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Old 01-10-2008, 02:40 AM   #1
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this is my brothers freshest build. me and him stayed out in the garage a few nights workin on it. i built the pipes. he fabbed up the fender mounts. the fender is off some early something from egay. ford maybe. got the rib down the center. taillight is a marker light off a '40 chevy i believe. all the stock webbing is cut out from in between the back bone and down tubes. a handful of other miscellanious hunks of cast iron where removed form the frame. shaved front end fender mounts. super low "sinkers" are holdin the bars. i drew em up and had the local trade school mill em for me. this thing is light, hauls ass, and is a blast to ride. whatcha think?









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Old 01-10-2008, 03:03 AM   #2
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G,day I think there should be more of it...Great job!
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:19 AM   #3
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Nice, esp. since I didnt even see the cooler until the next pic. For me I'd toss the horn and ride it! Another great example of what brothers can do.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:42 AM   #4
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thanks fellas. the radiator is kinda steaky on the side shot. he just hasnt got around to paintin the horn cover yet.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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the tail light is bitch'n
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #6
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That looks bad ass, the frame actually looks good!
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:57 PM   #7
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I like it...
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:30 PM   #8
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wow, real cool.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:11 AM   #9
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Brilliant. What's the base bike? Honda Shadow?
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:58 AM   #10
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Sweeeeeetttt!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:02 AM   #11
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Not bad!....Roach.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:20 AM   #12
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its a kawasaki vulcan 800. and they're pretty much bulletproof. really the only modern metric with the rad tucked away so nicely. i have one too. anytime we go to an event or what not, theres always some rub yahoo who asked us what year panhead it is. you should see the look on their face when i tell them '96. thanks for the compliments. i was waitng for the dismemberment to commence. chobber bopper.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:33 PM   #13
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Looks great, I love the way you guys get the frame and backbone cleaned up so neat, I'll have to try that one day...

How did your brother go with that project of fitting a springer front end to his bike?
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:56 AM   #14
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its a kawasaki vulcan 800. and they're pretty much bulletproof. really the only modern metric with the rad tucked away so nicely. i have one too. anytime we go to an event or what not, theres always some rub yahoo who asked us what year panhead it is. you should see the look on their face when i tell them '96. thanks for the compliments. i was waitng for the dismemberment to commence. chobber bopper.
I hate adding on to a dead thread, but any RUB that would call that a panhead must be a real douchebag!!

"Gee, when did they start making Panheads with radiators and unit transmissions?" Next time tell them it's a 194Q.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:06 AM   #15
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sweet bike. Are there many hp mods for those bikes other than pipes/rejet etc? Big bore kits?

looks great.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:12 AM   #16
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:53 AM   #17
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Looks great, I love the way you guys get the frame and backbone cleaned up so neat, I'll have to try that one day...

How did your brother go with that project of fitting a springer front end to his bike?
hes still workin on it. kinda on the backburner. ya know how projects pile up.

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I hate adding on to a dead thread, but any RUB that would call that a panhead must be a real douchebag!!

"Gee, when did they start making Panheads with radiators and unit transmissions?" Next time tell them it's a 194Q.
arent all RUBs douchebags? im not sayin it looks like a panhead, im just sayin thats the kinda shit im dealin with in the "scene" here in my area. and im not sayin my bike is the coolest in town, or the most traditional and what not. it just sucks that only every now and then ill run into someone that doesnt think OCC is cool.

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sweet bike. Are there many hp mods for those bikes other than pipes/rejet etc? Big bore kits?

looks great.
unfortunately i havent found any to be out there. but im content with how it runs right now. if you got em jetted right and geared right they run like a scalded ape. thanks for the compliments.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:44 AM   #18
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Good looking bike! I'll keep my eye out for it around town.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:54 AM   #19
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i didn't even notice the radiator,looks killer.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:55 PM   #20
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So can I ask how you clean up the backbone before you mount your custom tanks?

Do you run all the wiring through the backbone? And what do you do with the thermostat housing? It looks like you're running a hose straight from the radiator into the Y piece just above the heads, but how do you then fill the system with water?
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