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fatass
10-31-2010, 6:00 AM
I tried to drop the rear with my struts, but they're too short (story of my life!). I don't want to spend a lot of time with this config since I plan on redoing everything this winter (if my balls can take the cold, cold shed), but I DID want it to ride decent. Without the spanner, it's tough to take these things apart without screwing anything up (ideas are welcomed).

Honestly, I'm kinda digging the cornball look of it for the moment:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/45765.jpg

When I tried the struts I had laying around, they were about 1/2" too short...I could make them work, but I've got more permanent stuff to work on:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/45766.jpg

Yes, she's half Polish..thus the sandals and black socks.

Gratuitous Hot Latina Biker Chick Pic (aka my wife and Personal Jesus):

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/45764.jpg

She said, "HEY! This is a lot lower..I could ride this!" Hmmm, seeds planted. Might have to get another bike.

Bret
10-31-2010, 10:36 AM
Great pics and "cornball" is perfect word for it. There is however a certain charm about it the makes me smile. Pretty wife too.

fatass
10-31-2010, 4:22 PM
Haha, thanks! She's the coolest person I've ever met.

Here's where I'm going with it:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/45246.jpg

'74 FX forks, '75 Yamaha bars I'm gonna cut down a little, and THE PITCHFORK. Man, I love that thing..next time I dick around, I'm gonna zip tie the high pipes on, but I believe I'll end up with some upsweeps/trumpets.

I'll have to get the seat I want made.

guschambers
10-31-2010, 6:21 PM
It'll be a cool bike either way. ride the hell out of it. It seems like not too much made it out of the 70's unscathed. I ended up getting so much 70's crap while building my bsa that I could throw together another project. fun. I told you in the other post, but it sounds nice.

TriBob
11-03-2010, 6:41 PM
Very cool bike. I like where you are going with it. I am also a 70's nut. The old school look is way cool! :D

LinkBelt
11-05-2010, 8:29 PM
Hey fatass, love the 70's style your going for there can't wait to see more progress.

fatass
11-07-2010, 6:23 PM
GLAD YOU ASKED!

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/45763.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/45767.jpg

got the engine pulled out, and the roller JUST about together, short the correct triple tree nut. Next weekend, I want to mount the fender, seat, stick the engine in and wire for negative ground...hopefully.

LinkBelt
11-07-2010, 6:48 PM
front fender really? Well it's yours and I still like the way it's going. Keep up the good work.

fatass
11-07-2010, 7:28 PM
Because THIS is the coolest bike ever, and it has a front fender..

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/45768.jpg

LinkBelt
11-08-2010, 8:50 PM
Love the sword in the sissy bar.

rockaphilly
11-09-2010, 3:18 PM
That bike frickin' rocks.

fatass
11-14-2010, 8:18 PM
FINALLY, thanks to Lowbrow, got the Sporty front end mounted, and the bars. Naturally, there's always a catch..I've got some killer 9" apes coming, but my 1" throttle is for a single cable, so I'm 7/8 for now.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/4000/3880/46253.jpg

LinkBelt
11-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Hey fatass, No worries check with Map cycles they got a one into two throtel cable that will work for you. I got one for mine.

fatass
11-15-2010, 7:03 AM
I ended up ordering a cable splitter from Steadfast.

http://www.steadfastcycles.com/cart/images/264c_1_b.jpg

LinkBelt
11-15-2010, 7:53 AM
I've seen those used but it is to my understanding you have to have cables made to fit. But no worries that should do just what you need.

fatass
11-15-2010, 10:31 AM
It'll keep everything cleaner up at the throttle. now that I've seen it, I realize I had one on something in the past...short term memory loss.

LinkBelt
11-15-2010, 6:31 PM
That thing is looking good Bro. How bought some better pics?

fatass
11-20-2010, 12:52 PM
Thanks, man.

Better pics can be found HERE (http://asmallthingtoask.blogspot.com/)