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Old 02-26-2019, 06:29 PM
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hello everyone,
new here from the bay area SF
I just picked up my first chopper project... the previous owner had been purchasing everything to put it together and never did so I got the project now!
definitely over my head on this one so I'll be having LOTS of questions any help and guidance will be highly appreciated.
I spend the past weekend pulling everything out of the boxes and mocking it up so I can have a rough idea of what is missing.
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CA Compliant 127 motor-6 speed RSD with-330 rear tire... 2+ inverted forks, 40* on the neck and 6* on the trees. Dry primary with semi-open cover. Kevlar racing clutch, twisted spoke front wheel, 21x4 in front 18x 14 twisted spoke rear wheel. Avon Cobra tires.

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Old 02-26-2019, 06:36 PM
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Welcome Maustarman. It's nice to see there are folks still getting into this scene. Ask away. You may not get a speedy reply to all your questions due to a lot of guys dropping off but there are still plenty of knowledgeable guys on here. Looks like your off to a good start.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:59 AM
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Welcome Maustarman. It's nice to see there are folks still getting into this scene. Ask away. You may not get a speedy reply to all your questions due to a lot of guys dropping off but there are still plenty of knowledgeable guys on here. Looks like your off to a good start.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:44 PM
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:50 PM
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Welcome to the forum..
Thank you.
nice bikes you got there!
May I ask what drive system are you using for your 127.. belt or chain?
where can I see more pictures of your bike? any threads where you talk about your build?
Im just starting to figure things out even trying to identify what parts I have in hand its been a task since the OP didn't give me much info or receipts.
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:04 AM
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welcome, sir. good to have you, and good luck.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:57 PM
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Thank you.
nice bikes you got there!
May I ask what drive system are you using for your 127.. belt or chain?
where can I see more pictures of your bike? any threads where you talk about your build?
Im just starting to figure things out even trying to identify what parts I have in hand its been a task since the OP didn't give me much info or receipts.
Thanks in advance for any help

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Thanks for the compliment..I am running a belt on the 127...You have to be careful about dogging the throttle though..I think about it popping every time I accelerate.
I got a coat sleeve that I had tied to the rear fender hung in it and it did pop the belt..left me stranded..I am glad I was not running a chain, no telling what would have happened....I do have a thread on the Shovelhead that I posted on my very
first day in the forum.....shows how I built that one from ground up.....but I can't find it, maybe someone can shed some light on how to did up old user threads..
That 330 tire on the back of yours is going to look killer!
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:12 PM
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Thank you- Iíll look it up.
Do you have pictures of your 127 ... you can message me if thats easier
Iím reallh trying to get ideas on how to put this together.
The 330 is going to be great but it seems I have my work cut out for me there because the spacing is limited and will have to figure things out.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:51 AM
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I do have a couple of pics. of the 127 that I will post tonight, but if you are trying to get some ideas, this video I did explaining how I put the tire on the Shovelhead may help..some..You can always spread a frame to accommodate a big tire, but lining up the sprockets and such is the issue..I built a jack shaft here but there are simpler ways to do it however , they will be more expensive..Are you going with a right side drive chain? with a 330 tire , it seems that you will have to..I think you can only move a left side sprocket out so far, what do you guys think? seems like it would pull real bad..

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Gorgeous huh? The bike looks good too..As much as I like showing off, I don't think these pics are going to help you..Why don;t you chalk the bike up, set the trans in the frame, and sit the wheel in, and get us some photos from behind so that we can look at what you have. I think building a bike is more ..eyeball..than anything else.
besides, these guys need something to do..No telling what they do when they just sit around by themselves...........Ok. sorry, duh......I see your photo now..you have the right side drive..nice set up...you shouldn't have any problems. if you do, then get us some pics from straight behind, so we can see what you need........Click on the camera below my avatar..user name.. above and it will show all my photos..
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:37 AM
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By the way, Did you get the sprockets with your setup? I would start there..Line it up..Most people would recommend a chain with that big engine and probably cheaper..you just have to deal with the oil..
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Old 03-05-2019, 05:58 PM
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By the way, Did you get the sprockets with your setup? I would start there..Line it up..Most people would recommend a chain with that big engine and probably cheaper..you just have to deal with the oil..
thank you for the advice.
yes, I got a set of sprockets in all the boxes I picked up.. Ive found that other people as well recommend a chain due to all the power and blowing up belts all of the time.
A quick mockup tells me I need a spacer for the rear sprocket and a new transmission sprocket with quite of an offset to be able to clear the fat-ass tire.

Im going to start another thread in the Chopper Builder's Log section..hope to see you there
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:35 AM
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Excellent...looking back at your picture, I was wondering how your brake caliper mounts...I don't see any mounts on this side..it would be interesting to know...
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