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Old 05-28-2008, 03:27 AM   #61
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Kick ass bike and nice documentation of the build. my $.02
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:07 AM   #62
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I have a few question about the differential brakes if you don’t mind, I’ve never seen that on a street bike,
Is this diff system garage built or a manufactured system? Do you know the ratios front to back?
Its kind of a garage built... basically is the two brake lines coming out of the foot servo... and no, there is no ratios.


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Old 09-16-2008, 12:03 PM   #63
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:17 PM   #64
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Who says "sportsters are for girls " ?? This great build will stand up to ANY harley!!!
Well done my man,,,,,,Well done!

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:33 PM   #65
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nice work! IMO that bike is an example for anyone building an 'old style' rigid and also using a modern Sporty engine...
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:06 PM   #66
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change the name. look at some WW2 nose art and use the name of an old B17
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:13 PM   #67
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The pin up girl bomber theme kicks ass man
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:39 AM   #68
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Ken Drake mailed me for the frame details, so here it is...

The frame is a Paughco that has 21/2" of front "leg stretch" and 40 degrees of rake.

But because we only needed the leg stretch we "de-raked" it to 31,5 degrees.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:43 AM   #69
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Wow, thats a real good looking sportster
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:45 AM   #70
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The pin up girl bomber theme kicks ass man

You think!?

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Old 05-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #71
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akeemking - my fathers is riding in portugal right now - 70 years old and did 2000 miles in the last three days - do you have a phone number i can hook him up with you for a ride
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:11 AM   #72
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Sadly my bomber snapped the belt today, so I'm waiting for the chain parts to get them ready to ride again... however, feel free to tell your father to give us a call at the shop and ride through...

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Its done...




...but I think I will powder coat the rear sprocket flat black.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:40 PM   #74
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I'd rock it metal.

Awesome awesome bike man! Great vision!
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:29 AM   #75
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nice bike, looks like it would be a fun ride! I like the sprocket the way it is...
Thanks for sharing all the pics!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:50 AM   #76
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Great looking bike man, nice mix of old and new. Most people fail horribly when attempting this, but you have nailed it. One of the nicest bikes I have seen in a long time. Congrats
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:08 PM   #77
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Just rollin'...

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Jack shaft for shifter with speed holes, awesome
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:40 PM   #79
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I've never seen a Sportster that I've really thought looked good with a wide tire and big springer up front until now. Really nice job man, that thing's slick as a dick!
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Looks awesome. That's funny, this whole time, I've been thinking I would just change two things: chain conversion and the exhaust. You already did one! With the exhaust, I like the staggered pipes like you have. I would cut the bottom pipe back until it's even with the axle. Cut back the top pipe the same amount. Again, the bike looks great man. Job well done!
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