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Old 24th November 2017
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Default Zooker's winter build

So, here is the beginning of my 01 sportster build. I am starting with a 883 Hugger. This pic is where it sits now (actually a few days ago). I already did a few things so I could ride it for the end of the season as seen in this pic, but most will be changed again. I am just getting started on this and with imagrr. Hopefully my pic will show up.

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So, the pic worked...

This next pic shows the bike with a 2.4 gal. sporty tank from T.C. Bros. I wanted a smaller tank with a cleaner look. This tank is raw steel and will get paint later on.

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Now we get to cutting. The stock rear fender got shortened quite a bit. You will also notice the shocks are gone and yes, those are plywood struts to mimic the size of the slammer shocks I plan to use.

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I won't be running a front fender, ever, so I am cleaning up the fork tubes.

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While doing some trimming, I will be removing the fork lock from both the bottom tree and the frame. These picks are of the frame. I need to get a better pic of the bottom tree. It will get proper paint later.

now you see it:


now you don't:
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I got the front end reassembled this morning. I was originally going to paint the headlight eyebrow and the wheels too, but I think I like the little touch of chrome, so they will likely stay. The bars are 12" and internally wired.

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I ended up breaking one of the exhaust studs off in the rear jug. I was able to drill it out almost on center and re-tap it. Here I just have a piece of 1/4-20 threaded rod in it. What a PIA that was. At least it was only one of them.

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I also got the fender streets cut off, smoothed out and painted. I can't wait to get the real shocks on there.

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Today I got to squirt some paint on the rear fender. It is rattle can satin and I will put a satin black graphic on before protecting it with a satin 2K clear.

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