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Well...shit.

Axle and triple set I ordered showed up today. Just one problem. This isn't what I ordered..... the brighter pic is the one I actually ordered.

Good news at least is that at least it's still an EN450 lower. They sent me the one from a different listing. I needed the complete set. I'll have /some/ fitment idea tomorrow when I go back to the shop.
 

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Decided to go back tonight after dinner. Did a little mockup. Not bad, got a decent idea where things are.

EN450 stem is very much long enough, unlike the GS stem. Enough threads for both threaded collars and then some. Didn't have the top triple, so I kinda ghetto mocked up the GS upper so I could see about where things would sit. I like it.

Used one of my large ratchets to sort of mockup where the forks would be. Turn radius will be decent.

Just need to have the seller send me the right parts, and then save up the money for the forks.
 

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If you run in to dead ends on axle spacers just holler at me. A few aluminum spacers in the mail is only a few bucks. I'd hate to see your get stalled over something this small.
That offer still stand?



That's a great score for $100!

For a doomed to fail thread you sure are killing it in here.
Am I still killing it? :rock:
 

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Was browsing my emails from Pinterest (dont ask...) and came across a bike that is actually not too terribly far from the current build direction. Or more accurately the current direction is a cross between the two bikes in the pics.

I like how the Harley looks for the most part, though I want far less space between the tire and fender at the rear, so lower the rear, and then combine it with the dead basics of the chopper and you get closer to where I want this to be.

Upper triple should be here in the next couple days. Gonna dig out the aircraft pedals I got from Mongo and start working on mounting those. Also need to get all my small parts together and start building the wiring out.

Need to find a machinist to do a little carving for me. Cush drive still needs the inside cleaned up so it sits flush, and I need to work on the axle spacers. Want to at least get the rear end done so that I have some sort of progress.
 

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That offer still stand?
Of course it does! Sorry for such a slow reply. My internet connection sucks at times and I don't get to browse the forum as much as I want to. Excuses...

I'll pm you my cell so you can get in touch easier for stuff like this.
 

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I ain't done shit........







But if things go well, I might be bringing a ridable bike home in the near future. Dealer near me has a Honda Pacific Coast for sale. I've always though they were a sleek looking bike. 800cc vtwin, 5 spd shaft drive, decent highway bikes I gather.

We'll see what happens.....
 

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I bought this last week cause it was easier to fix than my current projects. lol. took a day. rebuilt brakes, gauge swap, disconnect power commander, put on tire. now it does wheelies. gonna raise the front end back up though. lookin a bit stepped on.

 

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I just wanna be able to throw a leg and go. I love projects, but I miss riding. I wanna just get something, and ride the fucker. Got my Mustang up for sale, plus I've got a 401k I can cash out from a job I just left (I'll never contribute to that account otherwise, might as well just get my cash out), and then bonus at the day job come December. Truck needs tires, but after that, bike.........
 

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I just wanna be able to throw a leg and go. I love projects, but I miss riding. I wanna just get something, and ride the fucker.
I was there a couple years ago. I unloaded a project bike I was floundering with and dumped another project bike that I had never touched yet. Took that money and bought a $900 KLR650 and rode the shit outta that bike for the next year. It wasn't great at anything, but it could do anything you wanted. Probably the funnest 10k miles I ever put on a bike.

No personal experience with Pacific Coast's, but they have a cult following. Obviously great bikes that some people never can seem to part with.
 

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Haven't had cash to put towards a down payment to make it happen, so it prolly wont. Between truck getting new tires, and sucking gas like a ho sucks cock, it keeps my wallet emptier than I like. Christ Almighty I miss driving my Mazda....

So anyway, I'm waiting on a check to show up, and trying to pull a little more cash together beyond that, I've got leads on a GS750, complete. Gonna try to get that, more to fix and sell than to keep and ride. What I /REALLY/ want to pull off right now is a bike that a buddy of mine just came into possession of. Suzuki Madura 1200. Yep, quick way back into the V4 game. I've got some ideas for it if I get it. I'd share them here, but we'll wait and see if it happens first.
 

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haha. I know, just thought I would throw some shit out in case.

awesome is what that thing is. And only $8000!!! WHAT A DEAL!!
 

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Disturbingly, this is about to see more work than the Madura.......

Right about now I'm ready to murder just to ride something, and since I only need a few hard parts, it might actually be easier and faster to finish assembling this than to take apart the Madura and do all the cleanup on it. Plus the Madura needs tires, battery, title, etc.

Well, this needs a title too, but odds are I can have this one together quicker anyway. And cheaper too since I already have tires for it.

The Kohler is about to be a very distinct possibility again. I just went through the harness for it tonight, got it stripped down to the basic operations. I'm gonna order a gasket set for the Kohler, it needs to be taken apart, severely cleaned up, and put back together. Debating governor removal on it, don't know if I can get a billet flywheel for it or if I'm stuck with the cast iron wheel.

Also, I feel absolutley sick saying this, but I'm starting to look at Harley's. Now that they're basically Victory powered, they just aren't Harley's anymore........which makes me giddy
 

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