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    Typically this kinda bike sells for $10K...

    Typically this kinda bike sells for $10K regardless of how new the parts are. The exception is if it built at a known shop with a good reputation and then they could make a profit with their markup....
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    The bronze seat has a set of tangs that stick out...

    The bronze seat has a set of tangs that stick out into the casting so they dont fall out.

    Meanwhile...I did eventually find a good set of heads. They are out there but it took over a year to find...
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    I had the same issue with my 63 pan. First was...

    I had the same issue with my 63 pan. First was replace harness. Next was battery and LED headlight bulb. Onto Genny brushes and bearings.
    I guess the Franks regulator took an intermittent dump so...
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    The hardtail looks good. The seat post angle...

    The hardtail looks good. The seat post angle gives more options as far as oil tank placement.

    Other 'tails force a tank position near the rear pipe or behind the post that requires hacking out...
  5. Thread: Fender paint

    by Tater66
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    Even a pro job can chip given the "right"...

    Even a pro job can chip given the "right" conditions.

    Case and point...my tanks were painted black w silver stripe and clear coats. Multiple times before they got it right. I have no idea how far...
  6. Come on man. If you waited 7 years for someone...

    Come on man. If you waited 7 years for someone else to solve a problem then expect to wait a lifetime.

    Does your area have any used parts supplier ? Find a guy on Craigslist with a hoard and dig...
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    Selectgrub

    Selectgrub
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    The only thing I can maybe add is this... The...

    The only thing I can maybe add is this...

    The overall look is a fabulous disaster. A "WTF" that is "FTW" all the way. My eye tells me a bigger rear wheel/tire combo would even out the profile....
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    Evo Hardtail Jiffy Bumper

    When you hardtail an evo sporty frame the kick stand bumper is lost with the rear section.

    How are you guys addressing this issue ?
  10. I have an Ironhead re-pop rear fender you can...

    I have an Ironhead re-pop rear fender you can have. It never been mounted and a bit of surface rust from sitting. Just gotta spring for the shipping.

    PM me if you want it.
  11. Lowbrow tanks have a tube brazed onto the...

    Lowbrow tanks have a tube brazed onto the fittings. This brings the vent and return up to top of tank. Obviously inside the tank so you cant see that.

    I believe that the welded fitting on your...
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    Get an Arlen Big Sucker backing plate (or any...

    Get an Arlen Big Sucker backing plate (or any other brand) off the auction site. Find a filter that fits, make your own cover. Be advised...any air cleaner with the filter showing is gonna suck in...
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    Ask around about any shop. My town has a few...

    Ask around about any shop. My town has a few shops that "specialize" in older bikes but only 1 will get my biz. Most outsource the machine work.

    My favorite local indy closed the doors after the...
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    That caliper need a 5/8" bore master.

    That caliper need a 5/8" bore master.
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    JB has a good idea. Its better to know what you...

    JB has a good idea. Its better to know what you have before it blows up in the middle of nowhere. Best case scenario is new gaskets and maybe some rings.

    Of course, my last build had a supposed...
  16. Looks like a Revtech. ...

    Looks like a Revtech.
    ...
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    Confab has a winner !. I use a piece of 1/4"...

    Confab has a winner !. I use a piece of 1/4" steel 2"X4" so it mimics the rotor. Wood is squishy and "feels" like a bubble to me.
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    I had to use a 1" spacer to run a Super E on a...

    I had to use a 1" spacer to run a Super E on a '63 Pan. Of course there are outside oiler pipes to get around so that may not be your situation.

    I recommend the aluminum D-rings and these...
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    If you read as many threads you can stand...

    If you read as many threads you can stand pertaining to Ironheads, on this and other boards, you will find that most bikes have been abused to the point of diminished returns. I too thought I wanted...
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    If you're eventually going for 1200cc then hold...

    If you're eventually going for 1200cc then hold out for a bike thats already got that engine. The price difference in buying an 883 and then converting is about the same as buying a 1200 bike. Also,...
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    Good thinking on the bars. Not a fan of whats on...

    Good thinking on the bars. Not a fan of whats on there.

    My 63 Duo has some minor, easily reversible mods that the next owner can leave or restore. I even saved a tiny bit that was cut off of swing...
  22. Thread: DEW fork tubes

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    I did check again and yes, the price diff is SC...

    I did check again and yes, the price diff is SC vs HC versions. The money is about the same CCE or DEW branded.

    As I said, the egay vendor pulled the plug on my purchase after they realized they...
  23. Thread: DEW fork tubes

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    Ok, so the DEW crew is(was) CCE. Would it be...

    Ok, so the DEW crew is(was) CCE. Would it be safe to say thats still the case ?

    I ask because CCE fork tubes are listed near $600 and DEW tubes are half the price. If they are indeed the same...
  24. Thread: DEW fork tubes

    by Tater66
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    The problem Im running into is a vendor has CCE...

    The problem Im running into is a vendor has CCE tubes listed but the description mentions DEW so Im confused on whats what.

    May be DEW is the supplier or something like that. I have no idea if CCE...
  25. Remember what shims went where. Fresh bolts on...

    Remember what shims went where. Fresh bolts on engine, new nuts for trans. Scrape paint from engine/trans mounts.

    Other than internal engine/trans work the only real bitch is getting the oil tank...
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