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    that engine/frame combo looks fantastic!
    cycleone builds sum great frames,,keep up the great work!

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    Cycleonemanufacturing has built three frames for me.

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    Build's looking good-thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks Hoghead!

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    This is the first steps to the build after getting the engine in the frame and shimmed.

    Getting the rear wheel with tire centered. Wheel must not be moved from this position.
    Getting the front and rear sprocket in alignment.
    Getting the necessary spacers in place on the drive side.
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    Make sure the chain will not rub the rear tire.
    This wheel required a 1/4" thick sprocket spacer to get the chain away from the tire.

    This is for those that have not done this before.
    You only have to do it once.

    It is easier with a good selection of spacers.
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    I really like where this is going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    I really like where this is going!
    Thanks for checking it out Formall!

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    I was looking for rear caliper mounts for rigids and found out the prices were completely insane! Example...
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    Just the simple flat aluminum bracket with 4 holes in it and no bushing was being sold for $71-$165.,.
    Meanwhile in the sprint car world a caliper bracket is $9.99!!!

    The car world would not put up with a price as high as the motorcycle world.
    Unfortunately there was a lack of used ones on Ebay. Those usually sold for $15.00
    I actually sent a letter out to a vendor complaining about this price. (Excuse me, price point!) Happy.

    Please do not pay $149 for a bracket with no bushing.
    Now vendors are calling it a "vintage" caliper bracket!
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    I got a brake disc and the caliper mount plate.
    With those parts I was able to complete the left side of the rear wheel set up.
    I fabricated a Brake reaction rod frame mount and tacked it on the frame.
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    I happen to have a Yamaha Warrior rear engine mount which was removable that I got when I bought a pile of bolts from Ebay. So I used that mount.
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    I was anxious to see what the front wheel was going to look like and got a pic of that.
    Now I can take measurements for front forks.
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    The new American look!

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    Next week I will be working on a battery box and I will position it down
    low in the frame and easy to service as possible.
    Now that the frame is level I can also think about positioning the gas tank.
    I will not be using a sportster tank. I have a very beautiful tank from a Suzuki Intruder.
    The real Intruders.

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    Wow lucky, sweet.
    I really like how the engine looks in the frame.

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    Fantastic build!

    I'm thinking about getting another frame from CycleOne and I just wrecked my roadstar chopper. What were the specs on your? Looks like a steeper angled backbone than the last one I had. I love the profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twentyfivemike View Post
    Fantastic build!

    I'm thinking about getting another frame from CycleOne and I just wrecked my roadstar chopper. What were the specs on your? Looks like a steeper angled backbone than the last one I had. I love the profile.
    Wow! I hope you are Ok. Cycleonemanufacturing will have the measurements for that frame. The backbone was shorter (23 inches).Talk to Kate.
    Is the wrecked chopper salvageable?
    Many expensive parts on it. Almost all of the parts were new except the exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman85 View Post
    Wow lucky, sweet.
    I really like how the engine looks in the frame.
    Thanks Jman85!
    I finally got the frame I really like with good communication with Cycleonemanufacturing and Kate's
    experience and Red's workmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Wow! I hope you are Ok. Cycleonemanufacturing will have the measurements for that frame. The backbone was shorter (23 inches).Talk to Kate.
    Is the wrecked chopper salvageable?
    Many expensive parts on it. Almost all of the parts were new except the exhaust.
    I'm fine enough thanks. Very lucky. I think it's salvageable. Just waiting on some insurance things before I send it to the shop to have a real real real close inspection to see what's what.

    Already been in touch with Kate. The team at Cycleone is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twentyfivemike View Post
    I'm fine enough thanks. Very lucky. I think it's salvageable. Just waiting on some insurance things before I send it to the shop to have a real real real close inspection to see what's what.

    Already been in touch with Kate. The team at Cycleone is the best.
    If you do get that frame made at Cycleone Manufacturing then you will need a different rear wheel.
    The wheel on the frame you like is a 16" x 5.5" 200mm tire. A fatter higher profile tire.
    The wheel on your bike was a 18" X 5.5 x 180mm. (Could take a 200mm tire.) Lower profile tire.
    Both wheels have almost the same outside diameter. Your choice.
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    I worked on the battery tray placement today.
    I got a plastic black box from a stock Roadstar to simulate the battery.
    I still need to fit the oil tank and electrics compartment.
    I wanted the battery as low as possible due to its weight.
    Also I did not want the battery to crowd the chain area.
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    I will have easy access to the battery.
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    Fine spot for the battery. I fucking abominate buried batteries on anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Fine spot for the battery. I fucking abominate buried batteries on anything.
    Yes I can appreciate that.
    I recently found out that my Wife's new Honda car required that you must remove the entire front grille and other parts to get access to change a headlight bulb. I was furious and we took the car to the place where she bought the car and asked them to do it. Insane! I actually liked Honda before that.

    The mechanic had a trick to reach through a inner wheel fender panel to get the bulb out but the car had to be on
    a lift with the front wheel off!

    I have a lot of stories.

    A Yamaha V Star requires that you have a wrench to be able to get access to the tool box on the motorcycle!
    Last edited by Luky; 10-12-2018 at 10:01 PM.

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