Hey guys, figured I'd throw up a couple pictures of what I'm working on. Yet another long term project, this one won't be done for at least a year or so, but I'm having a blast building it.
2004 zx6r front forks
Chrome spoked wheels front and rear
240 rear tire, 120 front
Lot's of other good stuff yet to be bought
So here's the concept, I know there's a lot of people lately that will hate on the large rear tire, but since I was 12 I knew that if I ever built a chopper it'd have to have a 240 on it, so that's what I got, and I love it!
The bike will not have a kickstand, the rear half of the frame and the swingarm I will fabricate myself, it will hinge at the bottom frame-rails, and will have an air cylinder attached. When I park the bike, It'll simply set down flat on the frame, then lift up when I go to leave.
The tank will be a standard sportster tank, but I'm going to build an exocage around it to give it some pop.
I'm running the full twin disc front brake setup from a 2004 zx6r-I had one of those before, and I love being able to stop well.
The clip-on bars look hot, but I just might come up with a newish idea (i'm sure someone has done them before) but they'd be clip-on mini ape hangerss. Could definitely look pretty cool
I'm building my tubing bender right now- should be done in a couple weeks or so, as soon as that's ready, I can finish chopping the rear half of the frame off and building the new rear section.
I know this bike isn't very traditional, but I'm all about expanding new borders and new challenges for myself, and I'm thinking that this project has what I'm looking for, and to be honest, I'm very excited with what it's looking like so far.
I just finished building a supercharger system for my old car from scratch, here's the complete build-up log from that if you'd like to see some of what I've done in the past.
Now I'm looking for something new, and I can't wait to get into this further.
Progress will be slow because my wife and I are paying off some debt, and we have a limited allowance, but I'm pretty good at stretching money, as I'm sure many of you are as well, Ebay is my friend
Enough talk, Here's the sweet bike when I got it.
took it down to the bare frame quickly, mocked up the new forks
Got my wheels and tires, I LOVE this thing
Time to start chopping!
Now keep in mind all that rear frame section will be gone eventually, this was just a basemark because that's about where I'll be sitting on the finished product.
Think I'll be low enough.
And finally, here's my super sweet MS Paint version of what the frame and bike should look like when done.
Comments and critisisms accepted