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Old 3rd May 2011
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Version 2


Currently Version 3
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Not as drastic changes as most, but here it is:

Day I bought it:


Now:
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The day I picked it up:

First major changes:

After a frame makeover:

Trying to make it fit:

Having some fun:

Learning to paint:

Making it cool:

Enjoying the ride as it sits today:
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Starleak/hardtail- nice work on your bikes, very nice!
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the day i broght it home

shortly after and current besides forwards and i got rid of the crash bar
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And here it is 7 months later





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when i got it, it actually has some saddlebags and a sissy bar...
i immediately ripped those off.... ended up with this..




then i wanted a bigger tank. and diffrent fenders...



and here it is now with the original white tank repainted. and well a few other things.

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