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Old 9th June 2007
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I spent all winter re-building my 1981 sportster and just finished. It was completely stock (and a little rough) when i started and now its a cafe/ dirt track style bike. I shouldnt have said "finished" because im looking for comments or suggestions for my bike! You can check out my bike pictures in my user gallery or in my attachment.
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Damn nice job! Do you have any before pics? I'm struggling to think of anything it needs. Maybe some black mags and gaitors. Nice work!
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I shouldnt have said "finished" because im looking for comments or suggestions for my bike!

Very nice! Home-built and an ironhead, so double cool.

Looks good as is, but maybe lace up an 18" in the back, and trim the cam and sprocket covers.
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Pretty sweet. Who made the dual carb set-up?
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Real nice. the only comment i have is the tank being the small tank. need a bigger one to ride more.
congrats on a real nice bike.
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love the tail, i want one so bad, but need to keep the back seat for the wife.
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Looks great! Don't need to change a thing, but since you asked, I'd:
  • Fab some kind of side mount speedo on the left side - get it off the bars
  • Flip the mirrors or go with bar ends

Then, drive it over my way and leave the keys in it!
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everyone's got an opinion. The bike looks excellent. I agree with the 18" rim on the back, it will balance the bike a bit. Bar end mirrors or mount the stockers under the bars also a good idea.

For my taste, I'm not sure I like the orange frame and swingarm, black might look better, but it's your scoot and you've done a great job.

Cheers,

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I love tracker style. Keep the spoke wheels and the peanut tank. Maybe an 18'' on the rear, but looks damn good as it is!
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Very nice bike !!!
May be, change your pipes......for something more "racing"...
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