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I used my brotha's camera from hell, 5 megapixels. so much detail I can see the rust molecules impregnating each other - gotta get me one a doze. So, yeah, getting my frame primed is high on the list. The right front view shows one of my extra '37 Plymouth headlight buckets I'm considering having cut down to use for my light. Everything is just perched on the frame now. the bars are in a early 50s Matchless or AJS top tree held in place with a long bolt to see how it looks. More on that in one of the later pics. The right side view shows pretty much how I want to set it up, about where I want everything to sit. - I haven't decided whether to go with the P-pad or not just yet, it may depend on what fender I use. I love the tank, I can't believe coffin tank prices on eBay lately. It was definitely worth the gas to haul away the rice parts donor for the tank & bars. If my motor has room, I think I'd like to make the tank's tunnel 1½ to 2 inches deeper so it will sit just a bit lower. In the rear view, you can see my donor - that is one beeautiful front wheel, but, I'm using 2 rear wheels on my chop. In the Pillion view, the space can be seen that I initially "felt" was too large, but I suppose axle spacing & my fender will close that gap. It's just a pipe holding the rear wheel now, the axle doesn't seem to fit the wheel. I'm waiting to speak with John at Prostreet, he's going to tell me the solution - I'm guessing I just need to put different bearings in. The frame's axle can be seen a little better in the left front view, and my candidate headlight bucket in the front view. I only used the Matchless tree to get the bars sitting up there - it can be seen how the angle of the bar mounts closes the gap between the stem and the tank in the close up of the bars on this tree. This closure can be seen even better in the side view of the bars and tank on the frame. The bars clear the frame & tank for a wide radius turn also, so I'm thinking of risers along these lines. The bars definitely need to come back and up a little for my preferred riding position. This same side view pic of the bars and tank on the frame illustrate where my idea to deepen the tank's tunnel came from. That last pic of the frame, seats, and rear wheel shows the position of my solo. I love the conical springs, yet I'm thinking of a longer pair to get the back of the seat up a little. I set it up with a longer 5" pair and the seat height seems better - that pair is not conical though so expect I'll try both.
So, I'm finally off and runnin' - I'll begin to dismantle my blue bike this weekend or sooner.

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Old 01-10-2006, 09:26 PM
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Thank's a lot Ace, I'll check it out. (I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on my mistakes that a bitchin' camera will show.)
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:48 PM
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Plan for the weekend

Plan for this weekend (yes, with pictures):
1. sawsall the chopped rice donor/saving usable bracketry,etc.
2. Remove X1 motor
3. Remove X1 front end
4. Mount X1 front end (mock) on new frame (stock trees w/the skinny frt wheel).
5. Mount (mock) Buell motor in new frame
6. żżż Finish teardown of X1, bag & catalog my various parts ???
I hope to get to #5, will see how it goes - I may need to work on #5, then #6 after work this next week. When these are all done, I think I must focus on;
* Determine whether there will be enough room to increase my gas tank's tunnel depth (as I said before).
* Resolve my new rear axle fitment to stock Buell rear wheel.
* Acquire the correct wide glide trees for my front end.
* Replace the (leaky) seals in my Buell right lower leg.
* Address any further welding needs on my new frame.
* Approximate miscellaneous mounting point locations (brake cylinder, plate/lite bracket, perhaps tack small tabs in place).
* 2kPrimer my new frame
* Remove stock trees from Buell front end
That's what jumps into mind at the moment, there's prolly more if I sit down & think about it.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:03 AM
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Red face Well, I got #1 done.....

I only got #1 on my list done over the weekend. I had a bent bolt that took many hours to remove. But I have pics, so here they come. This first pic is my Buell's motor.
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