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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 10:47 AM
this bike started as your typical old guy sportster (purple rain windshield and all) got the bike from the original owner, 1100 miles for 3400 bucks. God bless my wife for not divorcing me over this build.

when I got the bike home


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I took the bullshit off right away ( sissy bar, windshield, turn signals, speedo and tach, front fender) I put some keystone bars on it, did your typical coil and ignition relocation and made a solo seat from scratch. did the cheap air cleaner from autozone and made some copper head breather lines

a few months down the road I traded straight up for some stock mids and cleaned up the bars, went to a single cable design, and got rid of the front brake.
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then things started getting ugly. I decided to chop the rear fender struts off the frame and go total nigger and bought $25 struts off ebay, chopped the stock fender down and made some fender struts. lol god I hate looking at this shit now. you guys can let me have it on this one. I deserve it.

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so after riding the bike like that for a couple months I realllly hated the way it rode after going rigid struts...something had to change. I dedicated myself to doing this bike right. the way I always wanted to do it before I bought the bike. Hardtail here we come.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 10:57 AM
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first things first

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I decided to go with the bird hardtail (4" stretch, 2" drop)

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got this in the mail about a week before the hardtail came in. I was very surprised, I won that Halloween giveaway lowbrow had goin on. STOCKED! never won a damn thing in my life until that.<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/294_zps7dd798dd.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 294_zps7dd798dd.jpg"/></a>

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 11:30 AM
got my fender in and finished up welding the tail. mocked up the fender to see where she needs to be.<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/311_zpsb7a6ccdc.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 311_zpsb7a6ccdc.jpg"/></a>

started on my battery box<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/277_zpsb1ee2c0d.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 277_zpsb1ee2c0d.jpg"/></a>

layout finished.<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/285_zps8f28c04d.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 285_zps8f28c04d.jpg"/></a>

all welded up.<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/295_zpsf71d36fd.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 295_zpsf71d36fd.jpg"/></a>

and the finished product, <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/331_zps7ce94195.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 331_zps7ce94195.jpg"/></a>

I wasn't really happy with the top of it so I took some aluminum flat stock and scalloped it out. I think it looks way better. <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/394_zpsf56a228d.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 394_zpsf56a228d.jpg"/></a>

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 11:56 AM
I got my oil tank in. Its a bison motorsports piece.

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I ended up not using the lame finger tabs that come with it and made my own out of flat stock...just bent them up to meet the bottom of the frame rails as you can kinda see in this picture. I also got some bungs in the mail and began mocking up where they needed to be welded. the seat in this picture is the one I made but im going a different route. biltwell solo. this picture also shows what I did to rectify the god ugliness down where the tail meets the tranny plate. welded it all shut and ran a light coat of bondo over it to take out any imperfections after I grinded it all down. this right here took a lot of time and a lot of elbow grease to get right but I think it will have a huge impact on the quality, fit and finish of this build.

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Natehate
02-16-2014, 12:00 PM
sweet rides

harrisonFXDX
02-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Killer man

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 12:22 PM
since I had the front end off I wend ahead and fully shaved the lowers and rebuilt the forks and slammed em 3 inches

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put the forks back in the trees and about that time my tank came in!

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my excitement was short lived when I realized that particular tank doesn't fit very well with the bird hardtail. the top plate is just a cunt hair to long for the tabs on the tank as you can see here.

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so to take care of it I chopped the back tab off, drilled a hole through the back bone, welded a blind bung in place for strength and took a threaded bung, welded to the bottom of the tank and here she is. strong and sturdy. sorry for the blurry picture but you can see the bolt going through the bottom of the backbone.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 12:32 PM
I didn't want to chop my factory kickstand so I kinda splurged and bought the t.c. bros choppers chrome kick stand. To me its one of the little things I see when I look at bikes, bent up and chopped kickstands just don't do it for me. bung welded up.

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around the time I got the kickstand figured out it was Christmas here in texas. and the old lady really hooked it up. biltwell trio risers, mushman pegs, whiskey throttle and some black diamond grips. love that girl.
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I also got my chain and sprockets in.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 1:11 PM
thanks for the kind words guys

Umph
02-16-2014, 1:18 PM
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=berine+mac+black+pepper&form=VIRE1&first=1#view=detail&mid=796A0C4DE8EEC5C66D81796A0C4DE8EEC5C66D81

Your build name reminds me of that up above.
Nice attention to detail gonna look killer.

60shotrod
02-16-2014, 1:35 PM
Very Nice indeed, its gonna be a top class sporty!

Nick.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 1:54 PM
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=berine+mac+black+pepper&form=VIRE1&first=1#view=detail&mid=796A0C4DE8EEC5C66D81796A0C4DE8EEC5C66D81

Your build name reminds me of that up above.
Nice attention to detail gonna look killer.

lmao!!! I couldn't agree more.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 2:05 PM
I threw the motor in the frame so I could get my exhaust mount brackets figured out and welded up. I made the hard decision to keep the vance and hines straight shots instead of doing a biltwell builders kit. I was one of the hardest things to decide on. the straight shots add power sound awesome without the baffles and are already chrome plated and I love there style. If I bought the builders kit they honestly would have been bent almost the same. that's how much I like em.

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I finished up the fender bungs and made some struts using chopcult member titos method. im not too happy with them though. i'll be making a sissy bar for the old lady out of stainless. probably about 3 feel tall off the top of the fender. you can see the rear exhaust mount in these two pictures.

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the primer on all of this is cheap shit to keep the rust away, i'll be using DTM primer...excellent shit.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 2:22 PM
and I have finally finished all the fabrication!!! so stocked. all primed up!

you can see here how I rolled bondo over the top part of the hardtail where it meets the backbone. leaps and bounds better than just leaving welds there. the transition from original frame to conversion is about as good as it gets in my mind. as close as I could get it to "looking" like a true one off hardtail. very happy with the results. the holes on the bottom backbone leading to the tranny plate are for internal wiring and VOES vacuum line which I've hidden underneath the seat. <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/408_zpsf7c2935c.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 408_zpsf7c2935c.jpg"/></a>

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and after a good wet sanding, bath and a couple hours to dry, me and my dad mixed up the paint and here she is......maybe now you'll understand the name I've given this bike.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 2:39 PM
I let the paint cure for about a week then mounted up my kickstand.

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and put the front end back on. (I used yellow vinyl for the headlight lens..looks awesome and none of my buddies could even tell it wasn't a true yellow lens) I also had my buddy tig weld the factory holes shut on the top triple clamp as you can see here. all I have is my trusty mig. the biltwell risers and throttle are top fucking notch. worth every penny.

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I then polished out my valve covers

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and hellll yeah....got the motor back in the frame.

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bison motorsports spark plug wires and I got the NGK resistor caps from lowbrow. came out great. You can see how much fat I took off of the top motor mount in this picture as well. I polished it out just a little to give it a brushed look and clear coated over it to kick the rusts ass.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 3:27 PM
I made some leather washers to protect the frame where the motor mounts up.
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next was oil lines. there was no way in hell they where gonna be rubber hose. I snagged some 3/8" O.D. stainless tubing from work and ordered AN fittings from jegs. all those little bastards cost me 100 bucks.

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I nicked the frame when putting the motor in.:banghead: its all touched up now though. one of those newbie mistakes I guess.

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after polishing them out.

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I didn't take very many pictures of the oil lines but ill definitely post some when I finish the bike. I also got ants in my pants and threw the battery in to the frame too early, scrubbed some paint off...all touched up now though. another dumb ass mistake. we all make them right?

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finished painting the oil tank!! beautiful. you can see here I painted the fender too and got a huge run in it so I had to strip it back down. that was fun lol only took about an hour and a half. I was pissed.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 3:55 PM
next I went through the rear brake, changed the fluid and cleaned the shit out of it...im going with a goodridge steel braided brake line with banjo bolt brake light switch.

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and after....

dot 5 is beautiful shit.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 4:00 PM
next is wiring...im using the stock ICM and a road 6 customs wiring harness/ignition. its a good product and I don't have to worry about running a fuse box and shit so that keeps the bike even cleaner.

thank ya lowbrow again.

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first I had to take care of power to the voltage regulator. I hid the 30 amp circuit breaker behind the bottom motor mount. and shortened up the lead wire off of the voltage regulator.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 4:06 PM
I internally grounded the headlight so ill only have to have one wire going back for power.

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next I shortened up all the wires coming off the ICM and like I said earlier im going to not be running bank angle sensor. i wanted to run the wire loom i got from lowbrow on all of the underneath wiring.

i cut a hole into it so i can run my ground and BAS together directly to the frame. had to feed it through.

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now its all nice and tidy...

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 4:10 PM
as for the VOES i chopped some of the fat off the factory mounting bracket and welded it up underneath the seat.

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the wires will be ran through the same hole as the vacuum line. it was a great place to hide it its completely hidden when the bike is on the ground.

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that's all for tonight guys i just have to finish up a little bit more wiring, paint the rear fender and license plate bracket and gas tank. i hoping ill have this baby done in about 2 weeks!! ill post a video when i start it up. let me know what you guys think so far.

7and7is
02-16-2014, 4:36 PM
Phuck me! outstanding job,keep it coming.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 5:12 PM
Phuck me! outstanding job,keep it coming.

thanks man glad you dig it.

vnygra
02-16-2014, 8:52 PM
great job man! keep it up

Hach
02-16-2014, 8:59 PM
Dang u got a lot of money invested in that... Must be nice money bags.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-16-2014, 9:33 PM
Dang u got a lot of money invested in that... Must be nice money bags.

You act like ive got Andrews cams, ported and polished heads with a stroker kit and roland sands wheels or something. me and my wife go to work 6 days a week and work hard for everything we own. take your sly comments to someone else's thread.

MotorLeaguer
02-17-2014, 12:13 AM
We have VERY similar builds. White hardtail sportys, same oil tank, chopped cam cover shaved legs etc. I call mine White Rabbit hah And although I like my led sled hardtail better I gotta say yours is turning out fucking nice bro. Prolly tighter than mine actually, faster too I'm a year into it and we are at about the same percentage of completion. I did get engine work done tho.

Your polishing is tight too I wish I had the patience. What do you use?

Are you keeping the stock ignition/coils?

904Punk
02-17-2014, 6:48 AM
I really like how this is coming along, much better than it started lol

BrokenSprocketGarage
02-17-2014, 7:06 AM
Nice classy build. Clean and tight. Nice to see some attention to the wiring details.

Branner
02-17-2014, 7:55 AM
Awesome job, can't wait to see it finished.

Tacitus
02-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Nice attention to details, especially the wiring. Agree about the fender struts. They are ok but just don't measure up to the refinement of the rest of the build. This is gonna be one tuff-ass, beautiful ride when you are finished………..Curious, white frames looks cool but are they like whitewalls, difficult to keep clean?

zekewulf
02-17-2014, 12:08 PM
With all this god and devil it almost feels like this is a christian chopper. Something like Christian Death Metal :)

I kiid i kiid.. Nice bike and cool details..

cardinalgrayheart105
02-17-2014, 4:52 PM
We have VERY similar builds. White hardtail sportys, same oil tank, chopped cam cover shaved legs etc. I call mine White Rabbit hah And although I like my led sled hardtail better I gotta say yours is turning out fucking nice bro. Prolly tighter than mine actually, faster too I'm a year into it and we are at about the same percentage of completion. I did get engine work done tho.

Your polishing is tight too I wish I had the patience. What do you use?

Are you keeping the stock ignition/coils?

sweet man post up a build thread I'd love to check it out. I just use the polishing kit from harbor freight it works awesome and they have a bunch of different kinds of brushes.

and yeah its the stock ignition and coil. its a lot more work cleaning it up rather than getting a dyna2000 or something but I don't mind putting in the extra time. I actually kinda like doing wiring though. some guys hate it.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-17-2014, 4:56 PM
Nice attention to details, especially the wiring. Agree about the fender struts. They are ok but just don't measure up to the refinement of the rest of the build. This is gonna be one tuff-ass, beautiful ride when you are finished………..Curious, white frames looks cool but are they like whitewalls, difficult to keep clean?

thanks man glad most of you guys can appreciate the small stuff. And I totally agree with you on the struts, their cheesy as fuck. but as for the frame being white....I'll definitely be keeping a rag and windex close by. I'd rather put the extra time into cleaning it than it be just another evo sporty though ya know.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-17-2014, 4:57 PM
With all this god and devil it almost feels like this is a christian chopper. Something like Christian Death Metal :)

I kiid i kiid.. Nice bike and cool details..

lol its actually kind of an homage to alexisonfire. they've been one of my favorite bands for a long time.

904Punk
02-17-2014, 5:09 PM
Wait, you like doing wiring?! Both my bikes need to be wired and I might just have to employ you to school me on it as I am no bueno for shit at wiring.

MrSmith391
02-17-2014, 5:11 PM
Hell yeah Alexisonfire!

MotorLeaguer
02-17-2014, 5:50 PM
Ya I actually started a build thread but it hasn't been updated in forever. Maybe I'll do that haha

shiftace
02-17-2014, 6:33 PM
Some people enjoy the coolest vintage overpriced parts, or the blingy paint jobs. Me, I love clean sano wiring and plumbing. I've spent countless hours rehabbing and building wiring harnesses. Worth every second when you get one compliment. I always run Aeroquip pushloc and black ano fittings. Super overkill on a bike but just so nice looking. You're killing this build, I'm hooked on it.

xllance
02-17-2014, 7:08 PM
Nothing is wrong with doing it right the first time. Looks like good planning executed well. I don't envy the cleanup on a white frame but you're going to have a very tidy scoot. Good work.

Blackbetty
02-17-2014, 7:49 PM
Great job on the oil lines, so nice.

enzed70
02-17-2014, 9:37 PM
Great work on your build and attention to detail,love it.

setmeonfire
02-18-2014, 7:28 AM
far out looks good - i gotta get me a mig welder

cardinalgrayheart105
02-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Some people enjoy the coolest vintage overpriced parts, or the blingy paint jobs. Me, I love clean sano wiring and plumbing. I've spent countless hours rehabbing and building wiring harnesses. Worth every second when you get one compliment. I always run Aeroquip pushloc and black ano fittings. Super overkill on a bike but just so nice looking. You're killing this build, I'm hooked on it.

I couldn't agree more it's very enjoyable to clean it all up and do it right. Nothing kills a build for me more than seeing a hacked up wiring harness with electrical tape and twelve different coved wires bundled up in a visible spot. Share a pic of these fittings your talking about.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-18-2014, 11:53 AM
Ya I actually started a build thread but it hasn't been updated in forever. Maybe I'll do that haha

Where's the link? I wanna check it out man

davidabl
02-18-2014, 2:34 PM
Cool, but i kinda wish you'd kept the eyebrow ;-)

cardinalgrayheart105
02-18-2014, 9:59 PM
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Better shot of the oil tank. The wire leading of the positive terminal of the battery is just for testing purposes. All of the wiring will be finished up this weekend. I plan on getting the fender and license plate bracket painted this weekend also. I'm shooting for next Saturday on finishing the gas tank and then some fresh gas and.........potato potato potato

cardinalgrayheart105
02-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Cool, but i kinda wish you'd kept the eyebrow ;-)

Glad you like it but that thing HAD to go lol I can't stand the way the headlight sits so high up with the brow

xsilencex
02-19-2014, 6:15 AM
Great attention to detail!

TurnerR
02-20-2014, 8:40 PM
This build rules. Probably my fave one going at the moment.

DannySLC
02-20-2014, 9:58 PM
Has anyone brought attention to that flagrant N-Bomb dropped back on page 1? haha

ARBY
02-20-2014, 10:06 PM
This is all coming together quite nicely.

MagnusB
02-21-2014, 3:08 AM
Nice bike and nice wife. If I was you I would have spent more time and money on her than on the bike. :=)

WingNut
02-22-2014, 11:37 AM
This is all coming together quite nicely.

When Arby says something nice about a sportster you KNOW you're doing something right!!!

cardinalgrayheart105
02-24-2014, 9:39 PM
got a little side tracked on the wiring and paint. decided to make me a good tall sissy bar out of stainless. heres the jig.

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I used some 1/2" od stainless tubing I had laying around to test my jig out before making the final piece.

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making some bungs for the fender mounts.

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i'll post some picks when I get it finished and polished out.

this was a good feeling. long time coming.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-26-2014, 11:51 AM
I ended up changing the height of the sissy bar. Dropped it down about 4". 1/2 rod just wasn't gonna be strong enough for the previous height". I changed the bend radius up top too. A little more squared off. I'm gonna polish it out after work and get her welded up this weekend.

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cardinalgrayheart105
02-26-2014, 6:44 PM
Finished up my head breather lines. It's definitely probably not everybody's thing but I love the way they tuned out and I've never seen anything else like it.

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shiftace
02-26-2014, 7:23 PM
What's at the bottom? Filters? Maybe braze them together where they cross so its a one piece deal. Looks good man, you've got skills.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-26-2014, 8:47 PM
What's at the bottom? Filters? Maybe braze them together where they cross so its a one piece deal. Looks good man, you've got skills.

Glad you dig it man. At the bottom are two globe nuts (lamp finials) I snagged off of a cloths drying rack at my moms house. Don't ask where to get them because I have no idea. I was so stumped on what I was going to do with the ends of the lines and I saw them and a light went off in my head. I taped the 1/4 ss tube to match the threads on the globe nut, drilled a tiny hole at the bottom and yes, added a couple small prices of an old k&n filter element. I snagged the swaglok fittings from work. They run about 15 bucks a price. And I had to grind down all the threads and tap them to fit the 1/2"-13 head breather threads. A huge pain in the ass but it turned out awesome.

xllance
02-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Looks like you're getting close. I'm loving it. Do you think you'll have trouble with the solid oil lines ? I know some say you need a short section of rubber hose to dampen the vibes. It would kill the clean looks I know.

Mocnyang
02-27-2014, 7:59 PM
Stainless is a brittle metal, Stainless under microscope looks like a bunch of little slivers stuck together. Will for sure need something's to dampen the vibes.

cardinalgrayheart105
02-27-2014, 10:53 PM
Stainless is a brittle metal, Stainless under microscope looks like a bunch of little slivers stuck together. Will for sure need something's to dampen the vibes.

Have you ever even ran ss hard lines before? They run them as fuel lines in drag cars that make way more vibration than a evo sportster. This shit ain't copper. Not to mintion, how long has Harley ran stainless steel hard lines stock? Since before the knucklehead days. Do your research buddy. http://www.hotbikeweb.com/hard-lines-vs-rubber-hose

Cash43
02-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Loving this build, scary how similar our builds are... Great work... You a bit ahead of me so I may barrow an idea or 2 👍

TheYetti
02-28-2014, 11:28 AM
Have you ever even ran ss hard lines before? They run them as fuel lines in drag cars that make way more vibration than a evo sportster. This shit ain't copper. Not to mintion, how long has Harley ran stainless steel hard lines stock? Since before the knucklehead days. Do your research buddy. http://www.hotbikeweb.com/hard-lines-vs-rubber-hose



Been working on M1 tanks for 17 years, they run stainless lines for everything. From hydraulics at 1700 psi to engine oil lines on an engine that has an operating temp around 800-1200 degrees, the only time I have seen them crack is from fittings not being properly tightened or all the hold downs not replaced on the line, causing it to rub on components and vibrate. Don't see there being any issue on a M/C.

TheYetti
02-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Oh, and that i one clean ride! Nice attention to detail!

Mocnyang
03-01-2014, 7:38 AM
Have you ever even ran ss hard lines before? They run them as fuel lines in drag cars that make way more vibration than a evo sportster. This shit ain't copper. Not to mintion, how long has Harley ran stainless steel hard lines stock? Since before the knucklehead days. Do your research buddy. http://www.hotbikeweb.com/hard-lines-vs-rubber-hose

Yes I have in my 8 years working and flying on helicopters, they break all the time. Even if it's a stationary part. When you have to fly in a helicopter trying to keep the no. 1 flight system full, it's pissing out of a STAINLESS line and fly 120 knots over a combat zone, trying to get to the nearest base without letting the system run out. You learn that stainless is brittle and a pain in the ass. It's used because it is a better material under internal pressure but when you put horizontal force on them they break easily. I've done research my source for knowing that stainless is brittle is our hydraulics tech that's been running and repairing heli hydraulic systems for 23 years. Do your research "buddy".

On that note I wasn't trying to be d!ck, was just lettin you know that they can break. Not an expert when it comes puttin them on Harley's (obviously as you pointed out with anger) but in my experience the do break.

TurnerR
03-01-2014, 8:35 AM
Yes I have in my 8 years working and flying on helicopters, they break all the time. Even if it's a stationary part. When you have to fly in a helicopter trying to keep the no. 1 flight system full, it's pissing out of a STAINLESS line and fly 120 knots over a combat zone, trying to get to the nearest base without letting the system run out. You learn that stainless is brittle and a pain in the ass. It's used because it is a better material under internal pressure but when you put horizontal force on them they break easily. I've done research my source for knowing that stainless is brittle is our hydraulics tech that's been running and repairing heli hydraulic systems for 23 years. Do your research "buddy".


So the moral of the story is, DO NOT TRY AND FLY "THE WHITE DEVIL" 120 KNOTS OVER A COMBAT ZONE!!!! Or you will die.

Have you got to fire the bike yet? I check the forum everyday hoping you have updates, this is a great build.

Skoots
03-01-2014, 8:42 AM
Really good looking build man. I like this bike, your wife, and the people in this thread.

Mocnyang
03-01-2014, 8:45 AM
So the moral of the story is, DO NOT TRY AND FLY "THE WHITE DEVIL" 120 KNOTS OVER A COMBAT ZONE!!!! Or you will die.

Haha- maybe my explanation was a little much but was trying to state that I am not some punk kid, making ignorant comments on chopper forums.

But I will say this bike is awsome so far and the stainless looks good just don't want this guy sitting roadside with a seized evo because the line cracked and dumps all the oil.

cardinalgrayheart105
03-01-2014, 3:18 PM
So the moral of the story is, DO NOT TRY AND FLY "THE WHITE DEVIL" 120 KNOTS OVER A COMBAT ZONE!!!! Or you will die.

Have you got to fire the bike yet? I check the forum everyday hoping you have updates, this is a great build.

lol glad you like the bike man but no Im really close though.

cardinalgrayheart105
03-01-2014, 3:47 PM
tinkered around today and redid my choke relocation bracket out of aluminum. the first one on the left I did a long time ago out of galvanized junk. another example of the wrong direction I had this bike going in. polished it out pretty good.

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cardinalgrayheart105
03-09-2014, 8:13 PM
good progress this weekend. Finished up ALL the wiring and got the sissy bar welded up! still have to polish it out.

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HOPEFULLY I can get the fender, license plate bracket, and tank painted during the week. and this bike is finished.

cardinalgrayheart105
03-12-2014, 9:03 PM
took me about 2 hours but I finished polishing my sissy bar out. im happy with it.

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Ramzilla
03-13-2014, 7:18 AM
Badass......nuff said. :killerjob:

cardinalgrayheart105
03-13-2014, 3:26 PM
Badass......nuff said. :killerjob:

glad you like it man

WayneTahiti
03-13-2014, 3:50 PM
So jealous of you guys that can do this in your garage. Sweet build!

cardinalgrayheart105
03-13-2014, 7:44 PM
the little things are really important to me. I couldn't stand looking at these galvanized motor mount bolts. I put new stainless bolts on it and polished em out.

before

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since my wheel was off I gave it a good soapy bath. polished out my rear sprocket and traded the ugly galvanized hardware for stainless.

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enzed70
03-13-2014, 11:25 PM
You got a good attention to detail, i love this build,how did you go about polishing your sissy bar to get rid of the welding marks.

cardinalgrayheart105
03-14-2014, 4:47 PM
You got a good attention to detail, i love this build,how did you go about polishing your sissy bar to get rid of the welding marks.

thanks man I used this to get the burn out. I searched the garage for a while trying to figure out how and I found this. its used to take pinstripe tape off of cars. kinda like a wire wheel but nowhere near as unforgiving. it worked great. and I just use harbor freight polishing brushes and compound, cheap and effective.

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cardinalgrayheart105
03-14-2014, 4:52 PM
got my brake line supported. happy with it. much better than zip ties.


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and I've finally began the paint process on the tins! me and my wife are in the middle of moving and everything has kinda been put on the back burner. weather permitting I should have paint on everything by the end of this weekend.

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bondo will get rid of the rib down the center of the tank.

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MotorLeaguer
03-14-2014, 10:49 PM
Where'd you get the cable clamps?

arandysewer
03-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Where'd you get the cable clamps?


I am curious too. Looks clean.

TurnerR
03-16-2014, 8:00 AM
His look a little different, but Lowbrow is selling these now. They look pretty sharp. His seem flat on the edges where the lowbrow sells a more rounded off version.

http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/p3346/buy/m-c-parts/bars-risers-amp-controls/cables/cable-accessories/lowbrow-customs-cable-guides-aluminum-1-1-4-quot-frame-tubes-x-3-8-quot-cable/

cardinalgrayheart105
03-16-2014, 3:43 PM
I got them off eBay for 10 bucks a piece. Lowbrow ones are nicer though.

nomoney
03-16-2014, 6:28 PM
Killer build. I need to brush up on my welding skills. Or invest in more grinder wheels lol


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cardinalgrayheart105
03-23-2014, 4:32 PM
weather finally broke and was able to paint the tins yesterday morning. i still have to lay my tank decal on and clear over it but after that im on the road again. over 6 months of work and today i finally got it off the lift and could check out the stance. i couldn't be happier with my first build! what do you guys think?

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Branner
03-23-2014, 6:32 PM
I think it looks great! Nice job, man.

snick
03-23-2014, 6:47 PM
This is a really nice looking bike, super clean with the details. What did you use (torch) to bend up the sissy? Your jig set-up looks kinda like one I made, but I was never happy with how my attempts turned out. I couldn't ever get them perfect on the bends, but I was bending them by myself using mapp gas. I've been meaning to give it another shot, and seeing how nice yours looks is really making me want to have another go. Great job man.

JebsMonkey
03-23-2014, 7:04 PM
Re-God-Damn-Diculous Clean! Nice work, good thread!

Natehate
03-23-2014, 8:28 PM
i dig it
but i think some spoked wheels would really kick it up a notch
or invaders
also pics of the wife on it too ;)


ps. where are you mounting your plate?

cardinalgrayheart105
03-24-2014, 9:28 AM
Mocked up my tank decals and pin striping last night. <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/cardinal_grayheart/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1aa4ebff.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo image_zps1aa4ebff.jpg"/></a>

TurnerR
03-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Bike looks fantastic!!

Is that a KTM mx500 in the background?

ARBY
03-24-2014, 3:31 PM
Not a big fan of all white bikes but I'm impressed by yours. Clean as a whistle and well appointed. You nailed it with the Knuck decals.

Skoots
03-26-2014, 4:56 PM
i dig it
but i think some spoked wheels would really kick it up a notch
or invaders
also pics of the wife on it too ;)


ps. where are you mounting your plate?

invaders, do it.

shadawg
03-26-2014, 5:38 PM
I'll second the invaders. Very minimalistic with all the clean lines. Wish I had your fabrication skills.

JiggyFly
03-26-2014, 11:36 PM
fucking.
gorgeous.

Blackbetty
03-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Too nice to ride!

get some invaders and go balls to the wall cool

I know it's a trump, but this is so cool

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offbeat
03-27-2014, 12:03 PM
Classy, timeless ride

cardinalgrayheart105
03-28-2014, 5:50 PM
stoked yall like it so much. disaster struck when putting my tank decals on. ebay and v-twin mfg parts suck dick. they ripped in a bunch of pieces when applying them so now im at a huge cross roads. invaders and a springer are on hold while I figure out what to fucking do with the gas tank.

Natehate
03-28-2014, 9:37 PM
i'd keep that front end and polish it up
but yeah invaders will look sooo good on this

chopperhard
03-29-2014, 3:13 PM
Very beautiful bike, the white tops it off.

mkstevens
03-30-2014, 6:38 AM
now learn how to put gas in it!

cardinalgrayheart105
04-04-2014, 6:26 PM
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still have some bugs to work out but I love riding this thing.

cardinalgrayheart105
04-13-2014, 9:44 AM
Out in whiskey flats texas this past weekend. If you're close to Fort Worth you should really go out there. Beautiful roads and absolutely no traffic on the farm roads.
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nuklhd
04-14-2014, 4:47 AM
stoked yall like it so much. disaster struck when putting my tank decals on. ebay and v-twin mfg parts suck dick. they ripped in a bunch of pieces when applying them so now im at a huge cross roads. invaders and a springer are on hold while I figure out what to fucking do with the gas tank.

did they rip coming off the paper or when you were moving them around on the tank? i put water slide speedballs on my tank and kept the tank side wet and lite soap so i could move them into posistion. coating it was another thing altogether.

jackassdave007
04-14-2014, 1:56 PM
not been on for a while but that is a really nice looking bike especially the ss oil lines it just looks right really nice job a credit to your skills

unfinishedprojects
08-27-2014, 1:20 AM
Incredible build man! Love the attention to detail. Where did you get the yellow vinyl for the headlight? How thin of a sheet?

7and7is
09-01-2014, 6:23 PM
Outstanding!:killerjob:

fnnewguy
10-15-2014, 5:06 PM
From beginning to near-enough-end, this bike is gorgeous, man. I love all the little details you sweated out to make it what it is. I hope my scoot ends up a tenth this good!

DiegoElDiablo
11-03-2014, 1:11 PM
Great bike man! This is perfection!

chrisbowens
11-08-2014, 11:01 AM
great build! very detailed thread.

cardinalgrayheart105
11-08-2014, 4:58 PM
Glad you guys like the bike. As with all bikes, this thing is still a wet canvas and there's still things I'm planning on and changing up. I'm currently getting parts together to go back with front brakes. I'm still holding off for a good deal on spoked wheels or invaders. I'll get some "proper" chopper tires when that day comes. I'm also gonna start on a king and queen as soon as it gets to cold to ride on a regular basis. Heres a little update photo from today. This was taken near aledo texas. <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff136/dannyred3/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4221be15.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo image_zps4221be15.jpg"/></a>

metalheart28
11-12-2014, 3:39 PM
this bike started as your typical old guy sportster (purple rain windshield and all) got the bike from the original owner, 1100 miles for 3400 bucks. God bless my wife for not divorcing me over this build.

when I got the bike home


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I took the bullshit off right away ( sissy bar, windshield, turn signals, speedo and tach, front fender) I put some keystone bars on it, did your typical coil and ignition relocation and made a solo seat from scratch. did the cheap air cleaner from autozone and made some copper head breather lines

a few months down the road I traded straight up for some stock mids and cleaned up the bars, went to a single cable design, and got rid of the front brake.
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then things started getting ugly. I decided to chop the rear fender struts off the frame and go total nigger and bought $25 struts off ebay, chopped the stock fender down and made some fender struts. lol god I hate looking at this shit now. you guys can let me have it on this one. I deserve it.

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so after riding the bike like that for a couple months I realllly hated the way it rode after going rigid struts...something had to change. I dedicated myself to doing this bike right. the way I always wanted to do it before I bought the bike. Hardtail here we come.
if ya hated the way it rode with rigid struts why did you hardtail it? nice bike though!!

duffy413
11-13-2014, 5:27 PM
Very well done. Great job on the detail