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Old 04-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #21
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I guess thats why im having trouble bleeding it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:44 PM   #22
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Another pic for you pic whores. Brake fluid all over the ground. Having a hell of a time with the front brake! I still need to route some cables and im not sure if im gonna use a fender. I have one already but not sure. I wanna get everything else working first then ill post some better pics with fender and without.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:46 PM   #23
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I would say without a doubt - no fender. Props.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:50 PM   #24
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I took it for its maiden voyage and it is definitly different! Not sure if I was a little eneasy riding without a front brake but it was a wierd. Length is the same as stock but Im wondering if the axle being offset from the forks is what im feeling. Take some getting used to I suppose.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #25
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Hell yeah Doc!!! That looks bitchin'!! That chrome springer really balances everything out nice. I'm officially jealous.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:15 AM   #26
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Sticky!!!

NO FENDER!!!

And STCKY this Bitch !!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:07 PM   #27
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I think it looks horrible Doc...if it will work on a VLX send it to me and I will dispose of it properly.

BADASS!!!

As for the fender dilemma...I think most bikes look good without the fender, the problem is practicality. Not only is rain an issue, you will feel some road debris as well. I have seen people use handkerchiefs tied between the forks in the rain to stop the rooster tail and I've seen shields made with velcro straps as well, I would definitely invest in one or the other just in case you get caught in the rain. JMHO.

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Old 04-12-2011, 04:43 PM   #28
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The bike looks great with the springer front end, absolutely. The fender question comes down to the purpose of the bike - did you build it to show it off more or ride it more - and I say that with no judgement implied in either case. I just think if you want to ride it more you'll want at least a minimal fender to keep rain, road grime, & gravel out of your face and off the paint on the leading part of your tank.

IMHO...

BUT ANYWAY - your work is phenomenal, well done!
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:21 PM   #29
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I need to change the brake, unfortunatly. I hope to have it by friday. Our m/c's are not big enough to power a 4 piston caliper. I could get a bigger m/c and then buy a switch for the taillight and then have different levers on each side. It would be cheaper and id have better brakes but I dont want different levers. I also dont wanna try to figure out making a switch work. So I have a PM 2 piston springer brake on its way. It doesnt look as nice as the DNA 4 piston but it looks good.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:22 PM   #30
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Once the new brake is on and bled and everything works like it should ill clean it up and get some pics.
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