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BurlyBrand
12-11-2012, 8:48 PM
McGoo said we should do a build thread (not sure we know him well enough to call him that, but Bill said it's OK), so here we go.

Couple of new parts coming out next year and a build is sometimes the best way to show them off. That and we don't work in this industry because it's making us rich, we actually like motorcycles.

Bike is a 2006 883 we bummed off a good friend (for the record, we're not giving it back). We used it for photoshoot years ago and left a Slammer kit on it. It came back to us nearly identical with only a few more miles, so he wont miss it.

Here's a crappy pic of the bike on day one. We like that it has an engine, the rest of it probably needs to go.

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BurlyBrand
12-11-2012, 9:01 PM
The foundation of the build is a set of Continental TKC80's. These giant knobb'd tires are a favorite of the ADV set and they swear they'll work just as nice on asphalt as they do dirt. Guys on orange motorcycles rarely lie, so we scored a set. Next problem is they only make a 17" for the rear.

We hit up Sam at Ride Wright wheels and he built us an inexpensive set of black steel wheels in a 17/19 combo. As close to factory sizes as we could get. The polished hubs were an added bonus.

If you have time to kill or are curious what a purple rim with orange nipples might look like take a peek at their wheel builder page. http://www.ridewrightwheels.com/pages/wheel-builder

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Credit where credit is due. Guys at Skip Fordyce in Riverside mounted them for us.

BurlyBrand
12-11-2012, 9:24 PM
Time is tight, so we're doing a lot of this after hours. First night brought us to here. Plan is to powder coat everything we can get off the bike a glossy black.

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Next night we made the real commitment to the project

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FXD1369
12-11-2012, 9:27 PM
without a doubt...I like where this is going

BurlyBrand
12-11-2012, 9:34 PM
without a doubt...I like where this is going
Thanks man. We're pretty excited about this build too.

brooklynbomber
12-11-2012, 10:02 PM
Nice action shot! Looking forward to this one taking off.

nateridesbikes
12-11-2012, 10:10 PM
saw the tires and got stoked!

ruggeradams
12-11-2012, 10:59 PM
Subscribed!

Bo
12-11-2012, 11:09 PM
Looks promising, the continentals do grip asphalt well, just wear out fast. but for looks they are fuckin tits.

billdozer
12-12-2012, 12:16 AM
Yes, please!

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 1:52 PM
Appreciate the positive response. We're moving faster now. Scrambler really wants a traditional rear hoop to make it look right and we had already decide the rear fender would not be the gloppy stock unit. One of our guys is a big Cafe enthusiast and remembered Dime City Cycles in Florida makes a pre-bent hoop. These guys cary a shit-ton of builder style parts, we'll be hitting them up in the future, too.

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/vintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-chassis-seat-parts-rear-steel-hoop-section-tail-dcc-cb550750diytail.html


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Scored a 5" wide ribbed fender via Ebay that turned out to be from Monster Metalcraftsman. Nice piece for a decent price, too.

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BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 2:07 PM
Rear end went together nicely. We took the Dime City hoop out of the box, cleaned some oxidization off the ends, bent it 1/4" wider at the open end and tacked it on. Perfecto. Love when a plan comes together.

For the record, we are not pro welder/fab guys, so save your MIG/TIG/superglue advice for another thread.

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Bike is last year of the carb, so no bulky ECM, but ignition module and whatever the hell is attached to the rear lighting harness will have to be relocated. Help us understand what that box does and we'll send you a free Burly Beanie. Ribbed fender should open up a void between it and the oil tank to hide stuff in.

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tattoo2303
12-12-2012, 2:40 PM
the big box on the right in the picture?? its your ignition controller or ECM, sends the info from the motor revolutions to the coil controlling or timing when the spark plugs go on/off (and probably other things), gonna have to keep that im afraid, if its the small box on the bottom without a better pic, id guess its a flasher relay, unless your not running blinkers youll need that too

itsteeravfool
12-12-2012, 2:41 PM
thats your ignition module sir!

Edit: dang somebody beat me to it... maybe relocate it to the tail section? if its gonna be enclosed..

pablo83
12-12-2012, 2:53 PM
More info on the ECM:
As the engine increases in RPM the spark timing needs to become more advanced. On old bikes you had to set the timing manually (usually by turning the left grip sort of like the throttle). Then they came out with mechanical timing advance where spinning weights would move the points system and advance the spark. Now they use an ECM where a magnet on the crank shaft sends a signal to that box. The box calculates how fast the engine is spinning and sends juice to the coil when it thinks the spark should fire. With an ECM there are a lot fewer moving parts than with a points system and mechanical advance so they tend to be more reliable. I usually unplug the ECM before welding on the bike so I don't fry it.

I look forward to your build. Last winter I built a Suzuki tracker with scrambler style pipes:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8199019902_4532fe6acf_z.jpg

I've gotten lots of good feedback about the pipes. I'd like to do something similar on a magneto ironhead soon.

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 3:00 PM
OK guys, we know what the ignition module is and does. Question here is the box that is inline on the tailight/signal harness.

pablo83 - Good advice on removal of the ignition module before welding.

itsteeravfool - see above

tattoo2303 - Not a flasher relay as lights flash without it.



As the engine increases in RPM the spark timing needs to become more advanced. On old bikes you had to set the timing manually (usually by turning the left grip sort of like the throttle). Then they came out with mechanical timing advance where spinning weights would move the points system and advance the spark. Now they use an ECM where a magnet on the crank shaft sends a signal to that box. The box calculates how fast the engine is spinning and sends juice to the coil when it thinks the spark should fire. With an ECM there are a lot fewer moving parts than with a points system and mechanical advance so they tend o be more reliable. I usually unplug the ECM before welding on the bike so I don't fry it.

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 3:01 PM
Yeh, that's a great looking build!


As the engine increases in RPM the spark timing needs to become more advanced. On old bikes you had to set the timing manually (usually by turning the left grip sort of like the throttle). Then they came out with mechanical timing advance where spinning weights would move the points system and advance the spark. Now they use an ECM where a magnet on the crank shaft sends a signal to that box. The box calculates how fast the engine is spinning and sends juice to the coil when it thinks the spark should fire. With an ECM there are a lot fewer moving parts than with a points system and mechanical advance so they tend to be more reliable. I usually unplug the ECM before welding on the bike so I don't fry it.

I look forward to your build. Last winter I built a Japanese tracker with scrambler style pipes:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8199019902_4532fe6acf_z.jpg

I've gotten lots of good feedback about the pipes. I'd like to do something similar on a magneto ironhead soon.

pablo83
12-12-2012, 3:12 PM
OK guys, we know what the ignition module is and does. Question here is the box that is inline on the tailight/signal harness.

Blinker relay?

[EDIT] Wait, does it have like 12 wires going into it? That's some kind of light control module, it controls blinker timing and automatic cancelation. It shuts off the headlight while starting the engine, etc. I'm really not sure why it's all necessary. I think even the horn plugs into it. No idea why. Do the hi beams flash when you hit the horn???

[2nd EDIT] Sorry, the horn doesn't plug into it, but I still have no idea why another black box was added just for the lights.

tattoo2303
12-12-2012, 3:16 PM
my next guess would be starter relay than, but i could have sworn they had a little tab to mount it molded to it

*edit i thought for sure the colors of those wires going to it are turn signal marker wires, do the left and right turn signals work (flash) independantly with this unplugged still??

any better pics?? the underside and the side with the schematic and/or part #s would help

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 3:17 PM
We eliminated it and everything works fine.

pablo83
12-12-2012, 3:29 PM
We eliminated it and everything works fine.

how many wires does it have going into it and what colors are they?

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 3:35 PM
Rear hoop shaped up nicely. Ribbed fender is just the right width (we guessed and got lucky) and some tabs from McFadden Dale should hold things together.

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Found an NOS Six-Pack rack from an ATC on Ebay. Fell in love. For sure this will end up on the build.

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Some simple brackets and a bit of rubber isolation to keep weight of ign module that will be mounted forward of this from causing the fender to crack.

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Next project is a seat. Plan is to do a completely flat Scrambler/Brat style seat. The Sportster's ass low chassis really does not want a flat seat, but tall shocks should open up the rear end and allows us to break the humpy seat tradition of the XL.

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Our marketing guys first shot at forming metal. Probably more blacksmithing than anything else, but we're not going to over-think a seat pan. Hump should wrap around the fender and front of seat will hinge off of the rear tank mount. We're stoked on the results.

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Found these little buddies on the Kuryakyn site. Run/Turn/Brake and insanely bright. Wacky fine metric thread forced a ghetto fab recessed nut sort of mounting, but the results look pretty sorted.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/4124/Razor-Eyes

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Some grinder love and a couple coats of rattle can glossy black and it looks like it came that way (or at least we think so...)

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brooklynbomber
12-12-2012, 3:37 PM
YES!!! Can you post a current side profile shot? Want to take this in in full glance. Way to go gents.

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 3:44 PM
We'll get there. Couple of new parts on it that we can't share yet. Play along and we'll make it worth your while.





YES!!! Can you post a current side profile shot? Want to take this in in full glance. Way to go gents.

pablo83
12-12-2012, 3:46 PM
well shit, yall are moving right along.

punkrod
12-12-2012, 3:48 PM
It looks like a HD turn signal modulator to make the turn signals run as brake lights. p/n 69461-06A
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/touring-parts/183773d1304609379-auxiliary-brake-run-turn-signal-light-kit-hdforums-002.jpg

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 3:53 PM
Ran into some challenges. Running some taller shocks to level out the chassis and glom onto the Scrambler look. Overly complex HD rear brake linkage is now hitting the belt.

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One of our crew drew this up over lunch and we hit a local board shop on the way back to the office. "Can we get a wheel and a set of your best bearings?" Countermonkey: "Ummm.. we only sell them in 4s and the bearings in 8s..." Yes, countermonkey, we know how skateboards work. What do you have laying around? That must have been the right question as we exited with a perfect wheel and some shitty bearings, gratis. Tensioner pivots on bushing and we'll need to create an inner bearing spacer to keep the wheel from getting wonky at speed.

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Back to McFaddenDale for real bearings. Bummer of a brand name.

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BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 3:56 PM
It does look similar, but this bike predates the Nightster by a year and ran traditional taillight and signals. We've eliminated it for now and all systems function correctly.

The mystery deepens!



It looks like a HD turn signal modulator to make the turn signals run as brake lights. p/n 69461-06A
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/touring-parts/183773d1304609379-auxiliary-brake-run-turn-signal-light-kit-hdforums-002.jpg

pablo83
12-12-2012, 4:00 PM
What shocks are you using? Do you know how much travel the rear wheel will have?

I tried to catch a little air on my GR and the oil pan really didn't like it. I'd like to have a bit more travel on my next tracker....and a skid plate

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8134900145_f4da502f3a_z.jpg

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 4:02 PM
Shocks are part of the secret new stuff program and they should stroke between 4 and 5 inches. Look for a release on them in January. Plan is a low buck tall shock for the Sporty that will tolerate some abuse. Building them with the Cafe, Scrambler and "F-you, I don't want my bike lowered" bikes in mind.

That's an awesome/tragic pic. We're working on a skid plate to avoid just such an issue.



What shocks are you using? Do you know how much travel the rear wheel will have?

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 4:12 PM
Rack, pan and other parts are welded up and ready for the powder coater. Found a grill intended for a moped and welded it to the headlight ring. Love the look. Kickstand is the longer version already, but still not long enough, so we added a 3/4" foot to it and then drilled that out a bit to reduce weight at the end (hopefully keep it from overcoming the spring and flopping around). Vertical tubes are fork sleeves with turn signal tabs and will likely see production next year.

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These guys did the work for us and are really reasonably priced. Their place is in Corona, CA

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pablo83
12-12-2012, 4:13 PM
Shocks are part of the secret new stuff program and they should stroke between 4 and 5 inches. Look for a release on them in January.

Cool. I'll keep an eye out for them.

brooklynbomber
12-12-2012, 4:18 PM
We'll get there. Couple of new parts on it that we can't share yet. Play along and we'll make it worth your while.

fair enough.

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 4:20 PM
Final post for today. Kind of some randoms.

Stocker small tank looked pretty wrong for a Scrambler so we reached out to Facebook and scored this from one of our fans. Some really cool guys out there and we've seen more than our fair share of help along the way. It's much appreciated.

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V&H filter is a clean simple unit that wont rip up your knee. We like that. Dynojet knows their shit and are always our go-to for jetting kits.

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Stock disc really did not want to exit the stock wheel. Two torx and a big hammer later we convinced it.

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Here's mock up of new fork sleeves and Kuryakyn signals (rattle canned for effect!). Super clean and compact.

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CoyoteUSP
12-12-2012, 4:27 PM
Did I miss a post or is there a skidplate under there??


And while I have your attention, what did you use to spray the rear hoop? I just hacked my struts and not sure how I should get them fixed up.

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 4:43 PM
Skid plate is a proto as well. We'll dig up a pic in a future post.

Used a Rust-Oleum Engine enamel on the rear hoop. Scrubbed it with cheese cloth, cleaned with acetone and sprayed three coats. Should hold until we crash the bike and have to rebuild it.



Did I miss a post or is there a skidplate under there??


And while I have your attention, what did you use to spray the rear hoop? I just hacked my struts and not sure how I should get them fixed up.

jorgun
12-12-2012, 4:48 PM
Black box is a DKWTF Module! (Don't Know What The Fuck) it is for so yank it out!!
Great lookin build guys!!!

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 4:51 PM
Yeh, we kinda thought that's what it was. It's gone and thanks for the compliment!




Black box is a DKWTF Module! (Don't Know What The Fuck) it is for so yank it out!!
Great lookin build guys!!!

Isgro
12-12-2012, 8:33 PM
Diggin this build. Really looking forward to seeing the finished product.

BurlyBrand
12-12-2012, 9:45 PM
Diggin this build. Really looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Thanks man. Should be fun to ride, too!

NHMike
12-12-2012, 9:46 PM
Looking good man!

BurlyBrand
12-13-2012, 7:23 PM
Thanks for the love to those that have chimed in. Always appreciated.

Getting the seat sorted out next. Semi elusive goal of a flat brat/scrambler style seat is looking like it will come together. Shaped the steel pan to lay on top of the frame tubes and pivot at the tank bolt. Couple of tabs in the rear locate it when it's down, may throw some velcro in there, otherwise gravity is our seat latch. Printed out a pic of a seat we liked and broght it and the pan to local upholstery shop. They got a little nervous that we were so specific as to the look of the seat and asked us to stay and babysit the foaming process. Fair enough, it was cool to see. $150 well spent.

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Returned later in the week to this lovely gem. Distressed mocha brown and ribbed for our pleasure.

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Balance of the powder coated parts are next and it'll be back on its wheels soon.

Nosebleed
12-13-2012, 7:41 PM
Nice! Just went through the whole thread. I have some similar ideas for a 95 XL that's sitting on the table in the garage. You totally stole my "hoop" idea there, and I don't appreciate it. Haha. Nice to see that someone is already making one of those; might have to look that up.

As for those new shocks, sounds awesome. I'll keep an eye out for those.

Love it so far, gentlemen!
:cheersmate:

BurlyBrand
12-13-2012, 7:44 PM
Thanks man. We'll tell people the hoop was your idea. Seriously, though, it went on with zero drama. Surprised others have not done it before. Bonus points to Dime City in Florida for having a pre-bent unit, too.



Nice! Just went through the whole thread. I have some similar ideas for a 95 XL that's sitting on the table in the garage. You totally stole my "hoop" idea there, and I don't appreciate it. Haha. Nice to see that someone is already making one of those; might have to look that up.

As for those new shocks, sounds awesome. I'll keep an eye out for those.

Love it so far, gentlemen!
:cheersmate:

BurlyBrand
12-13-2012, 7:46 PM
Someone had asked about the skid plate a few posts back. This one is rough proto. IF we get enough requests, we'll build it.

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Nosebleed
12-13-2012, 7:48 PM
Now that's classy! I thought that I deserved the credit for that one; right nice of ya!

Well, my buddy ended up fabbing up something similar but much smaller on his Sporty a few months ago because he wanted to run his bike rear fenderless. Had to come up with something to mount a rear seat mount to. I liked his idea, just not the execution and what you guys are doing is much more what I was thinking.

Anyway, bitchin.

ercle69
12-13-2012, 8:06 PM
depending on price, i would most definitely be interested in a skid plate!!! badass!

vin
12-13-2012, 9:30 PM
great thread! lots of nice little details. the loop looks great, that was my original plan too, but my grinder had other plans, haha.

BurlyBrand
12-13-2012, 9:38 PM
Thanks man. Your build is pretty insane.



great thread! lots of nice little details. the loop looks great, that was my original plan too, but my grinder had other plans, haha.

seminariii
12-14-2012, 11:20 AM
depending on price, i would most definitely be interested in a skid plate!!! badass!

Yep!

vialstyle
12-15-2012, 9:27 AM
Looking forward to seeing this come together. There are some great ideas here!

MenaceKustoms
12-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Love this build! Count me as a request for the skid pan!

BurlyBrand
12-15-2012, 5:40 PM
This one's a little out of order, but important enough to post anyway. Picked up an entire Triumph Scrambler exhaust system in the hopes of adapting the mufflers and some of the guards to this build.

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The look is awesome, but it causes massive packaging drama, so looking like its voted off the island for now. May come back to it at a later date.

BurlyBrand
12-15-2012, 5:51 PM
Parts are back from powder. Unwrapping freshly painted/powdered parts is like fricken' Christmas when we were 8YO. Can't help but smile.


High heeled kickstand came out good.

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Fork legs always look nice in black. Went with a James Gasket seal kit. Have to recommend this one. Seals, clips, drain bolt, etc all for a reasonable price. Nice work guys.

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Belt tensioner is sorted as well. For the record, the spring is from a 1976 Honda CB550 kickstand. Worked perfectly.

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Initial fork mock up. Looks good, but will want a fender for sure.

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Black powdered pulley looks wicked. Here's a tip kids, always use the shouldered grade 8 bolts, always use LocTite and always torque to factory spec. Given the opportunity, your pulley bolts will back out and shear off as they hit swingarm. Ummm... A guy told us that could happen.

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Got the fork sleeves on, and Kuryakyn signals sorted. We're thinking that's pretty sexy.

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Stay tuned, more to come after this brief commercial break.

Nosebleed
12-15-2012, 5:58 PM
^^^ Oh sweet, I have time to run and grab a beer!

(Nose vanishes...)

BurlyBrand
12-15-2012, 6:01 PM
Pretty much exactly what we did, too.



^^^ Oh sweet, I have time to run and grab a beer!

(Nose vanishes...)

BigB33fy
12-15-2012, 6:27 PM
Burly, ya'll are builders after this redneck's heart...+1 on the skid plate I want one in satin black for my 883n

BurlyBrand
12-15-2012, 6:30 PM
Love hearing that man.

BigB33fy
12-15-2012, 6:32 PM
Now...back to jerking it on the hot babe thread

rncbigdawg
12-15-2012, 6:50 PM
Now...back to jerking it on the hot babe thread

yup
later.

BurlyBrand
12-15-2012, 6:51 PM
Next up is the body. Stock tank looks pretty wrong for a Scrambler.

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So we reached out on Facebook for a replacement. Cool cat offered to swap for some parts and we had the Custom model tank in a few days.

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Pile of parts we pulled off of this thing is getting pretty big.

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Rear fender needed to keep the taillight harness safe and center rib is just the place to do that. A handful of tabs tacked on and we were sorted out.

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Rattle canned the new tank white to make sure we still liked that color and are thinking it needs some pin striping as well as a Scrambler style knee pad.

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Final body tweaks are wrapped and we made the trip to South OC to meet up with our favorite painter, Smokey. This is the shop that did our plaid Sportster (pic for those that have not given a shit about Burly until today).

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He does killer work for a really fair price and we can not recommend them enough. http://paintbysmokey.com/SPORTSTER_S.html


We picked a color and said goodbye to the parts.

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See you soon Smokey!

trainman
12-15-2012, 7:16 PM
[QUOTE=BurlyBrand;420220]Someone had asked about the skid plate a few posts back. This one is rough proto. IF we get enough requests, we'll build it. /QUOTE]

I am interested in one for an 06 XL. trainman

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy285/trainman_photos/Trainman_Avatar.jpg

BurlyBrand
12-16-2012, 6:00 PM
Liking your bike Trainman. The Scrambler build is also an 06.





[QUOTE=BurlyBrand;420220]Someone had asked about the skid plate a few posts back. This one is rough proto. IF we get enough requests, we'll build it. /QUOTE]

I am interested in one for an 06 XL. trainman

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy285/trainman_photos/Trainman_Avatar.jpg

SquashThatFly
12-16-2012, 6:26 PM
word of warning. Ive seen quite a few pulley failures as a direct result of the powdercoating process. the heating process causes them to become brittle and crack under load, at the hub, causing the entire pulley to break away and spin freely. Another problem area is the shoudlered rings on the sides that keep the belt aligned on the pulley are separating from the body of the pulley itself.

BurlyBrand
12-16-2012, 6:42 PM
That would be bad, We'll keep an eye on it.





word of warning. Ive seen quite a few pulley failures as a direct result of the powdercoating process. the heating process causes them to become brittle and crack under load, at the hub, causing the entire pulley to break away and spin freely. Another problem area is the shoudlered rings on the sides that keep the belt aligned on the pulley are separating from the body of the pulley itself.

BurlyBrand
12-16-2012, 6:50 PM
Paint should be back soon, so meanwhile we're buttoning up some details. Got a hook up on PM calipers, so we'll get them installed.

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This is an older shot, but clear evidence of our OCD issues.

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Can't say enough about the Dynojet kit. Super thorough, drill bits included and the bike ran dead perfect with their jetting suggestion.

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Here's the money shot. Our original plan for a traditional Scrambler pipe had gone to hell so we've been hunting for something that had the right look. Talked to the RSD crew about it and they yanked one of their brand new low pipes off of a display. Too cool, thanks to Roland and Cameron for making that happen.

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Shit should start getting really interesting in the next week or so. We'll post when we can. Hit us up if there's a particular shot you'd like to see.

CHopster69
12-16-2012, 7:57 PM
this bike is crazy. i would love to see it in action. thats wild and neat as can be

BurlyBrand
12-18-2012, 2:59 PM
Well, here's a new challenge. Original plan was to use dark brown on the seat, fork bag and grips. Mocked it up and really not in love with brown on the bike. Tail between our legs trip back to the upholstery shop in the near future.

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BurlyBrand
12-18-2012, 3:03 PM
RSD pipe mounted up nicely. Killed our plan to use Chainsikle (http://chainsikle.com/) rearsets, though. May return to that later on.

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shiftace
12-19-2012, 1:00 PM
I know its early still..but a full side shot of that pipe installed possible? Things gotta be over a grand retail because of that RSD badge on it.

Hutch
12-19-2012, 2:58 PM
Any plans for the stock seat?

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 3:34 PM
Selling it really cheap to a guy named Hutch.

Also have the stock tank and rear fender that need a new home.

slammer@burlybrand.com



Any plans for the stock seat?

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 3:36 PM
Not sure on the retail, but suspect it'll be less than that. It's made by V&H, is all stainless and sounds wicked good.

Should have side shots after the holidays.

BB



I know its early still..but a full side shot of that pipe installed possible? Things gotta be over a grand retail because of that RSD badge on it.

Nosebleed
12-19-2012, 3:41 PM
Don't suppose you fellas know any bike building celebrities who happen to have a used EVO XL motor sitting on a display that they would donate, would you? Haha.

Yeah, figuring with the cost of all things RSD, that pipe has got to be $1,000. Cool looking though.

Oh yeah, hey, I looked up that tail loop from Dime City. Did you use the 1-inch or 7/8th? Larger version (for larger displacement bikes, according to the website), or the smaller one? Just curious.

Rock on...
:clap for you:

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 3:51 PM
We don't know any bike building celebrities, but we do know people that know bike building celebrities.

We used the 1" hoop with the kicker in it (besides larger tubing the radius is also larger)

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Don't suppose you fellas know any bike building celebrities who happen to have a used EVO XL motor sitting on a display that they would donate, would you? Haha.

Yeah, figuring with the cost of all things RSD, that pipe has got to be $1,000. Cool looking though.

Oh yeah, hey, I looked up that tail loop from Dime City. Did you use the 1-inch or 7/8th? Larger version (for larger displacement bikes, according to the website), or the smaller one? Just curious.

Rock on...
:clap for you:

brooklynbomber
12-19-2012, 4:01 PM
I am thinking I am going to have a favorite new scrabler style sporty when this one is all said and done. Like what you guys do both in this build and in general. Great products, seem like great dudes as well.:cheersmate:

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 4:19 PM
Thanks man! Very kind of you to say... Would like to reciprocate. Email us your address and we'll send you one of our new Beanies.

slammer@burlybrand.com

(this is not an invitation for an exchange of goods for empty compliments)




I am thinking I am going to have a favorite new scrabler style sporty when this one is all said and done. Like what you guys do both in this build and in general. Great products, seem like great dudes as well.:cheersmate:

brooklynbomber
12-19-2012, 4:23 PM
Rad, I'll do that. Had a great experience from when I bought my slammer kit on my previous bike too, you guys keep it classy. Thanks again homies.

Hutch
12-19-2012, 5:17 PM
Selling it really cheap to a guy named Hutch.

Also have the stock tank and rear fender that need a new home.

slammer@burlybrand.com

Email sent

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 7:21 PM
Abandoning the brown accents required amongst other things new grips. Grabbed a pair of Avons from the shop, but they're a bit poofy (yeh, that's a word...). Panic ensued. Several of us ran around the shop waving our arms in the air muttering about the more than likely end to our project bike. Or... We called Bill at Biltwell and scored a set of their finest. Yeh, that's probably what happened.

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Thanks Biltwell guys. Much appreciated.

hutchings
12-19-2012, 7:23 PM
Whats the hold-up Dave... teasing all the 33'ers like this.

I've seen completed pictures of this bike on your Instagram!!! Don't make me spoil it for you, haha.


And in regards to that RSD/V&H exhaust collaboration, from a Vendor on another forum:

Pricing is in!

•All stainless steel construction with carbon fiber end caps available in
two finishes
•Works Stainless/Carbon features a brushed stainless finish
•Carbon Ops version features a lightweight Gloss Carbon and Satin
Black design that is dipped in Black Ceramic for the toughest possible
finish
•All TIG welded with 18mm O2 sensor bungs; O2 plugs are not included
but are available here in the EXHAUST SECTION if needed
•Two step header pipes; 1.75" to 2.0"
•Includes heat shields for rear cylinder and collector inlet, also includes
exhaust port gaskets
•Fiberglass and stainless steel wool baffle materials for high
temperature resistance
•Muffler body measures; 17" L x 10" W x 6" D
•Includes mounting hardware and instructions
•Optional "DB Killer" sound insert provides a more toned down
exhaust note
•Made in the U.S.A.

SUG.
PART# DESCRIPTION RETAIL
FOR 04-12 XL
1800-1560 Stainless steel $895.95
1800-1561 Carbon Ops 995.95
1861-0830 DB Killer sound insert 69.95

We'll have them available is early December!


http://just.razzi.me/photos/791801/a66bb22.jpg

http://just.razzi.me/photos/758137/cb79449.jpg

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 7:31 PM
1) Hutchings is a creaper

2) Shhh... Couple of new parts don't release for a few weeks.

3) Dave Who?

4) The RSD exhaust sounds insanely good.

5) Seriously, Hutchings is some sort of stalker.



[QUOTE=hutchings;423483]Whats the hold-up Dave... teasing all the 33'ers like this.

I've seen completed pictures of this bike on your Instagram!!! Don't make me spoil it for you, haha.


And in regards to that RSD/V&H exhaust collaboration, from a Vendor on another forum:

Pricing is in!

•All stainless steel construction with carbon fiber end caps available in
two finishes
•Works Stainless/Carbon features a brushed stainless finish
•Carbon Ops version features a lightweight Gloss Carbon and Satin
Black design that is dipped in Black Ceramic for the toughest possible
finish
•All TIG welded with 18mm O2 sensor bungs; O2 plugs are not included
but are available here in the EXHAUST SECTION if needed
•Two step header pipes; 1.75" to 2.0"
•Includes heat shields for rear cylinder and collector inlet, also includes
exhaust port gaskets
•Fiberglass and stainless steel wool baffle materials for high
temperature resistance
•Muffler body measures; 17" L x 10" W x 6" D
•Includes mounting hardware and instructions
•Optional "DB Killer" sound insert provides a more toned down
exhaust note
•Made in the U.S.A.

SUG.
PART# DESCRIPTION RETAIL
FOR 04-12 XL
1800-1560 Stainless steel $895.95
1800-1561 Carbon Ops 995.95
1861-0830 DB Killer sound insert 69.95

We'll have them available is early December!

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 7:59 PM
This has been playing in the background of most of this build. Thought we'd share.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jxj5wlXY9No" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

hutchings
12-19-2012, 8:22 PM
1) Hutchings is a creaper

2) Shhh... Couple of new parts don't release for a few weeks.

3) Dave Who?

4) The RSD exhaust sounds insanely good.

5) Seriously, Hutchings is some sort of stalker.



1) I may or may not be a creeper...

2) I won't spoil your glory

3) I somehow thought you were "Dave" ... Thatswho I follow on IG posting all the Burly shit, haha.

4) Proove it... Soundclip!

5) Stalker... Creeper... Some call me The Oracle... I see dead people!

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 8:28 PM
Damn sneaky Canadians.

Yeh, this is Dave.

Sound clip is cool plan. Bike is semi put together, hoping to get some more done on it this weekend. Should be able to sort a clip after that.







1) I may or may not be a creeper...

2) I won't spoil your glory

3) I somehow thought you were "Dave" ... Thatswho I follow on IG posting all the Burly shit, haha.

4) Proove it... Soundclip!

5) Stalker... Creeper... Some call me The Oracle... I see dead people!

hutchings
12-19-2012, 8:41 PM
Haha, with all the time spent in our Igloo's during the long winter month's we have nothing better to do than troll fourms and social media websites.

Keep up the good work man, looking forward to seeing it finished!

BurlyBrand
12-19-2012, 9:37 PM
I knew it...

More pics to come.






Haha, with all the time spent in our Igloo's during the long winter month's we have nothing better to do than troll fourms and social media websites.

Keep up the good work man, looking forward to seeing it finished!

bobbed06
12-19-2012, 9:54 PM
Sound clip of that Pimp exhaust! :D

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 3:25 PM
Wrapping final electrical. Weather gods are favoring us for the next few days. Hope to do a shakedown run.

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Nosebleed
12-20-2012, 3:30 PM
I was planning to use some of your Burly pegs on my project. Then i was planning to use a rear loop section on the tail like you did. But if I do that now, everyone will ask, did the Burly guys build your bike or something?

I shall have to come up with something new and radical to do, like not run any pegs at all and make the rear loop section out of bread dough so as not to confuse anyone.

Yes...yes indeed...

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 3:32 PM
We're good with telling everyone the build was your idea.

BB



I was planning to use some of your Burly pegs on my project. Then i was planning to use a rear loop section on the tail like you did. But if I do that now, everyone will ask, did the Burly guys build your bike or something?

I shall have to come up with something new and radical to do, like not run any pegs at all and make the rear loop section out of bread dough so as not to confuse anyone.

Yes...yes indeed...

Nosebleed
12-20-2012, 3:35 PM
Well, I appreciate that. As we all know, the most important thing about bike building is what people online say about it. I think that I may be onto something with this bread dough idea though...

(Nose wanders off mumbling)

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 3:41 PM
We thought the most important thing was the number of period correct parts and ornately engraved leather?

We're kind of alarmed by the number of times you refer to yourself in the third person.

(BB guys shake heads and question the sanity of a guy named Nose)



Well, I appreciate that. As we all know, the most important thing about bike building is what people online say about it. I think that I may be onto something with this bread dough idea though...

(Nose wanders off mumbling)

ercle69
12-20-2012, 3:43 PM
bunch of goofy fucks running around here lately...

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 3:51 PM
We're pretty OK with that. Way more entertaining than another F'n Maya end of time meme.





bunch of goofy fucks running around here lately...

Nosebleed
12-20-2012, 3:53 PM
bunch of goofy fucks running around here lately...

I wasn't running, I wandered. Such profanity, sheesh...uncouth. I usually don't refer to myself in the 3rd person, but my multiple personalities sometimes do. No we don't!

Ok, enough silliness, sorry to hijack. Continuing to follow.

ercle69
12-20-2012, 3:57 PM
indeed! ready for some pics, and to see these tall shocks!!

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 4:02 PM
Hope you like red.


indeed! ready for some pics, and to see these tall shocks!!

Nosebleed
12-20-2012, 4:15 PM
indeed! ready for some pics, and to see these tall shocks!!

For sure. I was devising a clever plan to pick up some black Progressive 412's in the 13 inch or so size if I score any Christmas money.

Sales pitch time!!!

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 4:49 PM
Don't tell anyone. Here's an early mockup shot. 15" of dual rate love on the back there. Looking to hit under $300 a pair.

Our secret.



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For sure. I was devising a clever plan to pick up some black Progressive 412's in the 13 inch or so size if I score any Christmas money.

Sales pitch time!!!

Nosebleed
12-20-2012, 5:07 PM
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3433/79194.jpg

ercle69
12-20-2012, 5:10 PM
dont really dig the flat seat or long rear fender, but hot damn that is nice! excellent fab work as well, how tall are the shocks? will they be offered in all black? plans for an air cleaner?

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 5:18 PM
Our first naysayer, awesome.

Thanks for the sort of compliments. Shocks are 15" and will come with black/red spring combo. They come apart very easily and can be painted purple, pink or chartreuse as you desire.

Specifically designed for the anti-chopper set as well as Sporty Cafe's.




dont really dig the flat seat or long rear fender, but hot damn that is nice! excellent fab work as well, how tall are the shocks? will they be offered in all black? plans for an air cleaner?

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 5:19 PM
Oh, and thanks Nose.

ercle69
12-20-2012, 5:36 PM
by no means intended as in insult, mad props to you! shocks offered in 13"-ish?

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 5:42 PM
It's all good, we really appreciate the compliments and do not expect everyone to get their head around a Scrambler Sportster.

We're launching the new dual rate shocks in a 15" and will do shorter sizes (in 1" increments) if enough guys like you ask for them.

We'll start counting now!




by no means intended as in insult, mad props to you! shocks offered in 13"-ish?

Nosebleed
12-20-2012, 5:45 PM
Red works with my color scheme. 15 inches...EXXTREME!!! Haha...:clap for you:

Really interested to see what the stance of this thing looks like when it's sitting on the ground.

Congrats on bringing new product to market by the way. Always a good thing.

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 6:11 PM
Really not as tall as it sounds. More pics soon.






Red works with my color scheme. 15 inches...EXXTREME!!! Haha...:clap for you:

Really interested to see what the stance of this thing looks like when it's sitting on the ground.

Congrats on bringing new product to market by the way. Always a good thing.

Bo
12-20-2012, 8:26 PM
if i ever get a sportster i plan on copying the fuck out of you guys. looks stellar!

bobbed06
12-20-2012, 8:41 PM
Don't tell anyone. Here's an early mockup shot. 15" of dual rate love on the back there. Looking to hit under $300 a pair.

Our secret.



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Dont forget the Dyna guys need these in 14 inchers :killerjob: Seriously, if you make these shocks for the guys with the FXDX I know you will sell a bunch of them. Just be sure to valve em firmly.

ThePete
12-20-2012, 8:47 PM
Not so much the shocks on the FXDX they're fine if well cared for, the springs could be better wound progressively but I have no complaints with mine. I can see the Dyna crowd that wants better rear shocks going for them.

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 8:57 PM
Awesome.

Thanks man.


if i ever get a sportster i plan on copying the fuck out of you guys. looks stellar!

pablo83
12-20-2012, 9:17 PM
Don't tell anyone. Here's an early mockup shot. 15" of dual rate love on the back there. Looking to hit under $300 a pair.

Our secret.



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So does this give the bike about 4" of rear travel?

BurlyBrand
12-20-2012, 9:23 PM
Yes it does

BigB33fy
12-21-2012, 8:40 AM
I've got a boner and goose bumps about this build...in fact I've got goose bumps on my boner, I'm that excited!!! Can't wait to pick up some of those 15"-ers and that skid plate!!!

brooklynbomber
12-21-2012, 9:38 AM
Dave - Where are your bars from? Totally dig the tall moto cross style bars.

Nosebleed
12-21-2012, 9:54 AM
Hate to deviate too much from talking about the build (but hey, you started it), but is there anything else that you can tell us about those shocks? Adjustable in any way? How do they ride? Designed for purposes like this to be spongy with a soft spring rate for travel or more sporty?

I don't know much about the "science" behind this kind of thing. I'm sure that there are dazzling things to be said about the dual rate and increasing awesomeness throughout the travel of the shock, combined with a flux capacitor and unicorn magic...

BurlyBrand
12-21-2012, 10:53 AM
New stuff from Burly for 2013. Designed to work with stock cables/brake line and available in black or chrome.

Shhh... Don't tell anyone until January.



Dave - Where are your bars from? Totally dig the tall moto cross style bars.

BurlyBrand
12-21-2012, 11:00 AM
No worries, that's the point of the build (we're clearly not hard core bike builders or we'd be doing hardtail conversion like the rest).

The new Stiletto shocks are dual rate (using two separate springs) and adjustable via a five position cam, similar to stock shocks.

They ride great, dual rate allows for a lower rate spring to take care of the small stuff combined with a heavier rate to control big hits and prevent bottoming.

The awesomeness is linear throughout the travel.





Hate to deviate too much from talking about the build (but hey, you started it), but is there anything else that you can tell us about those shocks? Adjustable in any way? How do they ride? Designed for purposes like this to be spongy with a soft spring rate for travel or more sporty?

I don't know much about the "science" behind this kind of thing. I'm sure that there are dazzling things to be said about the dual rate and increasing awesomeness throughout the travel of the shock, combined with a flux capacitor and unicorn magic...

Nosebleed
12-21-2012, 11:18 AM
Ah ha! And when I open up the March 2013 copy of Cycle Source or whatever other mag you advertise in and see the new ads promoting the new shocks, featuring pics of this bike with a cute blonde chick, I will fully expect to see this as the tag line, in large font, at the top of the ad:

"The awesomeness is linear"

:clap for you:

BurlyBrand
12-21-2012, 11:24 AM
We tested a progressive rate awesomeness, but it caused an awesome spike towards the end of the travel.

Nose now working in our marketing department. too.



Ah ha! And when I open up the March 2013 copy of Cycle Source or whatever other mag you advertise in and see the new ads promoting the new shocks, featuring pics of this bike with a cute blonde chick, I will fully expect to see this as the tag line, in large font, at the top of the ad:

"The awesomeness is linear"

:clap for you:

Nosebleed
12-21-2012, 11:34 AM
^^^ I accept. Now, first order of business: Since I will have to work out of the new Austin, TX office I will need one of each of our fine products to examine and test, so that I can familiarize with the product line and accurately represent specs/dimensions/capabilities/fitment etc. as I do my work.

Will PM you my mailing address. Thank you for the opportunity.
:cheersmate:

BurlyBrand
12-21-2012, 8:34 PM
An Austin office, I like it. You hangout with Jessie?




^^^ I accept. Now, first order of business: Since I will have to work out of the new Austin, TX office I will need one of each of our fine products to examine and test, so that I can familiarize with the product line and accurately represent specs/dimensions/capabilities/fitment etc. as I do my work.

Will PM you my mailing address. Thank you for the opportunity.
:cheersmate:

Nosebleed
12-21-2012, 8:45 PM
Haha, I don't know whether I want to answer that; could be a loaded question 'round these parts! Nah, I see him around all the time, talked to him a time or two. He goes to anything related to motorsports so you can't really miss him. They have parties down at the Speed Shop a lot and my crew of guys and I have been down to a few of them. Real cool place. Haven't been down there in a while since the show came on, but I was in one of the episodes about 3-4 weeks ago, haha. Kinda famous now.

Lebowski
12-23-2012, 3:58 PM
Really liking this thread, I wish that the manufacturers would show more attention to this style of bike.

BurlyBrand
12-23-2012, 4:52 PM
Thanks man. It's pretty far away from the trendy "weld a hardtail to your Sporty" approach, so we don't expect everyone to be on board.

Really appreciate the positive input.




Really liking this thread, I wish that the manufacturers would show more attention to this style of bike.

BurlyBrand
12-23-2012, 5:38 PM
Couple of things were relatively unproven, so we're taking this pretty slow.

First off, the small flat seat looked the part, but would it be comfortable for more than ten minutes? So far the answer is yes! High density foam probably responsible for the lack of pain.

Next is the new bars. Reach is excellent and mild pullback seems just right. Pretty happy with the results there.

Giant knobs on a Sporty could be dicey as well. The Continental TKC80 is a staple of the ADV set, so we knew they worked well on street and dirt, but had never seen them on a Sportster. Happy to report they work excellent. Only minor increase in tire noise and they feel very planted. Have not hit the freeway yet, so we'll report back on that later. More on the dirt experience later.

Final is the proto belt tensioner. Stoked with that part as well. A few miles of asphalt and a bunch of stopping and checking and it's still working nicely. We're about 30 miles of around town riding and loving the results.

Now it's time to hit the dirt! This is shot in Cleveland National Forest on the network of fire roads between Orange and Riverside County in So Cal

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Loving this little guy. Sound is just below pissed off and above angry.

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Of course we're running our Moto Pegs.

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Oh shit this is cool. Loading up the rack with beverages on the next run.

Bike is stupid fun in the dirt. Weird not standing up (stock mid mount pegs and wide tank make it almost impossible), but heavy motor biases the weight forward and seems to do the job of keeping the front tire planted, probably making standing up unnecessary. Throttle blip brings the rear end around and digs a nice trough in the dirt. Must of done that 50 times.

We'll shoot some proper images this coming week.

ercle69
12-23-2012, 5:43 PM
Wicked!!!

brooklynbomber
12-23-2012, 6:46 PM
Man, that back shot is perfect. Great look!

Also, looks like you may ned to make a small hole on your fork boots. I had the same ones and had to make a small pinhole on the backside of them to allow them to vent, otherwise they suctioned to the fork tube (the left one looks to be doing that)

BurlyBrand
12-23-2012, 6:48 PM
Thanks man, and will do!


Man, that back shot is perfect. Great look!

BigB33fy
12-23-2012, 10:08 PM
All I wanted to do is throw that sweet little machine around some fire roads and fast two track!

:killerjob:

Burly, ya'll gotta post some shake down vids,please.

BurlyBrand
12-23-2012, 10:24 PM
The fun part is its happy to do it! We'll work on the videos.


QUOTE=BigB33fy;425235]All I wanted to do is throw that sweet little machine around some fire roads and fast two track!

:killerjob:

Burly, ya'll gotta post some shake down vids,please.[/QUOTE]

Halwade
12-23-2012, 11:07 PM
This bike rules, DZ. thanks for all the pics and text. LOVE IT!

Your friend always,

McGoo

BurlyBrand
12-23-2012, 11:19 PM
Thanks man! Pretty ok for a marketing geek! See you guys at the Biltwell yard sale.



This bike rules, DZ. thanks for all the pics and text. LOVE IT!

Your friend always,

McGoo

johnwesley
12-24-2012, 4:28 PM
Belt tensioner is sorted as well. For the record, the spring is from a 1976 Honda CB550 kickstand. Worked perfectly.

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.

love the belt tension er, that would help stay with a belt for the long travel bikes. Look forward to seeing it come out.

Whats the details on the bars? pull back and rise?

HandOverFist
12-25-2012, 9:48 PM
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/IMG_0895.jpg

Next time you tackle some of these try a little propane torch on the fasteners...they will spin right out. ;)

BurlyBrand
12-25-2012, 11:58 PM
Good tip, thanks man.






http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/IMG_0895.jpg

Next time you tackle some of these try a little propane torch on the fasteners...they will spin right out. ;)

BurlyBrand
12-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Thanks man.

Bars are 6" rise, 33.5" wide and a 3" pullback. Super comfortable and work with most stock cables/brake line.

Look for a release on them on Burly site in a week or so.



love the belt tension er, that would help stay with a belt for the long travel bikes. Look forward to seeing it come out.

Whats the details on the bars? pull back and rise?

Grantman
12-27-2012, 1:22 AM
Someone had asked about the skid plate a few posts back. This one is rough proto. IF we get enough requests, we'll build it.

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I'd buy one....or more:cheersmate:

vagrant318
12-27-2012, 2:06 AM
This is so rad! Id be interested in a skid plate too :cheersmate:

Grantman
12-27-2012, 2:10 AM
That looks pretty sweet, and here I thought all my days riding in the dirt were over.:clap for you:

BurlyBrand
12-27-2012, 1:53 PM
Another shot from maiden voyage.

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Will try and make some time to shoot some more this week.

BurlyBrand
12-27-2012, 7:53 PM
Further offending the hardtail set. Ripping it up in the IE today. One six pack away from true happiness.

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ercle69
12-27-2012, 8:20 PM
so whats the word on the skid plate?

BurlyBrand
12-27-2012, 8:23 PM
It's in play. Will be a while, though.



so whats the word on the skid plate?

ercle69
12-27-2012, 8:34 PM
you have 2 weeks.

BurlyBrand
12-27-2012, 8:39 PM
Oh man... That's a pretty tight timeline to go from proof of concept to tested/proven product in the market place.




you have 2 weeks.

ercle69
12-27-2012, 8:44 PM
send me one at a discount, and i will test it roughly!!

BurlyBrand
12-27-2012, 8:47 PM
Awesome. We'll talk then. BTW, love your build.



send me one at a discount, and i will test it roughly!!

ercle69
12-27-2012, 9:11 PM
i pm-ed you Burly

OldStfCycle
12-27-2012, 10:15 PM
i pm-ed you Burly

me too, bike turned out nice. looks like I found suspension for my bike

BurlyBrand
12-28-2012, 9:22 AM
Thanks guys appreciate the compliments. We get that this build is not everyone's cup of tea and have been stoked on the really positive responses we've received.

PM's answered. Direct contact is slammer@burlybrand.com





me too, bike turned out nice. looks like I found suspension for my bike

pablo83
12-28-2012, 12:58 PM
when do you think those shocks will be available for sale?

BurlyBrand
12-28-2012, 4:33 PM
Mid January. I'll have stuff up on the site here in a week or so and will post more info.

MSRP will be $299

~BB



when do you think those shocks will be available for sale?

13clicks
12-29-2012, 9:32 PM
I love that thing!

bobscogin
12-30-2012, 10:22 AM
No concerns over running a completely exposed open belt on gravel/rock terrain? One rock between the belt and pulley and you'll be pushing it home.

Bob

BurlyBrand
12-31-2012, 10:09 AM
My belt going to hell seems to be the popular consensus both here and on CC's FB page. Could it happen? Maybe. Is it likely? Not really. Tensioner should make the difference, but if it goes bad, I'll share the experience so the naysayers can gloat.






No concerns over running a completely exposed open belt on gravel/rock terrain? One rock between the belt and pulley and you'll be pushing it home.

Bob

Saltytonk
12-31-2012, 11:19 AM
No concerns over running a completely exposed open belt on gravel/rock terrain? One rock between the belt and pulley and you'll be pushing it home.

Bob

I ride my sporty on 6 miles of gravel/dirt everyday. I have over 20k miles on the bike since I got it 2.5 yrs ago. Belt is still going strong. .............

bobscogin
12-31-2012, 11:32 AM
My belt going to hell seems to be the popular consensus both here and on CC's FB page. Could it happen? Maybe. Is it likely? Not really. Tensioner should make the difference, but if it goes bad, I'll share the experience so the naysayers can gloat.

Not sure how a tensioner could help as the tooth engagement would preclude the belt finding any slack in the teeth adjacent to each side of a rock making a trip across the pulley. Anyway, it was just a thought. I'm not contending that failure is eminent, but if it was on my bike with my luck I'd end up pushing it home.:D

Bob

BurlyBrand
12-31-2012, 11:50 AM
Pushing would be bad. We hate pushing.

Tensioner (in theory) will keep the belt in contact with the pulley without requiring the belt to be as tight as the factory spec. If processed, a foreign object is less likely to be forced through the belt material.

That and we've done bad things to belts for many years and as long as they are maintained (over tensioning is often the death knell of the belt drive) will take some serious abuse.

The bike is not likely to see the African plains, cross boulder laden streams in Russia or race Dakar through South America, so we're pretty confident the occasional dirt road bomb run will not end in a trailer ride home.

It would appear we are alone in that level of confidence.




Not sure how a tensioner could help as the tooth engagement would preclude the belt finding any slack in the teeth adjacent to each side of a rock making a trip across the pulley. Anyway, it was just a thought. I'm not contending that failure is eminent, but if it was on my bike with my luck I'd end up pushing it home.:D

Bob

BurlyBrand
12-31-2012, 11:52 AM
Yup. We see just as many chain failures (and they are rare as well) as belt breaks.

Would be cool to see a pic of you ripping it up on a gravel road!



I ride my sporty on 6 miles of gravel/dirt everyday. I have over 20k miles on the bike since I got it 2.5 yrs ago. Belt is still going strong. .............

ercle69
12-31-2012, 12:39 PM
i see what your saying, the looser belt setting with the tensioner will allow the rock to pass through by simply stretching the tensioner. seems logical. not likely to happen, but who knows. belt guards look shitty anyway...

BurlyBrand
12-31-2012, 12:52 PM
For reasons that probably made more sense in a whiskey induced haze, I entered the Scrambler in the Anaheim Easyriders show. I'll be hanging with the chopper elite as well as the elephantine wheel bagger folks and a number of SOA wannabies. Fair chance it'll be laughed out of the convention center. Hope the belt survives long enough to make a hasty exit.

If you make it, hit me up, I should have a backpack of Burly swag.

http://www.easyridersevents.com/eflyers/bike2013/bikeshow2013_anaheim2.jpg

Saltytonk
12-31-2012, 2:42 PM
Yup. We see just as many chain failures (and they are rare as well) as belt breaks.

Would be cool to see a pic of you ripping it up on a gravel road!

Here's a video ... not really "ripping" but gives you an idea of the road I'm on everyday.

http://loudandgreasy.blogspot.com/2012/06/why-i-ride-swinger.html

BurlyBrand
12-31-2012, 3:55 PM
Too damn cool. Love the blog as well.

~BB


Here's a video ... not really "ripping" but gives you an idea of the road I'm on everyday.

http://loudandgreasy.blogspot.com/2012/06/why-i-ride-swinger.html

MercuryMoto67
12-31-2012, 4:01 PM
That easyriders show looks interesting.

Saltytonk
12-31-2012, 4:10 PM
Thanks man! And keep up the good work. This bike is great.!

BurlyBrand
01-02-2013, 7:33 PM
Spy shot from today's studio day. One more shoot and the Easyriders Anaheim show and then we get the beat the shit out of it.

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Ninjatronica
01-03-2013, 9:19 AM
Spy shot from today's studio day. One more shoot and the Easyriders Anaheim show and then we get the beat the shit out of it.

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So incredibly bad ass.

CoyoteUSP
01-03-2013, 9:43 AM
Well done guys. Well fucking done.

BurlyBrand
01-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Thanks man!

So this one is in the bag. We're pretty stoked you guys like it and hope it inspires a few of you to take this style even further. The bike was built in our Marketing guys garage and we figure you could do the same (and probably better). A little creativity, minor fab skills and just about any Sporty can become the "Gentleman's Dual Sport".

We're putting our money where our mouth is and will be offering a sponsor package for the guys serious enough to make it happen (you build and blog it, we send you free parts). More on that in a few weeks.


For now, it's time to start another build (and get it wrapped before Spring).

Plan? Cafe Sportster. Same level of love that the Scrambler saw and a handful of new parts to support it. Look for a build thread in a week or so.




Well done guys. Well fucking done.

Nosebleed
01-03-2013, 11:18 AM
1st in line if you offer "sponsorship" for a cafe Sportster build! Hell, I've already talked to you about some of my ideas via PM, and I can't wait to see more of the "secret parts" that you have in store.

Burly Cafe Sporty...GO!!!

:cheersmate:

ercle69
01-03-2013, 2:09 PM
and i will be 1st in line for a skid plate!! that is what i want for sure!!

seminariii
01-03-2013, 2:58 PM
consider me second in line then

BurlyBrand
01-06-2013, 9:02 PM
Based on what can only be described as an alcohol induced dare we decided to attend the Easyriders Show in Anaheim, CA. Known for spendy choppers, heavy MC gang attendance and the go-to place to update your doo-rag collection the ER show is not normally on our party radar. So, on a frigid Saturday morning we staged with the chopper folks at the convention center loading docs. No display, no signage nothing to even clean the bike with.

<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=stagingatER.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/stagingatER.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Pretty much what we expected, lots of giant wheel baggers and some really epic cholo style Softails (we need to build one of those) mixed in with goofball crap like a giant three wheeled Batmobile powered by a 700CC Honda motor.

Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy was there signing autographs, this crappy cell pic does not do it justice. Line running around the entire building and he made time to hug every chick that went up there, shook every guys hand and took pics with them all. This went on most of the day. Guy worked his ass off.

<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=charlie.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/charlie.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Meanwhile this happened a lot in front of the Scrambler. "What do you think it is Bob?" "I'm not sure Maynard, some sort of dirt scooter, I think..."

<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=whatisit.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/whatisit.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


The funny twist? We won best Sportster. Maybe the world is ready for alternative XL builds.

<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=scramblerwins.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/scramblerwins.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Weird day indeed.

ercle69
01-06-2013, 9:18 PM
skid plate done yet?

BurlyBrand
01-06-2013, 9:20 PM
Easy sparky, don't make us regret sharing the secret stuff with the CC crew.




skid plate done yet?

ercle69
01-06-2013, 9:23 PM
......dammit......

junkyardxl
01-06-2013, 9:24 PM
congrats on the trophy, very much well deserved

shiftace
01-06-2013, 9:35 PM
Chance of a sound clip of that pipe perhaps? Wishing my wallet would allow it so maybe hearing it will ease the hunger pains.

BurlyBrand
01-07-2013, 11:27 AM
It does sound pretty bad ass. We'll work on getting a decent sound clip on here. Was just informed the entire pipe is stainless steel, too.

~BB


Chance of a sound clip of that pipe perhaps? Wishing my wallet would allow it so maybe hearing it will ease the hunger pains.

BurlyBrand
01-07-2013, 4:18 PM
Scrambler bars are up on the site.

http://www.burlybrand.com/scramblerbars/index.aspx

<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=BurlyScramblerBar-Black-angleview.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/BurlyScramblerBar-Black-angleview.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=BurlyScramblerBar-Chrome-angleview.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/BurlyScramblerBar-Chrome-angleview.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Send us pics of your bike with these bars on it and we'll send you free shirt as our way of saying thanks. Just that simple.

~BB

chdat42
01-07-2013, 7:59 PM
Great build! You may be the answer to my search. I also want to add tall shocks to my rubber mount sporty but running into the issue of the belt touching the brake linkage and stock pipe bracket. The solution is your belt tensioner. Is that going to be produced and sold too? Looking forward to the cafe build. Thanks!

BurlyBrand
01-08-2013, 3:01 PM
Still on the fence about the tensioner. Would recommend building your own if you have an immediate need.

Will start a thread on the Cafe build asap.

~BB



Great build! You may be the answer to my search. I also want to add tall shocks to my rubber mount sporty but running into the issue of the belt touching the brake linkage and stock pipe bracket. The solution is your belt tensioner. Is that going to be produced and sold too? Looking forward to the cafe build. Thanks!

BurlyBrand
01-17-2013, 11:05 AM
How about that, Scrambler shot for Hot Bike Magazine. Knobbies in HB? Welcome to the new world order.

<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=734666_4378973388878_63432483 4_n.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/734666_4378973388878_634324834_n.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/?action=view&amp;current=photo.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/photo.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

chdat42
01-17-2013, 1:29 PM
Still on the fence about the tensioner. Would recommend building your own if you have an immediate need.


~BB


Just PM'd you about this.

AlexK
01-17-2013, 2:27 PM
That bike is so cool. I'd love to build one of those to ride in some of the state parks around me. Only half an hour on the road to get there but tons of dirt/sandy roads in the parks. That would be so much fun out there.

BurlyBrand
01-17-2013, 2:38 PM
Fairly inexpensive build and what little dirt it's seen so far the bike has handled really well. Couple more photo shoots and we'll start really abusing it.




That bike is so cool. I'd love to build one of those to ride in some of the state parks around me. Only half an hour on the road to get there but tons of dirt/sandy roads in the parks. That would be so much fun out there.

bobscogin
01-17-2013, 7:13 PM
Nice to see a Sportster built in the spirit of what the original purpose of the XLCH was. A "do it all" bike that could go off road or run the streets. A pre 2004 with the rigid mount motor would be a better choice, however, due to it's much lighter weight. Now let's see some mud on that baby!:D

Bob

Jackster
01-18-2013, 5:04 AM
Congrats on the award and nice job building a cool as shit sporty!

BurlyBrand
01-25-2013, 1:17 PM
Thanks man! Hope it inspires a few guys!



Congrats on the award and nice job building a cool as shit sporty!

frank88nl
01-29-2013, 5:16 PM
Verry nice build!
Congrats on the 1e place:clap for you:

BurlyBrand
02-07-2013, 5:16 PM
Hey look at that... It works...

<a href="http://s1276.beta.photobucket.com/user/BurlyBrand/media/Scrambler/IMG_4665-2_zps8d2fee0e.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/Scrambler/IMG_4665-2_zps8d2fee0e.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_4665-2_zps8d2fee0e.jpg"/></a>

Nosebleed
02-07-2013, 5:22 PM
Haha, cool! Really though, isn't it a little cliche to wear flannel and a MX helmet when riding a Sportster? You guys are in CA, you should be dressing better than that. This is after all a fashion website.

Hey, is the new cafe build started yet?

BurlyBrand
02-07-2013, 6:17 PM
Probably would be cliche on any other Sporty. It's just right on this one.

Cafe build is started, thread early next week.






Haha, cool! Really though, isn't it a little cliche to wear flannel and a MX helmet when riding a Sportster? You guys are in CA, you should be dressing better than that. This is after all a fashion website.

Hey, is the new cafe build started yet?

Imaposer
02-25-2013, 1:22 PM
Awesome build thread, and awesome bike! I had been sorta planning to build something along the lines of a street tracker/cafe racer/street standard, but after seeing a pic of this bike over on advrider, you've changed my mind! After seeing the cycleworld video of he Hammarhead Jack Pine Triumph, over a year ago, I had really wanted to build a scrambler. Then I got sorta sidetracked when I got my first Sportster early this year. But since falling in love with my Sporty I have been wanting another to build something... Now I KNOW what that may very well be! :cheersmate:

Thanks for the details shared in this thread! Nothing in it really looks beyond my capability to accomplish and the cost isn't outrageous either.

One question though... Have you considered relocating the rear master cylinder to give belt clearance, rather than go to the trouble of making a tensioner? Or would there still be clearance issues elsewhere? I'm considering going with the twin Supertrapp mid level pipes and rearsets, and I may even go with a pre-'04 model anyway, but not too sure just yet. I may also go with a chain conversion just for piece of mind about the gravel issue, so chain clearance would be an issue I need to figure out beforehand.

Hope you don't mind me "stealing" your ideas...


:killerjob:

Imaposer
02-25-2013, 1:47 PM
<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_1239lores.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y473/BurlyBrand/IMG_1239lores.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Stupid question, but what is that scissor jack you're using for a lift stand? And where is it available, if you know? I've been looking for a beefy scissor jack to use as a basis to modify into a work stand. Most of the hydraulic lift stands seem to have crap hydraulics unless you get into the spendy models. Not much to go wrong with a scissor mechanism though...

:cheersmate:

BurlyBrand
02-26-2013, 7:40 AM
We're hoping the Scrambler inspires a few guys, so steal away! Suspect others will build far better bikes than we do and we're looking forward to seeing them.

As far as master relo goes, yes, we had considered it and even bought Chainsikles new rear/low sets to do the job with. Low pipe mucked up the plan, though. Crazy challenges like the belt/master interference often inspire new parts, so we kinda liked the challenge of the tensioner, too. Figure most guys will run a chain on this type of build and Lowbrow already has an inexpensive kit.

The lift is a standard scissor jack with a board on it to create some clearance for the kickstand tab. We'll use a sportbike swingarm stand on the next build for more stability.




Awesome build thread, and awesome bike! I had been sorta planning to build something along the lines of a street tracker/cafe racer/street standard, but after seeing a pic of this bike over on advrider, you've changed my mind! After seeing the cycleworld video of he Hammarhead Jack Pine Triumph, over a year ago, I had really wanted to build a scrambler. Then I got sorta sidetracked when I got my first Sportster early this year. But since falling in love with my Sporty I have been wanting another to build something... Now I KNOW what that may very well be! :cheersmate:

Thanks for the details shared in this thread! Nothing in it really looks beyond my capability to accomplish and the cost isn't outrageous either.

One question though... Have you considered relocating the rear master cylinder to give belt clearance, rather than go to the trouble of making a tensioner? Or would there still be clearance issues elsewhere? I'm considering going with the twin Supertrapp mid level pipes and rearsets, and I may even go with a pre-'04 model anyway, but not too sure just yet. I may also go with a chain conversion just for piece of mind about the gravel issue, so chain clearance would be an issue I need to figure out beforehand.

Hope you don't mind me "stealing" your ideas...


:killerjob:

BurlyBrand
03-04-2013, 9:01 PM
Just in case you're not sick of seeing this bike, it hit BikeEXIF a few days back.

http://www.bikeexif.com/harley-scrambler-motorcycle

http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/scrambler-motorcycle-1.jpg


We promise to stop now.

AlexK
03-04-2013, 9:29 PM
I still love this thing. I want to see more pics of it in action.

johnwesley
03-31-2013, 8:49 PM
If you need someone to test your skid plate let me know. I'm looking forward to it coming out

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Dog-event/BigDog-2012/i-3f4pm69/0/L/IMG_4314-L.jpg

tattoo2303
04-11-2013, 8:43 AM
what was the verdict on the skid plates?? are they availible?

BurlyBrand
06-07-2013, 10:29 AM
Look for something towards the end of the year.



what was the verdict on the skid plates?? are they availible?

BurlyBrand
06-07-2013, 10:32 AM
Our first cover! Bikers Life Italy. Pretty stoked on this.



http://www.bikerslife.com/contenuti/immagini/930_g.jpg

HAM
06-20-2013, 5:43 PM
This has been playing in the background of most of this build. Thought we'd share.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jxj5wlXY9No" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Shit, got excited when I saw, "Mayhem!" Haha. Loving the bike btw.

BurlyBrand
06-20-2013, 5:49 PM
Gotta thing for the Imelda May.

Scrambler has seen a ton of media, just saw it got the cover of Italy's Bikers Life Mag.

http://www.bikerslife.com/contenuti/immagini/930_g.jpg

http://www.cruisinlife.com/bl/flip/Default.html

Appreciate all the positive imput we've got from CC folks as well.





Shit, got excited when I saw, "Mayhem!" Haha. Loving the bike btw.

Grinnling
06-20-2013, 7:21 PM
Hey how do the burly pegs handle curves? I've been trying to tweak my 86 sportster to handle the bendies better lol and I'm a cheap sob


I love the bike too btw

BurlyBrand
06-20-2013, 9:53 PM
Thanks man, although not sure what you're asking here. How will pegs make your bike handle better?





Hey how do the burly pegs handle curves? I've been trying to tweak my 86 sportster to handle the bendies better lol and I'm a cheap sob


I love the bike too btw

Grinnling
06-20-2013, 10:32 PM
I mean do they scrape the ground when you turn at speed (should have been more specific) cause I know my pegs make me worrie about scraping the ground when I lean into a turn

BurlyBrand
06-21-2013, 9:40 AM
Yeh, that makes far more sense. They run a bit narrower at the tip than OEM pegs so afford more ground clearance. We run a set on a lowered Nightster (Our Slammer Kit, so it doesn't get too much lower than that) and they rarely touch down.




I mean do they scrape the ground when you turn at speed (should have been more specific) cause I know my pegs make me worrie about scraping the ground when I lean into a turn

Grinnling
06-21-2013, 11:20 AM
Yeh, that makes far more sense. They run a bit narrower at the tip than OEM pegs so afford more ground clearance. We run a set on a lowered Nightster (Our Slammer Kit, so it doesn't get too much lower than that) and they rarely touch down.

"Awesome say do you have a link so some imagery of the nightster?" Said capt lazy ass

BurlyBrand
06-21-2013, 11:23 AM
Built this one a few years ago.

http://pinterest.com/pin/95912667034339539/

http://pinterest.com/pin/95912667034339539/



"Awesome say do you have a link so some imagery of the nightster?" Said capt lazy ass

MLee1200N
06-21-2013, 3:30 PM
Did you adjust the front suspension as well?

BurlyBrand
06-24-2013, 8:28 AM
Heavier springs and a 2" drop to level out the chassis.





Did you adjust the front suspension as well?

BurlyBrand
12-11-2013, 2:56 PM
Hang tight. Looking like the skid plate project is coming together!

~BB



If you need someone to test your skid plate let me know. I'm looking forward to it coming out

http://johnwesley.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Dog-event/BigDog-2012/i-3f4pm69/0/L/IMG_4314-L.jpg

flyingtiger
05-15-2014, 7:48 AM
First of all, real nice build. Got a couple questions for ya.

Progressive offers a 17.5" shock in the 13 series. That's 2" longer than the one you used. Do you see any clearance issues anywhere if that one is used?

To get a more down n dirty exhaust look, the oil tank would need to be re-located so that the pipe can run through that hole and under the seat like on a true dirt bike. Has anyone ever done that successfully?

BurlyBrand
03-16-2015, 5:06 PM
Holy crap, just saw this post. Sorry man! 17.5" shocks would create some real challenges with belt tension and the belt would likely sit on the upper swingarm pivot at full droop. Probably doable, but some serious obstacles to making it happen. As far as exhaust through the frame, RSD did one years ago with that style. I've ridden it and it cooked my ass! Google RSD Grunt for pics.

TwoLaneFever
03-16-2015, 5:29 PM
John Wesley , BITPUSHER(RIP)got a bunch of the scrambeler crowd going on here ,I got to get the shocks longer, and kick the front out more already at 11" ground clearence on mine,(xlh)1972,,cheers and sharp bike you guys did.