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Old 04-18-2013, 07:09 AM
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Sweet man, but it might be a little difficult to tune with an oem muffler on one side and a wide open turnout on the other... :-)
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:59 AM
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Sweet man, but it might be a little difficult to tune with an oem muffler on one side and a wide open turnout on the other... :-)
Thats funny
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:05 PM
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seat

finally got the seat in today and i think it is pretty cool but uncomfortable as hell.

first i had to make a place to mount the seat hinge and i came up with this.


it is actually part of the old rear sprocket, that i cut to fit where the part of the hinge mounts to the bike. the bad part about this is that once the seat is put on you cant see this unless you look really close. but i still think it turned out pretty cool.
next are some pic of the seat actually mounted to the bike



i plan on getting alot done on the bike this weekend. will have some more pics as i go on.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:54 AM
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finally got the seat in today and i think it is pretty cool but uncomfortable as hell. - - -
Hi John,
but surely that's the concept of the entire machine?
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:47 AM
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Dude that looks sweet! This build is inspiring me to go out and do something to my bikes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:07 PM
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John, I know it is hidden by the seat, and it is only a mental issue (I have lots of those) but there is something VERY UNNERVING about having a piece with gear teeth like that so close to the location of my dangling participles. If it were my bike, the first thing I would do was to grind those off and make that a smooth piece!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:28 PM
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Dang man that is looking good!
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:23 AM
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little more done today

first thing i worked on today was the fuel sight tube, my buddy wanted to have a fuel sight tube on the bike so he could visually see how much fuel he had. this was a kit from lowbrow customs. i decided to run the hose in a slight curve since there are not alot of straight lines on this bike.



should i just run it in a straight line from one connector to the other or have the curve in it?


next i got the new headlight and fork ears installed today as well.



not to sure of the placement of the headlight, i can move the ears up or down i have two inches either way, let me know what you guys think.

i hope to get some more done tomorrow and will post the results of the days work.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:18 AM
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Unless your going to match the curve of the tank, I would run it in a staight line. It will be more functional if it is in a straight line to vissually IMHO.

As to the headlight, I would ask the person your building it for. Its a matter of opinion where it goes, and since it is his bike, his opinion is the only one that really matters.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:27 PM
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battery box

i finished the battery box. it cost me a total of $5.00 to make it, i think it turned out pretty cool. it still needs to welded together, but this is the mock up to make sure everything fits. i tried to keep it simple to keep with the style of the bike, tomorrow i will get it mounted to the bike, then it is on to the fake oil tank to house all of the electronics.

here is the battery box.



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Old 04-25-2013, 09:27 AM
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The circle track racer voice in my head says it needs more holes drilled in it... But that can be fixed after welding.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:04 AM
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holes

I am going to drill some more holes in it, I am going to drill holes across the base.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:48 AM
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Yes, along the base. My voices in my head agree. The top strap is drilled out enough.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:30 PM
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The fuel site tube is cool. I think you should run it with the curve, but curve it the other way. You don't need to worry when it's full, but when it gets low, it would function better than if it were straight, and you would have a better look. I was thinking you could attach some type of aluminum fins to them that would look like a sprocket and keep the shape of the curve too, or maybe run them through a piece of aluminum tubing with holes cut in it, and there are the anodized hose fittings that you could use to dress up the fittings too.

I'd put some chrome cap nuts on the battery box, or you could look into decorative seat nuts to give a little extra detail. Those wing nuts look a touch too raw. I like the sprocket, even if you can't see it, it's the small details everywhere that you see when you are not looking that sets it apart. Headlights look better to me mounted lower than higher, if that helps. The bike is looking cool.

I hope I don't sound too opinionated, I'm just feeling your project and trying to contribute.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:38 PM
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more work done

got the battery box welded up and mounted to the bike.



i also got the other exhaust tip welded on and painted the part of the exhaust that will be wrapped painted black before i wrap the pipes. i also got the header portion of the exhaust wrapped.



i still need to wrap from the collector to where the paint stops.
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