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Old 10-16-2015, 02:19 AM
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Wasn't sure where else to post my thread since my build is utilizing a Paughco frame and doesn't seem to fit any of the other categories, so I'll try my luck here!
This will be my second bike, first ever custom bike and first ever chopper! My first bike was a 2012 Iron 883. I bought it new from the dealer and customized it myself quite a bit. I loved that bike and in only about two years I put 18,000 miles on it. However I started to feel like I needed something a little bit bigger for the kind of riding I was doing, I was going longer distances and wanted something less cramped. I didn't want to buy another Harley, especially not a new one from the dealer again (even though I am partial to the Fat Boy Lo), I really just wanted something unique and simple, and I love the old school chopper look, so going custom was the obvious choice!!

The bike has been in progress for about three months now so I already have a bunch of pics and I will post them in order. As much as I would love to, I'm not building the bike myself. Even though I'm confident I could do it myself, I simply do not have the space or the tools, and I definitely do not have the time. So it's being put together in a local shop by some really great guys. I can come by and help out as much as I want but unfortunately the shop is 45 minutes away, which makes getting there on a regular basis difficult. Regardless, I can say that every effort is being made to include me in every step of the process and I visit the shop at least once a week.

Here we go, pics from the day the frame came in. It's a Paughco frame, 4 up 2 out, 38 degree rake:



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Old 10-21-2015, 06:15 AM
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should be a great looking scoot when finished. keep the pictures coming
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:32 PM
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Tacking the fender on, oil bag is on, risers and handlebars



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Old 10-29-2015, 07:33 PM
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:33 PM
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:34 PM
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:34 PM
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Pipes are coming along! Looking good!

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:20 PM
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Progress has been slow lately, but here are some pics of the first test ride. It looks different sitting out on the street, I'm used to seeing it on the lift all the time, but I'm still loving it! It's running nice and smooth and sounds great!





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Its going to be a nice bike when finished. The only suggestion I would make in regards to design flow would be to lay the sissy bar back some so the angle matches the front fork angel. Flow would be much more consistent and easy on the eyes.
But then its your bike, so do whatever please you. Good luck with it, ride safe.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:18 PM
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Its going to be a nice bike when finished. The only suggestion I would make in regards to design flow would be to lay the sissy bar back some so the angle matches the front fork angel. Flow would be much more consistent and easy on the eyes.
But then its your bike, so do whatever please you. Good luck with it, ride safe.
I know what you mean, I thought about this a lot but ultimately decided I wanted to make sure the sissy bar was more functional than cosmetic and I had my girlfriend tell me where it was comfortable for her and just lined it up there. Wondering if it could've been a bit more easy on the eyes now too but oh well!! I'm ok with it
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the bike looks very cool, not a fan of the gas tank
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:46 PM
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Got everything back from the paint shop finally





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