Road 6 Customs Sportster Hard Tail Install

This is a series of videos covering the installation of a Road 6 Customs Sportster hard tail conversion kit.  This is a complete kit that includes everything you need to convert your 1982 to 2003 Harley Sportster to a rigid frame ride.  The kit is 100 percent US made, the hard tail section is made of inch and a quarter D.O.M. tubing, it comes with a battery box, oil tank, axle and adjusters, everything needed to convert your stock Sportster to a custom bobber or chopper.  There are two versions of this kit, the “Narrow Frame,” that will take 130/150 tires, and the “Wide Frame,” intended for a 200 rear tire.  Both extend your wheelbase by about two inches, and you can run either a belt, or chain final drive.  These kits are very well thought out, with pieces that cover the obvious signs that the frame has been modified.  When you are finished installing this kit, you will have a safe, durable, and beautiful custom frame.

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Road 6 Customs Sportster hard tail conversion kit.

 

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Road 6 Customs Sportster narrow conversion kit on a bobber.

 

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Road 6 Customs wide kit with 200 rear tire, and belt drive.

Editor’s Note: The Sportster in this series is the same bike featured in “April Knapp’s Chopped 1200 Sportster.”

And there you have it, a quality, made in the US hard tail conversion kit that is easy to install, giving you the perfect foundation for your next custom project.

Editor’s Note:  This kit is by Road 6 Customs, I don’t sell the kit, please use the link below to contact Road 6 Customs.

Words By: Terry Cavender

Images By: Road 6 Customs

Video By: Road 6 Customs

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26 thoughts on “Road 6 Customs Sportster Hard Tail Install

  1. VERY GOOD INFORMATIVE VIDEO I WANT TO SEE MORE LIKE THIS. I BOUGHT A PAUCHEO SWEDISH FRAME FOR MY SPORSTER AND IM STRUGGLING. JUST LEARNING AS I GO ON WHAT I NEED TO BUY WHERE CAN I GET THE AXLE AND TENSION BOLTS

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      1. Hello Oscar,

        I have spoken with April at Road 6 Customs, and at this time they do not make a hard tail kit for the Harley Davidson 2004 Sportster. The frame is different because the engine is rubber mounted. April told me that they are working on a hard tail kit for the 2004 and up Sportsters, but it is not out of development yet. If you like, I can ask that they contact you when the kit is ready for market.

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  2. Excellent videos! I was thinking about sending frame out to you to have skinny hardtail installed, but after seeing videos think it would be a good winter project. I hope there will be follow up vids for the completion of bike in video, I’m going to need all the help I can get. Also is it possible to get complete kit with 4 inch stretch?

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    1. Gee Ron, those sound like “Seth” questions to me, he is the owner of Road 6, he might be better to able answer those, I’ll email him and see if he can comment. Personally, I think a four inch neck kit is a great idea, perhaps Road 6 Customs will come out with one.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Hi guys,
    I am looking to pick up a Sportster and would love the details or price on building the Road 6 Customs wide kit with 200 rear tire, and belt drive that is pictured above. This is the perfect look that I have been looking for.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Greg

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      1. I know! For an American made kit, it is very affordable. And, you can get those years Sportsters for good prices, it’s a great basis for a custom bike. If you get your project started, please share some words and pics so our readers can see.

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      2. Hahaha just getting a starting point going. There aren’t many shops near by to go talk to that do this stuff or know their shit.

        Thanks again

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      3. I got that! I was in a similar position when I started building. But, you have to do your own research on the elements of your build, it’s part of the process. If you can see what you want in your head, you can make a list of the needed items, for instance, you know you will need a donor Sportster….. Good luck Greg!

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  4. The black bike pictured above with the 200 tire is SICK!!!… and that one tiny picture isn’t enough… Where can I see more pics of this particular bike?

    Thanks,
    KC

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    1. It does look good, I wish we had more for the magazine. What you see is all I could get. If you visit the Road 6 site, they may have added more.

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  5. The green one on top is almost perfect. What tank is that? I’m looking at 79, will the kit work?

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    1. Hey Jeff,

      The range is 1982 to 2003 for models this kit will work with. As for the tank, you may want to contact Road 6 Customs for that information.

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  6. I have recently purchased a 2000 1200s sportster. I would be interested in building a rigid bar hopper with your kit. Could you send a book on the bike build and price list. Looking forward to hearing back, as I’m ready to start turning wrenches, thanks, Tweedy

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    1. I’m glad you are excited about the build Kent, but, as I have said before, I don’t make these, I don’t sell them either. This is a Road 6 Customs kit, you need to contact them about the kit.

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