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Old 10-17-2012, 06:39 AM   #14659
ducnut
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Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
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Originally Posted by bluesman View Post
This is result so far. Fabrication complete/ What left is what I hate most - in "American Chopper" it happens by magic :) - cleaning welds (I am "gorilla" welder with sticks and small invertor), cleaning all, prepping, painting etc.

Results: width with 2 panniers exactly 850 mm. Handlebar is 870 because of handguards. Voila.
With stock exhaust I could fit it in 890 mm. Racks are symmetrical (perhaps because of exhaust they do not appear so on picture, but measured symmetrical).
Good job!

You could've tacked things in place and, then, had a shop do the finish welds.
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