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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 42,747
Posted By I Am Murphy
Love the build man, looks totally sweet! ...I...

Love the build man, looks totally sweet! ...I didn't realize you were doing all that powder coating yourself, which is what it looked like from the thread - kudos on that, man. So I've got a burning...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Dude that cam cover looks SICK. It looks kinda...

Dude that cam cover looks SICK. It looks kinda labor intensive, but I think I'm gonna have to go for it. Where's your build thread at? I want to check it out
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-20-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Dude, that came out looking sick! When will you...

Dude, that came out looking sick! When will you be putting it all back together? This Buchanan wheel, it's the rear? Did you already have a hub to sacrifice, or did they do a total fab for you? ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-20-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
With winter on the horizon, I am remembering the...

With winter on the horizon, I am remembering the regularity with which I have cold start troubles year after year. With that in mind, I set out to create an easy way to get myself out of trouble in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-22-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
GoPro Camera Test

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/th_GoProTestv001_zps6c3b0c3b.jpg (http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/GoProTestv001_zps6c3b0c3b.mp4)
A five minute video created from...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
I have begun working on preliminary design work...

I have begun working on preliminary design work for a rear luggage rack. I am leaning towards aluminum profile. I scaled up a picture of the bike in AutoCAD and overlaid the new rack design, it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
hahaha yeah it looks like it was a fail indeed. ...

hahaha yeah it looks like it was a fail indeed. I changed my avatar, and wanted to see if it would be reflected in future posts. Also, I assumed I would be able to delete the blank post later,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-11-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
test.

test.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
I'm not sure of the tire code, but I could call...

I'm not sure of the tire code, but I could call Earl and have him read it off to me tomorrow. I do know my rim is 16" x 3", if that helps.

...On a side note, this whole incident got me looking...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
I had taken so many pictures in between updates...

I had taken so many pictures in between updates that I just wanted to slam them up, and didn't take any time to write descriptive captions. But I thought it was worth mention in case any one is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/Sc...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/ScreenShot2013-09-07at91227AM_zpsba3bd99a.png (http://s1145.photobucket.com/user/rorykl/media/ScreenShot2013-09-07at91227AM_zpsba3bd99a.png.html)
I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
I was so stoked about the new seat. I just had...

I was so stoked about the new seat. I just had to ride. I knew my turn signal had rattled off, and the threads had been ripped out of the housing in the process. As noted above, I had already...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Originally they were intended for use as flux...

Originally they were intended for use as flux capacitors, but my mom insists that time travel will produce undesired side effects and is urging me to avoid it. So after scratching my head for a bit,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-08-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/B7...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/B799A752-BBE9-4D78-BE6B-CE4431B265F8-3578-00000586590B3810_zps3e364bf6.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-08-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/1B...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/1B66DDF2-C516-4D30-8195-5D8E5316722E-3578-0000058642280B67_zps03d30760.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Over some of yesterday and a few moments today, I...

Over some of yesterday and a few moments today, I made a little more progress. I thought the little teeny pieces were going to be the most challenging of all, but I'm discovering that I thought...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Thanks for all the new destination ideas. I...

Thanks for all the new destination ideas. I slapped up an imageShack acct real quick to keep the updates coming for now, and I'm hoping that I was the cause of the majority of the bandwith usage. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Cool2 ...bandwidth at photobucket should reset on the...

...bandwidth at photobucket should reset on the 6th...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/AC...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/AC6A1AA9-51E1-4AD3-A243-7EFA96E3BC25-1606-000002D60D403DCD_zpsab8ef090.jpg
2/3's done with the inner ring...so tired of this thing!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Eh? http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/72...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/725B890A-C21D-416B-A3BA-22513ECDA611-1509-000002CBCC8D07A3_zps61c5abe6.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Thanks...yeah I kinda thought that now that it's...

Thanks...yeah I kinda thought that now that it's really taking shape, it's not just another dual sportster any more, it really is starting to have it's own identity - which is pretty exciting.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-01-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Thanks a bunch man, I'm glad you're into it!

Thanks a bunch man, I'm glad you're into it!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
...I didn't like the suede head, so I had to rip...

...I didn't like the suede head, so I had to rip it off and make one out of black. Along with that I put the "H" on the hawk's chest....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/2D...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/2D6C1BA9-1FC1-4291-A0CD-5382B9F6AF3B-811-00000104ED7269FC_zps196b4953.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/94...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/94C9F3DE-D250-4662-A8A3-D1AE0640E716-381-00000038C635EBAF_zps79f577c2.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/C8...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/C808489E-7FC6-4198-A3F5-54DAA7DC489C-4197-000007554A4E4670_zpsbb9723dd.jpg
Took almost exactly a half hour. Sucks to spend the whole lunch break and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Thanks man. Yeah I'll try to put that up some...

Thanks man. Yeah I'll try to put that up some time this weekend. As for the rear, yeah that's going to be the next major step, but I've got to prefab an elongated swing arm, build a custom wheel,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Bluhduh http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/75...

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/75958B15-6F45-4373-B58E-F4CE8BE6A15E-3970-00000720325E4C37_zps8513eabe.jpg

Now with many of the feathers down, I see the fifth and sixth feathers...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-29-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
The bird is on its way to complete now. Over the...

The bird is on its way to complete now. Over the weekend I hope to put in the feathers, and then I'll have to make the hard choice regarding head and feet material. Once that's out of the way,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-28-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
I'm hoping to use at least three different types...

I'm hoping to use at least three different types of leather, to create some depth. Also I don't have the equipment for leather tooling so I'm limited to what I can sew. Thanks for checking it out,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
I've sewn a few of the pieces to the cloth piece,...

I've sewn a few of the pieces to the cloth piece, it's starting to take shape. As it looks right now, I'm not too crazy about it...but the only way to know how it will really look is to finish it....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
...I got one piece cut out, and it took my whole...

...I got one piece cut out, and it took my whole lunch break to do it. I think 'll need a better method if I'm going to finish before Christmas....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Between my lunch break and the wait for my first...

Between my lunch break and the wait for my first day back to school to begin, I had some free time on my hands today. I was happy to see the base patch come to fruition, although after having to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
As I began digging through my leather pile to...

As I began digging through my leather pile to gather material, I started realizing that I was going to be scrapping the background together with pieces. My stitching is very rough, but I am...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Finally done with the design work, I changed the...

Finally done with the design work, I changed the head and feet of the bird on the right, and brought the 8 down inside the wings to get a little closer to what I was envisioning. It'll look a lot...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
...Down to the final two. ...

...Down to the final two.
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/Hawk8SeatDesignFinalTwo_zpse0f48d32.png...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
I threw together a few design ideas in...

I threw together a few design ideas in Illustrator to try to help me decide with a side by side comparison.

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/rorykl/Hawk8SeatDesignFinalists_zps74bf22f1.png...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Something else that became painfully evident was...

Something else that became painfully evident was how much my newly made solo seat sucked. I started by de-stapling the upholstery and yoinking the Sportster embroidery.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
My dad and I rode out to Johnson City, TN a...

My dad and I rode out to Johnson City, TN a couple weeks ago for our annual ride. Being in the saddle for so many hours a day was a great opportunity to figure out what improvements could be made to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-23-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,552
Posted By I Am Murphy
Laugh The installation of the fairing was slightly more...

The installation of the fairing was slightly more complicated than just strapping on; it required some minor drilling/tapping, and I used zip ties to overcome a mounting issue at the very end, but...
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