JTH's HD 883 Dual Sport'ster conversion

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by JimmyTheHog, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Rigger1221

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    Its an on going work of art Jim , like everyone here all waiting to see the final result.
  2. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    :eek1 WOW!!!
  3. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    Jim glad to see that the tank arrived and that it is a gorgeous as anything that Evan touches!

  4. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    For the exception of the new rear shocks coming next week, the bike is all together with the new triples, steering damper, forks, Braking caliper, front hub, gas tank, and crash bar.

    Took it for a nice ride up in the hills (hwy9, 35, page mill - for the locals), and was very happy with the handling. The bike felt more stable at all speeds.

    For the gas tank, I was shooting for 6 gallons by design. Today was the test fill to see how close it came - 6.3 gallons with room to spare! That should be good for at least 200+ miles before reserve. When Evan did the tank, he added a bit more volume by adding some crowning here and there.

    The front Braking caliper also is a big improvement. Two finger pull does the job.

    Heres a few snippet pics before I get the new shocks on...

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  5. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Looks incredible Jim. :freaky :clap
  6. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Looks great Jim, how about a full side shot right side up ;)
  7. MitchG

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    What John said. Other than that, I am without words! :clap
  8. ramon

    ramon weezin' the juice!

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    Damn Jim! This makes me wish that I had finished my mechanical engineering program! Great job!!!
  9. Rigger1221

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    Hmmm My guess Jim,s waiting for the shocks that will be shown off with the colour co-ordinted re-anodised swinging arm....i feel a new screensaver coming up. :clap
  10. kellymac530

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    Just beautiful Jimmy!!!

    I may have missed it earlier, but what master cylinder are you using? What diameter piston is it?

    Thanks for sharing this build with us bike building dreamers.
  11. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    You are correct !!! :nod
  12. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Thanks. Im using the stock Sportster master cylinder. I didn't measure the piston diameter, so don't know. I thought id try it first to see how it would work, and it works well. I did a seal rebuild on it while it was apart too.
  13. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    Thanks Jimmy for the info. What year stock sporty MC? I can find out diameter that way.

    I was hoping my beast was gonna look good when done, but you have set the bar WAY high...too high for me. I will just worry about it running and handling and forget looks at this point.
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  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Looking good, Jimmy!!!


    Hadn't noticed before, but I think the reg/rec needs a rock guard?
  15. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Its a 2003. Im pretty sure its a 9/16" diameter bore on the front MC but check me on that.

    Don't worry, when mine is done, i'll start riding it more off-road so it wont look so pretty :deal
  16. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    I agree. I think I commented on this a while ago. Big concern where its at and if it gets covered with mud, then it will overheat too. If any good ideas out there on relocation, im may move it.
  17. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    The new Ohlins shocks & springs arrived. 15.28" long and 4.8" stroke equates to 8+ inches at the rear wheel. The Works shocks were 15" long, but the springs were stiffer and had less sag. So, the plan is hit the same swingarm angle but with slightly more sag.

    Heres some eye candy....

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  18. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    What Swedish goodness!
  19. kellymac530

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    On the reg/rec relocation, maybe move it straight up the front down tube above your upper crash bar tube. That would get it up to a more crash protected spot and up above the solid part of the fender so water, mud, and debris could not collect on it.
    Worth a look anyway.
  20. larryboy

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    Maybe mount it sideways with an air scoop like Buell did with their oil cooler?


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