Sportster rebuild.

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Patio
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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by Patio » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:37 pm

Still no pictures.
I replaced the clutches with a different setup and it is working now. I put about 15 miles on it today. :)
Now I am doing some tweaking of things to get it to handle better.

More to come.
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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by JackF » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:11 pm

Good news all around. :D

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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by Patio » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:24 pm

See everyone in a couple of weeks. We are off to South America for a wedding and some down time.
Be nice to each other.

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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by Patio » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:21 am

Well it has been a three year journey, rebuilding this sportster.
Tomorrow I am going to take in for an inspection, by the State Patrol, so as to get a license plate for it. Then it is for sale!
I will spend some time tweaking it to run better until it sells.

Here are some pictures I took tonight.
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I bought my fist lathe, four years ago and the mill 3 years ago. With the help of many of you on this board, I have successfully completed this project. When I started, I had never fully rebuild a motor, or done any machine work. I had only installed a motor in a vehicle, partially rebuild a motor in high school and done simple tune ups and maintenance to all my vehicles. I am 56 now.
I now have a much better grasp on machine work and the process of rebuilding machines. I could not have made such progress with out the help of you guys. Thanks!

This will be the end of this thread, but not the end of my posting here.
I will do what I can to pass on what I have learned, as you guys have passed it on to me.
I have a plan that will take at least a year, if not more to complete the bikes that I have now. Next will be a 1962 Harley Davidson Panhead, that is in a 1948 HD frame. Once that is completed to a running state I intend to split the cases on my other 1974 Sportster, to fix a leak. So it seems I have enough to keep my busy and off the streets. :)

Once again, I can not thank you guys enough for your generosity of time and knowledge that you give here.

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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by ken572 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:10 pm

Hello :!: Pat :D

You sure did a beautiful rebuild
on your sportster :wink: 8)

Ken. :)
One must remember.
The best learning experiences come
from working with the older Masters.
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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by JackF » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:29 pm

It's a beautiful bike Pat, it reminds me some of my 70 Sport. :) :)

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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by redneckalbertan » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:59 pm

Patio wrote:This will be the end of this thread, but not the end of my posting here.
I will do what I can to pass on what I have learned, as you guys have passed it on to me.
I have a plan that will take at least a year, if not more to complete the bikes that I have now. Next will be a 1962 Harley Davidson Panhead, that is in a 1948 HD frame. Once that is completed to a running state I intend to split the cases on my other 1974 Sportster, to fix a leak. So it seems I have enough to keep my busy and off the streets. :)
Hope you will have threads for the other projects as well, I enjoy seeing how other people solve problems!

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Re: Sportster rebuild.

Post by Patio » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:34 pm

Ken, RIP
Thanks Jack
Thanks Redneck and I will be posting other projects as I do them.

This chapter is done! The bike has a new owner, they are coming back to pick it up tomorrow. A guy is buying it for his gal and she is pretty happy about it. I hope they get a lot of good memories from it.

Many people on this board have contributed to this build. Some, just by making a post here, on a totally different subject, unknown to them it was totally relevant to what I was trying to do. Others have helped directly. And some it was just great encouragement given, that helps a guy to keep moving forward. :)

I would like to specially like to thank Harold, who has very graciously listen to my many questions and given me good advise. There were a couple of stages, things would not likely have turned out so well without his help. Thanks Harold V.

More to come, just not here!
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