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    well, i FINALLY got the sporty motor/trans back into the chopper.
    its been out for almost 2 years as i rebuilt the motor. now the
    long and complicated task of--
    A) hooking up all the little things like brakes, wires, controls, etc... and
    B) remembering how/where everything fits-and where i put the dang bolts!
    begins. yay. i gotta just learn to leave stuff alone already. oh well, one
    project down, 36 billion to go............

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    and the tank i painted for it previously. all rattlecan. i think it came out [email protected] on a ritz.

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    Last edited by fatguyzinc; March 25th, 2019, 05:50 PM.
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  • #2

    Re: last weekends project...

    Cool project .. what year / model is it ?

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    • #3

      Re: last weekends project...

      My daughter would love it . She's into old harleys and triumphs . Well , I like them , your just not going to see me on the street .
      silver_bullet likes this.
      Previously HoosierL98GTA

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      • #4

        Re: last weekends project...

        Cool project .. what year / model is it ?
        just a "normal" 1991 883 sporty motor in a 2004 paughco frame.
        well, as normal as anything else i build......
        think the frame is 4"up and 2" out over stock dims if i remember right.
        21" front and 16" rear spoked rims, and only a 130 rear tire--wanted to get away
        from the OCC/JJ/BL look thats so super overdone these days.

        my last one was that way and it sucked to ride, and aside from color and a few
        custom items i made looked exactly like every other bigdog/bourgetts/etc
        out there. not that it wasnt nice--REAL nice-- just....too common.

        i was trying to recreate something i saw sitting in a parking lot as a kid,
        been stuck in my mind for 30+ years. so this ones a little more oldschool/70s style.
        i have less than 1/4 the $ into the current one as i did the other (sold the silver
        and blue to a guy on kauai for 1/2 what it cost to build, with 214 miles on the odometer...)
        and like it a lot more so far. hopefully its a bit more comfy to ride, although
        thats debatable with a hardtail.

        heres the first one below in pic, i just thought it was too common looking
        and as i said it sucked --too long, too low, too loud, etc...
        and i realized it wasnt that FUN to ride but more of a chore.
        and whats the point of that? so she had to go. never been one for
        high maintainence girls, know what i mean jellybean?

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        • #5

          Re: last weekends project...

          I like an easy sitting ride! Drop my hands and cross fingers on my belly..
          Pretty much anything has been tried.
          Plain and simple is how I'd go if I did a chopper.
          Unfortunately my hips do allow me to ride far or long. I really miss road bikes!

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          • #6

            Re: last weekends project...

            nice.
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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