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    Default Build: Softail Bobber

    First post, checking in from Live Oak, FL, and introducing myself with a build project...

    Fresh off the Big Brown delivery truck:



    On the work cart with swingarm installed:



    Frame: KraftTech K15051 stock width, 30 degree rake, 0 stretch, 1-1/4" downtubes, 1-1/2" backbone. Swingarm is 90's OEM Harley, to run (with chain) a 150 or smaller rear tire. Collecting parts for a while, build is just getting underway.

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    Trying on a piece of tin:


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    A bit more:


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    What are the plans? Are you keeping the fender and the horns and what motor is going in it?

    Small tip: If the ride gets a bit springy with suspension in the seat as well you can run a bar lenghtwise through the seat spring to lock it. It is stealthy and functional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gast View Post
    What are the plans? Are you keeping the fender and the horns and what motor is going in it?
    Keeping the fender and horns...
    Engine is S&S V111 EVO.

    Taking a while to remember where I've stored the parts:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gast View Post
    Small tip: If the ride gets a bit springy with suspension in the seat as well you can run a bar lenghtwise through the seat spring to lock it. It is stealthy and functional.
    I have many miles on that seat, on a Softail... no need to make it a solid mount. I like to use parts I've kept as mementos, the seat from my 2012, an AMF fork lock from my 1973 FX, etc.


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    Fat Boy handlebars and controls, Milwaukee USA risers:


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    S&S box:



    A look inside:


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    A delivery from Drago's Bike Works:



    Ceramic coated (not chrome) inside and out. Dragula 3-step pipes... shields and muffler are black. Step 1 - 1.750" (1-3/4"), step 2 - 1.875" (1-7/8"), step 3 - 2.0", collector - 2.55", muffler body 4.05", baffle - 2.55".

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    Baker 5-speed "goodness" sitting in place... plastic wrap stays until assembly.


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    can't wait to follow along!

    keep us posted,

    leon

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    FatBoy fender, will need custom brackets to fit.


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    Looking good. I just finished a softail bobber. I am south of Tampa, when you are done lets hook up for a ride.




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    Quote Originally Posted by finmad View Post
    Looking good. I just finished a softail bobber. I am south of Tampa, when you are done lets hook up for a ride.
    That's a good looking scoot... mine won't be quite as polished. Plenty of room to camp at my place in Live Oak, if you find yourself in North Florida. Is your front brake not connected, or am I missing something obvious?

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    It is not plumbed to the caliper in this picture. I integrated the front with the back on the foot pedal. Increased the rear master to 3/4 inch bore so it would push enough fluid for both front and back.

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    Rattle-can paint job:



    Satin Black... let it cure for a week or so, then final assembly.

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    Those exhaust pipes are pissa! Nice choice!

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    Same frame, different location:



    Moved inside to begin build. Paint still needs to cure a bit longer... really trying my patience, I'm ready now.

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    Couldn't wait... only two days since paint:



    S&S V111 Evo & Baker DD 5-speed, now the fun begins.

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    I built one (a Kraft Tech st) a couple years ago. Dude, cut those rear fender mounts OFF. Here's mine, '97 Evo. This is a Low Budget Build. My favorite around town.
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