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Offline garyajaz

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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 08:48:26 AM »
WOW

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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2018, 11:20:06 AM »



73 XLH done up with modern stuff.   2006 tins.  2008 39 mm front end, 60 spoke wheels, 1200 stroked engine, Dual plugged heads, Andrews gears.  Disk brakes fore and aft.  Ultima ignition and carb.

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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2018, 01:28:45 PM »
Well look at that pretty one!
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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2018, 07:25:41 AM »
Not bad for a compilation of Ebay stuff.  No OEM stock machine was harmed in the making of this ride.

That's my disclaimer for the purist.

Still amazes me the amount of Ironhead stuff on Ebay that is clearly from several outfits parting out bikes.  Lately I see quite a bit of heavily oxidized parts.   I'm assuming from underwater salvage!


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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2019, 01:48:18 PM »
You can't sell a nice Ironhead for a profit.

You can double your money (or better) parting it out on Ebay.
They don't call me Ironhead Rick just because I'm "hard headed"

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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 07:51:50 PM »
ricochet, your pipes reminded me of an experience when I was on my way to Laconia, NH. back around 1985.  I stopped in a parking lot in Manchester, NH. and a group of Harleys pulled in, one had pipes turned down like that and I could feel the ground shake every time it fired a cylinder at idle.  Impressive!

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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2019, 09:04:35 PM »
Guys used to used goose neck pipes like that because a cop could not stick a baton in them to see if there were baffles.
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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2019, 10:36:08 AM »
I had some crafty work on the rear pipe to get it to fit and look the way I wanted it.   Because it's 2 in. OD it was interfering with the oil tank and/or the starter.  In order to make clearance a strategically placed dimple solved that problem but the pipe hung a bit low pointing at the ground.  I made protective sleaves out of PVC pipe backed up with steel and with the pipe secure in a vice used more PVC and pipe to bend it just a skosh. 

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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2019, 06:27:49 AM »
What Do You Care What Other People Think

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Re: Lets see your Iron head
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2019, 09:54:22 AM »
then came Bronson