1977 Harley Custom Hardtail Ironhead
Mark from Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, made available these pictures of his Custom Ironhead Hardtail Sportster bike project, and he wrote us the following:
"Hello, this was my first Harley Davidson and I've had her in many conditions over the past 16 years,
so I decided to start freshening her up a bit. She will always be my favorite and I could never part with her
but am glad to have found your Harley Ironhead site to let her shine!!!
It was an XLCH Sportster but I'm getting too old to kick her anymore so I added the electric start along with a weld on hardtail extension 4" lower and longer, Wide Glide front end, custom flame cut front and rear fenders, Sport Bob tank, S&S super E carb, chrome accessories, invader rims, 7" headlight, twisted Z bars, horse shoe oil tank, iron cross side mount led light, forward controls, and still playing with the exhaust...
Hope I didn't ramble, it's just nice to see other Harley Sportster enthusiasts!"
Rebuilt Harley 1000cc Ironhead engine with forward controls, no carburator yet.
Detail of the weld on hardtail extension and the horse shoe oil tank.
On this photo you see how work on Mark's project bike has progressed a bit further, including S&S super E carburator and modifications to the exhaust system.
Well done, Mark! We're for sure looking forward to see the next photographs!
Clymer Service and Repair Manuals
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