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hellbilly1932
12-06-2012, 3:31 PM
I am planning my next bike, want to do a bike I can cruise with my wife and this will become my long distance bike. I'm leaning towards a Vulcan 800. Looking for pics of cool custom rides that can haul a passenger. I've been through all the pic threads in all forums so I'm starting this thread as a general pic thread, all makes and models.

Demin
12-07-2012, 7:56 AM
Go over to the Japanese section and look for Vulcan/chopper thread.There are some cool looking bikes there.Check out the thread about swingarm chops too.Gotta be some inspiration in there.This is one of my favorites.My next project is an 800 Vulcan Classic.Even though these are both set up rigids you could still get close to the same look.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5596/dsc0076y.jpg

Here is a little Savage I just did.

http://p1.bikepics.com/2012/10/20/bikepics-2470039-800.jpg

Here is my Shovel I've been working on.
http://p1.bikepics.com/2007/10/28/bikepics-1069858-800.jpg

hellbilly1932
12-08-2012, 10:32 PM
Yeah I've been through both those threads and there's so cool bikes in there but the swingarm thread doesn't have many that could haul a passenger. A lot of tiny swingarm mounted fenders. Was hoping for a fen specific pics in this thread.

Thanks.

willythepirate
02-10-2013, 10:51 PM
Always with the damn china bikes randy

Dinlow
02-11-2013, 6:29 AM
Here's a pick of mine. The rear seat is a stick on I just tend to put it there to stop me sliding off the seat till I've got some spare to buy a flipped one.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/85/240842996_60897c8c08.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66409100@N00/240842996/)
Picture 009 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66409100@N00/240842996/) by dinlowfl (http://www.flickr.com/people/66409100@N00/), on Flickr

chopperzac
02-11-2013, 10:15 PM
Here's my custom 03 softail. Started as a nightrain.

gonzoguilt
02-11-2013, 10:35 PM
The seat's a lil big to my liking, but here's mine. My girl and I have done multiple 500mi+ trips with it. Her only complaint was where the passenger pegs are located. And the bungie is there cause I forgot it on there, not cause it needs it!

hellbilly1932
02-11-2013, 11:40 PM
Always with the damn china bikes randy

Hey Jesse, can't help it man I like what I like, hahaha.

Thanks for the pictures guys. Keep them coming.

24Cycles
02-12-2013, 2:25 AM
Always with the damn china bikes randy

Coming from the hater with a china frame lol

heretic530
02-12-2013, 6:39 AM
this one started life as a touring bike. It is still titled as an FLHS.
engine is 129 inches (2,113 CCs); baker 6 speed; Primo rivera brute IV primary.; 45 horsepower NOS kit.
the front air dam houses a dodge pickup transmission fluid cooler and a small electric fan. Seat is a custom build by corbin. It was made so I could not slide back when I grab a fistfull of throttle... just trust me, that can be a problem with enough torque

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad123/wreckingcrewstands/bikes/th_013.jpg (http://s928.beta.photobucket.com/user/wreckingcrewstands/media/bikes/013.jpg.html)

I considered putting that engine in a springer softy chassis, but the tire spin is hard enough to control with the swingarm. I don't think I could handle it in a springer

VPNick
02-12-2013, 10:16 AM
Hey Jesse, can't help it man I like what I like, hahaha.

Thanks for the pictures guys. Keep them coming.

if you need to make room in the garage i guess i can give you a hand and take the CB750 off your hand...we can do a trade for goods and services ;)

Acosi151
02-12-2013, 11:49 AM
I've been looking into the same thing but am trying to find examples of "convertable" rear ends.

Basically a short fender street tracker or brat type swingarm set up that you can pop the seat and rear fender off with a handfull of bolts and then install a king/queen type deal.

I think the real trick to this kind of setup would be having the king/queen setup incorporate some kind of fairly heavy strut that bolts onto the frame in two locations on each side to support the extra weight.

Anyone ever seen a bike where they're pulling this off? My wife wants to ride on the bike maybe 5 times a year and it's usually planned far enough in avance that "switching over" to the "big" rear fender wouldn't be a big deal..

surfbum
02-12-2013, 11:54 AM
thats an awesome idea, and i would like to see how you pull it off.

purerockfury
02-12-2013, 1:01 PM
Here's a pick of mine. The rear seat is a stick on I just tend to put it there to stop me sliding off the seat till I've got some spare to buy a flipped one.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/85/240842996_60897c8c08.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66409100@N00/240842996/)
Picture 009 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/66409100@N00/240842996/) by dinlowfl (http://www.flickr.com/people/66409100@N00/), on Flickr

you make those fender struts or where'd you get them? i like'em...

hellbilly1932
02-12-2013, 1:30 PM
if you need to make room in the garage i guess i can give you a hand and take the CB750 off your hand...we can do a trade for goods and services ;)

That's very kind of ya nick, but my cb isn't going anywhere.

Dinlow
02-12-2013, 1:50 PM
you make those fender struts or where'd you get them? i like'em...

They're one off's made by a friend of a friend.

asiantony
02-14-2013, 3:15 AM
http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/landspeed1/IMG_1853_zps3abf70f7.jpg