A new breed of steed

A new breed of steed

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Two  Nebraska builders combined their talents to construct a machine for the  Born Free 6 general crowd.  A new approach to a divorced Ironhead  project has been implemented and has proven effective when the bike was  ridden into the BF6 show.  The BF6 "Shortster #1" is in a frame with two  shelves -- big twin style.  Instantly we realized the possibility of  modifying a stock XL frame for the big twin 4-speed.  Cut off the  tumor!  Damn good motors, pain-in-the-butt clutch and tranny.  Leave the  motor together , divorce the tranny, follow our slide show and PLEASE  TRY THIS AT HOME!  Tons of old Ironheads ('76 and earlier) are sitting  around that have compression but also a blown transmission.  Everybody  knows that!  Sawsall, jigsaw, cutoff and flap wheels.  Learn to use a  file and rotary files and burrs.  Properly drill and tap a hole and  drill one hole through.  Learn basic geometry and welding.  The marriage  of these 4-cam engines to a big twin 4 speed combines two of the best  components to ever depart the factory.  The photo album shows divorcing  empty cases.  Much easier than an assembled engine.  We have developed a  front belt pulley to mate with the 4-speed.  We also have additional  parts under development to ease the conversion.  The 4-speed kicker  gears have more torque and less travel than the XL so stay tuned for a  kick starting report---should be easier than kicking the XL.  Our BF6 #1  utilizes a RSES electric start.  GOAL--$5000 hand built choppers.