Adventure Sportster Build AKA Piglet

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

  1. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Not sure if you still need an answer on this but mine fit with out issue. I still have my hydro set up hanging on the wall in the shop from when I parted the sportster out.


    I’m anxious To hear how those shocks work for you. I use to run them on an old rock crawler I had. They were popular for those of us who didn’t want to drop thousands on coil over set ups. We ended up running limit straps to keep them from unloading. I run one strap in the middle so as to keep full travel articulation but limit full axle droop.
  2. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    She lives! Should be taking it around the block soon, still need to build the exhaust and chain tensioner and order a few small parts. And obviously it's going to need some paint
  3. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    So did you find out a way to run the chainsikle lowsets with that speed merchant sprocket cover?
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  4. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Haven't sorted that out yet, I don't think it's going to be a big deal at all though. Just needs some spacers
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  5. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Took it around the block this morning, still a long way to go but it was motivating as fuck to ride
  6. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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  7. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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  8. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Just a bit over 12"
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  9. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Sweet. Gotta find bigger logs to get stuck on now.
  10. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Made up a new kick stand out of some 3/4" .120 wall DOM, with a coffin shaped foot. Wish it tucked in a little tighter, but it works well and that's what counts. Needs a stronger spring.
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    Chopped my shitty old exhaust so I could mount up the rear brake setup, chain sickle bolted up to the speed merchant cover with a few simple aluminum spacers, not a big deal at all
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    Rode it about 15 miles today, runs like a raped ape. Pulls power wheelies with ease
  11. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Got my new hydro clutch set up from @johnwesley , looks great! Thanks man!
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  12. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Couldn’t have went for a better project. Can’t wait for you to give it a run
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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    did ya put tips on the spacers to key into the counterbores on the speed merchant sprocket cover?
  14. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    Austin, will you please educate me about where you got your rear brake line? And did you use the stock brake light pressure switch?
  15. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Nope, I'm considering welding the spacers to the cover though.
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  16. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Just ordered it through summit racing, they stock almost every length and type of hose you could want. Had to get a special hose fitting for the wilwood caliper
  17. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    any good hydraulics shop can make a custom brake hose.

    i had 4 brake hoses made today for a car at work.
  18. AK650

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    Look forward to hearing how the hydro clutch works out....very interesting!:thumb
  19. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    How did you measure what length bolts you needed with the different spacing on that sprocket cover? I had a hell of a time trying to measure things and find the correct length bolts to get the right amount of threads into the engine case or same as stock set up anyway. Maybe speed merchant is more similar to stock but Ive run into the same problems with tracker die and licks now. Shane at chainsikle should just make his own steel or billet sprocket cover that works with his lowsets.
  20. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Depth Guage on a caliper
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