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Old 02-24-2017, 11:51 AM   #21
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Back together & rolling a couple weeks back...





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Old 02-24-2017, 12:39 PM   #22
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I'll add my appreciation of the first sissy bar. The top wrap really caught my eye. I vote to re-do it, for what it's worth.

Looks great overall.

One other "maybe" for ya: are the cracked cases good enough to chop off the trans portion and make into a baby twin? It's been done, but only rarely. Usually after the same events you experienced.

Either way, ride the wheels off it!

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Old 02-25-2017, 01:49 PM   #23
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Wow, lots of work, and lots of rework, and more rework, and more and more. I like it, and I am a real sucker when it comes to Ironheads. The only two things I see that would not be my ticket, is the angle of the seat sloping down, and knowing how often the push rods have to be adjusted, those pipes, even though I like the look, would make adjustments a real pain in the buttox.

Nice truck too. Mine is a 72, but a C30 flatbed.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #24
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What's a nice Ironhead!Great job.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:39 PM   #25
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I am really getting a thing going on for frames that are any colour but black.

Love this build.
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Old 04-15-2017, 01:29 PM   #26
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I love the shape of the pipes. Just a wonderful bike all around. Paughco sure got it right when they designed that frame some 40 years ago.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #27
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like the overall look of your ride absolutely nothing to complain

just like "Tiger-Alex" pointed out the first sissy with the wrap looked better imho
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:28 PM   #28
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I love the look of this bike and even commented so in my own '74 thread. What size front wheel are you running?

To me the overall look is perfect and studying your bike has about convinced me to go to a S120 myself. The 4" longer tubes look great as well.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:55 AM   #29
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...yes, about the surfboards.
The bike finished pretty good. I like this sissy bar more, also the seat looks thin and with a perfect shape.
The only problem I have with non black frames is that for a daily rider, like my case, is impossible to keep it clean or or nice due to chipping, sand with oil, gravel roads, rain etc.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:43 PM   #30
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Nice build! Clean and simple, I really like it!

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Old 04-19-2017, 04:26 PM   #31
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Looks fantastic, wish I could see it in person as it's hard to tell which shade the paint is - I like the tone in the middle pic the best. One of those bikes where one part compliments another and the whole is outstanding.
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