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Old 09-22-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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This here's a story about another bike to come from my garage. I'm not building this one, it is the owners responsibility this time. I'm just making sure he doesn't make a mess.

I'll get more details and pictures up here in a little while.
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teaching another the proper way and being a real guide has a lasting effect on all that takes the time to be involved
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Let me guess... long bike?
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:29 AM   #4
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Not too long, Scott.

John you are right on.
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Here are some pictures.

Ill get to the story later.
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Great!
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I love the fatbob fender Brant. Isn't the mock-up phase where you try out all your different parts the best?
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You're to be commended for passing on the disease and for locating a mostly extinct, fledgling of the species of motorcyclious mechanicious.
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Yeah. These are still mawk up parts all of them but the fender. It has been narrowed and trimmed. There is a new custom painted low runnel wassel on the way and a custom seat. King queen to match the patern we made. For now these are the parts used to get it down the road until the others show.

Different pipes and other stuff also.

Whats not seen is the nose cone change and lifter block change out.
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You're to be commended for passing on the disease and for locating a mostly extinct, fledgling of the species of motorcyclious mechanicious.
Its a blessing and a curse.

Really I try to get all the guys in on a build. I hate having to do all of it on all of them. Burns me out.
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fixed that years ago when some one did not show up we took his stuff all apart then went riding all of us
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I too, love to let the owners get involved. But, it seems that most that want to, can never be there, when they should. So, except for the exceptions, it is hard to get the logistics worked out, for them to work at your shop, on their time schedule. So, I try to do it, but it does not always work. But on the other side, I have had some successes, and gained a new friend, from a customer. It is hard to work side by side for however long, and not become either friends, or enemies. lol.

That will be a pretty sweet looking bike, and not long at all, unless that is in the scope too. Of course, the more photos, the more we fall in love. So, as you move forward, post and explain your progress.
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fixed that years ago when some one did not show up we took his stuff all apart then went riding all of us
What a great idea. I can't wait to try that out.
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What are the specs on it? Frame wise
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The frame is late 70's Shovel frame hartailed with one of those kits. Its decent. The motor is 93" S&S. Trans is s revtech replacement trans. It has mechanical rear drum and thats it.

Cliff bought it from a guy off the interwebs who builds bikes and has done the bornfree stuff.

When it showed up it was beat to shit. Definitely a mule and whipped like it was rented. Lots of things should have been done.... how do I say it without being a dick? Lets just say I hope this bike wasnt a true representation of the other stuff to come out of that well known on instagram shop. Ive had bikes and cars that were more untilitarian and worked rather than the best presenter of talent. So I sorta get it. It was priced fair enough and the guy did as he said. Solid.

Im a little disappointed actually if Im honest but wont call them out on the shitty work and condition.

It will however when done from here be correct and safe.
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The frame is late 70's Shovel frame hartailed with one of those kits. Its decent. The motor is 93" S&S. Trans is s revtech replacement trans. It has mechanical rear drum and thats it.

Cliff bought it from a guy off the interwebs who builds bikes and has done the bornfree stuff.

When it showed up it was beat to shit. Definitely a mule and whipped like it was rented. Lots of things should have been done.... how do I say it without being a dick? Lets just say I hope this bike wasnt a true representation of the other stuff to come out of that well known on instagram shop. Ive had bikes and cars that were more untilitarian and worked rather than the best presenter of talent. So I sorta get it. It was priced fair enough and the guy did as he said. Solid.

Im a little disappointed actually if Im honest but wont call them out on the shitty work and condition.

It will however when done from here be correct and safe.
I have seen similar scenarios from big name IG builders myself.....

Bike looks cool, and I'm sure you guys will make a solid bike when it's done.
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needs more fork!
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..and less tank.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:17 AM   #19
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Lol. Right on both counts. Will probably get both corrections.
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I like the springer that's on it and the rabbit ear bars in the last pic.
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