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PostSubject: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:38 pm

Hi guys, been a while of just watching everyone else’s projects, well I came across this old ironhead, parked and it fitted my needs, pre 78 so I don’t need all the bull indicktators and stuff, kick start so I can receive acc payouts for missing limbs and this beauts headed for bare basics, as required for on nz roads and its only 3 years until it’s a vintage.. Cheap rego... yay.

I scored it needing a bit more work than I thought as to just a quick fix to get it riding so I could enjoy summer...

Shoved a bolt on hardtail I got of some dude around the corner, its ugly but was cheap and hardtails it until I can get my cast axle plates... and do it for real (Sorry woody, thought I’d save you weeks of work!) The pipes AND the SIDE MOUNTED NUMBER PLATE! Should hide most of it...

So now I’ve decided to do a run next weekend out of town on it...

With a week to go... wiring needs re-doing, no exhaust, ½ bike still needs assembly, won’t run (timing and spark issues), flat front tyre, and need to do everything to get a Wof so I can get Rego off hold...

Happy days, it's going to be a very long weekend coming up!
Nothing like leaving it all to the last minute! And the motivation!

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:57 pm













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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:07 pm

Nice one Jon - that's gonna be cool. Avon's front and rear? Good luck with the finishing. I'm sure the end product will be to your usual high standard.
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:46 pm

sweet nice bike ..........but your rite the hardtail is ugggly Rolling Eyes What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:30 pm

Excellent Jon. Swing by if you get the chance when it's up and running. I'd like to see how you mount the rear fender. I got one last week and it's real tight to the tyre so not much rook for wheel adjustment.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:52 pm

Looks mighty fine Jon. Not far to go now mate Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:50 pm

Reg, WoF and on the road, small oil leak.. and a few other small things but Legal now...



bounce bounce cheers bounce bounce cheers bounce bounce cheers affraid


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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:41 am

They gave you a wof with those pipes,how did the sparkplug issue work out and have you got it ready for the hog rally this weekend lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:17 am

yeah.. they have some baffles in them and i had a DB reading.

the plugs std are NGK B6L or Champion H8C but because there is electronic ignition i need resistor plugs but NGK dont do an equilivalant.. and champion do but its a RH8C and no one in NZ seems to have any?! affraid

so i will have to get some from over seas my self...

aparently resister ones dont foul as much as std ones and it must have an affect on the electronic unit ? who knows?!

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:39 pm

Auckland to Coro, 3 days and lots of riding and the old girl didn’t miss a beat, not bad for being parked up for many years in different garages...















At least 5 crews were in attendance at different stages, Retro Rockers, Vandals (Rattlers), Grease Monkeys, Born To Late and Coromandel Riders

i'm on the road again! cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:28 am

Way better pics than I got. God job Jon.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:22 am

i cant take credit for the ones that have me in them, that would be a cool trick though! aye...

good to see you guys down at Paeroa.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Ok, so the kick start shaft got bent? Broke the sprocket cover with use, so I’ve been bump starting for a while now... just till the bits arrive from the US... well that hasn’t been too good...





so now more bits comming... and an excuse to buy some more tools cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:44 pm

So, a bit of an up date...

I found where the bit came from, a shifter pawl..



Parts on way from the States.. so while i wait...

Paint the frame and polish the alloy.....













the kicker shaft was bent so i ordered one from the States but found them to be mild steel or just a bit more so my son made me one from 4140 high tensile

left to right, bent'n stuffed, new replacement and 4140, nice


also got a guide to sort the chain issues...



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PostSubject: Shaved Legs   Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:22 pm

Still waiting for parts, must be a slow boat shipment?!
So got to this week, ground off the front guard mounts with a lathe finish, then spent time polishing... Came out clean...













also a rebuild with new seals, oil etc in forks, much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:39 pm

Boo

geeze, it kind a changed colour! a mate painted some tins for me, Graffiti, how often have you seen that!





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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:13 pm

That looks good. My personal favourite is bare metal, but that graffiti look is still good.
Have you thought of putting bungs in the side of the tank with a clear sight tube?
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:23 pm

New Paint!  YaY... No Really... New Paint, thanks to Andrew at Whenuapai Auto Refinish for putting in some great skills...

Heavy FLAKE and tangerine













got a small ride in this weekend... C'mon summer!

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:29 pm

Im liking that paint job looks the part
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:22 am

Nice one Jon. I saw another couple of Andrew's tanks sitting in the parts dept at Amps last week. Very nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:50 am

Yeah.. he's got allot of talent..

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:48 am

Stunning
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:00 am

i think this one is done?!... are they ever done?



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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:15 pm

For this summer anyway Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's 76 ironhead custom thingy   Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:56 pm

just had starter issues and scotty sorted it, good old faulty wires.. geeze my

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