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Old 03-01-2011, 10:48 PM   #1111
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painting over chrome

Doug,

I am interested in what process you (or Polly) used to paint the chromed front fender. I am getting ready to paint my fender on my Shadow and it's chrome. I'm thinking sandblasting to get a roughened surface. Thanks.

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Old 03-02-2011, 12:17 AM   #1112
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How much ground clearance did you end up with?
Just a tiny bit more than last years bike.

Doug, are you going to put a heat shield over the exhaust in case you drop it and get it stuck on your leg?
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:24 AM   #1113
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Hey Doug,

The bike looks good. The 100 year badges oughta start a few conversations ! I'll be interested to hear how it handles.

Looks like Poly caught the " screw with it " fever . I suffer from that myself.

Good luck with the test ride !
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:44 AM   #1114
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Hey Doug,

You might wanna loosin' that chain a bit with the amout of travel your new suspension has.
On a stock Harley, tight is ok because the travel's limited.
The way to check is remove the shocks, lift the rear wheel till the rear axle, swingarn bolt and counter shaft sprocket are in a strait line. That's the furthest point your rear wheel will be from the counter shaft sprocket. Lower or above that point your chain gets looser. Once you've found the sweet (Tightest) spot, adjust your chain so it's got about a 1/2" of play.
Then, after you put it all back together, pull the bike off the stand, rest it on the kickstand and re-check the chain to swingarm gap, remember the distance for future adjustments.
Dirt bikes, with their long travel, use chain guides to keep things from derailing- something you might consider.

Too tight a chain and your sprocket, chain and transmission bearings will be a risk..
Just a heads up..
Good info!
Doug probably didn't know this...........
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:28 AM   #1115
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Doug, I should have known you'd make not only a functional bike but also a cool looking one too. I had my doubts about the looks during the build but the finished product is Niiiiiice.

and your girlfriend is right there with you. The level of Win in your life is off the fucking charts.

(eagerly standing by for what comes next)
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #1116
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its friggin awesome!

it'll do a pop a wheelie, havent tried any sweet jumps yet tho.

I rode it a little bit, then loaded it for daytona. I guess some of you guys will see me there

unless I see you first!

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:09 AM   #1117
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it'll do a pop a wheelie, havent tried any sweet jumps yet tho.







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Old 03-02-2011, 05:36 PM   #1118
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Chain sliders...

Doug, I have some assorted blocks of ABS I picked up as a grab back of scraps for "just in case" projects. I'll throw them in one of the panniers whenever I head up just in case you haven't picked up anything to fashion a chain slider out of. Some white and some black and all kinds of thickness, width and lengths.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:46 PM   #1119
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I painted the wrap black, as I couldnt find black wrap.
You can get black wrap here. I've used the black Thermo-Tec stuff.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:36 PM   #1120
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I rode it a little bit, then loaded it for daytona. I guess some of you guys will see me there

unless I see you first!

Doug
cool, can't wait to see it there, we should be there by Monday or so, maybe we can christen it in some sugar sand?
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:04 PM   #1121
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Looking good, Doug!
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:06 PM   #1122
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You can get black wrap here. I've used the black Thermo-Tec stuff.

It turns white with time anyways. They have a silicone based black spray that works pretty good, it fades too and has to be sprayed again.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:49 AM   #1123
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While Ive been doing the Dirtster, Poly decided that her bike needed a makeover.
I think I'm rubbin off on the girl a little bit.

Heres what it looked like when we went to the keys.


...
I like how Poly is pretty much _always_ smiling, in every single picture of her \o/
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:34 AM   #1124
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Every tool is laid out in exactly the right position so that it is within easy reach at all times, brilliant.
"A tidy garage is the sign of a sick mind".
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:42 AM   #1125
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Every tool is laid out in exactly the right position so that it is within easy reach at all times, brilliant.
"A tidy garage is the sign of a sick mind".

...took the words right out of my mouth...
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