Thursday, March 15, 2012

1970 Harley Davidson Custom Sportster Flat Tracker

This sweet, low and tight Ironhead is currently up for bid on ebay, get over there and check it out. Dude wants cash in hand for the bike so be ready for a deposit. looks to be a great low budget bike for good times.

"Up for bid is a 1970 ironhead chopper/ratrod aptly named The Kwakster. the bike looks old, but make no mistake it is a fresh build. its rough tough, and dirty as i intended it. inspired by the raw awesomeness of the flattrack and baordtrack bikes. the motor is mostly rebuilt with a complete top end bored .040" over with forged pistons. completely rebuilt the cam chest with all new bushings, and shims, and installed high performance P-cams. bike is pretty darn quick. went through the transmission, and put all new clutches as well. 

bike is hardly broken in, ive put under 200 miles on it since. completely rebuilt the kicker with all new gears and bushings. kick works very good. has working electric start as well (thou i never use it) with brand new jack shaft gear. brand new solid state voltage regulator, new gel battery, new brushes in the generator, and a complete rewire. bike uses no key, only a hidden very high quality, rubber sealed, made in the U.S.A. on off switch. the carburetor on this bike is a retro-fitted, Italian made dellorto. very premium expensive carb. simelar to a round slide makuni, but with an accelerator pump. the oil tank is a 60's Mercedes coolant over flow tank that i converted with an old triumph gas cap. works perfectly. made out of brass, these things look really cool polished up as well, but keeping with the ratty theme i decided to leave the original patina. all new oil lines, an oil cooler, and an oil filter mounted to the front motor mount. the vintage brass fire extinguisher under the seat is one of my trade marks. its now a tool box to house the necessary tools that any vintage bike should have on it (demonstrated in video). 

The hardtail is a K-model style tig welded with the continuous loop around the axle plates which is way better, and cooler looking in my opinion. quite a bit more expensive than your standard hardtail as well. the exhaust i custom made out of aluminized steel j'bend header tubing. the gas tank im not real sure what model it came of of, i think its a 70's enduro. this feature really throws people for a loop. i love it. tank has no rust inside. the seat is off of a 60's Sears brand bike, very cool. its very springy, and for those long rides im including a nice thick gel seat cover. the wheels are straight with a new set of bridgestone t/w tires, and tubes. they are all terrain tires, very well suited for road, and look killer. the handlebars are two peice with wrapped hockey tape for grips. 

If you noticed theres no brake lever on the bars. thats because i fabricated a dual action brake pedal to operates both the front (hydraulic disc), and rear (drum) brakes. i did this because i hate having a big ol brake cylinder muckin up a cool set of handlebars. the mechanism is fully adjustable in either direction. for normal braking you always want to lead with the rear brake. thats how i have it set now. when braking normally its mostly rear with a little front, but if you push harder it will stop on a dime utilizing the full capabilities of the front brake, and rear brake. the tail light is a early 70's old xs650 blinker that i gutted, and refitted dual filament lighting. both brake and running lights work well. the points cover is a blinker lens. due to the heat, and its vintage nature it has cracked, so you might need a new one soon. i may have another lens i can give you, or a standard points cover, theyre very inexpensive. the battery box i fabricated out of some angle iron, and covered it with a cool vintage (antique) TN licence plate. i think thats about it. feel free to ask any questions, i will answer very promptly in most cases."

Bid on this bike now: 

1970 Harley Davidson Custom Sportster Flat Tracker
1970 Harley Davidson Custom Sportster Flat Tracker right profile
Rear hard tailed section of custom sportster
Left profile of custom sportster flat tracker
Top view of custom Sportster flat tracker
1970 Harley Davidson Custom Sportster Flat Tracker