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Trikeopath
06-25-2014, 7:23 AM
Hi, new to this forum. Thought I'd share some of my shed dwelling.

Never had a H-D before so out of curiousity I swapped a 1200 Bandit that I built in a fortnight for this Sportster.

This is how it was when it came to me. Except for the Paint on the Tank, it was pretty shocking.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN02691_zps60c12300.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN02691_zps60c12300.jpg.html)

This is the front end I put together out of left overs from a couple of other bikes.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0319_zpsc9c36cc3.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0319_zpsc9c36cc3.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0318_zps3dd6df69.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0318_zps3dd6df69.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0313_zps373e2f53.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0313_zps373e2f53.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0373_zps101d55b3.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0373_zps101d55b3.jpg.html)

Trikeopath
06-25-2014, 7:29 AM
I was going to just do an overnight lash up and ride it but I quickly realised it would just look like a stocker with a different tank.
After a bit of head scratching I figured the stock frame had to go.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0497_zps245feb5b.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0497_zps245feb5b.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0496_zpsda8096d3.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0496_zpsda8096d3.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0587_zps79eaa0f4.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0587_zps79eaa0f4.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0588_zpsc8693e42.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0588_zpsc8693e42.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0589_zps136b0610.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0589_zps136b0610.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0590_zps2f08f578.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0590_zps2f08f578.jpg.html)

Trikeopath
06-25-2014, 10:07 AM
This was the 1st attempt at the top tube and tank.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN05921_zps0ee539bb.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN05921_zps0ee539bb.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0593_zps28efff51.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0593_zps28efff51.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0596_zps76480bea.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0596_zps76480bea.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0597_zps358984ab.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0597_zps358984ab.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN0595_zpsd31fd9a5.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN0595_zpsd31fd9a5.jpg.html)

However, the next day I cut it out and swapped it for this.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06111_zpseff269bc.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06111_zpseff269bc.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06121_zpsc381d3e5.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06121_zpsc381d3e5.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06141_zpsaf7c43fd.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06141_zpsaf7c43fd.jpg.html)

BMdeckie
06-26-2014, 7:28 PM
49299

BoothEatsBUGS
06-26-2014, 7:55 PM
Looks much better the second time around

Trikeopath
06-27-2014, 6:07 AM
Thought this thread had died on its ass for a minute there.

Been working on this for a few months on and off (along with a few other projects) so I'll update it a bit as I go.

This is the top motor mount and modified stock front engine plates to fit the new frame neater.

Top motor mount.
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06261_zps6dc256c9.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06261_zps6dc256c9.jpg.html)

Left front engine plate.
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06161_zps93227c23.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06161_zps93227c23.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06181_zps217fcb91.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06181_zps217fcb91.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06271_zps940ee683.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06271_zps940ee683.jpg.html)

Right front engine plate.
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06191_zps760575e3.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06191_zps760575e3.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06201_zps48ff4ed0.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06201_zps48ff4ed0.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06211_zpsf05569f1.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06211_zpsf05569f1.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06231_zps2eb13538.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06231_zps2eb13538.jpg.html)

Trikeopath
06-27-2014, 6:11 AM
This is the first shoot of it after I pulled it off the bench to see how it really sits. Some slightly longer Stanchions are required, but other than that it came out exactly as I wanted it.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06301_zpsa81bc96a.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06301_zpsa81bc96a.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/untitled_zps94a60c1d.png (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/untitled_zps94a60c1d.png.html)

Trikeopath
07-01-2014, 8:47 AM
This is the first rough cut of the oil tank.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06391_zps0e6358c0.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06391_zps0e6358c0.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06421_zps9b51296a.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06421_zps9b51296a.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06411_zpsc040ddd4.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06411_zpsc040ddd4.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06401_zps8948c73f.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06401_zps8948c73f.jpg.html)

Trikeopath
07-01-2014, 9:12 AM
The start of something that might end up being the seat and rear guard (fender)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06441_zps8e167811.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06441_zps8e167811.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06451_zpsd55afaf9.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06451_zpsd55afaf9.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06481_zps7cc0b595.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06481_zps7cc0b595.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06491_zpse7aa0c42.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06491_zpse7aa0c42.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06521_zpsbdbc9818.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06521_zpsbdbc9818.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06531_zps6eb54ecf.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06531_zps6eb54ecf.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06511_zps0ae5a114.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06511_zps0ae5a114.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06501_zps8909959f.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06501_zps8909959f.jpg.html)

Trikeopath
07-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Caliper hanger bracket for the rear brake.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06541_zps7f14073c.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06541_zps7f14073c.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06571_zpsecaad3c9.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06571_zpsecaad3c9.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06601_zpsbfddf3cd.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06601_zpsbfddf3cd.jpg.html)

Trikeopath
07-02-2014, 10:38 AM
Eventually found all the parts I was after to extend the forks and get the spring rating sorted.

Only had to stretch them by 50mm, but it worked out exactly how I wanted it.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/IMGP3140_zps54faff90.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/IMGP3140_zps54faff90.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Sportster/DSCN06661_zps38a1c9cc.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Sportster/DSCN06661_zps38a1c9cc.jpg.html)

ChrisFinn22
07-02-2014, 11:41 AM
Wow man your an artist. This is a crazy build thread, nice to see something completely different then just the normal hardtail swap and such.

Salty
07-02-2014, 2:34 PM
Not trying to be dick.... to each their own.. but is the UK like 10 years behind the times? This seems like an Orange County Chopper big bike with a little sporty motor.... not bashing your fab skill or capability, the work looks spot on, just seems a bit odd.

Trikeopath
07-02-2014, 3:30 PM
Not trying to be dick.... to each their own.. but is the UK like 10 years behind the times? This seems like an Orange County Chopper big bike with a little sporty motor.... not bashing your fab skill or capability, the work looks spot on, just seems a bit odd.

Dunno, folks just tend to build whatever they want with what they have to hand, styles past and present hardly come into question.
The OCC thing was a fad for about 2 minutes with guys that had never had choppers and built with catalogues and credit cards. (Weekend bikers)
I get most of my ideas from Thailand. The Sportster got used because I basically got it for nothing. Some of my other bikes are more radical than this using various Jap motors. The photos may be deceiving, this bike is tiny. I just wanted something new to ride with a budget of nearly zero, that I could nail together fast.

critch
07-03-2014, 1:35 PM
little? lets put it this way, this is me four year old(just!) sitting on it at a show a few months ago...49528

Ramzilla
07-03-2014, 3:23 PM
That picture puts it in better perspective for me. I was thinking the same thing of it looked like a huge OCC bike. Your skills are awesome man and kudos to you for just building whatever the hell you want on hardly any money.

Trikeopath
07-04-2014, 5:45 AM
Like I say OCC never really caught on here with the Bike builders. We just think of them as Kit bikes with extras tacked on, but you got me googling some images now.

I always thought of an OCC bike as these....

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Random%20Bikes/occ-fire-bike_zpsaf6126f9.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Random%20Bikes/occ-fire-bike_zpsaf6126f9.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Random%20Bikes/images_zps31da1c5c.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Random%20Bikes/images_zps31da1c5c.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Random%20Bikes/occ-black-widow-bike_zpsa5846753.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Random%20Bikes/occ-black-widow-bike_zpsa5846753.jpg.html)

But then after a bit of clicking on photos I found these, which I kind of like if I ignore the whole 'theme' thing.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Random%20Bikes/occ-i-robot-bike_zpsd0111e9f.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Random%20Bikes/occ-i-robot-bike_zpsd0111e9f.jpg.html)

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk107/Trikeopath/Random%20Bikes/OCCBatBike_zps7018ad1a.jpg (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/Trikeopath/media/Random%20Bikes/OCCBatBike_zps7018ad1a.jpg.html)

shed71
07-04-2014, 1:18 PM
looking the bolllox so far.