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Old 02-27-2013, 08:47 AM
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Looks pretty cool man! Need some SS heatshields?
I might... Not using those SS style pipes, but my 2-1 will have the same style headers, so the same heat shield should work.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:58 PM
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Which Air Cleaner???

I'm not using a WCC air cleaner on this build... they just don't breath enough and i'm not paying $900.

So, having a hard time deciding between these 3;

Wrath to match the wheels;



PM MERC Black ops because one is on sale, and I need as much black as I can to off-set the chrome frame and polished motor;



Or Alloy Art, because it looks good, has black, and I'm using the Todd's Cycle (Alloy Art) Martini Head Light and Tail Light;

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One vote for black ops.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:36 AM
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i like Todd's best. Also he's a good guy and helped me out a bunch in the past.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:09 AM
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I like the black ops. I am planning to use the PM black ops brake components when I get to that point.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:28 PM
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Todd's gets my vote, if that's what we are doing lol!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:47 PM
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I'm not using a WCC air cleaner on this build... they just don't breath enough and i'm not paying $900.

I went with the Alloy Art... PM came out with a new design this year called the Max HP, which is pretty much a copy of this one. And since PM won't make the Max HP for Super E carbs, well it makes it easy...


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Old 02-28-2013, 09:56 PM
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Since we are on a roll with votes, let me know what you think of this;

I was at my plating shop today talking about this bike. I'm dead set on plating this frame but I've been having second thoughts on chrome... With the wheels chrome, polished motor, oil tank, trans and all there is a bunch of shiny brite stuff and I'm trying to off set as much as I can with black.

I think the chrome frame might be TOO much shiny brite stuff, so maybe brushed nickel on the frame? Anybody have experience with a plated frame in brushed nickel? I know a bright nickel finish will oxidize over time like a new shiny coin fresh from the mint will look a few years later... not really down with that. With brushed nickel you can just freshen it up with a scotch brite pad right? I guess you could do that with brite nickel too but you are just changing it to brushed nickel that way...

Do you put a matte finish clear on brushed nickel or no? I need to make my mind by next week, frame is almost ready for plating. The work list for this weekend is long but I'm sure I will knock it out.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:14 AM
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black chrome.. a really a cool look
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:34 AM
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Black chrome sounds interesting, never seen a frame done , but black chrome wheels looks awesome!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:53 PM
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black chrome.. a really a cool look
I really like black chrome... I asked around all the plating shops in Phoenix last year, but nobody wants to do it. Reason is they don't get enough work to have a tank dedicated for it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:49 AM
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I really like black chrome... I asked around all the plating shops in Phoenix last year, but nobody wants to do it. Reason is they don't get enough work to have a tank dedicated for it.
get a hold of these guys. Ive seen there chrome and its beautiful.. hope there close to you

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:41 PM
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It was a hell of a busy weekend for me. I was hoping to be done with fabrication but I came up a little short. Still just a couple things left to do so they'll have to wait till next weekend. No big thing, I was pretty happy with what I got accomplished since Friday night.

Starting to set up the stop light/tag mount; The tag bracket came from Bung King. I had a few of the 'bullets' turned at a local machine shop from 1.25" round bar. Then two counter bore 3/8" bungs and two 3/8" bullet bungs also from Bung King.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:43 PM
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I made sure the frame was level again and used these magnet clamps from Strong Hand Tools to keep everything in place.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:47 PM
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I used illustration board to make templates of the arms. Easier to figure out the angles and copes before cutting the steel. I didn't take enough pictures showing the paper board arms in place, but trust me, this took a long time to get right. After cutting the steel it was even longer trimming the arm just right with the flap disc and files...

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