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That has the looks of VHT spray can on those mufflers.
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I took my freshly build 900 for a 700 mile trip past Wednesday and returned home yesterday. I wrote a little bit on this bike in my 10-year old stroker build thread, but as a forum member noted it doesn't belong there, so I'm gonna start this thread.

There's nothing special with this bike, it's obviously not a restoration project, but it was build from parts and therefore I don't think it will be a shame for me to post it here.

The frame is a 1969 XLH, front fork is 1971-72 with a matching fender, gas tank came off my 1974 XLCH and has "Taiwan" stamped at the bottom of the tunnel, obviously the pipes are new aftermarket ones, and the head light visor is from a later model. Seat is OEM but I can't see a date painted on it, and seat mount kit is a modern aftermarket. Otherwise it's assembled of mostly 1960-70s stuff, 1957 left XL and 1967 right XLH engine case halves, 1965 cylinders and heads, early Axtell +.070 10.5:1 pistons, 1 3/4" R tullip exhaust valves, 1967 crank (that was rebuild), 1967 magneto, S&S GAL carb, internal throttle handlebars (don't know how to tell if they are OEM or not). Rear wheel is 18". Everything was rebuild/changed besides the swingarm bearings, magneto, handlebars and cam cover bushings.

I only rode it for 50 miles in the city before I decided to take it for a longer ride, not really knowing what to expect from it. I only had 2 minor problems - the camcover vent hose banjo fitting on the oil tank got cracked and started leaking, I lost about a quart of oil, but no big deal, fixed it with a teflon tape. The brass float of the S&S GAL got full in the middle of a trip, was pretty cool to see the carb actually pissing through the bowl vent hole. I was in a small city with a friend of mine, not in a hurry, so he found a small nail and I made a drain hole (the float was soljered before and probably had a tiny crak which I wasn't able to see). Then I drained the gas from the float and used a tiny piece of a rubber hose as a plug.

I really liked the solo seat. There was a part of the road with concrete pavement which alwyas gave me a really bad feeling of my kidneys wanting to jump out of the body. On my Evo sportster, equipped with aftermarket fork valves, Ohlins rear shocks and a steering stabilizer, those few miles were hell, but on an Ironhead I didn't even noticed where was that part of the road that used to give me such problems.

I have a pre-71 front fork on the way to me with a fender and bought a set of what looked to be a 1966-74 saddle bags with many craks and OEM mounting brackets. Also bought pre-67 shocks, so the rear fender will seat lower. Have to probably change the cams from Sifton -/- to stock P, find an OEM tach and a drive gear.

I haven't heard of anyone owning a 900 XLCH here in Russia, so even if there are any, I don't think there's a whole lot of them. Though our "know everybody" guys from the Harley crowd can't recall hearing of any of them here. Old Indians - yes, WLA - a lot, Shovels - yes, Panheads - yes, 1972 and younger Ironheads - yes, but not much of a 1960s Sportsters. Well, at least there's one here.




Excellent!!!! shame for some weird reason I can not see the pics some days I can and some others I can´t... same as I can see some member´s pics and from some others I cannot!!

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If you cut the exhaust pipes, you may need to have a muffler shop make a couple of short adapters, that fit OD on the exhaust pipe and ID in the muffler (requiring 2 clamps per pipe)
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Brought it closer to stock - DC-10 carb, stock pistons, stock cams, pre-1967 forks and rear shocks, paint job, carrier plates for bubble bags. 1962-64 mufflers are sailing my way. No way it's a restoration (and it's a CH engine in long frame), but since the left engine case is from 1957, and the right one is from 1967, I kind of tried to fit inside that period)))

Have to check the carb and timing - couldn't start it, but I'll get it done.

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The smooth bend pipes are Harley XLR . Yes they are 1 3/4" as are the mufflers.

It was once common to see them cut off and used as head pipes for mufflers since those smooth bends look so much better.

No, never any IH black mufflers in that -65 style.

That's a cool old ironhead.
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Finally fixed everything, won't change anything else (maybe switch from GAL to GBL some day).

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That is one impressive transformation, thank you for posting the pic!!
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Hi RKN,

The bike has come a long way. Looking good.

From your pictures from July I noticed how long the kickstand is. Does it need to be that long because the tab on the frame is bent? My first bike was a '68 CH and I had to have the frame tab welded when it bent.

Just be aware that if it breaks or bends too much it can crack the primary case. Kickstands on kick start sportsters take a beating.
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Hi Needspeed!

That long kickstand was on the bike last year, when it had 1971-72 forks and 1967 and later shocks, which are both about 1" taller than the current earlier forks and shocks. Now I have the standard length kickstand on the bike.
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