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Old 07-16-2009, 05:36 PM
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how hard is it going to be to get everything legal if i buy the kit or if i build it from buying the parts to build one?
Not hard at all, as long as you buy a reputible frame and have an MSO for the frame and motor and tranny won't be a big deal at all. I have kept every receipt I ever came across. You can build that bike exactly the way you want it and save $$$ It's a Kraftech frame and is readily available. Their front ends arent the greatest and softails shocks too. My point is you have all the tools here at clubchop to do it yourself. Nothing against SMW at all as long as you know you are paying for the convenience of the kit. Either way you can't go wrong, build it and you wont be sorry and may keep it forever!
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what shocks and other parts would you guys recommend?
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...progressive shocks
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:21 PM
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i think im gonna go with the smw kit,i think its a good bang for your buck and i will build it then replace the shocks as i go,if i dont like the way they ride,also what about having a passenger on the back,what do i need to think about buying or modifying for the fender during mockup for when the wife wants to go for a ride?
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Everything is already there. The Fender has 1/2 in internal struts. The mounts for passeger pegs are also there but you will need to purchase them. ONly other thing you would need is a lick n stick p pad.

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i think im gonna go with the smw kit,i think its a good bang for your buck and i will build it then replace the shocks as i go,if i dont like the way they ride,also what about having a passenger on the back,what do i need to think about buying or modifying for the fender during mockup for when the wife wants to go for a ride?
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WickedOne are you sure about the fender struts,because in there description it says 13in. strutless fender?
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:32 PM
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WickedOne are you sure about the fender struts,because in there description it says 13in. strutless fender?
It is, and the full length struts are welded to the inside of the rear fender shell.

No need to reinforce, the krafttech fender will support a passenger.
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...my fender has external welded on struts that mount to the side of the frame on each side under the seat.

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Old 07-24-2009, 07:44 AM
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Yep, When they say strutless they mean internal struts. The krafttech fenders are so strong that the 4 1/2 mounting bolts will shear before the fender bends. So unless your wofe weighs 400+ lbs don't worry about it.

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Old 07-24-2009, 06:28 PM
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oh,ok that makes sense now,i didnt know that,so i just need a pad and footpegs then,the wife is tall,but she is definetly not heavy lol
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how do you guys go about financing a bike kit,am i going to have a problem doing this with banks or is it seen as a manufactured bike?
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anybody that has built this kit,how does it ride,whats the qaulity and any other things you have to say about it,i have been looking at buying this kit,but want to hear frrom someone that has some exp. with it before i jump head first,also pics of your rides would be helpful also i would like to see my options,thanks in advance
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I spoke to Randy with regards to purchasing a Godfather model.
Very Helpful guy and a sound business.
Looking at the model which it is, it does not look that comfortable to ride over long distances.
100 cubic inch motor perfect for around city and the odd trip away.
124 Cubic Inch motor great for Draging but would drink the fuel and more in to Insure.plus more money to purchase.
It would be a good thing to ask the appropriate people in your state,country, what the regulations are with regards to Exhaust Decibels, lighting set up for number plates,indicators,etc plus Front Fork Angle Maximum measurement,handlebar width, drive chain / belt covers.
I have spent 2 days getting this info from my various government depts and now i have a better idea on what to order.
The lesson here is to do your homework thoroughly.
Hope this has helped.
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I wouldn't buy it

mine was complete in 2010 and has eighty miles on it....the tank inner lining has collapsed and pieces went into the carb..the alignment of the wheel is hard and when using a 300 tire may need modification ,after eighty miles the 6-speed crappy ultima they give you already has to be opened up(they weren't to helpfull about that) and now just ran into someone at bike week with cracked frame...not to happy with the bike to say the least...the bike has been in the shop more than ridden...do not buy this pos
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I did not build mine but purchased it 5 years ago. This bike has been flawless. It is simple and fast. My electric system includes ignition and lights. Nothing more. The fuel system is a simple S&S G carb. The engine simply runs and runs strong. I visited SMW in Ardmore, Oklahoma a few years ago to see the shop. They are great people and have a great product. Regarding the title and registration. My bike was originally titled in Nebraska with a Nebraska-assigned VIN. I now have it in Colorado and it was pretty simple to register. Insurance is cheap but Progressive will not do full coverage on a build. I just have the minimum liability to get it registered.
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