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    The good news is... if you're building a...

    The good news is... if you're building a chopper... then there's probably not a whole lot of that bike that would be left on the build, right? I'd be curious to know what your vision of the finished...
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    Woah - loads of top notch advice. Thanks man!...

    Woah - loads of top notch advice. Thanks man! That should make it's way into a sticky somehow.

    As a bit of an update, I might have stumbled on a short term "aha moment" solution. When I got the...
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    No bore scope unfortunately. I may have to...

    No bore scope unfortunately. I may have to consider that. But the more I talk to other folks, the more likely it seems that I should just pull the heads and have the valves, guides, seals done to be...
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    I'll add my 3-cents being 6'-4" myself... I gotta...

    I'll add my 3-cents being 6'-4" myself... I gotta say... that if a bike has forwards it better be boards for me.
    Forwards make my knee bend half way between tucked (mids) and stretched (what...
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    Engine deal. The seller kick-started the bike...

    Engine deal. The seller kick-started the bike when I was picking it up. He's a big dude. But it was obvious that there wasn't a lot of grunt needed to kick it over. When I got it home, over the next...
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    Cosmic Shovel - '75 chopper rehab project

    On to a new donor and new opportunity to keep on tinkerin' and learnin'.

    Picked this up the day after I let go of the "Mutt Shovelhead" bike (separate thread).
    1975 with a ratchet 4-speed,...
  7. Had some spare time to tinker with an engraving...

    Had some spare time to tinker with an engraving idea I had for a while.
    Brass ignition cover with the plague mask top-hat idea.

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    The lean and style was super rad to look at.
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  8. As far as builds go... that's a wrap. Took it for...

    As far as builds go... that's a wrap. Took it for a quick shakedown run.
    It needs some love but mostly in the category of maintenance and upkeep now.
    First ride on the bike.
    First time foot...
  9. And the obligatory "cold start kickstart" chopper...

    And the obligatory "cold start kickstart" chopper video that all the cool kids do.
    I just didn't think it'd turn out this good...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKgNGziX_Qs
  10. Got er runnin! Had the ignition timed wrong at...

    Got er runnin! Had the ignition timed wrong at first. It bucked. Let me know it wasn't happy. Got it timed right. And then she fired right up.


    https://vimeo.com/742026571
  11. Haven't tried to fire it yet. Gotta rig together...

    Haven't tried to fire it yet. Gotta rig together a solution for the oil tank drain plug while I have it all empty.
    But had to move it out of the garage this weekend to facilitate some other project...
  12. Thanks man! So from the top of the lower...

    Thanks man!

    So from the top of the lower tree... to the rear leg pivot... is 35.75".
    From the top of the lower tree... to the axle... keeping in line with the springer angle... is 37.0"

    So...
  13. Fairly certain I have a home-brewed top clamp....

    Fairly certain I have a home-brewed top clamp. Other than that... it all looks about right...

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  17. Looking for Info on S.I.E. Choppers out of 1970's Chicago & their Springers

    I picked up a springer earlier this year that seems to have been identified as an old S.I.E.

    I'll post a few pics next.

    Anyone got any info on S.I.E. Choppers Inc?
    Looks like they had a whole...
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    That's my springer in that first pic from the previous post... in the lower left.
    Man... $250 for a brand new chrome springer.
    Also crazy to think that I'm going to...
  19. Also with the help of a cool dude via...

    Also with the help of a cool dude via Instagram... I was able to learn a bit more about this springer front end.

    I had searched a TON online trying to find info. Should have been easy with the...
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  21. thanks man! Most recently I've been rewiring...

    thanks man!

    Most recently I've been rewiring the whole bike. Top to bottom.
    I 3D printed a custom battery tray similar to what Hawthorne Company makes/sells but adjusted to my dimensions and to...
  22. Thanks man. Yea after I made it I was like......

    Thanks man. Yea after I made it I was like... well shoot... that coulda been smaller. haha.

    Was also tinkering with the bars recently. I mentioned this in a previous post. But finally had a pro...
  23. Rotary top trans. Wanting foot clutch. Combo...

    Rotary top trans.
    Wanting foot clutch.
    Combo that presents fun challenges.

    The foot clutch arm that came on the bike was hitting the trans lid pretty bad.
    I tried to modify that arm but...
  24. And finally for now... Part #12. Stay tuned......

    And finally for now... Part #12.
    Stay tuned... once I do an engine tuneup I'll probably take another video of everything running and riding.
    Cheers!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5bxpO8Ps7g
  25. Part #11 ...

    Part #11


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVnKvjwW3H0
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