To keep this project light and lively, I've imposed a couple rules on myself this time around:
1) all new and used parts, custom fab services and related assistance on this project will be provided by ChopCult members, advertisers and supporters only. No outside help.
2) The wheels will be Sportster mags, preferably of the 9-spoke variety, and 19" front and rear.
3) The forks will be late model Sporty forks with alloy trees and 39mm legs. I used the same set-up on my Street tracker, and they look and perform great. Kutty Noteboom shortened the stanchions on my last set, and the are great. Why mess with a good thing?
4) The open primary will feature a single-row 530 o-ring chain. Narrow and aggressive.
5) Final drive will pass through FRC's LSD sprotor:
Flyrite is a regular on the ChopCult classifieds, and these brakes look great, so it's a no-brainer.
6) This bike will have electric start. I'm old, fat and I've got nothing to prove. End of story.
7) Jason at Sacred Steel
has graciously volunteered to design and build a custom-fabbed copper gas tank to my loose visual and technical specifications. Copper! Are you shitting me? I am not. Jason's work was showcased on Chopper Wars last month, and he won the challenge hands down. There's no pressure to kill the competition on this project, however, so Jason has free reign to go nuts. Thanks and good luck, my friend.
Let this thread be a call to arms.... if you want to share in the fun and glory that is bike building on a budget, please say so.
When I took the frame off his wife's hands, Duane Ballard volunteered to help make the seat. I'm considering a rigidly mounted solo seat with mini pillion/gunfighter aspirations, and I know DB can help make it a reality.
I've hit up Trent Schara for a line on the forks and wheels, but if anyone on CC has some, please let me know. I'm a motivated buyer...
Thanks in advance to all the great people who are helping me get this project of the ground:
Kutty Noteboom at Hippy Killer Garage
George Counes at Spartan
Jason Wilson at Sacred Steel
I couldn't have started this silly project without you...