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Slims fab ironhead for Leo






This bike came to me long ago for a hardtail oil bag ,and the basic chopper gig...then he came to me with an old HD springer to get installed....Then the man behind the bike, Santa Ana s LEO wanted the thing cleaned up and a few things changed such as a disc conversion ,I did this using a sotail master and a 2000 sporty caliper.I built him some super curly rabbit ears,mounted his bates light,reshaped his early triumph fender and hung it under a 19" sissy bar I built holding his tailight and lic. plate. After all was fabbed i pulled it down to a bare frame and blasted the frame, etch primed it, and shot it with laquer(piano black) and heavy laquer clear. Same treatment went into the oil bag and fender. I then put the bike back together for Leo to bring home( sounds easy doesnt it....it aint) and i forgot a bunch of fab stuff i did such as pipes ,regulator mount,master cyl mount,right side control etc...Im probly forgetting some shit I did, but fuck it He is riding it and it all worked out, Slim 951 217 8814 Thanks again for the work LEO!!

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I went to buy new weights, but all I could get quickly was a full set of points with all the hardware, too. That's okay; I'll have some extra stuff for about the same money. Racerjim made a good point about checking to be sure the sides of the cone would clear a new set of weights and yet it appears that one side is a bit tight.


So I filed it down a bit and cleaned out the shavings.


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Get this wire out of the way.


Center punch.


Center drill to start a hole.


Step drill just like OCC does.


Seems good.


A quick look and you can see the posts.


And check the springs, too.


But with everything in place, oops that's not a great place for a hole.


Make a new hole there as well.


That works.


I'm going to try these roller bearing style weights this time.


A little bit of grease.


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Weights into the cone.


New stand offs from the kit. Timing marks nice and lined up.


Hmmm... lots of extra hardware from the kit.


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Let's redo that.


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