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Old 10-28-2015, 02:53 PM
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Thanks for the comment BCONLEY.

The work to make that all happen was worthwhile!
Thanks to the people that said something about it.
I am thinking about getting the seat professionally upholstered.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:37 PM
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I agree looks better with the shorter struts.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:59 PM
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Thanks BConeley for the comment.
I like getting feedback.

I like getting some perspective.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:42 AM
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This is a photo of the metal tractor seat on my bike.

The next photos are after getting it upholstered.



I will add some bling. Ponchos and some bullets?

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Old 01-30-2016, 08:31 AM
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The other thing I wanted to do this winter was to get another gas tank that fit better and did not leave a big gap between seat and tank or between the headstock and tank

Most of the aftermarket tanks only are offered in one length.

The gas tank that I thought had the best looks is the Suzuki Intruder gas tank.
800 or 1400 are the same shape but each has a different gas valve.

I bought a 800 gas tank and stripped it and fixed the dents.
Painted it black and put on the MAX2 K clear fuel proof paint.

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Nice work on the seat. Do you have that tank mounted up now? I've never been a big fan of the gaps you mentioned. Looks unfinished to me. Great thread, man. What cool build.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:27 AM
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I will be posting a photo of the complete bike with new tank as soon as I can.
Thanks for the compliments!
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:40 PM
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Photos of the "new" seat and new gas tank.
Two winter projects I wanted to complete.
The old tank was 16 inches long and the new tank is 22 inches in length.

On with the photos.







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Old 02-09-2017, 11:26 AM
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As some of you know I have moved to Tucson Arizona.
This is a pic of my chopper.

I am shortening the wheel base 2.5 inches by moving the rear axle forward.
it is lots of work but I think it will look better and have a better turning radius.


I will post more pics soon.

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Old 02-22-2017, 12:03 PM
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Here is a photo of the wheelbase change to the rear of the frame.
New axle plate added.
Fake oil tank modification.
Other minor changes to make a shorter wheelbase.

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Old 03-05-2017, 09:40 AM
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I have completed the shortening of the wheelbase by 3 inches.
Looks much better.

I will post old and new photo for comparison.




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I haven't been on here for a while, your bike looks dam good with the changes you made.
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