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    hey thanks saltytonk i appriciate it!

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    Thanks Buster! Stay tuned . I think when I mock up the tank you will see it sits high. Will post pics soon. Still havent gotten her in the shop yet. Christmas activities ..........shes been neglected. but heres a pic ( bad but ya get the idea) of the tunnel 1.75" deep all the way front and back.



    And heres one to show how skinny it is.




    mzalavala thanks man. I will post some better pics of the fork brace. I'm gonna powder coat it and do a few other things to it. But basically what I did was draw up the sides on a piece of aluminum (you can use thin steel) and cut them out with a plasma. But you can use a scroll saw with the proper blade. Clean em up drill or punch holes for mounting to forks and at the top. Then I cut 2 pieces of all thread and conduit put the conduit between the side pieces ran the all thread thru, and put nuts on the ends.

    balowski, no problem bro!

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    Started the tear down and mock ups. Heres a basically how the tank is gonna sit.



    Wires.......... moving ........wires



    Look how skinny she is gonna be. Yes I'm gonna narrow those bars.



    Gotta long way to go. but we got alot done tonight. The tank is just sitting on there. Gonna weld in the bungs early next week, narrow the bars and get the wireing done.



    Just a quick update.

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    Man that tank looks good! Haha. Your gonna flip when you see how skinny my tank is...

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    Nice!

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    Thanks guys! Cant wait to see your tank Rene.

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    Put the lowering shocks on.....



    Lowered the front by sliding the tubes up a 1.25" thru the trees.



    drilled the holes for the bungs....



    Welding the bungs.......



    mounted up.....



    narrowed the bars 3"



    Headlight bracket mocked up.







    Getting there.

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    Looking good dude! Why not lower the front forks with lowering springs though? Sliding them through the trees that far looks kinda goofy, no?

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    Gonna be a cool bike...those bars make me rigid in the pants! I want em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynbomber View Post
    Looking good dude! Why not lower the front forks with lowering springs though? Sliding them through the trees that far looks kinda goofy, no?
    I may end up useing lowering springs. but this started as a 1200s model, it had piggy back adjustable shocks on the back that I have already given up. the adjustbe forks on the front I'm wanting to keep if possible.

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    Ok yesterday got a little done. thought at first got alot done but anyway first was cutiing on the fender didnt take any pics of that and still got a ways to go on it. next was cleaning up the lever perchs.....



    I made a bracket to mount the coil, dont like it though gonna build another one.
    and then spent the rest of the day and into the night doin this......





    We thought we had it all figured out , she was running and we had eliminated a ton of wire . We were ready to start fabbing again. We tried to start it one last time and nothing . no fire to starter or coil. Gonna take it all out and start from scratch. Oh well it never goes totaly smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltytonk View Post
    I may end up useing lowering springs. but this started as a 1200s model, it had piggy back adjustable shocks on the back that I have already given up. the adjustbe forks on the front I'm wanting to keep if possible.
    Makes sense, I'm sure with that fork brace, your front end performs pretty well.

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    Wires!!! Thats a black art and one I hate doing!!!! I feel your pain!

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    I thought the wiring genie might have come and waved his magic wand overnight so I went out and tried to crank it. Nothin...........but I did find a cold beer and drank that. Stared at the bike for awhile. Still nothin......

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    I'll gather the breakers and switches ..................and beer. Be back at it in a few days. Its prolly gonna be pretty easy now that we found billdozer's write up.. If only we wouldve found it before huh?
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    Small update ....no pics....... Got the Biltwell Whiskey throttle in yesterday along with a new petcock (without vacuum) . I ordered 2- 30 amp and 1-15 amp breakers to rewire the bike like this...http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showth...wire+sportster

    And crossing my fingers that we didnt fry anything in our de-wireing attempt earlier this week.
    But We are now at the mercy of USPS as we await the breakers.

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    Looking great so far!

    You can trim that lever perch down a little more to make it even less stock looking.

    When I was doing mine I wasn't paying too much attention to the other end of the file and got in to the bolt bosses so I shaved them too and it ended up being a beneficial mistake








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    WOW! mreed that looks killer! I wouldnt have thought that would have worked. I figured you wouldve gotten into the threads going down that far. That looks great!

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    Looking good there, Salty, I dig it. Looks like you are into the part that I am the most afraid of...wiring. Best of luck getting everything straightened out. Keeps the pics coming and I'll keep watching. Cheers from Austin.

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    Great work men!!!

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