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    Hmmm , you mean, joe Lucas who used to be known...

    Hmmm , you mean, joe Lucas who used to be known as the “ prince of darkness “ in the 60’s due to his products unreliability , lol
    Yeah the light switch kinda just looks just right , and I’m gonna...
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    Ok not my usual build method and it may come as a...

    Ok not my usual build method and it may come as a bit of a shock to anyone following this thread .
    But I now have a plan ! !
    Have got the tube ( as already shown ) to do the hardtail , plus have...
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    Why not try something new / different , if you...

    Why not try something new / different , if you want to do that. It’s fun learning and a good sense of achievement when you sort it / get there and a good experience even if you don’t get there. ...
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    Thanks TriNortchopz had thought about a remote...

    Thanks TriNortchopz had thought about a remote reservoir but not a remote m/ cylinder and was only searching for the item I wanted and not the solution , DOH !
    There’s some great ideas there
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    Could do with a front master cylinder with an...

    Could do with a front master cylinder with an angled reservoir ( or remote ) to fit 1” ape hangers . The current master cyl is marked up as having a 1/2 inch piston .
    Not having any luck at the mo...
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    BikerInBlack .i haven’t had to buy much in the...

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    .i haven’t had to buy much in the way of standard parts yet . But I’ve used Wemoto , M&P , cable Tec , cycle haven and e bay . For the parts I’ve needed . I think the first thing to...
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    Ok , right just to be even more confusing / and...

    Ok , right just to be even more confusing / and llook even more confused ! I’ve been offered this set without the axle plates , at a good price
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    Same I/d as the frame tubing . Have bought it...
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    Yeah gone through the same dilemma myself in the...

    Yeah gone through the same dilemma myself in the UK . Was tempted by the larger sporty tank appx 2.8 gals I think then loose the arch ! Should be 3 gals . Decided on a 2.2 gal tank which if I loose...
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    Thanks TriNortchopz , there are some sensible...

    Thanks TriNortchopz , there are some sensible ideas there . Not sure I do sensible very well tho ! !
    Lol I only have two gas tanks the one on the bike and the one I intend to modify . One was...
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    9645196452 I think I could cover all this up...

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    I think I could cover all this up with a electric box or fuel tank underneath the seat for the lower rails . Then either box in under the seat or a simple plate under the seat.

    Or am...
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    Ok help or ideas on this please , there should be...

    Ok help or ideas on this please , there should be a couple of pics here , showing the overlap between the nearside of the swinging arm and the frame rails .
    My question is :- if I were to cut the...
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    Hope this isn’t getting boring . But the bikes ...

    Hope this isn’t getting boring . But the bikes design is still evolving !
    Right now I think my best way forward would be , (A) hardtail the frame fully
    Then ( B) use the sportster tank as a...
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    Apologies to all those who do mods properly /...

    Apologies to all those who do mods properly / precisely / lol . But just made a sissy bar at the weekend , tried to follow the angle of the forks , to tie it in . Seems to work well for me tho ! ! ...
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    Using the bike a fair bit at the mo , hasn’t...

    Using the bike a fair bit at the mo , hasn’t seemed surefooted on white lines and road seams . Plus Wanted to see if I could reduce the rear tyre pressure a bit to soften the ride up a bit . As had...
  15. Nice looking bike / project , like the springers...

    Nice looking bike / project , like the springers and the headlamp to , should look good on it
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    Ooh dear , got the quote and it’s way out of my...

    Ooh dear , got the quote and it’s way out of my budget 250 to lose the tunnel and nearly 400 for losing the tunnel and lowering part of the base , perhaps I was being to optimistic !
    Gonna...
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    Ok got the ‘new” tank 125 miles this time ! ...

    Ok got the ‘new” tank 125 miles this time !
    Getting a quote to loose the tunnel and i’m Also thinking of lowering the bottom of the of the tank between the frame rails , to the depth of the...
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    Right the vendor who sold me the orange striped...

    Right the vendor who sold me the orange striped tank lied and told me it was at least 2.5 gals and he had checked that . But it was only 1.75 gals . So it went back on e bay and was sold on.
    Just...
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    Cool car and cool colour , I had one, too many...

    Cool car and cool colour , I had one, too many years ago now but in a boring off white.
    (Dunno what model no it was tho )
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    Yeah it’s well cool isn’t it ,it’s officially...

    Yeah it’s well cool isn’t it ,it’s officially called VW orange
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    This ones off a 535 , it would fit flat on the...

    This ones off a 535 , it would fit flat on the seat rails ( hard tailed ) but my backs not so keen on that now .
    I did take the cover off and trim off some of the excess down turn on the sides as...
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    After putting some miles on the bike , my first...

    After putting some miles on the bike , my first thought was the spring seat wasn’t working for me .
    So I’ve put the modded virago seat back on but lower and with out the fake springs this time .
    A...
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    95844 The guy didn’t wanna post , so I rode 180...

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    The guy didn’t wanna post , so I rode 180 miles to pick the “new “ tank up yesterday , my first serious ride on the bike as it now is ! !
    The air filter has also turned up .
    Starting to get...
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    Just realised , Doh ! That with the carb to...

    Just realised , Doh !
    That with the carb to be’s. Fuel intake sitting a few inches below the tank ( not up in the middle of it ) I will be able to get rid of the fuel pump .
    Which will mean...
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    There’s lots of great pics of bikes on this site...

    There’s lots of great pics of bikes on this site and the web in general . But even though I don’t own a dog or an umbrella , this is the one I keep going back too for motivation on my build !
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