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Old 07-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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Whats up? New to the board been looking on here for a while though. Thought Id post some pics of my bike I just finished a few weeks ago. Its a wishbone frame modified and stretched 6" inthe downtubes. Narrow springer 9" over. Drivetrain from a 79 shovel motor is stroked and runs like a raped ape. Modified tank from ebay. Oil tank is handmade as well as the shifter, controls, rear fender from a 36 Ford flared up at the end and 5/16" cold roll welded all the way around. Fuckin blast to ride and handles very well.

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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kick ass looks rad
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nice ass bike dude, welcome aboard. when i first saw bars like that i didnt really like them. clearly i was clueless, because the past couple months ive fucking wanted some. oh well...put it on my list i guess.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:03 PM   #5
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This was my first build. Its a 1000cc Ironhead I built last year. I hardtailed the stock frame built the oil tank, batt box, shifter, forward, controls, and fender struts, and handle bars.


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Whats up? New to the board been looking on here for a while though. Thought Id post some pics of my bike I just finished a few weeks ago. Its a wishbone frame modified and stretched 6" inthe downtubes. Narrow springer 9" over. Drivetrain from a 79 shovel motor is stroked and runs like a raped ape. Modified tank from ebay. Oil tank is handmade as well as the shifter, controls, rear fender from a 36 Ford flared up at the end and 5/16" cold roll welded all the way around. Fuckin blast to ride and handles very well.

Yeah Man more of this shit, bare bones and fucking smoking, sweet job bro, keep it clean & brutal , me likey. dig those bars man, fabbed up yourself ?? me need to know !!! planning next years chariot.

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Old 07-23-2008, 08:19 PM   #7
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Nice job.....

How much up is that frame?
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:20 PM   #9
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Pretty neat bike! Did you do the frame work? All I would change is that seat, I would add some flip to the back to hold you on better and get it recovered.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:30 PM   #10
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Dude, this bike is so sweet! Get a Biltwell saddle, just for added comfort, and enjoy that ride. Really is rad!!!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:32 PM   #11
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Both bikes are cool, thanks for posting. Like me, this forum's still got it!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:33 PM   #12
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Nice bike. Tank looks like it is welded directly to the frame. Don't know if that will create leaking problems in the long run, but nice bike. Love the pimp ass Caddy in the background too!
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:10 PM   #13
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Yeah I need a better seat I just did this for the time being is covered steel not the most comfortable. I think the frame is up like 6-8". The tank is bolted on there are two bungs welded inside of the tank. I made 2 sleeves so that stainless allen bolts can go through the frame and the head of the bolt is counter sunk inside the frame.
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See some great fab work there. Nice looking bike. Glad to see another Iowan on the JJ.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:39 PM   #15
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Nice fuckin chopper.
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Killer!
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:03 AM   #17
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Awsome Chopper!! Nice Work!! My pals and I applaude you!!

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yes the shov is pretty cool. the seat needs some attention, but i think you've allready cot that covered.

i hate to be that guy(no i dont), but bobcherry are you serious???
yer diggin' that late 70's caddy???? dont get me wrong i love and have owned a few caddies(see my JJ handle), but that aint the coolest car in the backround.
the coolest car ever(in my pea-brain) is that '65 buick rivi. and if ya look a little harder there's the '49 to '51 merc. it's hard to tell w/o the grille.

i know a little car talk is OK here now and than. i promice i wont let it get outta hand(fingers crossed).
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awesome shovel chopper. i love it, seat and all.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #20
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Nice touch with the tank! I am so un-inventive! Cool!
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