View Full Version : Just a few pics of my '73 XLCH project.
17th January 2005, 17:43
I picked this one up a few weeks ago off of Ebay. It was a local seller to me, and the price seemed right $2,600. The motor is fresh and healthy as is the tranny. Previous owner had it all decked out like a highway cruiser, big two up seat, saddle bags, highway pegs, etc. I've been stripping it down and gettin' her setup to my taste. It had thrown the chain at one point in it's life and buggered up the chain guard, sprocket cover and oil tank. Luckily it didn't hurt anything else.
I'm waitin on my flattrack bars to arrive. I've got a set of 18" and 19" stock laced aluminum rims that I'll be puttin' on this week in place of the Invaders. I love those stock Borrani's! It's got a King tank on it now, but I may go back to the peanut or even an early turtle or K tank to complete my look. I'd also like to wrap the exhaust on this one and just keep it simi-rat.
Anyway, it's a start.
17th January 2005, 17:45
Man that will be rpetty sweet when you are done..I like the black engine.
17th January 2005, 18:09
got a good start there , you goin low and fast lookin with it?
hows the chrome on the invaders? aww never mind I can't use disk brakes
keep the buildup pics comming
you will want a better kicker pedel on there , that one will kill your arches
17th January 2005, 18:18
I like it alot! Oh look! He got's an old Corvette too! Many kool toyz in the MAN-CAVE!
17th January 2005, 18:18
The invaders are decent. The front would polish all the way out no problem, the rear has a little to much surface rust but would still clean up nice for a rider. I'm gonna sell 'em to finance some parts. I'm really tryin' to build this one on the cheap. Yes I am gonna go low and fast with it. I have the later 35mm front end without the reflector boss from a Superglide waiting to go. I'm gonna lower that front end 2 inches and switch it over when I put the stock Borrani's back on. The Superglide front end also has the better front caliper on it. I haven't decided what tires to run yet, I want some vintage tread on it, Dunlop Gold Seals or old Goodyears or somethin'.
I'll try to take some pics along the way. The best part about the bike is that it is mechanically sound. I was able to kick it to life on a 28 degree day in my shop there which at this time is not heated...yet! I'm workin' on that.
Anyway suggestions appreciated, past experiences as well.
17th January 2005, 18:25
That old '64 Vette was the result of driving beat up (but paid for) pickups for the past 25 years! It has a LOOOONNNNGGGGGG way to go, and I do mean a long way to go! There are still some pretty decent finds out there. I'm lookin' for that junk 24/7! And worked my way up to that one over time. I'll be lucky to finish it before I'm dead.
17th January 2005, 18:55
I'm lookin around in your bat cave and I don't see the "K" mobile, what up with that
17th January 2005, 19:00
We wanna see all yer toys!
17th January 2005, 19:04
Very, very cool! And I wanna see the K too!
17th January 2005, 19:06
everyone chant now , k model, k model, k model ....
keep it up now he'll cave in
17th January 2005, 19:06
The K is completely disassembled. The cases are gonna need some thread inserts and a couple of small weld repairs. It is as far apart as a K can be. It will be quite some time before I have it all back together. I'm gonna get this ironhead to a point where I'm happy with it and then get back on the K. I've got an old KR hardtail section and plan on building the K up as a replica KR Flattracker with spool front hub, hardtail, etc. I didn't buy it as a complete bike, it was basically just the engine (complete),frame and title, typical basket case. It's on the MAJOR project side of my shop where all of those plastic tubs and boxes are stacked.
17th January 2005, 19:08
I guess I could just throw all of the parts in a pile tonight and take a picture! Would that satisfy the masses?
17th January 2005, 19:10
Better than nothin'!
17th January 2005, 19:20
T, that reminded me of one time I was in my painters shop and we were talking for a while and he sat down on his bike so I walked over to another bike next to the wall . as I was sitting down he yelled something to me that was lost in the noise of bike parts crashing all around me
turns out that the bike went to sit on was just mocked up for ideas and nothing was bolted together . so after about 20 mins. of laughter and reassembling the mock up we got back to the original topic
funnie as hell to see me rolling around on the ground in the midst of falling parts
alley sould a been there to take pics
17th January 2005, 19:27
That's HILARIOUS!! Oh, that's classic! Yeah, I do the same thing mockin' stuff up. You're lucky you didn't bust your ass! By the way, that link to the booty chick on the sport bike last Friday was too damn funny. I was laughin' out loud here at work and people musta thought I was goofy.
17th January 2005, 19:29
ya its a good thing I don't get to use computers at work cause I'd never get any thing done
wonder how many others I got in trouble at work with some of my links
17th January 2005, 19:34
Our whole shop got a good laugh with that one! Even the boss!
17th January 2005, 21:35
T-bone, nice lookin' scoot. That thing is screaming for some apehangers and a 4ft sissy bar though! :tour
18th January 2005, 02:46
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