Looking for my next project ...How about vintage ?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Maustarman, May 23, 2013.

  1. Maustarman

    Maustarman Active Member

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    Hello everyone
    I'm looking to get my next project and I found this one close by...for some reason I keep loosing my sleep over a vintage bike... And these are older than me so I'm getting all exited
    Harley's for sale

    What do you all think?
    What would be the obvious questions to ask ? and what should I be looking for ?
    How about the price?( talked to the guy and it seems he might even take a couple of hundred less than the asking price(

    Any comments advice etc will be appreciated :)
     
  2. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    my only comment would be i wish i could do what you plan...i love the old vintage and to do it on your own is a real achievement. it is on my bucket list. hope you find the bike you are looking for, there is so much help on here that all your questions would be answered... good luck and don't forget the photos .....Hint (don't ask Jack to take the photos) :D
     
  3. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    Hold on now, just a minute there. I've been following your thread, Winter Project! 1988 Sportster Basket Case :/ but I don't know the finale.

    Your last post on the thread was this, Jan 7th, 2013, 07:40 AM, #109. Well, how did it end up? C'mon now, I'd like to know!

    Your post has inspired me, I'm looking for a similar project now! See what you've done!

    Cheers!
    Ferrous
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2013
  4. Maustarman

    Maustarman Active Member

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    @ Ferrous
    Yes... True... I do have my 88... Ive been working on it, playing with the timing etc and the noise it's better not perfect.
    Planning to take it to the HD dealer to have them listening to it ...just haven't get around doing it.
    But here is what it looks like..
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1369377248.320398.jpg
    What are you looking for... Sporty or softail project?
    It seems we are pretty close by .. Should do a ride this summer
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have previously taken a box of bits and made a motorcycle from it the hardest part was finding the missing parts and trying to work out what the missing parts were
    However with a Harley you should be able to get a parts list and a service manual to help identify what belongs where it helps take the guess work out of it
    When a bike starts calling me and i have money and space i just get it and take it from there and the fun part is the challenge of getting it all together looking as it should

    I look forward to reading about your restoration

    Brian
     
  6. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    I was hoping you had it looked at already, I'm dying to know the outcome. It looks GREAT! I like your paint work.

    I'm looking for a Sporty. I've gotten as far as combing through CL, that's about it so far. I like this one; 1977 iron head sportster. If the description is accurate, I think I could do it. The one that you linked to looks like it's over my head. If you pick it up, I'll look forward to your posts.

    Already noticed we're nearby. I'm thinkin...

    Cheers!
    Ferrous