Wednesday, February 17, 2010

IronHead Ron

Two weeks ago I paid a visit to my friend Ron. Ron's a Die-Hard IronHead Sportster Hi-Performance Freak and always has some interesting projects up his sleeve.

Here's his XR Ironhead that he's building for the street. He started with a genuine factory XR 750 frame and oil bag.

Look close and you'll see that the cylinder fins have all been drilled. I believe he said it's a 77" stroker. Ron likes to use socket (Allen), head fasteners as much as possible.

His next project, an Ironhead Bagger. Ron always uses trick parts. That's a raked XLR frame and those are aluminum engine mounts dangling up front.

This 1965 stroker will go in the bagger. It's cases will be converted for electric start. When was the last time you saw Axtell aluminum Ironhead cylinders?

A flat track style Triumph project awaits in the back. Once again, featuring aluminum cylinders.

Here's a shot taken in Dec. 2001 of the Sportster from the above shot. There is a lot more going on here than at first glance. Ron shaves, drills, and massages each part before it goes on any of his rides. After an unfortunate incident, that motor went into the bike below.

This bike also recently had an unfortunate and very serious incident. We're glad Ron is now OK. Some of you may remember this bike from the Dec. 08 Century Motorcycles Post.

I'll post more shots as Ron progresses and finishes these very personalized machines.


Rob said...

Ron is one talented cat...

Rene said...

very inspiring!
hey Chris,I just came up on a 66'XLCH motor.looks like I'll be building another sporty!
Talk to you soon.

Toecutter said...

I building a similar one right now same tank and seat. I heart it