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1970 ironhead chopper/bobber (The Kwakster)

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for more pics you can visit my website and click on "chops" then "the Kwakster"

the bike looks old, but make no mistake it is a fresh build. its rough tough, and dirty as i intended it. the motor is mostly rebuilt with a complete top end bored .040" over with forged pistons. completely rebuilt the cam chest with all new bushings, and shims, and installed high performance P-cams. bike is pretty darn quick. went through the transmission, and put all new clutches as well. bike is hardly broken in, ive put under 100 miles on it since. completely rebuilt the kicker with all new gears and bushings. kick works very good. has electric start as well. brand new solid state voltage regulator, new gel battery, new brushes in the generator, and a complete rewire. bike uses no key, only a hidden very high quality, rubber sealed, made in the U.S.A. on off switch. the carburetor on this bike is a retro-fitted, Italian made dellorto. very premium expensive carb. simelar to a round slide makuni, but with an accelerator pump. the oil tank is a 60's Mercedes coolant over flow tank that i converted with an old triumph gas cap. works perfectly. made out of brass, these things look really cool polished up as well, but keeping with the ratrod theme i decided to leave the original patina. all new oil lines, an oil cooler, and an oil filter mounted to the front motor mount. the vintage brass fire extinguisher under the seat is one of my trade marks. its now a tool box to house the necessary tools that any vintage bike should have on it. the hardtail is a K-model style tig welded with the continuous loop around the axle plates which is way better, and cooler looking in my opinion. quite a bit more expensive than your standard hardtail as well. the exhaust i custom made out of aluminized steel j'bend header tubing. the gas tank im not real sure what model it came of of, i think its a 70's enduro. this feature really throws people for a loop. i love it. tank has no rust inside. the seat im not real sure of either, but certainly a 60's bike, maybe a shwinn?? its very springy. the wheels are nice and straight with a new set of bridgestone t/w tires, and tubes. they are all terrain tires, very well suited for road, and look cool as hell. the handlebars are two peice with wrapped hockey tape for grips. if you noticed theres no brake lever on the bars. thats because i constructed a dual action brake pedal to operates both the front (hydraulic disc), and rear (drum) brakes. i did this because i hate having a big ol brake cylinder muckin up a cool set of handlebars. the mechanism is fully adjustable in either direction. for normal braking you always want to lead with the rear brake. thats how i have it set now. when braking normally its mostly rear with a little front, but if you push harder it will stop on a dime utilizing the full capabilities of the front brake. the tail light is is an old xs650 blinker that i gutted, and refitted dual filament lighting. both brake and running lights work well. the points cover is a blinker lens. its just hangin on by a thread, due to the heat, and its vintage nature it has cracked, so you might need a new one soon. very inexpensive. the battery box i fabricated out of some angle iron, and covered it with a cool old TN licence plate.

my names J Ryan, feel free to give me a ring. 615 838 3440

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bump, o.b.o.
bump. need it gone.
*BTT* offers????
last chance. the eGay auction ends in a couple days, and its $100 under the reserve ($4600) right now.
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