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I think this is the place to post this so ill give it a shot. I was given a wrecked 06 Buell xb12 last winter and I'm finally starting to do something with it. I got a rigid frame from Bitter End choppers that uses the Buell wheels, forks, and engine of course. Ill post up some pictures when I get home later. I figured this can be my build thread as I'm going to have many questions as I go as this bike is vastly different from all the jap bikes I've had.

I guess my first question is on exhaust, if i'm running a short exhaust with no muffler does it need a separate hanger or can it hang from the heads?(again, pics to come later)
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+1. Support the pipes or they will crack and fall off.

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Thanks for the welcome, and the exhaust info, I had a feeling it needs a bracket, but it would look much better without, im definitely going for a bare bones, minimum to get it riding look kind of bike.

Here's day one after I got the frame
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Custom brake bracket I made to use the xb caliper
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Here's where I'm at now. That's the exhaust I'm going to make brackets for if I use it, just something I threw together with the xb exhaust and cheep autozone tip. I don't know if I'm using those bars, there just something I had laying around to make it easier to move, but they feel great.
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here's a better picture with my fathers Suzuki hiding in the background
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I'm open to any suggestions. Unfortunately I don't have a full plan on the build yet, kind of figuring it out as I go.
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Sweet project! Subscribed.
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Very nice so far... Those reflectors have to go though.
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