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Old 11-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #16
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I like your Airhead, congratulations. Great job on the headers. I'll try to keep that in mind.

And yes, the Lens!!! We've got to find some more.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #17
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Just a crappy cell pic, but it shows the direction I am going. ......
The tank fits OK, I plan on modifying the front are to clear the master cylinder, the back looks like it need little work to fit securely.
Are you getting rid of the stock tank? If so, I'm interested. I've got a '74 R90/6 that I brought back from a similar condition. The 90/6 series makes for a great machine.

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #18
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Are you getting rid of the stock tank? If so, I'm interested. I've got a '74 R90/6 that I brought back from a similar condition. The 90/6 series makes for a great machine.

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Not any time soon, I need to keep it so if the K bike tank fails I still have the stock one to go back to.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #19
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Installed my new top brace and clip on's. started trimming the tank to fit down over the frame, still needs to be modified to get lock to clock steering. Rebuilt the carbs and installed some velocity stacks. probably run the stock tank though.


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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #20
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Promising start

I've thought about a K bike tank before but had not considered using the front fender on the rear.

I'll be watching this one, so hurry up would you ?
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:16 PM   #21
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Installed my new top brace and clip on's. started trimming the tank to fit down over the frame, still needs to be modified to get lock to clock steering. Rebuilt the carbs and installed some velocity stacks. probably run the stock tank though.

Just a thought, if you turn that fender around and moved the brace, wouldn't the gap fit the shock? I've been thinking about doing that on a Rennsport replica.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #22
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Just a thought, if you turn that fender around and moved the brace, wouldn't the gap fit the shock? I've been thinking about doing that on a Rennsport replica.
It probably would, it is too narrow for the rear tire though. I had to remove the center brace just so it would sit on top of the tire.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:27 AM   #23
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Digging this. Excited to see where you go with it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #24
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I laced up a wider rim, not to bad but it is just a test fit. I need to order new spokes about 8mm shorter. It looks like the swing arm brace is going to have to be bolted together at the center so I can spread the swing arm to get the tire in.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #25
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Head light

I want to install a /5 head light bucket/speedo but the price that people are asking is a tad on the high side. Since my stock bucket is beat I decided to modify it.

I started by beating out the dent and the 2 spots that are for cluster clearance.



I then welded on some tabs to hold a HID projector, it has a shutter inside for High/Lowe beam function.







I used an old ford (1935?) head light bucket to extend it out.




I have a speedo that has an electronic tach inside that I will be mounting on top. I need the big sheers at the shop to trim the ring so that is as far as I made it tonight.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #26
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This is cool.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #27
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I screwed up, I didn't account for the cable it'self. The speedo fits in and clears the back of the projector but the cable will not fit. I have started searching for an all electric gauge, looks like harleys have some nice ones that will do the job.



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Old 03-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #28
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I like the look of the speedo inside the headlight... ( could use a/5 set up too?)

Btw, I located a lens like you have. In fact located a pair on eBay and grabbed them both...
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:24 PM   #29
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CD,

He did want a /5 but didn't like the prices people want for them these days. Understandable, I guess. So far the later model looks good but now there's a problem with the speedo cable or something.

US_Marshall seems to be a very talented builder. So everybody thinks. Maybe he's just lucky? Wish I had one half this sort of talent.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #30
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Thank you.

Yes I would like a /5 bucket and speedo but they go for more then I have in the whole bike.

I am also looking at getting a head light bucket from a late 30's chevy. They are a long tear droop head light and would give me lots of room on the inside to work with.
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