Tuesday, January 19, 2010

When in doubt, go to a pro

I thought about it and realized that to properly rebuild a hardtail for my Sporty I'd have to find a skilled welder with experience and knowlege on motorcycle frames. Someone with a proper jig for the type of frame that I have. I don't have a jig and my welding machine is down. So I've decided to send the front half of my Sportster frame to a pro with the proper tools. The frame should be done in a few weeks. Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. The frame in the pic is not mine. Its just to give you an idea of what a correct frame jig looks like.

Swap parts find

Got this from one of the QCB guys. Its in good shape with a few minor scratches from normal use. A good polish and it will be fine. My original cover has a bad scrape just below the clutch cover when the bike was laid down several years ago.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Just need to take an inch out of the bottom tubes, bolt in the lower engine mount jig, line things up, tack, check alignment, and final weld. Most important and what I'm after here is getting the stock motor mounts back in alignment.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sportster Choppin

So I cut the old hardtail off my frame getting it ready to accept the old swing arm section and stock rear engine mount. Need to de-burr the tubes. The slugs need a little massaging as they are a little too tight of a fit, no big deal. More to come...

Thursday, January 7, 2010