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Old 12-18-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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I'm working out the bugs right now. It's my first build.

What does it need ? I'm thinking of putting my 21" wheel back on the front, and some lower handle bars. What do ya'll think ?

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Old 12-18-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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I dig it. What's the box behind the oiltank? I see your battery is down low...

That rear brake setup is massive. I like the front wheel setup, but perhaps some lower handlebars...those T-Bars that were for sale would look pretty swank.

I like it however, good job. Just add paint and ride!
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:56 PM   #3
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nice bike, nicer with lower bars
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Opinions wanted on my junk....

Cover the seat pan or at least round out the edge so as not to shred yer pants... then ride it... work on a kick stand at some point later maybe?

Looks good - It's up to you - if you don't like apes, then nix the apes - If you got a spare 21 just hanging around the garage - try it if you want, or don't - I only went with a 21 on my bike because the whole rig was on a downhill slant with anything smaller...

It's a looker as is... ride it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: Opinions wanted on my junk....

Ya, leave the 19 on there, with the 16 the front will be to low, frame scraper, Drag bars or the apes, both would look good......nice build...Roach.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:04 PM   #6
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21" on the front and Lower bars. Good Job!

Add this one to the raw bike thread.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:06 PM   #7
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I vote NO for the 21". Stick with whatcha got but with lower bars.

Just my $0.02.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:06 PM   #8
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some z-bars would look pretty tits on there.

but it's still a sharp ride.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:11 PM   #9
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I think your on the right track with lower bars, a 21 on the front wood look good, so dose the one that's on there now. Some shotguns or upswept
cocktail shakers wood be the cats ass. For your first kick at the can that a great looking bike !!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:13 PM   #10
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Looks good. Add the z-bars
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:15 PM   #11
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lose the speedo and the mirrors...........lower the bars and shorten the cables.
looks like a good start!
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:21 PM   #12
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you're trying too hard to incorporate too many "cool" elements. no originality, just more of the same "i'm different" stuff. the seat has to be an ass killer and the bars are just dangerous. go back to the drawing board and try to build it from it's potential outward. or just ride it, who gives a fuck ?
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:42 PM   #13
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Looks good as is...
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:49 PM   #14
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I like it and the 21 wheel idea. Bars are to tall for a short bastard like me. I would keep on doing what your doing. It is your bike? right?
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #15
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The opinion is worth what you paid for it...I would go with a bigger front tire, a 21" or even bigger if possible. It would give it a more aggressive stance. I would also go with lower bars, either z bars or clip ons, whichever works better with your height. It would lower the height, also giving it a more aggressive stance.

Love the tank, love the rear fender.

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Old 12-18-2007, 08:08 PM   #16
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6 inch z bars with risers, padded brown leahter custom seat,paint the fender and tank rattle can baby blue
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:09 PM   #17
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I would try lower bars first, also clean up the mirrors and cables. Speedo looks a little overwhelming, do you need it? Cover the seat and maybe a little shorter on the springs? Clean up the rear brake setup. I'd try a 21" just for the hell of it. Your bike looks good and just needs a little adjusting to YOUR liking.

While you're at it fix that cable hanging in front of your house too.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:18 PM   #18
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no covers on parts if i can help it. even pulley covers and top tree covers.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:29 PM   #19
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I dig it. What's the box behind the oiltank? I see your battery is down low...
That's a little box I built to stash all the electric stuff in

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lose the speedo and the mirrors...........
I ride this bike a lot, a whole lot (500 miles a week), so I definitely want to keep the mirrors and speedo.

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I would try lower bars first, also clean up the mirrors and cables. Speedo looks a little overwhelming, do you need it? Cover the seat and maybe a little shorter on the springs? Clean up the rear brake setup. While you're at it fix that cable hanging in front of your house too.
The seat springs feel pretty good to me. I'm a gorilla, like 6'4" and 240 pounds, so I need all the spring I can get.

The cable is for the christmas lights.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:34 PM   #20
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i can see the apes for sure then. does it have a kickstand? looks fun.
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