You and Your Build

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Aussiehard
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You and Your Build

Post by Aussiehard » Mon May 07, 2012 1:08 pm

Though it would be interesting to have a photo thread of you with your build.
Just so we can see who's who and who's riding what.

I often remember seeing a build thread or bike but after a while can't remember what belonged to who. This would be a quick reference.


Just an idea.

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Re: You and Your Build

Post by Prof » Mon May 07, 2012 9:59 pm

Go for it. I have shifted this post as this is the forum whic is for your chopper pics.

Here's a start...

An ongoing project after 8 years and 100,000 miles: my old faithfull 81 shovel with 6" over narrow glide, 39 degree rake with some rise and stretch, lowered rear end, open pipes and in the last few months a CB 750 rear wheel (drum), 2" belt drive and twin points and coils being the latest mods.

Here doing probably what I like doing best... a spur of the moment late night ride and stopping at a servo for a leisurely refreshment... as though time and the rest of the world doesn't exist...

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Next jobs on the bike are a rigid style rear end, new pipes, sissy bar and a leading link front end... all SHINY!
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Re: You and Your Build

Post by furrybarry » Mon May 07, 2012 10:57 pm

Solitude can be a luxury sometimes. Going to keep the orange paint?

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Re: You and Your Build

Post by Ross. » Tue May 08, 2012 4:13 am

Me with the BMW well before I started to bob her....

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Re: You and Your Build

Post by Cromag » Tue May 08, 2012 8:51 am

My Shovel Project -
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at the moment iam collecting bits, but have 75% of them....just looking for front wheel so i can begin peicing it together.
Does not work or play well with others
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Re: You and Your Build

Post by El Skitzo » Tue May 08, 2012 10:06 am

My Santee rigid running an Evo and kick only 4 speed. Haven't done too much with it yet, but it will happen...

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Re: You and Your Build

Post by jonatyre » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:53 pm

El Skitzo wrote:My Santee rigid running an Evo and kick only 4 speed. Haven't done too much with it yet, but it will happen...

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I wouldn't touch a thing it looks sweet allready.

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Re: You and Your Build

Post by Cromag » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:57 pm

Hey Prof, whats the story on the Honda rear wheel? i remember seeing one many years ago with same, what did you have to change etc?


me got about 90% of me Shovel - started peicing it together, might get local shop to do my engine, as iam time poor.
Does not work or play well with others
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Re: You and Your Build

Post by Prof » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:29 pm

Cromag, axles are same diameter and similar length (Honda is just long enough). Did a couple of aluminium spacers to line up chain and fill in gap on brake side. Used my original mounting point for the brake anchor... just had to make a new anchor.

Then I ran an HD clutch cable instead of brake rods and linkages. That was the main work as I decided to make my long planned new stainless forwards while I was at it. Drum is spongier than disc, but will lock the wheel if I hit the lever hard enough.

Looks much nicer and is quite adequate. No noticable fade when hammering through the twisties.

I'll take a photo and put it up for you.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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