I rode it the final time 6 days ago and then pulled it apart to chop it up. You can see what it looked like then in my signature picture.
I'm using a Paughco stock stretch, 35 degree raked frame.
Here is how it sets now:
Nothing real difficult so far.
I chose to build my own fork stops rather than buy the bearing cups with built in stops. I'm stubborn and like to do things the hard way I guess.
Upper engine mount took some fiddling with the welder, no biggy.
Extending the wiring for the apes then running it inside the bars was a bit tedious.
Modifying the stock Custom speedometer mount bracket and bar clamp to use with the apes and short FX risers took a bit of head scratching.
I had to disassemble the speedometer, modify the cup, and reassemble it with the cup turned 180 degrees and flipped over. Then I had to modify the clamp so the little cluster of warning lights would be right side up again. Notice, the clamp is upside down from normal and the risers are flipped backwards too. On a stock Custom, the speedo hangs off the back of the riser and downward. Doing it this way kep the cost at zero instead of buying something else to overcome the problem.
I ran into a little hiccup in that I just had to have a spoke rear wheel, so the one I bought locally wound up being a 2000 model and my junk is a 98, so my rotor and pulley wouldn't work. Rather than modify them, I just got used off ebay and will resell my old ones to recoup costs.
I'm waiting on them to arrive so I can nail the rear wheel down permanant. I've already got the rear brake and spacers worked out, so the thinking part is done.
My oil tank and seat, and peaked rear fender are due delivery any day too.
I've built a frisco gas tank with a molded center rib and a big polished brass cap like my fire truck uses. That took a good bit of time. Bodywork is one of my weak areas. I can do it okay, it just takes me too long.
I'm hoping to have it back on the road real soon.
Paughco frames are the bomb !