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#1 slydog

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:20 PM

Hey Guys I have a ring in,a old Honda that my brother in law owns.It had been raped...bad and he got it back in need of a whole rear clip and heaps of tidy up work.
I never took any pics of it but the previous chop effort was very rude,so while Brett has been busy with other stuff I started doing what I think suits the bike while not looking like a wanna be chopper...

The new fabricated rear was made out of 3.2mm wall seamless tube by me with my trusty $200 Chinese pipe bender using the old dropouts for the time being while I get new ones cut up to suit.I added some more length to the bottom tubes to give it a longer and lower look while keeping the stock overall length.For the top tubes I ran em straight up the bike and bent em at the same angle as the bottom for a symmetrical look and as a bonus it fattens the rear view of the frame aswell.

He is using stock rake on the front end no guard and trimmed brackets aswell as some custom radius curved bars by me.He wants to run a sprung seat and standard width guard but I may change that yet.The engine will be the stock 450 that already has bigger carbs some port work done by...? f*ck knows who back in the day.Exhaust will be some slash cut shorties and it is getting some custom mid controls...

Paint will be..."watch this space"...

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I know this doesn't appeal to many yet and it's not a Harley but wait till shes done and she how cool these old girls can be made to look...

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:14 PM

Hey Guys I have a ring in,a old Honda that my brother in law owns.It had been raped...bad and he got it back in need of a whole rear clip and heaps of tidy up work.
I never took any pics of it but the previous chop effort was very rude,so while Brett has been busy with other stuff I started doing what I think suits the bike while not looking like a wanna be chopper...

The new fabricated rear was made out of 3.2mm wall seamless tube by me with my trusty $200 Chinese pipe bender using the old dropouts for the time being while I get new ones cut up to suit.I added some more length to the bottom tubes to give it a longer and lower look while keeping the stock overall length.For the top tubes I ran em straight up the bike and bent em at the same angle as the bottom for a symmetrical look and as a bonus it fattens the rear view of the frame aswell.

He is using stock rake on the front end no guard and trimmed brackets aswell as some custom radius curved bars by me.He wants to run a sprung seat and standard width guard but I may change that yet.The engine will be the stock 450 that already has bigger carbs some port work done by...? f*ck knows who back in the day.Exhaust will be some slash cut shorties and it is getting some custom mid controls...

Paint will be..."watch this space"...

I know this doesn't appeal to many yet and it's not a Harley but wait till shes done and she how cool these old girls can be made to look...

Slydog


old bikes are always worth the trouble
god created commodores , so ford drivers would have something to laugh at

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#3 slydog

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:26 PM

Thanks bud,I reckon so too.You can barley see where the new back half starts as it's all the same colour almost but it's slugged internally and plug welded just behind the back engine mount and joined at the end of the top tube in a triangle with some 15nb tube as a brace...I think a custom rolled tank or a cool old peanut tank needs to go on it...

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:11 AM

What a surprise to find THIS in Sly central.
i can't see many mistaking it for a chopper, it has Bobber written all over it.
no doubt it'll look fantastic when finished.

Well, in a way i'm a little steam engine.i've got the pulling power but not the gearing.



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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

what a sick project.. go nuts on it Robroy.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:49 AM

nice job buddy.
Are you a member of killbillet??
I got alot of good idea from those guys on some builds my mates and i have done.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:23 PM

nice job buddy.
Are you a member of killbillet??
I got alot of good idea from those guys on some builds my mates and i have done.


I didn't know about that site but I do now bro...thanks for the heads up bud...

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:39 PM

Someone should start a thread, 1001 uses for a milk crate.

#9 slydog

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:58 PM

Someone should start a thread, 1001 uses for a milk crate.


Best free item made by man IMO...

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 07:12 PM

Someone should start a thread, 1001 uses for a milk crate.

why limit it to 1001 and

does your avatar photo show you breaking into your car ?????????
god created commodores , so ford drivers would have something to laugh at

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:49 PM

why limit it to 1001 and

does your avatar photo show you breaking into your car ?????????


Na, thats Milo Kerrigan. aka. Shaun Micallef.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

Love the bike Sly, big thumbs up ;-P

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:37 PM

Na, thats Milo Kerrigan. aka. Shaun Micallef.


oh thats funny but the originnal thought was funnier
god created commodores , so ford drivers would have something to laugh at

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:11 PM

i have never under stood why you would remove the shocks from a bike that had them.
But bobbers do looks good.
Who cares if ya pissing blood and walk like an arthritic 90Y/o if ya can look good.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:28 PM

well my dads a milk man... at one stage every piece of his inside furniture was wholy or atleast partilay milk crates lol. tv cabinet wit draws, kitchen bench with sink (sink was stain

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:31 PM

the milk crate under the bike is a pretty common use

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:23 AM

i have never under stood why you would remove the shocks from a bike that had them.
But bobbers do looks good.
Who cares if ya pissing blood and walk like an arthritic 90Y/o if ya can look good.


Well this one never had rear shocks to remove,they were thrown out the window before I seen it so even If I wanted to I couldn't remove what wasn't there...!The seat will be sprung via a air bag or springs so while it will look ridgid it will ride smooth as.

Whats yours look like bro...?

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 07:51 PM

Well this one never had rear shocks to remove,they were thrown out the window before I seen it so even If I wanted to I couldn't remove what wasn't there...!The seat will be sprung via a air bag or springs so while it will look ridgid it will ride smooth as.

Whats yours look like bro...?


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in not knocking your work
i just can't see the appeal of no shocks

i'm building a street tracker out of a XL 250 at the moment.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:49 AM

in not knocking your work
i just can't see the appeal of no shocks

i'm building a street tracker out of a XL 250 at the moment.


Ha ha ha,I stated what I was doing and asking what you have bro...LOL Still each to there own and you want shocks good for you this guy doesn't but he is getting relief via the sprung seat and for the work it will do it will be fine...

Put some pics of your ride up bud,them old XL's look cool as...


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:30 PM

I love my rat-rods and bobbers,
I want to get in and build another rat soon.
I do know of a few old school bikes laying around, and doing a bike might take the build itch away abit....

Hope killbillet helps, watch the admin though if you do join.
He can be a bit of a knob. Doesnt like alot of things and he will delete your posts or you if you think/say/type something he doesnt like. From chrome to new parts.....sigh.
But it is a great sorce of info!
(i did make a rod for the $3000 club but he deleted the thread....)




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