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DaveWalters
03-14-2014, 9:08 PM
Going to use this thread as a photo dump basically.

If you want to follow my build I post all these on instagram. My tag is daveXcore.

My plans for me bike:
King/Queen seat
Coffin Tank
Raked neck to 35 degrees to run a 6"-8" extended 34mm Front End with shaved and polished lowers.
David Bird Loop style hardtail 2 inch stretch and 2 inch drop
Single down tube from the neck to a small loop above the front motor mounts
19" heritage special 64 spoke front wheel (might lace this up to the mikesxs 21" hoop)
18" rear heritage special 48 spoke drum (lacing up to the 18" hoop sold by mikesxs)
Home built PMA with custom bracket and vf500 stator and rotor
Pamco Ignition using a green DYNA coil


When I picked it up
http://distilleryimage9.ak.instagram.com/0af161e8f93c11e182e122000a1de761_7.jpg
http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/e47ec226011f11e2b05e123138100cee_7.jpg


PMA swap:
http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/ddcf5fb266a511e2b8e822000a1fbcc7_7.jpg
http://distilleryimage5.ak.instagram.com/2c28d62858f211e29c6622000a1f9e4a_7.jpg
http://distilleryimage10.ak.instagram.com/27ebf7205d9811e2974122000a9e2969_7.jpg
http://distilleryimage11.ak.instagram.com/6115b9be5eb011e28e2022000a1cdd10_7.jpg

Time for frame work and jigs:
http://distilleryimage5.ak.instagram.com/eaa4d708a56a11e3bf201231c2357db5_8.jpg
http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/a8eda3c4a56711e38ea20e70ef7cb86e_8.jpg
http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/de999b04458111e3ad1922000a1cbd31_8.jpg
http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/c2a0abe09e6e11e3b6ab1261623df5e6_8.jpg

Trimmed up the front:
http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/afc0f8b2969a11e3a32c12e17edff718_8.jpg

Motor jig for when I cut the frame.
http://distilleryimage3.ak.instagram.com/d6de541ea62e11e3812b128275c327e7_8.jpg

New pics and progress.

No turning back. Finished my frame jig and hacked off the rear.
http://distilleryimage9.ak.instagram.com/dd5c12eeab1b11e3a915121401fa8311_8.jpg


Bought these 34mm 8 over fork tubes for $57 shipped. Going to go nice once I shave the lowers and get new seals.
http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/cb0c31a2abb411e3b0981289c86278ad_8.jpg

Heritage Special 64 spoke front wheel. If I get some money I plan to relace this to the mikesxs 21" hoop with stainless spokes. I am currently looking for a rear HS 48 spoke hub so I can lace up a 18" with the other hoop mikesxs sells for the rear.
http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/4695ca48a95f11e3ae8a0e1c1cd6dc95_8.jpg

I slid my motor from the garage into my basement to work on it and clean it up:
http://distilleryimage9.ak.instagram.com/65c0e40c8fa111e3ae3f120b5b7df32d_8.jpg

Rectangle Head Light and Tail Light I plan to use:
http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/a0e2bd0e9e6e11e392820e0f3e8c9d28_8.jpg

King/Queen seat and fender:
http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/05ff1bfa9e7011e3adaa1278edf1789c_8.jpg

Hippie459MN
03-15-2014, 8:21 AM
Cant wait to see how this turns out. Nothing like a LONG chopper to get a guy excited!! :D

TheMainMuel
03-15-2014, 11:09 PM
Cant wait to see how this turns out. Nothing like a LONG chopper to get a guy excited!! :D

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