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Old 12-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #16
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Full plans to be announced Christmas day. I'll give you a hint: the bike's a pre-1975 Sportster.





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Old 12-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #17
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At some point in the bike's history a bolt rubbed on the rear drum cover and put a giant gouge in it. I thought I should go ahead and take care of this.



Cleaned and welded:


And sanded back down (not perfect, but this bike's not going to be perfect)
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #18
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I've also started to tear into the primary to try and stop an oil leak (pointless endeavor on an old Harley, I know) and see if anything else needs to be fixed.



I called the dealership to get new clutch seals. The guy took about 20 minutes to tell me most of the seals for this bike are discontinued. He can get one of them, but he would have to charge me for 10 of them because that's the minimum quantity he can order them in and he won't be able to sell the rest. I'm guessing I won't be relying on the dealership much for this project.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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XR750 replica?
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #20
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The bike's been starting well, but I haven't been taking it out on long rides, so I thought I wouldn't hurt to put it on a trickle charger. After two days the battery still wasn't at full charge and it sounded like the acid in the battery was boiling so I took the charger off. It was just a little battery tender like this:



Can anyone tell me what's going on with my battery?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #21
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well thats...... Classy
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #22
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-- i cant wait to see what this will turn into!
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #23
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In current form...

Can't wait to see where it goes without that paint and springer nonesense.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #24
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Another dual-sport Sportster project?
Sort of.

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Yes

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XR750 replica?
And yes.

I guess I made that one too easy. The pre-75 Sportsters had a right side shifter which is perfect for flat track. I've already got conventional forks and a 19" front rim on the way.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #25
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Ohhhhh yeaaaah!!!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:07 PM   #26
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For parts, check out sporty parts in Fullerton California. All they do is sportster parts. From all eras.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #27
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Back in the good old days, on Brit bikes, we would use silk thread on the primary with no gasket. I would stop the most stubborn oil leaks.

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