My first build

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Ren
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My first build

Post by Ren » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:40 pm

I started this bike around 14 months ago and now im finally in the wind. Its been a long journey and I have to thank my good friend Richard for a space to build and for his time to help, teach and to keep me from throwing the bike off the table when things didnt go to plan. Also a big thanks to Prof for always taking my calls and answering my stupid questions.

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Re: My first build

Post by Prof » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:29 pm

Great to see it on the road... now to get some miles under your belt after all those hard slogging hours in the shed.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

Ren
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Re: My first build

Post by Ren » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Thanks Andrew.

Heading out on Sunday so hopefully will make it past the Chopper Shed. Having an issue with it grabbing first. Need to adjust the clutch and see if I can get it working a lot better. I stalled it in the middle of a round a bout on the weekend so need to get it to a point where I dont need to lift my foot to high before it grabs.
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Re: My first build

Post by xsive » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:40 pm

well done mate nice job
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Pygmy
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Re: My first build

Post by Pygmy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:33 pm

good things come to those that are patient , nice bike, a real chopper.
Two speeds... flat out and stop

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Re: My first build

Post by 78gold » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:47 am

Incredible,
What a great looking chop.
Love it, one of the few I have seen where I wouldn't change a thing and trust me that don't happen often
Great lines, colours and just looks like it would be a great ride.
Ride Safe
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Re: My first build

Post by Bearcx » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:24 am

Very, very nice. Awesome looking bike. Do you have any close ups of the fishnet pattern on the tank? Sensational. :D
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Re: My first build

Post by El Skitzo » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:47 am

Wow that looks great well done. Love the tail light, sissy bar and paint especially.

Is that licensed as an ICV?
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Ren
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Re: My first build

Post by Ren » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:19 pm

Thanks for the great comments everyone Got the clutch sorted today and had a nice ride along the esplanade.

Heres a closer pic of the tank. It seems I dont take to many pics so this is the best I have at the moment. It's fish scales that are kinda ghosted in.

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Re: My first build

Post by Bearcx » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:54 pm

Thats beautiful.

Mate, that spark plug cleaner in the background brings back memories......Great little machine. :D
The brave may not live long, but, the cautious do not live at all.

Pygmy
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Re: My first build

Post by Pygmy » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:16 pm

ren is that a Harley springer or a dna springer cant tell from photo getting old and senile. cheers
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Re: My first build

Post by gsand » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:37 pm

Pygmy wrote:ren is that a Harley springer or a dna springer cant tell from photo getting old and senile. cheers
It's a DNA style.

Bike looks killer mate. Can't wait to go for a decent ride down Rundle St with ya and put some necks out.

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Re: My first build

Post by neale » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:37 pm

Just a +1 on the comments about what a great job you've done, especially for a first build.

NB: Thanks for settin' the bar too high for me to reach when I get mine done ;^)

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