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Griff in Fairbanks
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« on: November 11, 2009, 02:03:00 PM »

Look what I found laying in the brush on my son-in-law's property ...

The three big things I want are a motorhome, a boat, and a motorcycle.

My last bike was a 75th Anniversary Edition Electra-Glide that was the frame and five boxes of parts when I bought it.  (It'd also been crashed at least once on each side ... the crash bar, gas tank, and saddlebags were FUBAR.)  Painted the frame and tank with Rustoleum, put it together, got it running, and rode it.  (It was definitely a rat bike ... I learned once I get 'em running, I tend to ride instead of working on 'em.)

Since selling that bike (to buy boat building materials), I've been kicking around the idea of building an old school chopper, using a Harley, Brit, or Honda SOHC inline four cylinder engine.  (If you look at the old biker magazines, a lot of choppers in the '70s used the Honda SOHC-4 engines.)  This engine is perfect 'cause there's lots of CB750 SOHC engines around but the CB550 is much less common.

It'll be a minimalist sled ... rigid frame, 16" Harley rear wheel, 19" Honda front wheel (with Honda speedo drive), and girder front end.  Found the plans for an old school rigid frame that I'll redraw to adapt it to the Honda engine, tons of info on the CB550 engines, and a lengthy series of articles on girder front ends.

This project is still on the back burner while I work on other, more important projects.  Most of what I've done is opportunistic ... search and grab for info on the web and watching eBay for really good deals on parts I know I'll need.


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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 02:03:52 PM »

More pictures ...


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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 10:40:38 PM »

Thats a pretty cool find.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 07:53:14 PM »

Yeah, no kidding. I wanna see progress pics...and drawings Wink
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