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    August 30th 2016

    I swear, if I keep getting crazy quotes to bore my 883 jugs to 1200, I'm buying 1200 jugs off eBay. Lowest price so far has been $250 to bore them, and my friend got quotes around him that were that...
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    August 29th 2016

    I remember this post. I had ordered parts, and while I was waiting on those, I was still trying to figure out how to bore 883 cylinders to match the 1200 pistons I had.


    My gasket set came in....
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    August 19th 2016

    Then I had fun posing the 883 heads next to the SE heads.
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4368/37066665155_326da07288_c.jpgIMG_4348 by Fred Snider, on Flickr...
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    August 19th 2016

    So I got a little more deconstruction tonight. Been looking at the parts I'm going to need to put it back together. Gaskets, rings (I do need to use new rings, right?), S&S cylinder studs are all...
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    Who wants to play "I spy"? with the bucket o'...

    Who wants to play "I spy"? with the bucket o' bolts?
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4525/38518003162_47462c41fc_b.jpgParts is parts by Fred Snider, on Flickr
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    The guy had started the rebuild process when he...

    The guy had started the rebuild process when he got bad sick. When he he decided he was done with it, he slapped pieces on to just keep it clean. So the heads are on, but no rockers or pushrods. The...
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    Meet Fiona!

    I usually only hear about awesome deals people find on some Harley project someone else lost interest in, and this was no different. I was trying to help a guy on Facebook find new heads or fix his...
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    Bruiser has been a labor of love. Scary quick....

    Bruiser has been a labor of love. Scary quick. The story only gets better! I had another Sportster follow me home last Saturday, refill your coffee, I'm starting a new thread for her right now!
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    That's all for now, I've still got to rescue some...

    That's all for now, I've still got to rescue some photos from photobucket, and that site is just painful to navigate. I'll be back, so stay tuned.....
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    August 16th 2016

    In my search to find solutions, I ran across this deal:






    They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well, thanks to a craigslist add, I now have a bunch of Sportster parts we...
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    It was at this point I started thinking about...

    It was at this point I started thinking about getting 883 cylinders and boring them out to match the 1200 pistons. Remember, I'm living direct deposit to direct deposit, so I was looking for really...
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    August 15th 2016

    Good news; I can see the bolt! and despite the 883 heads, theses don't look like 883 pistons!
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/36895892762_f069660026_c.jpgIMG_4328 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
    See...
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    August 15th 2016

    I had started the tear down on this date. It was a long road to recovery


    And I got the head off....
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4432/36669888800_37787f60f8_c.jpgIMG_4332 by Fred Snider, on...
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    August 15th 2016

    Decided I'm going to need a new battery. Looks like the ears were broken off and they tapped the posts to make a riding lawn mower battery work or something stupid like that. ...
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    He had also installed led lights under the gas...

    He had also installed led lights under the gas tank, bless his heart. I ripped those off pretty quick.
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    August 13th 2016

    And I really need a replacement sprocket cover
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4519/37642233345_87040793e1_c.jpgIMG_4274 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
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    He was kind enough to leave me the bandanas that...

    He was kind enough to leave me the bandanas that were holding the turn signals on.
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/24657221488_72c0867b53_c.jpgIMG_4275 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
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    And these clamps used as a mounting point for the...

    And these clamps used as a mounting point for the butchered indicator lights.
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/24657174728_b411a4ac09_z.jpga774adc0-37dc-403e-9d84-a9370faae966 by Fred Snider, on...
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    August 13th 2016

    Did anyone else notice the silicone around the brake light?:doh
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4443/37206490660_490f7dcecb_b.jpgIMG_4273 by Fred Snider, on Flickr
    And the electrical tape on the...
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    August 13th 2016

    So I'll tear into it, and start repairing the multitude of previous owner brain farts. Like the controls
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/36794378673_3fa7ab8f35_b.jpgIMG_4277 by Fred Snider, on...
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