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Mindwar
03-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Hi,
i'm going to built my first Ironhead in a original swingarmframe. A challenge because the frame stays 100% original ;)
at first i thought of an 70s chop with sissybar and backrest. But only for luggage.
But now after a while of experimentation it goes in a more modern direction and I'm ready to post some pics.

hopefully i get the new frontwheel and some other parts next week so i can take a complete picture.

Mindwar
03-04-2013, 10:26 AM
This sissybar is only a sample/ pattern. I'm going to bend the real one out of Stainless Steel.
Tank and Aircleaner are made of Aluminium

cheers from Germany

bobbarooski
03-04-2013, 10:28 AM
i dig what your doin there,will be keeping a eye on this project :clap for you:

Mindwar
10-02-2013, 2:08 AM
no one cares? Yeah I know... its the original frame ;)

not that much progress.
Done a lot of prototyps for alumium castings the last months.
I got my 21" frontwheel. got my seat, sissybar finished , casted a Taillight und bought some small Parts. The Rims are black powdercoated and spokes stainless. Just thinking about mounting a rimcover on the rearwheel.
I put up pictures of the whole bike, as soon as i got my rims mounted.

Still alot of work to do.

jeremystephens
10-02-2013, 7:59 AM
looks killer :cheersmate:

Mindwar
10-03-2013, 1:07 AM
after one day sneaking around the bike i decided to cast another Taillight. Maybe 2 or 3.
I wanted it simple , now its to simple.

Mindwar
10-11-2013, 12:27 PM
tried something else for my headlight. dont know.
Made out of Steel
trash or schould I keep it ? Chrome? I dont want a ordinary bracket. Or I mount a 39mm Fork.
perhaps just another tripletree.

Stlmikie
10-11-2013, 12:33 PM
Any chance you could set the headlight farther back into the nacell?

Mindwar
10-11-2013, 12:37 PM
no just got only 3/4inch , or I cut off the end of headlight then i have to weld it. Dont want to ruin the chrome.

Mindwar
09-25-2015, 6:48 AM
Ok i totally forgot about this thread since my IE didnt wanted to open any Chopcult sides.
I did a lot of changes to my Ironhead. Mounted 5° trippletrees. 21" in the front , 16" in the rear. Gonna change it to a 18" as soon as I got one.
Made the oiltank and welded in the rips. They stick 2" into the tank for better cooling.

I got rid of the headlight cover because the new trippletrees got holes to mount the headlight.

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Changed the shape of the rearfender.

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right now im working on a casted finned Aluminum tank. Gonna post pictures of the tank stuff as soon as I got it ready for casting.

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Gonna use our new acrylic pointocver. I like the red one with all the black and Aluminium parts.

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Now I need a solution for a cable - hydraulic front break.

Bike should be done first week of dec for the Custombikeshow2015 in Germany.

Got a lot of stuff to Chrome and polish....


cheers guys.

Mindwar
09-26-2015, 2:05 AM
Got this fuckin awesome dustcaps from TCdeathcat. I cant Mount them in the rear. They will hit my brakecalliper. So I found a another use for it.

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I rolled her outside yesterday. I got a lot more work do to but most stuff is done.

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AlexHershey
09-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Sweet scoot. Any info on the shocks? They look like 11's from what i can tell.

Mindwar
09-26-2015, 10:21 AM
Thanks .. Yes 11" but I dont have a brand. Got them in a progressive suspension box with a PS sticker on them but they look like some super cheap after market ones.
I only used them to get the roller done. 15 bucks on ebay. ;)
Gonna run fournales when I got the Money.

OleDirtyDoc
09-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Sweet ride

Mindwar
09-26-2015, 2:49 PM
Aluminum oiltank built. The rips are welded 2" into the tank.

A lot of cutting , grinding, sanding and welding.

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Mindwar
10-06-2015, 10:32 AM
Ok, here are some Shots of the aluminium cast gastank. Had to do 5 pieces because of the shape.
I ll weld the pieces together. Maybe im going with a complete polished tank.

I built a Prototype with an old tank I made a while ago. Then molded the fins with a lot of Bondo and Wood.
Made a mold with plastercast and casted the tankshell with polyester resin to get the right thickness.


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Dragstews
10-06-2015, 4:11 PM
https://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/whoa_damn.jpg?w=720

Mindwar
10-08-2015, 9:41 AM
Little sneak peek. Still got a lot of polishing, painting and chroming to do.
dont worry sissybar is straight ;)
the tank is just the wooden model.

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Dragstews
10-08-2015, 9:56 AM
That bike...... Is slicker than a Minnow's Peter...!!!

OleDirtyDoc
10-08-2015, 12:18 PM
Damn FUCKING sweet

Mindwar
10-09-2015, 7:01 AM
while waiting for the welds to cool down Im printing some of the new Chopperholic Shirts and longsleeves.


https://youtu.be/IuKVbGrZNFc

image1
10-09-2015, 7:25 AM
good stuff! now shave those damn forks!

Mindwar
10-09-2015, 10:08 AM
gonna do it when I disassemble the bike for painting. 1-2weeks

Tank is not done yet. still got some dents and scratches.
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Socal812
10-20-2015, 12:39 PM
you got any more pics of the fender sissy set up im digging that.

Mindwar
10-24-2015, 11:55 AM
Ill take a Picture when im back in the Shop later.

Here are some pics o small stuff I made the last days. Gastank is aaaalmost done Made a gascap with bayonet catch.
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Gonna run the new TRW/Lucas brake discs and put them in the shop when they work.
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Made a new aircleaner. ready to pinstripe or engrave. Start a small production run mid dec.
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New leftside footrest mount is done. I hate the original Offset. Maybe I got a problem now to Mount the gear lever but fuck it.
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Mindwar
10-27-2015, 12:37 PM
No space for a petcock. Now I got that racer style going. upper one is normal. the lower one reserve.
I use 3way petcock of an old tractor. Looks huge in the Picture somehow...

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Mindwar
10-31-2015, 5:57 AM
Nothing Special. Switch housing. So no twisted wires and the hidden petcock. I bend 8mm steel pipe so the two fuel hoses are parallel.
The lower-upper Motor mount is crap. Gonna make a new one.

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Mindwar
11-05-2015, 12:56 PM
Legs are shaved now.

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some1else
11-05-2015, 5:28 PM
love the tank a lot

Mindwar
11-08-2015, 11:38 AM
Nice and simple. Gonna sand and polish it a bit more.

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Salty
11-08-2015, 4:20 PM
great work. now it just needs a potatopotatopotatopotatopotatopotato sticker! and i need one too.

Mindwar
11-09-2015, 8:27 AM
Tanks man. Yes, when the custombikeshow in december is over I got time to make some more of the potato stickers.

right now im fabricating 2 new stainless levers for brake and clutch. I use a nissin radial brakepump and a cheap aftermaket clutch Thing.

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Mindwar
11-11-2015, 2:31 PM
Almost done. Gotta polish them.

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74Ironlung
11-13-2015, 6:35 AM
Fucking killer job man. That tank and oil bag are rad!

Jeffy
11-14-2015, 8:34 PM
super skills. nice work.

Mindwar
11-18-2015, 10:42 AM
Thank you guys. I really appreciate it.

Im test fitting our new acrylic pointcovers. Gonna use the round one on this bike.

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Freewheeler
11-18-2015, 11:17 AM
Thank you guys. I really appreciate it.

Im test fitting our new acrylic pointcovers. Gonna use the round one on this bike.

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Truly impressed, really like your style.

Nick

Mindwar
11-23-2015, 9:36 AM
Thank you, freewheeler. I really appreciate it

Last steps. Got 2 weeks till the bikeshow.

polished the shit out of some parts.
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slinginrods
11-23-2015, 11:11 AM
where can i get one of those point covers.

Mindwar
11-24-2015, 12:27 PM
We should have them online in our shop next Weekend. www.mindwar-cycles.de/onlineshop
I hope we can fix a problem with international orders till then.

Or you can order by e-mail : mail@mindwarcycles.de

Mindwar
12-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Some shots from the custombike Show in Germany

We had a blast. Met so many friends there. Its just a awesome huge party every year.
Two friends helped with a pinstripe and photos.

pinstripe: http://chikospinstriping.com/
photo: http://www.da-guru.de/

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Photo: TKustom
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unfortunately I'm not allowed to show the full shots till mid Jan.

cheers

Mindwar
01-30-2016, 2:04 AM
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IanW
02-01-2016, 6:17 AM
Very nice looking bike, well done. I was wondering how you managed to stop the rear wheel hitting or rubbing the fender with the 11" shocks. Standard is 12 1/2 inch I think?? How does it ride?

Mindwar
02-09-2016, 2:32 AM
I mounted rubber stops in the shocks. I got about 1". Its almost a hardtail but I needed Shocks for the TÜV in Germany. :D

IanW
02-09-2016, 12:43 PM
�� Thanks! What height are those risers - 10 inches maybe? Very interested to hear how this bike develops, I'm working on a project 1981 Ironhead, I have found so far that making it look good makes it handle like sh*t �� I ride it a lot so I have to make sure it's safe and slightly comfortable! Thanks for your post, you've given me some nice ideas.

billybiltit
02-10-2016, 1:29 PM
oh yeah!
nicely done bike you have there sir.

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Mindwar
02-11-2016, 12:13 AM
Thanks guys.

Yes risers are 10 Inches