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About EvilWickedMean&Nasty

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  1. That's going to be cool looking. I'd like to see a build thread because I've always wanted to do something similar with one of the half dozen or so GL parts mules I have around here. Sent from my SM-J727R4 using Tapatalk
  2. Yeah, I don't think I would ever kill a man over a motorcycle but I would bamn sure enjoy hearing some knuckles breaking and knowing he'll be enjoying arthritis for the rest of his miserable life. Anyway, no news about the greenmachiene but I have made some progress on the chop: Running a small battery, i want to draw as little as possible to run the lights. I planned on LED's for head and tail lights. I planned to run the tombstone taillight I already had, (also the holes in the fender just happened to be already drilled for one) so I went looking for the LED conversion. Wow, $80 Samolians, that's out. I happened to have one of these, (see first pic) that I picked up at the swap meet a while back for like 3 bucks. Now as some of you may know LED's are not like regular bulbs that throw light in every direction. They only send light one direction. Having it stand straight up, like so shining light on my glorious backside, (however titillating) is less than the ideal position for this particular buld. So, first I cut a big hole in the old HD bezel and did a little grinding for clearance. I had to put an extra 90 degree bend in the bulb holder and came up with something like this. Now because the new location of the holder is very close to the fender with the original gasket under the housing I needed something thicker, pliable and water proof... hmmm... Yep, for those of you who aren't from around here that's one of my good, Sunday, going to walmart in my pajamas flip flops. Or rather, it was. Here's my end result. https://youtu.be/n8d1Nm3Bl5w PS: I have no idea why the pics are sideways or how to embed a YouTube vidya so deal with it.
  3. Well, not much getting done on the chop here lately. Sunday while I was at the swap meet this little jewel was stolen right out of my driveway. I know it's a long shot but if anybody in or around East Tennessee sees it take posesion of it, (or atleast keep eyes on it) and call me (865-406-4080) and then call the cops. It didnt run yet so they had to haul it. The chrome is rusty but its complete. Pipes and tank are very nice. There is a late 70's or early 80's state of Wyoming inspection sticker on the back of the front fender and another on the lower part of the down tube visible in pic 3 & 4. Thanks
  4. Tucked up & OUT OF THE way but should still get plenty of air.
  5. I've not had a lot of time to work on it since I got back from NC but here's what I did manage to get done. It's not much but any step forward is progress. I got the rear brake light switch mounted. I snagged it off one of my KZ1000 parts bikes, hope it works. I ended up using one of the existing tabs on back of the battery box... Well like this. Came out pretty clean I think. I also picked up a brass elbow and a few feet of clear tubing foe crank case ventilation tube. And here's a couple of pics of the foot peg bracket I made so they'll stay put. I know I could have drilled and tapped a hole for a small bolt to hold them but I wanted to do it this way because I plan to run forwards some day and didn't want extra holes. Looks like they got rained on while I was away. I'll bring and paint them before it's over. Well, let's see if I can get this regulator mounted and start pulling some wires.
  6. Geebus! Sounds like a bad day! I was really just kinda thinking out loud about the back bone. I never cut up a Honda frame myself so I can't offer specific first hand advice. There are plenty here who have done loads of them though so help should be coming forth with. From other frames I've been involved with though I can say, I like to triangulate in a gusset anywhere I make a joint. If your going to ad stretch to any tubes bung them inside, preferably with hollow DOM. Never just butt weld. If you're confident enough in your welds that you would let your kid ride your bike on the interstate at rush hour then proceed. Otherwise have a pro do it. That's all I have to say about that.
  7. All right, pics! Looks like a great place to start. Do your homework, brace it up good when you hardtail it, (we gotta keep you around as long as possible) and it'll be awesome. I always thought if I ever hardtail one I'd slide a bigger tube up over the middle back bone to stiffen it up and hardtail from there. What ever you do keep on truckin...
  8. Thanks Lon, I'm making progress. Sorry for all the blacked out pics folks. I've tried to cover most of the clutter in the background. This thing IS actually being built on my 20 something yr. old bike jack out in my driveway. With all the junk in the background the bike is hard to see. I would laugh but its probably more sad than funny, lol. Anyway, I was poking around up in the attic the other day and came across this old window handlebar I stashed up there and had forgot I had. I tossed the metrosexual teal with lavender flames sporty tank when I found this one in the pile. The rear fender came off of an old BSA chopper rolling frame I lucked into a couple years ago. I have no idea what it's from originally or if it may be aftermarket. My buddy Allan gave me the fender strut a couple years ago and I dug the seat and the Drag Specialties speedo out of the pile so who knows. Paint on the tank and oil bag came out way nicer than I had hoped for, although the multiple coats of clear seems to have changed the color a bit when it's not in direct sun light. I probably would not have even noticed it but the fork lowers and triple clamps are covered with the same paint but with no clear. Incase you're wondering it's about 4 coats of dupli-color graphite wheel paint covered with about 6 coats of min-wax gloss outdoor polyurethane then a couple coats of turtle wax. Yeah, cheesy I know but you gotta remember I'm having to build this thing out of what I have on hand and I don't want gas to munch on the paint the first time I dribble, (and believe me I dribble.) It came out so nice it makes me wish I had done a little body work on it instead of just stripped and painted it. I should have spent a lot more time on all the paint prep but if I had I would still be painting now. This is supposed to be a quick mock up slung together so I have something to ride over the summer and to get blown apart and smoothed out later. Besides it's going to have to work for a living so no need to get too pretty.
  9. My extension for the rear brake. Also the bushings for the pivot, (thanks for the lead Dave.) BTW I have 8 more of those bushings left over, lol. If anyone needs a couple let me know.
  10. All's well that ends well I guess. Turns out there's a lot more meat down closer to the motor. I may lop the other one off and thread it closer in too.
  11. Ever have one of those days? Well I was born on one of those days...
  12. Everything else has laid down on me and its time to ride. So here I go, on a mission to build something to get me back in the breeze on the cheap. Top end on the Zed's gonna set me back a chunk and the Royal Star need $300 or $400 in parts and for me to have time to futz with it. Pulled this out of the fence row a week ago. Still runs really good just like it did when I stashed it. Needle seats need attention but that's easy. Swapped with a buddy my perfect stock fork for his more than perfect 8 over Forked by Frank's. Thanks Dana. Then I went digging in my pile and found this sweet little solo seat and the gayest Sporty tank on the planet. I went up to Kingsport and picked up this CB750 Savior roller & junk motor a couple years back when I was looking for a place to stab a Matic motor. That project never got off the ground so here we are, it'll get the 5 speed and like it, or else! So I sat that Fabulous tank on the frame along with the seat and ran back to the pile for a rear fender and sissy bar to get an idea where it's headed and what it'll look like when we get there. The old rusty forks in the frame now are about 10 or 12 over I think and will be swapped for the +8's I think I have most of what it'll take to put together a respectable beater in a decent amount of time. I'd like to ride it over to the Roost in June, we'll see. The only real goal here is to get my hairy self back in the breeze on the cheap. The frame came with a nice round oil bag/battery box. I don't know about my husky self sitting on that itty bitty seat for long rides so a more substantial seat may be in order. I'm probably going to have to rebuild the front brake and build forward controls and buy the oil lines and the oil line plate adaptor. Well, here we go again. This never ends well for me,
  13. I initially wired my old Z1, (Oops, I mean Zed1) chop minus any provision for the starter. Everything ran off a very small, 12 volt ("Power Wheels," kids riding toy car) battery. The ignition (key) switch was basically just an on off switch between battery and fuse block. I have since replaced the battery with a larger one and gone live with the starter, (my knee don't care how much more macho it looks to kick start a bike.) There are a bunch of wiring diagrams posted on here that will be helpful. Wiring is only hard till you've done it a time or two. There's no Voo Doo involved only logic, (unless you're working on an old Triumph, then it's only Voo Doo.) Just remember not to let any of the blue smoke out of the wires, it keeps the electrons lubricated. Re your other post asking this question: I don't think many of us here have a lot of bread to throw at a bike and wouldn't if we did have. To be cliché for a minute, it's about the journey not the destination. What ever your financial resources are work with what you have and build what you can the best way you can. Don't worry if you can't build the best looking bike on the planet, especially the first time out. It's about the quality you put into the machine, (and yourself) along the way not the money. As long as you dig what you're doing man roll with it.
  14. Looking good, keep it up!
  15. Damn that frame turned out beautiful! I agree with who ever said wrecking that bike was the best thing could have happened to it. No offence to Leonjp but if I could I'd vote for you to win this hootenanny anyway. Or at least vote for an extension contest for second place.