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I like where you went with the seat. I wish I would have seen it before. I got the brakes hooked up last night. Still have to do oil lines and wiring and many small things. Let's stay in touch.
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It will sit just behind the down post. That mount has to be welded on still, and I have to make a battery box. I'll do that and sort out the front while everything is gone for paint.

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I didn't have my chain on when I built my battery box,[IMG][/IMG] so it was interfering. The next pic you see I will have relocated the battery box and reversed the mounting of the oil tank... and made a chain roller to keep it from hitting the oil tank. The motor was too big to put it in front of the down tube.
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RokkenRoll: I was wondering if your oil tank should be between the fender and frame instead of between the engine and frame. It looks like it may interfere with the rear exhaust pipe.
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I like where you went with the seat. I wish I would have seen it before. I got the brakes hooked up last night. Still have to do oil lines and wiring and many small things. Let's stay in touch.
That took a lot of back and forth to figure out, original plan was King and Queen, but custom seat prices combined with lack of an available commercial option I looked led me to this one which he on me a lot then ended up getting it. Sorry to hear about the battery box, that's a pain in the ass. I'm just sending mine off for powder coat tomorrow.

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RokkenRoll: I was wondering if your oil tank should be between the fender and frame instead of between the engine and frame. It looks like it may interfere with the rear exhaust pipe.
Mocked it up with the exhaust, the angle of that pipe is quite sharp so it fits with a good amount of space. Thanks for the thought though.

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Most recent photo I took. It's all back apart again for powder coat, but this at least gave me an opportunity to feel like I've made progress. TC Bros narrow Frisco tank, 6" over forks, TcBros oil tank, sissy bar, and heavily modified fender. Seat is the Le Pera signature 2 in a diamond stitch. Still work to be done polishing the forks after removing the tabs, then cleaning up and polishing the triple trees. Tank I'm getting painted but then before it gets the clear coat I'm doing some gold leaf on it, so we'll see how that goes. Has anyone used the antigravity batteries before?

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I used the little orange Ballistic battery on my last Bob. worked good. I had no room for a full size.
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Bike looks good hope you get to ride it soon


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I can't believe you want to chop this beautiful machine up into a worthless unridable piece of junk.


Choppers are unridable pieces of junk. Second off you didn’t buy it so let him do what he wants to his bike. Harley’s are meant to be customized to the owners liking highly disrespectful for you to say that to someone


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Coming along! One day at a time. Getting to the part that worries me... Wiring and plumbing...

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