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  1. #21

    Default hex stock?

    Going to be ordering some hex stock steel in the near future, came up with a new idea for sissy bar that i think im gonna move forward with.

    Anyone have thoughts on 1/2" vs 5/8" for building sissy bars? was thinking 5/8" for strength reason, but dont want to overbuild it 1/2" is enough. Figured the hex stock would be stiffer than round due to shape. Anyone seen or build one from hexagon?

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  2. #22
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    I have used hex stock before with no issues. I used 1/2" stock and it was just fine. I especially think you'll be good with the 1/2" since you have so many cross bars.

    The 5/8" stuff is really what you want to use when you have a really tall sissy with no bracing in the center. Those are the ones that turn into high-frequency tuning forks, especially on sportsters, and even more especially at highway speeds.

    Sissy bar looks like a really cool design, too!

  3. #23

    Default Danmoto exhaust

    Parts showed up way quicker than expected which is always a nice surprise. Photos below showing what it looks like on the bike.
    Going to talk to a few friends about possibly bending or modifying the muffle a little bit to so the end of the tip lands above the axle - try and follow the angle of the frame a little closer. Provides plenty of room for push button starter Overall the metal finish id say 7/10. its not the best looking metal finishing I've seen, but i think if i polish it it's gonna looks great, and i couldn't find a cheaper price. A few photos showing look on the bike- spacing top view, etc.
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    Looks good man!

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    Diggin it buddy

  6. #26

    Default Little more progress...

    Got some 6" risers, little thicker with some angles. Felt like they fit the theme nicely. Currently threw the stock Sportster buckhorns on for look. Surprisingly comfortable, would like to find something similar with a little less pull back.

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    Clamped on the tank for photos, need to start cutting/welding soon to start actually bolting things on.

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  7. #27

    Default Rear wheel...

    The smallest updated. I picked up a practically brand new solid rear wheel.
    Found an awesome deal via instagrams and happened to be local!

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    Other than that i've made very little progress. Now that day light savings time is here and weather is getting nicer ill get my ass in gear and get moving.

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    Bike looks rad! How many inches over stock are those fork tubes?

  9. #29

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    8" over stock. Picked up the kit from TC bros.

  10. #30

    Default Front cover

    Cut a few small windows into the sprocket cover. Ive seen alot of guys gut along the diagonal rib on the backside, but wanted to keep overall cover there. Notched out a few areas on the bottom and back. Little more clean-up needed, but you get the idea.
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    Sawzall blade i had was a little tall to help remove some material, so i bandsaw'd it alittle smaller to fit in the holes. Ended up working great in my hackzall.

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    what degree of rake did you go with?

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    35 degree rake with +4" up and +2" out stretch.

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    Have you considered a skinnier rear fender? That one reminds me of a OCC style big tire rear fender which I feel like the rest of this bike is not like that at all. Love the rest of the bike though

  14. #34

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    Never saw it that way, now i cant un-see it. lol. I don't disagree. I think the width is ok- The problem i think visually it covers too much of the sidewalls / wraps down around the tire too much. Thank you! thats why ive been posting as i go. I feel like i get tunnel vision in my garage, good to get outside perspectives.

    Luckily i got some serious photoshop skills i can test this theory before cutting. I think trimming the sides up higher to show more of the wheel & sidwall would get it away from the 90's fat tire chopper look.

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    Or sell it because making two really nice half circle cuts to reduce the sidewall depth seems like a major PITA. Lots of good options out there to use already done. Just something to consider.

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    Very cool build man!

    Definitely stop talking to whoever said NOT to take the stock bike apart, you don’t need that negativity in your life! Haha

    Love the idea of the cream color, maybe with some candy red scallops, or ‘panels’ on the tank/fender.

    Either way, gonna be a killer ride!

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