I need a chopper in my life

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by Mark44 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:22 am

Pete808 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:53 am
Haven't made much progress on anything lately. Any of you guys lose interest in this stuff and just put it aside for a while? I am trying to get motivated to finish at least one of the bikes I have but I can't bring myself to do any work on them. The other day I tried to do a couple little things in the garage but got annoyed due to the heat and made very little progress. Basically I put the bars on and laid the seat down on the fender to see where I have to cut the fender at. Looks like I will be moving in June and will probably lose the garage so I have to get to work to get all these running so I can sell 2 and keep 2.
Hi Pete,
Is your house on the Leeward side of the island? From the vegetation behind your house, it reminded me of the hill that Makakilo is on. I was over that way a couple weeks ago, visiting my mom in Kapolei, who's been living at my sister's house there. The weather was warm during the day, about 80 to 85 degrees, but cooler at night. Of course, the windows were open all the time.

Next time I'm on Oahu, maybe I can look you up.



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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by Pete808 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:23 pm

Mark44 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:22 am
Pete808 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:53 am
Haven't made much progress on anything lately. Any of you guys lose interest in this stuff and just put it aside for a while? I am trying to get motivated to finish at least one of the bikes I have but I can't bring myself to do any work on them. The other day I tried to do a couple little things in the garage but got annoyed due to the heat and made very little progress. Basically I put the bars on and laid the seat down on the fender to see where I have to cut the fender at. Looks like I will be moving in June and will probably lose the garage so I have to get to work to get all these running so I can sell 2 and keep 2.
Hi Pete,
Is your house on the Leeward side of the island? From the vegetation behind your house, it reminded me of the hill that Makakilo is on. I was over that way a couple weeks ago, visiting my mom in Kapolei, who's been living at my sister's house there. The weather was warm during the day, about 80 to 85 degrees, but cooler at night. Of course, the windows were open all the time.

Next time I'm on Oahu, maybe I can look you up.
Im in Hawaii Kai, other side of the island. Kapolei is too far for me for work, I have considered moving out there since housing is more affordable but I can't handle the traffic. Yeah hit me up next time you come out here.

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by Pete808 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:10 am

Cleaned a bunch of stuff out of the garage today. Started to get the wiring ready for this shovel along with my other bikes that need to be wired. Have not made any progress on this thing in a long time, I have to pick up the fender and tank from my friends house and paint it. I decided to do everything yellow, I think it will look cool.
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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:26 am

I built a yellow bike once in a previous life...

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by friday » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:33 am

nice bike from day one, I like it. good parts there for $3k. Im into cone shovelheads. only thing Id change is the bars and seat springs.
dual mags , ali rim and pm brakes are high dollars parts back when. minimal chrome , dual plugs etc.
Id be all over that, what ever you do is all good

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by RooDog » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:25 pm

Dual mags means that a dead battery would never have to say "i'm sorry", but I would lose them anyway. And change the paint, or maybe just add some black scallops, and ride it....
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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by Pete808 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:20 pm

RooDog wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Dual mags means that a dead battery would never have to say "i'm sorry", but I would lose them anyway. And change the paint, or maybe just add some black scallops, and ride it....
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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by Frankenstein » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:32 am

You can drop your gym membership with those 2 mags :D
Probably run great once started and get all the bugs ironed out.
Neat bike Rubone! lots of neat stuff, The original S&S carb that looked like a DC linkert, lots of disk brakes, are the front ones European? Oops, see the Asian front master cylinder, anyway cool example how some used to build them.
DD

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:31 am

Frankenstein wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:32 am
You can drop your gym membership with those 2 mags :D
Probably run great once started and get all the bugs ironed out.
Neat bike Rubone! lots of neat stuff, The original S&S carb that looked like a DC linkert, lots of disk brakes, are the front ones European? Oops, see the Asian front master cylinder, anyway cool example how some used to build them.
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DD,
The front end is Honda 750, the second disc was dead simple to add, just take apart the caliper and reassemble it in mirror image, the hubs were drilled all the way through so just longer bolts for the 2nd disc. The stem is from a '71FX including top nuts. (I later changed the wheels to KimTab Snowflakes)
All the control parts I made, cut from aluminum plate to mimic rigid pedals with sleeves welded on and bushed to size, The mounting plates also cut out and the pivots are cut down Sportster shock studs, pedal pads are shifter rubbers.
The frame was a swingarm front with a homemade rigid rear.
Open chain primary with an adjuster shoe in it.
Hallcraft rear wheel and brake
Aluminum lifter blocks, aluminum pushrod covers, '65 cases with a '64 cam cover, 4-3/4" stroke, Leinweber cam, lightened timing gears, etc, etc, home ported, 1-7/8 GAL carb. Close ratio gearbox.
Home built pipes w '65 type Sportster mufflers with the centers knocked out in tuned length, oil tank is a Jacobsen greens mower tank with fittings and a drop in filter added. H-D Sprint SS front fender, Sportster stand mounted mid frame, 5 gallon tanks raised (engine could come out with the tanks on), Cateye dash with a Sportster mechanical Tachometer driven off the magneto (my own design of drive, very simple).
Probably some more I'm forgetting, that was 40 years ago....
All built in my home garage, Spray bomb John Deere Yellow.

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by RooDog » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:14 am

Robbie, Robbie, Robbie, having read your detailed description of your chopper I see a lot of parallels with my '68 Shovelhead from the early 1970s, from the homemade pipes with gutted Sportster mufflers, the Honda front brakes, and the raised gas tanks. If you'd like I can post pics, otherwise I'll just let it go knowing that we did a lot of things the same way back in the day....
....RooDog....

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by Andygears » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:26 pm

I too used a Honda 750 front brake, single disc, that I tucked into a 35 MM front end on my ‘66 Shovel custom. I tore down the Honda wheel and narrowed the spool, then slightly offset laced the wheel to put it back in the middle. It was about 1975.

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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by RooDog » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:59 pm

The mid 1970's Honda brake pads I used never seemed to wear. The two piece rotors, aluminum six bolt center with a riveted super stainless steel disc, never scored nor rusted. I had a machine shop turn down the OD of one, and the guy said it was tough stuff and wore out several cutter bits. Tapping one with a hammer made it ring like a bell. I ran mine on a Lester Mag wheel, for a Honda, dual discs on a Hydra Glide front end, and a custom turned axle. That stuff was bullet proof, but not red light running, hit & run, car proof....
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Re: I need a chopper in my life

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Post by Frankenstein » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:46 am

Ed_37ULH.jpg
What goes around,.... and around and around. Here's my Honda 750 rotor on my 37ULH in it's third go 'round. I first used the HD triangle caliper from the '70's, then the caliper they used on dual disk sporty's late 70's early '80's, to the current caliper the 4 piston early 2000's one. That rotor is as you say, rugged durable. It's been going around for me for probably 30 years or so.
That's my buddy Ed, trying out the 88 for size. Those are Enfield racing's Aluminum jugs also.
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