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Old 12-20-2009, 03:25 AM   #1
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We took a ton of pictures today with my girlfriend, here are few. Most of you guys may not know why i named the bike the whip, It's because of its jockey shift design, the clutch is on the shifter but it's way behind, so the clutch cable looks like a whip. We had lots of fun, hope you guys enjoy them.










*quick disclaimer: These pictures were taken in an area closed to traffic, I would never actually ride without a helmet (not that cool )




**still working on the video,
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I like it!
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that bike is rad! but hopefully there is a new springer in it's future, that would make it way better.
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Wow, nice work. Both the bike and the ladie are easy on the eyes!!
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Nice but you could have just put this in the Sporty pic thread.
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Hell, that would've burryd it and not to many would have seen it....Roach.
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sweet! the bike looks good too!
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Sweet scooter man.
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looks good..
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:51 AM   #10
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What year is that D8?
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Fuck the haters.
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id like to see pix of the other side of the bike and said "whip"

nice scoot tho.
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id like to see pix of the other side of the bike and said "whip"

nice scoot tho.
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Nice but you could have just put this in the Sporty pic thread.
there's a sportster thread ?????
btw, nice bike but it does deserve a better frontend. nice girlfriend too
the bulldozer belongs in the bulldozer thread.
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id like to see pix of the other side of the bike and said "whip"

nice scoot tho.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:36 AM   #16
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Definitely lovin it!
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that bike is rad! but hopefully there is a new springer in it's future, that would make it way better.
I think it's perfect!! What's wrong with the springer? I think it looks rad.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #18
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id like to see pix of the other side of the bike and said "whip"
I like to see pics of the other side of the chick, with a whip.

What is it with people putting the clutch lever on the shifter?
Foot clutching seems way easier to learn than some weird train brake shit.

Nice bike. Paint it please.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #19
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A majority here seems to hate the DNA springers for one reason or another. I've ran 2 and have been satisfied with both. I think it looks right at home on that scoot. Your girlfriend is smoking as well!

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I'm looking at putting a DNA on my Triumph...any suggestions on suppliers?
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A majority here seems to hate the DNA springers for one reason or another. I've ran 2 and have been satisfied with both. I think it looks right at home on that scoot. Your girlfriend is smoking as well!
imo they just look "cheap". i've just never had a taste for billit styled parts of any kind on bikes or cars. they lack craftsmanship and style. kind of like putting 22" spinners on a vintage jaguar. it doesn't bother me that some people like stuff like that. yin and yang
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oh boy that thing is lowwwww
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Good looking Sportster. +5 or whatever the request is by now to show your damn shifter setup since it's the namesake of the thread. Stance on that thing is killer though, just hope you plan to paint it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:17 AM   #24
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Can't believe no one else noticed/said anything but I love that your girlfriend is rockin a maiden shirt. The Trooper!!! You sir are a lucky man. Great bike and a lovely lady.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #25
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Good looking Sportster. +5 or whatever the request is by now to show your damn shifter setup since it's the namesake of the thread. Stance on that thing is killer though, just hope you plan to paint it.
Page 7 in the thread by dragstew-- Anybody running a jockey shift w/ no front brake?
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that is probably one of the best looking sportsters out there. i work at a media stripping business and love the look of raw metal now. im not sure if you going to paint it be whatever you do its a great looking bike. your a brave man for running jockey shift and no front break.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:02 PM   #27
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Cool bike just not into the me to springer.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #28
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dont see why its called "the whip". wheres the pic with the jockey shift?
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:34 PM   #29
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Nice bike...............but SMOKIN' girl!
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That's a sweet bike, I don't care waht some people say, some bikes just don't need paint
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lucky you. Nice bike
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From the Clutch thread:

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whos frame did you use?

i hope to hell mine sits that low. it looks awesome
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that looks great. what kind of camera are you using? i cant get over that this is a sportster.
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Thanks for all the comments I will try to answer all the more specific questions.
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that bike is rad! but hopefully there is a new springer in it's future, that would make it way better.
hi cretin, i would like to have an old harley springer but dna was local for me so i picked it up for a reasonable price without paying for shipping and i would never regret welding on a dna
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Yea I can understand that. I actually have a DNA on my bike right now too because I haven't found a Harley springer that's affordable yet.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:45 PM   #39
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What year is that D8?
I have no idea, it is abandoned, it's huge and rusty but i thought it looked cool, here is a picture of the whole thing,



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id like to see pix of the other side of the bike and said "whip"

nice scoot tho.
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beat me to it...Whats wrong with the front end???? I think it looks fine. Or is it a manufacture thing??
actually the quality is not bad at all, and its made here in the US,
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Good looking Sportster. +5 or whatever the request is by now to show your damn shifter setup since it's the namesake of the thread. Stance on that thing is killer though, just hope you plan to paint it.
thanks, here's the shifter/clutch set up



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whos frame did you use?

i hope to hell mine sits that low. it looks awesome
it is a flyrite smoking gun, thank you

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that looks great. what kind of camera are you using? i cant get over that this is a sportster.
thanks, it's an old panasonic lumix dmc fx01 6.4 mp
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pretty sure the DNA's are not manufactured in the U.S.A. ... It is however, a damn good looking bike.

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I bet its hard to do wheelies with the jockey clutch though. huh? Looks great though man!
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nice bike, but I would hate to deal with that shifter/clutch setup. I wouldn't hate to deal with your hot girlfriend though
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pretty sure the DNA's are not manufactured in the U.S.A. ... It is however, a damn good looking bike.

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Thank you 66triumph, if i'm not mistaken dna wheels are made in the US, i thought the springers were as well.

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Thanks for all the comments I will try to answer all the more specific questions.
I like your bike dude, although I would never run without a front brake. Just too many critters out here where I live.
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What are you talking about? DNA springers are as American as these US Flag buttons!!

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Hahaha.... If I'm not mistaken, they are Korean copy's of the decades old Paughco. They are noisy, they do pogo a shit ton, they are affordable, they are un-attractive. this being said, I have ran one, but have since seen the light...

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Love the bike (and the girl) ! Does that rear fender hold steady? I would have thought it needed support to keep from jiggling like jello in a paint shaker
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thanks rt66jt, yeah eventually i may support the fender, but for now i am just keeping the smooth line, the ribbed fender is .065" thick and pretty solid. I love it, got it from Dan at Seven Metal West, (thanks Dan).
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korean or american its still badass no matter where it is made.
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AWESOME! deturkerjubs!!!! dedurkurders!!!

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Love the bike too. I did a similar look with the pipes.

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thread shows everybody who the master builder is............

rolling hills, pretty girl ! the bike is "arite"

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The bike is beautiful but for the life of me, I just don't get the shift lever mounted clutch. It seems like one of those "because you can" mods.
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Good looking bike, I love the smoking gun frame. It seems to me like running no front brake with that clutch setup would not be bad at all, you can still put both feet down while still holding in the clutch.
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Good looking bike, I love the smoking gun frame. It seems to me like running no front brake with that clutch setup would not be bad at all, you can still put both feet down while still holding in the clutch.
Thanks man, thats what i tried to explain in the clutch thread before. By having both legs free you have the ability to maneuver at low speeds very comfortably. I"m not implying that this setup is perfect or that everyone should have it, but i am an industrial designer and my job is to research & develop new or alternative designs...some work some not but so far i am happy with this one. I know i need to make a video soon though to actually show its ups and downs.
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AWESOME! deturkerjubs!!!! dedurkurders!!!

And southpark recently taught me that all Harley riders are "fags". It's the first time my ol lady has ever laughed at the show.

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I abso-fuckin-lutely love this bike.
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I built one like that for a guy. Tried to talk him out of it, but it's what he wanted, so that's what I gave him. He came to pick it up during rush hour on a rainy and cold day.

He called me when he got home and asked how hard it would be to change it back. It seems all it took was one ride in traffic in the rain and it didn't seem like all that great an idea anymore.

To the OP, great looking bike. You do nice work.

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Up here I call those critters blind old ladies and young girls that are texting while driving.
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Hey there folks, so i finished the video of "The Whip" enjoy

for the ones who didn't see the picture thread about it, here is the link:
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SWEET!!..and,unfortunately,pretty much what i'd been plannin' for my '97..so i guess i hafta hate ya now..
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The thing that sucks about that setup is you cant rip on your bike . I think it would be safer to have both hands on the bars .
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Love that Smokin Gun frame.

Man, they sit right.
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I like the bike! As far as the clutch/shifter, I'm not sure, but it's definately different and good job fabricating everything!
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exactly.....I just LOVE to bang some gears. Power over profiling...anyday
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If your not ripping your not riding !!!!!!!
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Bike turned out looking tits....But as for the clutch/shift...I don't know..jury still out on that one..
Guess you can get use to it in time..as long as time is on your side...
Being no front brake and hand off the bar for clutching..Got to keep an eye open for problems that can jump at you down the road..
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Great looking Sportster. One question though: Looks to be maybe 2 inches of ground clearance there, so what the hell do you do if you find your self confronted with a speed bump?
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The thing that sucks about that setup is you cant rip on your bike . I think it would be safer to have both hands on the bars .

i take it you,ve never seen a oldschooler ride then , as a kid we used to take this windy road to my uncles , there was a HA who lived just off that street he would blast thru the corners lane splitting and grabbing gears with his suicide set-up like he stole the bike and the whole police force was chasing his ass LOL even my uncle was amazed at how the guy could ride with that set-up . i can still invision him passing us on the corner with one hand on the bars and the other under his ass and he was banging gears LOL
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Dude, your bike is cool, even if it is new.
It has "the look" (that dire-cool "we've done everything else so lets just f!#$%^&G kill ourselves" cool IMHO).

I am jealous of your bike and hot g/f.
(why wasn't she in the video dammit!! lol j/k!)

That's the real-ist jockey shift I've seen too!! And you're
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got any close ups of the mid control set up? just lookin to see how you mounted it.
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i take it you,ve never seen a oldschooler ride then , as a kid we used to take this windy road to my uncles , there was a HA who lived just off that street he would blast thru the corners lane splitting and grabbing gears with his suicide set-up like he stole the bike and the whole police force was chasing his ass LOL even my uncle was amazed at how the guy could ride with that set-up . i can still invision him passing us on the corner with one hand on the bars and the other under his ass and he was banging gears LOL
I ride a suicide set up and I love it! I can bang the shit out of gears but thats with a foot clutch. what I'm saying is there is no way this bike is banging gears. I would love to see any one launch this bike or bang gears. you only have one hand on the bars every time you let out the clutch out . If you ride a foot clutch I'm sure you have once or twice put your bike in gear without the foot clutch and your bike jummped. That sucks alone now rip to the top of 2nd gear and shift without the foot clutch and only one hand on your bars. It wont be fun !! IT'S JUST NOT PRACTICAL.
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Thanks for all your kind words and input, It helps me improve a lot of things and find new ideas within a mutual mindset...kinda like a brainstorming session.

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SWEET!!..and,unfortunately,pretty much what i'd been plannin' for my '97..so i guess i hafta hate ya now..
thanks. Nice, we both have a 97, just stick to your plans man, i cant wait to see what you come up with


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Bike turned out looking tits....But as for the clutch/shift...I don't know..jury still out on that one..
Guess you can get use to it in time..as long as time is on your side...
Being no front brake and hand off the bar for clutching..Got to keep an eye open for problems that can jump at you down the road..

As i said before "By having both legs free you have the ability to maneuver at low speeds very comfortably"; this is the only time when you hold the clutch longer. At higher speeds I don't hold the clutch more than you would hold the shifter to shift gears (standard jockey shift), so at high speeds when shifting there is no diffrence in the risk you're taking with a foot clutch set up.
There is one benefit though that i like a lot: having the ability to take off on a steep road without having the front brake because i can use my right leg for the rear break.

I agree Dragstews, I dont use front brakes and i have different set-ups but i'm fine with it and If you ride any custom hand built bike like you would a stock bike, most likely it'll end pretty badly.
Long story short, No set up with no front brake will ever be as safe as the factory set-up.


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Great looking Sportster. One question though: Looks to be maybe 2 inches of ground clearance there, so what the hell do you do if you find your self confronted with a speed bump?
I ride around them, i have the same issue with my car too

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It has "the look" (that dire-cool "we've done everything else so lets just f!#$%^&G kill ourselves" cool IMHO).

I am jealous of your bike and hot g/f.
(why wasn't she in the video dammit!! lol j/k!)

That's the real-ist jockey shift I've seen too!! And you're
thanks , she is there

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got any close ups of the mid control set up? just lookin to see how you mounted it.
i left them in their original locations.
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This bike has inspired me....got my eyes on a basket case ironhead on craigslist
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sweet lookin ride i'm in the process of a build with a 100" S&S sportster motor with a 250 rear tire but after seeing all the "skinnier" rear tires i wish that was the route i took but i'll know for the next one
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sweet lookin ride i'm in the process of a build with a 100" S&S sportster motor with a 250 rear tire but after seeing all the "skinnier" rear tires i wish that was the route i took but i'll know for the next one
i'm glad it did thanks guys,

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Miss a shift on that thing on a bad day.... Good luck!

Just put the clutch on the bars. It will be safer and probably more fun to ride. But its your bike have fun with it. Cool vid too.
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Great photos-well done-
I can't seem to find the bulldozer thread...thanks for the fix-
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gotta say the "new" front end adds a lot of character...old school...classic
I like it more and more!
Any idea on keeping the rear fender from rattling to pieces?

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I like it more and more!
Any idea on keeping the rear fender from rattling to pieces?
it does not shake that much, i'm keeping it like this, at least for a while, i just like the smooth curve , thanks Rob

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I dig the new frontend. Looks killer. I don't know how anyone rides for long with those low bars though. I think they look awesome on the bike itself, but make the rider look cramped while riding.
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Damn i really dig that bike!! Don't know about the clutch/shifter setup for myself but its you bike!! Those Flyrite frames look great i might have to pick one up!!!
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That is a great looking bike
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nice bike and girl. dna gets no love. The new front end does look better as it should... for the cost. I am not all caught up into the pessimism on the clutch/shifter. looks fine to me.


Does remind me of a jockey reaching back to whip the steed to run faster.
Great job.
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Thanks guys,

I have some updates of this bike,
first you asked for a front end, then some mentioned the lack of fender support and many had questions about the shifter set-up

So i took care of the first thing & now i just finished the fender support. Here you will see the build of my fender support (don't ask for the shifter i love it, it stays).

For a while i was thinking of a unique design that will accommodate the style of this bike. Finally i figured out a design which will also have a second function.
My challenge was to keep the form unified, but also to make something smooth that still looks old school.
I ended up with a form that has many dimensions that huged the rear fender.


I used a welding rod, it is the reference for my wooden die











lower end where it will be bolted to the frame


so far all the pieces i made;
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Preparation for welding;




vertical support before welding


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here you see its second function;


you can lean your bag/box to the front and strap it on.


one of my favorite views


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Hey nice work. I was thinking of something similar, that could double as a p-pad housing and support my lady as well.
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Absolutely Love It Man!!!!!
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i love looking at this bike! great work bud!
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Good idea and it looks really clean.
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my bike has a DNA on it, and although it wouldnt be my choice if i bought one, i got it that way and havent had any problems with it. it doesnt ride the greatest, and doesnt look the greatest, but i think they catch a pretty bad rap for no reason other than hate.

i would love a 45, but i dont have $1,500 laying around.

maybe Scorcher can answer this, and i have asked it before with no response, but what is the difference between a DNA springer and a Flyrite springer? besides about $300, they look exactly the same as far as i can tell.

my bike sits that low, and i love it. it's a bitch to load onto a trailer, but i love the stance. you also have to make sure you're on level ground or have a short ass kick stand or that bitch might fall over.
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and oh wow dude, that strut set it off. like an old Schwinn bicycle rack... i dig it. love the pipes too.
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That looks killer man, excellent work. Really nice job on the bends, welding, everything. Purty.
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Man, that fender support is awesome! I like the dual purpose thing, and the lines really flow well...good on ya
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my bike has a DNA on it, and although it wouldnt be my choice if i bought one, i got it that way and havent had any problems with it. it doesnt ride the greatest, and doesnt look the greatest, but i think they catch a pretty bad rap for no reason other than hate.

i would love a 45, but i dont have $1,500 laying around.

maybe Scorcher can answer this, and i have asked it before with no response, but what is the difference between a DNA springer and a Flyrite springer? besides about $300, they look exactly the same as far as i can tell.

my bike sits that low, and i love it. it's a bitch to load onto a trailer, but i love the stance. you also have to make sure you're on level ground or have a short ass kick stand or that bitch might fall over.
yeah dna's are ok, i have no idea about the flyrite springers compared to the dna i had, but one day you will find something real that will suit your budget and selling the dna wont be difficult, i received more than 10 calls the first day i posted an add on CL.

btw i'm thinking of bringing the bike to the born free show next month here down in long beach,

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Noice.

Alp, where'd you find a nekkid springer?
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alright, so since the first time i laid eyes on this bike on youtube actually, i have decided i want a sporty exactly like this, well 99% of it, especially the frame and the stance in general, whats the chance of getting a list of your parts and measurements etc? maybe in a pm or a phone call, i really have had such a crush on this bike its not even funny hahaha
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oh and also about the shifter i dont own a single bike without suicide shift and a foot clutch, i usually run no front brake but if i do i run the handle where the clutch handle traditionally would be, dont change a thiing you have a perfect motorcycle!
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alright, so since the first time i laid eyes on this bike on youtube actually, i have decided i want a sporty exactly like this, well 99% of it, especially the frame and the stance in general, whats the chance of getting a list of your parts and measurements etc? maybe in a pm or a phone call, i really have had such a crush on this bike its not even funny hahaha
I'm building a bike similar to its stance. How he achieved it, I think this is a list of parts I believe Astek has...

Flyrite smokin gun frame
21" Front 16" Rear with a Shinko MT-90
45 Parts Depot Springer 4" under (the current springer he has now not the one in this thread)
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That bike is so lovely. Sexy...fabulous...
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Nice bike! I was going to run a similar clutch shifter combo on my bike but with a 40 degree rake and no front brake I chickened out...yea I am a wuss! I will keep it for another build. How different is the ride with the new springer? I agree the look of the new one is MUCH better. I have to say I did not like the look of your fender strut but once I saw how well it works I really changed my opinion. The craftsmanship on it is top notch. Great job!
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very nice bike indeed. And I love the photos. Very well done. Just out of interest, do you do photography for a living and do you have any other photos I could have a look at?

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Exactly, I saw the picture of the the fender support, then walked right in my garage took a glance at my wife's schwinn on the wall, then over to my sporty. It was one of those, why didn't i think of that moments. Just for laughs, you should build one of those supports with a hinge, like the old racks. How is the Trans holdin up? My buddy bent the crap out of his shift forks with a similar length set up.
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[QUOTE=BobbErik;635989]45 Parts Depot Springer 4" under (the current springer he has now not the one in this thread)

I'm about 90.2% sure that's a stock length early big twin springer. Looks to be an inline.
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45 Parts Depot Springer 4" under (the current springer he has now not the one in this thread)

I'm about 90.2% sure that's a stock length early big twin springer. Looks to be an inline.
yea I just read that in his earlier posts, i should read the whole thread before commenting...plus I'm still green with motorcycles..
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..plus I'm still green with motorcycles..
I only know about the springer 'cause I lost alot of sleep researching them, trying to figure out what length I need for my build. I'm relatively new to springers myself.
BTW, dat's a mighty nice sporty you got going there. Real close to what I have in mind for my next build (after the one I'm working on now). Is that a Detroit Bros tank? That '75 (?) El Camino will make a nice chase vehicle.
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That bike is beautiful and i like the clutch setup. Its good to be different. Seemed like your rode it just fine in the video. Have fun cause that bike is nice.
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I love your bike! I found black and white pics of it a while ago on google and have since been refering to it as the perfect bike. The shifter is awesome, I think in front of me would be more comfortable but you seemed dialed on it. I could look at it all day! Enjoy it!
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lucky guy with a gal like that and i nice scoot. i really like the shifter.

i would rather see it not painted than with some fake painted patina looking job anyday
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45 Parts Depot Springer 4" under (the current springer he has now not the one in this thread)

I'm about 90.2% sure that's a stock length early big twin springer. Looks to be an inline.
i believe it started out as a stock length b-t springer. but if you look at the photos closely, looks like alp cut it down and re-welded to the length of his liking (of course, i could be wrong).

i too luv this bike. hope my 86 sportster frame with a welded on hardtail and a chopped down springer will also sit this low.
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what i'd like to know is what color did he paint that frame? oh yea... don't let him fool ya, it IS painted! =)
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Thanks a lot guys, (just got back from a long trip)


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I'm building a bike similar to its stance. How he achieved it, I think this is a list of parts I believe Astek has...

Flyrite smokin gun frame
21" Front 16" Rear with a Shinko MT-90
45 Parts Depot Springer 4" under (the current springer he has now not the one in this thread)

Here's a pic of my bike, it's 3" under but I'm still not happy with how high it sits, probably take it down an inch or 2.


mostly you're correct but the springer is an original 40's inline 1" stem harley

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Alp, where'd you find a nekkid springer?
I got it from a guy in orange county.

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alright, so since the first time i laid eyes on this bike on youtube actually, i have decided i want a sporty exactly like this, well 99% of it, especially the frame and the stance in general, whats the chance of getting a list of your parts and measurements etc? maybe in a pm or a phone call, i really have had such a crush on this bike its not even funny hahaha
yeah sure/If you have specific questions you may pm me.

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hey lttlleindsey, Thanks! btw your ironhead rules, great build/documentation.

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very nice bike indeed. And I love the photos. Very well done. Just out of interest, do you do photography for a living and do you have any other photos I could have a look at?

Cheers,

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Thanks Mich, I just love photography, i took some photograpy classes in college but i am not a pro, I will get a better camera for my next build, those pix were taken with my girlfriends old pocket camera


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what i'd like to know is what color did he paint that frame? oh yea... don't let him fool ya, it IS painted! =)
I am thinking of painting the whole bike

I hope i answered all the questions.
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ALp,
thanks for taking the time to answer everyone's questions. so did you shave down the stock harley springer? if so, by how much? 4"?

thanks
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thanks for taking the time to answer everyone's questions. so did you shave down the stock harley springer? if so, by how much? 4"?

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hi mjuevos, no i have not modified my springer
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first off, SICK bike and GREAT work! lots of questions and lots of answers so if you already answered this i'm sorry in advance and must have missed it.

what was the DNA springer you had on there (3''under, 4''under)?
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first off, SICK bike and GREAT work! lots of questions and lots of answers so if you already answered this i'm sorry in advance and must have missed it.

what was the DNA springer you had on there (3''under, 4''under)?
Hi acemoneyhands, thank you for your kind words and welcome to the JJ, you may want to post an intro here http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=12
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To answear your question, yes it used to have an -4" DNA

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I first saw your bike, "the Whip" on YouTube and totally went crazy. Very new in the bike scene so I've always just been in the shadows. Trying to learn as much as I can, reading, reading and more reading. Too embarassed to make any comment or even praising a great lookin' scoot. Great job, in my opinion. Definitely influenced my decision on a build.
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not a damned bad thing to say about this bike..
back to front....perfect..
skip the paint...keeps eyes on the prize...
the fender supports are so fresh..I'm blown away..functional to boot..
shifter is bad-ass... I cant hate on it..if i did, it's cause Im scared of it...lol

and excellent choice of models... your a lucky dude!

now..im goin back to scroll thru & save EVERY pic u posted!!!...lol..thx
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Curious about this frame being "So low" I am still looking at building on this foundation, can anyone give their feedback from experience?
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this is my new background on the computer screen

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Thank you guys, appreciate it.
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I love your setup - I'm a wuss though and just have my clutch and shifter in the normal spot...but I say it is because of the crappy OH roads...
Some day I will be able to afford a springer front - DNA or old harley, I don't care!
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Fantastic! Love that look!
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