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I'm beginning to ask the same question myself. Granted it makes for a cleaner, and nostalgic looking bike, functionality is throw out the window, with that setup. I'll see where he lands.

grinding won't start until he gets me the hardtail he wants. but I'll post pictures.

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Hey, sorry, everyone, I got laid off on 12/4. So I've not had much time to continue to grind, and wrench on my buddies bike. but I am pulling together a final image.

He wants to fork tubes ground and polished, the motor freshened up, and krinkle painted. The hardtail welded on. I've decided to mount tried and trued foot clutch setup from HD, stock, with floorboards, and a jockey shift (custom) I'm thinking of getting an '8-ball' or have a 'screw' painted on a ball, cause' he's a screwball.

He wants a basic black bike, gloss frame and flat tins. I may sneak some pinstripping in there for good measure.

So after I secure employment, I'll start hitting this project again. I know spring is right around the corner, so I'm running out of time. I was hoping to have it ready for him this season, but I could still make it.

I'll keep you all posted.
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Update for you faithful followers. My buddy and I spoke again on his bike, and he gave me more things to add to his wishlist. Plus I'm employed again, but Summer's here, and no time for wrenching only riding. So I'm squeezing in efforts on his bike, between items on my Honey-Do-List! Where did my summer go?

I'll post some more photos as I make changes. Still got the left side to polish, painting the motor with krinkle black, and freshening, not in that order. I'm hoping to get her running, before he shows up with a hardtail kit!
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Well, fall is here. Since i missed the spring delivery by a mile! Im going for the whole shootin' match. Hardtail, internal throttle, le pera seat, I've got one an damn is it comfy. Fresh paint and all. Tore into the right side and got schooled on engine design. This is my first tear down, so im glad I've got the shop manual.

Im looking for a decent internal throttle setup, that doesn't cost me an arm and leg. Suggestions are welcome.

Thats all for now.
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Good evening, Life as usual gets in the way at my house. I'm usually knckin out the items on my never-ending 'Honey Do List'. We're finally wrapping up the laundry list of household items that I offered to complete for us in our homestead. I'm a big believer in doing it myself, and reinvesting that saved 'Labor $$$' into another house project. It worked out well. Sorry getting off topic.

I refocused my efforts on my buddies bike, since he did a great plumbing job for me.

Here is my efforts. I've finished the motor, polished every piece by hand, then bought a harbor freight buffer, and made them shiny. I need my shades! VHT Wrinkle paint too. That stuff is easy to use, and comes out great.

Next is the frame, clean up some slag, paint it. The tins will get a flat black with tribal pinstriping, and I'll shoot them again with flat clear. wire it, fire it up, and give it to my buddy so his dad, can ride the piss out of it.

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Ok, I’ll admit things got a bit sidetracked. My buddy got lime’s disease, so he getting back to full strength. We had a sit down and decided what he wants. Fat tire, I think a 200 is the largest width I can mount on the stock rim, jockey shift, electric brake block, internal throttle, wires internal to frame (thinking of using factory harness,but removing all unnecessary stuff like turn signals...��). Only need ignition, headlight, brake light. Grinding mounts from forks and polish, rear brake only, maybe a dual setup, bobtail fender, drag pipes, 10” shorty shocks, side mount plate/light. That’s it, thoughts and advice always welcome.
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Good to see you're still at it. I wouldn't know where to start on mine. I'm easily distracted.
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Ok, I've some questions?

1. I need to weld up some patches to the holes in the rear fender struts. What gauge sheet metal should I use?

2. Has anyone retro fit a 03-05 rear master cylinder that mounts between the frame rails, to a 1991 sportster?

Lastly, 3. what is the largest width tire I can fit on the stock rear wheel of the 1991 sportster? Is it a 200, and is there any clearance issues with the belt drive I need to consider?

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You can take a measurement between the struts but I suspect that a 140 may be the widest you can do on a “rigid” frame. My 2000 easily handled Avon’s, Dunlop’s and Michelin’s in that size. Not all tires with that designation will be exactly the same. Most found that going wider required switching to chain drive for additional clearance.
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@flame_, I’ll admit it is hard to get started, but I’ve found if I write down a plan. It’s much easier to start. I just pick away at the list, so its a ‘MeDo list’, rather than my ‘Honey Do List’. After this, I’ve a ‘78 sportster basket case that I’ll be redoing for myself. I’m excited purely because it has a kick start.
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