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andrewc
05-24-2014, 5:16 PM
I recently scored a 97 1200 sportster. pretty clean little bike, 16,000 miles, im the third owner.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/q.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/q.jpg.html)
shortly after getting the bike, i ordered the "deluxe sportster kit" from the Haifley Bros. i wasted no time having my buddy glue it to the frame so i could make it a roller.
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i only received the frame and sissy bar in the first shipment from the Haifley Bros, and am currently waiting on my seat, fender and oil tank which should be here next week.

andrewc
05-24-2014, 5:22 PM
i got the v-twin 21" spool in and swapped out the bearings from 5/8 to 3/4, and machined a new preload spacer. after i got the bearings/spacer in the wheel, i threw on the tire and then whipped up a couple tapered spacers on the lathe.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/photo3-1-1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/photo3-1-1.jpg.html)
ive still got to polish them, but you get the idea.
now that the bike is a roller, and the wheels are centered, i moved on to the other little tasks to keep me occupied as i waited for the rest of my parts. i then modified the top motor mount to accept the coil, as well as clear the not so wide tunnel of the tank.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/x.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/x.jpg.html)

andrewc
05-24-2014, 5:40 PM
since the oil tank is a wrap-a-round job, im going to be mounting my fuse panel by the battery in the "interior" of the oil tank. this way i can run the headlight and ignition wires in the back bone/top tube and connect them right under the seat at the battery area. i drilled the frame for the headlight wires, and ran them back to the oil tank area.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/pm.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/pm.jpg.html)
i then made a bracket to hide the ignition switch and headlight switch.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/w.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/w.jpg.html)
threw some epoxy on it and put the switches in. everything fits great and is hidden nicely.
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andrewc
05-24-2014, 5:52 PM
the biggest headache ive had so far with this bike is the gas tank. i really like how it sits on the back bone and how close it is to the heads. but with looks came the nightmare of trying to get some sort of clean looking petcock or inline fuel valve between the bung on the bottom of the tank and the carbs fuel inlet. i have purchased 3 different petcocks/fuel valves and an amount of brass fittings to play with locations and orientations to see if i can make it work some how. i had it back in the box, ready to return, when i called a good buddy of mine to come take a look at it and see if he had any ideas. he came up with the best idea yet. i will run the 90* barb in the tank and run a piece of fuel line down to the inlet on the carb, but the shut off valve will be the inlet. im going to turn down one of the elbows on the petcock to the size of the pressed in fuel inlet, and press in the fuel valve so it is actually part of the carb. this will give me the room i need, as well as hiding it nicely behind the air cleaner. ill post more about that when i make everything. so after figuring that out made a bracket to relocate the choke and notched it to allow the fuel line to pass. in these photos, you can see there is no room what so ever for any kind of petcock or inline valve.
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andrewc
05-24-2014, 6:01 PM
i whipped up this little ignition cover from a belt buckle i found on ebay. i had to shave all the shit off the back so that it was flat, as well as reshape the OD so that it would sit nicely inside the nose cone, and drilled 2 countersunk holes to mount it.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/y.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/y.jpg.html)
i sanded down the original backing plate and shot a little silver paint on it to act as the back ground, and main seal for the nose cone.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/u.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/u.jpg.html)
and mounted.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/i.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/i.jpg.html)
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and that leads me up to present day. im still waiting on the rest of my Haifley bros parts, ill update this as i make progress.

KILLBILL91
05-24-2014, 9:31 PM
Keep up the good work man. I'm diggin' every aspect of this bike so far. And that ignition cover is the tits, haha.

IronheadVic
05-24-2014, 9:35 PM
That ignition cover is tits. Seriously, tits. LOL. I like everything your doing, nice work. That front wheel is purty. I like the dimensions of the Haifley tail. Looks great. Keep it up. Let me know if you find anymore belt buckles. :)

andrewc
05-27-2014, 5:40 PM
thanks for the kind words fellas, glad your digging it so far.

andrewc
05-27-2014, 5:54 PM
not a big update, but progress i suppose. i got the HID ballast/ignitor bracket made and mocked up under the battery mount on the frame. this will all be hidden under the battery mount, surrounded by the oil tank. here some photos of said bracket/ballest mount.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/h4.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/h4.jpg.html)
i had to grind the nuts flat on one end in order for them to fit up next to the ballasts sides. the pictures make these seem big, but they are tiny, about the size of a bic pen tip.
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i then drilled and counter sunk the battery mount to receive the ballasts mount. mounts on mounts.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/h6.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/h6.jpg.html)
i then made a strap that holds the ignitor to the ballast using the 2 main bolts that hold the whole shibang to the frame.
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/h1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/h1.jpg.html)
here it is mounted. hard to get a decent photo since there isnt much room under there.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/h7.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/h7.jpg.html)
and heres all the parts required to make an HID ballast and ignitor hidden. redundant yes, but having a good bright headlight makes this little bit of extra work worth it. the bulb itself is shielded, and it is in a hella copy reflector (autopal) so the light will be distributed nice, not scatered above the cutoff and blinding on coming cars.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/h5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/h5.jpg.html)
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andrewc
05-27-2014, 6:51 PM
What tank is that?
Is it a mid tunnel wassel from throttle addiction,or something you made

its the mid tunnel wassell that TCbros sells. the throttle addiction one has a slightly different tunnel height i think, a bayonet gas cap vs. a screw in, and a different petcock location.

andrewc
05-28-2014, 4:40 PM
the rest of my Haifley bros parts arrived today, and i got to mocking them up. i had Doug sew in a zipper on one side of the seat so i would have a spot to stash papers/fuses/tools/etc, and im pretty excited on how much room ive got in there for storage and the over all cleanliness of the seat.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/bbbb.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/bbbb.jpg.html)
i got to fitting everything, drilled the fender and bolted it up. marked where i wanted to cut for length and got to it. i also cut off some of the fender support steel where it meets the round bar on the sissy.
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and a couple over all shots with my ferocious shop dog.
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SethBMX
05-29-2014, 3:23 AM
Digging this.

slimpickins
05-29-2014, 8:53 AM
Indeed, this is rad.

greasemonkeey
05-29-2014, 5:26 PM
well done so far, looking forward to seeing the finished bike

andrewc
05-29-2014, 8:33 PM
thanks doods. im waiting on some tooling holders for the lathe so i can turn down the lowers and machine some other goodies. :asshat:

andrewc
05-31-2014, 9:53 PM
i got my fuel line and petcock situation sorted today. i had a 3/8 npt 90* petcock that would work perfectly for this set up. one side of the petcock has a 1/4 hose barb on it, and the other was male threaded 3/8. i had a buddy help me turn down the threads on one side to the exact dimensions of the brass piece that was originally in the carb. after he got it turned down to size, i simply heated around the fuel inlet on the carb body with a heat gun and then pressed in the petcock to the carb.
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i then mounted the carb, and test fitted some fuel line to find the best possible routing for it. the fuel line doesnt touch anything from the barb at the tank, down to the barb on the carb.
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the petcock doesnt interfere with anything on the filter or the carb body, and is easy to get to with one finger. it also is hidden from most angles unless your looking for it.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/c3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/c3.jpg.html)
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overall super happy with how it turned out.

shiftace
06-01-2014, 3:08 PM
Sometimes there's one or two little details that make a bike a cut above. Your simple but not so simple fuel line setup is one. Never seen it done before, perfectly useful and super sanitary. I like it too much. What is the dimension of that tail section? Sportster hardtails are hit and miss sometimes.

bobbinlabeat
06-01-2014, 7:39 PM
Looking good. Keep it up!

andrewc
06-01-2014, 10:24 PM
Sometimes there's one or two little details that make a bike a cut above. Your simple but not so simple fuel line setup is one. Never seen it done before, perfectly useful and super sanitary. I like it too much. What is the dimension of that tail section? Sportster hardtails are hit and miss sometimes.
the tail is a Haifley Bros piece, and is a 2" stretch. im not sure of the ride height, but its pretty high. i couldnt agree with you more about the majority of the weld on tails for sportsters being hit or miss. so many visually unpleasing ones out there.

ChrisFinn22
06-02-2014, 3:45 AM
that carb petcock was genius

alex54
06-02-2014, 9:21 AM
Yes nice idea, but how to remove the tank if there is still some fuel inside ?

seaking
06-02-2014, 2:25 PM
Ahh yes I've been waiting for someone to do a build on this kit :cool: Vice grips are your friend, just crimp the line if you're going to pull the tank. I have worse in the garage, this scrambler I'm working on has a line that ties the tank together so that you use up all your fuel before running out of gas. Try getting that off without spilling gas everywhere. :mad:

I love this kit though, it frees up so much time for details that I just don't have.

andrewc
06-02-2014, 4:26 PM
Yes nice idea, but how to remove the tank if there is still some fuel inside ?

if i ever have to remove the tank, my plan was to simply pinch the fuel line at the carb. i will most likely syphon most of the fuel out of the tank first, pinch the fuel line at the carb, or simply remove one of the bung plugs at the rear of the tank, and drain the fuel that way. a bit more work yes, but i guess its a small price to pay for running this tank.

alex54
06-03-2014, 3:45 AM
ok the only one solution :p

alex54
06-04-2014, 6:05 AM
LOL... putting two petcocks instead of one !? tsssss

WBacon99
06-04-2014, 6:54 AM
Sometimes there's one or two little details that make a bike a cut above. Your simple but not so simple fuel line setup is one. Never seen it done before, perfectly useful and super sanitary. I like it too much.

I can't think of a better way to say it or anything to add, just well done.

andrewc
06-04-2014, 3:36 PM
finished up the tail lights and sissy bar fab today. i turned some "housings" from 6061 on the lathe to hold the lens and bezel togeather, as well as act as a base for the LED's to sit in. the bezels and lenses are from some bullet lights i had.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb7.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb7.jpg.html)
my buddy finalized the welding of everything this morning, and here it is mocked up.
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and on the bike. the rosette is a stainless concho that i drilled and polished. it helps hide the upper seat mount. when the sissy is chromed, im going to spray the upper seat mount black, so that it blends into the back of the seat.
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and here are the lights lit. its hard to get a proper photo of how bright these suckers are, but they are bright. left running, right brake.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb4.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb4.jpg.html)

nerdsports
06-05-2014, 7:00 AM
First things first, love the work on this. The tail lights are spectacular!! When all is said and done, I would find a way to add a modulator (or whatever) so when you first hit the brake they come on one at a time (each staying on after brake is applied). I think that'd be pretty neat.

nerdsports
06-05-2014, 7:04 AM
Just realized who you are! I love what you did with the XS and I knew your Sporty build would be killer. Looking forward to seeing it around sometime. We might've met at Wood Tavern.

Akamm47
06-05-2014, 7:19 AM
those are some CLEAN welds on that sissy bar! This thing is turning out nice!!

badgerskunk
06-05-2014, 9:13 AM
Gorgeous this thing is awesome. Very well executed and the details really make it

andrewc
06-05-2014, 10:59 PM
First things first, love the work on this. The tail lights are spectacular!! When all is said and done, I would find a way to add a modulator (or whatever) so when you first hit the brake they come on one at a time (each staying on after brake is applied). I think that'd be pretty neat.
its funny you mention the tail light module idea, as when i first decided i was going to do three small tail lights, that idea popped into my head. from the small amount of searching on the web about such module, i didnt really find anything that was small enough to stash under the seat, or that didnt require a bunch of extra wires. i do agree that each light lighting from the top down would be a rad little trick. but for cleanliness, i guess ill stick to boring ol all bright at once. after all, boring only requires one wire. :)

andrewc
06-05-2014, 11:00 PM
Just realized who you are! I love what you did with the XS and I knew your Sporty build would be killer. Looking forward to seeing it around sometime. We might've met at Wood Tavern.
and thanks man, i appreciate the kind words. ill have to get down to miami some time and shoot the shit with you at bike night.

andrewc
06-06-2014, 3:38 PM
finally got my fuse situation sorted. i couldnt find a fuse panel that was small enough to hide any where around the battery, so i whipped up this little bracket today. this is the cleanest way i could come up with to hide the wiring, while still properly fusing the headlight, tail light, brake light, and coil.
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Salty
06-06-2014, 4:27 PM
simple, accessible, and functional. good on ya.

andrewc
06-06-2014, 6:06 PM
trimmed and drilled sprocket cover.
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Essa
06-08-2014, 11:08 AM
What kind of bars are those?

bball
06-21-2014, 1:45 PM
Looking forward to seeing more of this build. Great work.

andrewc
06-23-2014, 11:17 PM
never much liked passenger pegs, especially when they arent being put to use. i understand its a small detail that no one really cares about, but to me, i liked the idea of being able to remove them and stash em in my seat when they arent needed. i got 2 military-spec "quick release pins" and whipped up a couple pegs from scratch this afternoon on the lathe. my steel supply store is closed on mondays, so ill get the steel round bar tomorrow and turn the bungs that will make up the rest of the shank length and will be welded to the frame.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/pe2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/pe2.jpg.html)
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will post more photos tomorrow once ive made the bungs and tacked them to the frame.

andrewc
06-24-2014, 4:07 PM
turned some steel lugs this afternoon and got them tacked to the frame. im 6' 1", and for my long legs, they are in a very comfortable spot. so i doubt any little lady is going to feel too cramped.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/pe8.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/pe8.jpg.html)
dont mind the ugly weld blending, i only smoothed a small portion to see how the lug would blend to the frame. they will be ground smooth and properly blended once they are fully welded. you can also see the small steel brake line i radiused and tacked to the inside of the fender. this will be a clean, safe way to run the wires for my taillights.
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the passenger pegs work great, and stash away nicely in the zippered pocket in my seat.

seaking
06-25-2014, 9:23 AM
Good god this bike is so clean, I'll hafta keep an eye out for a lathe n sign up for the local class.
I just bought an XL1200c, teal with a couple of factory doo-dads, was all gung ho about cutting it up but it's so cherry that I'd have to sacrifice the neighbors cat to make it right with the chopper gods. I'm stuck in this purgatory of "chop or not to chop" but it doesn't help that my last build has been running like shit. That's what's awesome about this bike, you'll have a real mile-eater when you're done.

QuadCamBastards
06-25-2014, 12:30 PM
outstanding job!

andrewc
06-25-2014, 2:08 PM
thanks fellas. nothing to show for today. my air cleaner and ripple pipe showed up, and the wrong j-bend for my turn outs, so exhaust will be postponed until the proper bend shows up.

Bdehlin
06-25-2014, 4:14 PM
That passenger peg idea is badass! I might be stealing that idea for my build, bacause it's a brilliantly elegant solution to unsightly passenger pegs.

andrewc
06-26-2014, 12:17 AM
That passenger peg idea is badass! I might be stealing that idea for my build, bacause it's a brilliantly elegant solution to unsightly passenger pegs.

steal away. i cant take full credit for the idea as it came from a buddy of mine when we were noodling ideas of a clean removable foot peg. he mentioned "pip pins" and then aircraft quick release pins came up and it evolved into what you see.

nerdsports
07-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Is the rear brake caliper stay bolted to the caliper and frame? Looks like the wheel is maxed out to the back and the caliper is maxed out forward.

andrewc
07-09-2014, 6:52 PM
Is the rear brake caliper stay bolted to the caliper and frame? Looks like the wheel is maxed out to the back and the caliper is maxed out forward.

the wheel is all the way back so i could get my fingers in there to tighten the fender hardware. the caliper bracket moves with the rear wheel, and is slotted to accept the angle bracket (thats bolted to the slotted mount on frame) that also moves forward and backwards on the frame. it isnt properly adjusted in the photos, and is just sitting since ive been sliding the wheel forwards and backwards when i was taking the fender off and on.

andrewc
07-09-2014, 6:53 PM
got the pipes tacked together. gonna make some brackets tomorrow, tack those on, and then send em to my buddy to do the final tig welding on them.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ex.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ex.jpg.html)

bball
07-10-2014, 12:56 AM
Huge fan of this build. Everything is intentional and done well. I have been planning on getting the H bros kit and this has sold me on it. Looks like I'll be giving Doug a call. Looking forward to more updates. Also, what bars are those on there?

TurnerR
07-10-2014, 2:42 PM
I'm wrapping up the last few details on my Hbros build, I should have finished months ago, and I noticed you handled your back axle like I plan on. The spacers, are they aluminum or steel? Bike is looking great.

andrewc
07-10-2014, 5:47 PM
Huge fan of this build. Everything is intentional and done well. I have been planning on getting the H bros kit and this has sold me on it. Looks like I'll be giving Doug a call. Looking forward to more updates. Also, what bars are those on there?
the bars are stainless 7/8 rabbit ears that i had a buddy whip up for my xs650, (lonewolfschoprodz on the instagrams). i cut the cross piece out and am going to weld in the stainless ring. the bars are just bolted to the triple trees loosely, the ring is just held in with pressure at the moment.

andrewc
07-10-2014, 5:48 PM
I'm wrapping up the last few details on my Hbros build, I should have finished months ago, and I noticed you handled your back axle like I plan on. The spacers, are they aluminum or steel? Bike is looking great.

i made the spacers out of aluminum on the lathe, and turned a little groove in them for looks. the groove also holds the tip of the axle adjuster nicely, but i imagine a little dimple would work too. (or nothing at all haha)

andrewc
08-05-2014, 5:33 PM
i ended up welding the exhaust myself and making the brackets too. the exhaust is done and ready for the platers. the last bit of work i have left before final tear down is turning down the fork sliders, welding up the handlebars as well as the 2 holes on top triple, cutting steering lock tab from lower triple, and a lot of sanding/shaping to get them ready to go to the platers as well. once thats all done i can tear down the bike and finalize welding of all tabs and what nots on the frame and send that to powdercoat. its getting close. :clap for you:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/exd2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/exd2.jpg.html)

andrewc
08-05-2014, 5:38 PM
found a few minutes today to whip up a little "heat shield" for my MC as the exhaust dumps out right under it. i have about an inch of air space from the top of the exhaust pipe to the bottom of the MC, i would probably be fine running it as is, but i figure only running a rear brake, it cant hurt. the shield is just a thin piece of aluminum covered in "lava mat". they claim it can withstand some 1000*F continuous heat contact, so i think ill be fine. :)
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/hs2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/hs2.jpg.html)
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andrewc
08-06-2014, 8:34 PM
managed to get one fork slider turned down tonight. should be able to finish the other one come friday. photo sucks as usual, but its all smooth with grooves every half inch. really looking forward to seeing these chromed.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fs1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fs1.jpg.html)

nerdsports
08-07-2014, 2:01 PM
Glad to see things still moving on this. Looking forward to seeing it.

4evrshovel
08-07-2014, 3:20 PM
I might have to steal that passenger peg idea 2. that is fuckin cool.

JuiceJames
08-24-2014, 11:50 PM
Where are the updates at man!?!

andrewc
08-26-2014, 7:24 PM
no real updates to post. im about at the point where i can take everything back apart and start sending it to the finishers. i ordered a set of 2 over forks only to find out they arent two over, so im back to sourcing a set of reasonably priced +2 (26.25) fork tubes. i did have a free minute today to play around, and i welded some threaded bungs to a set of old handlebars. im gonna clean up the welds and mock up the wheel before i decide weather or not to chrome them or just run the rabbit ears. what do you guys think?

i dont know why photobucket made my photos so over saturated and white, but whatever. you get the idea.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ah2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ah2.jpg.html)
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JuiceJames
08-27-2014, 1:30 AM
I dig the bunny ears but the others might be more comfy for long rides. Keep em both. swap em out every 6 months. haha.

JuiceJames
08-28-2014, 3:07 AM
Where did you pick up the leds you used for your tail lights from?

andrewc
08-28-2014, 2:38 PM
Where did you pick up the leds you used for your tail lights from?

superbrightleds.com

andrewc
10-08-2014, 1:24 PM
got my frame back from the powder coater and threw the motor in.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ch6.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ch6.jpg.html)

andrewc
10-08-2014, 1:25 PM
picked up the chrome this morning.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ch7.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ch7.jpg.html)

andrewc
10-08-2014, 1:34 PM
had a little free time this morning, so i decided to assemble the taillights on the sissy bar.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ch4.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ch4.jpg.html)
wired each LED together, and left the power wire a little long so i can add a bullet connector to wiring that will be hidden in fender. this will make removing the sissy bar or fender easy.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ch5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ch5.jpg.html)

andrewc
10-08-2014, 1:38 PM
hung the triple trees with new tapered bearings, and threw the new handlebars on to see how everything will look. i still have to polish the handlebars, they will be as shiny as the chrome trees. really happy with how the shaved upper tree came out.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ch2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ch2.jpg.html)
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andrewc
10-08-2014, 1:43 PM
last bit of work on the bike today, i ran the headlight wires through the frame back towards the battery. makes for a nice clean and hidden route for the 2 wires needed for the hid.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/ch1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/ch1.jpg.html)
that will probably do it as far as work on the bike goes, as i have to wire some brake lights on a buddys trailer that we are taking to barber tomorrow. should be back on reassembly mid next week.

slimpickins
10-08-2014, 1:46 PM
Looks awesome. Love the attention to detail.

JuiceJames
10-08-2014, 9:57 PM
I love this build. Everything is coming together really well.

TurnerR
10-09-2014, 6:42 AM
Maybe I'll see you @ Barbers. Bike is looking great!

goofyfoot2001
10-09-2014, 6:51 AM
I first saw this thread today. I saw the nice Sporty you got and I was like, "awe no. Don't F up a perfectly good sportster." Four pages later, I'm amd like shit man, that is some awesomeness and I want to go home and breakdown my sporty. LOVE the cover medallion and the sissy. Can't wait to see it finished. People need to start some Video of these builds.

Would make a great reality Internet Show here.

andrewc
10-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Maybe I'll see you @ Barbers. Bike is looking great!

I'll be on my black 77' triumph, we'll be riding the roads more than anything. If you see a bunch of idiots from Florida flying by you, say hello.

jackassdave007
10-12-2014, 3:11 PM
really like this bike build may even borrow some ideas for my next one ,keep up the great work and keep the photos coming its given me a kick up the arse to get a sporty project

andrewc
10-12-2014, 7:06 PM
Thanks for all the kind words fellas. I'm looking forward to getting back home, to my dog, and to continue work on the bike.

bayko
10-13-2014, 1:28 AM
Good looking build! What is the stuff you used to wrap the wires?

andrewc
10-13-2014, 2:40 PM
Good looking build! What is the stuff you used to wrap the wires?

Paracord.

goofyfoot2001
10-13-2014, 3:00 PM
Who'd a thunk

andrewc
10-20-2014, 6:16 PM
what a pain this front end has been. long story short, if anyone decides to go down the chrome road with their fork sliders, make sure you have them plated at a place that listens, and knows what they're doing. getting slag, copper, and nickel out of the insides of the lowers, and the openings for the axle, is an absolute PITA. glad they are finally back together and on the bike for good.:banghead:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fe2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fe2.jpg.html)
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nerdsports
10-21-2014, 2:32 PM
It's looking awesome, Andrew!! I was about to ask about the chromer because I don't know of any down south.
And chrome > polished aluminum.

andrewc
10-21-2014, 9:44 PM
It's looking awesome, Andrew!! I was about to ask about the chromer because I don't know of any down south.
And chrome > polished aluminum.

i use "Action Plating" in opa locka for plating. Larry is a real nice guy, and they are very reasonably priced, but i dont think im going to use them anymore for intricate stuff, or things where tolerances are crucial. (sissy bars, fork sliders, crazy handlebars, etc.) they are good for basic stuff like headers, simple handlebars, and easily polished/plated pieces. from the little knowledge i have of the whole plating process, is plating doesnt like to "jump" between 2 pieces of material that dont have a big connection/bond (i.e. weld). this can be remedied (by the platers) by building a "custom rig" for the piece being plated, so that each piece has its own adequate current flowing to it, not soley relying on the piece that is charged to deliver the needed current for each part to receive the chrome plating. Action Plating obviously doenst do that. :( what happens to a piece that only has 1 connection, or a weak connection, is nickel will show through in spots, or the chrome will have a dull, flat feel and look to it in that area. there is a small spot on my sissybar by the upper mount that has a bit of nickel showing through, and im sure they would redo it if i bitched, but i think i can live with it. i would say try them out. the turn around time is pretty good, and the pricing is fair.

andrewc
10-21-2014, 9:51 PM
got the carb cleaned and rebuilt today. it was pretty nasty inside and out, but cleaned up alright.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/cd1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/cd1.jpg.html)
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i modified the cable bracket for the single pull cable im going to be using. probably unnecessary as you wont see it when the tank is on, but it seemed silly to leave it there unused. plus it looked bobo.
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andrewc
10-21-2014, 10:00 PM
now a question for the masses. does anyone know what this is and where it goes? i saw it after i finished installing the carb and was cleaning up my work bench. its small, about 10mm long and the "top hat" portion of it is about 9mm. did i miss something when putting the carb back together?
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/umm.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/umm.jpg.html)

andrewc
10-21-2014, 11:03 PM
well after looking at the PDF manuel i have, it looks like the "top hat" looking collar goes in/below the cable wheel mech...? i wonder if this is for the "pull" cable on the stock set up... ill have a look tomorrow.

Whitehorse
10-22-2014, 8:05 AM
Here in the sticks of SE Ohio, reading this thread is inspirational, but also makes me feel like a lazy do-nuthin, my chop is still just done enough to ride and abuse after about 5 years of baby steps. I love the innovation in your ride. cam and timing cover got class. I would love to learn and do more like this.
52799

JuiceJames
10-22-2014, 10:57 PM
You're not the only one this makes feel lazy whitehorse. haha.

seaking
10-23-2014, 1:32 PM
well after looking at the PDF manuel i have, it looks like the "top hat" looking collar goes in/below the cable wheel mech...? i wonder if this is for the "pull" cable on the stock set up... ill have a look tomorrow.

I'd rather have random parts off a carb than say a primary or motor rebuild. I've never seen that an just rebuilt a stock '92 1200 carb, maybe something from the throttle housing? Good move on pulling the pull cable mount. I left mine on, it looks terrible. I always notice it when I look at the bike.

PittZero
10-23-2014, 1:55 PM
its from the hole that the throttle bracket uses.

andrewc
10-23-2014, 4:21 PM
its from the hole that the throttle bracket uses.

yup. figured it out when i looked at the original carb top. guess harley didnt want people cranking down that screw and cracking the plastic carb top.

fckstock
10-24-2014, 7:55 AM
Great Thread! Awesome work man!!!!!!

andrewc
10-25-2014, 6:35 PM
thanks for all the kind words guys, glad your digging it.

andrewc
10-25-2014, 6:39 PM
well this is about as far as i can go with moving forward until i find someone who can paint my tins for somewhere near what i can afford. i guess having a champagne diet on a beer budget doesn't get you too far, especially when it comes to paint work.
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TylerJones
10-27-2014, 5:02 PM
What colors are you thinking about doing on the tins?

andrewc
10-27-2014, 10:59 PM
What colors are you thinking about doing on the tins?

"orangey/gold" panels with a darker perimeter fade, with acetylene work in each panel. as far as the gas tank goes, there will be 3 panels, one on the top, one on each side. the rest of the tank that isnt paneled will be black. the oil tank will have the same for-mentioned work, but will be one continuous panel that wraps around. rear fender will be solid black, since most of it is covered by the seat. i know its kinda hard to imagine, but if the dude i sent my tins to this afternoon is picking up on what ive tried to describe, i think they will turn out pretty rad. *fingers crossed*

snotty1250
10-28-2014, 8:24 AM
Incredible work, can't wait to see paint, hope he shares your vision!

andrewc
11-05-2014, 2:17 PM
Incredible work, can't wait to see paint, hope he shares your vision!

i think he will. he's done a bunch of acetylene work before, and im confident he'll nail it. really looking forward to seeing how the tins turn out.

andrewc
11-05-2014, 2:20 PM
got the bars back from the polisher today, and slapped em on the bike. im on the fence if im really digging them or not. i guess ill wait till i have the tank mounted to see if they look better. the photos make them look wide and tall, but they are only about 9" total height, and 16" wide. eh, who knows. maybe they will grow on me.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/hbd2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/hbd2.jpg.html)
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seaking
11-05-2014, 2:25 PM
I like them, they'll look good with that wassel and they fit the tall sissy.

andrewc
11-05-2014, 2:25 PM
also got the trans vent tube worked out. the theory is the springs should catch the majority of the oil and let it drain back into the trans, while still letting the vent breathe. i guess only time will tell. :rolleyes:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/tv.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/tv.jpg.html)

JuiceJames
11-06-2014, 12:41 AM
Did you use someones diagram off here or just weed stuff out here and there? It's looking great.

andrewc
11-06-2014, 9:47 AM
Did you use someones diagram off here or just weed stuff out here and there? It's looking great.

im not quite sure what you are asking, or referring to... the wiring?

seaking
11-06-2014, 9:51 AM
He's petting your beard ya wizard!

poison
11-06-2014, 5:14 PM
nice job!

JuiceJames
11-07-2014, 12:34 AM
im not quite sure what you are asking, or referring to... the wiring?

Yes sir.

andrewc
11-07-2014, 1:37 AM
Yes sir.

as far as wiring goes, i didnt follow any diagram or anything. i always start from scratch, and dont use any of the factory wiring. i like to wire my bikes with a ganged fuse panel, or in this case due to size limitations, individual fuses, one for each circuit im running. i choose to do this as it isolates each "circuit". if for say the fuse pops for the brake light, ill know what wire to check right off the bat instead of having to look at every wire (which isnt many) to find the culprit. the fuse holders im using are a marine grade, tube fuse type that all get power from the keyed ignition switch. key on ive got power to everything, headlight and taillight are on their own switch, brake light is hot whenever the bike is on. i do this as i dont ride with the headlight on during the day, plus i feel it helps the battery while starting the bike. hot wire from starter is to battery, starter solenoid is to start position on key switch, and charge wire from voltage reg. is to battery. pretty simple, nothing there that isnt needed. the running/brake lights are powered by a single wire to a resistor/splitter that allows a single intensity LED to be lit at 2 brightness levels. headlight/coil wires are ran through back bone, tail/brake light wire is ran through fender, and the other couple are all routed and cable tied out of sight as best as possible, as i dont like seeing wires "sloppily" ran, or "wiring rats nests". hope that helps...

JuiceJames
11-10-2014, 9:21 PM
as far as wiring goes, i didnt follow any diagram or anything. i like to wire my bikes with a ganged fuse panel, or in this case due to size limitations, individual fuses, one for each circuit im running. i choose to do this as it isolates each "circuit". if for say the fuse pops for the brake light, ill know what wire to check right off the bat instead of having to look at every wire (which isnt many) to find the culprit. the fuse holders im using are a marine grade, tube fuse type that all get power from the keyed ign. switch. key on ive got power to everything, key off, everything dies. hot wire from starter is to battery, starter solenoid is to start position on key switch, and charge wire from voltage reg. is to battery. pretty simple, nothing there that isnt needed. the running/brake lights are powered by a single wire to a resistor/splitter that allows a single intensity LED to be lit at 2 brightness levels. headlight/coil wires are ran through back bone, tail/brake light wire is ran through fender, and the other couple are all routed and cable tied out of sight as best as possible, as i dont like seeing wires "sloppily" ran, or "wiring rats nests". hope that helps...

Absolutely. Thanks. I'm about to start mine and nervous as hell. We will see how it goes.

andrewc
11-17-2014, 1:23 PM
got a couple photos from my painter. looks like he got the rear fender sprayed black, and the tanks sprayed with base color/flake. will post more photos once i receive them.
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andrewc
11-18-2014, 10:58 PM
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/otd.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/otd.jpg.html)

andrewc
11-19-2014, 12:54 PM
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andrewc
11-19-2014, 12:55 PM
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andrewc
11-19-2014, 1:00 PM
these photos were sent to me after the first coat of clear was sprayed last night. my painter is going to spray a couple more coats of clear and then cut and buff each piece. he posted a video of the oil tank, and you can really see the flake dance. im really happy with how they came out.

oh, and after seeing these photos, ive named the bike "Nebula".

Motorradfahrer
11-19-2014, 4:27 PM
Nice paint!

JuiceJames
11-19-2014, 7:15 PM
Nice name too.

seaking
11-20-2014, 9:54 AM
sweet.

andrewc
12-04-2014, 11:48 AM
got some more photos last night. painter threw on a few more coats of clear. gonna let each piece cure for a few days, then polish em up. i should hopefully be seeing my tins in person in a couple weeks.
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nofendertom
12-04-2014, 12:29 PM
kudos---you did a lot of top notch fabbing on this bike---do you know how the painter put the black "nebula" swirls
on the tank? Did he use an acetylene torch---again great work !

andrewc
12-04-2014, 1:07 PM
kudos---you did a lot of top notch fabbing on this bike---do you know how the painter put the black "nebula" swirls
on the tank? Did he use an acetylene torch---again great work !
yup. the transparent black "swirls" are just soot from an acetylene torch.

paulw
12-04-2014, 5:49 PM
Paint looks amazing! Hey whats that clutch lever your using? I hate the stock bulky sportster one I'm running

andrewc
12-04-2014, 9:37 PM
Paint looks amazing! Hey whats that clutch lever your using? I hate the stock bulky sportster one I'm running

its a NOS Flanders triumph perch/lever. 7/8, chrome plated steel. im running 7/8 bars for that sole purpose, as i couldn't find an affordable (to me) lever set up that didnt look chunky or too modern.

BenHittle
12-05-2014, 3:28 PM
You're killing it, this thing is great.

johnwesley
12-06-2014, 8:06 PM
Looking forward to the finished project

andrewc
12-07-2014, 8:40 PM
last picture before i get my hands on the tins. painter texted this too me tonight and said they will ship out wednesday.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/td5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/td5.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-07-2014, 8:42 PM
You're killing it, this thing is great.

thanks man.:cheersmate:

andrewc
12-12-2014, 6:50 PM
got my tins today. couldnt resist placing them on the bike to see how it all looks together.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fm1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fm1.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-12-2014, 6:54 PM
since i didnt get my fittings and plugs for the tanks before the hardware store closed, i decided to just mount the fender and sissy bar. im really pleased with how my painter smoothed and blended the brake line i welded to the fender. it completely disappears and looks like it's part of the fender.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd3.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd2.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-12-2014, 6:57 PM
lastly, finalized the wiring for the taillights. decided to use a bullet connector for ease of fender/sissy bar removal. it is all completely hidden when the seat is mounted.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd4.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd4.jpg.html)
gonna pick up some oil line and fittings tomorrow, and hopefully mount the oil and gas tanks permanently, as well as button up all the wiring.

FooDog
12-12-2014, 7:56 PM
I love the attention to detail. Bike looks awesome!

Ellis
12-14-2014, 11:04 AM
got my tins today. couldnt resist placing them on the bike to see how it all looks together.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fm1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fm1.jpg.html)


Looking Great...can't wait to see this on the streets!!

Love the build article too great attention to detail...that's where the Devil lives...

Ellis...
Devils Hand Production

jonstar
12-14-2014, 3:27 PM
Bike is coming along great dude... Can't wait to see this thing rip!

JuiceJames
12-15-2014, 12:02 AM
since i didnt get my fittings and plugs for the tanks before the hardware store closed, i decided to just mount the fender and sissy bar. im really pleased with how my painter smoothed and blended the brake line i welded to the fender. it completely disappears and looks like it's part of the fender.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd3.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd2.jpg.html)

Mannnnn this thing turned out great.

andrewc
12-15-2014, 6:59 PM
well after a pretty frustrating couple of days, im happy to say the oil tank fittings are all in and done. after not being able to find one size until this morning, and having one snap off with the threads still in the tank, im glad its done. i guess since everything has been going smooth so far, there has to be a few areas that fight you, just never thought it would be something as simple as oil fittings.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/d4.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/d4.jpg.html)
im glad the exhaust hides the return & vent fittings.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/d3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/d3.jpg.html)
feed line. this was the fitting i had trouble finding.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/d2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/d2.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-15-2014, 7:05 PM
got the chain on tonight and sprocket tightened down. gotta have a buddy come by sometime to help me pick the bike up of the blocks since i have the muscle strength of a 12 year old girl. then i can do the final torque on the trans nut, and button up the sprocket cover for good.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/d1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/d1.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-15-2014, 7:10 PM
Looking Great...can't wait to see this on the streets!!

Love the build article too great attention to detail...that's where the Devil lives...

Ellis...
Devils Hand Production

thanks man, i know ive said it before tons of times, but i really appreciate all the hard work you did for me, and how rad you were throughout the process.

andrewc
12-15-2014, 7:12 PM
Bike is coming along great dude... Can't wait to see this thing rip!

thanks dude. hopefully next time your out this far east, ill be around and you can stop by and hang out for a bit. looking forward to putting down some miles and squaring some tires with ya.

andrewc
12-15-2014, 7:13 PM
Mannnnn this thing turned out great.

thank you. i appreciate the kind words.

andrewc
12-16-2014, 11:42 AM
got the bike on the ground and the chain conversion buttoned up, as well as the exhaust. all ive got left is cables, brake line, fluids, attaching 2 wires, and then cranking her over. fingers crossed.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd5.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-16-2014, 11:42 AM
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd6.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd6.jpg.html)

slimpickins
12-16-2014, 3:56 PM
Damn. Very nice work. Great job!

andrewc
12-16-2014, 11:14 PM
Damn. Very nice work. Great job!

thanks man.

jonathangriffith
12-18-2014, 8:05 PM
Really clean work and bike, did you relocate VOES at all?

andrewc
12-18-2014, 9:09 PM
Really clean work and bike, did you relocate VOES at all?

not using it. since i installed an ultima ignition, with more than enough settings, i just capped the vacuum port on the carb, and tucked the voes wire back in the ignitions harness. if i find i cant get it to run smooth for whatever reason, and the cause is leaning towards the voes being absent, it'll be simple to slap it on.

Gestalt
12-19-2014, 4:03 PM
Just Wow!!! Watching the whole process come together is inspirational. Been taking lots of notes for my sporty chop.

andrewc
12-19-2014, 6:11 PM
Just Wow!!! Watching the whole process come together is inspirational. Been taking lots of notes for my sporty chop.

thanks man. looking forward to seeing yours done.

andrewc
12-19-2014, 6:12 PM
some-what productive afternoon. welded on a side stand "finder", since there was no way of getting the stand down when sitting on the bike.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd7.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd7.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-19-2014, 6:14 PM
got the brake line in from Spiegler, and connected the wires for the brake light switch.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd8.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd8.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-19-2014, 6:19 PM
and finished connecting/organizing the wiring. all done and working.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fd9.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fd9.jpg.html)

BenHittle
12-19-2014, 7:21 PM
not using it. since i installed an ultima ignition, with more than enough settings, i just capped the vacuum port on the carb, and tucked the voes wire back in the ignitions harness. if i find i cant get it to run smooth for whatever reason, and the cause is leaning towards the voes being absent, it'll be simple to slap it on.

You should have no problems, I have the Ultima single fire in mine too, and always scrap the VOES. It runs like a top.

Your wiring looks really nice and clean too, good job!

andrewc
12-19-2014, 9:52 PM
You should have no problems, I have the Ultima single fire in mine too, and always scrap the VOES. It runs like a top.

Your wiring looks really nice and clean too, good job!

thanks man.

do you remember what settings you chose? and how far advanced (timing wise) did you set it to? i just lined up the v in the sensor plate to where the OG plate was when i installed it, and havnt adjusted it yet. i was going to do a little reading and research before i go to fire it, just thought id ask to see what worked for you as im still a little ways from the spray and pray moment.

BenHittle
12-22-2014, 9:01 PM
thanks man.

do you remember what settings you chose? and how far advanced (timing wise) did you set it to? i just lined up the v in the sensor plate to where the OG plate was when i installed it, and havnt adjusted it yet. i was going to do a little reading and research before i go to fire it, just thought id ask to see what worked for you as im still a little ways from the spray and pray moment.


I did just what you did, marked it and lined the plates up exactly the same. Put it to the most aggressive advance curve, set the rev limiter to 6500 to be safe (the motor build was still kinda fresh when I did this), and just hit it. It sounded good and runs good and I haven't ever had to mess with it since.

BenHittle
12-22-2014, 9:06 PM
Also, do you happen to know or remember what length the fork tubes were that made it 2" over stock?

Salty
12-23-2014, 10:00 AM
+2 should be 25.5

goofyfoot2001
12-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Work of art. One thing I would do that I miss on my Vulcan 750 is a center stand. That was the most handy thing ever. One that you could adjust to raise the front or rear wheel when needed would be awesome.

andrewc
12-23-2014, 12:22 PM
I did just what you did, marked it and lined the plates up exactly the same. Put it to the most aggressive advance curve, set the rev limiter to 6500 to be safe (the motor build was still kinda fresh when I did this), and just hit it. It sounded good and runs good and I haven't ever had to mess with it since.

cool. nice to know a setting that has worked for others. ill keep that in mind when i go to set mine up. thanks man.

andrewc
12-23-2014, 12:32 PM
+2 should be 25.5

i think there were different fork lengths for stock sportsters throughout the years...? i scored a new set of +2 forks earlier on in my build, and when i got them they were 25.5, which were not +2 for my year bike. so.. maybe earlier forks were 23.5 stock? but my bike, a 97' 1200, had a stock length of 24.25, so i had to buy another set which were 26.25. ive seen "stock" lengths of 23.5 and 24.25 while searching around, so.. who knows.

andrewc
12-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Also, do you happen to know or remember what length the fork tubes were that made it 2" over stock?

for my bike the stock length was 24.25", so i bought 26.25" fork tubes to make em +2.

irish11b
12-23-2014, 7:43 PM
Been watching this one as a lurker for a while, Very very nice man :) Great job on your wiring too.

Salty
12-24-2014, 7:36 PM
i think there were different fork lengths for stock sportsters throughout the years...? i scored a new set of +2 forks earlier on in my build, and when i got them they were 25.5, which were not +2 for my year bike. so.. maybe earlier forks were 23.5 stock? but my bike, a 97' 1200, had a stock length of 24.25, so i had to buy another set which were 26.25. ive seen "stock" lengths of 23.5 and 24.25 while searching around, so.. who knows.

that must be it... my stockers were 23.5 and i believe my 8 overs from franks actually came in at 31 7/8.

lowlife32
12-25-2014, 7:22 AM
Man I don't comment to often on others builds, but damn this thing is so clean. It pisses me off at my self for being such a lazy ass and not cleaning my shit up when Im building it more. Congrats on the awesome ride.

andrewc
12-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Been watching this one as a lurker for a while, Very very nice man :) Great job on your wiring too.

thanks man!

andrewc
12-25-2014, 10:47 AM
Man I don't comment to often on others builds, but damn this thing is so clean. It pisses me off at my self for being such a lazy ass and not cleaning my shit up when Im building it more. Congrats on the awesome ride.

thanks for taking the time to say a couple nice things, i really appreciate it! :cheersmate:

andrewc
12-25-2014, 10:58 AM
merry christmas everyone.

andrewc
12-27-2014, 7:45 PM
rolled the bike outside to see it in the sunlight, snapped a couple "super high quality" cell phone photos.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/o5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/o5.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/o6.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/o6.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/o4.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/o4.jpg.html)

andrewc
12-27-2014, 7:51 PM
got the clutch cable made today with the help of a buddy. im still amazed and confused as to why harley thinks they need to make such an big, heavy, completely overkill cable. i think you could tow an eighteen wheeler with the factory clutch cable. i ordered a motionpro cable to rob the threaded primary end and adjuster off of, and that one was stiffer than a wedding dick too. it felt like the cables casing was made out of 3/8 DOT air line... :confused:


http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/cc3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/cc3.jpg.html)


http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/cc1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/cc1.jpg.html)

and a comparison of the cables.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/cc2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/cc2.jpg.html)

FallingRgr
12-29-2014, 5:53 PM
Read the whole thread today. Bike looks awesome. Definetly a motivator. Question for you, the bracket you made for the key and start switch, wbat is that attached to?

andrewc
12-29-2014, 7:19 PM
Read the whole thread today. Bike looks awesome. Definetly a motivator. Question for you, the bracket you made for the key and start switch, wbat is that attached to?

i drilled out the backside of two threaded holes on the left case (where primary cover bolts to) and replaced 2 of the primary bolts with longer stainless shank bolts. the bracket i made has corresponding holes to the primary cover holes, and the 2 longer bolts go through like before, catch the thread in the case, and then bracket is held on with the remaining threads sticking out the backside of the left case with lock washers and nuts. hope that makes sense..

FallingRgr
12-29-2014, 7:59 PM
Yep perfect sense. Awesome. Thats the first time I've seen that. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with mine.

andrewc
01-06-2015, 8:06 PM
i always said the demons would come out in the end, since the rest of the build went pretty smooth. well, they did. buddy helped me whip up the throttle cable new years day and time the ignition, which let me start and ride the bike. since i hadnt ridden the bike before i tore it apart, i wasnt sure if how it was running was correct, but always felt like it was running too lean. it would start right up, idle fine, and pull through the gears, but didnt seem like it was pulling hard enough, or was putting out its full power. i was right. i chased my tail for a few days, took the carb off multiple times to see if i missed anything, or if something had blocked any airways or jet orifice somehow. carb is immaculate and still couldnt get it to richen up no matter how much i played with the air mixture screw. today i figured id take a look at the intake seals and replace them anyways as i had them from the carb rebuild kit. i found my problem. the ones that were in the bike were real nasty and cracked/dry on the cylinder side. why i neglected to not check/replace these in the beginning is besides me, i suppose i was just dreading replacing them, or telling myself they would be "fine". so... long story short, i burnt up a nice new chrome job on the pipes from running too hot, but luckily no major damage was done besides the pipes turning gold.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/exhaustburnt.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/exhaustburnt.jpg.html)

andrewc
01-06-2015, 8:18 PM
the other issue i had was with the gas tank. i noticed this when i was taking it off to replace the intake seals. the brass plugs for the two bungs in the rear of the tank had leaked and allowed gas to creep out and get under the paint.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/t2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/t2.jpg.html)
luckily i caught this when i did, as the paint only lifted maybe an 1/8 out from the bungs opening and not farther up the tank. nicely, you cant see any of it when the tank is on the bike. since i couldnt get the brass plugs out to put sealant on the threads, i let them be and used Redkote to seal the tank.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/t1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/t1.jpg.html)
all this means is i have to wait till the weekend (to let it cure) before i can put fuel in it and take the bike out for more tuning and plug reads. from running the bike on an iv bottle this morning, with the air mixture screw out about 2 1/2 turns, and the new intake seals on, i am happy to report that the plugs are finally showing color and darkening up. i just hope im close this time and their arent any more damn fuel problems. i just want to ride this bike! :asshat:

twitch99xl
01-07-2015, 7:49 PM
gorgeous build wish i had some funds laying around to do this, best i can do is ride at this time..noticed your in fl where abouts im stuck in davie begining stages of a rough divorce i tend to get lost in the wind

Tripleduece
01-07-2015, 8:48 PM
awesome build! glad I scrolled through for sure.

Saltytonk
01-07-2015, 9:35 PM
You said you had no change with the air mixture screw. That only affects the idle mixture. If you still have a problem after replacing the intake seals , you may need to go up a size on main jet . Bike looks killer btw.

andrewc
01-07-2015, 10:58 PM
gorgeous build wish i had some funds laying around to do this, best i can do is ride at this time..noticed your in fl where abouts im stuck in davie begining stages of a rough divorce i tend to get lost in the wind

sorry to hear about your divorce... im in down town fort lauderdale. maybe ill see you riding around some time.

andrewc
01-07-2015, 10:58 PM
awesome build! glad I scrolled through for sure.

thanks man. :cheersmate:

andrewc
01-07-2015, 11:04 PM
You said you had no change with the air mixture screw. That only affects the idle mixture. If you still have a problem after replacing the intake seals , you may need to go up a size on main jet . Bike looks killer btw.

yes i know that. but if you adjusted it out to the point that the bike should be drowning in fuel, it should read on the plugs during the couple short rides i took, and from idling in my shop with a couple blips of the throttle. (to check revs) i forgot to add in previous post that im running a 45 pilot and a 180 main jet, as well as the CVP needle from their "tuner kit". everything ive read, and a few v-twin engine builders i spoke to down here say that a 48 is way too big, and that i should be more than fine with the 45, so thats what ill stick with for now. (although i have a 48 pilot and 185 main if for some odd reason i need them) im gonna wait till friday to put fuel in the tank and then take her out for some more runs to see where im at now. i dont want to get too confident just yet, but from the little bit of idling off the iv bottle (with the new seals in) it seems to sound healthier, equaled out between cylinders, and is showing some color on the plugs. fingers crossed for this weekend. and thanks!

BadMonkeyMW
01-08-2015, 9:40 PM
Your jetting should be right on. You're correct that a 48 would be way too big for a 1200 engine. Bad intake seals are a very common problem on Harleys and I'd wager the bike will run great now that you've replaced them, once you're able to get it out on the road again.

Danoh
01-09-2015, 12:50 PM
Damn good looking bike! I had the problem with my pipes turning and I was able to use Blue Job to turn the discoloring out. http://www.blue-job.com/

goofyfoot2001
01-09-2015, 1:44 PM
This is my fav so far. Perfect lines, everything works. This is artwork.

andrewc
01-09-2015, 7:04 PM
This is my fav so far. Perfect lines, everything works. This is artwork.

thanks!

andrewc
01-09-2015, 7:06 PM
was able to go for a quick spin this afternoon and see how she ran. the bike ran great and am finally happy with the color on the plugs. im gonna go out for a longer ride tonight, but so far she seems good.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/plugs.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/plugs.jpg.html)

BadMonkeyMW
01-09-2015, 7:46 PM
Those are looking good. Just remember with that 45 idle jet to only use the enrichener just enough to get the bike cranked when it's cold and then get off of it as soon as you can. Have fun!

andrewc
01-09-2015, 11:36 PM
Those are looking good. Just remember with that 45 idle jet to only use the enrichener just enough to get the bike cranked when it's cold and then get off of it as soon as you can. Have fun!

thanks for that tip, ill keep it in mind. :cheersmate:

bigbenny
01-18-2015, 1:16 PM
Great build!!!

andrewc
01-22-2015, 1:31 PM
Great build!!!

thanks man!

andrewc
01-22-2015, 1:35 PM
should have a few nice riding and detail shots from a photo shoot a buddy of mine did over the weekend. once i receive the photos, ill post them here.

Twigg92
01-22-2015, 2:47 PM
Kick Ass man, love the build

aurbanphoto
01-23-2015, 10:25 AM
should have a few nice riding and detail shots from a photo shoot a buddy of mine did over the weekend. once i receive the photos, ill post them here.

Post away man!!! When I was going through editing the pics... that front end, damn that front end looks super sexy!!! And the ripples on the pipes to match the lowers! The whole bike, super well thought out!!! Thanx for taking the time to let me shoot some pics of that beautiful machine of yours!

andrewc
01-23-2015, 2:14 PM
Post away man!!! When I was going through editing the pics... that front end, damn that front end looks super sexy!!! And the ripples on the pipes to match the lowers! The whole bike, super well thought out!!! Thanx for taking the time to let me shoot some pics of that beautiful machine of yours!

the pleasure was all mine. still surprised you wanted to waste your afternoon taking pictures of this turd, but deep down i really appreciate all you, your buddy, and juan did. thanks again! :cheersmate:

andrewc
01-23-2015, 2:28 PM
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01-23-2015, 2:32 PM
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01-23-2015, 2:36 PM
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aurbanphoto
01-23-2015, 3:27 PM
the pleasure was all mine. still surprised you wanted to waste your afternoon taking pictures of this turd, but deep down i really appreciate all you, your buddy, and juan did. thanks again! :cheersmate:

That's what we do!!!

BSole
01-23-2015, 5:09 PM
Nice work on the build man. What kind of helmet is that? It looks like it could be DOT but actually looks good.

andrewc
01-24-2015, 1:46 PM
Nice work on the build man. What kind of helmet is that? It looks like it could be DOT but actually looks good.

thanks. the helmet is an older 70/80's 3/4 i got off ebay. unsure of the maker, although i think it is a DOT helmet. it still has the hardened styrofoam shell inside, and a fiberglass outer shell. i just re-foamed the padding and re-lined it with black crushed velvet.

crush1776
02-01-2015, 9:18 PM
Saw your bike at the Dania show, really, really really nice and sano, congrats.

Savwha
06-03-2015, 1:08 PM
Killer build! Is that an 18'' rear wheel?

billybiltit
06-04-2015, 1:47 PM
just ran through the whole thread ,super sanitary build.
thanks for posting,

leon

Aerospaceaip
07-13-2015, 3:23 PM
Killer build man I am doing the haifley build kit also but the wiring has me stumped there a possibility you draw up a wiring diagram?

JuiceJames
07-13-2015, 10:37 PM
tear out all your old wiring harness and make your own. Buy and Ultima Ignition and wire it up from there. It's pretty easy once you jump into it.

SnatchRat
07-27-2015, 5:25 PM
Have any issues with that battery? I just bought the same one for my build the other day. (AG1201 right?)

spent
07-27-2015, 8:00 PM
Super clean, man. Love all the attention to detail. You have every reason to be proud of this one.

snotty1250
07-28-2015, 2:11 AM
Awesome build, the more I look the more details I see, what's not to like?

HAM
07-31-2015, 12:23 AM
Super nice, love it. How comfy is the Haifley seat?

rextec
08-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Phenomenal build! Everything about this bike is spot on! The stance, the attention to detail, everything... The paint job reminds me of a galaxy, beautiful! If i were to build a hardtail this is the style id shoot for. Congrats and enjoy your machine!

tanner
08-05-2015, 8:13 AM
Easily one of my favorite builds on these threads right now. A lot of sporty inspiration. Keep it up

Gedilicious
09-09-2015, 3:36 PM
Great build, read it all the way through. Bike is looking really good.

Blackbetty
09-10-2015, 10:49 AM
Not sure how I missed this....you fucking killed it man

joe78
09-10-2015, 3:33 PM
finally got my fuse situation sorted. i couldnt find a fuse panel that was small enough to hide any where around the battery, so i whipped up this little bracket today. this is the cleanest way i could come up with to hide the wiring, while still properly fusing the headlight, tail light, brake light, and coil.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fu3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fu3.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fu2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fu2.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/fu1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/fu1.jpg.html)

Beautiful bike ! We're did you get those fuses from ? Thanks

tcainer
09-11-2015, 2:20 PM
Glad this thing got bumped. I absolutely love this bike.

andrewc
09-15-2015, 8:55 PM
Have any issues with that battery? I just bought the same one for my build the other day. (AG1201 right?)

not a single issue with the battery. just make sure you don't run it low on voltage, as these batteries don't like to be drained low and charged back up again. if you don't ride the bike a lot, i recommend disconnecting one (or both) of the terminals so it doesn't drain.

andrewc
09-15-2015, 8:58 PM
Beautiful bike ! We're did you get those fuses from ? Thanks

the fuse holders are marine (boat) tube style, that i got at a local West Marine store. one of the perks of being in fort lauderdale is the fact that there is a marine store on every corner. any place that sells boating supplies should have them, or try ebay.

andrewc
09-15-2015, 8:59 PM
AND THANKS FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS GUYS!! :cheersmate:

andrewc
09-15-2015, 9:02 PM
i haven't been on CC in a while, and have been bad updating this thread. a few months ago i swapped out the +2 forks for a set of +6.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_9784.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_9784.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_9785.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_9785.jpg.html)

andrewc
09-15-2015, 9:12 PM
and up to present day, today. i scored a set of Puch moped bars off ebay recently and got to modifying them to work on my bike. i cut the cross bar out of them, welded up the holes, ground off all the knurling, and gave them to a buddy to tig some bungs on. i also had Doug over at Haifley bros whip up another sissy bar for me, as i wanted to simplify the look of the bike a little. i didn't want to sacrifice the OG sissybar in the event that i wanted to put it back on, i can. all i did was weld in a cross bar to mount the lucas light/plate mount and sent both pieces off to my chrome guy. got the pieces back this monday and swapped em out. rewired the taillight since i didn't have to use a splitter this time, and made a new throttle cable from scratch.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/FullSizeRender1_1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/FullSizeRender1_1.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/FullSizeRender11.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/FullSizeRender11.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/FullSizeRender_1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/FullSizeRender_1.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/FullSizeRender.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/FullSizeRender.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_0097.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_0097.jpg.html)
the photos make the bars seem a lot bigger than they really are, but they're not that big. (in terms of traditional harley bars) 10" rise and about 24" wide. very comfortable, but also very different feeling than the rabbit ears. i also whipped up this little cable stay chain to hold the throttle cable closer towards the bike. (don't like seeing sloppy cables) 1 stainless fender washer shaped to follow the top tree, a small piece of rubberized insulation (stuck to the back) to keep it from rattling, a minute on the buffing wheel, and done.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_0102.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_0102.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_0107.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_0107.jpg.html)
and thats it. i ride this bike every day, rain or shine, and love every minute of it. def. one of my favorite bikes I've ever owned.:asshat:

spent
09-22-2015, 4:17 PM
Love all the cool little details, man; that's what it all about. +6 forks and moped bars rule. Liked the original sissy and light setup better, but the bike is killer, regardless. I'm jealous, both of the skill, and the patience to see it through.

DSmith17
08-27-2016, 12:32 PM
You said "champagne diet on a beer budget"... I don't think I could complete this in a year if I wanted too. How much does an overhaul like this cost, estimate?

andrewc
08-27-2016, 9:24 PM
You said "champagne diet on a beer budget"... I don't think I could complete this in a year if I wanted too. How much does an overhaul like this cost, estimate?

I've probably got around 7k in this bike including the 3k purchase price of the stock sportster. :eek:

andrewc
08-27-2016, 9:29 PM
heres how the bike looks now. recently built an 18" rear wheel for it.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_1042.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_1042.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_1047.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_1047.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_1048.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_1048.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_1049.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_1049.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/IMG_1044.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/IMG_1044.jpg.html)

nickey
09-07-2016, 5:09 PM
Man that thing looks amazing! Great job!

M3D1UMSC00T
09-10-2016, 10:13 AM
Killer bike man! I stay out in between Orlando and Daytona if youre ever up this way and wanna ride let me know!

Blackbetty
09-15-2016, 3:43 PM
fucking radical

achilles
02-25-2017, 10:53 PM
finished up the tail lights and sissy bar fab today. i turned some "housings" from 6061 on the lathe to hold the lens and bezel togeather, as well as act as a base for the LED's to sit in. the bezels and lenses are from some bullet lights i had.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb7.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb7.jpg.html)
my buddy finalized the welding of everything this morning, and here it is mocked up.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb5.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb5.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb6.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb6.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb8.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb8.jpg.html)
and on the bike. the rosette is a stainless concho that i drilled and polished. it helps hide the upper seat mount. when the sissy is chromed, im going to spray the upper seat mount black, so that it blends into the back of the seat.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb3.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb3.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb2.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb2.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb9.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb9.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb1.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb1.jpg.html)
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http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb.jpg.html)
and here are the lights lit. its hard to get a proper photo of how bright these suckers are, but they are bright. left running, right brake.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sb4.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sb4.jpg.html)

First off awesome bike!! Second off how did you set the bolt LED lights as brake and running lights with just one power wire?

Bjmanies
02-26-2017, 7:59 PM
This bike is too good man. Love the attention to detail.
I'll definitely be coming back for references when I start my sporty build here soon.

AsianDan
02-28-2017, 10:37 PM
First off awesome bike!! Second off how did you set the bolt LED lights as brake and running lights with just one power wire?

Probably a resistor to dim the lights to running light brightness with a 12v source then when the brake is actuated it bypasses the resistor allowing the full 12v power to make the leds at their normal brightest setting.

andrewc
02-28-2017, 11:23 PM
First off awesome bike!! Second off how did you set the bolt LED lights as brake and running lights with just one power wire?

i used a "dual element converter", or sometimes called a "Dual Intensity Module". its pretty much just a resistor and a diode wired in line that dims the "running/on" light then bypasses that circuit when the brake is triggered, allowing full power to the led which gives it it's full brightness. similar to this.

http://www.radiantz.com/Dual-element-circuit-p/19.htm

different companies make different versions of the same thing. there are different sizes that will dim the "running" light more than others depending on how many led's you're running, and how powerful they are. hope that helps.

achilles
03-14-2017, 8:10 PM
i used a "dual element converter", or sometimes called a "Dual Intensity Module". its pretty much just a resistor and a diode wired in line that dims the "running/on" light then bypasses that circuit when the brake is triggered, allowing full power to the led which gives it it's full brightness. similar to this.

http://www.radiantz.com/Dual-element-circuit-p/19.htm

different companies make different versions of the same thing. there are different sizes that will dim the "running" light more than others depending on how many led's you're running, and how powerful they are. hope that helps.

Sweet man!! That's awesome. I'm gonna have to use that. Less wires is always better.

DeJongMike
05-06-2017, 8:59 PM
Just read the entire thread from beginning to end! By far one of the better build threads here. Absolutely killed it on the build man! Thank you for giving me some great ideas for my 06 build I'm about to start! (read this thread while taking a defensive driving course video definitely made the time go by so much faster!)