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zimm17
01-20-2013, 4:48 PM
My first Harley build. Nothing crazy, just restoring a rust bucket off craigslist.

Found for $3,800 on Craigslist at a VW dealership. Rough shape, 44k miles, dirty and rusty. As I found her:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/615588F5-8950-4B2A-A769-73068DE90B00-11215-0000042EE2558959.jpg

As she sits as of 1/20/2013:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1139.jpg

And here's how I got there...

After a bath:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1046.jpg

The rust:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1050.jpg

Busted gauge:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1052.jpg

Ripped and petrified foam Corbin:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1054.jpg

Yuck:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1045.jpg

Wonky brakes:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_2490.jpg

Removed some crap:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/5f26a8656716061465d0521667130991.jpg

Mustang solo seat:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_2528.jpg

Oil pressure gauge:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_2533.jpg

Nightster bars:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/24FB9D74-5EB4-4A97-AA27-DC37C6D01556-1425-00000070559AD7B9.jpg

Painting lower fork legs and dropped in Racetech springs and gold valves:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/F0704267-DA7B-4165-8A20-9D3256116FCA-1425-0000008FC88CDC75.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/95194882-AF7F-4F38-A1AA-E44C1FABD2DE-1425-0000008FCE829BBF.jpg

Mocking up FabKevin brackets and Tokico GSXR-750 superbike brake calipers. Required a 2000 front wheel, axle, bearings, and new rotors.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_2607.jpg

Samson exhaust and front end done:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_1437.jpg

2000 wheel for the upgrade:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_2552.jpg

Black dash:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/59dc12d584457278eb7dc7db80838e2f.jpg

Upgraded to Nightster headlight:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/478C3804-40C2-4F5A-AD6C-20985DA6279C-6770-000002DBBAD49922.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/A7A0580A-F26B-472E-B632-2A8254F8ABBF-6770-000002DBB868E2CD.jpg

Electrical panel was found broken off- had to mig weld it back together. My first time using a welder.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/534D8F72-E51E-47A6-B322-F6FA8026DC39-6770-000002DBC211A440.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/AE30B92F-2B18-4C46-9A99-1B471B7C900F-6770-000002DBBF529796.jpg

Joker machine front turn signals:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/191E4D4C-B90E-46B0-9328-1D5F336BD2FD-6905-000001B495131EDA.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/6ABDB4FD-370E-47D2-AA1D-CBF7052758CC-6905-000001B491C0BEB9.jpg

Rear wheel and pulley bead blasted, new tire, new bearings:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/2E8791AA-0515-4EC0-97D6-04B8122BC003-5588-0000022C3BB42E02.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/4E44D8D5-20A2-4A5E-A10E-4FE09688519E-5588-0000022C3EF9CF39.jpg

JRI shocks from Howard at motorcycle metal.com vs. progressive 412

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_2853.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/F22174F8-BD52-4C38-9543-4C36D4C0049F-5588-0000022C44CFDA20.jpg

Midmounts installed
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/40FFA671-6B66-48BE-B802-73FF0EEF451A-5588-0000022C53AAB537.jpg

Biker's Choice brand 7 1/4" smooth fender:
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/IMG_2874-1.jpg

Fender back from paint, badlands integrator, LED tails, side mount plate. Scored a nearly new front fender and gas tank with working gauge from a 2000 FXD off ebay.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/1127.jpg

As she sits today...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1130.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1134.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1137.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/Harley/DSC_1140.jpg

ercle69
01-20-2013, 5:08 PM
very nice!! how do the shocks ride?

BrokenSprocketGarage
01-20-2013, 8:44 PM
Nice job! Looks like a lot of fun to ride....hard!

MoeFoe
01-20-2013, 9:02 PM
Sweet.

Hey, I need some of that Crap that you took off. (Horn, front wheel for sure.)

You selling any of the Crap?

carl609
01-20-2013, 9:29 PM
Looking good. Did you swap out the cables when you changed the bars?

zimm17
01-21-2013, 7:29 AM
very nice!! how do the shocks ride?

They ride awesome. Like a sport bike now. I didn't get bounced off my seat at all.

zimm17
01-21-2013, 7:30 AM
Sweet.

Hey, I need some of that Crap that you took off. (Horn, front wheel for sure.)

You selling any of the Crap?

I'll sell the wheel with rotors. Pm your email to me and I'll send pics.

zimm17
01-21-2013, 7:32 AM
Looking good. Did you swap out the cables when you changed the bars?

Yes I did. Turned out 2012 wide glide cables worked perfect and I got them for free from a hdforum member who went with apes. Just paid shipping.