THE PROGRESS OF THE HARLEY SPORTSTER...(PART TWO)
...COMES APART EASILY!
Further to our Harley Sportster story a couple of weeks back – here are a couple of photos of what John has done to it so far and the tools he bought. It needed AF tools as the metric ones didn't fit so he bought a set of Silverline AF spanners and Allen keys and got to work dismembering the beast. All very fine and dandy, everything he touched came apart in his hands very easily ... but does anyone have any suggestions about putting it back together?...
Before he broke it John had a few comments to make about his new purchase.
This is what he said:
“it seems like a living breathing thing with an engine which feels as if it hasn't been cast in the normal way but has been carved out of a huge lump of iron!”
“It is definitely growing on me and even though it is the older V twin without the rubber mounts to reduce the vibration, it seems like a pretty smooth ride anyway!”
"It feels like an industrial locomotive with a great pedigree and an engine not much changed since the 1940s!"
John's next step is to lower it, (as suggested by Karl on facebook) as he has a 28 inch inside leg (John that is!)and it would then make a very comfy ride. Lowering it should improve the handling a lot as well – anyone tried this? He has bought the front lowering kit already.
It is going to look awesome!
After lowering it he is going to tackle the front brake!
Let's just hope he can manage to put it all back together again – it doesn't work at the moment - but that is just a minor detail! Any tips and advice gratefully received
Part One: The Harley Davidson Sportster
Part Three: Harley Sportster - Part Three
Part Four: Harley Sportster - How it's doing
Part Five: Project Harley Sportser
Part Six: The Harley Sportster Rides On
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