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    Default Norcal sportster project NZ

    Hey guys, Iím in the process of doing my first Harley project (itís a 2002 sportster 1200 custom) and figured I might as well share it on here, welcome to share your opinions or whatever

    Iím based in Wellington, New Zealand. There arenít a lot of people doing choppers here (mostly jap ďbobbersĒ and cafe racers) so if thereís anyone in or around Wellington that is, hit me up 🤙🏼🤙🏼

    So far Iíve made a sissy bar and KQ seat, 6Ē over forks and a few other minor things. Waiting on some custom rabbit ears thatíll be done soon and will be doing a chain conversion, frisco tank and mini blinkers soon

    Hereís a few pics from what I started with to how it is at the moment Click image for larger version. 

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    Not sure why it did that with the pics...Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks like a great start.
    There aren’t a lot of people doing choppers here
    I chatted with these guys on facebook, seem like a good bunch: NZ Chopper Club

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    Cheers!

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    Nice build so far man!

    I'm in NZ too, down in the South Island though in Dunedin/Christchurch. There are a few guys around but you have to go looking, i know for a fact there are a few Shov's, Pans, and Knucks up your way. Best I've found is to find who's who through Instagram.

    Check out my build thread here if you like - http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52263

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    Thanks man! Fuckin hell what a ride!! Haha, it’s looking sick man! What’s your Instagram?

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    Well Hell!

    I dont get on CC very often, but got on today and this is first on the forum. My family is actually moving to NZ in about 2 weeks (and I will follow late Nov.) Gonna be up in Gisborne, or "Gizzy" from what I understand. I'll be shipping homewares first, then hoping my brother will be kind enough to ship my chop, 1981 ironhead chopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrFACE View Post
    Well Hell!

    I dont get on CC very often, but got on today and this is first on the forum. My family is actually moving to NZ in about 2 weeks (and I will follow late Nov.) Gonna be up in Gisborne, or "Gizzy" from what I understand. I'll be shipping homewares first, then hoping my brother will be kind enough to ship my chop, 1981 ironhead chopper.
    Nice one! Just in time for summer! Curious, How long will it take to ship the bike over?

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    My Instagram is AndrewCJM, theres some pic on there but more on here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smog1312 View Post
    Nice one! Just in time for summer! Curious, How long will it take to ship the bike over?
    I shipped mine over and it took about a month once it was on the water to when i had the bike in possession. It was a pretty straightforward process TBH.

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    who did you use to ship yours?

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ID:	97814Alright, so hereís where Iím at with this bike.. new bars on, new tank, I stopped the seat and Iím re doing it, was a bit puffy for my liking.. Iím making a new sissy bar thatís going to mount straight off the rear fender, relocated the ignition and coil and rolled back the rear fender. Iím in the process of welding up the ďcrazy frankĒ tombstone ( Iíll post photos when Iím done) and getting the tins ready for paint. Iíve been offered some drag pipes and forward controls too but Iím not sure about the forward controls

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    Also, I’m not sure wether to take the back of the seat all the way up the sissy bar (will be about 800mm high) or end it on the same line as the tombstone...what do you guys think?

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    i think it would look good either way. a nice king and queen always looks good tho and if you ride two up often the ol lady might appreciate that back support. im working on my 92 sporty this winter too, not sure if i want to keep the norcal style im goin with or hardtail it. i like those two into ones tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake883 View Post
    i think it would look good either way. a nice king and queen always looks good tho and if you ride two up often the ol lady might appreciate that back support. im working on my 92 sporty this winter too, not sure if i want to keep the norcal style im goin
    with or hardtail it. i like those two into ones tho
    I’m into keeping the shocks, makes making the bike look good harder with sporty frames but so much more useable, especially here in nz, our roads suck for the most part

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    Welded the fender up, made new mounts for the sissy bar straight off the tail light housing with some 2mm reinforcement under the fender and painted he black with a bronze pearl. Came out pretty good considering we did it in a tent on a windy couple of days, still needs clear after I paint the flames on it. I had to put longer shocks on temporarily. One of the ikon 11.5Ē bent on the ride up north to get the tins painter, really strange but whatever, I going to replace em with 11Ē progressives

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    Fuck that looks sick. i feel you about the shitty roads coming from long island haha. I wanna see pics of the 11 shocks on when u get em

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    11” shocks are going to ride pretty stiff. They look better but they don’t have much travel.

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    If I remember correctly, 12.5 is the shortest Progressive you can get while keeping the more easy riding spring rate.

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    It had ikon 11.5” on it up until last week, I actually prefer the stiffer spring rate as I noticed almost straight away these 13” ones are too soft so initially the rides more comfortable but bottoms out more with harder riding. I’ll think about it but if I end up going any longer it’ll be 11.5”

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