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Old 04-05-2013, 01:00 AM
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Why not flip the script on a CFL?

Having owned 2 I think CFL frames are well built frames that have nice lines for the smallish 2up/4up raked neck 200 tire choppers they are. What bugs me a bit is guys buying what basically amounts to an expensive kit bike piecewise and equating assembling it with a custom build. Whether that is truly a custom build or not is not gonna get solved here but my question is this: With such examples of guys going away from what the shop did and coming up with such great results why isn't it done more?

To my eye these bikes are some of the nicest CFL's I have seen and are more interesting than the recipe CFLs. Are these bikes just not as nice and the CFL's built to look just like the other CFLs? Or is there some other reason I am completely missing?
















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Old 04-05-2013, 01:22 AM
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Those are CFL's - I don't get it.
Please post what you are talking about as a recipe bike.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:39 AM
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Those are CFL's - I don't get it.
Please post what you are talking about as a recipe bike.
Sure. By recipe bike I mean guys that seem to be following a recipe. These bikes are all CFLs but they don't ALL have an evo with either a Villain or a Sporster tank and WCC air cleaners, risers, seats, exhaust etc.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:28 AM
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But they still are all pretty dang close to following that "recipie" ... just cause they got differing motors, doesn't make them that much different... I mean,... they're all still V-twins....

Aside from the differing tanks, they're all sportin the potato chip seat & bobbed rear fender... which to me really goes a long way towards defining the profile.

Of the bikes you posted.....only this one stands out as being fundimentally different to me.
I like the custom trees/bars... & some work went into the exhaust, necessitating the re-placement of the oil tank
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:11 AM
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I agree with you Vision... when I built mine I spent a ton of time looking at Kilby's cfl and some of the others you posted. not being a great fabricator I did what I could to use some parts not commonly seen on WCC bikes ie struts (not webbed), 39mm front with boots, sport bike brakes. At the same time used WCC parts i liked. now mine in no way compared with any you posted but I do like looking at chops that are, well, different
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Well, I think they're pretty cool either way. If you make one to be as close to the generic shop built deal as possible that's a nice bike. If you build a unique one more power to ya. James himself once stated he'd like to see his parts on different kinds of builds to see what others would come up with, why not---as long as it's cool.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:58 AM
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Aside from the differing tanks, they're all sportin the potato chip seat & bobbed rear...
Being a tank maker the first thing I see on any bike is the tank so to me the ones in my example seem to be pretty different. Even the one with the villan tank he has dished in the sides. The real point is not that these are totally different I guess it's that in each case the owners have done something that the shop never did and it came out great
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I get what you are saying vision. It goes back to what Jesse James intended when he started selling the CFL frames (I think). People taking the frames and coming up with their own ideas and doing something "different" and original. Personally, I would love to go crazy but I am sticking to something similar to some of my favorite shop builds. That s just what I want out of my first one. Maybe on the next one?
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... I would love to go crazy but I am sticking to something similar to some of my favorite shop builds. That s just what I want out of my first one. Maybe on the next one?
That I get. I tend to be pretty reckless with my sheet metal and want to try out any hare-brained idea that comes to mind and many times it comes together really well almost by accident but then again I quite often end up with an overall bike I myself hate and immediately want to change up.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:34 AM
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You'll roast your balls on this one.
Good point. If different = can't be ridden, then your individuality and creativeness didn't work that time. IMHO 'course maybe that's his winter bike.
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Good point. If different = can't be ridden, then your individuality and creativeness didn't work that time. IMHO 'course maybe that's his winter bike.
Absolutely. The handlebar position sucks too.

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Good point. If different = can't be ridden, then your individuality and creativeness didn't work that time. IMHO 'course maybe that's his winter bike.
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