Bars came in a few days ago. FrontStreetCycle does a great job. Scrappy was a little worried about the bends. I guess straight down with no pullback or rise isn't very common.. Looks good to me though. Added a micro switch to use as a kill and set up inverted clutch lever tonight. Tearing it down in a few to send out for powder. While it's out, I'll finish cleaning up the frame and send the tanks and fender out for paint. The mirror was just added there to use as reference for the mount. Hope these little updates aren't boring you all, but I feel like a kid on X-Mas with this one.. lol
Got some stuff back from powder and the weather was nice today.. Had to get her out in the son. Loaded it up and took it down to Buds place.. I'm kinda surprised, He didn't rag on it too much. ( He's a Harley guy).. Anywayyyss.. Here's a few pics.
Sheet metal is at FlameThrower Custom Paint, Seat pan is at HardLuck Customs.
Now it's time to get serious on motor.. I have a 71 650 thats pretty complete, but no paperwork.. Drove from Central Ohio to PA. the other day to pick up a motor, frame combo with title.. Was tickled pink that I found a combo at a good price.. Drove 3 1/2 hours there. Loaded it up, paid the man. Then it went to Shit.. Time to check the title and compare numbers. Frame was a match, but not the motor... So now I'm on the hunt. Gonna put a posting in the classified section here also but, if anyone reading this knows of or has a set of cases with title.. Shoot me a PM or email pls... Of course an Ohio title would be Fn great, but I'd be happy just to find any...
Cases would be fine, Complete motor would be kool too. Not looking for a rebuilt or pretty shiny motor.. Something on the cheap side with usable cases..
Thanx much all!!
Seat came in from Hard-Luck and I received a pic of my tanks from FlameThrower..
These guys REALLY know there shit!! Both hit the nail on the head sort of speak.. Steve still has to clear everything and give them the ol' final buff yet. Shouldn't be more than a week or two and I'll post a few picks of this thing fully painted and waiting for the final large pc.. lol
( Still looking for a set of cases titled ) Hint. lol
Just picked up the tins from Steve at Flamethrower last night. As you can see. he did an AMAZING job with the paint. I can't say enough about his work and he is definitely my new paint guy!! When I get the tank for the kids bike back. I'll post a pic of it also.
Time to get back on the motor build for this one.
I'm not quite sold on the grips yet. That was my first attempt at making my own.
Very Very cool build.. I will keep an eye out for some motor cases for you.. I have a couple of them with titles, but I am using them for other builds I have going on also.. I have had alot of luck out of Craigslist, but if you want to do a large nationwide search, check out Searchtempest.com It will search all the craigslist posting with in a certain determined milage from you, and will show you anything that is in all the small towns/area's you wouldnt normally click on..
I have my boardtracker build on here also, and I found alot of cool parts that way, along with enough frames/motors with titles to build 6 other bikes..
First off, awesome build!! It's just buggin me that the leaf spring on the front end looks wrong. Not the arch just the shorter leafs not being on the top?
Good eye, I didnt catch that... It seems that putting it together that way will lose most of the initial spring strength, do the lack of use of the smaller leafs, because it is only flexing the upper spring during suspension travel/compression. This can make it ride to mushy, unless it is already to light for the full spring pack.
Again..... Look at the lower rockers, There is always tension on the smaller springs... The pivot point is behind the legs.....So actually... Bad eye..
Ha Ha, you are right.. The pivot is actually behind the fork, which causes the spring to flex against the smaller leafs.. It is an oversight on my part, because eventhough I looked at it, I had assumed it was a front pivot wheel... Sorry about that, so yes, it appears there was an un-noticed factor... I love mechanical looking builds, because there is so much to see and notice, eventhough it wasnt seen right off..
Just got bacl in town today from the Annual Antique Motorcycle Show and swap meet in Waseon, Ohio. was a hell-of-a-good time!! Will be back again.
Thought I'd post a few updated pics of the project here. I'm diggin the kids exhaust pipes now. I'm gonna have to get a set and cut them back a few, but I like how they flow.
Have some polishing to get done, need some carbs and a few more do hickies and it'll be ready to fire up soon!!