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Motorcycle build

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One of the guys is building a motorcycle at work. He asked me to modify his rims. Pix to follow.

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Guy built the frame and the tank from scratch. The chain tensioner is a skateboard wheel. The suicide shifter knob is off an old door. The sissy bar is all hand made

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Flack wrote:
It looks awesome and dangerous, which makes it even awesome-er.

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The guy had me mill off the front brake rotor (because front brakes are for sissies, I guess) and shave down the hubs so they'd fit between the forks. He fabricated the fork mounts even skinnier than whatever the standard is. He's getting it powder coated in a couple weeks, he just needs to make a few more doo-dads for the engine mounts.

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If Harley made an airplane would you fly in it?

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I might, but I wouldn't want to be responsible for cleaning up the oil puddles on the runway. ;)
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Now he's putting an S&S 1200 in the thing. It's either going to boil the highway or look lie the ending scene from Easy Rider.

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Saw a video of this bike running today. looks sweet as hell and quite dangerous. I hope to take pix soon, if he doesnt die on the thing before he rides it to work

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AArdvark wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:07 pm Saw a video of this bike running today. looks sweet as hell and quite dangerous. I hope to take pix soon, if he doesnt die on the thing before he rides it to work
Pics or video pls.

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OK, I hereby name that thing DEATHCYCLE3000. Is that just a copper worm for oil cooling?!

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The copper coil is an oil cooler. I guess he blew a lifter thingie riding it yesterday. The engine is a 1970 something pan- head he rebuilt.

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That... is not what you want to see in an engine, tell you what.

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I stand corrected. It's a shovel-head not a pan- head engine. He explained the difference, I still wouldn't ride it

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He's putting in some new lifter cam thingies. Supposed to provide for more tdc pause for .000009 seconds of ignition or something

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BRAPBRAPBRAPBRAP instead of MAAAYBE tuning for efficiency. I just hope no one else dies with him in The Crash.

This is the real world equivalent of those GTA crash youtubes.

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