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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Got a new bike today

1970 Harley sportster chopper. Basket case with all parts and title for 600 bucks . Just couldn't pass it up.




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Looks like a fun project. When do you plan to have it ready to ride?



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Hopefully next summer. I've got a lot of work ahead of me . I'm going with a rigid tail and for the most part the frame will be done aside from some sand blasting and cutting off some un needed brackets. a lot of the other stuff will get powdercoated . Getting the motor done will be the expensive and lengthy part.

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Sandblasting?! Don't tell me you're going to ruin that beautiful paint job!!

Looks like you'll have some fun this winter, though. Congrats on the find.

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Sandblasting?! Don't tell me you're going to ruin that beautiful paint job!!

Looks like you'll have some fun this winter, though. Congrats on the find.
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Are you going to keep that springer front end? It looks,,,,,,well,,,,,"different"



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Are you going to keep that springer front end? It looks,,,,,,well,,,,,"different"
yep I haven't ever seen one like it and its pretty sweet. It actually looks like a home built piece which makes it even cooler.

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Congrats on your find (yep, basket case), have fun with your project, lookin to see it when you gotter done Enjoy and Ride safe.

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yep I haven't ever seen one like it and its pretty sweet. It actually looks like a home built piece which makes it even cooler.
I believe that was the European equivalent to our springers. Look up some of the old Nortons.

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I believe that was the European equivalent to our springers. Look up some of the old Nortons.

You keeping your Yamaha? ...or you going HD and leaving this great forum?
I won't get rid of my liner till it dies on me. I may make the switch to HD someday, not because they are that much superior , but the touring bikes have a lot of the options I want. The Yamaha venture is still carburated with a tape player. Yamaha is going to have to step it up on their touring bikes if they want me to stay.

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