Villageidiot destroys a perfectly nice sportster.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by villageidiot, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Get off the web, go to work.
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  2. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    In for the build! Lookin good so far. Just love street trackers.
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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    One day I plan to do this with a Sportster. Watching.
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  4. rodteague

    rodteague Enjoying the ride

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  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for that.

    I called PBI directly, he told me the numbers that I needed etc.

    I went with a 23 front and a 48t steel rear.

    Will go with a gold 530 chain, unless I can find silver. Haven’t taken the time, I’ll do that tonite.

    I ordered from PBI directly, though I could have gotten the same thing cheaper elsewhere, the $18 more considering the customer service is great, I’m ok with.

    I’m in the service industry and know what dealing with the public jawjackers is like.

    Thanks for the links
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    picked up a set of front and rear wheel bearings.

    the harley part number is made by INA, i can get INA bearings from a supplier, but they were like 6 days away and $28 each. the local dealer had 3 bearings, what good is 3 bearings? who changes an odd number of bearings? $38 each

    called the guy that did the dismount of the tires, and "yup, got em in stock" so i went over there, had 2 sets of aftermarket. good enough for me, $27/pair
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  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Got the front hub and my "new" risers bead blasted, the rear hub is at the tumbler already, ill get it back (and probably these too) tomorrow.

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    Faced the damage area of the hub down, turned the inside round again, dressed the rough bits with a file, it'll be alright.
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  8. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Does the rear sprocket come in ANYTHING but chrome? I’d be tumbling that bad boy and having it anodized or powder coated.
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  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    i got my rear sprocket from PBI in black zinc.
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  10. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    ordered an RK 530 x ring chain, and I'm running a clip type master link, cuz fuck a rivet, thats why.
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  11. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Yeah, I can't rivet a master link fer shit, either.:lol3
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  12. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Nice!
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  13. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I always use clip master links and safety wire them. Even on race bikes.
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  14. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Can you show a pic of how you do that?

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  15. Bt10

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    I'd like to see a thread in the Garage Sub Forum, if anyone is so inclined. Thanks
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  16. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Rear hub back from 30 minutes in the tumbler, I love the sheen and surface look. The surface is sealed, and it’s my favorite.

    Front hub and risers are at the tumbler now.
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  17. IronButt70

    IronButt70 You don't have to be crazy to do this but it helps

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    Your title kinda threw me off. Looks like a fun project and since I’m partial to HDs I’m in. :lurk
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  18. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    B852BD75-AD1F-4890-BD50-DA1BA640284D.jpeg Been doing this since 1963, never had an issue.
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  19. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    B016B7A7-8086-404F-9807-0A584890CE4B.jpeg That’s the chain on my latest project, pictures taken today.
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  20. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Hubporn lol

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