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dmz1241 01-27-2012 01:40 PM

DMZ's 97' HD Sportster Build
 
This was my bike, I just recently sold it....

Got my 97 XLH Sportster 1200 in October 2010, originally it was an 883 but was converted to the 1200. Since I got it I have not done any real modifications on it till now. As of now the build isnt to exciting. I am still in the process of breaking down the bike and ordering parts, but here is what I have to start with.

Here is how it was the day I got it. I only things I did to it after this picture was taken was black out some chrome and remove the rear seat.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1/100_6696.jpg

The previous owner put a Fat Bob tank on it and I am more of a fan of the stock "peanut" style tank that comes stock on sportsters so i am now in the process of getting a new tank. Since the old tank has the ignition on the tank I am going to put a new ignition on the bike.
Old Tank
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...0126-00251.jpg

Starting to break down the bike here. Have the tank and rear fender off which i am cutting down to be more of a "bobber" style.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...0126-00259.jpg

In this picture I removed the back part of the frame since i wouldnt need it to hold up the rear fender anymore, and plus its a better look in my opinion.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...0127-00264.jpg
Here is the rear fender that i have been working on. Still have some work to do on it but its on its way.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...41/fender1.jpg

I still have to clean up the edges some more and do some sanding, but i also want to round off the corners more so its not so obvious that it was chopped.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...41/Fender2.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...41/fender3.jpg

Here are the new 10" shocks that I bought from Licks Cycles. The above two pictures give you an idea of how much lower it is.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ortshocks1.jpg

Here it is again with the new shocks but i tossed the seat on and just laid the fender on there to get an idea of how it will look.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ortshocks2.jpg

New location for my ignition.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1/ignition.jpg

New tank (2/9/12) Havent mounted it yet. Need some new hardware and I also want to try to hide the wires better since this tank is a lot smaller it dont cover them up as well.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1/newtank2.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1/newtank1.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1/newtank3.jpg

Not to much more progress but I have fabbed up some brackets to mount the tank, and then modified the other for a better fit.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1/brackets.jpg

Here is me on the bike, but this is pretty much exactly what the height of the tank is going to look like when it is mounted.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h198/dmz1241/me.jpg

Here is a new seat that I made from my old one. Its not done yet but this will basically be it.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...1241/seat3.jpg

Now that I have my tank and its ready to be mounted I am just waiting for a vacuum hose to come in the mail. Once I have that I am going to put the bike back together and ride it as is for now since its to cold out to paint it. I hope by this weekend I will have it ready to go for a ride!

Check back soon because hopefully it will look completely different soon.

dmz1241 04-05-2012 08:09 PM

SOLD


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