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Just went back through this thread and had to give it a bump back on the radar.
For the guys that havent seen this build, go through this thread and see what a true hand built custom bike really is.
Hands down has to be in the top three of my favorite builds ever. Much respect for the craftsmanship exercised here.
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I think one of the best parts of building this project was meeting people along the way and sharing fabricating tricks and tips along with Harley history throughout the build. You guys with your comments and suggestions have steered me through more than one head scratching session or design dilemma. So thanks to all of you too.

Yeah Steve9, I've been 'chasing the dial' for years. I wouldn't even know where the on-off switch for a CNC set-up is. One thing for sure though; if the electricity ever goes out, we'll still be making parts as long as we have a flat file and a bench vice.
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Photobucket is who I started with but definitely no longer my favorite. As soon as I declined to use their premium, professional grade version, a lot of my pictures became inaccessible. I've taken to clicking on "Go Advanced", then "Manage Attachments" but I don't want to overflow that and have to delete some pictures in order to post others.
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Been a while but we're back.
The bike clutch gave out and I went through it; replaced clutch springs, new steels, new spacers, fresh set of stock friction plates, Type C lock nuts instead of just double nutting the studs like the PO had done.
Got it back together and it still drags but once it gets warm, it frees up and neutral is easy to find.
Been looking at the bike and wasn't happy with the gas tanks not sitting level. I know it's cosmetic but still...
I pulled the springer apart and am making fixed and moveable legs 2" longer.
This will also set the front wheel forward and make it easier to ride on the street. Right now the steering is almost too quick, kinda like a dirt bike.

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