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

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

  1. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    There's place for the shock too...
  2. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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  3. Bigeyedfish

    Bigeyedfish Adventurer

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    That exhaust is really cool. Good work.
  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    exhaust looks sweet, whole bike does.

    is the muffler backward? if not, why the spring loops on the exit?
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  5. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Backward for the mock-up due to angles needed, I may do it this way or not...
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  6. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Tacked and ready for the welder...
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  7. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Oh the joy of manual labor!
    Got a flash-back to my scool days working the files...
    Made flats on a piece of 20mm 304 that's going to sit in a hole in the rear fork and go into the slot in the caliper bracket.
    A mill would'a been handy...
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  8. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Made a crud catching device to snap in between the frame tubes.
    The high fender make for a dirty engine and hard to unscrew exhaust nuts...
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  9. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Finaly received my rear caliper bracket, can't complain about the time though, cost me nothing.
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  10. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Some more pics...


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  11. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Finished the project bike at work,
    now got to hurry up geting the Sportster ready before spring.
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  12. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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  13. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Don't knock the filing, as far as I'm concerned if you can't file straight you can't build a bike. I could out file any apprentice we got at the moment...but then again we are a county with no skills or a manufacturing industry who depend on this ethereal thing called 'IP' to survive. The UK is doomed :(
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  14. mentolio

    mentolio Been here awhile

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    "The U.K. Is doomed..." we'll burn together cause the US has the same problem.
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  15. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    I will post this one of my friend/collegue riding around on his comute just to show where I'm going to take the Sportster now that I got some better tires on...
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  16. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Such a teeny wheeny battery, only 1343 grams but 240 cca.
    My oil-bag sighed with relief...
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  17. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Allmost there, only needs some heat-shield over the wrapping...

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  18. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Took it home today, shake down run...
    Feels good, goes straight when lett go of the bar.
    Sound of the exhaust almost eerie, no high pitch tones at all, only bass.
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  19. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Poured my self one of this...

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  20. Webman

    Webman Been here awhile

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    I'd love to hear an audio clip, if you can get one!
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