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Old 02-27-2006, 02:53 AM   #11
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okay here we go... got the swing arm off the bike and cut it up then added spacers to accomodate the bigger tire the welder did a heck of job ........ couldn't find a 1" rear axle so we made one out of thompson rod and drilled and tapped both ends to mount the tire to the swing arm... added a harley rear sprocket and a harley brake caliper... then mounted a west coast choppers rear wide tire fender..... then made a custom strutless fender mount and then finished up the seat pan frame.......
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:11 AM   #12
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part 2.... seat pan was made out of fiber glass bondo and then the foam and leather was stretched over it.... I also used 1" tubing to close off the seat area to clean up the rear end after cutting off the fender mounting horns... you will notice the rectangular steel tubing used to brace the bottom of the swing arm after widening it up to fit the bigger tire... ended up making a spacer and welding up 2 sprockets to space out the drive end of the chain... but now i need a custom shift linkage to avoid hitting the new spaced out sprocket......Yeah i know it looks a bit dusty.....was doing some final fiberglass bondo to replace the stock side covers and boy .. or boy do they look sweet.... more pics will follow when it's all washed up and ready for daytona in the next week!! I hope this helps ya'll out there!!!
I have a shit load of stock rear end parts sitting around so any body needs anything... holler at me....before i start listing the shit on ebay.......
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Old 02-28-2006, 05:41 AM   #13
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i wanna see a end pic of it all togeather
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:05 PM   #14
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Patience... patience... it should be ready in the next 2 weeks.. just got the lights and chain in today and need to start the wiring and "bench" driving to break in the components before the actual road test next weekend ahead of the daytona weekend of march 13th....
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:19 AM   #15
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How's the chain alignment? from the pics it looks like there's going to be a lot of side load on it.
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:04 PM   #16
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Looks fucking great. Make sure you document the shit out of it. This is gonna be a popular one
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Old 03-24-2006, 02:33 AM   #17
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Okay so i missed my Daytona deadline.........but i still made it but the bike didn't... it looked like shit with the 14 over forks without the raked trees......so I went back to the stock and lowered it 2 inches instead........the new chain is mounted and the wiring is still in progress ...............i made my own custom license plate mount in 5 mins and it looks awesome and it cost almost nothing...... okay back to the real topic here!!! There is no side load on the chain everything lines up great i had to cut a bit of the rear seat support bar to give me plenty clearance for the chain....just in case i hit a bump cos it looked pretty close 1/8" clearance made me nervous. the modified sprocket is actually 2 sprokects fused/welded together with a spacer to give me the needed offset to match the rear sprocket. The 1st sprocket has the gear teeth cut off and only serves the purpose of mounting...... everything lines up ............everything runs it rides much better than stock to my surprise and looks cool as hell.... now i gotta finish the wiring... but i always seem to get distracted and end up doing something else on the bike that was not part of the original project. I changed the handle bars... then I changed the risers to the VTX style risers then i changed the mirrors now i'm looking at the cyclops headlamp next ... and installing a master cylinder to pump my new rear disc brakes......now those are pretty cool!!! This Japaneese fucker actually looks better than half the HD's I saw at Daytona.........
Now for those of you who missed Daytonna here is a sample pic to wet your appetite for next year!!
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:49 AM   #18
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hi guys this beast if finally done!! I tried to load an avi file up here but that didn't work out with all the restrictions....... if you are interested and have broadband access drop me a line and i'll send it to you via regular email...... mine is beech4u@aol.com

Also i got lots of email asking how much the entire project cost and where i got most of my stuff from...... well believe it or not thhis entire project was done on ebay.... starting with the bike for $2500 the wheels for $300 brake rotor $55 sprocket $35 brake rotor $ 65 avon 250 Tire $198 the zx7 rear master cylinder $15 and the toil of cutting dreaming and finally putting everything together.... priceless!!!! the rest of the budget was spent on fiberglass bondo or the seatpan and side covers and also foam and leather to wrap the seat with!! if you have the time and patience and and ebay account the anything is possible!!
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:18 AM   #19
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damn it i'm looking on e bay right now
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:14 PM   #20
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okay fellas... here are the final pics of this project... it looks a heck of a lot better in person but the pics do it some justice...... i rode it again today and ohh my god the sound is awesome .... if you own a shadow .......like you all do ... the least you can do is the simple exhaust mod i did... it puts the harleys to shame!!!
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