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Zooker89

Zookers '01 Sporty build

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So, Here is the beginning of my sportster build. It started as an '01 883 Hugger. This pic is just as I bought it minus the tank bib and the windscreen.

Sportster_as_bought.jpg

 

These pics are starting from what I did to just get it ridable (for me) the list of early changes:

Solo seat, Biltwell mustache bars, 6" risers, new pegs, forward controls, strip off all the old crap that was dry rotted or not my style, new intake, coil relocation, a much needed carb cleaning...

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Day one of the build brought a little strip down and some mock ups for future direction. This pic is with the tank I got. It is a 2.4 gal. sporty tank.

new_tank_fit.jpg

this next pic is with some plywood struts to mimic the stance of the new shocks at 10.5" 

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I moved next to the rear fender. I cut it up pretty good and shortened the fender struts a little too. They will be getting much shorter soon.

fender_trim_initial.jpg 

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 I then turned my attention to the front end, trimming off all the un-needed brackets, tabs and dead weight.

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for_lock_trim_1.jpg

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After painting the fork lowers and trees, I reassembled the front end with some fork shrouds and new 12" apes with internal wiring. I am stripping the old paint off the rear fender too. I think I might weld a piece of round bar to the lip of the fender for some extra strength and a little extra detail.

right_side_front_end_done.jpg

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New tires,  a new 2 into one pipe, undecided paint and a few more little things will be coming soon.

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Wow, what a transformation! Yeah those stock tanks are huge!

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Thanks Guys!  Now I gotta get a busted exhaust stud out of the rear jug. Nothing is easy.:rolleyes:

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Well, I got the old stud drilled out and it is re-tapped. It is slightly off center, but not enough to cause me any grief.

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I also got the fender struts cut off and cleaned up. And somewhere along the way I got the chrome oil tank cover off. 

Struts_cut_and_done.jpg 

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I got to squirt some paint on the back fender today. It is rattle can satin, and I will be putting a satin black graphic on it before finishing up with a satin 2K clear.

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That shore is a short fender, better keep the termites away from them struts!

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14 hours ago, joe amyde said:

That shore is a short fender, better keep the termites away from them struts!

Yep. It is short. Now worries about the struts. The real shocks are on the way ;)

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I got the black on the fender, but I may not keep it. I used a different fine line tape and it bled. It should have been much better than the stuff I used to use given the huge price difference. Sometimes you should just stick to what you know...
 

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