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Old 06-20-2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default It's been too long. Back to building.

So, I started my 71 Triumph chopper project about 5 years ago and life got in the way and the project got pushed to the side. Well, I am finally getting back to it and expect to be done by the end of the year. My wife also decided that since I am building a bike that she needs to build one as well. So we picked up the purple "for now" roller.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:12 AM   #2
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Awesome.... Choppers, real long bikes...
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:40 AM   #3
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Nice...I like the prism tank!
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:27 AM   #4
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Awesome.... Choppers, real long bikes...

Do you not care for the long bikes?
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:29 AM   #5
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Nice...I like the prism tank!

Thank you! The tank is what really drew my wife into wanting that roller.
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Seriously narrow front end on that roller of yours! will keep an eye on this!
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:59 AM   #7
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Seriously narrow front end on that roller of yours! will keep an eye on this!
Thank you. My old man has had that front end in the family for a good 30 years or more. The shop that I have rebuilding my motor expects to have it back to me around the end of the year. I hope to have everything else done by then so I can slap the motor in and go. We have to make a trip back to TX to get another Triumph motor that my dad has. That one will go into the wife's roller.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:21 PM   #8
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Thank you. My old man has had that front end in the family for a good 30 years or more. The shop that I have rebuilding my motor expects to have it back to me around the end of the year. I hope to have everything else done by then so I can slap the motor in and go. We have to make a trip back to TX to get another Triumph motor that my dad has. That one will go into the wife's roller.
Sounds like you're a man with a mission! My pan is costing me a small fortune!! all worth it though.
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Do you not care for the long bikes?
On the contrary.... To me a chopper should be long. I wish all bikes were long bikes!!! There I said it. That sure feels better.
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That is a great start. It is way cool that you and your wife will be building together. Looking forward to updates already!

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I love the lines of the black one, and yeah, that prism tank is groovy af.
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I want a prism tank!
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Sounds like you're a man with a mission! My pan is costing me a small fortune!! all worth it though.
Funny how they do that huh? I would love to own a Panhead someday. Saw a couple motors listed on craigslist for around 12k
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On the contrary.... To me a chopper should be long. I wish all bikes were long bikes!!! There I said it. That sure feels better.

Right on! I like your point of view.
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I love the lines of the black one, and yeah, that prism tank is groovy af.
Thanks Dirty. I had a vision in my head and fortunately it is all coming together and looking the way I had hoped.
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Funny how they do that huh? I would love to own a Panhead someday. Saw a couple motors listed on craigslist for around 12k
I paid more than that for mine! problem was the guy sold all the original good bits for cheaper nonsense.. so costing me an arm to put it back! look forward to seeing your bikes finished!
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Not one but two long Triumphs! Oh yeah!
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Thanks Dirty. I had a vision in my head and fortunately it is all coming together and looking the way I had hoped.
That's what it's all about.
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oh yea, longer the better
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I paid more than that for mine! problem was the guy sold all the original good bits for cheaper nonsense.. so costing me an arm to put it back! look forward to seeing your bikes finished!
That's a damn shame. Do you have a progress post for your Pan?
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