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    Default Snake charmer is home!

    I finally got this bike back. It's a 72 ironhead supposedly chopped by Fats Noriega in '74, and still basically the same other than the flames and exhaust. I traded it off a couple years ago, and a random phone call from a friend in so cal led me right back to it!

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    So far from what I can tell, it needs re wired and possibly the generator/voltage regulator replaced, I will likely have to have the front wheel re laced or replace the front wheel, and fix a lot of the hardware that someone replaced with bolts that are too long.

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    You have too many bikes. You need to give me one!

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    Saved to my reference pics. That tank and seat combo are the perfect shape and I love the rake. Always a fan of the VW air filter too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by armand View Post
    You have too many bikes. You need to give me one!
    Lol, right now I got my 81 shovel, a 9 foot roller waiting for a shovel or evo motor, honda grom, honda 50, and now the snake charmer... and I'm eyeballing a panhead I may go after in a couple months

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    It looks to be an old mustang tank, and a giuliari cobra seat. Someone let the bike sit outside for a while after I got rid of it last time, and the seat buttons are rusted and the leather is starting to crack.

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    That's the snake charmer with the original owner.

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    Congrats!..Looks like a Fury Industries springer on it?

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    Great stance on that one. Always loved a nicely raked Sporty

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    Great stance on that one. Always loved a nicely raked Sporty
    That rake in a bike makes it a pleasure to ride......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmanator View Post
    Congrats!..Looks like a Fury Industries springer on it?
    Looks like it is:

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    Is there anywhere to get hardware for a fury Springer anymore? One of the cone shaped nuts on the rocker is gone and just has a regular nut, and I get the feeling I should probably re do the bushings.

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    Get the bushings from your local bearing supplier - use flanged bronze
    bushings, with flat bronze bushing (washer) for the other side. May need to get a nut machined from hex bar stock.

    Fury springer original assembly drawing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    Get the bushings from your local bearing supplier - use flanged bronze
    bushings, with flat bronze bushing (washer) for the other side. May need to get a nut machined from hex bar stock.

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    Rad. That drawing will definitely come in handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    That rake in a bike makes it a pleasure to ride......
    Yep pretty much the same as my Sporty was, man I loved that bike. When I get rich and buy one of those fancy new frames from Jesse, I want a nice rake on it. Someday.....

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    As I remember it, this thing rides pretty smooth and handles good. But then again, it's been 3 years since I had last seen it. I'm hoping to have it running in the next month or so and be able to take it around town until it proves itself reliable.

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    Does anyone happen to know if there is a horse shoe oil bag I can use with the electric start, and fits a battery? I been looking and the k model (I believe) bags I've seen online have no space for a battery. Also: where is the factory coil mounted on a 72 sportster? Right now the coil is just sitting loose under the seat between the battery and rear fender.

    My plans are:
    Have the front wheel re laced and new bearings
    New generator and regulator
    Re wire the bike (wiring is from 1972/74 and assorted tweaker wiring since then)
    Electronic ignition (open to input on this)
    Possibly replace lawn mower battery and oil bag with horse shoe bag if possible
    Replace the JB welded primary cover
    Check over all bushings and hardware on the springer, and then the hardware on the entire bike
    Check rear brake
    Ride off into the sunset like a grizzly bear on a tricycle until whatever I've overlooked rears its ugly head and breaks and hope it doesn't prevent me from stopping safely.

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    That's a beautiful bike, so cool that it found it's way back to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer View Post
    That's a beautiful bike, so cool that it found it's way back to you.
    Well thank you. I'm stoked to have it back. When I found out it was for sale in so cal I thought it would be on the boat to japan before I could get to it. But after 3 years, and my friend finding it in a shop at the other end of the state from me for sale, I figured it probably should just come back to me.

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