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I got to take her for a couple of short rides last night. It started on the 1st kick everytime! Everything works great & I'm super stoked. This is my 1st motorcycle build & i really had a great time building this bike. Thanks to everyone who helped me out!

I plan on tearing it back down this winter to change a couple little details & powdercoat the frame. That will give me something to do while its too cold to ride.



 

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sojerscraper said:
I got to take her for a couple of short rides last night. It started on the 1st kick everytime! Everything works great & I'm super stoked. This is my 1st motorcycle build & i really had a great time building this bike. Thanks to everyone who helped me out!

I plan on tearing it back down this winter to change a couple little details & powdercoat the frame. That will give me something to do while its too cold to ride.



 

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hey guys, thanks a ton for all the compliments! im really stoked & pretty damn proud of my bike. its awesome when people tell me they think its cool & i get to say "thanks man, i built it myself!"

it was really a big shit pile when i got it. the hardtail that was welded on it was broken & bent, the motor was shot, both wheels were totalled, & it had just been passed around to 4 or 5 friends of mine who just gave up on it & sold it because it was too fucked up for them to mess with.

the only things that are on the bike from the original purchase are the front frame loop, the lower fork legs, the front hub, the seat, the bars & the exterior of the motor. i worked on it an average of 4 days a week, about 6 or 7 hours a night for 4 months straight. (luckily my girl is really cool & didnt mind me spending the long hours in the garage). i spent just about $5500. The motor is .040 over with hot cams & a shaved head. new brakes, controls, cables, electricals & carb. it also has a few skateboard & bicycle parts. my good friend 'red' painted the tank using my design for the scallops. he hand pinstriped the pale gold scallops with a darker gold & it really looks classy.

after riding it for just about a minute last night i knew for sure all the hard work & money was worth it.

thanks again for all the props! also, thanks to everyone who answered all my questions & hooked me up with parts and to everyone who kept me motivated when i got stuck & frustrated with it. thanks to burger too for putting in a crazy late night helping me with the wiring.

most importantly, thanks to the jockey journal!
 

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i got the oil "ball" from a guy who builds them in his shop in north jersey. he sells them on ebay. if you want, i can send you a link. i had to plumb it myself to work with a triumph motor (had to get crafty with some lowes plumbing) i made the brackets to mount it to the spine of the frame. the tank came with some round stock with threaded bungs but i didnt like my options with those. the tank is pretty heavy duty so you can weld your own brackets to it without burning through it. my friend darrin welded these up with his killer miller mig. all i have is a crappy flux core welder.

oh yeah, side note...

we weighed the bike too:
Dry: 296lbs
Wet: 340lbs

pretty insane!
 
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