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Old 8th October 2011
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I hope that you did all the basic layers of chrome plating.The first layer of cooper is very important.
I love the decal on the gas tank!Thinking of doing something like that on a gas tank that I am preparing for my S!!!!!!
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After the break in I'm left without a good camera so I had to settle for using my wife's phone.
I took the old tach out of its steel casing and made a mount out of aluminum. Much Much lighter. New braided brake lines with silly little mounts to keep them off of the fork tubes.
As you see the bike here it weighs 406lbs. Add 15 lbs for oil tank, oil and wiring, and I'm definitely going to be under my 430lbs wet target weight.
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Amazing how skinny she is.
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Thanks Redbeard!!!

Here is the new front mounted oil tank. Its made out of 16g steel and only weighs 3lbs.




Tuesday I'll get the wiring cut down and sorted and its fire up time!
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Love your Streetfighter Tobi...great work.
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cool looking bike
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Here's a pic of my 87 FXR. I had my body man/painter fab up the custom air dam oil cooler so I'd have more room to run my garden tractor sized battery. Another advantage of this setup is that the drain plug is on the left side of the bottom of the oil tank so draining your oil is no trouble at all. Just put a pan under the drain and unscrew the plug, no fuss, no mess! Also the voltage regulator is mounted on two studs welded to the bottom of the oil tank so it gets plenty of breeze.
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Very cool Redbeard!!!
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I came up with my own company name awhile ago, Fistful Co, as in a fistful of throttle. I really like the chrome setup I have, but thought I'd see what a painted tank and fender would look like. I painted the tank with red and white and pinstriped it with black. The logo I had done up by the local sign company in vinyl stickers.
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I think i may have commented on your project in the past, but I really like the current evolution. The swingarm is slick, what did you use for a shock? Steve
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