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PostSubject: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:07 pm

So, I bought this:



Stripped it down to this:



Cut it in half to weld on new hardtail section:



Mocked up frame:



Tacked frame:



Karl and Dan (fevah) came over and played with stuff:



That is all for now. Will hopefully get the frame welded up by someone that knows what they're doing and then start with mounting new oil tank, seat etc.


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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Cool start. How much stretch is there on that rear section?

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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:42 pm

looks good i think i saw this on TM was it running or did you get it going??
anyways a good doner Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:36 pm

Irishjon wrote:
Cool start. How much stretch is there on that rear section?

5" stretch. Hammer in Hand Cycles hardtail. http://www.hammerinhandcycles.com


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looks good i think i saw this on TM was it running or did you get it going??
anyways a good doner Twisted Evil

Yep was on TM. Cleaned the starter solenoid and it fired up mint.
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:15 pm

sweet i saw them advertised in the last horse mag

good luck bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:10 am

Taking a break from scooting up and down the driveway to bring you an update Twisted Evil







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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:35 pm

Made good progress this weekend Very Happy Got the seat, oil tank and gas tank all mounted today. Still need to lower the front


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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:04 pm

Anyone got a good trick to get the blue shit off the whitewall?
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:07 pm

scrubbing brush and jif or dish wash liquid works good
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:17 pm

Cheers Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:54 pm

Any suggestions on a rear fender?
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:12 pm

NOT a flat trailer fender!
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:50 pm

yip i second that santa santa
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm

agree with the above,we have moved on since trailer guards.
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:55 am

Haha ok no trailer guards then! Alternatives?
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:05 am

Try making one. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:17 am

Cam wrote:
Try making one. Twisted Evil

Rolling Eyes I want the bike to look good! Not like some POS rat bike haha (this = no skills to make one)
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:35 pm

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Try making one. Twisted Evil

Rolling Eyes I want the bike to look good! Not like some POS rat bike haha (this = no skills to make one)

==== get cam to make one he has nothing else on Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:48 pm

Fuck off he has to do my tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:30 pm

i have about three foot of a modelA spare wheel cover if ya want it.they make good guards with a rib in the middle(well it would'nt be on the fucken side would it)hmmm a rib on the side that would be different.but seriously i just flick up the end sometimes drill a few speeed holes(i luv holes they are the shit.it may be a bit short for ya bro but you can have it if ya want.and yes i am drunk while writing this .so if you want it better hurry up before i sober up.
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:56 pm

Haha sounds good man! How wide is it? Be good on a 140?
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:02 am

yup i made one for a 140 0n a 16 fitted wicked .
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:28 pm

Sweet I'l PM you. I've actually got a 130, that was a typo....
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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Sun May 06, 2012 8:59 pm

Dropped the engine in today so I can start sorting brackets, oil lines, etc. The mounts all lined up perfect which was a relief!



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PostSubject: Re: Ironhead Wizardry   Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:56 am

I haven't really done much on this lately but summer coming up fast so getting some work done. So, amongst my mates stag do on friday and his wedding on sunday I managed to get a couple things done. I had to cut off the tabs for the oil tank and get some new ones, notch the seat bar and weld them in so they were higher because the chain was just going to be touching the oil tank. And then Dan came over to help me make a plan to rewire it and we started to make a battery/electrics box which I think I'll get my mrs to cover in canvas.








Also in that last pic you can see the new brake caliper. The old one wasn't going to work with the shape of the rigid frame so I got one from later model softail and modded it a bit to work. With the 0.5" wider rim and different width caliper I had to sort spacers to the rear all lined up and tight, which was easier than expected. All I ended doing was taking one spacer out and getting my brother to machine one down and it was perfect.

This is what the rear brake master cylinder looked like when I opened it



And got this old guard off some dude on Waiheke and have been cutting bits off it, still more work to do on that

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