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Old 06-07-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Here is a few pictures of my latest project. It is an Ironhead with a 76 frame. The motor is a 1980, but more on that some other time. The front end is a Honda CB 750 that I fabricated neck cups to allow fitment. Wheels will be of Kawasaki KZ heritage. Ive been building it for a while and there is a lot of details, but instead of a friggin long write up, I will just answer any questions. Anyway, I just built a set of clip-ons for it, here they are.









By the way, before I get haggled too bad for having rusty forks let me explain that haha. They were cut down 2" and welded back together, and will be chromed. Figured it was easier to smooth them up than buy new ones.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Looks like a good start. I like that tank quite a bit and your rear fender setup.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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I have been "starting" on this bike for more than a year now.....I know it doesnt look like it. I am meticulous about making sure things are the way they should be, so it takes forever. Anywho, this is all I had to start with. basically a good rotating assembly. I picked up a set of cases from Maryland and the frame came from Washington. There is already a Shovelhead in my stable, so there is no rush on this one.





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Old 06-08-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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A while back, I built a custom gas cap for this bike out of an old tractor radiator cap. The art deco tin over the radiator was removed from the radiator plug portion. After some careful head scratching, I figured out where the new cap would get tight and then made sure the tin was placed right. Now, when the cap gets tight, it sits straight with the tank.







The cap looked great, but needed to flow better. So today, I peaked the tank to bring it all together.





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Old 06-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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ThAt tank is pretty cool man!!are you going to bond the spine...just curious
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:35 PM   #6
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ThAt tank is pretty cool man!!are you going to bond the spine...just curious
By bond do you mean "Bondo" i.e. bodyfiller, or do you mean weld it together?

Right now it is just tacked together, it will be fully welded later. With metal this thin it has to be slow goin's or else it will get reaaall curvy. On bits like this, I like to use lead to smooth things up. In the end, it may get a swipe of filler over it simply to smooth out the sand scratches. I dont like to use much for filler.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:04 PM   #7
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Flow,
Yeah that's what we love.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #8
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Tank looks great! I really like that.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:20 PM   #9
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That look5 5weet man!
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Damn!!!!!
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Here are the neck cups I made to adapt the Honda front end to the Harley frame.



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Old 06-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #13
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Aluminum oil tank made from an automatic livestock waterer's float system. Fill tube made from an old flashlight tube. The spring has been glued in so that it doesnt fall out.



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Old 06-10-2011, 02:45 PM   #14
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keep it coming!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #15
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Great job...keep it up!


and that gas tank is BITCHIN'!!!
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why do you even have a spring in the cap if its threaded.?
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:35 PM   #18
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why do you even have a spring in the cap if its threaded.?

Because it is made out of an old flashlight and the spring is required because there are dickheads out there that like to call bullshit. The spring is bullshit repellent. And maybe a dipstick...
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looks like you just glued a spring to the cap, I call bullshit
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if you drop it accidently.....how far might it go?
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