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Old 10-12-2013, 07:23 AM   #61
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Thanks my friend. Can't wait to get started on the next one.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:53 AM   #62
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For what it's worth, I'd just trim the top pipe level with the back of the disc, so you can see all of the spokes and tyre, without being drawn to the disc.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #63
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Thanks for the input rem.
My original (poorly done) photochop job had it cut just as you describe, with some nice ally ends, or, I may try my hand at slash cutting them with a chop saw. That way I could still use the slider channel.
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I've been working with a local machinist to make smaller discs and caliper brackets also. I'd like to get them down to 10".
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #64
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Default On her feet...

Finally. Wheels/front end done so she can finally stand on her own. Mocked up a temporary exhaust for inspection. Stock Harley Dyna 80db mufflers should pass.

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Old 11-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #65
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That is one clean looking bike! Very Nice!

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Old 11-21-2013, 07:08 PM   #66
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Very nice man
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #67
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Cool bike
What kind of title do you get for a parts bike?
I have a similar project starting
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:48 AM   #68
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Who built your frame?
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:01 AM   #69
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Nice looking bike. I agree with you on the pipes. Your photo chop looks perfect. I assume that rear fender is aluminum?
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #70
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Looks like a Santee..
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:15 PM   #71
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That is one clean looking bike! Very Nice!

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Thanks Tim, kem!

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Cool bike
What kind of title do you get for a parts bike?
I have a similar project starting
Thanks DL. It will be titled "special construction" here in Ohio. Big pain in the buttocks. Has to have mufflers (not just baffles) turn sigs, horn etc.

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Paughco. Custom to my specs.

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Nice looking bike. I agree with you on the pipes. Your photo chop looks perfect. I assume that rear fender is aluminum?
Thanks Cursed. Yep, aluminum from 7MW. Very nice.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:57 AM   #72
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Default Another old part...

This time from a mid '80s Yamaha Radian. I needed a union for my rear brake line. It will be mounted under the tranny so it doesn't need to be dolled up:



Yeh... right..

A little filing....



A little sanding...



And just enough polish to make it imperfectly perfect.

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That's a very nice looking build you have going there. Very clean!!!!!

It looks a lot like my Panhead Bobber!!!
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #74
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Hey Motocrash, I just read this whole thread, you have done some fantastic work cleaning up those parts, that must have taken ages and made your fingers bleed!!

I also loved the way you shaved the fork legs down but kept a front brake. We have to use a front brake and I feel it is usually an ugly addition to the build but that disc looks great.

That colour will be bitchin, is that candy cherry or cherry red or something like that?

What about the tank? Are you planning on keeping that? I think a tank with a less harsh look to the underside, softer would look great but thats just my opinion.

Keep the pics coming, loving what you've done so far.

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That's a very nice looking build you have going there. Very clean!!!!!

It looks a lot like my Panhead Bobber!!!
Thanks Tattoo. I'd like to see your Bob!

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Hey Motocrash, I just read this whole thread, you have done some fantastic work cleaning up those parts, that must have taken ages and made your fingers bleed!!

I also loved the way you shaved the fork legs down but kept a front brake. We have to use a front brake and I feel it is usually an ugly addition to the build but that disc looks great.

That colour will be bitchin, is that candy cherry or cherry red or something like that?

What about the tank? Are you planning on keeping that? I think a tank with a less harsh look to the underside, softer would look great but thats just my opinion.

Keep the pics coming, loving what you've done so far.

Cheers Dan.
Thanks Dan.
The color is an HOK candy burgundy. I'm still on the fence a little, leaning a bit towards something with a little more orange. Still looking at colors. The sporty tank wasn't my first choice. I tried a couple others but none seemed to fit the build as well so it stayed. It looks much better in person, the lines and the dimensions of the tank match other parts of the bike perfectly. I like a tank with a rolled bottom better but like I said, this just works. The front brake was a must from the start. I come from a racing background so I rely pretty heavily on them, I plan to ride this bike so I wanted some decent stoppers. It has been a bit of a pain trying to make it look decent tho. I finally just slapped it on and it turned out to be OK. I do agree, most bikes look better without. The choice of discs was based on my love of old sportybikes, many of them had similar hole patterns. Simple, effective.
Hopefully, now that the holidays are almost passed, the build will start moving again.

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Here you go. I just put a single headlight on it. I don't have a photo the way it is now but the lines are all but the same, Other than a few of your upgrades...


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Very nice Tattoo, I've always been a big fan of nice simple short chops. I like the touch of red... not too much, some bikes go a little overboard with it. I'd love the opportunity to do another Pan.
When I get a few minutes to myself I'm going to read your FXS redo thread, looks pretty interesting.
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Thanks for the input rem.
My original (poorly done) photochop job had it cut just as you describe, with some nice ally ends, or, I may try my hand at slash cutting them with a chop saw. That way I could still use the slider channel.
I found it:



I've been working with a local machinist to make smaller discs and caliper brackets also. I'd like to get them down to 10".
Motocrash,
If you'd like to go with a 10" disc set up, have you considered using stock 10" Harley stuff?

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If you'd like to go with a 10" disc set up, have you considered using stock 10" Harley stuff?

Geo.
Cheers Geo.
Yea, I'm looking into it. I have a newer rear hub with the bigger center so i have to open up the hole a little. I also have to engineer a bracket. There in lies the problem. To make a bracket that would fit a 10" I have to hang it under or on top since there isn't enough room in the "V" where the softy caliper is and that would defeat the whole hiding the caliper deal I was shooting for. I've been looking at smaller calipers that may fit in the space. Probably going to take a little fiddling but I think it can be done.
I have a feeling once this bike is done, it will never be. There will always be something I'll want to "fix".
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Very nice, I love the lines, love that color,
Hand polishing takes true dedication.
Keep the photos coming, love the inspiration.
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