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rickc

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1977 iron head sportster
« on: December 28, 2010, 05:07:19 AM »
I have been busy these days with this sportster,started out with a few mods and changes, and is now a full blown to the frame clean up(go figure) I now have a bare naked frame and I want to get it blasted and powder coated, any body know of a good powder coater!! Thanks... looking forward to seeing you all on the fourth

Rick Barnes

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 07:53:16 PM »
I only use Pro Powder Coating on Bogart Ln, they are right by Sams Club. They did all the powder on my Daytona, and I also use them for my work stuff.

Oh, and starting out as a "simple clean up" gets real expensive quick....... ;D
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 08:19:58 PM »
My simple clean and assemble project is three years old now!... Second for pro powder on Bogart Ln.

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 08:56:49 PM »
Thanks for the tip,I will swing by there tomorrow and check it out. I plan on having this bike back together in 4 weeks or so, dosent need to much, just wanted to start clean!! If I change the color it may take a little longer..... Know any good paint shops ?

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 09:47:42 PM »
For paint, check with Billings Kar Kolor, I am sure that they can recomend someone. Plus, Gigi works there, she alsways brightens your day.
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 12:40:39 PM »
I'll third the recommendation for Pro Powder Coating, they're good people and I've had a lot of bicycles and a few motorcycle parts done there.

I'm working on a 65 Ironhead, kind of a short chop / bobber.  I'm not working on it particularly hard though.

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 11:53:49 PM »
I  have had very good luck with Monument powder coat in fruita thay did the metel flake job on my 73 XLCH much better  than any paint thay can come up with looks like a 2500$ paint job for 250$ the  comprible  flake paint when i looked at it was 1000$ a quart 

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011, 10:18:36 PM »
Got the sportster frame back from the powder coater, looks good ! Thanks for the recomend,have started to clean and assemble got the triple tree and front forks all put back together, waiting on new swing arm bushings to get here should have it back to a rolling chassis by next week end ( if the parts get here ) I need to figure out how to put up pictures, any pointers ?? 

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011, 10:55:25 PM »
Cant wait to see the bike! I'll make a sticky thread on how to post pics  8)
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2011, 05:53:30 PM »
Ok, here ya go Rick (ha ha, we sure have a lot of Rick's!) Oh yeah, you wouldnt have a helmet I could borrow would ya? bwahahahahaha ;D





79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2011, 07:54:35 PM »
Well I STILL havent received the swing arm bearings  >:( but there are pleanty of other things to be done, cleaning , painting and polishing all the little things that need a touch up after 34 years of pounding the pavement ! Im thinking of going with a real red paint and may be some lite white flames ! talked to Gigi about it and she said she could make it happen 8)  ( We want samples girl)  Well better get out there and get a pollishing rag out.. keep those Pic's and comments coming of your projects it's great to here and see whats going on out side of my own shop  ;)
 

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2011, 09:27:39 PM »
That's a pretty nice bike to start with.  If you have any castoff parts I might be interested.  I can barter with old motorcycle helmets!

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 08:50:43 PM »
Thanks ! no cast off parts,everything will be cleaned, painted, pollished, and put back on  ;D The guy I got this bike from knows some one that has, I think he said a 76 ? basket case for sale !!

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2011, 09:09:48 PM »
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Just a few more shots as we move along,, Lets have a vote !! which tank would you use :-\

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Re: 1977 iron head sportster
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2011, 11:21:26 PM »
For high rise bars, definately the secong tank. If you put on a low rise bar, I'd go with the AMF tank.
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?