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  1. #1

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    Default skinny sporty from MA

    This is my first real build. I'm 20 years old living in mass working toward a degree right now. I had been browsing craigslist for a while looking for something in my price range. I was back an forth between saving some money and buying an older ironhead from the AMF years or getting an evo. Ended up picking up this 93 evo 1200 back in january. It was surprisingly like 50 degrees that day so I actually got to take it for a quick ride before starting to take it apart.
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    I've always really liked the skinny bikes so thats what I'm gonna go for.
    Starting to take everything apart.
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    Got it down to the frame and got a weld-on hardtail coming the mail

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    Nice start and it's looking good so far... Keep at it.......

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    My buddy's ironhead drop seat frame in the background.

    Already kinda wishing the bottom tube lines were a little different, like stayed level with the rest of the frame longer than a sharper upsweep. Oh well, keep that in mind for the next bike I guess. I do like the resemblance to a bmx frame though
    Made it a roller to see how the stock kickstand held it, but I definitely want some more lean so I'll be getting a different one.

    Got the motor back in, my buddy let me take over his table since he's almost done.


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    Went to a swap meet in worcester and scored some stuff for cheap. mini apes, another set of bars, mini speedo. The mini apes were a bit of an impulse buy, got em for a good price but don't think I'm gonna use em anytime soon.


    I really like the paint on the stock tank but i think the size of it isn't gonna work for this bike.

    Made a battery box, ended up using an antigravity battery so i made this one smaller but i never took any pictures. Definitely nothing special but its gonna be hidden anyway





    Got a cheap metal seat pan and supplies to make a springer seat. Hoping to cover the seat myself and then bring it somewhere with an industrial sewing machine following a how to I've seen on here. Didn't really take any pictures of that process.

    Bought a trailer fender for $20 and narrowed it about two inches by cutting out a strip.

    Bent up a sissy bar out of 5/8
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    another swap meet and ended up with this taillight for $5, and two tanks, I didn't find the orange one until after I already bought the black one



    got the fender and sissy bar all mounted, made some bungs for where the sissy bar bolts to the axle plates because I'm cheap


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    Looking good man.

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    $5 taillight just needed new wires in it cause someone ripped em out and it was good to go. made a little bracket for it to mount above the license plate on the bracket for the axle.

    made some breather bolts and a mounted a cheapy air cleaner following mreed's how tos on here, so nice to get rid of that stock air cleaner.





    carb support mount I bought didn't fit cause it was for CVs and I didn't read enough before clicking order. the carb on the bike is a super e. had to cut it up and make it work which is why the paint is all scratched in the picture
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    Nice work so far. At 20 years old yer off to a good start. Many builds ahead of you!

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    Thanks guys

    Put together some pipes these past few days, not sure if I want to keep em that length or add on a bit more straight pipe



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    Nice progress. Where in Mass are you from?

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    Lookin good, maybe instead of more straight section you can put a collector and a big turn out like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzavala2424 View Post
    Lookin good, maybe instead of more straight section you can put a collector and a big turn out like this:

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    I do like those turnouts, I picked one up at a swap meet but never got around to seeing if I could make it work, ill check it out, thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by nohonestlyitsme View Post
    Nice progress. Where in Mass are you from?

    thanks man, and I'm in western mass, near springfield

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    Dude you are killing it! I personally liked the shorter bars at first but who am I?

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    I'm almost done with wiring, just finishing up lights and then got button everything up and hide it real good. I've got a momentary start ignition and hid the headlight switch right next to the key. Threw some gas in and got the bike running and off the table. Also got the brake lines plumbed.




    Wiring leftovers



    Video of it running
    Definitely got some fine tuning to do, sure i'm gonna have to have to rejet the carb with the new air filter and an open exhaust

    http://vid350.photobucket.com/albums...psgc7u1o7h.mp4
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    Looking good! Keep it up.

    What's your plans for paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucky685 View Post
    Looking good! Keep it up.

    What's your plans for paint?
    Thanks man, I want to keep paint simple for now and probably just do black frame with black or raw/clear coat on the tank, fender, sissy bar, etc. but my good friend is an artist and I'm hoping to do some 60s/70s metallic flake style paint on the tank in the future

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    Nice work so far man! I live in CT and was at that New Tradition swap too. Lots of good stuff to pick through. Looking forward to seeing more progress!

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    Dude, those pipes are sick. Build looks great so far.

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    Well i guess photo bucket shafted me there. Any suggestions? Back to small pictures i guess

    Taken apart for paint a while ago
    Still can't make up my mind and I feel like this bike will be far from done, so black for now

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    Taken home while its apart since some space opened up at my house

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    Last edited by drewl; 07-10-2017 at 6:57 PM.

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