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thor0812 10th December 2012 00:54

99 Sportster Long Chop Build
 
Started my long chop build. 99 883 planning on 6-8 inches up and 5-6 out with a single down tube and slight goose neck . 16 over springer with 21 inch up front and 16 in the rear. This is how it sat before I started:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...hop/003-28.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...hop/002-27.jpg

Started tearing into it Friday night after work:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...enn/006-23.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...enn/007-19.jpg

Got it up on the table and started trying to get everything lined up and engine jig built and put in place:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20Chop/001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20Chop/002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20Chop/003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20Chop/004.jpg

After getting everything lined up, I didn't like the way the hard tail hooked up. Looked like an afterthought and didn't flow at all so looks like I'm pretty much gonna be building most all of the frame around the cradle:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20Chop/005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20Chop/006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...20Chop/007.jpg

Have a lot of cleanup to do now trying to salvage stock components to use as needed. since I have everything locked in place, I'm gonna try to get the neck moved and in place this week to get the front shored up before re doing the rear

LARRYFIFTH 10th December 2012 01:14

Good Healthy extra curricular activities my man. Way beyond my skill level. overweight 88 three

shotgun46 10th December 2012 03:57

this will be some thing to see

geoff 1 10th December 2012 04:15

I'm following this one,I'm a gooseneck fan.:)

mullemeck 10th December 2012 18:13

Nice! This project is similar to my bike project. But here in Sweden you need a fork that is atleast 20" over to call it long ;-) keep on work and post alot of pictures. Cool work!!

LARRYFIFTH 10th December 2012 18:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by mullemeck (Post 4249948)
nice! This project is similar to my bike project. But here in sweden you need a fork that is atleast 20" over to call it long ;-) keep on work and post alot of pictures. Cool work!!

I like that

rabidrex 10th December 2012 19:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by thor0812 (Post 4249051)
Started my long chop build. 99 883 planning on 6-8 inches up and 5-6 out with a single down tube and slight goose neck . 16 over springer with 21 inch up front and 16 in the rear. This is how it sat before I started:

Have a lot of cleanup to do now trying to salvage stock components to use as needed. since I have everything locked in place, I'm gonna try to get the neck moved and in place this week to get the front shored up before re doing the rear

Nice work and darn nice photos. Thank you! Looking forward to this one. I like long bikes. Good luck!

thor0812 10th December 2012 21:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by mullemeck (Post 4249948)
Nice! This project is similar to my bike project. But here in Sweden you need a fork that is atleast 20" over to call it long ;-) keep on work and post alot of pictures. Cool work!!

Yeah, I was thinking really hard about going 18 over but I wanted to keep SOME handling characteristics! Love the look of the Swedish long bikes

DBH 10th December 2012 21:56

I wanna watch.......

rabidrex 10th December 2012 22:01

Twenty inches over? They did that here in the seventies a lot. Don't see them so much anymore. Man..even sixteen is a long front end if it is a daily rider.

My frame builder and springer builder worked this bike I am finishing up for me and it came to a ten inch over springer. After riding a stubby stocker even this bike with it's stretched frame seems real long. I was assured that this setup would handle almost like stock. I will soon know.

Good luck!


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