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Old 10-28-2015, 03:53 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, 04:37 PM
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I agree looks better with the shorter struts.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:59 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, 07:42 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, 09:31 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, 08:27 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, 01:40 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, 12:26 PM
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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, 01:03 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, 10:40 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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Old 06-10-2017, 12:29 PM
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Thanks Vulcan!
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:41 PM
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Does the shorter wheel base feel better? Looks good man!
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:34 PM
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The shorter wheelbase looks better and turns better!
The frame would scrape on some driveway entrances. Now it does not.
Length does matter. The longer the bike the more clearance is needed.

I have come to the conclusion that a motorcycle needs
5 inches clearance to clear most all obstacles and is safer.
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