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Old 09-07-2012, 05:24 AM
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ive bought another project an to be honest i know fuck all about them so i will be asking those in the know loads of questions as an when needed,anyway ive always wanted a harley but finances were always against me but thanks to a ppi claim i was in the position to buy this



i know it needs loads of work but for 1550 i think its a bargain
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:37 AM
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its mebbe not a beauty just yet, but that really could be...

and i bet you'll be swamped with offers for that seat!

if i'd seen that/been offered that for that kind of money it wouldn't be yours. nice one, with a kicker too. proper job as we ses in these parts.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:54 AM
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yep seats deffo goin.i have a dna springer front end to put on it thats on my xs chop project which wont be getting finished now along with the invader wheels
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Harleys normally aint my thing - combination of shiny and genrally overpriced, but that I do like, nice lines. I'd change the seat and ride it like that. If there were more of them like that and at that price I'd want one, well done on getting one at that price
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:20 AM
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Did the guy you bought it off limp? Bad knee?
You will soon as well. All Ironhead riders do, the kickstart mechanism was designed by Satan himself.
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Did the guy you bought it off limp? Bad knee?
You will soon as well. All Ironhead riders do, the kickstart mechanism was designed by Satan himself.
Was that the same design as used on the Shovel? My right knee has never been right since dislocating it on the Shovel kicker. Surgery and 6 weeks on crutches made me buy my first Evo.

There is nowt wrong with that bike that some elbow grease, paint and powder coat will not sort out. Good find and a cracking bike.

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check the gear box out, they do have gearbox problems, most were sorted though
plus owning a harley will get you inventing new swearwords
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There is nowt wrong with that bike that some elbow grease, paint and powder coat will not sort out. Good find and a cracking bike.

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Sell the seat, strip that back end, dump the front muddie....Matt black it and ride it as is!! I would
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Sell the seat, strip that back end, dump the front muddie....Matt black it and ride it as is!! I would
That is because you have absolutely no taste or pride in what you ride.

What the fuck is it with matt black and making bikes look like a pile of shite? Anybody with half a brain can chop bits off and go mad with a tin of black paint. Takes a bit of effort to strip a bike like that old Ironhead down, make it look tidy and run properly.

Every time I see a bike that has been matt blacked, I cannot help thinking that there is another rider that doesn't give a shit about his bike.

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maybe its just me, but I cant quite see the thing of beauty that everyone else can LOL

the wheels, well them I would give a home, are they invader wheels? I always loved them, no idea why, just do

if your happy with it then it matter not a fuck what others think

best of luck with it and hope you turn it into what you want it to be

oh and to be honest, I would rather see it ridden it as it is, than smeared in rat black and "made into" a so called rat bike

if the rat look is what your after then that bikes more of a rat than about 99% of the crock of shite black things with stuck on gas masks, cammo boxes and netting and plastic toy rats that I ever seen

at least yours is a rat with class, it evolved into that look, it was'nt created in a garage over a weekend by someone with a total lack of imagination.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:36 PM
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goin to be a ground up rebuild .as i said ive always wanted one so im determined to do it proper,no matt black etc here just proper
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Good for you.

Not a fan of Harleys, but that will make a proper 'retro' (cos it is) bike.



Lose those fucking gay tassles though.....
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somebody has at sometime put some work in that motor, as its been oil coolered
those forks look extended, maybe 4" overs by the looks
it would look good with a single seat too
you`ve got some work on your hands to smarten it up lad
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certainly donna keep me busy
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Did you get that from freddythefatfrog on evil bay? I am sure ive seen it before.
he seems to have some rare old Japs too.

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Careful, old bikes and old harleys etc, can turn in to money pits!
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:42 AM
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Did you get that from freddythefatfrog on evil bay? I am sure ive seen it before.
he seems to have some rare old Japs too.

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yeah mate,had another,but out of my price range though
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:01 AM
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that is a good starting point, for most parts you may end up buying from the states. i had one and it ate its own gearbox and internals...

i am doing an xs250 at the mo and a lot of people have told me not to bother as i aint worth it, but it was free, been in my garage for years and i want to build up my experience with motors.

so ignore what the others say, get a design in your head, write down what you want and what you definately dont want and then plan your attack.

when stripping it i use those foil take away cartons, cheep and easy to use and you can write on the lids.



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That is because you have absolutely no taste or pride in what you ride.

What the fuck is it with matt black and making bikes look like a pile of shite? Anybody with half a brain can chop bits off and go mad with a tin of black paint. Takes a bit of effort to strip a bike like that old Ironhead down, make it look tidy and run properly.

Every time I see a bike that has been matt blacked, I cannot help thinking that there is another rider that doesn't give a shit about his bike.

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You seriuosly don't know how I am with my bike, atm I'm trying not to stress over the smallest rust, due to the soggy weather, on my 7 year old bike... When you have no money and like rat bikes, you actually take pride in making it look "different" and still maintaine it has a safe and riderable bike. My bike isn't a rat, but its making its way there slowly and if I had the cash and the tools I'd keep it as a shiney bling bike... But I don't and I ride it as often as the fuel costs allow!

Having looked at the cost of chroming (over priced by a hugh amount to you jobbing DIYer) I can see why people go the rat route!

That bike to me says that it wouldn't take much to make it a rather nice look mattblack bobber... Even if you polised the rust free shiney bits!!!
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You seriuosly don't know how I am with my bike, atm I'm trying not to stress over the smallest rust, due to the soggy weather, on my 7 year old bike... When you have no money and like rat bikes, you actually take pride in making it look "different" and still maintaine it has a safe and riderable bike. My bike isn't a rat, but its making its way there slowly and if I had the cash and the tools I'd keep it as a shiney bling bike... But I don't and I ride it as often as the fuel costs allow!

Having looked at the cost of chroming (over priced by a hugh amount to you jobbing DIYer) I can see why people go the rat route!

That bike to me says that it wouldn't take much to make it a rather nice look mattblack bobber... Even if you polised the rust free shiney bits!!!
Your right, no I don't know how you are with your bike. Judging by your other comments, I don't want to either.

The old saying, "Chrome won't get you home" mean anything to you? There are many other choices to having lots of chrome. Such as polished alloy and stainless steel, powder coating. I have seen some very good paint jobs done with rattle cans and a bit of elbow grease. Preparation is the key. You do not need a fully equipped workshop to keep your bike looking good and in a safe rideable condition.

I know quite a few people that do not have access to or ownership of workshops. Quite a few guys that keep thier bikes on the road despite serious financial hardship.

Necessity is the mother of invention. You want a smart looking bike that runs well and is safe to ride, it is time to get creative, innovate, adapt and improvise.

Look for solutions instead of excuses.

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If the engine is ok, then the rest can be sorted out in time, but if not, then it could be a money pit as someone else has said. At least being an old Harley it should keep its value over the years if you keep it.

I just bought a 79 Ironhead for that sort of money, it's had a complete engine rebuild by Matt Enginerring, it runs ok. I'll replace/rebuild everything else. I was glad I didnt have to pay for the rebuilt motor, I have the invoice from the previous owner.. nearly 2000.

I saw this Ironhead at a show last week, I liked it, apart from the springer front end..
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Springer front end is a DNA Job like i have on my Bobber

There ok , but theres no way i'd be brave enuf to drill holes in the legs front or rear
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yeah mate,had another,but out of my price range though
Ive looked at a few of his offerings and they look like good value especially some of the very rare stuff.

Hope it turns out to be a good un.

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Your right, no I don't know how you are with your bike. Judging by your other comments, I don't want to either.
Seriously why not? I've spent 7 years keeping my bike in the best condition I could and it too 1 winter, just 1 winter to set the rot in. I've had no time or money (as in 0) to do my usual prep and post winter clean...

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The old saying, "Chrome won't get you home" mean anything to you?
Yes I do.. but a good chrome is a good chrome... Prefer stainless or nickle plate...

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There are many other choices to having lots of chrome. Such as polished alloy and stainless steel, powder coating.
Alloy and stainless is very easy to clean up and keep in good nick in your shed with a dremel and some polish, just gatting the parts made from the stuff seems to be A) expensive B)difficult (for example I have a really good rear rack which is 5 years old and chromed but tarnised/pitted) - can I get a replacement, it rechromed, remade, or coated in a protective but applied at home coating (thats not going to scratch off at the first bungie hooked on)- can I fek) and powder coating at that price O_o

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I have seen some very good paint jobs done with rattle cans and a bit of elbow grease. Preparation is the key.
Agreed and thats what I do... I have had some good results with just a few cans of spray and the right sandpaper... But I also like matt black and matt clear lacquer seems to be both rare and expensive.

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I know quite a few people that do not have access to or ownership of workshops. Quite a few guys that keep thier bikes on the road despite serious financial hardship.
Yep and thats what I'm doing, I'm even expending my use of my bikes with, again, no budget...

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Necessity is the mother of invention. You want a smart looking bike that runs well and is safe to ride, it is time to get creative, innovate, adapt and improvise.
Which again is what I am doing, rather than just ratting the bike, I am working hard to keep the shiny bits shiny, the working bits working and the tins from rusting through... All this with piss poor tools, a damp workshop and, again, no money!


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Funny old world.
i couldn't sell this on here and that was with 3k of receipts mostly for brand new parts.

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Funny old world.
i couldn't sell this on here and that was with 3k of receipts mostly for brand new parts.

http://www.100-biker.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43294
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Funny old world.
i couldn't sell this on here and that was with 3k of receipts mostly for brand new parts.

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anyone got a wiring diagram, i bought a manual but it does the wiring for electric start model and my wiring seems to be differant,ive got two wires hangin around which arent shown in the manual an i dont know what there for or go to cheers chazz
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is it an xl??

if so then get over to the xl forum and ask on there as they made some changes but the wiring diagrams dont show them

my was full of extra bits that were not covered by the diagrams i got hold of,,

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