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Happy Holidays everyone. I have been MIA for a few months now. I have not touched any of my projects since I put a drill bit through my finger a few months back. The finger isn't really the issue, I ended up moving out of my place in November and now I don't have a garage space big enough to work on anything. I had to spread my bikes out at other locations in the meantime until I get a place again with a big enough garage. For now my friend has a couple, I have some and the rest are at my work. Hopefully I will get to work on something soon. I did however get a cool handle bar clamp set up made by a guy name Arie Vee that bent a couple bars up for me. He does a really good job and is easy to deal with. Here are some pics of the part on my 47EL. I hope to have this bike up and running by the beginning of summer, doesn't need much, mostly small bits and pieces and wiring. Hope everyone had a good Christmas. Happy New Year.
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Glad to see you here Pete. What happened to Arizona??
Those are knock-offs of period risers made by Hellings & Stellings. They were designed to just cut your bars off and clamp them to the remaining stub. The best copies are made by Tom Faber , cast and plated just like the originals.

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RUBONE wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:26 pm
Glad to see you here Pete. What happened to Arizona??
Those are knock-offs of period risers made by Hellings & Stellings. They were designed to just cut your bars off and clamp them to the remaining stub. The best copies are made by Tom Faber , cast and plated just like the originals.

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My son was too upset about me moving so my girlfriend and I ended up breaking up. She moved and I stayed here and moved to Kailua, which is a town closer to my kids. I guess I will have to wait until my kids are older before I move to the mainland. I didn't know that Faber made the Hellings & Stellings risers.

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Good to see you back, I think you made the right decision to stay with your kids on the islands. Children are the best, longest lasting, build you will ever create!

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I see that there are others making this stuff too.....

https://www.throttleaddiction.com/stell ... ed-risers/

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RooDog wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:43 am
I see that there are others making this stuff too.....

https://www.throttleaddiction.com/stell ... ed-risers/

....RooDog....
Yeah I saw some other companies making them but was looking for the narrower ones. The guy Arie Vee that makes them is a good friend with a friend on mine so he sold them to me at a very good price and the quality of his work has always been good. I hope to get some more stuff done on the bike soon. I found a really cool seat mount as well online from a company called Lebeef kustoms.
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The other aftermarket ones I've seen are cast aluminum. I prefer the faber Cycles cast brass and have a set for my offset springer .

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Throttle Addiction says of their riser kit: "Top clamp is steel and painted in primer while risers are casted stainless steel and provided in cast finish. "
I don't know exactly what process is "casted", but it must be gooder than just plain "cast steel".. Or something....
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RooDog wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:10 am
Throttle Addiction says of their riser kit: "Top clamp is steel and painted in primer while risers are casted stainless steel and provided in cast finish. "
I don't know exactly what process is "casted", but it must be gooder than just plain "cast steel".. Or something....
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Betterer or more awsomer. :roll: :roll:

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At $3-5 hundres a pop, I would just go buy a 1936 Parts book.... Just Kiddin'
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Used some tax return funds to pick up a bunch of small odds and ends that the 47EL and my 63 FL will need. Had a few minutes last night to mock up the new pipe I am thinking of using on the 47 and a new bird deflector. Have to pick up a larger headlight since I am using the 3.5 gallon tanks, the small light look disproportionate. I am going to run a different rear fender, like a narrowed oem style bobbed fender. Mostly because it will require less work to mount, although I like this skinny ribbed fender that is on there now I don't have the skill or time to make fender struts to really mount it properly. Still a long long way to go, and still no space to work on them but at least I am gathering parts. I pick up the 51FL tomorrow morning, so that should be fun digging it out of the warehouse buried behind a million things.
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What is this "tax refund" of which you speak?? :shock:

Oh, and you might want a bit more clearance on that rear fender. A tire in flames at 60MPH isn't a lot of fun.....

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The easiest and probably the most authentic chopper/bobber rear fender treatment is to simply remove the flip up tail piece from a stock style fear fender, saw off the no longer needed rearward brackets, and attach a cat face Lucas tail light and licence tag on top. Quick, easy and cheap, like my sister...
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RUBONE wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:30 pm
What is this "tax refund" of which you speak?? :shock:

Oh, and you might want a bit more clearance on that rear fender. A tire in flames at 60MPH isn't a lot of fun.....
Yeah, right now the fender is just sitting on the tire, haven't mounted it yet.

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Post by 47str8leg »

Nice bike. Never been into the "bobbed" rear stock Fender with the hinge removed. Looks better with the whole Fender . But, that's just "one mans opinion" as they say.
Love the no chrome look.
Is that a bronze timer cover ?
Love the flat orange paint too. Flat black is totally been played out for years I.M.H.O.
Been telling friends to do flat in other colors including two tone flat paint jobs or a combo of flat and gloss or satin.
Bike is looking great.
No yahoo bullshit.

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