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    Default My shovelhead has begun

    I got lots to do but I had to get a look at how this thing was going to look.





    The plan?
    1970 frame
    2001 GSXR front end
    21" with Avon
    JMC swing arm
    Íhlins shocks
    16" with Dunlop
    4 piston caliper on the front, 6 piston caliper out back
    93" S&S in House of Horsepower case
    4spd. ratchet top Cal Products case
    3" BDL

    Tins and seat are still unknown, this should be fun hope to ride it this year.
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    Nice start, it think if u blacked out those forks it would have a vintage hill climber vibe

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    It's a thought. My Íhlins rear shocks are gold anodized too so I'd have to do those too. When it comes time to paint that will be a consideration.

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    Just a quick bit of info...
    The GSXR front end is not a quick bolt on.
    Had to machine a new stem and axle.
    You could get away with just a stem if you use a GSXR front wheel but the forks are pretty short and the GSXR wheels are limited to 16" so you may find it brings the nose of the bike down too low.
    I have a measured drawing of the axle and I'll have one for the stem soon, throw a 21" on the GSXR forks and you should be good to go ride height wise.



    GSXR axle left Harley axle right.



    Machining the stem.

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    Too cold to ride just yet so I made some tabs this afternoon to hang the oil bag.









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    Little Progress. Engine goes out next week for machining then assembly.
    Purple sporty tank generously donated by my buddy Cory, thanks Mang! Colour is shit but tank is solid and clean and a runner! Just gotta sandblast and add some tabs for mounting. Put the forwards on but still need proper hardware and gonna make some decent pegs.


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    Very cool.

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    Very nice , something like mine ( and no one likes my scoot)

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    Looking good mang. I'm digging the stance. What are you thinking for a rear fender/seat? I can see some kind of combo seat fender action going on.
    It's gonna be a tough looking scoot my friend.

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    Figured I'd be looking to you for some help with inspiration.
    Dropped the case off at Grant's place to be machined. Talked to Lloyd today hopefully have the engine out to his place by the end of the week. Just gotta get my hands on a 21
    Thanks for the compliments and all your help, it's really appreciated!

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    Looking good mang. I'm digging the stance. What are you thinking for a rear fender/seat? I can see some kind of combo seat fender action going on.
    It's gonna be a tough looking scoot my friend.

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    Hey Don, Bike looks great!!

    The swinger w/olins, the front end, the whole set up. Cant wait to see progress.

    Keep the pics comin.
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    What happened to this one? I NEED one of those swing arms!

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    It's still in my plans but a whole bunch of life stuff got in the way.

    This is where it ended up in the mockup stage then the shit hit the fan. I'm hoping to get back on it shortly, I'm tired of staring at it unfinished.

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    I hear ya on that life stuff
    but it looks like you have something to ride hidden behind the build
    waiting to see how this looks painted

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    I will stress to anyone wanting to build a bike, buy a complete titled bike as your starting point, that way you're almost guaranteed to have most of what you need and you can sell what you don't need to help fund your build. I started with a basket case motor because I wanted the House of Horsepower case. Although most of the engine parts were there lots of little shit wasn't, and what was there was pretty well worn.

    One of the reasons this build stopped dead was a move to a new house and being anything BUT organized all my parts are scattered amongst multiple Rubbermaid bins and I am now working in a non heated garage so when it's cold nothing happens out there.

    I'm currently going through all my shit and separating all my shovel parts from everything else so I can make an inventory and figure out what I still need. First I need to strip the frame and get it straightened, during mock up I found that the neck is slightly tweaked to the right side, I confirmed this when I took the front end off and stuck a pipe down the neck and measured.

    Secondly I need to get this engine assembled and ready, trans needs a quick once over to make sure it's good, I'm sure it leaks just like every other 4 speed Harley, then it's final mock up time buying and installing all the fiddly crap I don't have.

    I'd like to ride it at least once this year but I've said that before and failed miserably. It's time to quit bitching, whining and talking and make it happen!

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    Long overdue update.
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    Wow - that looks really aggro!

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    Pretty dang cool. I dig the front wheel

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