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I checked the gas tank and it is clean and dry! I removed the carb and had to get a special tool to get to the top nut...

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Using a 90 degree racket wrench with vise-grip pliers got the job done!

Carb is on the right side of motor, and on the left side is the ignition switch, choke and the horn...

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The horn connection was broken so i soldered it back together.

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So I had been on a buying frenzy, stuff is still coming in the mail!
 

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6-14-22 I got all the stuff I ordered, spent $1100 and I still have a few more items to buy.

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I removed the coil so I could replace the crossover tube under the gas tank...

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Got a can of carb cleaner, going to rebuild the original one! (y)
 

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6-16-22 Johnny came over for the tire installation...

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This is a must have tool!

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Front tire installed, and a surprise for us on the rear tire! Steve had changed the original 18" rim from his Sportster and ran a 16" rim like the Superglide Harleys!
So I was able to get a matching rear tire now that I need a 16" and mailed the 18" stuff back to JPCycles.
 

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6-18-22 installed the front tire, now to work on the front brake rebuild...

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So I was planning to run the front fender...

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Thought I could leave the fender on when installing the tire but no way it would not fit?!

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So tried to install the fender with the tire on and you can see I almost have the brackets where they bolt to the forks and they are right against the tire?!

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So now I know why the front fender isn't on the bike - besides I really like the chopper look! (y)

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After finding out the original horn doesn't work I decided to relocate the new "Mini Chopper" horn (they had me sold at mini chopper).

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Was able to make an L bracket bolted to the horn bracket and mount it to an existing hole on the motor mount bracket! So the left side will have the ignition switch and choke but nothing under it so you will see the cylinder heads!

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6-20-22 I am working on the front brakes...

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Special tool to break the master cylinder screws on the cover!

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Rebuilding the master cylinder and the caliper...

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On this stock photo of the Sportster you can see the stock rear turn signal and the stock rear red reflector.

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I usually run two red reflectors on the license plate frame but the frame I got only allows for bolts to fit, so I found a place on the side where the stock rear turn signal mounts and glued them in place! Going for the "Mini Chopper" look! :D
 

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6-23-22 working on the front turn signal brackets...

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Used the front fender bolt with a nut to clamp brackets for filing!

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Have to get a longer screw for the bracket plus washer. I will paint one to see if black will work, otherwise I may have to chrome them?!
 
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