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Old 16th September 2011
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I just finished up with the new breather system I made. I found these cool compression fittings when I went to the Swift Cycles closeout a long time ago and just found a use for them. I finished up the routing of my new breather fittings to a tee I made out of aluminum stock.
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I filled up some 3/8" copper line with sand and bent it to shape to put the rest of it together.




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How much lighter do you think this sportster will be when finished?+Do you keep patterns from the mods you make each time so that you could build a second bike for instance?Anyway,I believe that your ideas are nourishment for all the hungry minds in here!!!!!

Keep your dream alive+keep up the good work!
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How much lighter do you think this sportster will be when finished?+Do you keep patterns from the mods you make each time so that you could build a second bike for instance?Anyway,I believe that your ideas are nourishment for all the hungry minds in here!!!!!

Keep your dream alive+keep up the good work!
+1! Great question & comment.
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Hey guys, thanks a lot!!!

Back when it had the aluminum oil tank she weighed in at 460lbs wet. Right before I stripped it down to do all the finish welding she weighed in at 396lbs, although I didn't have carb, a full oil tank, or the wiring on the bike. So I'm hoping to be right around 430lbs wet. I'll be really happy if it is less than that.
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Old 24th September 2011
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I made some offset risers so I can lean forward a little more and bring the bars a little closer. This also allows me to slide the 1200S forks up in the tree without hitting the bar. I still need to cut the forward pinch slot but I need to find someone with a mill to profile them for me.
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drill bar stock to 7/8

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drill, counterbore, tap

the forward pinch bolt is actually the riser mounting bolt, drill and counterbore

Here is what they look like on the bike. Just a little more work and I'm stoked. Total time invested so far about 4 hours. Cost so far about 4 bucks. Tools used are drill press, angle grinder and center punch.
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paint is done, think the color choice looks bitchin'! Its Black hammertone




new battery mount- reminds me of old ducati superbikes
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Got some more accomplished tonight
drilled out the brake mount

some detail shots-
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threaded inserts welded into old triangle tubes- good for whatever




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That is a REALLY NASTY SPORTSTER!!!!
Thanks for the feedback.Are you thinking of painting the rest of the bike?
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that's no longer a sportster. It's a mobster!! Just in case there's any confusion, that means I think it's awesome, in a kind of beautiful pitbull kind of way.
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That is a REALLY NASTY SPORTSTER!!!!
Thanks for the feedback.Are you thinking of painting the rest of the bike?
Thanks! Well, the only thing that isn't painted is the fender, the tank is chrome and I plan on chroming the fender to match. Nothing else needs painted.
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