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Old 06-30-2011, 04:21 PM   #676
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I like this, but needs a spoked front wheel. Some other things also that aren't that important, such as rear fender/seat.
I'd powder coat the frame a color other than black. Maybe leave the bike black with an orange frame?
I went the other way. Since those pics, I found a '77-80 XLH 2.50x18 rear mag, reworked the spacers and threw it on. The rear blinkers were replaced with aftermarket units and the front fender replaced with an Arlen Ness Cafe.
I also put the belt drive back on. Big difference!! The bike feels sluggish with the belt, compared to the chain. I may put the chain drive back on later.



I also have a 4.2 gallon tank I just shot black. I haven't made up my mind which way to go, whether to just throw a decal on and clear or do something fancy in a green color.
It's a work in progress.



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Old 07-01-2011, 01:55 AM   #677
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Painted the helicopter and the Harley at the same time

Go for H-D racing orange and black!
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:57 AM   #678
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Harley and heli

Same painter and same paint scheme.
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #679
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Same painter and same paint scheme.
How about a mustache and a Ferrari?
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #680
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How about a mustache and a Ferrari?


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Old 07-04-2011, 08:04 PM   #681
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Here's my rigid.



Here's my Packmule bike, its been on quite a few long rides. It is currently under construction.





I see there are a few SCBs here, good deal!!
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:03 PM   #682
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Laugh

2000 1200s I look long and hard for a sport to pop up and this was the one





wasn't long till it went on the chopping block





then came a new chopping block



then life was breathed back into her



and she grew into an ADV style bike with plenty of travel



next we will be riding to AK on our next whirl wind adventure
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:41 PM   #683
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why did you wait for a sport to do all that?

you should've rid the world of a junk sportster, not one of the good ones.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:58 PM   #684
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easy answer, good motor

edit: I have all the parts and can return it to stock if I want to, and plan on keeping them, the only permanent mod is the swing arm and that is a common part if I didn't want it stretched

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Old 07-05-2011, 03:25 PM   #685
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isn't it just dual plugged and higher comp?

still seems like it'd be cheaper to do the engine mods vs. the premium you probably paid for the sport.



don't get me wrong, sure looks fun.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #686
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next we will be riding to AK on our next whirl wind adventure

I have been watching this build since its beginning and I have to say congrats!! Have you weighed it yet? Also if you have gone off road , how's the weight once it gets "rough" ?

I have been wanting to do something similar (ADV that is) but more like an old XLCH homage.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #687
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isn't it just dual plugged and higher comp?

still seems like it'd be cheaper to do the engine mods vs. the premium you probably paid for the sport.



don't get me wrong, sure looks fun.
It was accually cheaper than anything else I had been looking for. I was a kid that needed money and was trying to sell it in January. So I got a good deal.
The sport had higher compression, W cams, single fire ignition, and SE air breather. So it was a little hotter I really like the w cams.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:51 PM   #688
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I have been watching this build since its beginning and I have to say congrats!! Have you weighed it yet? Also if you have gone off road , how's the weight once it gets "rough" ?

I have been wanting to do something similar (ADV that is) but more like an old XLCH homage.
That will be a fun build, I may give it a shot on the rubber sport. You are limited on rear travel with that one. It should make a great srambler vstrom type gravel rd bike. Let me know when you start I may have some pointers for you. I have learned alot on this last build.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #689
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WOW. Well done.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #690
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DIG IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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