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ironhorse95
05-19-2009, 10:22 AM
hi everyone, i was wanted to share this with you. heres a pic of my 2006 fxst. since feb i've been working on chopping it out. the mock up is now done. its getting ready for paint preparation.

Wide
05-19-2009, 11:35 AM
Looks damn cool

Is that a handy lift? I'm looking for a new one

Nitram_b4
05-19-2009, 04:23 PM
that looks like it was a stock frame that was lengthened in the back bone and had been hightened.
maybe had the strut horns removed?
did you do it yourself?

Nitram_b4
05-19-2009, 04:30 PM
never mind I see ya do this shit and have the equipment

ironhorse95
05-20-2009, 08:51 AM
the lift is very handy.

ironhorse95
05-20-2009, 09:17 AM
Rake 40*, 4.5" Backbone, 8" down tube, ans 7* triple tree. with 12 over fork tubes.heres a pic of my bike before and a pic of the frame mod.

junior
05-20-2009, 06:05 PM
well done. nice touch with the holes for rosette welds....

j

OldBikerGuy
05-20-2009, 08:12 PM
Nice job, ironhorse. Your bike looks a little different from mine, Actually, mine looks a lot like the one in the "before" picture. It's also a 2006 FXST. One day when I get the kids outa the house and buy my HGW for touring, I hope to turn the Softail into a boulevard barhopper. It's great to see how those who've already taken the plunge are doing. Can't wait to see the finished product.

coolhawg6622
05-20-2009, 08:34 PM
Looks cool.............. Jazda)):

But I like the before better......IMHO......... 1beeers

ironhorse95
05-21-2009, 09:37 AM
thanks guys, i liked it before to thats why i bought it. if the before looks different its because i put night train drag bars on it. the 7* triple tree and a set of 2 over tubes were on it too.i love harleys and choppers. i like the idea of building choppers the old school way and not buying it like a big dog or something like that. you all will for sure see it when its finshed. thanks again bros.

Nitram_b4
05-21-2009, 04:07 PM
I always thought that was where choppers should come from...
most of us that have been riding 30+ years can turn our oun wrenches for the most part.
And we liked to make our bike our own ...no other was out there.

ironhorse95
05-22-2009, 02:26 AM
I always thought that was where choppers should come from...
most of us that have been riding 30+ years can turn our oun wrenches for the most part.
And we liked to make our bike our own ...no other was out there.
i agree with you. thats why i built mine the old school way of doing it.

Nitram_b4
05-22-2009, 05:30 AM
then the coolness of your bike goes up 50% :)

ironhorse95
05-22-2009, 10:15 AM
then the coolness of your bike goes up 50% :)
my bike was cooler even before the added 50%. a true chopper comes from a stock bike. no matter your age. i wanted to do it the way it should be. a chopper is born from stock cut up frame bikes. they're not bought. that takes the fun and the true meaning out of the bike.

FASTultra
05-22-2009, 06:04 PM
then the coolness of your bike goes up 50% :)
my bike was cooler even before the added 50%. a true chopper comes from a stock bike. no matter your age. i wanted to do it the way it should be. a chopper is born from stock cut up frame bikes. they're not bought. that takes the fun and the true meaning out of the bike.

No truer words have been spoken!!

Nitram_b4
05-22-2009, 08:28 PM
one question
I see the way you have achived the rake with the neck, that is a little differnt than I have seen in the past.
not saying it is right or wrong.
I have seen it cut 3/4 the way up behind the bearing section and spreed to the degree required and re-welded.
and additonal gussets added.

Nitram_b4
05-22-2009, 08:32 PM
by the way I like that rear fender and strut, I would like to figure out something like that without cutting the frame horns off so I could switch it back if I ever wanted to

ironhorse95
05-22-2009, 09:32 PM
one question
I see the way you have achived the rake with the neck, that is a little differnt than I have seen in the past.
not saying it is right or wrong.
I have seen it cut 3/4 the way up behind the bearing section and spreed to the degree required and re-welded.
and additonal gussets added.
i'll show you what was done with the frame. heres some pics to show the areas it was cut at. With the goose neck measurement tool installed in the neck, an adjustable rod is placed on the end. This will translate a straight line to the table base through the center of the neck. A plumbob is used to mark several points on the table of the center of the frame. This line will be used to center the back bone and neck during the stretch. Cut the back bone and down tubes out leaving enough room for the motor mounts and forward controls. Prep the cuts areas for welding in the new DOM tubing and tubing inserts. The neck is placed onto the milling machine for cleanup. The Back Bone weld point joint is milled clean for the new back bone and the Center Support is also milled clean. The new DOM Square tubing will slide cleanly back into these original mounting points.The stock 2006 has a square back bone, therefore the new stretched back bone will also be made of square DOM tubing to fit into the stock neck. A smaller inner tube is cut, prepared and pressed into the stock neck. The new 4 over back bone is prepared and slid over the inner tube for strong weld joint.

ironhorse95
05-22-2009, 09:35 PM
sorry if its to long of a post. hope it helps.

ironhorse95
05-22-2009, 09:41 PM
Get a bagger............................................ . start carrying your own shit!! BTW BAGGERS RULE!!

i like the bagger part..thats what my dad says. you want to carry shit then get you a bagger.

Nitram_b4
05-22-2009, 09:42 PM
not at all..thanks for posting

ironhorse95
05-22-2009, 10:00 PM
i wanted to show you guys one other thing. that was done on the build. that turned out really well. my bike is fuel injected. i wanted to keep it that way and still change the tank. rolland sands from pm has made a part called "gas it". this is so efi bike can have custom gas tanks and still keep the efi. as long as the tank is flat on the bottom. it can be done. heres some pics of the part and how it was pit in.

ironhorse95
05-22-2009, 10:03 PM
heres the last pic it got cut off

Nitram_b4
05-22-2009, 10:21 PM
now thats fucking cool:)

ironhorse95
05-23-2009, 01:02 AM
i'm a younger guy but i believe in the old school ways for bikes. the parts and technology is out there. so you can keep to the true way of building a chopper out of a stock bike. i seen rowdy piper in a shirt that said old school is still cool and he's right. when it comes to bikes.

Nitram_b4
05-23-2009, 01:40 AM
yup...I put my first harley together from a basket case
Had 1971 motor 1973 frame 1974 front end (disk brake) to org had drum
I picked the engine up with a big hug and carried it into the house to work on it over the winter
since it was a sportster...that was no small effort...almost dropped a nut bringing it into the house
wish I still had that bike

D.N.F.
05-23-2009, 02:41 AM
Nice looking bike.

ironhorse95
05-23-2009, 02:48 AM
thanks. i can't wait to just ride it.

ironhorse95
07-06-2009, 03:55 PM
hi every one i wanted to give an update on the bike project. the frames been power coated and the paint is finshed. now its time to put this lego set back together. i'm ready to ride.

CoolMaker
07-06-2009, 07:06 PM
She is looking goooooood.. ;)

ironhorse95
07-09-2009, 05:17 AM
the flames now have their strips

Nitram_b4
07-09-2009, 05:57 AM
looking great, can't wait to see it fully assembled

ironhorse95
07-20-2009, 05:42 AM
the birth of chopper. almost done getting the wires all hide now.

Nitram_b4
07-20-2009, 06:26 AM
looking great...when ya think it will be rolling out of your shop

ironhorse95
07-20-2009, 09:45 AM
i should have it out and done for the weekend. as long it all goes well.

ironhorse95
07-22-2009, 05:47 AM
new profile pic and the before pic.

Nitram_b4
07-22-2009, 06:03 AM
nice lines

ironhorse95
07-29-2009, 12:34 AM
heres a new bike project pic

RacingOrangeRoadster
07-29-2009, 12:46 AM
Nice looking Chopper. How long do the forks last on an extended rake like that?

ironhorse95
07-29-2009, 01:50 AM
these are 12 overs. how long they last i'm not sure. i'm still waiting to ride this one

ironhorse95
08-01-2009, 02:19 PM
hey everybody, its done. it's finally done. heres a pic at the hooters bike nite. guess what bike took home 1st place at the bike show...

Nitram_b4
08-01-2009, 07:58 PM
looks great, how does it handle?

Rhino
08-01-2009, 08:48 PM
Awesome bike Iron! Congrats on the win too!

Wild1Poet2
08-01-2009, 11:17 PM
a righteous machine there Iron. good job and congrats on the show win

ironhorse95
08-02-2009, 12:02 AM
it rides great. alittle different then what it was before. i like it its great. thanks guys

ironhorse95
08-20-2009, 11:00 AM
just wanted to add a berore and after pic. this is side by side. a true chopper was born the RIGHT way. to keep the true meaning of chopper.

k-fly
09-23-2009, 07:34 AM
cool beans......Congrats.....thanx for the smiles....