Another new bike

So I'm picking up this 80 ironhead sportster tomorrow. Gonna chop it up o guess. Do the hardtail thing. This video is my inspiration. I finished this honda and need another winter project.

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Not a harley guy but got talking to a friend and he has an ironhead. Sounds like the moped of Harleys, haha. The price was right and came with a bunch of parts and has a real nice s&s super carb on it that sealed the deal. Came with three tanks, three seats, a few fenders, and carbs. Figure I can sell off parts to fund the build. It's nice it's an 80 because it has electric start and electronic ignition. Wiring is all good just needs a cleaning up.

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> Satan 666 wrote:

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> Not a harley guy but got talking to a friend and he has an ironhead.

> Sounds like the moped of Harleys, haha. The price was right and came

> with a bunch of parts and has a real nice s&s super carb on it that

> sealed the deal. Came with three tanks, three seats, a few fenders, and

> carbs. Figure I can sell off parts to fund the build. It's nice it's an

> 80 because it has electric start and electronic ignition. Wiring is all

> good just needs a cleaning up.

I grew up working in a Harley shop and my grandpa would never ever let me buy an ironhead sportster no matter how cheap it was or how bad I wanted it. Pretty much any Harley made before the Evo motor era is like a moped, leaks oil like crazy and breaks down a lot.

I still want one an old ironhead though

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Pushrod Fifty /

The iron head is my favorite HD. Maybe HD people dont know about Hondabond.

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> Pushrod Fifty wrote:

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> The iron head is my favorite HD. Maybe HD people dont know about

> Hondabond.

Haha yeah I love my yamabond. I'm a big honda guy and always use the yamaha stuff.

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I just started using this shit. Like the old Indian head. Awsome stuff. Use it on bolts and everything. Look it up.

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Well just got it home. Came with a pile of parts. Cant wait to tear it apart and weld in the rigid conversion. This rear section is only $270 shipped. I'm sure I am gonna have to figure out spacers and shit but cheap fun

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

Nice project. I did a Hammer in Hand weld on straight back on a 79 for a friend about 10 years ago. He still hasn’t finished the bike. I don’t know if they’re still around, but it was a nice setup, being that 79 and 80 was like a bastard child frame. I’d consider a straight back before you spend you money on that style. They look more original without the hacked together look.

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that does seem fun.

is the engine cradled? Or can you just drop it out the bottom?

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> Born to be WillD wrote:

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> that does seem fun.

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> is the engine cradled? Or can you just drop it out the bottom?

Cradled.

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So I got her on the lift. Got two tank options. The cool old mustang style tank and the sportster peanut tank. Also ordered some low rise z bars.

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I'm gonna hack up this old mustang seat after I get the hardtail on. I'm also gonna hack up the pipes and do the upswept look with these fish tails I have been holding onto. Gonna try and make as much shit as I can to keep the cost down.

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Really like it all except the fish tails...never liked the look of those myself...not my bike or my call so if it is your choice then go for it.....i think it will all work out and be a head turner when you get through

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So I pulled the swingarm and started looking at stuff. I think I'm gonna use the factory swing and cut the pivot off and make some new mounts to get to the bottom mounts on the frame. Then add struts after I cut the rear section off. This way I can make a nice straight backbone and make the swingarm as long as I want. I wasn't digging the kit. The aluminum piece is basicly gonna be the dom tubing for the new frame. It is stretched probably 6" in this pic. Want to make sure I have plenty of room for a battery and new oil tank.

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Well I couldn't get the dom tubing i wanted localy and was gonna have it shipped here. Was stupid expensive so i said fuck it got the kit. Chopped the bike in half and started fitting the frame.

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Was looking at seat options and the seat I want is like almost $300!! I had a few beers and started folding up this Mexican blanket like a seat. May just make a pan and cut up some old foam I got and cover it with the Mexican blanket. It is a chopper so may look pretty cool. I also got a bunch of cement stair railings I am gonna use to make antwisted sissy bar. I am having alot of fun with this. Need need to pull the motor so I can weldnit up. I also have some j bend coming so I can cut up the exhaust and make it upswept.

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Started building pipes

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Interesting.... Only ridden one Harley in my life, and I have to say I liked it, mainly because it was so damn heavy, wind didn't buffet you like it did on my lighter bikes...that is going to be a good looker, but how it will ride is anyone's guess, hard tail on such a beast...out of my league! :) Watching this though, always fun.

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check out bmikarts theyre a go kart supplier but at some point wound up with a bunch of harley gear and have some pretty great seats for low prices, i think cuz nobody looks there for seats - it's a go kart site...

anyway, looks fun

i dig the pipe, for risk of looking dumb here i'll ask anyway, does it matter that the lengths are so different? I guess it probably doesnt really, especially being mostly open

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Yeah pipes are wide open so it doesn't matter. I'm sure same length would be optimal but this is the most impractical bike anyway.

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> Satan 666 wrote:

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> Yeah pipes are wide open so it doesn't matter. I'm sure same length

> would be optimal but this is the most impractical bike anyway.

Looks pretty sweet tho. Stretch and rigid conversion is good

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> Mr. Duncan wrote:

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> > Satan 666 wrote:

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> > Yeah pipes are wide open so it doesn't matter. I'm sure same length

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> > would be optimal but this is the most impractical bike anyway.

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> Looks pretty sweet tho. Stretch and rigid conversion is good

Thanks man. Pretty sure I just scored a set of 6" over stock front tubes for the bike. Give it that real chopper look. This thing is gonna be a blast

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you changing the angles at all?

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> Born to be WillD wrote:

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> you changing the angles at all?

No I'm just gonna run it. This is my buddy's bike. It is a 90's sportster chop with a 6 over front end. Will look similar to this. I still want it to ride kinda normal and not be all raked out and have the front wheel just flop over when you turn.

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^ Wow....that's pretty cool...

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Nice bikes, I had a brand new 1983 XLX in 83, it had 61 hp, a solo seat from the factory and was very reliable, handled well all-in-all good bike.

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

> Rich Shippy wrote:

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> Nice bikes, I had a brand new 1983 XLX in 83, it had 61 hp, a solo seat

> from the factory and was very reliable, handled well all-in-all good

> bike.

I still have the exact same bike. 61c.i. (1000cc) around 50hp stock

I’ll put up some pictures then. It’s in gnarly shape. Lol

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I got a new seat, 21 front wheel, and 6 over fork. Got to pull the old tubes and put the front wheel on for mock up. Gonna be a long winter building this beast. Tank, fender are gonna be a dark red flake. After I paint the flake a guy who tattoos me is gonna paint some sort of monster scene on top of the tank and I will then clear over it. Gonna be wild

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Just built this horseshoe headlight mount

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^ Nice!

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