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Old 04-14-2016, 01:15 AM   #1
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i FINALLY finished building my 67 shovel and after riding it i can only say "meh". it rides ok, the motor is smooth and torquey, trans shifts like buttah but it just lacks the blow your skirt up fun factor i was looking for. soooo....... i've decided to blow it apart and cram everything in a raked rigid frame with a long frontend and see if i like that any better. so i went shopping in my parts stash and picked out a bunch of junk for the chassis.


original plan was to run an extended springer but turns out it's tweeked and i don't feel like fucking with it so 10 over wide glide here i come. i'll just pull the complete frontend off the 67 and pop in some longer tubes i have. problem solved.

biggest job on this build is going to be cleaning up the old frame and molding/painting it and the gas tank. (frisco mount sportster).

here's the 67 as it sits now. motor is new from the crank pin out, fresh tranny, fresh brakes and tires etc. so all the running gear is done. just need a chopped roller and the fun can begin :-)



this is duke. he approves of this project.

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You found that in your parts stash! I wanna come and take a look around!
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You found that in your parts stash! I wanna come and take a look around!
some people pay their bills and some people buy motorcycle parts. i buy motorcycle parts. i sell a few once in awhile. i paid $25 for this seat. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222084260157...84.m1555.l2649
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:02 AM   #4
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here's a mock up with the springer
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:30 AM   #5
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Jaws' jaw is gonna drop^^^^!!! Heck even I like it.... Buuuttt, I gotta tell you I loved the first incarnation the best. You really nailed it for me on that first one for me. Really wish it had suited your expectations, but this version is kick ass too. You build cool bikes. What ever happened to that loooonnnggg trike frontend??
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:19 AM   #6
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I like them both so much. Now I can't decide. I feel like I'm at the diner. Shrimp salad on a croissant? Pancakes? Pot roast?
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I approve! I am going through the same kinda thing. My daily rider's frame broke for the fourth time in two years and I'm tired of marathon weekend teardown/rebuild sessions to repair it. So I ordered up a new frame my welder plans to "Calvin-proof" when it arrives. Only thing is the stock rake and short glide was growing old on me... It was a blast to ride, but I need more fun... So the frame I ordered got a 40 rake and I'm machining up my own Dick Allen style super-narrow springer 8"-over.

I plan to do a build thread when things all start coming together finally. For now I've been taking pictures & fucking shit up.
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I'm with Duke!
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bummer that springer is tweaked, it looks the part!
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Hell I even like that Cushman truckster looks mighty Handy around the shop!!
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Sell some parts and buy a good runable springer that length - PLEASE!
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thanks guys. i probly have enough parts laying around to build six more bikes a dozen different ways. my problem is deciding what to build. i bet i mock up and tear down 4 bikes a month. not to mention VW's, a hot rod 40 chevy truck project, various cushman trucksters, customer builds, a few hummers and an old dirt bike. plus i'm remodeling my house and building a 3000 sqft shop. good thing i'm retired :-)
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I hope the coffee table accent piece doesn't get the boot during the remodel!!!
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dude that mock up looks NASTY

Wish that springer was straight. Is it unfixable?
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:35 PM   #15
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dude that mock up looks NASTY

Wish that springer was straight. Is it unfixable?
i can fix it, i just don't want to mess with it right now. i think i'll put this narrowed 41mm front end on it for now but with polished lower legs.
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I hope the coffee table accent piece doesn't get the boot during the remodel!!!
nope, it's been moved to the new building and is sitting under a tarp waiting it's turn in the engine assembly room. it's basicly finished other than blueprinting that S&S stroker motor. Got a new set of S&S Master Balancer tools that I can't wait to use
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some people pay their bills and some people buy motorcycle parts. i buy motorcycle parts. i sell a few once in awhile. i paid $25 for this seat. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222084260157...84.m1555.l2649
Please don't forget to trace the outline of that Bates seat for me Bill.
Thank you. Mike
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Holy Sheep Shit!!!!

In love again! Dammit!
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Please don't forget to trace the outline of that Bates seat for me Bill.
Thank you. Mike
oh yeah, thanks for reminding me. i think i'll make a copy for myself too. pm me your address.
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you're welcome ;-)
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