Villageidiot destroys a perfectly nice sportster.

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

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    OK, you guys want some pictures heres some fuckin pictures.

    the aforementioned HOA, well, they been busy.

    came home today to find this

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    this thing was pretty fucking spotless, I'm beside myself.

    the HOA is supposed to meet tonite, but for whatever reason, they aren't there. i came home, ate my burger, and was going to give them a piece of my mind, but instead ill have to compose an email with photo evidence.

    guess this weekend i get to clean my fucking garage instead of do what i had planned on doing.

    but hey, we got a new roof.
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    it'll buff out.…..
  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah.

    Gunna grab the electric leaf blower from work and blow it all off. Then start at one end of the garage and clean it all up.

    As for the tins, not too worried, they’re all gunna get replaced, cut, or painted
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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Wow....you're going to paint out the 2003 anniversary décor? That's one of the parts I like about this model. I do like the Red and black Sportster Roadster from the same period too.
  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I HATE the 2003 anniversary paint.

    The tank will be changed and saved, the front and rear fenders will either be cut/painted or replaced and painted. They’re just black
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Don't be a hater!
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  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    The only reason I bought this bike in it’s anniversary livery is it’s a bare motor, not black painted. And it has spoked wheels so I could change sizes easily
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Groovy. Hard to find an unmolested virgin Sportster of any ilk around these parts. Awesome base....and not too much money.......
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  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Didn’t start as too much money. But I’m way in it at this point so far
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    We all know how that goes. I handled an $11,500 DR650 for an International Travelers at my house.
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Had about that in my last dr650
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Yeah I know. Great hobby eh?! Beats hanging around in bars at night. You can often not get your money back in parts cost plus you work for free!
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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    took the tires, hoops, and hubs to the wheel shop.

    had em press in the new bearings and spacer so i could check if it bound or not........ binds.

    quick call to Kirk at "sporty parts" in fullerton yielded me a nice "new" hub for $75

    went to the shop and bead blasted it. it'll get tumbled monday at my buddy's shop. back to the wheel shop tuesday.

    glad i checked before building wheels.
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  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    also swept the garage all out, ran the leaf blower over the bike, its better, but it'll have wait for a full clean until i can roll this bad boy.
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Nail biting excitement..............
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I dunno about that, but I’m havin fun.
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    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Me too!............loving it......
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  18. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    How do you know what kind of hub you are getting? I had custom spacers for my wheel and if I got a 2nd wheel or hub I'd want to be sure it had same width spacing. Just leery of getting something that doesn't work off eBay ya know..

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  19. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I grabbed a hub from a known sportster used parts source in the area, (all they do is sportster parts) matched up perfectly to my current hub, came with bearings and a preload spacer as well, though I will change the bearings in it as well.

    Spoked wheel sportsters, dyna, soft tail etc all used the same hub casting for years, the differences are which bearings it used from 3/4 or 1” or even 25mm, though some of the later 25mm hubs are wider for a wider wheel/tire on the Softails.

    You can use a hub from a 1” bike with a 3/4” axle and bearings, as long as you use the 3/4” bearing spacer. The spacer will just float a little in the hub and make installing a wheel a touch more difficult.
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  20. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Go Ahead

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    Another VI build.
    Oh I see you're going to molest this bike, spend waaay too much money and time on it then sell it for less than half of what you got in it!

    Perfect build, carry on