As I mentioned previously, one of the projects I was looking at getting into this year was a mid-to late 90s Sportster that I wanted to give the modern japanese / bratstyle treatment to. So a few weeks back I scored a ‘94 1200 for a reasonable number of greenbacks, and this past Sunday, I was finally able to tear into it….
I started with this - your typical bone stock Sportster 1200 with bolt on, catalog tomfoolery. Overall, not too bad - plenty of reusable / hack-worthy bits. Time to get to work.
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While I was at it, I started shredding the seat. I’ll cut of the pan and send it out to get recovered.
Before I took off for the the day, I figured I’d try out some tanks. After trying out a wassell, a sprint and a mustang tank, I ended up with Teach’s axed / alien. I’ve got one more tank I’m going to try, But I’d say I’m 95% sure this is the one that’s going to take it.
Still a lot more to do. The shocks on the bike I had laying around the shop, they’ll get replaced with a set of 11″ progressives, which will help kill some of the space between the fender and the tire. It’ll get some shorter progressives in the front as well. Bars from Jay Roche (Special 79), seat from Hidecore, hacked up sprocket & cam cover, smoothed out rockers. Lots of other little things and details, but for now, here are a few more gratuitous shots.