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oglejust 01-08-2008 01:53 AM

here we go again.......
 
well ive changed my mind on my bike again.... lol. im going back for more of a chopper look. i have a lot of things i need to do still. ive got to make a stronger headlight bracket, make a seat, make a pillion pad, fill 2 holes in my fender, cut my fender down, bondo 3 spots on my fender, get some 18in ape hangers, get new throttle cables, a longer brake line, longer clutch cable, get a mirror, get a throttle, make some slam brackets, and make new shock studs. so as u can tell, i have my work cut out for me for the next few weeks. i got it to idle a little bit today but my throttle cable is a little messed up so i couldnt rev it at all. but man it sounded goooooooooooooooood when it was at idle lol. not everythings gonna be done at once bc i dont have a job now. ill probably have the stock bars on it for a bit but ill get the apes soon i hope. here r some pix from today.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0123.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0124.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0125.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0126.jpg
and this is the pillion pad drawn onto the sheet metal
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0127.jpg

coyote 01-08-2008 10:53 AM

Man, you also have to change the tires!!!, jejejeje

Scoop 01-08-2008 11:10 AM

I got to hand it to you Justin, you keep thinking of new ways to modify your bike! 18 inch apes seem pretty tall - that's got to put your hands higher than your shoulders . . . never riden one like that but it just looks uncomfortable when I see one on the road.

Where are you going to mount the pillion seat? On the rear frame extension or directly on the fender?

You're going with slam brackets and relocated shock studs? If I am following you correctly, that will lay your shock down at a very low angle. Should look pretty cool!

I know you will (!), but keep the pics coming . . . :smiley_th

oglejust 01-08-2008 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coyote (Post 48394)
Man, you also have to change the tires!!!, jejejeje

yeah i know i def. need tires but i can get that a little bit later... ill talk my dad into buyin that :p
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scoop (Post 48397)
I got to hand it to you Justin, you keep thinking of new ways to modify your bike! 18 inch apes seem pretty tall - that's got to put your hands higher than your shoulders . . . never riden one like that but it just looks uncomfortable when I see one on the road.

Where are you going to mount the pillion seat? On the rear frame extension or directly on the fender?

You're going with slam brackets and relocated shock studs? If I am following you correctly, that will lay your shock down at a very low angle. Should look pretty cool!

I know you will (!), but keep the pics coming . . . :smiley_th

yeah the 18in apes will put my hands a little bit above my shoulders but everyone ive talked to that had 16in apes say to go w/ 18's instead. the pillion pad will go on the rear extension, i just think a 2 piece seat will look cool lol. the slam brackets will just pull the bottom shock mount back a little bit so it will lower it 2-2.5 inches. i have to replace the studs when i make the slam bracks tho bc the threads are trashed.

BMan23777 01-08-2008 07:45 PM

Change is good.When my back is better I plan on starting in on mine again.Some fender mods,head & tail lights and some mini turnsignals.Also changing the paint again.And if I go with the shocks I'm looking at I'll make you a REALLY Good deal on my slammer brackets if you want them Justin.

oglejust 01-08-2008 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMan23777 (Post 48442)
Change is good.When my back is better I plan on starting in on mine again.Some fender mods,head & tail lights and some mini turnsignals.Also changing the paint again.And if I go with the shocks I'm looking at I'll make you a REALLY Good deal on my slammer brackets if you want them Justin.

i pm'ed u

oglejust 01-09-2008 12:56 AM

i ended up just cutting down my stock seat and wrapping it in some deer skin, im sure some people will like it and some will not, its a matter of opinion, therefore i wont be mad if u say u dont like it. here r some pix of the seat and some w/ it on the bike. i put my stock bars back on but they look different bc theres not as much on them so it looks kinda cool. btw the seat has a bump in it towards the front that ull notice in the last of the seat pix, it makes it to where i down slide forward and its really comfortable.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0128.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0129.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0131.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0132.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0133.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0134.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0135.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0136.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0137.jpg

i put a horrible scratch in my tank last night... it made my heart drop but maybe ill just paint my tank.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/100_0140.jpg

oglejust 01-09-2008 12:58 AM


oglejust 01-09-2008 11:39 AM

today im going to try to get the dash done. im making a dash out of sheet metal that will cover up there space where the gas gauge went. ill mount my push button start, my headlight high/low switch and my lights cut off switch(still have to wire) in it, this will make it to where theres no electrical wires on my handlebars. but u gotta remember i dont have horns, turn signals, hazards, or a run/off switch(wired directly to the on position).


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