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    www.choppahead.com

    they have a couple modern builds. They also have frames, etc for the modern bikes.

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    progress has been a bit slow.. got my 7metalwest fender 50% polished





    got the motor in the frame for mock-up and my fears are coming true.

    here is the deal. my plan was to run a 5.00 tire front and rear. I specifiy in my frame build to keep the rear frame rails 8 inches apart. I did this so there wouldn't be a huge gap with the 5 inch fender.. things are tight back there. and I have chain clearance issues..

    bottom of frame... ( it's basically hitting) notch the frame?????


    top of frame.. ( have about 3/16 clearance) which is ok by me





    here is where I need help!!!

    i got the motor in and all torqued down.. what is the best way to align the rear wheel. I got it centered nice..

    1 1/16 spacer on each side, but how can I get the rear wheel straight in the frame. in the car world we call it " dogtracking" if the rear wheel is crooked..

    once I get the rear wheel straight I can ATTEMPT to get the chain alignment down.. right now it's not and things are very tight....

    any help would be greatly apperiated..
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    A couple 8' halogen bulbs help to get the front/rear tires aligned straight. put a couple blocks of wood under the bulbs and press them flat against the sides of the rear tire, should have even gap on each side of the front tire. WHen the axle nuts are torqued down, the hub should be straight in the frame, get a bunch of thin spacers that fit the axle and start moving the hub side to side til the chain runs true.

    Eyeballing the chain and a stringline from front sprocket to rear help to show if your chain is crooked.

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    Get off the couch and get back to work.............

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    strange that the chain hits the bottom rail and not the top, i hope the frame isn't out of square...

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    this post rules. keep it coming!

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    The tyre looks closer to the chain as well sure looks like frame not square to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by image1 View Post
    strange that the chain hits the bottom rail and not the top, i hope the frame isn't out of square...
    i think that is due to the chain not being tight

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    made some more progress on the bike...

    checking the center line and getting everything nice





    fab kevin rear brake setup.. also fabbed the rear brake stay tab



    made the rear fender strut.. ( just tacked for right now..) i'm very pleased the way they turned out. used a 3ft pole to bend the 1/2 rod in a vice... for once everything went right and there damn near indentical on both side.. I also got to radius the rear fender just right.







    and here on as a roller.. I was curious to see it with both wheels on.. the bike is long, low and mean. should be a blast to drive. the angle of th pic give the bike a funny look.. ( looks much better in person)


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    Man that bike is coming together, looks good!

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    Thats gonna be a tight setup. Lovin it.

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    did you get the chain clearance issue sorted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by image1 View Post
    did you get the chain clearance issue sorted?
    yea, it's going to be close but i think I got it.. the output shaft sprocket sits about 1/2 inch out. I ordered 3 output shaft spacers from triumph. ( 2.30$) a piece. i'm going to remove 3/16 from one to pull the chain in alignment with the rear wheel. everything is real tight, but i think i'll be ok. i'm also going to ditch the o-ring chain for a regular chain. should give me another 1/16 of clearance. if I need anymore space I can go to a 520 setup or lastly slightly notch the frame. i also need to get a monster motorcraft chain roller to keep the bottom of the chain up...

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    not that anyone cares, but I got the foward control mounted up. had to remove the oil tank mounts as it was not clearing the chain, started fabbing to oil cooler setup. i'll post some pics tonight

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    What did your frame end up costing you?
    LOVE the look of the bike! Got me thinking long and hard about going HT with a springer on my America

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    frame was around 1200 with rear axle and bearing/ cups with internal stops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by malloy View Post
    frame was around 1200 with rear axle and bearing/ cups with internal stops...
    Not bad. Are you satisfied with the build quality of it?

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    yea, frame is bulletproof and square... very happy.... .125 DOM tubing and 1/2 inch axle plates... what's not to love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malloy View Post
    .... what would be a good frame color choice???
    NIckel plate.

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    Dude nickel plate would be... Yeah do it!

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