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Old 01-15-2003, 09:18 AM
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Hello All

The names Don, and I have been riding for 20yrs on one thing or another, but just got my first Harley (69 Ironhead Chopper /w girder forks) it's a restoration project that I just started and I'm having a great time so fare.

so far the bike is stripped down, the motor didn't look right on the bench so I frabricated a engine stand for it. Should be reassembling the motor in the next week or so. i'll keep everyone up to date if interested and should have pics in a couple days.
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Old 01-15-2003, 09:24 AM
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Welcome aboard...glad you could join us from Detroit rock city. You'll find some great people around here and you'll get some good info if you have any questions.

Be sure to post those pics of your bike and if you're doing some custom work or rebuilding...keep us updated on the progress. Again, welcome and chat with ya soon.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:06 AM
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Welcome to the boards. It's a good time with cool people. Looking forward to the coming pics.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:31 AM
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Welcome to the Forum D Bone........Just need to tell ya that there are some folks here that ain't right. So bein from Detroit, you should fit right in....................Welcome..................... .....WORK
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:34 AM
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Oh, also SEMPER FI back to ya............
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Old 01-15-2003, 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by D_Bone
Hello All

The names Don, and I have been riding for 20yrs on one thing or another, but just got my first Harley (69 Ironhead Chopper /w girder forks) it's a restoration project that I just started and I'm having a great time so fare.....
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Sounds good. I'm building a similar bike myself. It's a '58 sporty custom hardtail conversion with a twisted springer. I'm putting a 1980 Ironhead in it. Here's a pic of the rolling chassis as it was the day I brought it home. The bike was customized 25 years ago and never put on the road. I have the engine installed but no pics yet. I'm in the middle of moving so it's on the back burner for now.
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Old 01-15-2003, 12:00 PM
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Thanks for the Welcome everyone.

I will try to have pics on here tonight, or the lasted by the weekend.

I picked this bike up for $400 and when I took the motor down only the rings need to be replaced, well they don't need to be but hey i'm there right? couple things I'm planning.

Pri.. cover
cam cover
Cams
Rings maybe pistons
motor parts rechromed or replaced
frame powder coated
new Tires and wheels. (have some laying round?)
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Old 01-16-2003, 06:11 AM
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Originally posted by D_Bone
Thanks for the Welcome everyone.
...new Tires and wheels. (have some laying round?)
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Ebay dude!
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:03 AM
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Ebay is starting to **** me off. people on the trying to hussle crap.


most of the stuff on there i can get from www.jirehcycles.com cheaper than what they are selling for. sorry i hate that damn soap box.
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by D_Bone
Ebay is starting to **** me off. people on the trying to hussle crap.


most of the stuff on there i can get from www.jirehcycles.com cheaper than what they are selling for. sorry i hate that damn soap box.
huh, that's too bad you've had a bad experience with Ebay. My experiences have been great. I've scored lots of cool old-school stuff for my rat chopper. In fact I'm practically building the whole thing from Ebay. I don't have time to hit the swap meets.
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...about here in Michigan(land of ice and snow)you DO get time to improve/modify your scooter. I am tweakin' and jewelin' on a newer one myself and that isn't the same caliber of fun as riding but it is at least still at the range. We are getting pummeled here this year with one of those winters that just doesn't stop or let up. Not a lot of snow in inches but, damn if it doesn't do it a couple inches EVERY day!

Good luck on your scoot project. Make sure you get on it ALL THREE of the weeks in between snow fall and rain!! WELCOME!! (I'm in G.R.)
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Welcome Don from Detroit. I'm Michael from across the river in Windsor. I'm sure you'll enjoy this site. I've found it very informative. Good luck on your bike.
Ride Safe and Often
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