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Old 09-13-2015, 05:15 AM   #21
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Fair call guys. I have a few vintage/veteran bikes with no front brakes and rears that don't work and they're capable of doing the speed limit. Minimalism is where it's at for me and im willing to give a sprotor a try instead of reading someone's opinion who read it somewhere else that they are shit. If I'm not happy with it I'll change it.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:16 PM   #22
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You are absolutely right. You are grown ass man and have every right to make your own decisions. We have no right to tell you what to do with YOUR motorcycle.

I'm sure you are right about some keyboard commandos who don't know with experience about this product, but spout off like they are an authority on the subject. In the same light, there are actual builders, versed in engineering and have years and years of wrenching combined with lots of do's and don'ts learned from experience. The message is from both camps is clear.

Trust it's out of respect and care that we don't want you to be selfunmadetrev.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:36 PM   #23
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Ha that's pretty funny mate good job. Must be my first time around the block with a motorcycle. I guess all the big time builders you see build a suicide shift chopper with no front brake and a sprotor don't know what they are doing eitherde. I've done a search here and seen lots of positive stuff as well so who do you believe? Or do you just have a go and make your own mind ueep?
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Honestly, I'm not wise enough and still young enough and pigheaded enough to NEED to find out for myself. I learn the hard way.

If we all did it the same and listened to everyone the first time, life would be safe and boring.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:32 PM   #25
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At least do a build thread so we can watch. We love to see a bike come together and learn. Fuck, you sound like you may be stubborn enough to make one of the things work. Would love to see that, seriously.
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I vote go for it. Sometimes we have to pee on the electric fence ourselves. It's really where the coolest stories come from, and I'm with JAWS. Document it here! I'll be watching, and interested
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:31 PM   #27
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Yeah Ill have a go at it, what's the worst that can happen..
Just waiting on my frame kit from Fab Kevin, super keen to see his stuff personally I have heard a lot of good things but don't get to see much here in Australia.

Need to speak again with Rick from RKB Kustom Speed RE a chain drive kit, I love his work so super detailed it will be an honour to have something of his on my bike.
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:00 PM   #28
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Go for it mate - look into the sprotor options I know there is a few - I bought one off Flyrite once ( I think) but bike was sold prior to me riding it so cant comment on its performance etc

It suited the build as it as a low sporty based project but if I was going more traditional route I'd be picking up a juice set up

As the others have said please do a build thread
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:21 PM   #29
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Fab Kevin rocks, good products and a good bloke. If you need a hand with frame alignment let me know as I have Raceframe Engineering's old frame jig here in Melbourne.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:31 AM   #30
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I'm thinking about going with a kustomtech Sprotor, Italian brand dual piston calliper expensive but quality looks good. The jig would be handy to have! I'm living in between two states at the moment so don't have full access to my shop so will probably get the hard tail done by someone else. Do you do them mate? Was thinking about going to gworks cycles in Geelong he has a frame jig down there.
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:08 AM   #31
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Yes, have full facilities to do hardtail conversions. I have a workshop just near the centre of Melbourne.

Those Kustomtech sprotors look good, although I still think a conventional braking system would brake better at half the price (just my personal opinion though). I think the modern looks of sprotors are out of place on an old bike..
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:42 AM   #32
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Playing around with some cheap swap meet tanks. I'm undecided if I will go with the split style to expose all or some of the backbone. I think the split look will be the go with a gloss black frame and flake/kandy paint on the tins.

I was amazed how much filler was on the tanks I cut up.. No wonder it weighed a ton!

I should have the frame done in a few weeks, motor and gearbox in and the forks done. Wheels to be ordered next week then time to make a rear guard sort out the seat and drive line.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:03 AM   #33
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Cool. Another Aussie shovel build. I am hoping my chopper goes smoothly.
So there is some grief to be had with a hardtail build now? Sheet..I'm in Shitney
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:44 AM   #34
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Im not too sure on any grief.. my frame is registered and things are a bit more relaxed in SA. NSW cops seem to pretty onto everything especially in Sydney.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:52 AM   #35
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That right there Keld is the way to do it!

When I was bringing in bikes I was asked to sell just the neck (with VIN) and the import paperwork - I never did it as didnt want my name near anything suss but maybe you could bring in a cheapie an sell off everything but the motor and frame???
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:55 AM   #36
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Thanks mate. I'm still thinking an aftermarket frame purchased locally with all the MSO paperwork & AU standard certs can't be that hard to rego.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:23 AM   #37
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OK just understand a minimum it'll most likely need to meet 2015 ADR compliance - my last advice on this will be do all your research before spending a cent - there are a lot of projects wasting away in sheds that will never get rego
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:52 PM   #38
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It's not that hard to get a Bike though as a ICV

Frame must have MSO
Must have Front and Rear Fenders
Hand control Switches must be Labelled
Rubber Grips and Pegs, No Points or Billet
550 Rule on Rake
No Ape Bars
Sprung Seat if Ridged
Inclosed or Covered Primary
E Marked Lights
ADR Brake Lines
ADE Speedo
94 Db Exhaust
No side Rego Plate
Have Receipts and Photos of you building it
Engineers Report, Brake Test and Noise Test
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:28 AM   #39
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Interesting for us here in the US to see. Once they get registered is there then another annual inspection or can you change your bike around once registered?
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:34 AM   #40
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Depends on the State, NSW has yearly inspections, Victoria doesn't.
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