Been wanting to build this for a long time. Thanks to my buddy Matthew with his tools, shop space, and help. Just need to finish the exhaust, get my solo seat and weld on the brackets, get an oil tank and weld on the brackets, weld on the bungs for the grab bar/fender struts, build the battery box, new handle bar controls, paint, and wiring and I'll be back on the road. It was a 2001 883 custom the jugs are going to get punched to 1200 with K&B pistons. Built a frame jig, chopped the stock rear section out and fabbed a hard tail section using stock wheel base and swing arm measurements, and lowered it about an inch. I made the axle plates, forward rear fender mount, and gusset for the top seat post, using a poster board template, 3/8" mild steel plate, Oxy/Ace torch, belt sander, drill press, and rotary bit. It was a bone stock 883 Sportster 2 weeks ago. Plan to finish it soon and ride it to the Smoke Out West with some good friends!
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