Monday, July 23, 2012

Springer Repair Part 2

So on to fixing the front legs basically its the same process as the rear legs its just getting the legs line up properly, measured out, and set in the jig properly Setting up the jig here for the new chock that will hold the spring rods Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App cleaning out the grime on the rocker holes Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App then onto the slug parts all fitted and welded up into the lower leg portion Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App sitting pretty in the jig all lined up nice Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App after the first 2 passes of welding and the first pass with the flap disc Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App filler pass with silicone bronze Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App smoothing and finishing Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App all ready to be assembled Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App all back together Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Harley Early Springer Repair Part 1

So I got this early springer a while ago it was about 8 over and painted black I just didnt trust the extension being that I didnt know who did it etc and Ive seen some really bad ones so I start to sand the paint off on the rear legs and discover a ton of bondo which isnt good at all I get it down to metal and discover that the extension was a piece of round tube that was hammered to be kind of oval shaped hence all the bondo and it had awful weld seams and the extensions were slugged with pieces of rebar and not even plugged welded so this was a death trap waiting to happen not trusting that I decided to take it all apart and cut out the extensions and bring it back to stock length thankfully who ever did the extension was at least smart and cut well below the crown area on the legs leaving the top of the legs intact so I made up a jig for it and had at it I dont have any good before pics but you can see the top part of it on the table in the background with the legs cut Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App these were the bottom pieces that were left intact also and can be reused Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App first order was to borrow my friends stock springer and get good accurate measurements off of it then start building a platform for the jig I decided to make the jig out of wood because its easier to work with it was free since I had all the materials at my house and it can be broken down easy for storage when its not being used measuring and leveling everything up plumb with the neck area in the neck chock Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App cleaning out the insides of the legs with a wire wheel Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App I pressed some 1" OD .120 wall thick DOM tubing to fit the oval shape to fit inside of the leg areas that needed to be joined together Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App fitted them nice then welded them in Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App figured out the height the legs needed to sit at then tacked one into place Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App did the same for the other side then measured and aligned everything and set up the lower leg blocks with some threaded rod through the rocker mounting tabs on the bottom to set the legs properly Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App both legs tacked into place here and everything is all set up properly ( I just moved the jig to take this pic) Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App first pass with the tig welder Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App plug weld for the inner piece of tubing (slug) Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App second pass with the tig to build up the seam so it can be ground down and even out the seam and plug welds on the legs Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App after the first light pass with a flap disc there are a few little low spots Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App I like to go over the low spots with silicone bronze rod as it fills better and requires less heat as this is just to fill the low spots in the metal Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App heres the legs all blended just need to go over it with a D/A sander quick and file and possibly another pass of silicone bronze in a few spots Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App you can see here that everything is all back together just need to do some minor cosmetic finishing to it and its all done back to stock length and saved from the trash heap (just note that the welds were left to completely cool in the jig before I ground them down to ensure that nothing moved out of place) I measured and checked it against my friends stock springer and its spot on Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lowrider Window Bars with Pullback

All finished up with the Lowrider Window Bars for Matts 2010 Sportster 48 model. Just waiting for him to get me some installed pics and I'll post them up asap Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
So the XLCH Chopper sold last night on ebay and it will be going to Japan in the near future it will be missed as this was a super fast bike to really go nuts on and nice and skinny to split plenty of lanes. I hope its new owner will get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another Busy Day In The Shop

Super Busy In The Shop The Last Few Days Finished up this set of exhaust pipes all ready to ship out complete with mounting tabs Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App also finished up these bars last night Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App and started on these today Lowrider Window Bars 4.5" tall" by 24" ( can be made to any size) Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Saturday, July 7, 2012

1960 XLCH Chopper Built By Syndicate Choppers - For Sale

I hate to do this but I have to put my 1960 XLCH Chopper up for sale bike is a full custom build everything on the bike is new or rebuilt 74" stroker motor with fresh top end new hone, new rings, fresh competition 3 angle valve job and clean up port work on the heads completely new kicker assembly with new bushing properly machined and installed, new kicker gear, new kicker shaft this bike has no kicker slip which is common on early ironheads early style magneto completely rebuilt and has the Morris Magneto MRA kit installed Completely rebuilt fresh late style CV carb built and jetted for this motor with CV performance air mixture screw installed Wheels are completely rebuilt new bearings and seals and brand new tires, brand new rims and spokes stock hubs were powdercoated with the rims Front end is 35mm narrowglide all rebuilt new seals etc. lowers were shaved of the fender mounts and powdercoated early sportster tank narrowed and friscod with new filler cap and pingel petcock tank was painted with PPG black and has 6 coats of clear on it it shines like a mirror perfect background to lay some nice pinstripe or a nice set of metal flake panels etc. There is a lot more to list This is a great early chopper that runs excellent and is very fast I did all of the build here at the shop on this bike bike just needs to be painted I can arrange that if you are interested Most important the bike has a clean NY title/transferable registration in my name title matches the Vin boss on the motor all the stampings are correct you will not have any issues getting this bike titled or registered in your state or country. I will ship the bike anywhere in the world and will deliver to a local shipping terminal if needed free of charge Please email me at blkstang0321@yahoo.com I will get my number out to you if you are interested and we can go over everything on this bike. Asking $6500 or best offer for the bike. Heres is a short video of the bike running http://youtu.be/Lx9hCKLDxSs Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket