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self-taught 05-08-2012 10:41 AM

Build #2
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I finished my first ground up build last fall and have had it out only a couple time so far this year. I built the frame, motor mounts, handlebars, and as much of the mounting brackets here and there that I could. I put the bike completely together to make sure that it all fit and worked smoothly. The bad part of this, is it made me not want to tear it all apart to powder coat everything. I decided instead of just breaking it all down and coating it and put it back together, I would build another bike to do the same thing with. I have done a bit of work so far, so it will probably seem like a lot at once, but once I get to where I am now, the progress will definetly slow to a crawl. Hope you like it. The first bike is the one that I build last year, and then the start of the new.

self-taught 05-08-2012 10:43 AM

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Got the bottom rails in and spaced apart, and now have the downtube tacked in place.

self-taught 05-08-2012 11:17 AM

The rear lower hoop

self-taught 05-08-2012 11:20 AM

weld in transmission plate

downtube bent and tacked in

self-taught 05-08-2012 11:22 AM

gas tank I think I am goint to go with

Frame finish welded and pulled off the jig

Stock height front end put on

self-taught 05-08-2012 11:25 AM

Bike put back up on that build table I was so glad to see go away last year.

Donor front tire and wheel from my last build. This one will be switched out for a powder coated black spoke wheel

self-taught 05-08-2012 11:29 AM

grabbed this piece of stainless from a job site where we had some extras. welded it to the bottom of the stainless seat pan that I have to make the air seat sit better. In the next pic, you will see the part that I like best about the bike.

It says Sloan which is my 1.5 year old daughters name. I thought it was kinda cool

self-taught 05-08-2012 11:33 AM

Here is the start to my mid controls that I am fabbing up.

here they are with the peg bolted on and just need to finish up the brake pedal once I get the engine installed to make sure that I get it in the correct spot.

self-taught 05-08-2012 11:39 AM

My license and model a tailight bracket. You probably saw in my earlier pictures the model a sedan that has been my winter project. I thought it would be kinda cool since I used 59 caddy tailights on that to put a model a tailight on this.

Here is my oil tank. Due to the drop seat, and putting all of my electrical components underneath the transmission, I thought this would be the best looking place for the oil tank. What do ya think.

Well folks, this has gotten us to where I am today. My last build took about 7 months to finish, and from start to finish, so far I am just over 1 month. Hoping to have it done by June. but we'll see. Let me know what you like, and what you don't like. Not that I am going to change anything, because I like it all so far, just curious. I will be keeping more coming as the progress unfolds.

self-taught 05-08-2012 12:08 PM

Dash47331 05-08-2012 01:08 PM

What shows up is pretty cool, but some of the pix are MIA!

JCKustom13 05-08-2012 01:54 PM

The frame looks good man, a lot of pictures missing though.

self-taught 05-08-2012 01:59 PM

supposedly you're suppossed to use photobucket to upload pictures, so I will try again. I couldn't get them to come up either.

Dash47331 05-08-2012 02:31 PM

Now we're talking!! It's looking really good and I can tell you're putting some thought to it!

pop 28 05-08-2012 04:40 PM

looks great!!!! i like the fact that you use the same type of hammer as i do in my chopper building:D

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