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    Default "Norcal Style" Sportsters: Let's See Em

    The Norcal Style Sporty:

    One of my favorite styles:

    - Sportster with stock rake.

    - Not hardtailed (solid struts can qualify)

    - 4" minimum extended tubes (Springers qualify too)

    - Lotsa Chrome and usually flashy paint (frame is usually painted to match)

    - The un-necessaries removed







    Here is my attempt:

    77 Ironhead
    - 4" Over
    - 21" Front Wheel

    Missing the flashy paint and painted to match frame but I think it is scratching the surface. Also, I believe Norcal 60s/70s style doesn't usually encompass a sissybar but I use mine:

    Last edited by garystaven88; 08-25-2015 at 7:53 PM.

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    hope this thread picks up, I love that style and really love the swingarm style on my sporty.

    Any reason you're keeping the chain guard and reflectors? Great looking bike by the way

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    garystaven88...always liked the Norcal style of bike...you did a good job on yours...really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofendertom View Post
    garystaven88...always liked the Norcal style of bike...you did a good job on yours...really nice.
    this is what i'm going for on mine.
    I have an 8 over springer and I'm lowering the rear (might hardtail though).. I like seeing the bottom of the frame and engine when on it's side stand.

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    I've always referred to this style as "Frisco", which I think most people use to describe bikes like this. Might help you find more bikes like this if you look for frisco stuff.

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    How do you do the 4" extension? That seems a fairly cheep mod to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofyfoot2001 View Post
    How do you do the 4" extension? That seems a fairly cheep mod to try.
    buy 4 over fork tubes and replace em. fork tubes are easily over a hundred bucks tho

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    Compared to raking at thousand though. So no real changes other than the brake line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofyfoot2001 View Post
    Compared to raking at thousand though. So no real changes other than the brake line?
    Thousand dollars to rake the neck? Holy shit, I need to put an ad on CL and start doing rake jobs!

    You'll need to fork tubes, fork seals, fork fluid, PVC pipe to make spacers, and your shop manual. I'd personally throw new springs in the forks while they're apart, as well. Brake line may or may not be needed, but at +4", I'd plan on buying one.

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    yeah i failed to mention all that other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatChibs View Post
    yeah i failed to mention all that other stuff
    It's still cheaper than $1k... But seriously, a rake job is 2-3 cuts on the frame, 5-6 cuts of sheet metal, 7-8 welds lol

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    This is kinda what I'm going for with my bike, I just haven't gotten the extended forks, in fact I think mine are 2 under also I need a 21 inch front instead of this 19" and to give it a good polish. And I'm running a sissy bar for the same reason as you i need it. So I don't even think this really counts but I'm on my way.
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    haha is that grandmas quilt sewn on your seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulum View Post
    It's still cheaper than $1k... But seriously, a rake job is 2-3 cuts on the frame, 5-6 cuts of sheet metal, 7-8 welds lol
    If you can weld and cut and not screw up your world like I can do. Sorry, it's like $1,500 I think they are selling you a custom tree. http://www.chopperkitusa.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofyfoot2001 View Post
    If you can weld and cut and not screw up your world like I can do. Sorry, it's like $1,500 I think they are selling you a custom tree. http://www.chopperkitusa.com/
    that shit you linked is cancer. don't ever waste your money on that crap

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    I guess my bike qualifies as a norcal style bike? Stock rake 8 over tubes just missing out on the chrome and paint haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatChibs View Post
    buy 4 over fork tubes and replace em. fork tubes are easily over a hundred bucks tho
    That wasnt as common back in the day. A lot of sketchy ass bikes out there had extensions that threaded into the top of your existing tube and effectively lengthened the entire tube. The extension would be clamped into the top tree and the lower tube was clamped into the lower tree.

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    yeah i remember seeing that somewhere - thats nuts and I would be so fucking sketched out by that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerslave View Post
    I guess my bike qualifies as a norcal style bike? Stock rake 8 over tubes just missing out on the chrome and paint haha
    That looks awesome

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    this is what i got missing the flashy paint
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