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damnthemansam
04-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Let me start by saying this is my 6th motorcycle (4th Harley), 3rd Sporty and 1st real ground up build.

I'm an Audi/Lamborghini Motorsport tech by day and really really trying to work on my creativity/vision (my life is function over form). So I thought this would be a good way to let the creative juices flow (what little there are).

I'm trying to finish this for Born Free 6 but I'm on the road racing 2-3 weeks a month.

Ok so here we go:

I started in Jan (14) with a bone stock 883 and immediately bought a Kraft Tech frame.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/1.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/2.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/2.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/4.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/4.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_1931.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_1931.jpg.html)

fuck this thing was heavy

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_1935.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_1935.jpg.html)

NRHS 1250cc kit

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/11.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/11.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/13.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/13.jpg.html)

In the frame w/ chain drive sprocket

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/16.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/16.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/17.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/17.jpg.html)

Zombie Performance bars

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/18.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/18.jpg.html)

Shinko double white/building seat pan

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/21.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/21.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/22.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/22.jpg.html)

Airride

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/19.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/19.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/20.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/20.jpg.html)

Cooper Smithing Co. fender

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/23.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/23.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/25.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/25.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/24.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/24.jpg.html)

Led Sled Customs oil tank

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/34.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/34.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/32.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/32.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_2287.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_2287.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/37.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/37.jpg.html)

Led Sleds Kickstand

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/27.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/27.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/31.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/31.jpg.html)

How she sits now

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_2304.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_2304.jpg.html)

TO DO LIST:

Mount fender/install chain
Sissy bar
Stabilize rear caliper
Run oil lines
Wire ignition switch
Wire coil/cam sensor
Shave front forks
Chop cam cover
Internal throttle
Mount intake
Wire/mount/buy turn signal/brake lights
Build battery box
Build center engine mount
Mount choke
Build suicide clutch
Finish seat pan
Plumb air spring
Figure out gas tank




Thanks for looking guys

misfitJason
04-04-2014, 12:37 PM
I have a question and a comment

What are you using for fork stops. The stock lower tree against the neck?

As far as mounting the tank. If you leave it as it sits now, which will allow you to use it's full capacity, I recommend using some hollow round stock but to length mounted to the frame rails with some thick metal plating kind of like a t. That way you won't have to sleeve the frame.

damnthemansam
04-04-2014, 12:42 PM
I have a question and a comment

What are you using for fork stops. The stock lower tree against the neck?

As far as mounting the tank. If you leave it as it sits now, which will allow you to use it's full capacity, I recommend using some hollow round stock but to length mounted to the frame rails with some thick metal plating kind of like a t. That way you won't have to sleeve the frame.

internal fork stops in the neck bearing cups, i shaved the ones off the bottom tree.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/230-512?utm_source=none&utm_term=adwords_labels%3DParts%20and%20adwords_la bels%3DFrames%2FFront%20End%2FAxles&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CKivxuK9x70CFROVfgodKgsA3A


also thats not the tank im using, just slapped it on there to make the bike look more complete and get an idea of what tank to run.

damnthemansam
04-05-2014, 6:17 PM
chop chop

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_2398.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_2398.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_2400.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_2400.jpg.html)
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_2401.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_2401.jpg.html)

ChrisFinn22
04-16-2014, 9:36 AM
Looks great how hard was it to get the new chain sproket and guide on there, I'm doing mine tomorrow I hear i may need a breaker bar.

damnthemansam
04-17-2014, 8:23 AM
Looks great how hard was it to get the new chain sproket and guide on there, I'm doing mine tomorrow I hear i may need a breaker bar.

I used an impact gun, came right off. Use loctite when reinstalling. Also keep in mind it's reverse thread.

EMD
04-29-2014, 7:29 PM
Great fit on the rear fender. It's a very nice look for your chopped cam cover. I would like to suggest this ribbed number if you are interested.

<a href="http://s62.photobucket.com/user/canyoncarver/media/XLCamCover_zps28d6bcf7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h105/canyoncarver/XLCamCover_zps28d6bcf7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo XLCamCover_zps28d6bcf7.jpg"/></a>

We offer this cover; it bolts on top of your OEM part with three bolts.

$145 at www.estmd.com

Keep up the good work.

SyndicateChoppers
04-30-2014, 3:16 PM
Great fit on the rear fender. It's a very nice look for your chopped cam cover. I would like to suggest this ribbed number if you are interested.

<a href="http://s62.photobucket.com/user/canyoncarver/media/XLCamCover_zps28d6bcf7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h105/canyoncarver/XLCamCover_zps28d6bcf7.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo XLCamCover_zps28d6bcf7.jpg"/></a>

We offer this cover; it bolts on top of your OEM part with three bolts.

$145 at www.estmd.com

Keep up the good work.
theres a place for you to promote your new products
its in the chop market section of the forum which can be found here
http://www.chopcult.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=15

post all the new product info that you would like in your own thread on there.
it gets a little annoying to start seeing product spam in peoples build threads
this forum site is not for clogging up build or tech threads with a companys product

williamgbalch
07-15-2014, 9:05 AM
Any progress? Iv been thinking about getting a kraft tech rolling chassis kit. Curious about what I can use from my bike and what i am definitely gonna need. I like what u are working with man

One of my dreams is to build a custom bike... hopefully it will be soon..

metalheart28
07-23-2014, 10:18 PM
looks good man. I've got an unmolested 94 sporty I've been wanting to chop

damnthemansam
07-25-2014, 2:21 PM
Any progress? Iv been thinking about getting a kraft tech rolling chassis kit. Curious about what I can use from my bike and what i am definitely gonna need. I like what u are working with man

One of my dreams is to build a custom bike... hopefully it will be soon..


looks good man. I've got an unmolested 94 sporty I've been wanting to chop


Thanks guys.

Mounted fender, forks have been sent off to be shaved and polished, oil lines run, chains on, daytona twin tech getting installed/mounted/wired. Still have a LOOONNNGGG way to go and I haven't touched it in a while but I'm looking to knock out most of it in the next couple weeks, stay tuned....


How she sits now:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/39.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/39.jpg.html)

Clockwork444
07-25-2014, 7:01 PM
cant help but notice that the strutted sporty that EVERYONE loves on here is in your garage...... a buddy of yours???

damnthemansam
02-19-2016, 12:29 AM
cant help but notice that the strutted sporty that EVERYONE loves on here is in your garage...... a buddy of yours???

yes it was, that was his garage where I had all my stuff. The bike was sold a long time ago, and I stopped working on mine around the same time.

But I'm back!

sorry for the late reply

damnthemansam
02-19-2016, 12:38 AM
Ok I'm back. Work slowed to a screeching halt last month and I found myself with all too much free time on my hands. Soooo why not start back up on the bike!

Notable updates:

I moved out of my buddies garage into a shop.

I bought a TIG welder.

I got organized.

I quit the cigarettes.

Ok enough, on to the pictures.

damnthemansam
02-19-2016, 12:47 AM
This was all about a year ago:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_5487.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_5487.jpg.html)

fender mounted

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_5490.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_5490.jpg.html)

TIG welder :clap for you::clap for you:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_5491.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_5491.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_5492.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_5492.jpg.html)

damnthemansam
02-19-2016, 12:54 AM
Now onto the current stuff:

Center engine mount. Will eventually mount coil in the middle of this, waiting on the gas tank for final placement.


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7185.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7185.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7186.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7186.jpg.html)

Battery box mounted.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7187.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7187.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7189.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7189.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7190.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7190.jpg.html)

Run/turn/brake lights mounted.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7188.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7188.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7195.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7195.jpg.html)

Went with a Joker Machine intake instead of the one I made, its just so clean.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7192.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7192.jpg.html)

Welded seat hardware.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7193.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7193.jpg.html)

damnthemansam
02-19-2016, 12:58 AM
on my 3rd rendition on the air bag bracket for the seat. I think its the cleanest I can make it, I drew it up and had a machine shop laser cut it.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7199.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7199.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7200.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7200.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7201.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7201.jpg.html)

Finally figured out top mounts for the oil tank too.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7202.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7202.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7203.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7203.jpg.html)

damnthemansam
02-19-2016, 1:02 AM
At this point I am basically waiting on parts which have almost all been ordered. I've broken it down in groups to help get my head around the work load. I don't want to say I can see the light, but I think after completing this list I should be able to fire the bike up!

Here's my list: (+means done)

Buy:
-----------------------------
+Switch for seat
+Switch for HL
+Switch for ignition
+Switch for indicators
+Light for neutral
+Light for oil press
+Mini fuse box
+Relay for comp
+Relay for ignition
+Exhaust tubing/tips
Headlight
Custom brake line (Royal brass)
+Battery cable
+Cable ends
+Rod ends, 3/8x3/8
+3/16" weld on tab for rod end (3/8" hole) brake stay
+Fittings for seat

_____________________________________________

Rear end:
----------------------
Rear brake stay
Install brake line w/ sensor
Bleed brakes
Modify sprocket cover
Trim fender
Install chain

Waiting for brake line, rod ends

----------------------

Seat:
----------------------
mount compressor
Plump seat
Mount solenoid for seat

Waiting for comp, fittings

----------------------

Gas tank:
----------------------
Mount gas tank
Mount choke
Mount coil
Build plug wires

Waiting for gas tank

----------------------

Lighting:
----------------------
Mount HL w/ high beam switch
Install run/turn/brake lights
Mount turn switch

Waiting for switches, HL

-----------------------

Wiring:
-----------------------
Wire neutral/oil/high beam LEDs
Wire in run/turn/brake module, brake switch & turn switch
Wire ignition switch, fuse block, relays
Wire ignition system/coil
Wire comp
Wire seat solenoid/switch
Wire HL

Waiting for LEDs, brake line, switches, comp, solenoid, relays

-----------------------

Exhaust:
-----------------------
Build exhaust
Fab brackets
Install tips

Waiting for everything else

-----------------------

Start bike:
-----------------------
Add oil
Prime oil system
Break in piston rings (short runs at idle)
Check for leaks
Check oil pressure light
Adjust clutch
Strip down - finish weld everything
Paint
Paint/Upholster seat
Blah blah blah 6months more work

So there it is, another project revived. And hopefully one day, another rigid sporty let loose on the streets.

damnthemansam
02-19-2016, 11:31 PM
More progress, I chopped up the old sprocket cover a while back and i knew it wasnt going to work, so I finally ordered another one and re chopped it. I think it'll be strong enough now.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7204.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7204.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/9cdf9c04-e68b-4981-b9bf-71838c67e8f2.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/9cdf9c04-e68b-4981-b9bf-71838c67e8f2.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7207.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7207.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7209.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7209.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7213.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7213.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7215.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7215.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7216.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7216.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7217.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7217.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7218.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7218.jpg.html)

damnthemansam
02-23-2016, 10:21 AM
parts are showing up fast now, I spent the weekend frustrated with no parts and nothing to do, so now I can make some good progress.


Tank mounted:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7234.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7234.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7235.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7235.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7236.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7236.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7246.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7246.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7249.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7249.jpg.html)

Trying out some different welding techniques.

Pulsing pedal (what I normally do):

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7237.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7237.jpg.html)

Steady pedal:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7239.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7239.jpg.html)

All mounted up:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7247.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7247.jpg.html)

Added a bracket for the coil on the center engine mount, not sure if I'm going to put the choke back there as well. I think it might look a little cluttered if I do.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7250.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7250.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7252.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7252.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7254.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7254.jpg.html)

TimB1640
02-23-2016, 6:41 PM
very cool!

damnthemansam
02-24-2016, 12:40 AM
more progress today

added VOES bracket

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7261.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7261.jpg.html)

added choke bracket, sits nice and hidden under the tank

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7263.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7263.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7264.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7264.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7265.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7265.jpg.html)

Air compressor came in for the seat, this thing is sweet! nice and small and quiet enough that I don't think you'll hear it when the bike is running

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7266.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7266.jpg.html)

mounted nice and tucked away up front, I'll make a skid plate/cover in the near future

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7267.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7267.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7269.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7269.jpg.html)

started working on the wiring a little bit today, built a shelf to house everything that will sit under the tranny

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7271.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7271.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7272.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7272.jpg.html)

forgive the chicken scratch

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7273.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7273.jpg.html)

Shes starting to look like a bike!!

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7274.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7274.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7275.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7275.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7276.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7276.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7277.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7277.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7278.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7278.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7279.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7279.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7280.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7280.jpg.html)

damnthemansam
02-25-2016, 11:29 PM
more work today

rear brake stay finished with stock rear caliper

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7297_1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7297_1.jpg.html)

and starting to get creative with the exhaust, I bought a header kit from summit, definitely the cheapest and easiest way to build your own exhaust

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7299.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7299.jpg.html)

stock exhaust

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7298_1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7298_1.jpg.html)

first pipe

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7302.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7302.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7303.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7303.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7304_1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7304_1.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7305_1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7305_1.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7306_1.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7306_1.jpg.html)

Thats where I left it for today, hoping to finish up by the weekend.

stay tuned to see what I do with the rear pipe :)

billybiltit
02-26-2016, 9:55 AM
likin where this is headed!

leon

damnthemansam
02-26-2016, 11:19 PM
decided to slap a speedo on it, I like to be able to go the speed limit in the city ever now and then when its late at night ;)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7308.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7308.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7309.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7309.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7310.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7310.jpg.html)

not sold on the location yet but it fits and it was easy.

HERE WE GO:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7311.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7311.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7312.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7312.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7313.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7313.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7315.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7315.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7316.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7316.jpg.html)

messed around with tips and finally settled

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7317.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7317.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7319.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7319.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7320.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7320.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7322.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7322.jpg.html)

I'm gonna try to run them with out a bracket to the frame, just bolted to each other, see what happens

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7321.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7321.jpg.html)

and this is left over

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7324.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7324.jpg.html)

started wiring tonight, getting real close

thats it for today, probably update tomorrow

damnthemansam
02-27-2016, 10:14 PM
finally tackling the wiring, been dreading this for a while. planning to wire it all up, route everything perfect, clip/solder/connect/attach everything, ziptie all the "Y"s and pull it back off to shrink wrap.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7328.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7328.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7334.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7334.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7337.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7337.jpg.html)


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7329.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7329.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7338.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7338.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7339.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7339.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7340.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7340.jpg.html)

alex54
03-01-2016, 4:38 AM
Greats ideas !
I am at the same status as you on my 96 Sportster rigid and trying to find a good location for electricity to...You put the fuse box under the engine ??? No fear that it burns because the heat ?

goofyfoot2001
03-01-2016, 7:20 AM
I don't think I could do that. That is excellent work. That being said, I'm sick of bobbers. Gays and bobbers. Just am. Sorry. I think it's this election cycle.

damnthemansam
03-01-2016, 10:54 AM
Wiring, wiring, wiring. should be able to ride it this week, if I can ever finish this fucking wiring.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7349.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7349.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7346.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7346.jpg.html)

damnthemansam
03-01-2016, 10:55 AM
Greats ideas !
I am at the same status as you on my 96 Sportster rigid and trying to find a good location for electricity to...You put the fuse box under the engine ??? No fear that it burns because the heat ?

I don't know, we will see

74Ironlung
03-01-2016, 3:51 PM
Do you have the part number from summit for that header kit? I never thought about that and it's definitely cheaper than buying a pipe bender.

damnthemansam
03-01-2016, 5:44 PM
Do you have the part number from summit for that header kit? I never thought about that and it's definitely cheaper than buying a pipe bender.

this one is mandrel bent and mild steel, which is what I bought - SCH-MB175

AlexHershey
03-01-2016, 6:17 PM
Nice progress. Dig the pipes, i was planning to pick up the same kit to build mine. Looks like a good amount of bends. Also the LS on the lift in the back of some of the pictures is muy bueno. :cool::cool:

Rothbart
03-01-2016, 8:27 PM
Nice!

74Ironlung
03-01-2016, 9:03 PM
this one is mandrel bent and mild steel, which is what I bought - SCH-MB175
Thanks brother, just put my order in! Build is looking killer!

damnthemansam
03-02-2016, 8:21 PM
ok, probably the last update for a while, it runs, and rides, and the seat is bitchin! have to break in the motor which limits me to 3500 rpm. with the daytona twin tech I can set the rev limiter which comes on so fucking soon :( gonna be a tough couple hundred miles shifting that much, but gotta do it.

License plate holder with light

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7361.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7361.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7362.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7362.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7363.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7363.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7365.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7365.jpg.html)

oil pressure light is the top red light

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7366.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7366.jpg.html)

did something very similar on my softail

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_0415.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_0415.jpg.html)

the only thing i had to do after a quick ride around the parking lot to make sure it wasnt going to fall apart was trim the fender where th chain is.

60 miles on it and so far so good, burned out a tail light and internal throttle sucks a big one but other than that it was a good ride.

seat down

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7367.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7367.jpg.html)

seat up

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7374.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7374.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7368.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7368.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7378.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7378.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7369.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7369.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7371.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7371.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7372.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7372.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7373.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7373.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7376.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7376.jpg.html)

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l125/damnthemansam/IMG_7377.jpg (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/damnthemansam/media/IMG_7377.jpg.html)

It still has a long way to go before I'm happy but at least now it runs and i can enjoy it from time to time.

Thanks for looking, I'll keep updating here and there but the bulk updates are done for now, time to go back to work so I can recoup all the money i spent in the last month on this fucking thing.

- Sam

forty4ma9
03-03-2016, 5:24 AM
Great thread! Stance is really nice.

saorsa
03-08-2016, 1:31 AM
Nice job with modifying the casings, changes the look completely from the right side.