I am finally getting a good start on my build. Got my frame from Ardcore Choppers. It took 22 weeks (was told 10 week ) , but was definitely worth the wait. Motor is from an 81 xs650. Hope to work with Hugh on a rebuild and do the permanent magnet alternator. Going to do away with starter and go kick only. Here are some pics of what i am working with.
Here are the bars I will be using. A buddy of mine made them for me. There is a post on my LED tail light. Headlight is an old Unity spotlight with nickel sanded off. Tank is an Indian Larry tank with different neck and brass gas cap added. Also added a brass sight glass.
That headlight is kickass my man... Saw you tried to get up with me on FB last night, but I was away from the computer... Feel free to email or call...
I will be getting back with you Hugh. I have a friend that wants to bring a motor to you also.
Gonna be awesome, im currently doing an XS build off an Ardcore frame as well
Did you make the sightglass? I would like some more info on that
I'm in the same boat as well. My ardcore frame is being shipped right now. I'm planning on a 750 kit and a rephase. Yours should be fun to watch.
Had some time to make a little progress on the build. My buddy turned some sporty lowers for me and helped me build my front end. Installed the neck cups and i slapped it on the bike. Let me know what you think about the lowers.
Those are some sweet ass parts man. Cant wait to see the rest.
I am almost at the "roller" stage. Found a rear wheel at the swapmeet (gave a whole $25 for it), got the rim and hub plus my front rim and spool powdercoated. I laced my front wheel. Waiting on spokes for my rear wheel. Threw it together for some pics.
I laced and trued my wheels (with a little help), got tires mounted, and my friend made me some wheel spacers. I made a bracket for the brake caliper and we bolted her together. Here are a few shots. I will post some pics of the mids we made in a couple days.
I wish I was that far along. Are you using the stock hub or is it a harley hub for the rear?
Is that another 650 in the background of the 1st pic. Looks killer! They both look killer. BTW, that dished mustangs looking good. I've got one I'm flippin the sides and narrowing it. should hold about 3 cups of petro when it's done....
That's some good stuff! Reall dig what you're doing. Bud of mine is doing a microphone brakelight also. Very cool.