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Old 04-29-2008, 08:04 AM
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i would think about putting a removeable cover there to hide all the electronics... just an idea. i hate putting covers on things but it looks like ur gonna have alot going on in there
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:04 PM
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any new progress on it?

Looks good, but I like the peanut tanks... that tank you got on it is HUGE compared to the rest of the bike.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:43 PM
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I have been watching your project for a while. Your rear frame resectioning came out well.
I noticed that you welded a socket on for shifting?
That weldment WILL break. Reason is that a socket is hardened steel
and you cannot weld hardened steel. It is the same reason tractor trailer frames have tags on them that say DO NOT WELD. It may look good but a chunk will break out of the socket.

I really feel like if you could get a real chopper frame it would completely inspire you again. What you have now is ok but the gas tank looks too big.
I just feel like your whole project would look better with a better frame.

Remember that www.cycleonemanufacturing.com
they make lots of frames for metric bikes, and the porportions look good.
Check it out just for fun anyway.

Also what that person said about spring seats being for sissy's etc.,.
is WRONG. The reason is this. If you have a rigid frame the only cushioning is the air in the rear tire. Everytime you hit a bump,(big one) all that force is transfered to your disks in your spine. The the nerves can get damaged and it can paralyze you. You wont feel it now but later on when you are 50 you will have problems. I just put a spring seat on my rigid and it is so much better than a foam seat! Only 2 inch high springs.

Anytime someone talks that sissy shit, be suspicious. Tell them to ruin their own body but you are going to take care of yours, so when you get 50 you will be out riding your motorcycle but they will be on the front porch watching the bros riding by,
I think the frame came out good but I do agree with the tank. I'd try a sporty king tank and a smaller headlight.
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no one makes a frame for the 750, in Canada there are only 2 custom frame companies that you can get insured, so modifying the existing frame is the easiest way we can get a custom without going through all the BS of trying to register and insure it afterwards.

Tank selection is a pain is the A$$, the backbone of the 750 is just so wide, I put a harley tank on it and it is almost 19" wide, if I could put a bigger back tire on it would look cool, but with the stock tire looks odd, that is where I am struggling, and you can't really run out and buy a bunch of tanks to try.

Good luck with tank selection, I will post some pics of my ride soon, getting the cutter out this weekend and going to take the next step of hardtailing her.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:52 AM
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wow!! been wondering how to go about getting a better look to my frame. the xs is just a little to flat for me. digging what you have done so far on here
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:55 PM
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Hey Don,, how ya been? I dont think cycle one has frames for the XJ,,only the XS. I was thinking some harley fat bob tanks. I tend to think that once painted, that tank might not look so bad. probably going to run it with the current tank this year,,I need to get it on the road,,sold the Suzuki today,,,ordered some chopper parts this evening! I ordered Chopper Shox, and forwards, and the nuts for my exhaust. I still need to mount the fender and seat. Which brings me to a couple questions if anyone knows.

If I mount the fender with bolts in the very front,,how long do you think I can keep it before I need a strut to support it?
Also,,how much travel do the chopper shox allow?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:18 AM
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Well,,,almost got the front fender mount done,,,just gotta clean it up a bit. Im thinking I need a sissy bar to steady it up in the rear.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:13 PM
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Got my hardware for my pipes today and got them bolted on. Gonna finish wiring it Saturday. which means by the end of the weekend I hope to fire it up!
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Been a pretty productive week. I got the rest of the wiring done,,,and got it taped up into some what of a clean strand. Picked up a battery,,and got my battery box tacked together and in place,,,just gotta finish weld it. Also,,Donald Branscom will be proud of me,,,I finally broke down and bought a 4 1/2" grinder with a blue flap wheel,,,yep,,shoulda done that a long time ago! anyway,,,here is what I am looking at now.

Battery wasnt gonna fit so I had to cut out that cross piece in there.
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Battery box tacked up,,,I think i might go a little taller tho,,,and figure out a way to secure it on the top..
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:18 PM
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Slow but sure

Worked on the bike today. Was able to complete my linkages for my forwards.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:22 PM
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Also got the front seat mount mounted,,,after re-doing it 4 times,,,I think its where I want it now! Working on getting the chopper shox mounted up now,,,Not sure if they leaning too much? any suggestions? I have had to actually weld the mounts that came with the shox to a plate,,and I am going to have to mount the plate to the downtube.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:09 PM
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I been working diligently to get this thing on the road. I decided to rethink the battery box. Instead of putting all the way down,,,I mounted it under the seat. I made it a little oversized so I can line it with memory foam and make the battery fit tight.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:23 PM
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Also,,as you can see,,I got the Chopper Shox mounted up. Thinkin' I shoula ordered the next weight rating up,,my fat ass bottoms them right out Guess Ill have to start jogging to get a smooth ride!
The problem arived when I tried to mount my fender. I found the Shox were so far down on the tubes,,that they were binding against the fender. Luckily, the fender I used was wider than the tire,,enough so that I was able to just cut the fender out around the shox and Its still wide enough to cover the width of the tire. This is shade tree choppin right here now Also Got my sissy bar mounted. Its not much,but it holds the fender still. all I really wanted anyway.
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