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    hello , i am new here , and i just bought a 89 sportster , it`s a hood solid low miles bike , but it is all original and i hate original , i hate new , i hate stuff with chrome bought in a shop ready to bolt on

    so here is my stuff

    this is when i first bought the thing



    this is just to get an idea withe a nice old gastank from a mobylette



    this is my home fabricated fender struts





    this is with the shocks relocated , and it is already getting nice and low



    this is my headlight , it`s a copper thing from a 30`s wolsley ,



    tha plan is to get the bike low , pait it with green and copper flakes , and i am going to copper and nickel plate a lot of parts , already got all the stuff at home to do this , we will wee how it goes .

    i also have a xs 650 but i will put that in another post

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    It had some big ol air bags. Cool take on the fender strut. What is the extra piece sticking straight back down by the lower mount in the second to last pic?...and do you want to sell the maroon tank?

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    the air shocks are way to stiff , they are for the suspension of a truck cabin , the piece sticking back is for the tail light .

    i an not going to use the tank anymore so i am willing to sell it , however i live in the netherlands so the shipping will be a bitch

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    Vast Improvement over Stock to be sure.

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    this is my new aircleaner and instrument panel


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    also fabricated a new oil tank from an old oxygen tank form the fire brigade , and a new batterybox with all the electrics in it









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    Looking "hood". I dig it.
    Keep the tank IMHO
    Gonna start calling things "hood solid" starting……..now

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    hood sounds good

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    I really like that oil bag! Nice way to "recycle".

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    time for an update , last week i started with the copperplating , and as i expected : nothing worked ,
    i tried all kind of acids and materials , but the iron parts did not accept the copper , in the mean time i was getting kind of mad about the whole thing until i read somewhere that steel does not accept copper , it must me nickel plated first , so i did that , nickel plating went great , and then the copper
    bloody bloody shit , it did nothing , well , it did something , it removed the nickel .
    back to nothing again ,
    and then the light came to me , when the stuff is in the acid solution both the copperpipe and my part both started to bubble , that means that they both have current on them what i need is DC and i used AC , tried it with a simple battery and VICTORY !! there was copper
    here a few pics

    20 liters of battery acid , nice !!



    everything together in a bucket



    and nothing happend



    and then with the battery



    to be continued , i hope

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    Copper plating in your garage...you are my fukin hero!

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    thanks , i don`t think it is completely safe , the first day i had a couple of swollen eyes and all kind of holes in my t shirt

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    well now , here is my first real copperplated cyclepart , it is not perfect just like myself
    i nickelplated it first and then the copper , it is somewhat harder to do than i thought at first , especially the electrical bit .

    here it is


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    Feckin' sweet bro

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk

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    painted my rear fender , first time ever with flakes and candy paint , and i must say i am fucking happy








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    Fender looks tits

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    Nice job. Love the fender. Are you gojng to reveal your plating process so we can all blind ourselves and ruin more clothes? Lol

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    Im in for the copper plating secrets! and rad paint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaner242 View Post
    Nice job. Love the fender. Are you gojng to reveal your plating process so we can all blind ourselves and ruin more clothes? Lol
    ^^^^^^What he said^^^^^^

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    WOW. At first post I thought "here we go, another SOA 'new to the site' sportster need help changing my plugs" thread...and then you get fuckin' crazy PLATING SHIT IN YOUR GARAGE, and then NAILING paint too. Hood job man, very hood indeed.

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