Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New bike I'm building

This is the sportster I'm building for myself. I built the frame out of 4130. It's light enough to hold straight out in front of you with one hand. Weighs around 45 pounds or so. All sheet metal is going to be polished aluminum. I just finished the bars on Monday. I just got the 1200 kit in today. I'm hoping the bike weighs well under 400 lbs. I surgically removed the stock head tube from the original frame to retain the original VIN number for ease at he insurance agency. I stretched the frame 2 inches out and lowered the head tube 2 inches as well. Set the rake at around 45 degrees. I may try a steering stabilizer to prevent the old fork from flopping around. The ibeam springer is a teds repop. 21" front wheel with a 18" rear

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Location:Knoll Creek Ct,Hazelwood,United States

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Offroad on 600 pound bike

I recently purchased a BMW gs and decided to ride through the hills here on the GS challenge that a local BMW Dealer puts on. Always wanted a BMW after I seen McGoos, x challenge on one of the el diablo runs. If you really want to experience an adventure riding one of these this is the best way to do it. The silver one is mine

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oil tank

Working on a new sportster. Here is the oil tank I just finished out of stainless

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