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    Default buell chopper mock up done

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    I posted this when I started in the regular section. I feel it belongs more in the sporster section.
    This ended up being more involved than I planned but if it works it will be worth it.
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    Brake and battery box / switch plate. The small amount of suspension adds a additional thing to think of. Like brake mount and fender mount.Click image for larger version. 

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    Think I got shifter made
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    Being a cyclone it has a little less hp but a broader power band. Next it the brake peddle and master cylinder. Then rear fender and sissy bar.
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    How much clearance do you have under that bike. Amens frame + Girder front end = a pogo ride. Wouldn't want to bottom out. I'll bet that with that front end, you have the turning radius of a semi truck pulling a trailer. Back in the late 70s, I had a similar set-up with a 650 Triumph Bonnie power plant. Looked styling on the highway. Damn near got me killed on the streets of New Orleans.

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    I'm thinking it's gonna ride terrible. Haha but I have a Ducati hypermotard for the twisties. I road 40 years ago with two guys who had a honda and a triumph like this. They bounced all over the place. I'm pretty sure slow and cool will be the trick.

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    Made some more progress. Electrical panel answer battery box mostly roughed out.
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ID:	91516also mounted master cylinder. Sissy bar and fender mounts next. Oh things are just tacked with a cheap wire feed when I'm happy with everything i will tig weld everything
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    Since the rear springs are really for appearance if it bounces too much you could probably (I've not personally disassembled a Savior suspension) run a solid tubing collar inside the top spring to turn the frame into a rigid. Bystanders won't know the difference.

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    what kind of foot controls are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimB1640 View Post
    what kind of foot controls are those?
    I got them used said they were off a fxst I actually had a set like them on my 84 fxst. I'm not sure what make they are I got my first ones from jp cycle. The pedal won't look like that I cut welded and drilled the holes in that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Since the rear springs are really for appearance if it bounces too much you could probably (I've not personally disassembled a Savior suspension) run a solid tubing collar inside the top spring to turn the frame into a rigid. Bystanders won't know the difference.
    My son is a machinist we have talked about him making me spacers that look like springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Since the rear springs are really for appearance if it bounces too much you could probably (I've not personally disassembled a Savior suspension) run a solid tubing collar inside the top spring to turn the frame into a rigid. Bystanders won't know the difference.
    Or maybe toss The springs in favor of rubber.

    Still would give a little bit of flex, but would probably be less bouncy, since rubber tends to have some amount of inherent dampening (steel coil springs have damn little)

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    Quote Originally Posted by adkdean View Post
    My son is a machinist we have talked about him making me spacers that look like springs.
    Been done by ChopperGuy and shown here:
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    2017 Thread: Amen savior
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    Yeah I saw that some where and was thinking about going this route. Thanks.

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    Did some more roughed out the fender, mounts, and sissy bar. Had to use my old panheads shift knob. Also got my custom tail light started

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    finish mock up now to take it down weld grind sand paint and start putting it together for real
    Last edited by adkdean; 04-13-2019 at 3:41 PM.

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    Digging this.

    A lot.


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    Really dig the tail light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynbomber View Post
    Really dig the tail light.
    thanks guys trying to do all I can myself and looking for ideas from the period

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    I really dig the stance you've got going on there.

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