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DaveD
03-28-2017, 9:55 AM
What's up guys I'm Dave I'm 21 years old and I'm building a short, low and narrow xs chop, kinda just a small city jammer I suppose. Stock engine for now this is only my second bike should be enough power to hold me over for a little while...

Bought a bike someone started to take apart to chop, only thing missing was a front wheel

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/C715670A-4D27-4C44-ADA3-D0BB57D532A1_zps4ygdqncz.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/C715670A-4D27-4C44-ADA3-D0BB57D532A1_zps4ygdqncz.jpg.html)

Ordered a david bird 0" stretch 4" drop hardtail and got to cutting

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/A28A06FE-9ADF-488F-B5EA-BD1F2B681B0F_zpsbeuztw0z.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/A28A06FE-9ADF-488F-B5EA-BD1F2B681B0F_zpsbeuztw0z.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/3FA291AD-2FA3-47F9-929C-54C7E9EB3B26_zpsfqmpxeix.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/3FA291AD-2FA3-47F9-929C-54C7E9EB3B26_zpsfqmpxeix.jpg.html)

Started shaving forks and shaved yz125 hub for a 21

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/D816F5E8-11D7-447D-8D08-4C3B8E751A77_zpsuhzdgeog.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/D816F5E8-11D7-447D-8D08-4C3B8E751A77_zpsuhzdgeog.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/0CF1F0E2-BD7F-4EA2-A03F-7487E2294239_zps1nunuzi4.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/0CF1F0E2-BD7F-4EA2-A03F-7487E2294239_zps1nunuzi4.jpg.html)

Goodies

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/3C74DB94-3552-44EB-811F-9100193F8D18_zpswdeno4xw.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/3C74DB94-3552-44EB-811F-9100193F8D18_zpswdeno4xw.jpg.html)

Mirror black powdercoat (done by me)

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/1B3C7167-615B-4807-B57D-2BB89A937B40_zpstcg3zmlf.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/1B3C7167-615B-4807-B57D-2BB89A937B40_zpstcg3zmlf.jpg.html)

Laced up with stainless spokes

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/11400429-57FC-42B2-8BBD-F2795D9DC92D_zpsgvbngrji.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/11400429-57FC-42B2-8BBD-F2795D9DC92D_zpsgvbngrji.jpg.html)

Headlight bracket

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/442F02D8-C2ED-4CCA-A0A9-923E7727E08D_zps54p5fonu.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/442F02D8-C2ED-4CCA-A0A9-923E7727E08D_zps54p5fonu.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/E88978EB-1680-4159-A015-734FFF9349F8_zps6z5v74eu.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/E88978EB-1680-4159-A015-734FFF9349F8_zps6z5v74eu.jpg.html)

Front end done

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/331FDF17-C949-48F5-B0F3-54EEF764749A_zpsfqmxdovc.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/331FDF17-C949-48F5-B0F3-54EEF764749A_zpsfqmxdovc.jpg.html)

Bent some mids

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/7423C607-D39D-4722-AC3E-83E723F8E774_zpshblyacgs.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/7423C607-D39D-4722-AC3E-83E723F8E774_zpshblyacgs.jpg.html)

Hardtail mock up

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/1CE5055F-FFCE-479F-B3F7-584A8DF1C5EE_zpsa0jqn8gn.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/1CE5055F-FFCE-479F-B3F7-584A8DF1C5EE_zpsa0jqn8gn.jpg.html)

Had my brother tig the frame up nice

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/A26B9F44-06C2-4A57-9082-7E4D40CCC303_zpsgl18yxne.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/A26B9F44-06C2-4A57-9082-7E4D40CCC303_zpsgl18yxne.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/A763F3B0-DD1B-498A-BF67-C502FDC6D98D_zpshliu8gbo.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/A763F3B0-DD1B-498A-BF67-C502FDC6D98D_zpshliu8gbo.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/18B4FA42-99D3-409A-BCD1-5558BB893625_zpsrx2kcqce.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/18B4FA42-99D3-409A-BCD1-5558BB893625_zpsrx2kcqce.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/74C0D0CD-8D73-4B8F-B9B3-014BA6B000BD_zpsmwvzn1cx.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/74C0D0CD-8D73-4B8F-B9B3-014BA6B000BD_zpsmwvzn1cx.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/3A18F978-1AB4-4ABA-8928-698B12D126AF_zpsrrqn99i2.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/3A18F978-1AB4-4ABA-8928-698B12D126AF_zpsrrqn99i2.jpg.html)

Right now the wheels are off getting trued then need tires mounted and I'll have a roller. I have everything to finish the bike minus a PMA and Pamco ignition. Once the engine is back in I can mount my pegs and brake lever, weld on my key mount tab, brake stay, and fender mounts.

farmall
03-28-2017, 6:03 PM
Looks good! Short chops are a good use for vertical twins.

DaveD
03-30-2017, 6:57 AM
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/4044FB9E-4CDC-4503-8561-26AF3981DCA8_zpscljwwnfx.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/4044FB9E-4CDC-4503-8561-26AF3981DCA8_zpscljwwnfx.jpg.html)

DaveD
04-09-2017, 11:31 AM
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/019AEE50-95F4-425C-9125-B8858A95871C_zpsyreqdfpq.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/019AEE50-95F4-425C-9125-B8858A95871C_zpsyreqdfpq.jpg.html)

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/57D25F90-3A2C-4C6D-AB15-E3EE32AE20DE_zpspnplwe4v.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/57D25F90-3A2C-4C6D-AB15-E3EE32AE20DE_zpspnplwe4v.jpg.html)

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/8A514295-6F54-4D23-8F14-30DF998D1477_zps4yarg9by.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/8A514295-6F54-4D23-8F14-30DF998D1477_zps4yarg9by.jpg.html)

OleDirtyDoc
04-09-2017, 8:57 PM
damn looking good

Hatchet54
04-09-2017, 11:36 PM
Awesome shape, I love the lines. What are you doing for pipes? Throw some wild-ass cocktail shakers on that sucker

DaveD
04-29-2017, 8:37 AM
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/A9273952-8CE9-4F19-87CD-002298A45A81_zpswd3l4tzj.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/A9273952-8CE9-4F19-87CD-002298A45A81_zpswd3l4tzj.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/4528E96E-D88F-4F67-8385-B77ABE68945E_zpsh2y2knih.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/4528E96E-D88F-4F67-8385-B77ABE68945E_zpsh2y2knih.jpg.html)
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/491AEBAB-1605-481C-BCDF-82D8EFE35347_zpsmpm1xlm5.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/491AEBAB-1605-481C-BCDF-82D8EFE35347_zpsmpm1xlm5.jpg.html)

metalheart28
04-29-2017, 12:14 PM
killer bike man! the two holes in your top tree you didnt shave off are great spots for neutral lights. thats what did on my xs.

DaveD
06-19-2017, 10:38 AM
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/EAF2B4D8-DB34-45CE-8297-EA9502A44653_zpsyjutwyl2.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/EAF2B4D8-DB34-45CE-8297-EA9502A44653_zpsyjutwyl2.jpg.html)

Painted up at work
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/BDF500CB-F2FC-4FFE-8B8E-26B7B77CCD11_zpsdm0lj7lz.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/BDF500CB-F2FC-4FFE-8B8E-26B7B77CCD11_zpsdm0lj7lz.jpg.html)

Turns out you can fit a short chop in a regular cab
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/D6763575-7AE5-4909-BA40-CC52BB22D424_zps8iny0ncf.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/D6763575-7AE5-4909-BA40-CC52BB22D424_zps8iny0ncf.jpg.html)

Back together and changing up the pipes
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/B5A5E2BE-4F18-4049-A75B-8B035AB1A218_zps4c7rbd0i.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/B5A5E2BE-4F18-4049-A75B-8B035AB1A218_zps4c7rbd0i.jpg.html)

Mostly finished
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/8C3F86F2-63C9-4AB4-B2F8-47FB69C3BED8_zpsswq712gg.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/8C3F86F2-63C9-4AB4-B2F8-47FB69C3BED8_zpsswq712gg.jpg.html)

DaveD
06-19-2017, 10:39 AM
Rode it around the yard
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/63A72D3B-099E-439C-9BA6-AEF02D59BCAE_zpski8o21bg.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/63A72D3B-099E-439C-9BA6-AEF02D59BCAE_zpski8o21bg.jpg.html)

Maiden voyage Saturday with no problems
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/31BB9F28-A837-449C-984A-49CC48EBC3F0_zpsveam485r.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/31BB9F28-A837-449C-984A-49CC48EBC3F0_zpsveam485r.jpg.html)

Took it to a charity run on Sunday and they had a show so I entered http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/9199EE21-9DD7-431C-BF8D-5227A5E4EEF6_zpszwasvvp2.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/9199EE21-9DD7-431C-BF8D-5227A5E4EEF6_zpszwasvvp2.jpg.html)

And beat knuckles pans and shovels somehow
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/2951C377-4EBF-4B1A-B55B-B75E2992F1EC_zpsa6yqc7ts.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/2951C377-4EBF-4B1A-B55B-B75E2992F1EC_zpsa6yqc7ts.jpg.html)

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a496/DaveDeppen/3E6B556E-E9D0-42E3-B9D0-F183E3621C07_zpsilkfc3hz.jpg (http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/DaveDeppen/media/3E6B556E-E9D0-42E3-B9D0-F183E3621C07_zpsilkfc3hz.jpg.html)

jess
06-19-2017, 10:51 AM
Looks great. Are you leaving it white? There's a lot of room for character on that tank. :)