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My wife's brother was out here (Phoenix) visiting us last winter, and took some pretty awesome photos while we were riding around.











 

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Nice pictures and a cool looking ride. I have a photographer friend who has offered to take some pictures of me and my bike when I finally get some parts back from chrome!

Cheers Dan.
 

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I love the desert and a beautiful Shovel, great shots.
 

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nice shovel ! i got a question for ya, how does it steer/handle/ with those super narrow bars,i see alot of those lately,just courious i dont remember seeing anybody running them way back. thanks
 

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Thanks guys. This is probably my 3rd version of this bike, it's changed a little since then. The narrow bars were great. I think the wrist position is what makes a huge difference. I made these bars where my wrists were comfortable so it worked for me. The front end is an early Ness front end. I shortened it 5 3/4". It's the only springer that I have run and I am really impressed at how nice it rides.

My friends over at the Haifly Bros made this king and queen seat for me! I made some new bars, pipes and changed the oil bag out. Here's how it sits now. If you are interested in how the seat was made they are doing a tech article in show class. I wasn't sure if I would like the way a king and queen rides, so they left my solo seat hardware on the frame. They did an awesome job on the seat, and I really like the way it rides.

 

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Right now the desert riding is great. We had about 6 months of 100+ degree temps this summer, that's not so great for riding. Another rad thing about the desert is the AZ gun laws. You don't need a concealed carry permit, and there is obviously a lot of great open area to shoot. We usually all bring a few guns on our rides, pull off the main roads and shoot.






Show Class ran the first tech article in issue 3 of show class, and another should be in issue 4. My buddy Christian, check him out at coalition imagery, took some shots of the complete bike for the 5th issue of show class.

 

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Another rad thing about the desert is the AZ gun laws. You don't need a concealed carry permit, and there is obviously a lot of great open area to shoot. We usually all bring a few guns on our rides, pull off the main roads and shoot.
I was out there in March with some buddies doing the same thing, just on dirt bikes. Way better than the uptight state I live in. Great photos, enjoy.
 

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Im curious about the oil tank, I have cone shovel with a kicker rotating top 4 speed...from what I can see you are going strictly kickstart...is there room to install a starter if you wanted?
 

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I have a 5 peed on mine, and it is a kick only, so no starter. You might be able to shoe horn a starter in, but since I wasn't using one, I didn't really check tolerances for one.
Here is a picture..not the best, but closer of the area you're asking about. You can also see that I made a mount for my brake master, my oil filter, and ignition.

 
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