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    "If we do it here, there is a japanese shop doing it better over there."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    what makes you say that?

    Looks right to me:
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    The cases are later Evo - look at the lifter guides. Ironheads, the XR1000, and the first generation Evos had removable lifter guides that bolted into the crankcase. The second generation Evo had a non-replaceable guides machined into a raised boss on the crankcase, like the one you pictured. Maybe it's a dual-carb conversion using two front heads, or like I said before, a modified Sundance top end. The fins on the heads are wrong and the rocker boxes don't look the same as an XR to me - I'm guessing they are fakes like these...

    Sportster Rocker Covers XR - EMD / Esteves Motorcycles Design

    I'd like to see a pic of the other side of the bike, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 83XLX View Post
    The cases are later Evo - look at the lifter guides. Ironheads, the XR1000, and the first generation Evos had removable lifter guides that bolted into the crankcase. The second generation Evo had a non-replaceable guides machined into a raised boss on the crankcase, like the one you pictured. Maybe it's a dual-carb conversion using two front heads, or like I said before, a modified Sundance top end. The fins on the heads are wrong and the rocker boxes don't look the same as an XR to me - I'm guessing they are fakes like these...

    Sportster Rocker Covers XR - EMD / Esteves Motorcycles Design

    I'd like to see a pic of the other side of the bike, though...
    I see

    what you are saying now about the lifter guides. you may be right. As I said all info I had was in japanese.

    didn't even know those fake XR rocker boxes existed. too bad they don't have them for ironheads.
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    At those prices, I don't think I'd bite. Anyway, an Ironhead is cool enough just being an Ironhead. No need to pretend it's something else...ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83XLX View Post
    At those prices, I don't think I'd bite. Anyway, an Ironhead is cool enough just being an Ironhead. No need to pretend it's something else...ha ha
    true, but if I ever got around do doing the dual carb conversion it would be a nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83XLX View Post
    At those prices, I don't think I'd bite. Anyway, an Ironhead is cool enough just being an Ironhead. No need to pretend it's something else...ha ha
    true, but if I ever got around do doing the dual carb conversion it would be a nice touch.
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    Have you seen any of the bikes Sundance builds in Japan? They make XR replica top ends for Evo Sportsters, and do some nice builds, too.









    They even put a 600cc XR-style top end on a Buell Blast engine...


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    might be the same shop then that did the "XRH" I posted above. I rememebr seeing sundance's work in cycle world in the early 2000s where they had a rigid replica frame that was actually a softtail. the swingarm tubes actually moved inside the frame tubes so when it was sitting it just looked like a cast pipe joint. It is amazing work for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 83XLX View Post
    Have you seen any of the bikes Sundance builds in Japan? They make XR replica top ends for Evo Sportsters, and do some nice builds, too.





    They even put a 600cc XR-style top end on a Buell Blast engine...
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    it's an XLCR replica with their XR top end. You could fake it pretty well with a post 1980 ironhead or evo sporty, there was another thread where we talked about XLCR bodywork for evo bikes.
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