View Full Version : rebuilding my intruder second time around

06-13-2010, 4:00 PM
well let me know what you think this is my first time doing something like this

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06-13-2010, 4:01 PM
and one from the top
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06-14-2010, 11:35 AM
just pulled all the dents out from my crash and started taping it up for my cuts

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06-14-2010, 11:47 AM
Looks good, do you ahve any shots a bit further back? Is that a 1500? A few years ago when I was looking for a bike to chop I cam across a pic of a Intruder 1500 that was just plain bad ass. I wish I could find it in my old HD, it was a sweet ride. Can't wait to see what you do with it, those are great looking motors.

06-14-2010, 1:55 PM
yeah i think its actually a 1988 1400. but not to sure i really had no clue what i was getting into when i bought it i just liked how it sat , the engine, and the spoke wheels i have some more i can upload... theres a couple on my profile but it was befor i did a bunch of stuff to it but unfortunatly i wrecked it last november. flip side is i get to do a bunch of new stuff im trying to make dish the side walls of the tank in right now i should have pics of it up a little later today

06-14-2010, 3:01 PM
heres the pics you asked for the panel is just tacked on but you get the just of it
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06-18-2010, 9:13 PM
Thing's gonna look sick!

09-23-2010, 4:07 PM
I LOVE that swoopy seat mount/frame support! Sweet.

09-23-2010, 6:02 PM
So is that seat final without any suspension? Kinda looks weird perched on the top like that. I would think it would look good in the down-swoop of the frame closer to the seat. I’ve always liked those motors, really clean and uncluttered.

09-23-2010, 6:05 PM
ill be honest.. i like where your going with the build. But that seat kills the whole thing for me doesnt match the swoop of your rails. Maybe a seat pan that follows the rails a little better. Dig the tank...

09-23-2010, 7:24 PM
I agree with Brandon. Usually the rails curve up which is easy to match most seats to, but yours curves down. Seems like it would look cleaner if you slide that seat all the way up to the tank, or a saddle style type pan that has some dick padding.

im sure it wasnt completely necessary for me to do but i was bored.

09-23-2010, 7:30 PM
I just said the same thing, I did the mockup too, mine on MSPaint, haha.

09-23-2010, 7:46 PM
hey man, no matter how many versions of photoshop they come out with... MSPaint is still number 1

09-23-2010, 8:08 PM
I am really digging that tank it looks good.

09-26-2010, 9:04 PM
I wonder if just having those curved down tubes welded on the swing arm will be strong enough. I think there should be a diagonal running from the apex of the curve down toward the axle.

09-27-2010, 4:52 PM
I just noticed the lack of radiator...is it off due to the build?

10-01-2010, 10:35 AM
rad is there. its near the neck with a reflector on it

10-04-2010, 3:20 AM
Holy shit is that small!
Thanks for the reply.

10-04-2010, 9:22 PM
I wonder if just having those curved down tubes welded on the swing arm will be strong enough. I think there should be a diagonal running from the apex of the curve down toward the axle.

I'm wondering the same thing. I like the looks but the shape looks like it will want to fold if it takes a good hit.

12-05-2010, 12:12 PM
i cut the rear end off. and started making it more like the normal look of a rigid frame. its just kind wider than normal to go over the shaft. nice Photoshop job!

12-05-2010, 12:14 PM
the way i figure it i thought it was ugly any how the second i was done with it. so fuck it chop it scrap it! i got nothing but time due to the timely weather change