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Old 02-14-2013, 06:46 PM   #706
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Me too

I am also interested, the Ironhead Sportster build would make it reasonable to get the motor etc. Please let me know as you get closer. So what year Sportster should we be looking out for?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 PM   #707
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Great build but it's to bad there isn't more classic tribute DIY plans for other bikes that are just way out of everyone reach due to cash issues. From brought ss800 onwards to the Merkin. Loads of people would love ride something that had the look and feel of the greats. Indian etc.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #708
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND4EA...yer_detailpage

This might work .

Read down in the coments. He's going to build it into a boardtracker, similar to a"Flying Merkel"
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #709
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Still makin me jealous... Wish I had built a Merkel a long time ago. I'm running about 7 years behind schedule- got my supermoto about 10 years after I wanted one, back when no one had ever heard of them. Working on the Cafe now, and there considered the new "chopper- everyone's building them. Board tracker has now been done (excellently, I might add). I'll build my own, in about 7 years.

In the meantime, just you watch- the next bike I want to build is something WWII-ish- flat green, older styling, very utility and over built. I guarantee you'll start seeing people building something like that in the next year or two, and they will become the next big thing in about 5 years...

/hijack off

Cant wait to see the new bike!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #710
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND4EA...yer_detailpage

This might work .

Read down in the coments. He's going to build it into a boardtracker, similar to a"Flying Merkel"
Holy Crap!! I'm a hack compared to that guy.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:12 PM   #711
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Still makin me jealous... Wish I had built a Merkel a long time ago. I'm running about 7 years behind schedule- got my supermoto about 10 years after I wanted one, back when no one had ever heard of them. Working on the Cafe now, and there considered the new "chopper- everyone's building them. Board tracker has now been done (excellently, I might add). I'll build my own, in about 7 years.

In the meantime, just you watch- the next bike I want to build is something WWII-ish- flat green, older styling, very utility and over built. I guarantee you'll start seeing people building something like that in the next year or two, and they will become the next big thing in about 5 years...

/hijack off

Cant wait to see the new bike!
I've said it before and yes your early plans got me inspired to build my Merkel.... thank you.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #712
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Sorry, wasn't meaning to be all whiny... You have done a MUCH better job than I ever would have! Just glad to see unique things come to life.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:50 PM   #713
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So, uh, I said I wasn't in a rush...but are you done yet with the plans?

You should toss up a link to the jockeyjournal build thread, I love the fab work steps.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:48 AM   #714
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Sorry, wasn't meaning to be all whiny... You have done a MUCH better job than I ever would have! Just glad to see unique things come to life.
No seriously, seeing your thread was sort of an ah ha moment for me. I realized what I was thinking wasn't totally crazy.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:56 AM   #715
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So, uh, I said I wasn't in a rush...but are you done yet with the plans?

You should toss up a link to the jockeyjournal build thread, I love the fab work steps.
I'm on it.

I've got info going in a few different spots. I should probably start a new thread here and let this one remain the Merkel build.

http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=102746
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #716
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Very Cool! I see you are using a Triumph trans, but I don't see and adjustment for the primary chain... Going to use a slider or roller?
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #717
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Very Cool! I see you are using a Triumph trans, but I don't see and adjustment for the primary chain... Going to use a slider or roller?
I haven't drilled the lower mounting holes yet so the plan is to make them slotted for adjustment or if that doesn't work I'll run a roller on the bottom.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:12 AM   #718
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that is the way the nortons was setup a sliding trans,or use a shoe like the buell-sportster,the buell being stronger and cheaper.
American sport bike has all the buell stuff.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:13 PM   #719
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Any Progress?

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:30 AM   #720
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Just checked out your thread on jockeyjournal.

Damnit, Rebuilder, your tidy welds are making me self-conscious about my skills.
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