chewi's starting point

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chewi
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chewi's starting point

Post by chewi » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:04 pm

well finally got meself a frame,so now the fun begins
as far as im aware it is a santee frame,unfortunately none of the suspension parts are there so i will need to have them made

im not sure whether to use the xs650 that ive had just for this purpose or find another suitable engine ,ive been told that the frame was for a honda four,but although they make some nice chopps,they are not my cuppa tea.

i know my ole man(thespis) thinks that i shouldnt use the six fitty cos he thinks the motor will look too narrow in the frame,so any other oppinions would be much appreciated

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billy thinks he would be a good engine

bendnstretch
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Post by bendnstretch » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:05 pm

ha ha ha ha, great pics of the kids in your new climbing frame.
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Cromag
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Post by Cromag » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:06 pm

Your current engine certainly looks happy......
Looking at the mounts it was definately designed for a honda 4, the brace under the top tube looks Santee too....And i am totally jelouse and want your stupidglide tank.....

I have to agree, iam not into the fours so much these days and think my AEE frame would look better with a vertical twin in it....but which one has the cahonas to be fun.....I reckon a KLE 500 engine would fill my frame out nice, and they certainly go pretty well....maybe a gs500.......or something Vish and Twinish would be good too......(but thats me)

for yours i think the goose neck would look better with a thin-ish V twin, say a VTR, Suzuki VS, or cafe 650 motor.....a nice 90* V twin would accentuate the length and slenderness of such a fine lookin frame.....the XS is for something short and stodgy.......Lookin frwd to seein it come together......
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Post by El Skitzo » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:36 am

Fantasic looking frame, that's a great base for a super cool bike. However, I don't think one kid will be enough to power it :wink:
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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:04 am

Me memory is gettin bad these days, can someone put a link to the Honda 4 chopper that got a 650 twin fitted, sorry forgot who did it. That would be a good 1 to look at before making up your mind, me the Honda 4 from my Amen is gone & I have a Kawa 750 twin to fit but I prefer twins to 4's anyway. (I have 4 twins) A great start by the way.

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Post by bendnstretch » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:52 pm

I do belive that it was Midnight's bike, started off with a honda 4, now it is a XS 650.

Sorry I could not find any posts or pics, maybe some else maybe able to find it.
Trees and bikes are alike...
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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:41 pm

Thanks for the memory jolt :D
http://www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/ ... c&start=75
Thats the thread but all the pics have been deleted as his photobucket A/c is gone :cry:

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Post by pommychopper » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:53 pm

Bacca wrote:Thanks for the memory jolt :D
http://www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/ ... c&start=75
Thats the thread but all the pics have been deleted as his photobucket A/c is gone :cry:
That's because Midnight is unhappy with the way this forum is run.
PM him, he may let you have a pic.
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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:02 pm

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Twins are easier to get your legs either side of.
Love the neck on that frame, will look great when done.

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Post by Cromag » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:51 pm

Hey Bacca, did you rebuild your suspension unit? Where'd ya source the parts?
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Re: chewi's starting point

Post by Bacca » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:08 pm

Was rebuilt when I got it, hope to get into it soon as don't have shop taking all my time now.

Has this one progressed?

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