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    Harley bobber project

    Okay, doesn't look much, but this is two months work.


    Engine next....but doing it as I can afford it.

    Kj
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    I love bobber projects, but PLEASE put the hardly ableson motor onto your weed whacker and get something decent for the bike
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    Farting armchair!

    Cool project tho

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    Haha... going harley all the way, engine and trans mounts all ready welded in. Should have motor within the next couple months. Shocking how expensive they are, could buy a nice car for less...but living the dream!

    I've got a very clear picture in my mind how its going to look, but there will be some compromises along the way mainly due to cost and availability of parts in NZ. Americans don't know how lucky they...all the things I love like V8`s, Harleys, pistols, rifles...available for half the prices we pay and you can have most of these on a next day courier!

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    Needs more length in the forks Mr Fonda
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    Hard tail. Brave man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    Hard tail. Brave man!
    Old school all the way! It's not like I need it for a replacement family vehicle, this is pure indulgence.

    Some people only ever talk shit, but never do any of the things they talk about. I've always wanted to build my own bike...now I am.


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    Please tell me it's getting a knuckle or even better a flathead??!
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    Cool project mate. Here's a Harley a good mate of mine in Tassie built up for another mate of mine. The boys love hunting...

    I've never liked Harleys, until I rode this one. Some of our Aussie members may have seen this bike, it's been in a few mags etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Old school all the way! It's not like I need it for a replacement family vehicle, this is pure indulgence.

    Some people only ever talk shit, but never do any of the things they talk about. I've always wanted to build my own bike...now I am.


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    good for you. I'd like to as well or an engine (v8) for a street rod.
    I'd just make mine a soft tail.
    There's a lot of time and money involved and it's all too easy to get something late model. But you won't know every nut and bolt and you can't say I built that, it's like that because I wanted it like that.
    the other thing a lot of people arnt brave enough to do is leave there fairly well paying shit job for a entry level paying dream job.

    good stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    good for you. I'd like to as well or an engine (v8) for a street rod.
    I'd just make mine a soft tail.
    There's a lot of time and money involved and it's all too easy to get something late model. But you won't know every nut and bolt and you can't say I built that, it's like that because I wanted it like that.
    the other thing a lot of people arnt brave enough to do is leave there fairly well paying shit job for a entry level paying dream job.

    good stuff!
    Haha like leaving my mechanical engineering job 14 years ago to go game keeping in the UK, then return to nz to shoot goats for 10 years on little more money than the dol pays....
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    the weed eater engine might be more reliable nice job you've done so far
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    You must have amazingly smooth roads nearby if you have a hard tail. Either that or you have an irrational hatred of your kidneys. Lol.

    Good luck with the build. The bottom has dropped out of the custom build market here in the US. It is not odd to find a bike that sold for $60K US a few years ago to be now on the market below $20K.

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    It's hard to place a value on these eh Scotty, Labour alone would add up to a huge amount of money if I were paying someone else to weld it etc. But I'm not in this project to make money, I just want a kick arse bike and you can't buy one from a dealer that looks like this, so you're only left with two options; make one, our pay someone else to make one for you.

    Kj

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    KJ,

    Let me know if you need parts sourced here in CA. I am always happy to "share the spoon" with another motorcycle junkie. I would imagine that it may be easier to find and cheaper to buy here.

    Scotty
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