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    Default SBS Project - Sportster Chop w/ Lots of Photo's

    This thread is NOT about a trike, and if Zook or the moderators think it is inappropriate for Trike Talk, I will understand if it is removed.

    I am posting it because I think there will be ideas in this thread that will cross over, and be of use to some who are doing Harley Trike Conversions.

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    Well, we vacillated a lot over the last few months on what our Project bike would be for this winter.


    It's been decided.


    Going to build a Sporty, from the frame up-


    Goals are for it to:


    Run, Ride, Look & Sound Better than when we started...AND for it to be One of a Kind!




    This will be our 7th project bike in the last 8 years, and it is our most ambitious.




    Photo's will be taken, all along the way, and posted in this thread.


    We'll be taking it down to the frame, chopping the back end off, converting it to a hardtail.



    I'm 58, with a bad shoulder (and a few other aches & pains) but am planning on this being my daily rider, so even though it will be a hardtail, my goal is to make it a smoother ride than a stock Bagger.


    We've already got the bones of it sketched out, along with a lot of ideas...but I am sure we will be developing parts along the way too.


    First order of business is to get a donor bike, which should be done within the next few weeks.


    We already have a few parts laid out, and some more on the way to us.


    As soon as the donor bike is in our hands, we will be tearing it down to the frame, taking pics along the way and posting them up here.


    Should be fun!


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    Sounds interesting Kevin
    You & your helpers have your work cut out for yourselves, in making a hardtail chopper a comfortable ride!
    Without giving too much else away, are you thinking of the donor being an Evo style or Ironhead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteg59 View Post
    Sounds interesting Kevin
    You & your helpers have your work cut out for yourselves, in making a hardtail chopper a comfortable ride!
    Without giving too much else away, are you thinking of the donor being an Evo style or Ironhead?
    Gonna have some good front suspension and a next generation solo seat (with about 4" of travel in the seat).

    Evo solid mount.

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    Kevin, we are as much a motorcycle forum as a trike forum, as you have to start with a motorcycle to build a trike in most cases. By all means post up the build, looking forward to it!
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    Default Thanks Kevin-Gerald Martin

    Just want to post a thank you to Kevin from DK customs. I have bought a few things from him and the service was unbeatable. Also the desk service was great. I also emailed Kevin about a Frankenstein kit for a sportster and the response was immediate and extremely helpful in my decision to build this trike. I have asked many others about building this trike and got very little response. Kevin's advise was beyond any other advise I received So thanks Kevin Inhope that every one that reads this buys something from you
    Gerald Martin

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    /\...That's a testimonial that cannot be bought!

    Customers that have this opinion of a supplier of things that improve the bike/trike experience, go a long way in making one feel secure in choosing DK Custom Prod. as a #1 supplier.
    These guys know what it takes to get a HD moving & handling, on roads that challenge the best of riders...

    I look forward to the aforementioned Sporty project, as it evolves into a road scorching MACHINE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka View Post
    Kevin, we are as much a motorcycle forum as a trike forum, as you have to start with a motorcycle to build a trike in most cases. By all means post up the build, looking forward to it!
    Thanks! Am chomping at the bit to get started on this!

    Gotta finish a few things up on the TG, get the Softail finished up and off the lift, and I gotta find a 2000-2003 Sporty for the donor!

    Already have a few parts on the way, and a ton of notes of things we want to do to this new bike.



    Quote Originally Posted by gerald martin View Post
    Just want to post a thank you to Kevin from da customs. I have bought a few things from him and the service was unbeatable. Also the desk service was great. I also emailed Kevin about a Frankenstein kit for a sportster and the response was immediate and extremely helpful in my decision to build this trike. I have asked many others about building this trike and got very little response. Kevin's advise was beyond any other advise I received So thanks Kevin Inhope that every one that reads this buys something from you
    Gerald Martin
    Wow! Thank you!


    Looking forward to seeing your Sportster Trike build-out.



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    /\...That's a testimonial that cannot be bought!

    Customers that have this opinion of a supplier of things that improve the bike/trike experience, go a long way in making one feel secure in choosing DK Custom Prod. as a #1 supplier.
    These guys know what it takes to get a HD moving & handling, on roads that challenge the best of riders...

    I look forward to the aforementioned Sporty project, as it evolves into a road scorching MACHINE
    Thank you!



    On our website, from day one, is the idea that DK Custom started with, and still adheres to today-

    At DK Custon we're dedicated to Enhancing Your Riding Experience.

    Not just riding, but the entire experience...ordering parts, receiving them quickly, easy installation, old-fashioned Customer Service...basically everything we want when we are shopping for our own bikes.

    The idea for this upcoming project bike has been on a slow burn for a few years...now that we are moving ahead with it, I can't tell you how excited I am to get going!



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    Picked up a pristine 2003 Sportster Custom today as the Donor bike for this project!


    8453 miles on the clock... after my 10 mile test ride on it.


    Gotta finish our suspension testing report tomorrow, then this weekend I need to clean up the shop. Tuesday we should be able to finish up the Softail and get it off the lift.


    By Tuesday night this Sporty will be on the lift and the disassembly will commence.






    This afternoon after bringing it to its new home from Alabama









    The only things that we are planning on using are the front wheel, forks, part of the frame, engine, rear mc, and calipers...









    ...everything else will end up on ebay.







    I'm pretty stoked to get moving on this. While driving down to pick it up I called Adam at Time Warp Paint (he did the paint on the DK Sporty) and he is up for doing the tins and the frame on this build too.


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    Looks like a great platform to start with, but its a 100th anniversary limited edition that will be a collectors item in another hundred years...Any idea how many of them were made in 03?

    If this one indeed gets sacrificed, how much are you asking for the air cleaner badge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteg59 View Post
    Looks like a great platform to start with, but its a 100th anniversary limited edition that will be a collectors item in another hundred years...Any idea how many of them were made in 03?

    If this one indeed gets sacrificed, how much are you asking for the air cleaner badge?
    Yep, I'm pretty happy with this bike being the donor for the build. It is only the second time I've ever used Craigslist, and it has worked out well both times.

    I am hoping to get it stripped down next week. Once I start removing parts I give them to Dwayne. He checks to see what they are going for and puts them on ebay.

    I don't know how many they made, but this one has a lot of extras and is in really nice shape, so I should be able to sell a ton of stuff off it and help finance the build.

    If you want the air cleaner badge, send him an email at Dwayne@DKCustomProducts.com and he will hook you up with a good price before he puts in on ebay.

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