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Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 30,871
Posted By Iron_HawK
Awesome final product! Anxious to see some...

Awesome final product! Anxious to see some pictures of it in action!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 22,823
Posted By Iron_HawK
I LOVE where this is going! great work! You've...

I LOVE where this is going! great work! You've got me subscribed :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thanks for the input but my biggest focus is the...

Thanks for the input but my biggest focus is the budget. I've been building this through college so I have not had a vast income to spend on the bike. I apologize to call it vintage but at least I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 210,066
Posted By Iron_HawK
Truly amazing build. Keep up the great work and...

Truly amazing build. Keep up the great work and glad you decided to do the bobber thing! I can't wait to see this bike going :thumb
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 69,781
Posted By Iron_HawK
Awesome Build man! Great job on the subframe. The...

Awesome Build man! Great job on the subframe. The DR650 is a great bike. Happy Riding
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thanks I appreciate the help. I'm not planning on...

Thanks I appreciate the help. I'm not planning on using the stock chain guard. That's the magic of this rebuild is that if something doesn't fit I'll just fabricate my own clearances. How's your wife...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
More pictures of this morning's progress before I...

More pictures of this morning's progress before I have to run to school... The motor is a bear to put in yourself but I have the technique down so when it goes together finally I will have it down...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thank you! It just takes time. You can do it...

Thank you! It just takes time. You can do it without spending lots of money and still come up with a nice "custom" bike. What I'm really going for is "barn built". To all it's own but I enjoy seeing...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,758
Posted By Iron_HawK
Great thread here! The original post is well...

Great thread here! The original post is well written and inspirational in itself. I'm 22 years old and I might have a different reason I do it... Granted I don't have the funding to spend on what I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 30,871
Posted By Iron_HawK
Awesome build man! Great metal work. I love the...

Awesome build man! Great metal work. I love the looks of the single headlight! I wouldn't go with duals, but that's just my opinion. Keep the pictures coming (non HDR) :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Well today I got a few quotes for powdercoating....

Well today I got a few quotes for powdercoating. Places around here are quoting $200 - $250 for sandblasting and powdercoating it satin. Right now I shouldn't be spending that money right now. I'm...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 36,252
Posted By Iron_HawK
Subscribed, consider me going

Subscribed, consider me going
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thanks Scott I appreciate it! Sorry it's been a...

Thanks Scott I appreciate it! Sorry it's been a while since your post but to answer your questions my tire size is as listed:

Front: 100/90-19

Rear: 130/90-17

The rear is a tad wide but...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
The project is coming along well. My funding has...

The project is coming along well. My funding has came to a halt for the moment so I can't get the frame powdercoated quite yet. It will be soon. This summer the bike WILL be complete. I've had...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-05-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,618
Posted By Iron_HawK
Great ride guys! Fun riding and meeting everyone!...

Great ride guys! Fun riding and meeting everyone! Maybe next time I can ride both days

-Noah
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,213
Posted By Iron_HawK
Anxious to see the bike's progress. I'm building...

Anxious to see the bike's progress. I'm building a GS450 cafe right now. Gotta love these GS's. I wish I had the 750 instead. Good luck man!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,376
Posted By Iron_HawK
:lurk Anxious to see more. Great photography btw....

:lurk Anxious to see more. Great photography btw. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By Iron_HawK
Im building a GS450 cafe and the from what I can...

Im building a GS450 cafe and the from what I can tell almost everything is interchangeable. If you have the time / desire I would highly recommend doing a complete rebuild on just one. It looks like...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,838
Posted By Iron_HawK
Very Nice work Pablo! Looks great The black...

Very Nice work Pablo! Looks great The black stripe really sets off the gray. Keep the pictures coming!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Got some more stuff done today since it's fall...

Got some more stuff done today since it's fall break. I used a break to bend the heel guards. I stripped down the frame and finished all the welding and grinding. I am now looking to either sand...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thank goodness I'm not the only one that in...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one that in mid-project realizes that the project is practically useless haha. That wagon looks sharp. reminds me of an old T-bucket rod.

Anyone looking at this...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-08-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,618
Posted By Iron_HawK
Lookin good guys! Hopefully I can make it for the...

Lookin good guys! Hopefully I can make it for the Sunday ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thought I might also post some pictures of a...

Thought I might also post some pictures of a project I did that I'm not really sure why I built. I've been trying to get better at using the MIG welder so I decided to build something I didn't really...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Hey everyone sorry for the delay. I have been...

Hey everyone sorry for the delay. I have been very busy with college and work. I have made some progress since I was last on here. But first to address the questions.

barnabasantioch: I stand...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thanks guys! I appreciate all the comments....

Thanks guys! I appreciate all the comments. School is back in session and this semester is a killer. I haven't had much time to work on the bike but I am in the process of deciding how I want to do...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
I just used the speed since I figured it would be...

I just used the speed since I figured it would be more practical to ride on the road. If it were just a show bike or whatever I would just use the tach. It is actually really easy for me to swap the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Got some more work done tonight... I got the big...

Got some more work done tonight... I got the big oxy acetylene torch out to do some heatin :evil I bent the back of the subframe inwards like so:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Well here's the final product! I like it better...

Well here's the final product! I like it better and it's cleaner. I converted the JPEG to a EPS (Vector file) and I'm about to take it in to get a couple stickers made for the tank and mby one for...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
I'll try to find out the hardness of the rubber...

I'll try to find out the hardness of the rubber in a bit. Thanks for the heads up on the bottle stoppers!

Well here's my new favorite logo:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thanks man! I like that idea and I'll whip that...

Thanks man! I like that idea and I'll whip that in photoshop tonight to see how it looks! I really like the nautical star look, but the wings arn't doing it for me :huh I might try to fix the wings...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Yesterday I ordered 2 pairs of little turn...

Yesterday I ordered 2 pairs of little turn signals and a LED brake light. They ought to look good and follow the design of the bike. I couldn't find anywhere that carried bump-stops for the shocks....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Okay I actually got the shocks apart! I had to...

Okay I actually got the shocks apart! I had to decompress the spring to get to a nut to unscrew the top. I painted the shocks black and cleaned up the springs. It will look really good once I get...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Another late night... got some minor work done...

Another late night... got some minor work done tonight. I used a router to perfect the edges to the seat and cowl:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
I thought about doing a little cowl out of tin. I...

I thought about doing a little cowl out of tin. I love the looks of it, but I will be fiber glassing the entire seat pan then putting a seat on top of the pan. That way the cowl and the seat will all...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thanks! I'm still trying to find a good way to...

Thanks! I'm still trying to find a good way to incorporate "Iron HawK Customs" or something like that... so far my ideas haven't been perfect. I refuse to put something that I'm not 100% satisfied...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Thanks for the advice. I was originally going to...

Thanks for the advice. I was originally going to go with a Suzuki GS450S tank but the more I looked at my tank the more I liked the "L" version. I still look on ebay alot for an "S" tank. I don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Okay so through about a couple of mins in paint I...

Okay so through about a couple of mins in paint I have this:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/HawK_Racing/GS%20450%20Cafe/P8070023-1.jpg

Good color scheme in my opinion :thumb

And a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Welp I got some more progress done tonight. Cut...

Welp I got some more progress done tonight. Cut the unwanted brackets on the subframe:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/HawK_Racing/GS%20450%20Cafe/P8070012.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 107,123
Posted By Iron_HawK
Beautiful bike man! I Love the subframe, the...

Beautiful bike man! I Love the subframe, the angles in it are just perfect!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 72,476
Posted By Iron_HawK
Okay first off sorry it's taken me a while to...

Okay first off sorry it's taken me a while to post. I have been working on my Jeep a bunch and I haven't had much time to work on the bike. I finally got a rolling chassis and got it outta the barn....
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