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post #1 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Starting all over on the Chopper

This bike has been sitting for awhile now and it is killing me. Luckily I have my other bike so I am not completely down. Since I built my last set of pipes I have felt the need to really clean up my bike. For awhile I didn't take my time in my projects and just tried to get things done. It has been killing me to see my bike half a$$ed. So I have decided to tear it down and start over. I plan on getting a new tank, building new handle bars, new taillights, polishing things here and there, and maybe getting my exhaust and other pieces chromed. I just really want to make this bike super clean from here out.

This is how she is starting out.


Hacked some spare metal.



I cut off the square box on the top of the backbone and started cleaning all the welds


After a couple hours of messing around. I am to the point of no return. I am pulling the engine so I can get into all the nooks and crannys.


Of course I am gonna strip all this wiring and leave the bare minimum.


Stay tuned. I plan on hitting this everyday in some shape or form


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post #2 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 02:48 AM
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Re: Starting all over on the Chopper

you are going to keep that springer on the new build right?
I'll keep on eye on this and see how it's comming along

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Oh yeah the springer isn't going anywhere. I am thinking about cutting 2 more inches out of it though.


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will you be removing the swing-arm for maintance?

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Re: Starting all over on the Chopper

Love the kickstand, is that a valve? Will be keeping an interested eye on this thread.

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Re: Starting all over on the Chopper

Trike my kickstand is my stock one.

I got up this morning and headed out to the garage to begin. Most of my time today was just spent on grinding down welds. I am gonna try to clean as many as I can so everything will be smooth.






Just started on the backbone.


I got my wiring thinned out too. All I have to do now is get my fuse box and ignitor mounted so I can shorten everything up.


I'm hoping to get my motor out tonight so I can really get to work on the frame


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Re: Starting all over on the Chopper

Looking good man. I think the frame will look real clean without all of those ugly welds. I'm Looking forward to this one.

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My brother dropped over tonight unannounced to lend a hand with my bike. So glad he did, it wouldn't have sucked to do it all my self. I am all ready to start work on the frame.


The more I look at it the more I want to hardtail it right now.


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This will be cool to follow ! Thanks for the pics !
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Major Surgery going on here. so thats what a pile of motorcycle bones looks like. I'll be in the observation room watching the "Doc" bring him back to life. thanks Rat

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