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  1. #1

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    Default Oxblood's Evo build

    Like I don't have enough projects already, I decided I would build a big twin Evo... Maybe starting a thread will keep me motivated.

    Picked up an engine from kenny13_ over on Instagram. He'e a cool.guy, I met him at the Rally in the Alley here in Vegas last year. Builds engines too so that's a plus. Just a fresh, mild 80" to get things moving.

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    Then I raidedd a buddies parts pile for my old replica springer, a transmission, and a Paughco frame. The only front wheels I could find were an 80 spoke or a fat spoke lol.

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    Dumped it off in the garage with the rest of the projects...

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    Got a buddy stitching me up a matching solo seat, pillion, single sided saddlebag, tool roll, and bedroll. I also have a hex oil tank on the way. Plan is to keep it simple with a Sportster tank, some Regetta garage bars I have laying around, and a jockey.shift.

    We will see how it goes...

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    Time to start clicking around and ordering parts. First stop was over to Lowbrow customs for a small replica Ironhead Sportster tank and petcock. Keeping things simple this time around.

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    I don't know much about this frame but I did notice it is set up for a pogo seat with a bushing in the seat tube. LeBeef Kustom Metal Works has a rad chopper seat mount I have been lusting over for a while. This finally gives me a chance to use it.

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    Now to the technical question. This frame looks to be set up for a 4 speed. I have a solid mount 5 speed I got with the frame so I would like to use that if possible. Vulcan makes a 5 speed adapter plate. Is this a drop in and go type deal? I see multiple offsets. If I'm running a 150 tire do I do 0" offset? School me on these big twins!

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    What does Vulcan say? It never hurts to ask the maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    What does Vulcan say? It never hurts to ask the maker.
    I can't find a phone number so I filled out their email form. Just thought someone on the forum might know and then it would be in a public place for people with this problem in the future to see. I know Paughco makes a similar plate so I'll call them on my break...

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    5 in a four speed frame plate is good to go. No offset needed for 150 tire. You might get a minor amount of chain rub depending on tire selection.
    Michelin's run a bit wider than advertised. Dunlops are a fuzz small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater66 View Post
    5 in a four speed frame plate is good to go. No offset needed for 150 tire. You might get a minor amount of chain rub depending on tire selection.
    Michelin's run a bit wider than advertised. Dunlops are a fuzz small.
    Perfect man, that's exactly what I needed to know! Dunlop is what I have floating around the garage.

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