Adventure Sportster Build AKA Piglet

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Austin hayes, May 28, 2016.

  1. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Bupkis? Yeah I dont want to use a high pipe either but I think their set up looks pretty good otherwise with all the integrated parts in the bash plate
  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Bupkis, for me, kinda clunky and not well executed.
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  3. AK650

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    After staring at my bike for a bit, the frame mounted pegs, while a good concept, is a no go. First, the bike would have to have high pipes, and second, in order to clear the primary, they'd be cantilevered way out and around, and look like hell. There's likely a reason that Sportster rear sets, have been done the same basic way for the last few decades or so!
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  4. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    Haw! My vocabulary just expanded by one. Had to look it up
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    Youngster! :deal
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Guaranfuckingtee he’s older than me!!!
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    :lol3

    It is all relative! Even in WV!

    Edit, his profile says 61, so 6 years older than me. Must be regional then.
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  8. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Well I called storz to order a rear wheel but the supplier they were getting billet hubs from has gone out of business and they don't have any left. Does anyone know where I can get a billet sportster hub?
  9. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    From what I could find in previous searches it seemed HD OEM hubs were most trustworthy.
  10. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    im not sure how, but i managed to fuck up a hub during my build.

    the wheel bearings bind when tightened, i tried 2 sets of wheel bearings and 2 different inner spacers, the only common denominator was the hub. so i sourced a used hub, no more issues. the hub must have stretched/tweaked when i heated it on a hot plate and knocked the bearings out.
  11. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Does where you sourced your hub have an online store?
  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Sportster specialties in Fullerton, CA.

    Www.sportyparts.com Kirk is a good guy, been doin sportster parts a solid 20+ years that I know of.

    Probably best to call him.
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  13. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Ended up sending the hub out of the wheel I already had to woodys to get a new excel rim laced to it. Jugs are still at the machine shop, waiting to get those back to assemble the motor.
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    Got the new n4 cams installed and some new stainless exhaust valves installed
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    Welded up the swing arm braces
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    Got the new subframe welded on
  14. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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  15. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Started working a mount/brace for the Boat tail seat
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  16. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Mounted up the boat tail today
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    Welded in a tray for the battery and started working on the hold down tray
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  17. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Wrapped up the battery tray, I'm going to run a strap over the battery from the loops to hold it down
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  18. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    The piglet just ain’t gonna be the same with a battery hold down.
  19. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Got the jugs back from the machine shop and assembled the engine
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    Got it all mocked up so I can build the exhaust
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  20. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Got the wheel back from woodys, they did a great job, it's a exactly what I what I wanted.
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