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  1. Ok guys, first bike thread on this page, this is my rolling chassis of a 1979 Suzuki GS550, full Hardtail, sprung seat, BSA C10 1946 Tank with Speedometer cavity. Motor is dual start, Electric or Kick, the electric start will be going, less wires to hide etc... Disc brakes front and rear which I will be hoping to swap out for some Wired wheels with drums, yet again, less wiring, no master cylinders to hide etc... Needs new Coils, throttle assembly, air filter/filters, mudguards, has a 2 -1 slash pipe exhaust for both sides... I picked this bike up for £500 + £100 delivery... This will be a winter project in my current Garage / shed which will be getting rebuilt in the spring.
  2. Hi everybody I'm Marco from Belgium. My gs750 hardtail is almost finished and i have some pictures i would like to share with you guys. This project started 5 years ago. At first i just wanted to finish it plain and simple. (forks lowered - rear of frame chopped), keep the shocks. But someone gave me a Honda Africa Twin RD04 1990). So the shocks had to go, i let someone hardtail it for me on a jig, because this just had to be done right. I rebuilt the engine and carbs, changed from dot 4 to dot5, kickstart only. (starts with half a kick This was my first idea, sportster tank and rear wheel. But I found the modifications to be a bit too difficult for me. Forward controls from virago. (also got rid of them, i didn't like it) Engine : Tank is from a Honda VT500C, some black finishes on the engine. I like the tank better, nice line front to back. Also fabbed new forward controls, but these were shit. Also pipes are twotoone, this also changed to 4 pipes!
  3. Hey, fellas. Alright--here's my second attempt at an XV1100 bobber. Hope y'all like it! 1997 XV1100 Virago. Custom intake manifold for single-carb conversion. Relocated fuel pump underneath saddle behind battery box. King sporty tank with widened tunnel and factory mounts/plumbing (from original Virago tank). Custom saddle made by shaving down original seat pan and recovering. Custom z-style handlebars (10" tall, 18" tip-to-tip). Biltwell Kung-Fu grips. Side-mount vertical license plate with 1928 Ford Model A repop and "stop" lense. Amber LED headlight with Hi/Low ("halo" effect as low beam). Lowered suspension. Whitewall tires. Old panhead rear fender. Jack Daniel's bottle mounted as a reserve fuel tank. Removed entire vacuum system. Removed all gauge clusters, "dashboard," turn signals, and about 100 feet of "unnecessary" wiring. Ignition switch mounted into frame. All wiring run internally. Straight pipes. She's low and loud and scary fast! Next projects will be a scrambler for me and a cafe racer for my lady!
  4. Well first off im new here. New to bikes too really. Been working on cars my whole life but my buddies family builds bikes and they got me to buy a 350 chopper they had sitting around. Motor was completely rebuilt before it was put on this frame. I plan on changing the bars and both fenders. Getting a sportster style tank. Painting the frame and wheels flat black. I plan on getting the 'Ricks' rectifier regulator combo, battery and coils to get it running before I tare it down completely. Motor needs mounted up right in the front as well. Hopefully shell be ready in the spring im already ready to ride. Sorry for the bad lighting in pics I didnt get the garage cleaned until 130am and the lighting isnt great. Ill post more pics tomorrow when its lighter. And keep updating as I do more work. So anyone know of a good site for coils and points? Dimecitycycles seems to be the only site I can find. Anyways thanks for reading. If you have any input or suggestions i appreciate it. Btw my name is Hunter. Idk how I came up with NelsonLongPorch
  5. Someone pulled one of these pics off my Flikr page. I forgot what a cool bike it was. I built it about 10 or 12 years ago. Engine and frame was an '81 650 Heritage Special if my memory serves me correctly 1980-81 Heritage Special 64 spoke wheels cross laced in 8 sets of 8 Clubman bars flipped upside down Cocktail shaker mufflers A weld on hardtail from KansasKustom Mustang tank with Krommet cap Accel coil Flat trailer fender Painted lower legs (black) Mini Speedo Spring solo seat Home made fake oil tank to house the battery, ignition switch and starter button Ran great, handling was awesome and it looked pretty cool. It was a fun bike A quick, cheap and easy build. These old 650 Twin Yammers make cool bikes. I think KansasKustom is still in business. The quality, fit and finish of his frame sections is unequalled by anyone. If you can get one you won't be disappointed he does perfect, top notch work. kansaskustom.com
  6. SO.... I have this. gulp. Now what do I do!?!?!
  7. Hello guys, nice to find a forum such as yours! Anyhoo, I'm going straight to the point. I -LOVE- choppers, but, as suspected, I'm on a not-a-dime budget. So a crazy little idea popped in my head. I already have a bike but it's a dual sport (Kawasaki KLE500). Would it be possible to turn that thing into a chopper without too much hassle? The engine's a 500cc inline twin which I'm fine with, not the most powerful but I don't really mind, it can get me where I want to without much hassle. And since no-budget's the main point here, I can't be complaining either. Now, my main problem seems to be the frame. Here's a picture of it partially stripped of the plastics: I'm thinking, remove the airbox, replace with pods so that a lower seat can sit there without much hassle. BUT, the rest of the frame that goes all the way to the tail seems to be a problem. Would cutting that whole part off be completely catastrophic? Secondly, I suppose I'll have to gather all the cables and electrics into a single box or something which, again, poses quite a difficult task, since, at least eyeballing the bike, there's no room to put it. Apart from that, I'm thinking replace the battery with a smaller, lithium one. Which, yet again, raises the question of charging it. If I have to take the bike apart every time I need to get it started it'll be one big PITA right there. And as far as I know they don't charge themselves with the bike running (please correct me if I'm wrong). Then, we got the wheels. I believe I can keep the ones it has on right now. Front's 21, rear's 17. I could be wrong, though, and that's why I'm here! Now to the exhaust. I haven't a clue what to do about that. Perhaps run a linear pipe parallel to the frame/ground? No idea whatsoever. All in all, I should note I have little idea about building motorcycles and that's why I'm here. Any help would be immensely appreciated!