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    awesome pics. My parents were always against me...

    awesome pics. My parents were always against me getting a bike (and still are). I can't imagine how cool it would have been to grow up in a family that embraced them.
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    I dig that peanut tank - the current tank on the...

    I dig that peanut tank - the current tank on the Nightster is one of my biggest complaints (along with the bullshit ECM under the seat and the oval air cleaner).
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    75 ironhead clutch issue - VA

    Having some issues with my '75 Ironhead clutch. Whenever I downshift from Neutral into First gear, the bike stalls out.

    Back in November I changed the primary gasket and transmission oil and then...
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    Early Spring? Bummer! I can't wait for this...

    Early Spring? Bummer!

    I can't wait for this video. And nice touch with Ennio Morricone on the first trailer... Immediately got my attention.
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    So, I still haven't gotten to checking the...

    So, I still haven't gotten to checking the regulator, but I've run into another issue.

    After I changed the primary oil and gasket I charged the bike and figured I would take it out for a quick...
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    Thanks Arby - I'll check the voltage tomorrow and...

    Thanks Arby - I'll check the voltage tomorrow and that'll be the first place I start.
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    charged the battery overnight and it read about...

    charged the battery overnight and it read about 12.7V and started right up. This was a new battery, so I am going to proceed with load testing and looking for any shorts. Just wanted to make sure I...
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    I got Hunter S. Thompson's Hells Angels: A...

    I got Hunter S. Thompson's Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga as a gift and couldn't put it down.
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    75 ironhead wont start

    Bike sat for about 2 weeks while I changed the primary gasket and transmission oil to shore up some leaks. Went out and tried to start it last night and all I got was a rapid clicking. Hooked the...
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    I own two bikes: 08 Nightster - my first bike...

    I own two bikes:

    08 Nightster - my first bike that's completely stock (except for forward controls) and right after I got comfortable with riding it felt like mine. I plan on putting some new...
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    I'm in Fredericksburg, VA now, but used to live...

    I'm in Fredericksburg, VA now, but used to live in N. Raleigh (about 10 miles away from Crabtree Valley Mall). Work moved me from Raleigh, to Philly, and now to VA... hoping to get back to NC in a...
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    Not a big triumph fan, but I dig the bike. I...

    Not a big triumph fan, but I dig the bike.

    I figured someone would post about the bike on here, good to know the show is getting watched.

    Anybody know where to find pics of the bike from the...
  13. Final update for this thread (hopefully). 1 -...

    Final update for this thread (hopefully).

    1 - reseated all of the turn signals and the wiring harness behind the headlight and all of the turn signals work fine now.

    2 - got a new shifter peg...
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    Questions - what bike are you riding now, and is...

    Questions - what bike are you riding now, and is this going to be your only bike?

    it's pretty clear that an iron head is always going to need some type of work done. As long as you expect the...
  15. Semi Update: So I have a friend coming into...

    Semi Update:

    So I have a friend coming into town next weekend to help me run down the turn signal issue. On that note, the horn worked last time I tried it, but did not work when I just tried it...
  16. Thanks for the advice, i'll try to run down the...

    Thanks for the advice, i'll try to run down the wires for the turn signals today or tomorrow. I've also got to bleed the front brake.

    I am going to check the spark plugs also, but from what I've...
  17. External, down the handlebars, then behind the...

    External, down the handlebars, then behind the headlight where they are all wrapped together and run down the frame.
  18. Semi Update: Battery replaced and generator...

    Semi Update:

    Battery replaced and generator polarized. I took out the headlight and tail lights and I can see the regular headlight and break lights are blown (high beam and license plate...
  19. the bike is electric start (yes I would have...

    the bike is electric start (yes I would have preferred kick, but this is what I was able to find in my price range). I am going to install a new battery this weekend and start troubleshooting.
  20. 75 Ironhead idling / electrical problems

    I'm sure this will be racked up to a case of me not doing what I've been told...

    So when I picked up my "new" Ironhead I was told that it needed a new battery, but so far I've been able to start...
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    Are you riding anything now? I don't have much...

    Are you riding anything now? I don't have much wrenching experience, so I got an Ironhead to learn on. Ironheads are always going to have something that needs to be worked on (so I've been told and...
  22. 2600 seems a little high. At least where i am in...

    2600 seems a little high. At least where i am in northern VA I found a 75 Iron for 2600 and I had a couple to pick from. Mine has some issues also, which I will be posting about soon to get some...
  23. Thanks all, I have to say this machine is pretty...

    Thanks all, I have to say this machine is pretty awesome so far... and I haven't even had a chance to ride it around the block yet.

    Apparently it needs:
    A new battery and battery cover
    front...
  24. Thank you everybody for the responses, your input...

    Thank you everybody for the responses, your input was greatly appreciated.

    At the end of the day (yesterday actually) I went with the 75 sporty. The real kicker was that I got some additional...
  25. Help deciding between 2 Ironhead Sporty projects

    New guy here and I wanted to get some opinions on picking up a sportster project.

    I've been riding for a while now and want to move from my 08 1200XLN to starting a project bike. Now to be honest...
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