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David Bird Sportster 1954 - 1978 Bolt-On Hardtail Frame by David Bird

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$304.95
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David Bird has put much time and thought into the Harley-Davidson Sportster bolt-on hardtail that fits 1954 - 1978 (hardtails for later year ranges on the way shortly!). The beauty of this hardtail is it is a true bolt on (you can always weld it up as well if you like), but it doesn't utilize the shock mounts to bolt to like all the other Sporty hardtails available elsewhere. This gives a killer profile and stance and you don't get the weird angles that come with using the stock shock mounts. These hardtails use your stock rear wheel, axle, spacers and drum brake setup! All necessary mounting hardware is included, and these hardtails and all the hardware are 100% Made in the USA!

To see how easy it is to install one of these beauties, check out the 1954 - 1972 Sportster or the 1973 - 1978 Sportster hardtail installation instructions. The only difference in the two year ranges is a forged seat post / shock mount area versus the later square bar style, the install is just as easy for each.

These are available with your choice of either the looped or straight rear frame rails at the axle (see photos below for examples), and are available in 2", 4", and 6" stretch. You can also choose 1", 2", 3" or 4" of drop. The photos below of both straight and looped style are 4" stretch, 2" drop hardtails. The roller has a stock length front end on it (and no, the concho tool bag is not included with your hardtail order!)

For more information and frequently asked questions about our custom frames and hardtails, please check out the Frame FAQ.

These are custom made-to-order and currently take approximately 2-4 weeks to complete and ship. You will be charged the shipping at the time of purchase, and when your frame ships we will email over your tracking info.

NOTE TO AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS: If you are in Australia be sure to read the frame FAQ, due to your country's customs laws all frames ship freight and there will be additional charges in addition to the shipping shown during checkout.

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I originally had ordered a 2"... Review by Andrew
I originally had ordered a 2" drop 2" stretch and it looked good. The problem was with my seat it didn't leave much room for me or the wife. Also with a solo seat, the mounts for the seat springs didn't line up with the cross tube. I sold it and (Posted on 1/22/2014)
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Hard tail looks awesome. 2"... Review by Chris
Hard tail looks awesome. 2" stretch with 2" drop is bad to the bone. Minor cutting grinding to stock frame but nothing major. Does whats it's supposed to and bolts right on. (Posted on 12/3/2013)
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Installation of the hardtail... Review by Matt James
Installation of the hardtail itself was pretty easy and straight forward. Instructions were clear and came with all the hardware. Straight leg, 4" stretch and 3" drop looks rad and is super low. Took the time to weld it on instead of bolting it. Bik (Posted on 8/10/2013)
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followed the directions and... Review by Jay
followed the directions and bolted it on with no problem, had to lean into one section to get the bolt to bite but that was about it. bike looks great, rides great, used stock parts and kept my vin. super easy and affordable (Posted on 8/6/2013)
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I ordered this after fooling... Review by B. Bender
I ordered this after fooling around with a another companies weld-on and realizing that it was so crooked out of the box that it wasn't worth the trouble. This David Bird hardtail was super easy to install (literally one hour) and is straight as an arrow (Posted on 5/5/2012)
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Very very nice. I decided to... Review by Anthony
Very very nice. I decided to weld the top and bolt the bottom. I just got it back from my weld and love it. Very nice job guys. Highly recommended (Posted on 2/29/2012)
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Had some minor issues getting... Review by br3or
Had some minor issues getting my seat posts ground down enough but it fit pretty easily. All stock parts fit without any problems so no need to buy new ones. Like 1/4 of the cost of buying a full custom frame. (Posted on 1/31/2012)
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The hardtail went on with... Review by Bill Goodwin
The hardtail went on with ease and the fit is perfection. All the cutting and blending can be done with basic tool and it takes just a couple of hours. There's not another bolt-on kit that's even in the conversation with this puppy, excellent fit an (Posted on 1/21/2012)
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It was fairly easy to install... Review by brian colyer
It was fairly easy to install and my rear sprocket was able to be adjusted to perfection versus the crappy bolt on hardtail i had on it (which is for sale now). all stock parts, including oil tank mounted with no mods. Thanks Guys for the sweet hard (Posted on 11/17/2011)
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