Giving the old Sportster an heart-transplant (and where will it end...?)

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by norseXL, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    How many miles on the replacement engine? Also can you tell me about your chain slider? Excellent work btw

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  2. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Miles I don't know, not many and none in rain it appears, seems like it was a garage queen getting into an accident due to some scrubs on the derby cover and also some on the front valve covers.
    The slider are from the primary chain of a 4-speed Evo Sportster.
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  3. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Excellent project :lurk. So Ultima Thule, that's two of you on here from there abouts. Can't seem to find it on my sat-nav, post code?
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  4. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    From wiki



    The term ultima Thule in medieval geographies denotes any distant place located beyond the "borders of the known world".[5]Sometimes it is used as a proper noun (Ultima Thule) as the Latin name for Greenland when Thule is used for Iceland.[6] The British surveyor Charles Vallancey was one of many antiquarians who argued that Ireland was Thule, as he does in his book An essay on the antiquity of the Irish language.[7] The theory is found repeatedly in Irish literature, with Brendan narratives published widely in Renaissance Europe, with poems about Hy Brasil and an early epic on Cocaigne written in ancient Irish English, as found in the Kildare Poems.

    So you wont find postal code or a gps track
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  5. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    I'm in Norway, 63 dgr north
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  6. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    I found that too, beginning to think it might be real though as two inmates identify from there. Mind you, I'm from Great Milton and even people 5 miles away have never heard of it :loco
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  7. Bevelheadmhr

    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    BTW Metchamex still make alloy swing arms for Harleys... link here metmachex.net/swingarm-prices/

    My mate has one on his 883 / 1250 project

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  8. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    The link didn't work for me. That bike looks fantastic!

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  9. Bevelheadmhr

    Bevelheadmhr Been here awhile

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    If you google Metmachex Swingarms I'm sure you'll find their site. The XL was a 883, now got a 1250 Hammer Performance kit and big valve / flowed heads etc. Awaiting the tank / guards to come back from the painter this week. Though I was told yesterday its going on the Dyno in the next couple of days, tank or no tank.. Hope to be free to go and video it on the Dyno.
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  10. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Nice project, yes the Metmachex is a sweet one.
    The nice thing with the alu.box design of mine is that I can use it for a catch-can.
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  11. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Brake disk arrived today, work for the week-end fabing up a caliper mount

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  12. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    I've been busy whole week with this one...

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  13. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Not much progress, but did mount the disc and ogle the caliper for position...

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  14. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    I'm going for a 7" head-light. The original one would look silly on the larger forks.
    Bought a cheap crappy one and a bi-xenon retro fit kit.
    Now I have good lights and more space for all the electrics...
    ...apparently I also have something called "angel-eyes" and "devil-eyes", sounds sizofrenic...

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  15. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    ...and for the caliper, made one bolt hole...

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  16. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    O so slow progress...
    But getting the holes right is the main thing.
    ...then some polishing

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  17. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Finaly finished it, it's for a build-off between all Norwegian dealers, hope we do vell...

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  18. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Carb bracket/breathers done, only need some AN 6 hose...
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  19. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    The caliper bracket is also done. It's working but need some cosmetic work.
    The top part is for the fender stay, when the time comes...
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  20. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Our sales man made a video of the bike:
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