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pop 28 01-31-2013 04:17 AM


Originally Posted by CloudDiver (Post 1211935)
So I was a little bummed today when I found out Twisted Choppers still does not have their new bender yet, so my springer fork is delayed even longer...

Without the front end I'm not getting the roller together to go up on the lift so I'll just give you a sneak peek at the ass end...

I got the rubber on earlier today and set up the axle spacing... pretty easy in this case. The PM hubs and the PM rear brake caliper pretty much do everything on their own, only one .75 inch spacer on the left and thats it.
I can still feel a little play but that will be taken up later by the chrome. I also see that the tire needs to move a hair to the left, maybe .2 at the most so I'll get another taller top-hat spacer that fits out-board of the brake caliper bracket; I had to do the same thing on my other CFL.

Fender dropped in just fine but I don't think I'm using this one. I want it to come back a bit more, like 11 o'clock looking at the right side. I also don't like the chain/belt cut out on this one. Probably do a B'Cool (10 to 12 gauge) or a Twisted Choppers (13 gauge). No need to fuss with internal struts with metal that stout and I'll have round bar struts in the back anyway.

So from here it will probably be another two weeks to get all the parts together and get the full roller. I'm gonna hold off on the pics until then because there will be a huge difference between the way it was and how it will look soon.

For now... the start of mock up;

what do you have between the bung and the fender,,,washer?
i know randys ( b'cool) fender are a wee more coin ,but worth it..

CloudDiver 01-31-2013 10:46 AM


Originally Posted by pop 28 (Post 1211997)
what do you have between the bung and the fender,,,washer?
i know randys ( b'cool) fender are a wee more coin ,but worth it..

Those are leather washers I got from LowBrow Customs (only about $8 for a pack of 12). Many builders have various ways of preventing damage to the paint on the fender after it is bolted to the bungs, the most poular I've seen on this forum is welding a washer to the fender and then cleaning the paint off the metal to meatal contact surfaces.

I decided to try this on my last CFL build, the theory is still un-tested since that bike has not returned from paint yet. I mock up the fender with the leather washer and two thin stainless washers between the bung and the fender. If my math is correct the thickness of any body work and paint on the fender will take up the gap of the two washers leaving the leather washer to absorb vibration and friction between the bung and the fender.

I know Randy's fenders are bomb proof, but I think I'm going with the Twisted Choppers fender. It is 13 gauge and laser cut around the radius. But the main reason is they said they would hook me up because of the delay on the Springer. I paid for it back in December but it was just bad timing since they had scrapped their old bender the day before. They are pissed at their equipment supplier who had promised delivery of the new machine in the 2nd week of January.

TWOWHLSIRVIVR 01-31-2013 04:04 PM

What are you running for a seat?

TWOWHLSIRVIVR 01-31-2013 04:05 PM

I make this too.

ezriders66 01-31-2013 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by TWOWHLSIRVIVR (Post 1212043)

Damn. Something else I am gonna need to get from you...

flysocal77 01-31-2013 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by TWOWHLSIRVIVR (Post 1212043)

Damn very cool Devon

CloudDiver 01-31-2013 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by TWOWHLSIRVIVR (Post 1212042)
What are you running for a seat?

Same seat set up as before, just a different seat on 3 inch springs. Its a really nice mahogany color, plain with no gay tooling, nice baseball stitching. It had it mocked up a few days ago but took it off, it looked sweet. You'll see it again back on the bike when I get the roller set back up. Still waiting on tranny, 3 inch belt drive, springer, etc.

TWOWHLSIRVIVR 01-31-2013 07:49 PM

I do 3 kinds of warbird mounts and a Heartland mount as well.

Sorry for thread jacking.

TWOWHLSIRVIVR 01-31-2013 07:50 PM

Cool Cool!

CloudDiver 01-31-2013 07:52 PM

I gotta go with a horizontal mount like I did on my other CFL... verticals are illegal in CA and AZ now. I was going to to another Fab Kevin set up but since he doesn't return my emails maybe you could try your own recipe horizontal mount? That's the style tail light I wanted anyway, sans the chopper fucker deal cause it wouldn't work on a horizontal. Go with tabs instead of bullet bungs, might cause clearance issues with my pulley. Also, I like having a 12 point nut on the back... I've had my issues with galled bolts.


Originally Posted by TWOWHLSIRVIVR (Post 1212043)

TWOWHLSIRVIVR 01-31-2013 07:59 PM

I make a horizontal one too. You can check it out on ebay right now.

CloudDiver 01-31-2013 08:08 PM

You mean the Warbird one? This;
West Coast Choppers Style Warbird Tag Mount | eBay


Originally Posted by TWOWHLSIRVIVR (Post 1212072)
I make a horizontal one too. You can check it out on ebay right now.

TWOWHLSIRVIVR 01-31-2013 08:17 PM

West Coast Choppers Style Heartland Tag Mount | eBay

That's one I do too, but here's the Heartland one.

CloudDiver 02-03-2013 09:06 AM

Build progress this weekend is pretty much prep work. My buddy who lives 40 miles out of Phoenix has a huge place, which is why it is 40 miles out of town... That's Matt, my friend who bought the shop built Dragon in my other thread. Anyway, he's letting me use his big ass garage and table lift to finish both of my builds. This kicks ass because I'm sick of getting shit from my own housemate about work in our garage.
So, to the point, this weekend I'm adding a 16 inch extension to his table lift making it 96 inches long so all the WCC bikes will fit on it... there are 4 between myself, Matt, and his brother Luke. I'm making it detachable so it can go back to 80 inches for regular wheel base bikes and coating the top with spray on truck bed liner. Pics after I finish tonight.

CloudDiver 02-07-2013 07:27 PM

The 16 inch extension I added to the lift;

CloudDiver 02-07-2013 07:28 PM

12 ga plate went on top, then I sanded the rusty old lift and painted it with rust sealing primer. A couple days after this shot I sprayed it down with rattle can truck bed liner.

CloudDiver 02-07-2013 07:35 PM

Foiled again...
So this week I got my BDL 3 inch belt drive, new transmission, and the PM pulley to match my wheels. The wheels I bought came with a 1 inch pulley so I had to order a new 1.5 inch... of course they sent me the wrong fucking size, 1 1/8". So without that pulley I wont be able to get the drive-line sorted out this weekend... well fuck me then.

Twisted Choppers finally shipped my springer front end, I wont have that till Monday anyway. I guess I guess I'll just mount the engine, trans ,and belt drive and leave the frame on blocks this weekend. Maybe a good thing since that will only take up Saturday afternoon and I can just chill on Sunday.

I've got some Choppers Inc. risers now so I guess I can order my Super-bars from Chassis Design and then next weekend I'll have a full roller pic.

CloudDiver 02-11-2013 10:40 PM

Got the Twisted Choppers Springer today, went on in just a few minutes...

CloudDiver 02-11-2013 10:41 PM

CloudDiver 02-11-2013 10:41 PM

CloudDiver 02-11-2013 10:45 PM

A new rear fender should be here Friday, Super Bars from Chassis Design Co., the right size PM rear Pulley this time, the .5 primary spacer and same size front pulley off-set from BDL. That should keep me busy all weekend getting the drive line squared away and mounting the fender.

caymanchris 02-12-2013 03:51 AM

Very nice springer Cloud!

flysocal77 02-12-2013 03:02 PM

Awesome front end!

SOCAL 02-12-2013 06:56 PM

Looking good.:cool:

->Bullet<- 02-13-2013 08:16 AM

fucken beautiful

cfl4rat 02-16-2013 12:06 AM

are you stickin with that tank? not that it looks bad but i have one for sale if your looking.. :)

CloudDiver 02-16-2013 11:49 PM


Originally Posted by cfl4rat (Post 1213499)
are you stickin with that tank? not that it looks bad but i have one for sale if your looking.. :)

I'm pretty happy with this tank, but what do you have?

Daniel_NZ 02-17-2013 12:27 AM

that is one cool looking chop, that is a sick look congrats man

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:23 AM

Awww yeah...
Its after midnight, and I gotta work at 6am... Just got done with another mad fab weekend, all kinds of stuff accomplished. Pics to follow, but first riddle me this;

How is that I have a modified frame that .75" wider and the trans moved left .75", but I still use the regular .25" primary spacer from motor to trans? On top of that, I should need a .5" front pulley off-set for the BDL right? Nope, I bought the .5 pullet spacer but I had to shim it out .255 to line up, so I have to return it for the .75 off-set.

Another crazy thing... The bike was running before with a 127 tooth belt. I get the drive line lined back up ( I do have a new BDL belt drive and Primo Trans), and the belt is too short, I have to go get a 130 tooth and part with $180! Is a BDL primary plate shorter than a stock H-D enclosed primary... I dunno, but everything fits and is straight now.

Here we go with pics;

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:26 AM

Got these Choppers Inc. risers for $70...

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:28 AM

I got the Spyke Chrome starter for .99 cents, no shit... $20 for shipping but hey, FTW. This is why you have to put a RESERVE price on your auctions!

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:30 AM

Ok, now to the chop... Used a Twisted Choppers radius rear fender. I bobbed it off just past 12 o'clock and carved out the relief for the belt.

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:33 AM

The other side; Really nice laser cut radius that is perfect to an 18 inch rim, but the skirt is 2 inches deep...

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:37 AM

But I like a short skirt, so it was time to break out the saws and the flap-disc. I took it down .75 and when I was happy with the shape I fab'd the struts from 1/2" round bar and some 3/8" x 1 inch bungs I had left over from the last build.

To be fair, I had to make the bends on this side twice. The first one my last bend was just 3/8" off where it should have been and trying to bend it back only messed up the steel. Took a good hour to get this right and another 20 minutes coping the ends for a tight fit.

Here is another shot;

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:38 AM

I actually did this side first, pretty easy but cutting just right and coping by hand was a bit tedious.

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:47 AM

So all together I got the drive-line straight (barley used any spacers), bobbed & skirted the fender and mounted it with fender struts. I didn't get the primary bungs done, I'm not looking forward to the good two hours it will take to cope the bungs (unless I can find my pneumatic file).

Here's a look at a handy new tool I grabbed at Industrial Metal Supply, Strong-Hand Tools small Pipe Pliers, perfect for holding bungs dead-on square, and it was only $12.

CloudDiver 02-18-2013 12:50 AM

Here it is with the risers and Chassis Design Co. Super Bars mounted, and fender work done. Bitchin.

Now it's stating to look like a CFL should compared to what it used to be...

Batto 02-18-2013 01:41 AM

LOOKS TUFF should be wild to ride great work

Aussiechop 02-18-2013 02:57 AM

Fuck yeah man, looking really good.

pop 28 02-18-2013 04:38 AM

looks great!! just not sure on the tire and fender space...for me i like seeing more tighter to the tire...all and all good work

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