Winter project

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  1. 93redzj

    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    Dont know if anyone on the board is into motorcycles but thought id share anyways. First, a little history, this is my first bike, my dad bleeds HD black and orange and has tore his old bikes down and rebuilt them from the ground up adding his own touches here and there so he will be there to help and guide me as this is my first build as well. The bike is a 1980 sportster ironhead, im a small guy, 5'4 130lbs so I wanted a smaller bike to ride and felt comfortable with. I really like the looks of old school bobbers so that is what I have decided to build. I had a guy named Kevin who owns his own company "Thumper Customs" in Rock Hill, SC cut my frame and make it a hard tail. I think he did an awesome job, he didnt just weld a hard tail section in, but he bent the tube up and all. Anyway, dont have much done, just have the bike kinda mocked up to get an idea of whats going on. Still have loads of work to do but thought id share the project with you guys/gals see what yall thought.
     
  2. 93redzj

    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    How it started out
     

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    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    The initial tear down
     

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    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    The frame when I picked it up
     

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    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    Mocked up
     

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  6. jbarr89

    jbarr89 Well-Known Member

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    that looks pretty nice man, I'd like to see it when you're finished.
     
  7. jeepn-jason

    jeepn-jason Well-Known Member

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    cool build. Id love to find a good old cb750 and do this!
     
  8. blazeproc

    blazeproc Well-Known Member

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    That will look great. You might miss that soft ride after a few miles but you gained the hrad ass cool factor....awesome:beer:
     
  9. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    yup there are afew of us that are into bikes also :)

    very cool build..
     
  10. rockcity

    rockcity everyday is a chance to get better

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    thats sweet. its also my next project, buying an older stock bike and either modifying the frame or building a new frame with all the other components.


    Nice.
     
  11. 93redzj

    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the compliments guys, its gonna be a fun project and learning experience.
    Eh, I figured im still young so do it while I can right?
     
  12. jusjeepin94xj

    jusjeepin94xj Active Member

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    chris j-bryd said he wants to ride it lol
     
  13. 93redzj

    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    :lol:
    He must first learn to ride his 4 wheeler with a clutch without dang near killin himself :wheel:
     

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