Dennis re-joins Tommy after some time away from the camera and reviews what has been done since we tore the Harley Sportster apart and what we have in store for the Harley Sportster Cafe Racer Build.
They talk about the importance of the design, plan and budget. Don’t get in over your head on any of these key points and stick to your guns. We splurged on the PM levers / controls for this build, knowing they cost about half of what we paid for the used motorcycle. That was our splurge and we had it in the budget for this Harley Sportster cafe racer build.
Many parts are coming back from powder coat. This is where the photos, bags with information on them and the notes you took along the way become invaluable. You need to know how it all goes back together. Basically, take the time to do anything that you can to help avoid confusion or aggravation during reassembly.
Why powder coat and why the covers? Powder coating is budget friendly and by doing the covers we can easily take them off and try other colors and textures. Read this Article Mark wrote about Powder Coating.
As always, Fix My Hog stresses motorcycle maintenance. You should always service your way in, and service your way back out of everything repair, project or upgrade. Don’t ignore something that may be an issue during reassembly or further down the road. Inspect or repair any possible wiring issues. Watch all the Sportster videos we have on FMH and all of the project videos. We made those videos to help make this a fun project and to show you step by step the process to do it all.
The guys also cover some of the new parts that will be going onto this Harley Sportster Cafe Racer build. These include: black S&S Super E carburetor and intake manifold, S&S air cleaner assembly, Barnett Scorpion clutch assembly, Barnett braided cables, Dakota Digital speedometer, Burly lowering kit, Progressive Suspension rear shocks, TC Bros mid controls & taillight, spoke rims with new Dunlop tires, rear signals by Kuryakyn, Bassani Pipes and custom handlebars crafted by our friend Nate Beck at Fifth Street Customs and several parts from Rezilla’s extensive Sportster offerings..
A number of components were powder coated. Including; front fender, oil tank & battery side cover, cam case cover, lower sliders, & rotors.
We are anxious to start putting this bike back together as a modern Harley Sportster Cafe Racer.