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    Default Oh look, another hardtailed Sportster project.

    Tore the bike down and started working on the frame - first thing, cut off that massive wrap around headstock gusset lump to be replaced with a couple of neat clean plate gussets.
    I was looking for an inexpensive hardtail and had decided to build my own, went shopping for a used welder but no luck so I ordered the Road 6 hardtail package.
    So, once I get the hardtail installed and assemble the roller I'll decide where I'm going with it.
    The pic shows the bike before tear down the way I've had it for the last couple of years, 6 over front end, raked bearing cups. I'm leaning towards going back to a stock length front end but haven't decided, see what it looks like assembled. The other pics show the naked head stock before clean up and gussets and I threw in a pic of the hardtail package that's on the way.

    If there's any interest, I will update this occasionally as I go along.
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    Last edited by worn; 10-22-2011 at 3:59 PM.

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    alway game to see what someone will come up with!

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    Hell ya man, UPDATES!!!!!

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    Let me know if you go to stock front end, maybe we can work out a deal for the forks .I'd like to rake mine out a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobhopper View Post
    Let me know if you go to stock front end, maybe we can work out a deal for the forks .I'd like to rake mine out a bit
    If I do go back to stock forks there will be 6 over tubes, raked bearing cup kit and a braided ss brake line available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worn View Post
    If I do go back to stock forks there will be 6 over tubes, raked bearing cup kit and a braided ss brake line available.
    Yep, just let me know. What degree is the bearing cup set

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobhopper View Post
    Yep, just let me know. What degree is the bearing cup set
    The raked bearing cups are 5 degree.

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    let me know how you like that hard tail kit. I'm doing my sporty as well just not sure what direction i'm going in.

    I have a couple options:
    1) buy a hard tail kit
    2) buy a hard tail frame
    or 3 get real krafty with my metal working abilities and build my own hard tail frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by XEARLX View Post
    let me know how you like that hard tail kit. I'm doing my sporty as well just not sure what direction i'm going in.

    I have a couple options:
    1) buy a hard tail kit
    2) buy a hard tail frame
    or 3 get real krafty with my metal working abilities and build my own hard tail frame
    i like the hard tail kit cause you don't have to worry about geting something tittled cause the numbers still all match up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyro View Post
    i like the hard tail kit cause you don't have to worry about geting something tittled cause the numbers still all match up.
    This is true but if i buy a hardtail frame it comes with a title as well. but if i build the frame i gotta provide a bill and pictures to show that i built the bike and i can go through the state to title it that way

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    nah, most cases you buy a frame and you get an mso and you got to go and get some kind of special title then trying to get insurence might be tricky too. if you just cut the back of your frame off of a sportster and put a tail on it and keep the neck where the numbers are then as far as title and insurance go nothing changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyro View Post
    nah, most cases you buy a frame and you get an mso and you got to go and get some kind of special title then trying to get insurence might be tricky too. if you just cut the back of your frame off of a sportster and put a tail on it and keep the neck where the numbers are then as far as title and insurance go nothing changes.
    Yeah thats true but the only other thing i would think of doing is redoing my whole rear end on the sporty i have. I"d get rid of that rear support the swing arm bolts on to and weld in a new support and mounting holes for the engine. that way its that much more flush

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    Quote Originally Posted by XEARLX View Post
    Yeah thats true but the only other thing i would think of doing is redoing my whole rear end on the sporty i have. I"d get rid of that rear support the swing arm bolts on to and weld in a new support and mounting holes for the engine. that way its that much more flush
    The Road 6 hardtail has a cover for the swingarm mount and the cut off subframe tubes, one of the reasons I chose it.

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    What shocks are those? How long are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StopBreakingDown View Post
    What shocks are those? How long are they?
    11" eye to eye, Progressives

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    Quote Originally Posted by worn View Post
    The Road 6 hardtail has a cover for the swingarm mount and the cut off subframe tubes, one of the reasons I chose it.
    Yeah good call. where did you pick up the hardtail from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XEARLX View Post
    Yeah good call. where did you pick up the hardtail from?
    I ordered it off the Road 6 web site. Ordered it Saturday, they had it out today and it's already in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worn View Post
    I ordered it off the Road 6 web site. Ordered it Saturday, they had it out today and it's already in Canada.
    Yeah I'm deffinitely going to check it out

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    Here's how it sits at the moment with 2" stretched downtubes, 1 1/4" stretched top tube and Road 6 hardtail installed. A lot still left to do then grinding and molding etc. The 6 over front end is on it with the 5 degree raked bearing cups. I tried it without the raked cups but it sits higher than I expected, probably because the hardtail has lowered the rear so much making the front look like it's sitting too high. I also tried sliding the tubes up through the triple clamps to see how it would look with a stock length front end and 32 degrees of rake, sat level and looked good.
    I'm just going to leave it and think about it for a while, not sure if I want the raked cups and extended front end, or extended without the raked cups, or just a stock length front end with the 32 degrees rake the frame now has.
    Anyway, for those interested and asking about it, I do recommend the Road 6 hardtail. Found the people at Road 6 easy to deal with, the hardtail arrived well packed, and installation was straight forward.
    Sorry about the crappy pics, shot in my basement work shop with a BlackBerry, usually takes better pics than that!
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    turnder out real good nice work man

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