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Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2013, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Rebuilder
Thank you. Long term and very understanding...

Thank you.

Long term and very understanding girlfriend and nope, no kids.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2013, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Rebuilder
^^^^^100% what he said^^^^^^

^^^^^100% what he said^^^^^^
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2013, 07:59 PM
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Views: 4,855
Posted By Rebuilder
You're best option, in my opinion, is to start...

You're best option, in my opinion, is to start with an Ironhead Sportster motor and hardtail frame and changing the fork, tank, wheels, seat and bars to make it look the way you want.

And read...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,855
Posted By Rebuilder
I work for a sign company so I designed it in CAD...

I work for a sign company so I designed it in CAD and printed it on a large format printer.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,855
Posted By Rebuilder
Hey lockley16 I like the way you think. Let me...

Hey lockley16 I like the way you think. Let me know if you need anything. I'm building a Boardtracker with an Ironhead Sportster motor right now so if you go that route I've got some ideas. If you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,578
Posted By Rebuilder
Well this should be good. An engineer with...

Well this should be good. An engineer with limited build skills. Usually, at least in my case, it's build "skills" with no formal engineering knowledge.

Good luck.. I love the idea.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Yeah... I've got a few more updates over at...

Yeah... I've got a few more updates over at http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=102746 but I'm planning to start a new thread here too. After all this is where it all started for me....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
I haven't drilled the lower mounting holes yet so...

I haven't drilled the lower mounting holes yet so the plan is to make them slotted for adjustment or if that doesn't work I'll run a roller on the bottom.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2013, 06:56 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
I'm on it.:D I've got info going in a few...

I'm on it.:D

I've got info going in a few different spots. I should probably start a new thread here and let this one remain the Merkel build.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2013, 06:48 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
No seriously, seeing your thread was sort of an...

No seriously, seeing your thread was sort of an ah ha moment for me. I realized what I was thinking wasn't totally crazy.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2013, 08:12 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
I've said it before and yes your early plans got...

I've said it before and yes your early plans got me inspired to build my Merkel.... thank you.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2013, 08:11 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Holy Crap!! I'm a hack compared to that guy.

Holy Crap!! I'm a hack compared to that guy.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2013, 01:19 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Yep that's the preliminary design. It's still in...

Yep that's the preliminary design. It's still in the works though. I'd be happy to help you out with a plans kit once I get a little further along. Hope to start on it this spring. I also have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2013, 10:09 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
I'm sure I could come up with something. I have...

I'm sure I could come up with something. I have all the plans and CAD files ready to go.

I'm also planning an Ironhead Sporster powered Racer if that interests you. Those motors are easy to come...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-13-2013, 06:45 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Ha... no. The Merkel however has been done and...

Ha... no. The Merkel however has been done and on the road for awhile now.

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/reeBuilder/Board%20tracker/IMG_4000.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2013, 08:34 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
The tank is a replica Harley JD (1916-1921) and...

The tank is a replica Harley JD (1916-1921) and the motor is a 74ci 1935 VD/VL.
http://www.flathead-bobbers.com/motorcycles/Harley_Flathead_Models.php
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-11-2013, 09:13 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Time for another build.... ...

Time for another build....

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt212/reeBuilder/1935%20VD%20Racer/VLracerpattern_zps83165758.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Rebuilder
DRZ400E won't start

Hello - I'm looking at buying a 2001 DRZ400E. It's being sold as non-running for $1375 but I'd like to get an idea of why it won't start before I make him an offer. It has compression, spark and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Wow.... among other things... that bike is...

Wow.... among other things... that bike is amazing. Who built it?.... The bike that is.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2012, 07:50 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Still looking into that. The motor I have...

Still looking into that. The motor I have available is a '77 Iron head that is electric start only. I wasn't sure if there was a kicker conversion kit or not.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2012, 07:47 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
I totally agree. I've actually been looking at...

I totally agree. I've actually been looking at Buell "perimeter" disk brakes.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-25-2012, 04:32 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Well.... new design in the works. Still need to...

Well.... new design in the works. Still need to tweak and finalize it but it's a start. It'll have allot of the same parts as the Merkel but I had to change the frame quite a bit to fit the Twin. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-30-2012, 03:48 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Thanks.. The main sales and info page will be...

Thanks.. The main sales and info page will be www.BTRbuilder.com

I'm currently working on the parts lists, build sheets and pricing. I'm pretty much done with the "off the shelf" parts list that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Operation build plans is underway. I'd...

Operation build plans is underway.

I'd really like to thank everyone on this site, whether you posted or just read along, for all the support throughout this build. I couldn't have done it without...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-23-2012, 04:31 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
I know you've all seen it but here's a good close...

I know you've all seen it but here's a good close from this past Saturday's show. Photo by massdistraction

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharynmorrow/7624431446/" title="Bearded Lady...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2012, 12:13 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Another successful http://www.facebook.com/BLMFS...

Another successful http://www.facebook.com/BLMFS yesterday. That's Best in Show two years in a row. Can't believe it. :D Pics to come.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Awesome... a Canadian and an Aussie are in. This...

Awesome... a Canadian and an Aussie are in. This is going to be fun.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2012, 08:09 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Cool. I may shoot you a few preliminary plan...

Cool. I may shoot you a few preliminary plan layouts to see how they work. Start looking for a donor early model XT or TT500 with points ignition.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-19-2012, 09:39 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
OK Guys. I've finally started on the...

OK Guys. I've finally started on the plans/instructions kit for the Merkel. I plan on making it very comprehensive which will take some time to put together but it should make it relatively easy...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-16-2012, 06:56 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Thanks for the input. This was brought up and...

Thanks for the input. This was brought up and was definitely a concern in the beginning but I've got over 1000 miles on it without any issues. Not saying they won't fail at some point but so far so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-11-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
4000km.... That's like 150 miles to all you...

4000km.... That's like 150 miles to all you American's:rofl

I do have some Swedish friends. A few in Halmstad and a few in Stockholm (I think, It's been awhile). You never know, I might just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Thanks. Nope. I'll give it a try. Cool site.

Thanks. Nope. I'll give it a try. Cool site.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-07-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Thanks Baker. Leno.... Oh man, I wonder if he...

Thanks Baker. Leno.... Oh man, I wonder if he would buy it? I could retire:rofl It's way cooler than that OCC thing he has.... if I do say so myself.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Hey guys check it out.... ...

Hey guys check it out....

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2012/07/06/flying-merkel-board-tracker-tribute-by-terry-heydt/
I also had an interview and some photos taken for an upcoming magazine...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Thanks. I get that question allot. I put a...

Thanks. I get that question allot. I put a crank stop on the frame so when I step down on my right foot the pedals stop and line up with the shifter and brake just as a normal pegs would (except...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Ha... I think one repurposed kitchen item on the...

Ha... I think one repurposed kitchen item on the bike is enough.

If I ever get around to it I have a friend that's going to help me cast a whole new aluminum sidecover. He says no problem, I say...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-20-2011, 05:18 PM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Thanks.. That thing is amazing.

Thanks.. That thing is amazing.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-21-2011, 11:48 AM
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Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Man I'm a slacker. I better get going on them....

Man I'm a slacker. I better get going on them....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-16-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
Thought this was cool. Let's see you put 50,000...

Thought this was cool. Let's see you put 50,000 miles on a horse....

http://minneapolisparkhistory.com/2011/06/26/the-flying-merkel-minneapolis-park-police-motorcycles/
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-15-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 252,866
Posted By Rebuilder
That show has great potential for next year. ...

That show has great potential for next year. That would also be a great place for a weekly or monthly bike night.

Some pics.....
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