2011 Harley davidson 883 iron sportster

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

cafe racer

What motivated you to start your project?

YouTube

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I think it would have to be the drive belt pulley cover.
what I did to it was sand the paint off completely, then I took a 5″ hole saw and begun to remove the part of the cover I did not need , than I had a friend of mine Cnc cut a piece of. 125 aluminium sheet about 6″×6″ logo of a german cross ,I than proceeded to fit and weld it back on the pulley cover, than I took a piece of stainless steel perforated sheet cut it to the size I needed than used JB weld steel putty and press it around the inside of the pulley cover making sure I didn’t have any putty expose so it would not be seen on the outside. after everything cured I went ahead and polished it with aluminum rouge polish.

What are you most proud of?

the small details on the bike . Brass bolts , some of the parts of the bike are sanded down to mill finish, then I took scotch brite pad and brushed the parts back and forth in the same direction giving that brushed look effect.  finished it off with satin clear coat .

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

I get alot of compliments on it .especially at the traffic light.  I live in Jacksonville, FL. and I have not seen a sportster converted into a cafe racer  yet.


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