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Mikelrome May 13th, 2009 02:13 PM

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It supplies a spark to start yer engine, then the thing runs on just the charging system. You have to have a kick start bike. It replaces the battery.

Mikelrome May 13th, 2009 02:15 PM

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New members bike Hell yea!!!!


f4u5t May 13th, 2009 08:02 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikelrome (Post 402315)

Yup, Its Loud, Fast and Scary as hell

HeidelbergJohn4.0 May 14th, 2009 05:31 AM

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I was looking at a little 250 rebel the other day and tryin to brainstorm a little mini chop rat bike out of it. For what those Hardknock's cost, I could actually build something much cheaper that I'm actually allowed to ride on a decent road around here. Even th 50's have to be tagged and insured in my state because they have a gearbox.

I can't find a decent XS I can afford around here. The price of the 650's have gone through the friggin roof the last couple years. I really wish Yamaha would re-release the XS650 Special II from like 82. Spoke wheels with option of the mags, no frills, with a nice 2010 electrical system. They are a great starter size and a fun little bar hopper size. I think they would totally be a hot seller to the custom folks.

HeidelbergJohn4.0 May 14th, 2009 05:44 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by f4u5t (Post 402394)
Yup, Its Loud, Fast and Scary as hell


That's cool as hell dude!. Show us more! how did you do your tranny/final drive? Got a pic of yourself sittin or riding it? That's gotta be a little awkward to sit on, but what custom isn't? . I'd love to see that with a coffin tank or a nice long lean tank.

f4u5t May 14th, 2009 06:02 AM

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http://s636.photobucket.com/albums/u...u5t/Vw%20Bike/

here are some more pics and yeah It is a bit awkward.
It had to be stretched out so long, doest fit me real good - dad on the other hand is taller fits him nicely and it is his bike so it works out.
Final drive is chain 1:1 ratio, same as a bug
it is a super beetle trans - just have to flip the ring gear to make it drive the right direction
All 4 gears are there, though you only really need 3 and 4.
there is a door lock actuatior that "rolls" the shifter linkage to hit 3 & 4. The actuator is controlled from that button on top the suicide shifter.

haha, coffin tank would be killer but the one you see is welded in

p1zl3 May 14th, 2009 06:54 PM

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Quote:

New members bike Hell yea!!!!


Yup, Its Loud, Fast and Scary as hell

That has to be one of the most bat-sh*t crazy ideas I have seen yet... and I absolutely love it! :bow:
Are there pegs for this bike or are your feet just supposed to flap in the wind behind you while you hold on for dear life???

V8Transporter May 14th, 2009 07:29 PM

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Nice thing about a hot looking ride like that is that you'll neversee another one parked by yours. Great looking machine!

Hapster May 14th, 2009 07:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 402591)
Nice thing about a hot looking ride like that is that you'll neversee another one parked by yours. Great looking machine!

maybe not, maybe so:
http://www2.hunterlink.net.au/~ddped/nzvw.htm

fungus May 14th, 2009 08:41 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by p1zl3 (Post 402587)
That has to be one of the most bat-sh*t crazy ideas I have seen yet... and I absolutely love it! :bow:
Are there pegs for this bike or are your feet just supposed to flap in the wind behind you while you hold on for dear life???

Right over the valve cover. :thumbsup:

p1zl3 May 14th, 2009 09:15 PM

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Quote:

Right over the valve cover. :thumbsup:

Ohhhh... hey, there they are! Nice! :tongue:

fishguts May 15th, 2009 02:56 PM

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Anybody know the answer to this? - I looked all over and can't find it: What is the weight ratio front/rear for a Honda Goldwing 1800?

ThrasherBill May 15th, 2009 03:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fishguts (Post 402709)
Anybody know the answer to this? - I looked all over and can't find it: What is the weight ratio front/rear for a Honda Goldwing 1800?


A lot on the front and even more on the back?

:unsure: :blink: :wacko: :Idunno: :AssScratch: :hello:

Turbo Punk May 15th, 2009 04:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fishguts (Post 402709)
Anybody know the answer to this? - I looked all over and can't find it: What is the weight ratio front/rear for a Honda Goldwing 1800?


Call your local Honda shop. If they don't know then tell them you are going to buy a Yahama then.:grin::thumbsup:

fishguts May 15th, 2009 05:03 PM

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:funny::funny::funny: "local Honda shop" :funny::funny::funny:

Why do you think I came here with this question?

1slo3 May 15th, 2009 10:57 PM

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70 front/30 rear

fishguts May 16th, 2009 03:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 402782)
70 front/30 rear


Wow ... didn't expect that answer. But on second thought, maybe that makes sense for an unloaded bike since with riders, the ratio would shift to the rear.

Where did you get the info?

mkparker May 16th, 2009 07:16 AM

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Motorcycle Safety Site

http://www.msgroup.org/images/cgn.jpg

1slo3 May 16th, 2009 03:56 PM

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spend today cleaning up a major oil mess from the bike yesterday. i'm very lucky i didn't lay it down with oil all over the rear tire coming off the freeway. anyhow, i had to disassemble the rear end to get to all the oil residue, so i pulled the rear plastics, moved the rear lamp forward 5" and relocated the plate (for now). i really need to figure out how to take that seat/pan and make a cafe seat/pan/pod for the old girl.

Turbo Punk May 16th, 2009 04:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 402874)
i really need to figure out how to take that seat/pan and make a cafe seat/pan/pod for the old girl.

Just do what Excello did with his bike. Take an old helmet and get creative.:bow:

http://art-oddities.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/...c7b72dcd_o.jpg

1slo3 May 16th, 2009 04:22 PM

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that's the idea for the pod, it's the dip in the side of the seat and the uprake on the rear of the frame rails that have me stumped.

1slo3 May 16th, 2009 06:24 PM

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wow, musta had someone watchin' out for me... not only did I have oil all over the rear rubber, but the air pressure was down to 11psi!!!!!!!!!! the bike is now running well again, no oil coming out of the breather, air cleaner only has air in it now. tomorrow morning will be a nice ride before i head to the coast with a pack of teenagers.

pat808 May 16th, 2009 11:45 PM

aloha guys ! new to the site, im building a volks rod, but also love to build,and ride bikes i have a sporty and a rat rod rebel i built for my wife to learn how to ride .aloha pat

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...bikerun024.jpg

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...bikerun027.jpg

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/q...bikerun030.jpg

fungus May 19th, 2009 07:24 PM

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_i_AovfzNXg...tom%2Bside.jpg

Sorry, no info... :Idunno:

lunatic_magnet May 19th, 2009 08:50 PM

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i just tore into mine today. the crappy flames by the PO have to go... i smell blitz black coming on...

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5906525_n.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._3819669_n.jpg


http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._3116160_n.jpg

purplemyth May 25th, 2009 07:19 AM

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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...13Medium-1.jpg

It aint perfect, but it aint supposed to be.
:chillin:

Ryan May 25th, 2009 07:51 AM

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ohhhhh the colors came out great!

V8Transporter May 25th, 2009 04:41 PM

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Two words...Wooo oooW! :thumbsup: 'Can't wait to see her all together.:dancing:

And thus inspired by you and Fishguts, I'm heading out to weld something.:grin:

Boom May 25th, 2009 04:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 404591)
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...13Medium-1.jpg

It aint perfect, but it aint supposed to be.
:chillin:

thats looks great!!

Boom May 25th, 2009 04:55 PM

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I was given a 94 honda about a year ago and finally started messing with it the other day and it fired right up
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...a/DSC01886.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...a/DSC01888.jpg

Turbo Punk May 25th, 2009 05:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 404591)
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...13Medium-1.jpg

It aint perfect, but it aint supposed to be.
:chillin:

Holy dayum!!!!:bow:

mkparker May 25th, 2009 06:20 PM

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_i_AovfzNXg...tom%2Bside.jpg

Cole Foster aka Salinas Boyz

1slo3 May 27th, 2009 10:01 AM

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finally got my yx600 running without puking oil anywhere, without stalling and without anything violent happening during shifting! now i can finish the seat mod for the cafe look and clean up the frame and spray it.

DeathxDecay May 28th, 2009 05:51 PM

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1 Attachment(s)
hey i thought id share a drawing of a bike id like to build when i move

oldskewljay May 28th, 2009 08:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DeathxDecay (Post 405272)
hey i thought id share a drawing of a bike id like to build when i move


XS650 is a great start for a bike. They are reasonably priced and with all the weight cut off by making it a chopper, they really scoot right along... That is what I used for mine when I built it.

Started with this...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...y/firstday.jpg

and ended up with this....

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...jay/plane8.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...jay/plane4.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...jay/plane5.jpg

DeathxDecay May 28th, 2009 08:22 PM

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Lol that first pic is my desktop back ground and what got me thinking about building one. did you make a jig to make the hard tail ?

oldskewljay May 28th, 2009 08:26 PM

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Yeah we made a crude jig but it did the trick. My uncle that built this with me now has an actual jig and it works soooo much better.. Maybe once Im done with my bug I will build another 650 because I really miss that one.

DeathxDecay May 28th, 2009 08:28 PM

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cool yeah i got looking into building one and all these after market weld on hard tail bikes all look the same to me and your stood out of the crowd that's for sure

hal May 28th, 2009 08:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DeathxDecay (Post 405302)
Lol that first pic is my desktop back ground and what got me thinking about building one. did you make a jig to make the hard tail ?


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...jay/plane8.jpg




looks like a soft tail to me:love:

V8Transporter May 28th, 2009 09:33 PM

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Very nice, and the plane and bike are pretty hot too.

DeathxDecay May 29th, 2009 12:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by oldskewljay (Post 405304)
Yeah we made a crude jig but it did the trick. My uncle that built this with me now has an actual jig and it works soooo much better.. Maybe once Im done with my bug I will build another 650 because I really miss that one.

would you happen to have and pics of the jig you build ?

max16v May 29th, 2009 12:35 PM

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Those toaster tanks are the shit.

I swear that XS looks like it came out of the Detroit Brother's shop. Any influence on your build? Also, that hardtail is definitely an interesting way to go, without the standard hardtail kits look.

Bad ass bike. :thumbsup:
Build another one.

oldskewljay May 29th, 2009 01:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 405427)
Those toaster tanks are the shit.

I swear that XS looks like it came out of the Detroit Brother's shop. Any influence on your build? Also, that hardtail is definitely an interesting way to go, without the standard hardtail kits look.

Bad ass bike. :thumbsup:
Build another one.

Actually we built that bike before I even knew who the Detroit Brothers were. Funny thing is, pics of it were posted on their forum and now every time we go to the Vtwin expo in Cincinnati they remember me and the bike.

purplemyth June 1st, 2009 11:46 AM

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at a junk yard today snagging parts, this is odd~ (edit, just saw it referenced as a toaster tank in above pics :funny:)
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...00011Small.jpg

parts he got~ headlight bucket off of odd thing above.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...00015Small.jpg

yes, another tank, :hmm: and the guy at the junk yard who carted us 1/2 mile back has another tank , says it's wide. Gonna get it too even if it doesn't go on beast , I'll use it as a practice piece. :Idunno:

hasenpfeffer June 1st, 2009 12:00 PM

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My first bike that I just picked up... was looking for an R75, but found an R90/6 for a good price. first order of business is to go from having a permit to a license, then the take off the fairing and hit the road

http://www.volksrods.com/gallery/data/588/bmw.jpg

ThrasherBill June 1st, 2009 05:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hasenpfeffer (Post 405966)
My first bike that I just picked up... was looking for an R75, but found an R90/6 for a good price. first order of business is to go from having a permit to a license, then the take off the fairing and hit the road

http://www.volksrods.com/gallery/data/588/bmw.jpg


Looks like fun! Lose the fairing, rear fender, shorten up the seat/tail, and clubman bars or clip-ons. Done.

excello June 2nd, 2009 07:18 AM

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Just wanted to share this update because.... well I really like how it's looking this far. Won't be able to work on it for some time so I'l probably get really tired of looking at it standing like that in my hallway, but at this moment I am really happy with it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/...1860c98261.jpg

max16v June 2nd, 2009 08:19 AM

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Looks like an old CB77 - 1960's. Cool bikes but with TINY engines, usually around 250-350cc motors.

http://home.earthlink.net/~troyce5/o...ChromeCB77.jpg

Pretty trick looking little bikes.

[QUOTE=purplemyth;405965]
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...00011Small.jpg

mkparker June 2nd, 2009 03:24 PM

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hasenpfeffer, here is a little BMW inspiration in case ya missed it a few pages back!
http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/Beemer%20Bobber.jpg

excello...scoots lookin' good!!

DeathxDecay June 2nd, 2009 03:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 406168)
hasenpfeffer, here is a little BMW inspiration in case ya missed it a few pages back!
http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/Beemer%20Bobber.jpg

excello...scoots lookin' good!!



:love::love::love::love::love:

hasenpfeffer June 2nd, 2009 04:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 406168)
hasenpfeffer, here is a little BMW inspiration in case ya missed it a few pages back!
http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/Beemer%20Bobber.jpg

excello...scoots lookin' good!!

I actually did miss it back there... I'm not gonna mess around with mine though other than taking off the fairing... the 181 I have begged to be cut up, I've liked old BMWs for what they were (yeah I guess I'm a purist)

max16v June 2nd, 2009 04:49 PM

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I'm pretty fucking stoked after rummaging through my package of parts for my Royal Enfield that came in the mail today. New +.040 pistons/rings, engine gaskets, bunch of original Lucas parts for my magneto, Amal rebuild kit, cables, new fork internals... so much cool shit.

Only took a little over a week to get from the UK to my doorstep in California.
:dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

This place is the shit.

V8Transporter June 2nd, 2009 06:20 PM

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That looks like an older Pichler (maybe spelled wrong) fairing. You should be able to get a few bucks for it to cover the cost of your Cafe goodies.
My buddy Russ has a R100s and rides the hell out of it, great bike!

Ryan June 2nd, 2009 06:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 406190)
I'm pretty fucking stoked after rummaging through my package of parts for my Royal Enfield that came in the mail today. New +.040 pistons/rings, engine gaskets, bunch of original Lucas parts for my magneto, Amal rebuild kit, cables, new fork internals... so much cool shit.

Only took a little over a week to get from the UK to my doorstep in California.
:dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

This place is the shit.

a guy a street over from me has one of those bikes. looks like it is in really nice shape... odd that i just saw it today

max16v June 4th, 2009 02:09 PM

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Here's all the pics of my new parts for the Enfield. :dancing:

Depending on what time I get off work today, I want to start dismantling the engine. Having only std and metric tools is disappointing when they're being used on British parts.

Box direct from England
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts1.jpg

+.040 Pistons. New pins were included too.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts3.jpg

Gasket set. Looks like I forgot to order seals...:stupid:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts2.jpg

Genuine Lucas magneto cover
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts5.jpg

Lucas cover gasket and rotor
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts4.jpg

Oil Filter and spark plug caps
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts6.jpg

Fork leg caps
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts7.jpg

More mag parts - points and brush/spring
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts8.jpg

More mag and fork parts. Connecting rod bushings as well.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ld/parts11.jpg

Fresh timing chain
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...eld/parts9.jpg

Now I just have to order forks/springs and get them assembled, and get the motor torn down, cleaned, machined, and rebuilt. Hopefully I will get Mitch to run down to Calimesa sometime soon to pick up Chromoly for the frame and swing arm.

Still need some rims and a 2LS front hub (4LS if my budget was unlimited...) :chillin:

Scott76 June 8th, 2009 05:35 AM

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What can someone tell me about the Honda 65. Thats all I know what it is. I don't know what year or anything. I do have a B&W pic. Its coming up in an auction and was wondering if its would my time and fight with the wife for me to have a bike. Yea its old but I like old stuff. Let me know what you think and know about it. I'm looking around too. Thanks.

Spyke June 9th, 2009 01:37 PM

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Well... I really need to finish up the bike I've been working on, because the tank and tail for my next project showed up yesterday. Wheels will change, shocks will change, numerous other details will change, but the basic idea will be something like this:

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Resources/IMG_1508_l.jpg

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Resources/IMG_1520_l.jpg

One last shot of the tank, mounted on the bike I've shown here earlier just to see what the color scheme would look like. (I don't like it...)

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Resources/IMG_1535_l.jpg

BTW - My Ghia isn't going to get worked on until both of these are done...

1slo3 June 9th, 2009 08:30 PM

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man, i am very jealous now!

i need a new 1 up seat badly! i just put on a new chain today and my bike is smooth, smooth, smooth! now i just need the seat and i think i can be content for now!

max16v June 10th, 2009 07:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Spyke (Post 407654)
Well... I really need to finish up the bike I've been working on, because the tank and tail for my next project showed up yesterday. Wheels will change, shocks will change, numerous other details will change, but the basic idea will be something like this:

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Resources/IMG_1508_l.jpg

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Resources/IMG_1520_l.jpg

One last shot of the tank, mounted on the bike I've shown here earlier just to see what the color scheme would look like. (I don't like it...)

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Resources/IMG_1535_l.jpg

BTW - My Ghia isn't going to get worked on until both of these are done...

Where did you find the alloy tanks? Guaranteed those were not cheap!
I'm building a cafe bike out of my Royal Enfield and will be making my own aluminum tank because buying one sure isn't in my budget.

Spyke June 10th, 2009 06:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 407921)
Where did you find the alloy tanks? Guaranteed those were not cheap!
I'm building a cafe bike out of my Royal Enfield and will be making my own aluminum tank because buying one sure isn't in my budget.

Evan Wilcox made the tank and tail. I met him years ago and always knew someday I'd have him build some bodywork for me. (BTW those are all shots of the same tank, just on two different bikes)

More power to you building your own tank. I'd like to do that someday too, but this time I just wrote the check.

scott s June 13th, 2009 09:59 AM

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My latest XS build. Started out as a CL find. Stock and sorta ugly, but complete and runs great. Took me about 6 months, but a lot of that was waiting on the tank and stuff to get out of "paint jail".
I lowered it, built the seat pan, added a moped headlight, relocated the turn signals, bobbed the fenders, etc.
A before and a few afters.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...r/PB250038.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0048Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0047Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0046Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0044Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0043Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0042Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0041Medium.jpg

V8Transporter June 13th, 2009 10:18 AM

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Hey cool bike! The little headlight is killer and the paint looks great. Makes the new Triumphs look plain and dreary.

max16v June 13th, 2009 04:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by scott s (Post 408443)
My latest XS build. Started out as a CL find. Stock and sorta ugly, but complete and runs great. Took me about 6 months, but a lot of that was waiting on the tank and stuff to get out of "paint jail".
I lowered it, built the seat pan, added a moped headlight, relocated the turn signals, bobbed the fenders, etc.
A before and a few afters.

Good lookin' scoot. I wasn't sure what to expect before scrolling down to the 'after' pictures, but I'm damn impressed. :bow:

max16v June 13th, 2009 04:47 PM

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I'll be posting updates on my Royal Enfield build here since it's motorcycle related.

Started disassembling the engine this week and finished tearing it all down, including the heads. Got the engine cases split and cleaned (for the most part) before leaving work today. I've been working extra hard at Mitch's shop, who has been kind enough to let me get some serious work done on my bike this week.

Pictures from start to finish. LOTS of pictures.

Pulled the primary cover off to find sludge and a shitload of water. :blink:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0113.jpg

Removed the transmission. Tore the heads off to find very clean pistons, with nearly new rings. This motor has been rebuilt (sitting for years) and probably ran for a short time.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ld/Engine4.jpg

Fabricated an engine stand for the disassembly and reassembly.
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...gineStand6.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...gineStand5.jpg

Tore down the heads. Found lots of crap inside the breather ports next to the rocker shafts. Several chipped valve keepers and very spongy springs. Will be buying Hi-po springs and new keepers.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0155.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0154.jpg

Checked the lift on the cam yesterday to find very low performing cams. Trying to find a company that sells hi-performance cams. Stock lift: .2650 (wtf?)
Wants something more: .3550 (race cams) :chillin:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/Camcheck.jpg

Split the cases today. Found that the motor ate a rod or something with all the gouges inside the case

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0148.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0152.jpg

Someone also polished the connecting rods. One more thing to scratch off my list.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0149.jpg

Pressed the crank out - will be keeping as is. Tolerances are great and everything turns smooooth.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0151.jpg

Cleaned up the case halfs, and will finish them up next week:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0160.jpg

In contrast to the heads:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0158.jpg

All with the help of Jack and Coke. yeah, drinking on the job. No complaints, Mitch poured one for me and him. :chillin:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...d/IMG_0159.jpg

I will be sending off the parts to get hot tanked and the will be sending off the cleaned heads to get polished and milled (bumping up the compression from a measly 7.25:1 to around 8:5-9:1), then will be doing the port (slightly ported already) work myself. When the motor starts coming together, then we'll be fabricating the featherbed replica frame... out of chromoly!

V8Transporter June 13th, 2009 05:56 PM

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Nice build! Those old twins were really a great looking engine. I foget, but are you going with the Cafe or the Bobber look? Either way, that engine will really fill the bill.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

skaterwithasquare June 13th, 2009 09:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Spyke (Post 407654)
Well... I really need to finish up the bike I've been working on, because the tank and tail for my next project showed up yesterday. Wheels will change, shocks will change, numerous other details will change, but the basic idea will be something like this:

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Resources/IMG_1508_l.jpg


man those old Ducatis make my pants fit funny

max16v June 14th, 2009 10:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 408490)
Nice build! Those old twins were really a great looking engine. I foget, but are you going with the Cafe or the Bobber look? Either way, that engine will really fill the bill.:thumbsup::thumbsup:

This is my goal: a Triton, only with an Enfield engine instead of a Triumph, sitting in a Norton Featherbed frame.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...y_Triton_2.jpg

p-nor June 14th, 2009 11:16 AM

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there is no better looking frame than a norton atlas
( aka featherbed).:love: how much for moly repro frames? i've got an extra t120 triumph unit motor sitting on my workbench. :blink:







paul

max16v June 14th, 2009 11:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by p-nor (Post 408546)
there is no better looking frame than a norton atlas
( aka featherbed).:love: how much for moly repro frames? i've got an extra t120 triumph unit motor sitting on my workbench. :blink:

You still have the black Triumph?

I've never seen a Chromoly featherbed frame... that's why I'm making it myself... perks working with Mitch Bergeron. He used to build custom frames, and still has all the jigs. I showed him pictures of a stripped down featherbed. I asked how difficult it would be to replicate it; he just scoffed. Supposedly extremely simple to fabricate, in comparison to the frames he has made in the past.

Cost: approx. $200 in material
Labor: free

Replica mild steel frames have a price tag of $1500+. Original Atlas frames can cost around the same. :wacko: I said screw it, I'll do it myself. I'm aiming for a budget around $4-5k for a complete bike. Still need the tank, seat, rims, front hub, fork tubes, and triple trees.

p-nor June 14th, 2009 11:46 AM

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yeah, i still have it. between starting my business, working on the house and all the other crap, i haven't done anything to it though. what i NEED to do is stop scratching my ass and just pull the motor and rebuild it. i keep thinking about it and not doing it but that's what has to happen if i want to ride it for any length of time.






paul

max16v June 14th, 2009 12:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by p-nor (Post 408554)
yeah, i still have it. between starting my business, working on the house and all the other crap, i haven't done anything to it though. what i NEED to do is stop scratching my ass and just pull the motor and rebuild it. i keep thinking about it and not doing it but that's what has to happen if i want to ride it for any length of time.






paul


Shit, pull that motor right now! Rebuild the motor? Doesn't run?

Turbo Punk June 14th, 2009 01:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 408549)
Cost: approx. $200 in material
Labor: free

:blink:

Now THAT'S a score!!!

Makes me wish I had your connections.



And a wife who wouldn't mind me having a bike.

p-nor June 14th, 2009 01:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 408566)
Shit, pull that motor right now! Rebuild the motor? Doesn't run?

yeah, it runs but the thing i've heard more than anything from the triumph guys is, clean the sludge trap on a used bike (before you ride it much) unless you want to burn rod bearings. if the case #'s didn't match the frame, maybe i'd chance it but i don't want a window in the matching cases. the sludge trap is in the crank so you have to tear the whole thing down to get to it. might as well refresh the motor while you're in there. it's a snowball type thing but in the end you get a rebuilt motor that you can count on for 15k - 20k miles. i said it last summer but maybe over the winter. :grin:






paul

UVT_Mike June 16th, 2009 11:53 AM

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This isn't old and it sure isn't something I built myself but I thought you all may like seeing my new toy. I picked up my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird last night. Must say it is one of the most incredible bikes I have ridden. Here are a few pics.

Scott76 June 16th, 2009 12:13 PM

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Nice bike! Now just keep this one upright. You going to fly John out for a night to lay some line? You know its just missing that!

hotrodheb June 16th, 2009 12:21 PM

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Hey Mike, think you can find some double sided white walls for that?

ratlook63 June 16th, 2009 12:24 PM

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Kicking myself for not bringing my tank out for John to stripe. I was scratching my head on what to bring him.... Shot up my W lid with a coat of flat black...next time I need to step down from 40 grit to 180 or so first oh well no big loss on 5 minutes of time. Ended up bringing out my snowflakes that I'm tossing on the split for now. Killer lines on there! Honored to have some part of Mike Meet and John on my car. Didn't remember till after I got back that I have the tank for my '69 Honda all painted up flat black and ready to go.... Oh well, I'll get the girl to do it now! Some of you (Tim,Scott,John etc) have seen her work. Hopefully the opportunity will inspire her. Gonna make sure she brings her brushes to the next meet!

ThrasherBill June 16th, 2009 04:03 PM

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The boss man has been bitching at me because I don't post much lately. Herr Pie has been off the road since december and there have been a whole bunch of pretty major changes (most for the better) in my life over those 6-7 months. So in an attempt to be more active here, here are some photos from a day trip I took in May up to the Mt. Baker ski area In WA.

Found this Expedition for sale on the way :grin:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...83_6972036.jpg


My travel mates Cheri (Boulevard 800) and Mike (ZX11)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...83_6972035.jpg

into the foothills:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...45_4753346.jpg

Up to the snow line:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...48_6073522.jpg

Part of the highway down below:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...83_6972050.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...051_593515.jpg

And two hours later at the top:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...83_6972052.jpg

More ride reports to come.

max16v June 19th, 2009 01:17 PM

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Had to share this with you guys.

I found this on the Jockey Journal

Came to work at Mitch's shop the other day to find THIS!

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph1.jpg

This is Chad McQueen's bike, I believe. Got to kick it over and take it around the block. FUCK, what a bad ass machine. :dancing:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph3.jpg

Mitch working hard
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph2.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph4.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph5.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph8.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph7.jpg

Can you tell the overwhelming excitement on my face?
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/Triumph9.jpg
:chillin:

mkparker June 19th, 2009 05:19 PM

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Is it just me or the lighting or are these wheels laced uniquely?? I like 'em and haven't noticed any XS rims looking the same.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0041Medium.jpg

mkparker June 19th, 2009 05:21 PM

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Yummy GREEN Guzzi!
http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/u...zi_le_mans.jpg

This one's not bad either...and it has a VW headlight!
http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/u...nortorious.jpg

scott s June 19th, 2009 06:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 409733)
Is it just me or the lighting or are these wheels laced uniquely?? I like 'em and haven't noticed any XS rims looking the same.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0041Medium.jpg

They're Heritage Special wheels. 64 and 48 spoke, I think. They only came on the HS models for a couple of years.

walt June 23rd, 2009 10:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by UVT_Mike (Post 409023)
This isn't old and it sure isn't something I built myself but I thought you all may like seeing my new toy. I picked up my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird last night. Must say it is one of the most incredible bikes I have ridden. Here are a few pics.


Since Mike posted this I guess I can show you guys my new toy. http://exphose.com/albumtn.aspx/mid_...75B43FF9CC.JPG

It's great to be back in the saddle.

pistolpete76 June 23rd, 2009 10:12 PM

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Nice Walt! Spot on there for your lady too!

I passed my skills test today on my Hardknock, got 100%. The bikes like a celebrity, people wanting to take pics of it, talk about it. But now I can finally ride it all summer long on the streets legal! No more ridin' dirty!

V8Transporter June 24th, 2009 07:27 AM

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So Walt, how long before the Harley engine comes out and something more fittingly exotic goes in?:hmm:

ThrasherBill June 24th, 2009 08:55 AM

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Damn that thing looks comfy Walt! After doing a few longer day trips on my ZX7 I think something along those lines might need to be in my future.

Way to go Pete! It's a good feeling not having to look over your shoulder for the county mounties every time you go out for a ride. I've been riding since '94 and only got my full license last year.

metalmaster1766 June 24th, 2009 09:37 AM

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i picked this up about a week ago for free,http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...s/IMG_5238.jpg
what a bike, has lots of rust, thats about it
it is a 1971 Honda CL350 only has about 7000 miles on it, unless it has been turned over, i got it for the front part of the frame that i plan on using for when i start building my Trike, which wont happen until i finish the BitchN Bug

im gonna build a Swedish type Trike, with the VW motor up front instead of hanging out the back, this front end will be temporary until i can build me a leading link front fork which will be extended and raked much more that this Honda fork

this is what i want my Trike to look like when im finished with it, well something similar to this anyways, or the 2nd pichttp://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...s/billtrik.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...s/robbantr.jpg

i will start a new build thread when i get a start on it



:thumbsup:

ThrasherBill June 24th, 2009 09:41 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by metalmaster1766 (Post 410540)
i picked this up about a week ago for free,


I think you paid too much. :funny::funny::funny::funny::funny:

Cool project though, looking forward to seeing it come together. :thumbsup:

V8Transporter June 24th, 2009 09:49 AM

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First time I've seen a front engine trike. For me they sure have a way higher impression ration than the , um, conventional (?) trike.

nhtriker June 24th, 2009 04:54 PM

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A general rule of thumb, whem building a trike.Always use a 500cc or larger frontend for strength. I don't know if the concerns lie in the thickness of the steel the neck is made of, or the diameter of the stem material. You need something rugged. Front engine trikes carry more of their weight on the front wheel. If you play around with wheelies and such, bending or breaking is easy to do.The Honda 600NX has a beefy front end! Large 40mm+ fork tubes.Built for offroad abuse. If it were me building one, I go the route "Trikertroy" has. A home built forks with a rocker at the bottom.

mkparker June 24th, 2009 06:06 PM

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Hey metalmaster, here's a link that might come in handy for ya:
Badsass Trikes, they have a lot of the parts ya need for reasonable prices.
http://badasstrikecompany.webs.com/chopper1.JPG

metalmaster1766 June 25th, 2009 06:20 AM

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Quote:

I think you paid too much. :funny::funny::funny::funny::funny:
ya think, gas alone was probably way to much, but it was only about 5 miles from my house

and like i said i plan to build a leading link front end of my trike which is what Trikertroy suggested to me
Quote:

If it were me building one, I go the route "Trikertroy" has. A home built forks with a rocker at the bottom.
which is a leading link front fork

the main reason i picked this up and plan to use it is for mock up only, i may drive with it for a short time, also so i have a front tire and wheel as well, plus a few other odds and ends i can use from it, then i plan on selling what i can, the motor does turn over, so maybe someone needs parts for one of these bikes

i have been studying and reading up on Trikes for almost 10 years now, and the leading link front fork is the strongest, they have been used for years, i believe i even read somewhere that the DOT says they are the strongest available

the front neck on this bike is the same size as a friend of mine that has a Honda 750 so im hoping it will hold up for a few months until i can get the leading link built, this bike is also a street/trail bike from what i have read about it

Michael, thanks for the Badass Trike site, they do have good prices, but i doubt if i will buy anything unless i can not build it myself i have not seen that one yet and i have looked a bunches of different motorcycle/Trike sites

i have plans to build a spinger front fork and a girder front fork, i just cant find a set of plans on the internet for the leading link fork, but i think i could build one from looking at all the pictures i have saved over the past few years

oh yeah, i dont buy much expect material, i build almost everything i can when it comes to that sort of thing

i will probably start on this this project the 1st of next year, ill keep ya's up to date once i start

:thumbsup:

HeidelbergJohn4.0 June 25th, 2009 07:46 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by walt (Post 410324)
Since Mike posted this I guess I can show you guys my new toy. http://exphose.com/albumtn.aspx/mid_...75B43FF9CC.JPG

It's great to be back in the saddle.

Where's the lever to recline the back and raise the footrest??? I'd check the cushions for loose change, pretzels and a lost remote. :funny:

Very comfy bikes, but my balls still rattle for an hour after I get off one!:blink:

motherlodephoto June 25th, 2009 08:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by nhtriker (Post 410629)
A general rule of thumb, whem building a trike.Always use a 500cc or larger frontend for strength. I don't know if the concerns lie in the thickness of the steel the neck is made of, or the diameter of the stem material. You need something rugged. Front engine trikes carry more of their weight on the front wheel. If you play around with wheelies and such, bending or breaking is easy to do.The Honda 600NX has a beefy front end! Large 40mm+ fork tubes.Built for offroad abuse. If it were me building one, I go the route "Trikertroy" has. A home built forks with a rocker at the bottom.

I have seen many of the early glass bodied
trikes (rear engine) that used forks from
Honda S90's. They were ok cus wheel
was airborn most of time. Lol.

max16v June 25th, 2009 01:29 PM

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Not sure whether these go into the Pin Up Thread or the Motorcycle thread...

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../bikechick.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...cafechick1.jpg

Rocker chicks
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...cafechick3.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...cafechick2.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...8f6f9ea452.jpg

enjoy

ThrasherBill June 25th, 2009 01:31 PM

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20 pages of pin ups and "rocker chicks" HERE

:grin:

max16v June 25th, 2009 02:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 410766)
20 pages of pin ups and "rocker chicks" HERE

:grin:


:ohmy:
Mother of god....


JACKPOT!

trikertroy June 25th, 2009 08:08 PM

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i doubt if i will buy anything unless i can not build it myself I build trike frames... The BadAss guys are my friends and they build a very nice frame.. and like my Bettertrikes buying his (or mine) frame is really time and money and quility and non-flustration way ahead... Im a "I can do THAT!" kinda guy too...and I usually can.. but the time and effort and running around etc, often makes paying a fair price for a quility product is worth it in the long run...and nice well-known frames enhance the owning experiance in many ways and increase the final resale value... Im building my own designed Monster Leading Link front ends for my Bettertrikes... but Im gonna offer the extras to my buddies (YOU GUYS!) at a bargain price.. These are way quility improved over my hand built leading links... I posted a bunch of info on the BTW fourm... Im pretty proud on how these are comming out.. Iv added an old retired Master Machinest to my team and that has lead to lazer cut parts, and other improved techiques.. Im useing common buggy coil over shocks for the prototype to see how well that will work out.. Maybe too stiff for a VW trike and maybe too soft for my V8 trike.. we will see... I usually use Honda CB350 rear shocks :grin:

metalmaster1766 June 26th, 2009 07:04 AM

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Trikertroy, do you make a front engine VW trike frame? if so how much $ for one?

and do you have a set of plans for a frame and for a leading link front fork? if so how much $ for that

like i said i have a set of plans for a springer but i would rather have the leading link

:thumbsup:

Mikelrome June 26th, 2009 07:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by metalmaster1766 (Post 410886)
Trikertroy, do you make a front engine VW trike frame? if so how much $ for one?

and do you have a set of plans for a frame and for a leading link front fork? if so how much $ for that

like i said i have a set of plans for a springer but i would rather have the leading link

:thumbsup:

Heres Badass I bought one of his build books. I think I would just buy a frame.

Bad Ass Trike Co. Mid-engine V.W Trike Frame/motorcycle:eBay Motors (item 190186421564 end time Jul-20-09 10:39:37 PDT)


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