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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 4-6 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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WHY BUY FROM LOWBROW?

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Ordered the loop... Review by whiteknuckle76
Ordered the loop tail 4" stretch - 3" drop for my '78 Sporty and it showed up about 2-1/2 weeks later, as expected. I went with a 2" under springer with a 19" front and a 16" rear wheel - has a killer stance. Basic tools to install, I used the bolt on method initially to get everything true then went at it with my tig and welded it up. Turned out stellar, if you're looking at putting a hardtail on your bike look no further, go with David Bird/Lowbrow! (Posted on 4/2/2015)
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This is my second... Review by Slick willy
This is my second one! The 4 strech 2 drop is my favorite so far...4 under springer with a 21 front 16 rear and it's about 3 1/2 - 4 inch ride height with that set up. (Posted on 3/15/2015)
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easy install and... Review by dano
easy install and looks better then my ole lady. rides great too! thanks. (Posted on 3/5/2015)
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Looks great. Sexy... Review by OathCycles
Looks great. Sexy welds. Directions were easy to follow...If you cant hard tail your bike by using them... You should not be riding. (Posted on 2/18/2015)
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looks and fits... Review by Christopher Theodore
looks and fits amazing 4" stretch 2" drop. more comfortable ride then the stock swing arm. (Posted on 2/14/2015)
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great deal.... Review by steve miller
great deal. everthing looked and fit exactly as it should. my 13 yr old son done most of the install of this piece. (Posted on 2/5/2015)
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David Bird's bolt... Review by Daniel Carpenter
David Bird's bolt on hardtail is quality.Perfect fit and easy to install. A little cutting and grinding on your frame and it'll be ready to roll. I went with a 4" stretch and 3"drop on my 72 sportster. It has that low and lean stance I had been looking for. Thanks guys for all the quality parts. (Posted on 1/6/2015)
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Such a great... Review by Chey Hill
Such a great hardtail, extremely well made, perfect fit for my 73 Sportster 4 inch stretch 2 inch drop, I couldn't be happier. Thanks Lowbrow Customs, (Posted on 12/22/2014)
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Bolted on easy,... Review by Chris DeSanty
Bolted on easy, looks great. Rides surprisingly well too, somehow feels less stiff than my newer 48. Really satisfied with it. (Posted on 5/12/2014)
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I originally had... 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 went with a 4" stretch and a 2" drop. It sits perfectly and gave me more room for myself and a passenger. There are alot of options for stretch/drop. In my personal opinion, I think the 4" stretch/2"drop resembles other "real" hardtails the best. If you are in doubt, don't be. For the price, this thing does not look bolt on and you can weld it on pretty easily. 5 stars! (Posted on 1/22/2014)
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