG last spring, it will come in very handy.

When I get the Springer front end I'll have to also get a PM springer brake which are not cheap, but I can sell the PM 4 piston on the front. I won't get much for it but its in good shape.

I want to put a 6 speed gear set in and so far the best deal I can find is the PRIMO Rivera gear set. Quality and reliability for around $900. Also a BDL 2 inch belt drive, but these two things are lowest on the list until I get the overall look of the bike right.

I was going to ditch the mini-apes and go with Chassis Design Super Bars, but after riding it a bit I kind of like the mini apes... I'll ride it a bunch more and see how much my arms hurt before I make up my mind.

I thought about going with a hydraulic clutch master which would also require a hydraulic clutch cylinder on the tranny, both pricey PM parts. I'll stick with the manual pull set up for now and shop around for killer deals... If I can't get close-out prices I won't bother. Plus I'd have to buy a new clutch cable too.

I know many people look at these projects as gain vs. loss issue over the purchase investment... That is forefront in my mind and plans, but you also have to remember the fun factor. I like doing the work and investing my sweat in the process, to me that's the point of wrenching on choppers.

So, after what I might be able to sell some of the parts for I'm hoping I can get this done for less than $2500 out of pocket (not including paint or the 6 speed). Let's see how close I can get to that over the next year. For now I'll ride the piss out of it the way it is and I have another CFL to finish once the paint is done.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:19 AM
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Oh yeah, 3 inch black springs for $15 from ebay and bolt-on spring mounts are on the way from Speed Dealer... I have a Biltwell seat pivot and their new-style cast mount on hand to weld on next week. I want to wait until the springs and mounts get here to set the seat position just right. The paint around the weld will get get ground off and more paint will get toasted near the bead, but who gives a shit? I see a small can of Rustoleum fire-engine red in the near future... haha!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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Nice and Cheap possiblity for Springer front brake...

I found this on eBay just now;

Custom Springer Front Brake Caliper Bracket Left Right 11 5" Rotor Polished | eBay

If this works I can use my existing 4 piston front PM caliper with this bracket... Not bad for $120 and not having to buy a new caliper. Best news is this shop is right down the road from my house in AZ so I can swing by on the bike and make sure it will work before I buy it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:18 AM
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What is their ebay name?
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:01 PM
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What is their ebay name?
Click on the link, the seller ID is on the left. It's Bob's Cycle Supply in Phoenix, AZ... not to be confused with Bob's Used Cycles, they get mad when you call looking for the other shop!
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Click on the link, the seller ID is on the left. It's Bob's Cycle Supply in Phoenix, AZ... not to be confused with Bob's Used Cycles, they get mad when you call looking for the other shop!
Not seeing the chasis design company springer....
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:03 PM
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Not seeing the chasis design company springer....
Oh! I thought you were asking about the springer brake bracket from the previous post... Here is a link to the Chassis Design Springer front end;
Harley Chopper Bobber Mid Glide Springer Front End USA Made | eBay
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:44 PM
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That is sweet looking! thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:37 PM
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great score man. gonna be cool.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:49 AM
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Looking for Engine hop-up suggestions

I want to get some more power out of the HD 80.
Seems like I can go two ways;
Full re-build involving bore to 96, or keep it at 80 and get some more power out of 42mm Mikuni and a better Cam profile...

I'm leaning toward the 2nd option to keep costs down and retain the reliability of the 80" displacement.
I've been told the 80 won't handle a 6 speed gear set so I would need a pulley with fewer teeth and some more power from the mill.

I'll post the build sheet on the motor when I can scan it into a jpeg image at work, but I am looking for any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:20 AM
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Update.. I've been neglecting this for awhile, so here are some pics from mounting the seat and springs. I did this over a month ago, then I had to get on the road for work traveling to 3 different power plants in California and I was gone all the way up the Christmas.

I had a Biltwell seat hinge handy with their new cast cro-moly pivot bung. I ordered a pair of black 3 inch seat springs ($16) and a pair of bolt-through spring seat from Speed Dealer Customs, 1-1/4” Frame Bolt on Seat Spring Mounts | Speed Dealer Customs
Speed Dealer seems a little more expensive for many things compared to other sources (for example compare the bung prices with Bung King), but for things like this I'm pretty happy, the quality is top notch.

Anyway, below are the pics... pretty simple job but remember I'm going through paint and welding on a finished(ish) bike.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:21 AM
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After dry fitting the seat position I marked where I had to sand away paint...

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