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    Yeah I'm haveing a setback right now. mine is running like shit. I know I've got some carb work to do. But I maybe haveing a electrical issue as well. Ran great 2 weeks ago . Ran like crap since sunday.


    Front end looks sweet!

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    More progress.

    Got my new rear tire mounted yesterday.


    Worked on tacking up the exhaust and getting that sorted out. Thanks to a fellow cc'er for these turn outs.






    I have the mounts for them both figured out, just need to finish weld them and they are finito! I'm really loving these pipes. 30 bucks for the tips and modified existing drag pipes.

    You can see I also chopped the rear sprocket cover a little bit, had to accomodate the rear pipe location. I want to do more to it now that we have a drill press so I may have fun with it still.

    Here's her profile, looking nice and narrow!


    Got these end caps welded in



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    I'm jealous. I wish mine was chain and not belt driven. I'm gonna do that next year probably.
    Your bikes looking good man.

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    I like how this is turning out, where did you pick up the endcaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobhopper View Post
    I like how this is turning out, where did you pick up the endcaps?
    A CC member had some upswept pipes with turnouts he didnt want. They are exactly what I needed and couldnt have worked out better

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynbomber View Post
    A CC member had some upswept pipes with turnouts he didnt want. They are exactly what I needed and couldnt have worked out better
    I meant the end caps on the frame?

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    Pipes look great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobhopper View Post
    I meant the end caps on the frame?

    Woops, didn't read that right. End caps are from lowbrow.

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    Got the rear exhaust mount done today as well as finish weld the rear pipe.

    Took a piece of round bar and bent it to the shape and length I needed it. Took a 1/8" thick washer I had laying around an ground one portion of it flat and welded it to the end. I made a small tab that was drilled in the center and then also drilled and tapped the other end of the bar. (Sounds so easy when I type it, although it took me all damn day to get it right. Being so green at bike building can really slow you down)



    The washer replaced the rear motor mount washer and gave me a stationary point to mount it to.


    Here's how it all goes together, the tab is welded to the pipe


    My chunkly flux core welds aren't ideal, but it's all I have right now to use on my own (can use the TIG when the owner of it is in the shop with me, but this MIG is always there to use whenever), that's what a flap wheel and pipe wrap is for. Here you can see that I have a stainless screw screwed into the top of the L bracket and the tab welded to the pipe.


    Time to do the front pipe and bracket.

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    Finished up the exhaust, finally got this girl rolled outside so I could stand back at look at all my efforts. Besides some small things I still need to make this bike is how it will look besides some cleaning and final paint.

    Thanks to Gabe (saltytonk) for the sick headlight bracket!









    Still got a bit to go but I see the light at the end of my tunnel! So stoked on this!

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    what color are you thinking for paint?

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    The bike looks awesome. I'd keep an eye on that exhaust mount, though.

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    Which one rip the rear one? Why do you say that (honest question)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aghostinside View Post
    what color are you thinking for paint?
    I've got a 60's dragster funny car paint job in the works. I'm gonna keep you in suspense!


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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynbomber View Post
    Finished up the exhaust, finally got this girl rolled outside so I could stand back at look at all my efforts. Besides some small things I still need to make this bike is how it will look besides some cleaning and final paint.

    Thanks to Gabe (saltytonk) for the sick headlight bracket!









    Still got a bit to go but I see the light at the end of my tunnel! So stoked on this!
    That is looking sweet bro! Thanks for the props and support! Keep up the great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynbomber View Post
    Which one rip the rear one? Why do you say that (honest question)?
    I would be worried that it would break where you welded the washer on. I'm sure it'll be fine, but I'd be paranoid about it.

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    looks great Brandon. how big are those headlights? The bracket looks super clean.

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    Thanks Leif, they are 4.5" Bates style. The bracket is fucking icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIPshitRIOT View Post
    I would be worried that it would break where you welded the washer on. I'm sure it'll be fine, but I'd be paranoid about it.
    That washer is probably 1/8" thick welded to that bar on all sides of it so I'm thinking it'll be ok. If it breaks, I can fab something else.

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    Looks killer man! I'm thinking about going with Dual Headlights. The 4" I have just isn't cutting it, and I heard an Antique shop around here has on that matches!

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