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Old 04-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #161
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #162
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your bike came a long way, lowering the front end wouldn't be a bad idea. sharp looking and you'll be on time for good weather!
Thanks man..
regret that i didint change the upper tubes (or cut them) when i had the fork apart.. oh well.. another day


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Ken, It's not often I see that kind of seat used on a swing-arm bike that looks "right", but you pulled it off. Very tiddy looking. +1 on shortening the front end to level it out. Exhaust design is a nice fresh take on things too. Great job!
Thanks Dan.. I appreciate your comments.
think i got real luckey with the seat, it was originaly made for my Hinckley "bobber" (I knocked it out on a 2x4 wood piece)
but i couldnt help myselfe snagging it and putting it on my "rider"

Last pic here is a tribute to you Dan.. Cheers

And I couldnt have made this with out some help from Alva, my 1.5 year old girl...


Its really important to look good when you wrench...
who said chrome was bad?



Adjusting carb...



Checking for oil leaks...



-Ok Dad, Im ready to kick this mother to life... step back and watch how its done!!






and guys.... (Dan)


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Old 04-28-2012, 03:09 PM   #163
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Looks real sweet Kenneth.
The yellow wires distract the overall look.
Sell Alva and buy some black ones.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:11 PM   #164
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just read this whole thread from start to finish! and wow!!

brilliant work you done there.... the bike looks amazing!!

Only 2 things I dont like is the muffler and the air filter box.... but, each to their own!

the rear fender works really well!
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #165
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Thank you, i will try to make me one like that...
I realy like what you have done to the bike. It have a realy raw and cool look just like a real bike for real riding shud have !!
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #166
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took my first ride today.... ITS A LIVE!!

yehaaaw!!

will post a video so you guys can hear her and se a little closer



Cheers!



Tony: yeah i know.. i dont like them! yellow is not my thing
I asked my girlfriend if Alva was for sale.. she laughed..

[JP]: Thanks man.. I appreciate your kind comments...
And i agree on the Airbox.. dont really dig that, im searching for something smaller to put on the carb..
Would really want to have a Goodson air cleaner.. but they are a bit pricey..



Silverback: Thanks..
and you are right.. this is a bike made for riding
I love it (so far)
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Looks great! Love the Tuborg pic...been awhile since I've had one of those.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:25 PM   #168
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Thanks stevh and yes they tast very very very very good....



i made a little video today.. shity camera but you get the idea


http://youtu.be/0OOZ-4DU5B0





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What's "Grillstugan"?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #170
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:33 AM   #171
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One of the nicest bikes i've seen for a long time.It's giving me ideas.Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #172
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Bike looks and sounds great! Noticed you didn't have the SuperTrapp on there. Beautiful place you live in. Now ride the wheels off it so you can put some spoked ones on, haha!
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #173
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One of the nicest bikes i've seen for a long time.It's giving me ideas.Thanks.
oh man.. thanks if i can give ideas im super happy!!
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Bike looks and sounds great! Noticed you didn't have the SuperTrapp on there. Beautiful place you live in. Now ride the wheels off it so you can put some spoked ones on, haha!
Thanks man.
in this video i didnt have the carb working like it should.. thats why it died.. its all sorted now and the supertrapp is mounted.. i had a very hard time finding a exhaust clamp that would fit (and look good). ended up with a super ugly clamp for car exhausts.. looks like shit but hey, what can a poor man do?

im relly blessed to live where i live..
if it wasnt for my girlfriend (Her house) im sure i would live in Oslo in a 1 room apparment.. haha..

spoked is high on the wish list.. i will do my best


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Old 05-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #174
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Man,you've come along way from yellow,turned out sweet,enjoy the breeze,

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Did you leave that caliper yellow just to hurt us?

Somehow...to me those wheels don't look so bad on that bike now.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #176
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Man,you've come along way from yellow,turned out sweet,enjoy the breeze,

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Thanks mr Mike.. and yes, she is on the road now she is strong and makes me smile....

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Did you leave that caliper yellow just to hurt us?

Somehow...to me those wheels don't look so bad on that bike now.

thats was my plan exactly.. haha
but for myselfe.. i hate them both because of the color but mostly because of its POS braking!!

i have left them yellow so i will hurry up and finishing my Tokico 4 pots..

im confused about the wheels.. some days i hate them yuppy wheels!
they are round and makes the bike go forward for now


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Old 05-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #177
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first.. i HATE forward controls... what a stupid idea!
I really want some mids, but this have to stay this season

sec.. i dont like to have my shoes slipping of my pegs..

My after market controls have a HUGE brake lever.. and a BIG square pedal that you put your foot on...

Used my old "shift lever" the part that goes from your shift lever and connects to the gearbox.. cut it to lenght and drill/tapped.

The lever i drilled some speed holes. just to lighten it up a bit. its aluminium so it was an easy job..

My hand held drill only have a 10mm chuck so i cant make them bigger at home.. not sure if the holes will look nicer bigger?


i hand filed some cross hatches on the pegs... created small pyramids.
works like a sharm!




still have the shift lever to drill..

this was a simple and a very fun thing to do.. I think it made a big difference


here you can se the "before" pic of the brake stuff...






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Old 05-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #178
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after this NO more drilling....
just wanted to change the air cleaner cover alittle....





and i also made a cover for my tanks.
didnt like the gaping holes staring at me when im riding.
and i dont wanna empty the tanks and weld them either...

so a thin aluminium plate was the easiest way to go..




and guys.. when is enough, enough?

when du you know you are "done" with the bike?

or is it as simple that it never ends?



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Old 06-05-2012, 12:50 PM   #180
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