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Old 07-03-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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My attempt at making my rubber mount sporty into a kick ass chopper~

commin along...




Ummmmmm…..well guess theres no turing back now!


CHECK OUT THAT CLEARENCE BITCHES!!!! HAHA




We finished the frame up to the point where I could bring it home and weld up the gusseting and braces myself
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Ran into A LOT of trouble with the front end…man this thing fought us….My buddy Drew at Freak Show Fabrications had some big washers and threw them into the lathe to open them up and turn down the outside so they would fit flush in the neck…he really saved the day with this front end

Some cool shots and artsy fartsy shots


3 generations (from front to back) 04 rubber mount, Drews solid mount, and behind that an ironhead Drew is building for someone

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Looks like you got a hell of a shop. I wish i had something like that instead of a small ass garage
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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Looks like you got a hell of a shop. I wish i had something like that instead of a small ass garage
Man I wish it was my shop!...that place is def killer. Its my buddies, Drew and that is his shop Freak Show Fabrication
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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Cool look can't wait to see more pics.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #5
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keep em coming, show us more
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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You got some cool ass action shots. I second the shop thing …. Nice !
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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thanks guys!

built a headlight bracket today, couldn't do anything structural (I don't have the material on hand and with the 4th everything is closed) so I twisted some square stock and made this kick ass barcket



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now that's choppin'!!! sparks flying, welds smokin', i can feel the fun in the air.

and the links on the girder are even level!

this ain't your first rodeo, eh?

nice HL bracket, btw.

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Old 07-07-2011, 06:52 PM   #9
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thanks budoka! actually this is my first ground up build...but man am I havin fun!!

just a pic...I finished welding on the frame today (besides the obvious little stuff like brake brackets and oil bag mounts)...got all my gusseting in...(can ya guess what I used?...hint...I left the orange color on it) I still have ALOT of grinding to do (no worries I'm not going to comprimise the integrity of the support welds) but I should be close to done with grinding and everything tomorrow...then I can start getting the rear fender figured out..sissy bar, seat and bars figured out)...
I threw my old bars on there today just to play and let me tell ya...WAAAAAHOOOOOOO I'm in love with this chopper!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome start. Don't take this wrong, but for my taste, I would like to have the bottom of the frame a bit more level with the ground... that is, a little more rake on the frame. Maybe its the way the picture was taken. The rear tire does look like its on something.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:43 PM   #11
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Is this the bike you started with?



If so, you are making some serious progress
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Awesome start. Don't take this wrong, but for my taste, I would like to have the bottom of the frame a bit more level with the ground... that is, a little more rake on the frame. Maybe its the way the picture was taken. The rear tire does look like its on something.
yeah its a little uneven...I might (not in the near future) end up with an 18 on the back...that would prob even me out nice and I could stay very skinny with an 18....its currently de-raked at 29 degrees...but i'm thinking she'll handle like a dream!
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #13
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Is this the bike you started with?



If so, you are making some serious progress
LOL yeah it sure is!...and I don't care what anyone says I still love'd that bike! I still got the tins in my garage. BUT!!!!!! I didn't build it...I put it together...so it always left me wanting more
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very cool build. You going to mount the oil bag and battery behind the seat post?
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You ditching the front rubbermount??

Also, you've come a long way! Your skills are def improving...not that they were $hit before, but you know what I mean.
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keep the pics coming...I love reading about new home builds!! Always enjoy learning new stuff..
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Thanks for the kind words guys! it means alot especialy on this board since its a more traditional oriented forum.

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You ditching the front rubbermount??

Also, you've come a long way! Your skills are def improving...not that they were $hit before, but you know what I mean.
Gonna keep the front rubber mount...thats how the lower motor mount is on the stock frame and I'll be making the top rubber motor mounts (there is 2 of them).

Thanks for the props...and I do know exactlly what you mean and agree.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:44 PM   #18
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For Gods sake it seemed to take forever! I talked with the led sleds guys a while back and they told me if I was going to use 120 wall tubing it would be fine but I should guesset the hell out of it...sooo
I would have prefered to leave it bare honestly but for structural integrity I was told by the pros it was the best move and there will be a big ass seat and a big ass covering it all up so I can live with it


Also I carved about an 1.5" out of it to give it a bit of a cressent moon shape for more strength

You can also see in that pic how I "molded" the neck to the backbone a bit. I'm gonna run it sloppy for a bit to make sure everything holds up well and after I've put some good miles on her I'll tear her back down and take the bondo to her to smooth everything in.
Lastly I scored this awesome octogon oil tank off ebay for a steal! came off a 69 trump...just got to figure out the pluming to make it work for the sporty. Also I think I found a really cool way to mount the tank (but I'm worried my chain will get in the way) if all the clearences work out can anyone see any issues with me welding it right to the frame?


Pretty sure I need my motor in the frame at this point to figure out all my clearence issues.
If anyone has any input on what I should be doing next please chime in...at this point I'm just thinking my next move in motor in.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:36 AM   #19
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Sorry i have not much to comment, except that I cant wait forthe next stage..
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yes, motor in and do not weld the tank directly, make some mounting tabs, bungs etc etc,
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