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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2007, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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A little update on the chopper progress

There is a picture off the bike shortly after I brought it home with the factory seat and rear end. I decided I wanted something a bit different but didn't want to hardtail it. So I decided to go with some covered short shocks and a solo seat and chop the rear end down to just a little stubby fender. I've still got some work to do to the rear end to get it exactly like I want it to look and keep the fender from bouncing around. But thats simple enought to fix.

I'm also going to be doing the ear shave before to long and removing the insrument cluster and replace it with a dakota digital. And a pedistal mount type head light. And with any luck the paint job on the bike will be like nothing anyone has seen before. I have a feeling when I get done with it most people won't even have a clue what they are looking at.

What do you all think of it so far?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2007, 07:20 PM
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Cool !!.....looks great so far
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2007, 07:40 PM
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Looking good!

Can you post some close-ups of the seat and fender? Just curious how you mounted the fender - I assume to the swing arm somehow and no longer to the frame?

How about more hints on what the paint's gonna look like! I want to paint mine sometime next year . . .

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2007, 08:31 PM
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Looking pretty cool!!!!!And like scoop said I'd like to see some close up's.......

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Looking good. I'd like to take a close up of the rear tire and fender.
One Q on the bobbed fender. Does the water off the road splash on one back from the rear tire?

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When I cut the frame off behind the shocks I welded a plate to it. The fender is mounted to that. Since the bike has a suspension I can't mount it with struts because it would bow when the suspension move. Right now the plate I welded in place is a little thin. I'm gonna go back in and weld 1/8 plate steel in and remount the fender to it to keep it from flexing. And yes you do get a little wet on the back when you take it down the road. Oh well. I'll post some close up when I have a chance to swing by the shop and take some. Thanks for the comments guys.
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Your bike looks amazing. Is that a different tank or something? The front end just looks different aside from the handlebars. I have similar plans for when I get home.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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As far as the paint...Think Carbon Fiber

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Looking good!

Can you post some close-ups of the seat and fender? Just curious how you mounted the fender - I assume to the swing arm somehow and no longer to the frame?

How about more hints on what the paint's gonna look like! I want to paint mine sometime next year . . .
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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No its the factory tank. I think changing the seat and dropping the rear end a couple inches gives it a more flowing lines sleeker look. The factory seat is pretty bulkly so I think thats why it looks different.

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Your bike looks amazing. Is that a different tank or something? The front end just looks different aside from the handlebars. I have similar plans for when I get home.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 03:27 AM
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It's awesome how some small mods can completely change the style of a bike. Good work
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