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jbourke



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PostSubject: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Hi all,

John here, moved with the family from The Netherlands to NZ a few months ago. Loving it, especially since I now have the space to put theory into practice: restoring an Ironhead engine. BTW putting it into a frame and ride will definitely be part 2 :-)

Great to have found this forum with all the expertise and skills on hand.

Cheers,

John
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:16 pm

welcome John, hope you're likin NZ
ironhead's a great motor, you keepin it standard or makin any changes to it? gonna put elec ign? stock carb?
as long as you haven't got a vrod with apes you'll be ok here Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:13 pm

Welcome. What year sporty are you doing up? be keen to compare notes. cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:43 am

I am looking for anything after '78 as it will have left shift instead of right or crossover. Will try to keep it as standard as possible but electronic ignition will be on the list. I guess my next post will be in the "parts wanted" forum :-) BTW I'll appreciate any tips on where to find a suitable engine block.

Thanks John
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:58 pm

Sporty engines seem to be thin on the ground but complete bikes aree cheap. I've an 84 that's nearly finished. Should be on teh road in teh next couple of weeks.
Welcome on board.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:07 pm

Trademe listing 356934226 I know a bit about this mtr.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:44 pm

Welcome aboard John, Always good to have another like minded Wellingtonian on board.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:38 pm

PAN/SHOVEL wrote:
Trademe listing 356934226 I know a bit about this mtr.

he wants 2k for it
would that be an ok price?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:13 pm

Hey John, nothing wrong with changing on the right side.

Its usally easier, cheaper and quicker to get a complete bike than trying to build one out of parts. Irish Jon's evo being a case in point.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:17 am

You mean the bottomless money box? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie on a mission: Ironhead restoration   Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:32 am

can think of worse things to spend ya money on Very Happy
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