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Old 11-19-2012, 03:04 PM
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Ugly Betch! New Episode of CFL REHAB... A new(ish) build thread.

So, since I am bored as hell waiting on Hot Dog to paint my CFL, I found this;

I got it for under $10K, its an Ugly Betch and needs some help but I think I can get it to where it needs to be with a little love and less ca$h, because I have no money after my other CFL build, bwaa hahaha....





Ooooh... what's that sexy V-twin in the background, hmmmm?

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Old 11-19-2012, 03:33 PM
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Ok, I'll give you the pro's before the cons;
It has PM Controls and brakes, nice.
80" Evo crate motor, blue-print build (I'll post the build sheet when I scan it). Solid, runs, no worries. 6K miles.
The tank is not the small P-nut, its just like the one Greg Westbury tunneled and Frisco'd for my other CFL, just over 3 gallons. However, see cons below...
I guess the best part is it is already Titled and Registered so I got now worries or hassles on that end.

Ok, here's the cons;
The front end has zero degrees on the trees. A shame too because they are the really sweet Death Dealer style trees with Torpedo sliders, 4" over tubes. If it was 5 degrees and 8 over I'd leave it that way.
The tank has issues, look at the petcock... ugly. Big flat spot in the top of the tank (expected), the weld around the gas cap is horrible. Worst of all, the bottom is a mess. The mounts are too far forward which makes the tank sit about 2 inches too far back than what I'd like. The welds on the bottom are dog vomit.
The rear fender is really interesting for what is right and for what is wrong. I think the front side should go all the way down to the lower tube. You can't fix that because of the way the struts are mounted. The struts are really solid, look at how they are molded in, sweet. I'm on the fence about ditching this fender all together and going with a B'Cool.
I was going to change the oil bag/batt box to the regular straight oil bag set up, but I think I like it the way it is. All the electronics are in there, etc. I was going to use a seat suspension set up on this bike the same as my other CFL, the air-shock linkage... but I'm thinking regular seat springs now. BTW, the seat isn't even mounted.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:34 PM
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ur right...that is one ugly ass motorcycle
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:42 PM
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I'm on the fence about the rear fender... replace it or keep it? Not so sure yet.

What I know right now is this;

I'll ditch the front fender and go with 6 over springer from Chassis Design.
The tank needs a flat bottom and adjusted mounts with a proper Frisco and petcock.
The battery box is a mess, a new one is coming from Chassis Design.

New paint at the end of the day, but more stuff will have to be sorted out. For now I'm just going to mob around on it as is until I finish my other CFL, then I can get to work on this one.

Stay tuned.
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I think its cool... finnish the tank & ride it....
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:24 PM
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I would paint the tank, mount the seat and ride the shit out of it. I like the paint color a lot, it would be a shame to chop the fender and ruin the paint. Although you may have no choice if you have to weld tabs for the seat. Maybe get a danny gray seat and avoid any welding? I'm pretty sure they have CFL pan molds and could do it all for around $500 If you live in socal just drop off the bike for a perfect molded fit.

Ride the bike before you change the front end, you might be happy and the stance looks good as is. I know there is a lot on this bike you wouldn't have done if you built it but you bought it so obviously you like it and if you start changing everything you might as well have started with a project that wasn't so far along. Whatever you decide to do, I'm tuned in.

Lots of cool bits on this bike, I'm running a pulley on my sporty build.
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The seat area has been changed
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Wow that tank is bad!!!!!
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It is all good and it can/will be a nice bike however, you should have made me a cash $$ offer on mine bro. I think you would have come out WAY ahead....
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It is all good and it can/will be a nice bike however, you should have made me a cash $$ offer on mine bro. I think you would have come out WAY ahead....
Didn't know you were selling yours... You would have taken less than 10K for it?
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:06 PM
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I would paint the tank, mount the seat and ride the shit out of it. I like the paint color a lot, it would be a shame to chop the fender and ruin the paint. Although you may have no choice if you have to weld tabs for the seat. Maybe get a danny gray seat and avoid any welding? I'm pretty sure they have CFL pan molds and could do it all for around $500 If you live in socal just drop off the bike for a perfect molded fit.

Ride the bike before you change the front end, you might be happy and the stance looks good as is. I know there is a lot on this bike you wouldn't have done if you built it but you bought it so obviously you like it and if you start changing everything you might as well have started with a project that wasn't so far along. Whatever you decide to do, I'm tuned in.

Lots of cool bits on this bike, I'm running a pulley on my sporty build.
Welding is unavoidable for more reasons than just the seat... That battery box is garbage and you should see the mash of contaminated mig welds on the bottom brackets... total garbage that needs to be gutted and a proper battery box mounting plate put in. The particular battery in this one is obviously too tall, the box is mounted 3/4 inch or so lower than if it had a WCC battery plate. Otherwise the paint is already trashed in many places, the pictures don't pick it up. The rear fender has a bunch of deep scratches, plus rubbing and other flaking all over the frame.
But yes, for the moment I'm going to use bolt-on seat spring bungs and weld a Biltwell seat pivot mount on, and just ride the shit out of it the way it is.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:09 PM
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Wow that tank is bad!!!!!
Yes it is... But I don't have $700 right now for the Death Dealer Clone Tank... unless you think you could take this tank in on trade plus cash?

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The seat area has been changed
Yup, they did... Precision did the work, I have a copy of the invoice. $5200 of work from the fender struts to changing the seat area as you noticed. The bike originally had a molded type seat pan which is why there is still velcro on the fender. I'm not sure what happened to that seat and the tank on the bike now is not the one PMFR had originally made.
I was pretty suspicious of any changes that were made, but I am familiar with PMFR parts and drag racing frames. If you can trust anyone to change up a CFL frame outside of the LBC, its these guys. Story is it all got started because the oil tank/battery box didn't fit right and the pulley wouldn't clear the frame rail, although we all know it is supposed to clear a pulley on a 180 tire... Well, thats not always true especially when I think back to how jacked up my own oil bag was on my CFL.
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