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Postby Franz » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:59 am

I think I'm going to do the build-off this month. Obviously, I can't compete with you guys..... but it'll be fun and motivating.

GOAL: Ride this bitch!

Here are some current pictures. I've been working on this one for a while now. I'll post up a summary in a few.

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I decided that I did not like the forward controls over the last couple of months...so I'm building some rear contols. Using VW brake pedals :-$ I like how the shape fits the frame. More on this in the near future.
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Crazy amount of time into this tank. Built from stainless bowls.
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Postby Franz » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:03 am

Here a quick picture summary:

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Postby rustabus » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:07 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Hell Yeah!!! Damn that shitty bleached afro was such a horrible hairdo, still jealous Smile

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Postby crimson ghost » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:04 pm

That thing is badass !!

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Postby andym » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:46 pm

Man you changed your mind on that backbone a few times..

But looks good man..
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Postby RSP3 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:54 pm

Very good!
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Postby Slow Steve » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:25 pm

Pretty sick curves on the backbone. Did you shorten the wheel base up? It looks a little more raked out in the pic with the cat walking away, did you shorten that up too?

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Postby Dc13 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:16 am

Good to see this puppy make a comeback!
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Postby Franz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:04 am

So-LowSquare wrote:Man you changed your mind on that backbone a few times..

But looks good man..


That first haggered together one was a moch-up. I wanted to have something to take the guy that had the tube bender so that we could compare parts.

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Postby Franz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:17 am

Slow Steve wrote:Pretty sick curves on the backbone. Did you shorten the wheel base up? It looks a little more raked out in the pic with the cat walking away, did you shorten that up too?


That picture is from when I recieved the bike. The rear suspension was slammed, and the foks were stock. Causing the whole bike to be raked-out. I lowered the forks, and built the frame on 3" box tube.

Now, the whole bike is slammed, and the rear is extended.

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Postby BBWB » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:22 am

Good to see this bike back in your hands. I know how you felt when you thought all that work was a write off.
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Postby Slow Steve » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:01 am

I'm loving that frame. Is that tank going to double as an oil bag (bottom)/gas tank (top).. hide the battery/oil, use sporster tank? Vents on the bottom half to cool the oil? :-k

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Postby Jobe » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:31 am

I love the look of IDF up top showing on either side the big top tube. It would be cool if you stored your fuel somewhere besides on top of the bike. sort of like a rooke style bike. The bicycle looking builds are my favorite.
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Postby BBWB » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:38 am

The fuel is going to be in the stainless tank. all you will see is the carb ready to suck in your sirt. Smile Oh, the engine is wet sump to. Oil is in the engine.

Sorry Franz, couldn't resist explaining things on your motorcycle.
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Postby Pigpen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:38 pm

Franz wrote:Here a quick picture summary:

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Holy crap Franz.. I didn't realize you've had this as long as you have.. That is my 53 in the background..


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