I've been lurking this board for quite some time now, but thought I'd show of my chop. Or build. Or even "put together bike". Can't really call it a build since I'm just putting peices together. Well not entirely, some fabrication is done by me.
Anyways. I'm a Swede and in our country there's some ridiculous laws that prohibits you from just choppin' up your bike. Or at least drivin' on the public road after you've chopped it up. That requires a shit load of different inspections and fees, before you get back on the road with your chop.
This is what I got of an add on ebay:
Had it shipped to my door. Had a working title as well.
At the time I didn't even have a shop to work on my build in. (As seen in the surroundings in the picture).
Got a few parts and started piecing my bike and my shop together.
Went through a girder fase, but ended up getting a narrow glide 35 mm showa front end instead.
Shaved the lowers, got some painting done. Got more parts and put it together..
Had to fab new mounts for my tank:
Found out my carbs were toast. Yeah.. Gasket remover fixed those up - good as new.
My front calipers were also shitty. Had to rebuild 'em as well.
Note to self, DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR WHEN REMOVING CALIPER PISTONS!!
I shot that sucker in the ceiling. Had to change my pants - and do it all over again (dual disc setup).
Built my own wiring harness:
Mounted my bars..
Messed around with different styles of sissy/rear light setup - ended up going this way:
Starting to look like a real bike.
Right now I'm building my front brake line setup.
That's where I'm at as of yesterday. I'll keep posting as I go.