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Old 10-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #31
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #32
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I've ridden (and thoroughly enjoyed) my fair share of small displacement motorcycles, but just can't get used to not having my feet in the same position on both sides, hence my aversion to mopeds... looks nice though!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #33
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I've ridden (and thoroughly enjoyed) my fair share of small displacement motorcycles, but just can't get used to not having my feet in the same position on both sides, hence my aversion to mopeds... looks nice though!
i have knee problems, thank you weslake speedway bike, so riding a moped allows me to move my feet and not let my knees bind up in one location too long.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:20 AM   #34
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That is WICKED COOL !!!
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:52 PM   #35
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Got my case half back from the welder, and started putting the engine together. I had to take off some of the bead so the kick starter pawl can move, but it's nice and free now. I can't figure out how the gear shift spring goes back though :o





Got my wheels laced and trued (first time truing wheels) and new brake pads installed in the front, so that end is all ready to get a tire.





The back brake still needs polishing, but I wanted it out of the living room so I tossed it on the bike temporarily.

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Old 11-16-2011, 06:26 PM   #36
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Cool build(s) MiteyF, nice too see some of that small displacement stuff going back into service.

What does your local powder coater charge you for a frame these days if you don't mind me asking.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #37
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For ALL my powdercoated bits, (wheels, frame, swinger, triple clamps, and about 12 other small pieces) I paid $280 for blasting and coating. He's got the best prices around, with the best turnaround. He does it out of his shop behind his house, and he does ALL my stuff!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:25 AM   #38
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I'm wondering HOW I have missed this thread for this long...


gorgeous work, gorgeous bike, bikes, cars and all GOOD shtuff...... KUDOS!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:46 AM   #39
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Agreed. Fantastic work! Love the V-dub and do I see a '67/68 (can't see if it has side-marker lights) Mustang in there too?
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #40
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Thanks guys! As far as cars go, between me, my girlfriend and 3 roommates, we have a 67 AND 68 (lucky guess ) mustang, lowered 62 bug (mine) and my girlfriend's 66 baja, as well as about 4 other slightly more "boring" cars, and lets call it 15 motorcycles just to keep it easy, in various states of repair. Although a vast majority of the bikes are mine

I've got a few more updates to make later today, I've just been piecing it together slowly, waiting on the powdercoater, parts shipping and weather to cooperate... I'll snap some more photos in a bit though!
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #41
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Better/more pictures and descriptions tomorrow as it's dark now and I'm a few beers deep, but here is a teaser. She rolls!

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Old 12-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #42
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Nice! It wouldnt look out of place with some fat flattrack tires on it.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:52 PM   #43
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Yeah... a lot of people build old bikes and buy tires to fit the "look" of the bike. I buy tires to fit the USE of the bike. One of my biggest pet peeves is bikes that put form before function (choppers being a prime example). What's the point of a bike if it rides like shit and gives you aches after 5 minutes? This ain't no trailer queen, I build my bikes to be ridden, so sticky(ish) tires were a must.

I agree though, flat track tires WOULD look much more "fitting"
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #44
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Really nice work

I like the bars. Low but with sufficient pull-back. Where are they from?
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:55 PM   #45
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Thanks! I like them too, they're still "standard" bars, but nice and low profile for a clean look, still keeping a *fairly* comfortable arm position.

Can't remember where I got them, but it's called a "superbike" bend, and they were only about $20ish plus shipping if I remember correctly. A lot of places that sell clubmans should have some superbikes I suspect.

I ran them on my G3 for a while, before I went to clip ons, and so they were sitting around not getting used... until this project!
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