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Old 04-04-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Just acquired this shovelhead from 504life. Runs, titled and all that good stuff.


We fussed around with it the other day. Changed the tank, bars and oil tank. Seems to be taking shape. I'm really diggin' the way it sits. Been looking at the bike for a few months prior. The whole time I'd thought I'd change this or change that. The motor runs, the wheels spin and the brake works. Probably (hopefully) keep any mods to a minimum for now. Finally have a ride that can sustain freeway speeds. More to come!
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Yeah it looks much better, nice score! The tank and pipes look great! What year?
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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I like the way this is going. Do you carry this one also up the stairs into the house?
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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It's a 76' and luckily for my wife (my pushing bikes up the stairs assistant) it's not at my place as of yet.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
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Diggn the exhaust.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:29 PM   #6
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Put the front brake back on it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:09 PM   #7
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Put the front brake back on it.
Naaaaaaaa, brakes are for sissys. lol
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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Put the front brake back on it.
No Really, Put the front brake back on. You're embarrassing us!
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:32 PM   #9
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Scored a sportster fender and struts off of the internet.

Before


After




Next session will be shaving the fork legs.......sorry for embarrassing anyone. Then work out the seat pan.
Baby steps.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:29 PM   #10
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Those Sportster fender struts and sportster fender look "bad ass" on that swing arm. It drops the fender at least an inch. Nice and skinny too. Ohhh FU*K the front brake. We build Choppers!!!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:41 AM   #11
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Those Sportster fender struts and sportster fender look "bad ass" on that swing arm. It drops the fender at least an inch. Nice and skinny too. Ohhh FU*K the front brake. We build Choppers!!!
I'll take me a stopper over a chopper any day of the week. I never once met somebody who got off a bike white as a sheet and said, "Fuck me, that bike has WAY too much braking power!"
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:22 AM   #12
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Nice looking bike. What kind of gas tank did you put on there. Looks like a banana Wassell.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:51 AM   #13
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Oh wait, there's "A" brake on my buddys bike too. Damn stopper guyes....Haaa....stopper....whooo that cracks me up!
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Well.....It's done. Here's some pics for ya".

New bungs. Don't mind the pinhole, fixed it. It took an HD pic for me to spot it.



Lower legs. We shaved them down at the shop. a buddy of mine is an aluminum/ SS steel sculpturerer that has a mega polisher gizmo

Switched out the wide glide for an 03 sporty front end....2 under. New 60 spoke 21" front rim w/speedmaster.....of course.


Just sitting on the bike my knee kept hitting the air cleaner.



After base coat and the first coat of clear (first time painter... go easy on me).

1.5 BDL and new clutch goodies. Moved the forward back to mids.


Seat pan.... 1/8" aluminum

This sit on the tube right above the oil tank


And the end result.


Oh yeah, 80 spoke 3X16 back with Avon MK2


There's a bunch of little nitty gritty stuff like the exhaust brackets, oil lines out of the tank, wiring and what not. This alone is enough typing to last me a few months.
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Those vintage pics are great BP but you have to tell me how do you get away with running the fender so close to the tire? Extra strong springs or don't mind rubbing on the fender or the shocks were made rigid. I cannot wrap my mind around it but love the look.
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:15 PM   #16
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top shelf bike , thanks for posting the old pic!
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:24 AM   #17
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Those vintage pics are great BP but you have to tell me how do you get away with running the fender so close to the tire? Extra strong springs or don't mind rubbing on the fender or the shocks were made rigid. I cannot wrap my mind around it but love the look.
Not really at all. I've only got one or two good "barks" so far. Those shocks are super stiff and the roads in New Orleans are shit! So the "look" trumps the potholes The thing with the sporty struts and fender is grinding down the bolts that hold the strut to the fender. The MK2 was one of the skinniest 16' I could find.

Funny about the brakes.....My Triumph rear pedal is on the left and being a drum is pretty meager, but the front is decent. The shovel is on the right and is really good. I need to come up with a little rhyme for each bike to remember not jump on the shifter or shift the brake
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:13 PM   #18
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Funny about the brakes.....My Triumph rear pedal is on the left and being a drum is pretty meager, but the front is decent. The shovel is on the right and is really good. I need to come up with a little rhyme for each bike to remember not jump on the shifter or shift the brake
I know all about that. That moment you realize that shifter is not gonna stop you is terrifying.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:45 AM   #19
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I know all about that. That moment you realize that shifter is not gonna stop you is terrifying.

I made myself a note......

BTW, I'm really lovin' this bike!!!!
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Sure looking a lot better than anything I have seen on the Motor companies floor lately. Looking GOOOOOD!!!
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